Just imagine, you have 3-8 hosts – an EMC array – Dell hardware – some FibreChannel cards – Specific versions of firmware – Specific versions of ESXi and vCenter… How do you know what works and what does not? Well, you go to kb.vmware.com and you do a search and try to figure out what applies to you and what does not. In this depicted environment of only 3-8 hosts that should be simple? Well with thousands of KB articles I can ensure you that it is not… Just imagine now that you have 2 arrays and 2 clusters of 8 hosts… Or you add iSCSI to the mix? Yes it gets extremely overly complicated really really quick, in fact I would say it is impossible to figure out what does and does not apply to your environment. How do you solve that?
Well you don’t solve that yourself, it requires a big database and an analytics engine behind it… Big data platform even. Luckily though, the smart folks of CloudPhysics have solved it for you. Sign up, download the appliance and let them do the work for you… It doesn’t get any easier than that if you ask me. Some more details can be found in the press release.
I knew the CPhy guys were working on this, surprises me that no one else has done this so far to be honest. What an elegant / simple / awesome solution! Thanks CloudPhysics for making my life once again a whole lot easier.