Author Archives: Jonas Rosland

About Jonas Rosland

Open Source Community Manager at VMware

Add a local vSphere ESXi user without using the vSphere GUI

So while hacking away at a demo I wanted to create a local user on my vSphere ESXi box, and got frustrated that according to all the documentation out there I had to use the vSphere GUI (or vicfg) to … Continue reading

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Optimized versus flexible – You’re asking the wrong question

I’ve heard from many customers and partners that they want an optimized and flexible architecture for their new or future infrastructure, and I would like to voice my concerns about this point of view when looking at new datacenter architectures. Let’s … Continue reading

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Free ScaleIO licenses for EMC Elect!

Yes, it’s true. The EMC Elect, the community-driven recognition for individuals that have provided help, support and been generally awesome people around EMC and its products, will now be getting free ScaleIO licenses. You might have read about ScaleIO on … Continue reading

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My IT predictions for 2014

Disclaimer: These are my predictions, not those of my employer. And yeah, I might be a bit late to the 2014 predictions, still wanted to share though. During 2013, a lot changed on the playing field of IT. Software-Defined Everything … Continue reading

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Splunk on VMware and EMC ScaleIO – A quick index performance test

The last few weeks I’ve been getting acquainted with Splunk, a powerful tool for searching, analysing and visualising logs and events that happen in your infrastructure, live application performance and any type of machine generated data. I read the performance blog … Continue reading

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Automate a ScaleIO lab setup with Vagrant and VirtualBox

If you’ve read the other blog posts on ScaleIO you might be interested in running it yourself. However, you might not have your own hardware lab to run it on, but you do have a laptop or desktop, right? Awesome! … Continue reading

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Microsoft SQL server testing with ScaleIO on VMware

What ScaleIO is and how it works has been covered in earlier blog posts here, here, here and here, and this post is a follow-up with some of the performance testing we did with Microsoft SQL server on top of … Continue reading

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Increasing and measuring the performance of your ScaleIO environment

This post is a followup to the ScaleIO how to posts that have been posted here and here. Now that you have your ScaleIO environment up and running after following the posts above, of course you want to see what … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 2

To continue our setup of ScaleIO, we’ll need to go through the full installation using the files and scripts you’ve already copied over to the ScaleIO VMs in the previous part of this how to. There are two common ways … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 1

About a week ago, ScaleIO 1.2 was released and it’s been very well received by existing customers and curious newcomers. If you are of the latter, I think you’ll like this post as we’ll go through how to install ScaleIO … Continue reading

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