Month: May 2016

Videos, Videos, and more Videos

Now that our big Tintri Launch is done, I would like to point to some videos that you might find interesting and educational.  These videos review the Tintri launch as well as provide reference materials for earlier products. I would recommend watching these videos in full screen mode.

First off, the Storage Field Day at Tintri is now online which includes 6 videos. This set of videos present a comprehensive view of our new Tintri products.

  1. Tintri Product Overview and Vision with Kieran Harty
  2. Tintri VM-Aware Storage and Quality of Service Demo with Justin Lauer
  3. Tintri VM Scale Out Demo with Mark Gitter
  4. Tintri Analytics Demo with Brandon Salmon
  5. Tintri SyncVM demo with Christopher Slater
  6. Tintri Wrap-up Discussion

If Brandon Salmon’s demo on Tintri Analytics left you wanting more, then check-out Andrew Large‘s Tintri Analytics Video Series. The series contains an introduction, creating application definitions, predicting resource utilization, and planing future VM deployments.

If you want a starter video on VM-scale out, try Sunil Muralidhar‘s, video on Tintri VM Scale-Out: Optimal VM distribution.This video is definitely an introduction.

Next up, Sunil Muralidhar, demonstrates the features of TGC Service Groups.  TGC Service Groups allow a collection of VMs across multiple VMstores to have the same protection and QoS policies.  There is a Python API TGC Service Group QoS example as well as a PowerShell example on GitHub.

In a set of 6 videos, Rob Girard covers cloning and Sync VM manually and with automation.

  1. Manually cloning VMs
  2. Automating cloning VMs with scripts
  3. Reconfiguring VMs for testing
  4. Manually refreshing VMs with production data
  5. Automatically refreshing VMs with production data
  6. Automatically refreshing VMs from a single snapshot

Finally, Christopher Slater is up again in a another set of 6 videos that discusses databases and Tintri.

  1. Performance visualization and isolation
  2. Snapshots in seconds
  3. Clone a database in a few clicks
  4. Restore a database with SyncVM
  5. VM level replication made easy
  6. Set QoS policy for an individual VM

If you want more, you can go to Tintri’s video resource page, and Tintri’s YouTube Channel. I realize that this is a lot to go through, but you can keep this blog handy and view the videos at your leisure;

Happy viewing,

– Rick –


Tintri’s Triple Play

Welcome to Tintri’s May 2016 launch.

I’m just going to quickly cover three launch subjects:

  • Increased all-flash VMstores
  • VM scale out
  • Predictive Analysis

Now the T5000 all-flash arrays have increased storage capacity, approximately a 4 times increase over the old T5000 storage capacity.

T5000 New All-flash Maximum Capacity
Model Max Raw Capacity Max Effective Capacity
T5040 23 TB 77 TB
T5060 46 TB 154 TB
T5080 92 TB 308 TB

Effective capacity is a result of dedupe, compression, and zero block optimization. See the T5000 All-Flash data sheet for more information.

Along with increased storage capacity, VMstores can be federated together into a pool of storage for VM scale-out. Both hybrid and all-flash can be in the same storage pool for resource allocation and resource management. Via the Tintri Global Center (TGC), deep workload analysis identifies VMs that are growing rapidly or heavily using IOPS and makes VM storage migration recommendations.  See Introducing Tintri VM Scale-out for more details.

Even with VM scale-out, you’ll want capacity and performance predictions for planning and forecasting.  With Tintri Analytics, you’ll be able crunch numbers for up to 160,000 virtual machines, get application insights, and throw away your crystal ball.  For more details, see the Tintri Analytics data sheet.

And if you’re hungry for more, you can register for a webinar on May 19 from Kieran Harty, one of Tintri’s co-founders.  Sign up here.

Until next time,

– Rick –