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 a Global Solutions Consultant supporting VMware’s Financial customers. This is a different than the previous 2 roles I’ve had at VMware where I was supporting 1 product for all VMware customers. In my current role, I support all VMware products for 1 customer.

Previously, I was the Director, IoT and Edge Solution Engineering where I had the privilege of managing a small team focused on bringing IoT and Edge solutions to market for VMware. Prior to that, for 5 years, I got to introduce VMware’s vSAN and HCI solutions to the market and help grow from 0 to 20,000+ customers. I was the first Field Solutions Engineer for vSAN and then lead teams in the Americas and was a member of the Office of the CTO, Global Field. I focused on Software Defined Storage and anything to do with storing and protecting data. 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, I will change my perspective on things and focus on digital transformations and the various technology associate with that. Previously, this blog focused on IoT and Edge and prior to that it focused on storing and protecting data in virtual environments with a focus on VMware and vSAN.

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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  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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