These are some of my all-time favorite and personal references.
Some of my work at StorageReview.com. Articles, contributions, and co-authoring.
- How it Works: Disaster Recovery as a Service With Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services and Faction
- How it Works: Dell Technologies Multi-Cloud Storage with PowerScale
- How It Works: Lenovo Storage Cloud Tiering
- Microsoft Azure Sphere Security Overview
- Veeam Backup For Microsoft Azure Overview
- Veeam v10 Enhanced NAS Backup Review
- Veeam v10 Enhanced Instant VM Recovery
Out-of-Band Systems Reviews
- Dell EMC iDRAC9 V4.0 Overview
- HPE iLO 5 Review
- Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Review
- Dell EMC iDRAC 9 and Lifecycle Controller Review
Systems Enterprise Web GUI Reviews
- Qumulo Review
- Quest QoreStor Review
- NetApp ONTAP 9.7 Review
- Zerto 7.5 Review
- Dell EMC Unisphere Review (Unity XT)
Some of my Projects
Some of my projects/articles working for various companies.
- AccelStor NeoSapphire AFA Best Practices Guide for VMware vSphere - 2019
- Eliminating the VDI price/performance bottleneck - 2019
- AccelStor NeoSapphire VDI Reference Architecture for 500 users with VMware Horizon 7 - 2018
- QNAP Enterprise Storage All-flash Solution for 500 VDI seats with VMware Horizon View - 2016
- Guide to VMware VDI sizing on Infortrend storage systems - 2013
- Using VMware VAAI for Storage Integration with EonStor DS/GS Series - 2012
Disclaimer: This documentation belongs to their respective companies.
With the amount of new data and technologies that we need to absorb daily, often, I feel the need to constantly refresh my knowledge on some of the basic VMware vSphere and Storage concepts. For this, I use the VMware documentation. And the documents and references I like the most are the ones from VMware Infrastructure 3.
Back on the days when I was starting to study storage and virtualization, these documents were the best (and still are if you ask me). Some of these documents have been considered obsolete by VMware, but yet, they are full of the essential and core concepts.
- vSphere 6.7 - vSphere Storage - 2018
- vSphere 6.5 - vSphere Storage - 2016
- vSphere 6 - vSphere Storage - 2015
- vSphere 5 - VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI) - 2012
- Infrastructure 3 / VMware vSphere 4 - SAN System Design and Deployment Guide - 2010
- VMware ESX - Understanding Memory Resource Management in VMware ESX Server - 2009
- Designing Backup Solutions for VMware vSphere - 2009
- VMware Infrastructure 3 - Recommendations for Aligning VMFS Partitions - 2009
- SAN System Design and Deployment Guide - 2008
- VMware ESX 3.5 - Scalable Storage Performance - 2008
- VMware Infrastructure 3 - SAN Conceptual and Design Basics - 2006
- VMware Infrastructure 3 - Using VMware Infrastructure for Backup and Restore - 2006
- VMware Infrastructure 3 - VMware Infrastructure Architecture Overview - 2006
- VMware ESX Server 2 - Using esxtop to Troubleshoot Performance Problems - 2004