Month: December 2016

Synchronous and 1-to-many Replication


I usually blog about APIs, but today I want to point to 2 excellent videos showcasing Tintri’s Tintri Global Center (TGC) GUI. One is on Synchronous Replication and Failover; and the second one is on 1-to-many replication.

Tomer Hagay first reviews the Synchronous Replication configuration which uses Tintri’s Service Groups. Next, he shows all the statistics that are available; for example, the VM latency components: host, network, contention, flash or disk, and mirror. Finally, Tomer shows how easily it is to do transparent failover.

Bill Roth first demonstrates how to find the VMstores’ replication information. Next, he shows how to get protection information for VMs.  How to add a new replication link to a VM is shown. A VM can replicate up to 4 different destinations. Of course Service Groups can have 1-to-many.replication too. As you know, one of the cool things about Tintri, is that Tintri has statistics; and in this case, Bill shows the two replication statistics that are available:  MBytes Remaining to to be replicated, and Replication Rate, both logical and network.

So check out these informative videos and enjoy Winter Solstice,

– Rick –


Tintribot Is Here to Help


As you might recall my post on Using Tintri APIs to Build Tintri Anywhere discussing using Slack as a management interface.  We now have 2 videos on Tintribot as an example. Please note that this is a possible future.

The first video, Manage storage with ChatOps from Tintri between bites, features an admin, Krystle, approving a recommendation from our VM Scale-out feature.

In the above video, Tintribot has code that can read VM Scale-out recommendations and approve them which is covered in this Tintri post. More VM Scale-out code can be found in this post.

The second video, Manage storage from anywhere with Tintri ChapOps, has admin Krystle bringing up VMs and putting production data on them..

First Tintribot brings up 500 VMs using Tintri cloning. Then the bot uses SyncVM to sync the 500 newly created  VMs to the latest recovery point of the production SQL data.

So how do you manage your storage?

–  Rick –