All posts by this Michael Rakitin

Posted by Michael Rakitin on May 28, 2021
Minimize storage response time on ESXi when a partner server has gone offline unexpectedly

This article guides on how to minimize a delay in response time when a partner server has gone offline without proper shutdown and as a result speed up the failover process.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on May 28, 2021
Collecting StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator logs

This article guides on how to collect the logs of StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator with DebugView.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on May 28, 2020
StarWind VSAN for vSphere: changing Linux I/O scheduler to optimize storage performance

This article provides a step by step guidance for changing Linux I/O scheduler option and improving storage performance used by StarWind Virtual SAN service.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on December 17, 2019
How to restart/shutdown servers with StarWind VSAN installed

This article describes the steps to restart or shutdown servers with StarWind VSAN installed to perform scheduled maintenance works (for installing software updates, hardware changes, servers relocation, etc.)
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on November 29, 2019
Automate moving tapes to free media pool in Veeam B&R

This article provides steps that need to be performed in order to automate moving tapes to the Free media pool in Veeam B&R Learn More

Posted by Michael Rakitin on September 30, 2019
Fixing reset to device error when running the LSI_SAS controller

This article provides steps that need to be performed in order to fix reset to device error when running the LSI_SAS controller.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
Recommended RAID settings for HDD and SSD disks

This article provides guidance on the settings for RAID array creation in case of using SSD or HDD disks for the best performance results with StarWind VSAN.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
LSFS Container Technical Description

This article provides technical description and explanation for LSFS container. Also, it contains a list of requirements for LSFS devices.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Virtual SAN® L1 and L2 caches. Operational principles

This document reveals StarWind’s approach to L1 and L2 cache memory and the ways it’s implemented. The technical paper also contains information on two basic cache policies (Write-Back and Write-Through), as well as gives recommendations on what policy to choose for the highest performance. The document also provides clarity on the interaction of L1 and L2 caches.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Virtual SAN Asynchronous Replication. Configuration Scenarios

This article provides information and explanation for Asynchronous Replication configuration scenarios.
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