FCoE

VIDEO: Flickerdown’s Christmas Wishlist

by dave on December 24, 2009


Ok, ok….I know I should actually write stuff out from time to time, but, seriously, the Flip UltraHD makes this waaaay too easy…

In any case, here’s a quick (11 minutes…sorry…) video with my DataCenter wish list….(some of these items have already been answered, but, I’ll let you discover that in some of my postings in early 2010).

Flickerdown.com: Xmas Wishlist from Dave Graham on Vimeo.

Of course, my wishlist is full of cool things like Cisco UCS and C-series servers, Nexus and Arista Networks switching, Qlogic CNAs and switches, Mellanox and Qlogic QDR infiniband switches and clusters, and EMC V-Max, CLARiiON, and Celerra (of course Atmos is implicit) storage systems. What’s on YOUR list?

As I’ve said before, Merry Christmas and may you know PEACE and JOY in the new year!

cheers,

Dave

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FCoE: “Soft” FCoE Integration

by dave on July 2, 2009


There appears to be quite the interesting discussion going on over at Scott Lowe‘s blog regarding FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) as its relationship to the data center, VMware, and, pretty much everything else. I love watching people put their thoughts to eletronic ink (via the comments section) but recently, I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations around FCoE that focus on different approaches to FCoE within the data center.

It all started with a phone call…
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Dell and VMware: A match made in heaven

by dave on June 3, 2009


#helpnick

Cool new toy just landed in my lab for a production VMware vSphere implementation.  This one is going to one of our internal groups that has a moderate load Microsoft SQL implementation. I’ve included a slideshow below so that you can see some of the absolutely fantastic features this Dell R610 (and even it’s bigger brother the R710) bring to the table for virtualization. There are also a couple of shots showing of some of the upcoming Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) that will be coming down the road at some point from QLogic.  I know, I know…this shows my relatively “geeky” side but honestly, when you get to do THIS for a living, how can you not get excited?!?!?!  Enjoy.  Shoot me any questions around the R610 and I’ll try to answer them.  I’ll try to get a build document put together as well (no promises).

Note: you can get to the static picture set here.

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Deploying FCoE: What you need to know

May 11, 2009

So, my good friend Stu Miniman (@stu on Twitter) put out a video a few months back extolling the virtues of FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) for the next generation data center.  This video, while fascinating, didn’t answer the underlying hardware questions that we all had: What the heck does all this stuff look like?  […]

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Great Overview Video on FCoE!

December 15, 2008

This YouTube video was done by a good friend of mine, Stu Miniman @ EMC. This video provides a VERY good overview of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and an basic fabric implementation. Enjoy!

Stu on FCoE – YouTube
See more on Stu’s blog here.
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