Welcome to my personal blog, my name is David Ring and I am currently employed by VCE (Virtual Computing Environment) as a Senior Solutions Architect working as part of the ‘Vblock Logical Engineering Team’ here in Cork, Ireland (VCE EMEA Headquarters). I am responsible for storage (XtremIO, Isilon, VMAX, VNX & VNXe) along with RecoverPoint and VPLEX, with a focus on how these products integrate with VMware vSphere and Cisco technologies as part of a Vblock. Previous to VCE I was part of the ‘EMC Strategic Solutions Team’ focused on Microsoft Application solutions based on VMWare, EMC Storage and BRS products where I produced a number of White Papers and video presentations (www.youtube.com/EMCProvenSolutions). The blog posts here will focus primarily around the Vblock and the elements it contains (EMC VNX, VMAX, VNXe, XtremIO, RecoverPoint, VPLEX, VMware, Cisco). Proud member of the EMC Elect, VMware vEXPERT and Cisco Champions.

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The views expressed on this site are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of VCE, EMC, Cisco or VMware. Please always check official documentation to verify technical information.

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Your blog is really helpful . It will certainly help field engineer and storage admins . Your work is really commendable .Thanks for sharing such valuable info

  2. Hi David,

    Thank You so very much for your blog. Thank You for your patience and diligence. Thank You for taking the time and explaining out every process so well and in detail. Your post has been very helpful to me and I am sure several more will benefit so much from your work. Thanks again for sharing and I will keep checking your blog for updates. Wish you all the best.

  3. Thank you so much for your blog, really very helpful. Can you please add about Brocade switches as well, Cisco details are pretty handy . same way brocade please !!

  4. David – First let me say the Gen6 article is very helpful. Next a question, I am installing one of the Gen6 appliances for the first time and need to login into the BMC interface. I can’t find the user/pw documented anywhere. Can you point me in the right direction of provide? Thanks
    Larry Ramsey

  5. Hi David,
    I am wondering if you could answer my question regarding XtremIO. XtremIO exposes total and used capacity at volume level (I am using rest to query that and filed name in rets output is logical-space-in-use) and I see that logical used capacity (if I sum up used capacity of all volume) , it comes out to be larger that logical allocated. I see that out of 83 TB allocated logical capacity used is 103. I am not sure if it has anything to do with compression. I appreciate your response on this.

  6. David,

    Your Cisco MDS information is great. I always refer back to your blog when I need a refresher.


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