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  • Avoiding the ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’ Approach

    As a member of a professional services group within an IT sales organization, my team’s focus is on evaluating our customer’s business problems and engineering solutions in the form of products and services we offer in order to fix the issue. We are, by definition, “problem solvers.” This reminds me of the old adage, “there is more than one way to skin a cat.” Read More

  • Dual Controllers, Single Point of Failure?

    We’ve all (hopefully) heard the term before, “Single Point of Failure.” This phrase strikes fear in the hearts of people in management, the idea that if this one important resource has issues, then everything dependent on it fails. It’s the weak link, the gremlin in your environment, and according to our old friend Murphy, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”  Read More

  • Troubleshooting Performance Bottlenecks with Per-VM Monitoring

    Nimble Storage has offered Per-VM monitoring within InfoSight since April, included without requiring the purchase of an additional option or component. All that is required to enable Per-VM monitoring is to register your Nimble Storage array with vCenter (Administration > vCenter Plugin using the array management interface if you have not already) and enable Stream Data in InfoSight (Administration > Virtual Environment in InfoSight).  Read More

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