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Rescuing vVol-based virtual machines

Background As mentioned in a previous post, I had a really bad experience with vVols presented from IBM storage. Anyhow, the machines must be migrated to other storage, and reading how vVols work, that’s a scary prospect. The good thing: Thanks to Veeam, I have excellent backups. The bad thing: Since they’re dependent on the […]

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Why I’m moving away from vVols on IBM SVC storage

Virtual Volumes, or vVols, sound like a pretty nice idea: We present a pool of storage to vCenter, which in turn gets control of storage events within that pool via something called VASA providers. Benefits of this include the following: vVols allow for policy-based storage assignment. We get to use an “inverted” snapshotting method, where […]