Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.

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My laptop is a Dell M4800 Precision Workstation. Windows 10,  32 ram, fast  processor, lots of HD storage left. Everything is extremely slow. It seems especially odd the the internet is also slow on this one machine even though it is on the same network as other machines that are having no problem. Our internet speed is 1000 up and down. Here are the steps I have taken so far: Dell diagnostics all complete with out error. Malware bytes does not detect any difficulties found. I am requesting the steps I need to take in order to find the source of my problem.
What are some of the popular cloud solution home consumers are using for cloud backup these days? Something not to pricey. I need to start moving away from home premise storage solution back up and into the cloud. By the way, is cloud backup truly safe?
What would be a good SAN recommendation to back-end (3) Dell R440 servers running VMware or Hyper-V?  Solution is not only for running VM load, but disk backups and Azure copy. 80tb would cover storage load that includes double growth.  And what would be best connectivity option for them?
Hi Guys,
I bought a ml310e gen8 (not v2)for my lab.
I want to upgrade:

Now it have:
-Intel CPU G540 2.50 GHz
-2 stick 4gb ECC ram
-HP Sata 4tb disk
-HP B120i Raid controller
-HP P222 Smart array raid contoller -> on this are attached a 4 bay cage disk

I want to put in a:
-Xeon cpu
-4 stick 8gb ECC ram
-4 x 4 HP Sata 4 tb disk
-1 tb samsung QVO sata SSD
-2 x 256 ssd sata

I can't find what Xeon cpu are supported
I find that is support DDR3 ECC but I don't know what is max speed supported (it depends on cpu)
HP Sata disk are supported, I buy 1 for test and for now it works
I don't know if P222 controller support samsung consumer sata ssd disk, any advice?

Vmware connection with Networking and Storage

on the above Diagram, I have represented the Vmware Infrastructure in regards to its connections with Networking and Storage..
This is approximate representation of the infrastructure. Please correct me where I am wrong.

All ESX hosts have 2 Physical Adapters each connected to different Network Switches and each Physical Adapter is in separate VLAN.

Switch 1 and Switch 2 have 2 ports Trunked to separte Routers, Router 1 and Router 2.

Routers can have HSRP configured for Redundancy.

Router 1 and Router 2 have each 2 Trunk connections to 2 separate switches Switch 3 and Switch 4.

ISCS Storage has 2 separate connections (Separate VLANs) to Switch 3 and Switch 4.

--- First, please let me know if this infrastructure makes sense or in real world it does not make sense

---How are the routers configured to route Vlans Traffic coming from ESX Hosts towards the Storage and how are configured to route traffic coming from ISCSI storage towards ESX Hosts. ?

I am attaching the Diagram File, and feel free to modify it to the right representation

Thank you
Dear Experts i suddenly cant create a datastore on my Vsphere.
i keep getting the following error message
Operation failed, diagnostics report: Unable to create Filesystem, please see VMkernel log for more details: Failed to create VMFS on device
I have a server with raid card megaraid SAS 9265-8i and when I created a Raid 5, one of the new hard drives failed and then I replaced the hard drive with other new and after rebuild and pass a week the same bay failed with the new hard drive  any suggestion why always the same bay ?
anyone can help me to get this file of hp msa 2050
i don't have any contract packages.

We recently replaced Virtual infrastructure and have installed 2xDell PowerEdge R640 servers and 1 Storage.
The servers and SAN is connected with SAS connections.

During procuring these new servers, our core switch was a 1Gig switch, so I asked Dell to add 1Gig and 10Gig Lan cards.
On the ESX servers, I can see that there are 2 separate LAN cards and each of them have 4 Ports.

First card is a 1 Gig card which is connected to the 1Gig core switch at the moment.
(4xPorts of Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet BCM5720)

Second card is 10Gig card and none of the ports are connected.
(4xPorts of Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-T) Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet BCM5720 .

Now we are going to replace our core switch Core switch and the new core switch is a 10Gig switch

On the ESX server, I would like to remove the LAN cable connected to 1Gig port and connect it to the 10 Gig LAN port.

Firstly: Do I have to configure the same IP address that was setup on 1Gig port to 10 Gig Ports on the server.
Or do I need to set up a different IP address on the 10Gig card.

Secondly: If I have to configure the same IP address or different IP address, how do I configure the IP address.

Any help would be great and thanks in advance.
We are running the HP smart array Configuration Utility but it is not picking up any Raid cards

We are running ACU version
The raid card is a Smart Array P410i controller driver version
The server has all windows updates installed
The server is an HP ProLiant DL370 G6
The server has been restarted several times.

Does anyone have any suggestion on how we can get the Smart Array Configurator to show the Raid controller

restored from an  image drives letters are incorrect. the system reserved partition is assigned to c drive instead of blank  and the c partition was assigned to d drive.

have access to command prompt is there a way to remove the c: from system reserved so its blank and change d drive to c

hopefully if this can be done the system will boot. windows server 2008r2

Thank you
I need to migrate a single volume from V3700 to V5030E.
Have a local file server that is filling up. We are not able to move our full infrastructure to azure just yet.
Looking for an option where all files , say not uset in 2 yrs are archived in Azure.
But for end users, using fileshares, the local files and archived ones looks and are accessed the same.
Like Onedrive for Business, where cloud doc's have a cloud icon.

Know they introduced a product some years back that included some hardware.
Anyone knowing of a solution that meet my wishes?

How I can create Traditional RAID 5/6 on IBM V5030 SAN Storage?
I need recommendations for best desktop configuration for video editing.
preferably branded HP/Dell in INDIA.

