Interoperability issues between MST and legacy protocols of HP and old 3Com switch

A friend of mine asked me help to solve a problem with the installation of a new HP 5406R switch within his corporate network. Connected to the existing 3Com Switch 4200G with a gigabit cable, everything worked properly, connected with a 10 Gbit cable, the switch was isolated from the Read more…

High-Performance PCIe SSD

Needing more space and speed on my home PC, it runs a VMware lab (Workstation 11.2), HP Z600 with dual Xeon E5520 24GB of RAM, SSD Hard Drive SATA 256GB and a 1TB Seagate, I purchased a Kingston 480GB M.2 SSD PCIe card. I chose this card because it is the most efficient Read more…

Pure Storage test

I’m looking for an all-flash storage array to replace our SAN Storage NetApp for Server and VDI virtualization with VMware. I asked Pure Storage for a POC. They send us a FlashArray FA-420 with 2 controller, both with 2 10Gbit iScsi NIC and 2 16Gbit FC HBA, and a shelf with SSD Disk. Read more…