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Fibre Channel SAN Concepts

Introduction to Fibre Channel (FC) If you are new to Fibre Channel SAN technology you should take the time to familiarise yourself with the basic terminology. Fibre Channel (FC) was developed in the late 1980s and became an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard in 1994 with it’s physical topology as well as logical topology …

Adding a NVIDIA Quadro P620 to my Plex VM

I’ve been running Plex in a CentOS 7 VM for over 5 years and it’s been extremely stable, I’ve had no issues, not even one. Currently Plex is hosted on VMware ESXi 7.0.2 host with two 4 vCPUs and 6GB of vRAM and it works well with H264. I’ve decided to re-rip all of my …

Set up Cisco MDS DS-C9148-16p-K9 with 2 VSAN’s

The Scope I’m going to setup Fibre Channel storage network to connect ESXi 7 hosts to a TrueNAS Core storage server using a Cisco MDS series switch. I’ve chosen to use Fibre Channel for my VM datastores because of it’s great performance and reliability and the fact that it works so well with VMware ESXi. Fibre …