My requirements:
- Ability to do video editing for our company activities.
- We will work on 4k editing as well
- Ability to run multiple softwares for video and photo editing
- Ability for ssd, we also want to use this as a backup system for our entire office data.
- I should be able to give remote access to engineers from remote location
- should be able create vms to install ubuntu vms and give remote access to allow.

Its a 2 priority question one for video editing capability with huge storage capability and other should be powerful enough to allow VMs to work
Hi Experts!

I've been trying to troubleshoot an issue with this setup without success, hopefully you can help me.

With this current setup (diagram attached), I can perform a NAS failover from storage controller SPA to SPB but then I cannot failback from SPB to SPA. During the failback the datastore mounted on ESXi becomes inaccessible, if I failover the NAS again from SPA to SPB the datastore becomes available again automatically.

Here are the scenarios which worked for me, one test at a time:
1) Turning off switch 1, the datastore on ESXi remains mounted, good, turn it back on.
2) Turning off switch 2, the datastore on ESXi remains mounted, good, turn it back on.
3) Failing over the NAS on storage controller SPA to SPB, the datastore on ESXi remains mounted, good.

Here's the scenario I'm having trouble with:
1) Failing back the NAS on storage controller SPB to SPA after a successful failover from the above scenario

I've also noticed that if I leave the NAS server long enough on the SPB I can eventually failback to SPA without issues, but then it reverses path, I cannot go back to SPA. It seems to only failover once, but never failback unless I give it enough time.

Port-channels and vPC are up successfully without inconsistencies.

The switches are Nexus 3k. Storage is EMC Unity.

Any thoughts on what else I can check/test/do? Much appreciated, thank you!

~ Rich

How can performance be measured and tracked on Microsoft Analytical Platform System (SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse)?

Specifically interested in overall CPU, Memory, Storage usage. Per user / session consumption of resources would also be great.

Suggestions on queries or tools are welcome.
Dell Powervault 200S. Two drives are flashing amber and I can't see the data. Can I just swap out those drives one at a time and will that possibly solve my problem.
We are planning to migrate (not upgrade) the Account and Contact data from a CRM 4.0 version to D365 CE using a tool like Scribe Insight.  A new D365 environment will be established and a mapping template created to determine which CRM fields will be mapped to which D365 fields.  The jscript will be added after the data is migrated and then tested.

We are looking to avoid the stepped  upgrade process from CRM 4 to CRM 2011 to CRM 2013 to CRM 2015 to CRM 2016 to Dynamics 365 CE.  We are planning to use a simple 1 to 1 mapping. using the SQL connector for the CRM 4.0 source and the Scribe D365 CE Adapter for inserting (or upserting) records.

Please advise of anything we should be aware of and any possible problems that can occur.

I have a PowerEdge 2950 that we just upgraded to ESXi 6.0 with some performace issue
I also have a PowerEdge 2900 (older) that is running the same ESXi 6.0 version without any problem.
RAID adaptor is the same (Perc6i integrated)
HDD type are identical (300 Gb 15krpm SAS 6 Gbps)
Raid level is identical (Raid5 5 disks)
Memory is the same 32 Gb
Processor are a lillte different
2900 has two Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5430  @ 2.66GHz
2950 has two Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5405  @ 2.00GHz

Disk write/read on VM to local disk are twice as slow on the 2950 than on the 2900
Network speed is 10 time slower on the 2950 that on the 2950
Network speed is better with the E1000 adaptor that with the VMX NET3)
Firmwares were updated on the 2950 (no change in performance)

Any idea ?
Symptoms: Slow network
block all removable storage devices except few approved USBs using serial numbers through GPO. I tried multiple blogs but no use.
any help in this regards highly appreciated..

We have IBM Storwize  V3700. I need to update the system to " see attached".  I already downloaded the file from the IBM support website.
Can anyone help me and explain how exactly should I do the upgrade (step by step).


Is there a quick way to change access tier of thousands of items in blob storage automatically and not having to change each file 1 by 1?

I have been getting mixed help on this online and azure support confused me.
I have a Azure front door setup, and i figured out a way to do automatic maintenance page redirect by adding another node on the back end pool with lower priority and point that to a external URL

We then chose to put those maintenance pages on Azure storage static websites.
The difference here is that to load those pages you have to call a specific file
Storage account will not respond to
Like a traditional web server would.

But the back end pool is looking for a host name and header and im not sure how to enter this.
See my example in attached image

The error i get is this

 Error: The host header value "/web/index.aspx" is invalid. It must satisfy the regular expression "(^(([a-zA-Z0-9]|[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9_\-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])\.)*([A-Za-z0-9]|[A-Za-z0-9][A-Za-z0-9\-]*[A-Za-z0-9])$)|((?:[:0-9A-Fa-f]+))".
I have a 6.5 VCenter instance with 2 clusters in a DataCenter.  The 6.5 instance is comprised of the VCA and an External PSC.  Cluster 1, which currently contains and hosts the VCA/PSC was the "original" cluster with 3 hosts, and all VM's have been migrated to Cluster 2, which also has 3 hosts in it.  So now all "regular" VM's have been moved and are running in Cluster 2, with the exception of VCA/PSC.

Cluster 1 hosts have shared SAS storage while Cluster 2 hosts have iSCSI shared storage.

I now need to move the VCA/PSC instances from the Cluster 1 host to a host on Cluster 2, so its both a host and storage change.

Once this is done, Cluster 1, its hosts and shared storage will be removed and decommissioned from VCenter.

What's the bet way to accomplish this?  I have looked at article 2058684, but I don't know that it addresses the move from the shared storage on Cluster 1 to the shared storage on Cluster 2.






Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.