[kwlug-disc] Wanted: help in refining presentation

Kiwi Ssennyonjo kiwi at ssenn.com
Tue Jul 24 00:16:56 EDT 2012


I have had a lot of time to research 'SAN's on a budget.

I will share my experiences

-Kiwi

On 2012-07-24, at 0:13, Colin <goodgreen at gmail.com> wrote:

I myself would like to +1 the item number 4 in the op I never heard of
nexenta before today I wonder how well it supports the cell processor in a
ps3 other than that I suggest a quick google search up of the backblaze
articles posted online titled "petabytes on a budget" I would link it here
but I'm on my Droid.
On Jul 23, 2012 10:45 PM, "Kiwi Ssennyonjo" <kiwi at ssenn.com> wrote:

> I can also do an open forum style presentation.
>
> What technicals subjects relates to
> Virtualization may I share with you?
>
> -Kiwi
>
> On 2012-07-23, at 22:03, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>
> >
> > So I ran into Kiwi this weekend, and we got talking about KWLUG
> > presentations.[0] He would like to give another presentation soon, but
> > he is not sure what would be popular/appreciated, and he is too shy(!)
> > to ask on the list himself.
> >
> > Context:
> > - Kiwi works for VMware and knows a lot about that product (especially
> >  the storage side), and his tendency is present something in this
> >  area.
> > - He wants to cater the presentation to the interests of members
> > - He is aware that marketing heavy (and proprietary-heavy)
> >  presentations tend not to go over well in this group
> >
> >
> > Here are some (although probably not all) of the ideas we threw
> > around:
> >
> > 0. His experiences in putting together a lab of two virtual ESX hosts
> > serving 20 or so thin clients.
> >
> > 1. A "deep dive" discussion of some aspect of virualization and/or
> > VMware. Kiwi suggested looking through logs to diagnose common
> > problems as one issue.
> >
> > 2. Implementing a lab in an open-source virtualization product (and
> > maybe comparing it to VMware).
> >
> > 3. A discussion of cluster filesystems and what they have to offer.
> >
> > 4. His experiences in building a cheap but robust SAN using a chassis,
> > a bunch of SATA drives, and the Nexenta OpenSolaris distro.
> >
> > 5. A discussion of the free (gratis) VMware products and how far you
> > can get with them before you need to purchase components of the VMware
> > ecosystem.
> >
> >
> > I realize that it will be difficult to come to a consensus on which
> > presentation Kiwi should give in this thread. But hopefully your
> > responses can help guide him to choosing a topic or two. So what
> > sounds interesting to you? What related topics would you like to see
> > presented?
> >
> > - Paul
> >
> >
> > [0] Lest this be interpreted as yet another reason to avoid
> > associating with me, please be assured that I am not obsessed about
> > this topic.
> >
> > --
> > http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
> >
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