Tag: nexenta

Install VMware tools for Nexenta on ESXi

I installed NexentaStor Community 3.1.2 on my VMware ESXi 5.0 and wanted to get the VMware tools running ; mostly because I know there are tools for Solaris and it may improve the Administrator Experience. The virtual machine is configured as “Oracle Solaris 11 (64-bit)” Guest OS. It has 2 vCPU and 4GB of RAM. There are also two Mapped…

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What to use deduplication for?

I recently discover a storage feature named “Data deduplication” also called “Deduplication”. Quoting Wikipedia: In computing, data deduplication is a specialized data compression technique for eliminating coarse-grained redundant data, typically to improve storage utilization. In the deduplication process, duplicate data is deleted, leaving only one copy of the data to be stored, along with references to the unique copy of…

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