Category: Data Center

A data center (American) or data centre (British) is a building.

Dedicated space within a building or a group of buildings used to house computer systems.

FC Port Aggregation (Trunking) 0

Fibre Channel (FC) Trunking (Port Aggregation) on Servers, How It’s Possible?

We are all knowing LACP on ethernet network but Fibre Channel and SAN network providing multipathing I/O by using logical and physical paths as single device on operating system and also using path selecting policies for using I/O paths optimized. But if server using 16Gb/s FC HBA, so there is no bandwidth aggregation. Server can generate bandwidth for each port up to maximum speed of port and also path selecting has performance impact of server when large paths are presented to server. Months before, I was thinking about FC port aggregation and did many searches but I didn’t find anything until now.

Firecracker 0

What’s MicroVM And Firecracker?

During virtualization revolution, physical servers replaced with virtual machines to run multiple different workloads on a single server hardware but virtual machines were still large and needs some resources to run as isolated servers. Virtual machines needs to have their own operating system and applications. Also they needs to manage and configure separately. MicroVM or Micro Virtual Machine offering benefits of two different technologies and Firecracker will help you to implementing MicroVM.

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Oracle Linux Manager

I am really fan of what is doing Oracle for Oracle Linux and offering open-source solutions with free update. Oracle Linux Manager is one of free and open-source solutions that Oracle provides for Oracle Linux by developing new enterprise solution from open-source solutions.

HPE Blade System 0

HPE BladeSystem Retirement

I met HPE C7000 more than ten years ago for first time and I was newbie engineer in virtualization and datacenter. We had 6th generation of blade servers and the first virtual desktop infrastructure farm hosted by the servers in Iran and even Middle East. Now I didn’t find any official information about HPE Blade System retirement but after BL6xx server are retired and BL4xx servers released by some limitation compare to Synergy servers, it was clear.

HPE OneView Global Dashboard 0

What’s HPE OneView Global Dashboard?

HPE is on of biggest companies which producing data center equipment’s and facilities. HPE has unified management and monitoring suite for server hardware, network devices and storage devices that called HPE OneView. You may have multiple data center at different geographical location and needs to monitoring all devices on same dashboard. Because HPE OneView needs access to any under managed devices via network and it’s recommended that implementing HPE OneView in local site, there are some limitations about managing and monitoring all devices on single instance of HPE OneView. HPE has introduced HPE OneView Global Dashboard for monitoring and managing multiple HPE OneView appliances.

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I/O Block Size Best Practice on EMC All Flash/Hybrid Flash Array and Linux (Physical And Virtual)

We have a problem on our Oracle Database servers which are hosting by Oracle Linux servers, when Oracle Databases putting to Maximum Availability protection mode, some workloads impacts performance whole database ecosystem. The workloads are related to some tasks which performed from by application servers and the tasks needs huge read/write I/O on storage arrays. We are using DELL EMC Unity/Unity XT (All Flash/Hybrid Flash) family in most of projects. I did lots of searches and found nothing at first step. I had only one clue, I/O block size was very large during performing tasks by database servers.

PSWindowsUpdate 0

Download and Install Windows Updates Remotely via PSWindowsUpdate PowerShell Module

Operating system is the core of any system and we have to keep operating system update cause of preventing performance issues, unplanned downtime and fix security vulnerabilities. Windows (client and servers) has a standard terminology for receiving updates monthly and most of organizations using Windows Server Update Services to applying updates of multiple servers/client. Updates would be downloaded and installed on multiple servers/clients automatically but service downtime is always the biggest concern but another concern is installing updates on multiple machines and rebooting systems during planned downtime. PowerShell and WinRM would help us when they come as PSWindowsUpdate PowerShell module!