Jesse Gilleland

I've worked in the storage arena for close to 20 years now, directly for EMC Corporation for a number of them, and indirectly for them (as a consultant) for the remainder.

Most commented posts

  1. IBM XIV…. — 40 comments
  2. The Different Flavors of EMC TimeFinder — 27 comments
  3. Blades vs. Virtual — 21 comments
  4. Cisco FCIP and SRDF — 20 comments
  5. VMWare shakeup… — 18 comments

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VMWare Host Isolation Response…

I learned what “Host Isolation Response” was today.  Well I already knew what it was, but I learned that in a VMWare cluster, if you leave it at the default, then if the network goes away between the clustered hosts, the HOST then RESPONDS to this ISOLATION by shutting your entire environment down. Oops. Not …

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And suddenly…(redux)

**ALERT** I’ve had to…modify this post so it won’t offend someone who doesn’t realize that the storage community is very small and that word will get out regardless… I’m unemployed. Unexpectedly too.  Unexpected because right up until the day they told me to go home because I wasn’t getting paid, everyone assured me that the …

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Good Cloud, Bad Cloud, a Titanic story…

This weeks abject failure of Amazon.com’s EC2 hosting environment has caused quite the stir.  There are those who say that this proves that this incident “Proves Cloud Failure Recovery is a Myth” and others who say that we should just give it a chance. Facts are facts.  Amazon screwed the pooch big-time last week.  Their …

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IBM XiV – Real-Life impressions…

The Ethernet back-end on an XiV will still be it's undoing

First impression of the XiV in “action” The GUI is fancy.  Looks like a Mac turned on it’s side. The GUI is also NOT web-based.  It’s an app-install. I do believe however it’s available for multiple platforms. It really does seem to take all of the guess work out of provisioning since you don’t really …

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The Macintosh Expirement – Final

The final installment of my 30 day Macintosh Experiement. And a For-Sale ad. 🙂

Day-24 (Mac Experiment)

I told you I had no concept of days right? Well I think it’s an “I can use this” thing.  The only downside I’ve found so far probably has more to do with my outdated hardware than anything else. I’ve since upgraded the SIngle Processor 1.6Ghz G5 to a dual-processor 2.5Ghz G5.  The difference in …

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Day-5 (Mac Experiment)

Ok, I might be sold. Though the outdated hardware has posed a few limitations, I’m not so worried about that.  I did just order a Dual 2.5Ghz G5 off Ebay for $300 because the one thing I *AM* driven nuts by is the pounding that this single 1.6Ghz PPC chip is completely incapable of taking.  …

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We interupt this experiment to bring you this special bulletin…

The government’s “Continuing Resolution” will be expiring a week from today.  As a government contractor, this directly affects me. They have two choices.  They can pass ANOTHER C.R. or they can actually pass a budget. I don’t post political statements here too often.  However I don’t know about you, but from where I stand this …

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Day-4 (Mac Experiment)

So I’m trying a disk upgrade.  One of the spare 250G drives I threw into the Mac when I got it failed (Lower-bay, which I’m assuming was disk-2 of 2) so I decided I would try my hand at upgrading the disk. I realized that the 250G drives i put in there won’t be enough …

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Day-3 (Mac Experiment)

My definition of “Day” changes…well…daily. I’m having to do some shuffling of data off my old PC Workstation and I found something interesting. MacOS can’t WRITE to an NTFS volume without a third-party driver.  It can read from it just fine. I ran into a situation where I had to consolidate data from 2x 2TB …

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