Sysadmin Today #76: VMware iSCSI Tuning


In this episode, I am going to discuss tuning iSCSI for maximum performance, and more.

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Copy and Paste in Outlook 365 from Remote Desktop Connection
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3e3d3923-31bf-477e-b10d-09901afd89e4/copy-and-paste-in-outlook-365-from-remote-desktop-connection?forum=outlook 

How-to safely change from LSI logic SAS into VMware Paravirtual
https://www.vladan.fr/safely-change-lsi-logic-sas-vmware-paravirtual

Tuning VMware vSphere ESXi iSCSI SAN
http://www.adnsolutions.com/tuning-vmware-vsphere-esxi-and-equallogic-iscsi-san

Adjusting Round Robin IOPS limit from default 1000 to 1
kb.vmware.com/s/article/2069356

Sysadmin Today #62: SAN Upgrades


In this episode, I am going to share my recent experiences with setting up new SAN’s, and more.

Host: Paul Joyner
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SCv3000 and SCv3020 Storage System Deployment Guide
https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/04/storage-scv3000/scv3000-scv3020-dg/discover-and-configure-the-storage-center?guid=guid-83d5cc9b-087f-49f5-80e7-1146f21fab65&lang=en-us

Dell EMC Storage SC and PS – How to install Dell EMC Storage Manager with Data Collector
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/how12428/dell-emc-storage-sc-and-ps-how-to-install-dell-emc-storage-manager-with-data-collector?lang=en

RackStation RS1619xs+
https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/RS1619xs+

Synology 10GB Copper Ethernet Card
https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/E10G18-T2

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Sysadmin Today #39: Sharing Stories

In this episode, I will share stories about VMware, SAN’s, SQL and more.

Host: Paul Joyner
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EveryCloud
https://www.everycloud.com/email-protection

QLogic 57810S Dual Port 10Gb Base-T Server Adapter
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/accessories/apd/430-4412

Cisco Meraki Clock Signal Component Issue
https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/terms-conditions-of-the-meraki-clock-signal-component-issue-replacement-process/

SQL Express Information
https://stackify.com/what-is-sql-server-express/

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Sysadmin Today #22: Sharing My Tech Stories

Today, I will be sharing some of my tech stories including Office 365, Exchange, VMware, Altaro and SAN’s.

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Exchange Shared Mailbox Slow Performance
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3115602/performance-problems-when-you-try-to-access-folders-in-a-secondary-mai

Tripp Lite Cat5 Based KVM
https://www.tripplite.com/netcommander-8-port-cat5-kvm-switch-1u-rack-mount-ps2-usb-input-adapter~B0720081A/

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Sysadmin Today #13: VMware Performance Best Practices

In this episode, I discuss best practices for setting up and maximizing a VMware environment. Including CPU, Memory, Storage and Network optimizations.

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Disk Performance
Device Latency not to exceed 25ms | Kernel & Queue Latency not to exceed 2ms | Total latency not to exceed 27ms
Counters to use:
Queue command latency
Physical device read latency
Command latency
Kernel command latency
Kernel read latency
Bus resets
Queue read latency
Physical device write latency

Network Performance
Look for dropped packets, usage in KBPS, check for errors on the physical switch port.
Counters to use:
Data receive rate
Data transmit rate
Receive packets dropped
Transmit packets dropped
Usage

MEM Performance for VMware Essentials Customers
https://www.nexusos.co.uk/content/news/blog-articles/tech/mem-performance-for-vmware-essentials-customers.ashx

Performance Best Practice for VMware 6.0
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf

Veeam One Monitoring
https://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html

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Sysadmin Today #10: The Dell EqualLogic Show

In this episode we discuss Enterprise storage using Dell’s EqualLogic platform as well as optimizations for VMware and Microsoft

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EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
https://vmpete.com/2011/01/28/how-i-use-dellequallogics-sanhq-in-my-environment/

EqualLogic Snapshots and Clones: Best Practices
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/3619.equallogic-snapshots-and-clones-best-practices-and-sizing-guidelines-by-sis

Best Practices for Deploying Dell EqualLogic Synchronous Replication
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20437935/download

Multipathing in vSphere using EQL MEM
https://vmpete.com/2012/09/20/multipathing-in-vsphere-with-the-dell-equallogic-multipathing-extension-module-mem/

Best Practices for Implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell PS Series Storage Environment
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20434601

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