About

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog.  The comments, viewpoints, opinions, and perspectives given are mine and not those of my employer, VMware, Inc. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by VMware and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of VMware.  This is my blog, it is not a VMware blog.

I started this blog because I often found myself digging through old emails to find responses to questions I’ve already answered. So, instead, I now post responses to make them easier for me to find and hopefully useful to readers.

My name is Peter Keilty and I am the Director, IoT and Edge Solution Engineering at VMware. Currently, I lead a team that works closely with customers, partners, and others at VMware to architect IoT and Edge solutions and ensure customer success.

I’m also a member of the Office of the CTO, Global Field working with Global CTO, Chris Wolf and the rest of the team he’s assembled to bring world wide customer feedback to help drive the future of VMware.  

Prior to this, I was an SE Manager and Technical Leader in the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU).  My focus was on Software Defined Storage so anything to do with storing and protecting data with VMware storage solutions.  I spent most of my time on vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) but I often discussed VASA, VVols, SPBM, VAIO Filtering, vSphere Replication, Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Data Protection, VxRail, Cloud Foundation, VxRack SDDC, and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prior to VMware I was a Sr. vSpecialist at EMC.  I focused on all things VMware & EMC and within the vSpecialist organization I lead the world wide Protection Focus Group and the Storage Focus Group.

From now on, this blog will mostly contain information on IoT and Edge whereas previously it focused on storing and protecting data in virtual environments with a focus on VMware and vSAN. Since Edge Computing requires data storage and thus, data protection, I’ll be sure to keep that in mind for this blog.

Personally I am married to a terrific wife and have 3 great kids.  I keep involved with their activities and participate in a few of my own.  I play men’s league hockey and am still waiting to be drafted into the NHL.  Maybe next year if a team needs a short old guy who can still skate a little.  In the off season I play competitive amateur golf.

Oh yea, why “Live Virtually”?  Well, I live in NH and our state motto is “Live Free or Die”.  I kind of like that but thought “livevirtualordie” was too long, too harsh and hard to understand (unlesss you live in New England). I hope you find some value in this site and look forward to hearing from you.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. I have a 4 node all flash cluster set up using this raid controller and am getting terrible IOPs (300). Health says everything is good, but I am going back and checking all my configuration. Any ideas what to look at right off the top of your head?

    1. I hope you solved your problem by now. Usually its an incorrect IO Controller firmware or driver. Next, did you put the disks in a RAID configuration? The IO Controller is ideally in passthrough mode and raw disks passed to ESXi. Next, what type of workload are you generating. I suggest leveraging our testing tool, HCIBench found here: http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2015/08/12/introducing-hcibench-a-free-storage-performance-testing-tool-for-hyperconverged/

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