I’ve never met a VMware Admin who will use the console to access a VM if they have a choice. There are plenty of tutorials out there that will show you how to do this, but since I’m starting a series, I guess I’ll throw the same info on the internet, but put my own spin on it.
Does anyone actually find NetApp OnCommand System Commander to be fast enough for normal operation? I’ll admit, I still create a good amount of Volumes and LUNs using it, but it leaves a lot to be desired in the performance category. If you follow my blog at all, you know that I’m in the middle of a migration from a non-ha exchange environment to a DAG. Being the sensible admin that I am, I have multiple copies of my Exchange databases on different storage arrays, controlled by different NetApp filers. Using System Manager to monitor the space usage of the Volumes hosting my mailbox databases is way to slow for my comfort.