The need for a Game Changer in All-Flash Storage

The need for a Game Changer in All-Flash Storage

The need for a Game Changer in All-Flash Storage

The all-flash space has been abuzz lately with a slew of vendors announcing new developments: Solidfire announced new nodes, a software-only implementation (which oddly comes without complete hardware freedom) and a new program around its Flash Forward guarantee. Pure Storage … Continue reading →


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Free Tool – Local Administrator Password…

Free Tool – Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Free Tool – Local Administrator Password…

There is a new free utility called Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) which enhances a security on domain managed workstations (servers) by managing the local admin passwords in the domain on those systems. The tool might interest a system admins which want to reinforce their domain security as it allows setting a different, random password […] Read the full post Free Tool – Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) at ESX Virtualization.


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vLanIdentificator – for checking subnets for…

vLanIdentificator – for checking subnets for Virtual Machines and their vlan info.

vLanIdentificator – for checking subnets for…

I have created this tiny program that will help me sometimes look for other vms that are supposed to sit inside some particular vlan/subnet. The idea is really simple. You are given an ip and somebody is asking you which vlan is that , for example. If you don’t have a hobby of memorizing vlans […]


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SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations &…

SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations & Limits – Basic Concepts

SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations &…

The mClock scheduler was introduced with vSphere 5.5 Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and laid the foundation for new capabilities for scheduling storage resources. vSphere 6.0 expands upon these capabilities and adds the ability to reserve IOPS, providing even more flexibility and control when delivering storage services to virtual machines. However, this new capability introduces new […]


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Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s…

Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s benefits for your organization

Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s…

Are you experiencing challenges with your current vSphere storage environment (i.e., performance, capacity constraint, complexity, expensive renewals) or just not sure if VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) would be a good fit? Now VMware partners, SEs, or reps can help you with a free VSAN Assessment. In just 1 week (recommended min), they can use VMware VSAN Assessment tool to collect and analyze […]


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VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 -…

#VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Installation Guide

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 -…

VMware vRealize Operations Manager is the rebranded name of vCenter Operations Manager (derived from a 2011’s company acquisition) and will be part of the new vRealize suite. But will be not only a barely renaming of an existing product, instead it will be a completely new version with lot of important improvements.


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SimpliVity Bookings Grow 250% As Demand for its…

SimpliVity Bookings Grow 250% As Demand for its Hyperconverged Infrastructure Explodes

SimpliVity Bookings Grow 250% As Demand for its…

SimpliVity announced today that demand for its revolutionary hyperconverged infrastructure solutions continued to accelerate globally in the first… Read more at VMblog.com.


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Post #24 – Creating Custom Policies in vROps 6.x

Post #24 – Creating Custom Policies in vROps 6.x

Post #24 – Creating Custom Policies in vROps 6.x

A large part of the software-defined datacenter is policy-based management (heard of SPBM?) so how do you manage policies in vRealize Operations and how do you create your own custom policies? Let’s find out! Understanding Policies in vRealize Operations 6 Before you start creating custom policies in vRealize Operations 6.x, you should first understand how […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2015/07/post-24-creating-custom-policies-in-vrops-6-x.html/feed 0 California Natural Resources…Read More


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More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?

More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?

More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?

Advertise here with BSA It seems Virtual SAN is on fire… I’ve been getting emails about VSAN configurations on a daily basis from partners, VMware field and customers. More and more customers seem to be looking at deploying Virtual SAN with a high number of disks and this week I ran in to something that I wanted to share […] “More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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vSphere Replication and Virtual Raw Device…

vSphere Replication and Virtual Raw Device Mappings

vSphere Replication and Virtual Raw Device…

Some vSphere administrators utilize a storage feature call “raw device mapping” or RDM. There are two types of RDM – virtual RDM and physical RDM. For more information on RDM, please see the vSphere 6.0 Documentation Center. In general, I recommend using VMDK files or Virtual Volumes, but there are certain benefits of RDM. I […]


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VMware vSphere 6 and HA with Virtual Machine…

VMware vSphere 6 and HA with Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP)

VMware vSphere 6 and HA with Virtual Machine…

Post by vExpert Vladan Seget VMware vSphere 6 further enhanced VMware HA and related configurations, which help detect shared storage issues, and also introduced VM Component Protection (VMCP). It’s perhaps a lesser-known feature, but I’d say it’s good to have one. Today, we’ll focus on VMCP and show how it allows vSphere admins to sleep better […]


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VSAN on Array Not Support Pass Through Mode –…

VSAN on Array Not Support Pass Through Mode – Dell Perc 710P Mini

VSAN on Array Not Support Pass Through Mode –…

Several array controllers donot support pass through mode, as such to use this will VSAN, we need tocreate a single disk RAID0 group for every SSD and HDD. An example of this is the Dell Perc 710P Mini here is a How To guide on how to configureRAID0 groups. When the server is starting […]]> Several array controllers donot support pass through mode, as such to use this will VSAN, we need tocreate a single disk RAID0 group for every SSD and HDD . An example of this is the Dell Perc 710P Mini…Read More


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Installing VMware vROps for the First Time

Installing VMware vROps for the First Time

Installing VMware vROps for the First Time

This is part of a series of posts sponsored by VMware. Read my disclosure statement here. What is it like to install vROps from scratch for the first time? Until this post series, I’d never done it, and while you can have a go atusing vROps as a Hands On … Continue reading Like this one? You might like these too: Installing VMware vRO on a Scale Computing Cluster How To Import OVA/OVF Into Ravello Configuring vRealize Operations on Ravello VMware vExpert for 2014 ModiPy update: Automated…Read More


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