VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed […]]> https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/07/08/vmware-future-storage-availability/feed/ 0 VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part…Read More


VMware Advocacy

vSphere 6 ESXi memory states and reclamation…

vSphere 6 ESXi memory states and reclamation techniques

vSphere 6 ESXi memory states and reclamation…

vSphere 6 uses the well known memory reclamation techniques you may already know from previous versions: transparent page sharing (TPS) memory ballooning memory compression memory swapping The memory reclamation technique that is used depends on the ESXi host memory state, which is determined by the amount of free memory of the ESXi host at a […] Der Beitrag vSphere 6 ESXi memory states and reclamation techniques erschien zuerst auf running-system.com.


VMware Advocacy

VMware vSphere 6.0.0b available for download

VMware vSphere 6.0.0b available for download

VMware vSphere 6.0.0b available for download

At July 7 VMware released vSphere 6.0.0b. This version has bugfixes only. Release notes of ESXi 6.0.0b are here. Download ESXi 6.0.0b here Release notes of vCenter Server 6.0.0b are here. Download vCenter Server 6.0.0b here


VMware Advocacy

vSphere 6.0 blog – VM Component Protection

Figure out how to use APD and PDL in #vSphere 6.0

vSphere 6.0 blog – VM Component Protection

During the past weeks i have received a couple of questions about the VM Component Protection (VMCP) feature introduced in vSphere 6.0. The VMCP feature adds another layer of protection for the vir…Read More


VMware Advocacy

vSphere 6 HA SSO (PSC) with NetScaler VPX Load…

Create a pair of Platform Service Controllers in #vSphere 6

vSphere 6 HA SSO (PSC) with NetScaler VPX Load…

Providing a highly available single sign on for vRealize Automation is a fundamental part of ensuring the availability of the platform. Traditionally, (vCAC) vRA uses the Identity Appliance and rel…Read More


VMware Advocacy

Not all Virtual Volumes are the same

Not all Virtual Volumes are the same

Not all Virtual Volumes are the same

VMware Virtual Volumes (or VVols) are a new important features of vSphere 6.0 that could be really important for storage vendors, because they permit to convert external storage in VM-aware storage. It could be really useful for block based storage, but also for NFS storage it can be used to provide a complete per-VM granularity, policy based management and integration with specific storage services: But note that storage vendors can implement different features in different way, so does not…Read More


VMware Advocacy

Performance Testing Oracle Databases with…

Performance Testing Oracle Databases with Swingbench Order Entry Schema

Performance Testing Oracle Databases with…

When you are looking at a new project and want to validate the performance of adatabase platform you intend to choose, it is wise to set a baseline for the source system that can then be compared to the destination (under similar conditions). There are various ways to set a baseline that can then be […]]> When you are looking at a new project and want to validate the performance of adatabase platform you intend to choose, it is wise to set a baseline for the source system that can then be…Read More


VMware Advocacy

“NFV for Dummies” blog series #1

Do you know what #NFV is?

“NFV for Dummies” blog series #1

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Gary Hamilton I decided it would be a good idea to write a series of blog posts about NFV. Why? Over the last year, I have had to traverse a steep learning curve to understand what NFV is so that I would be in a position where I am comfortable having conversations with service providers and Telcos about it. As I have worked with others in our community, I have recognised the same look of confusion I had when I first started. Secondly, it is clear there is a lot of general confusion around this topic, and I think it is important to provide some clarity about the general concepts. This is a new area for us as a company, so it is OK for there to be some confusion at this point. But that will need to change over…Read More


VMware Advocacy

Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service

Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service

Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service

When I was doing a demo today, I got an error saying “An internal error has occurred – Error #1099. Reloading the client is recommended, so as to clear any problems left by this error. Click Yes to reload the vSphere Web Client?” After reloading the Web Client, I got the same error. So something […] Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service originally appeared on DoubleCloud by Steve Jin, author of VMware VI and vSphere SDK (Prentice Hall) and creator of VMware vSphere Java API. His…Read More


VMware Advocacy

PernixData – transforming to a new arc…

PernixData – transforming to a new arc… #PernixPro #PernixPrime

PernixData – transforming to a new arc…

Nearing then end of their Virtualization Field Day 5 presentation, Satyam Vaghani, CTO and co-founder of PernixData touched on something dubbed “The arc of company life” – basically explaining how a companies journey involves an arc, moving from startup, through growth, till finally peaking and then beginning a decline. Certainly all of these stages sound


VMware Advocacy

Under The Covers – What happens when…EVO:RAIL…

Under The Covers – What happens when…EVO:RAIL Adds an additional appliance (Part 2)

Under The Covers – What happens when…EVO:RAIL…

In my previous blog post I walked you through what happens when EVO:RAIL is being configured for the very first time. Now I want to look at the next important workflow. As you might know from reading this series of posts, EVO:RAIL has auto-discovery and auto-scale-out functionality. A daemon called “VMware Loudmouth” which is available on each of the four nodes that make up and EVO:RAIL as well as the vCenter Server Appliance, is used to “advertise” additional EVO:RAIL appliances on the…Read More


VMware Advocacy

Queues, Queues and more Queues

Queues, Queues and more Queues #vExpert, #VCDX

Queues, Queues and more Queues

Introduction to Queues Sizing Proper queues sizing is a key element in ensuring current database workloads can be sustained and all SLA’s are met without any processing disruption. Queues Queues are often misrepresented as the very “bane of our existence” … Continue reading →


VMware Advocacy

VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance…

#VSAN vs. #Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 4 — Exchange!

VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance…

For those of you have been following this thread for a while, you know we’re in the midst of head-to-head performance testing on two identical clusters: one running VSAN, the other running Nutanix. Recently, we’ve updated the Nutanix cluster to vSphere 6 and 4.1.3 — however, no differences have been observed performance since the change.


VMware Advocacy

Scan and fix provisioning errors with ViewDbChk…

Scan and fix provisioning errors with ViewDbChk tool

Scan and fix provisioning errors with ViewDbChk…

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eleventh webinar titled How to connect your Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPsec VPN . Note : This video is roughly 46 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to block out some time in order watch it fully.


VMware Advocacy

How to properly license your infrastructure

Always make sure you have the right license for your infrastructure

How to properly license your infrastructure

Making sure you have the right licenses for your infrastructure is hard work. Real hard work. A lot of companies have one or more employees just to make sure they conform to all licensing requirements of their vendors. To make life a little easier I collected the posts we did in the past on this subject. But before you give away licenses based on the things you read here: Always check with your own licensing expert, since licensing can be very complex.


VMware Advocacy

VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram

VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram

VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram

There are many great NSX installation blogs and videos, so in this post I will just post the flow chart diagram. I could not find a diagram, so I created this. From the above, you can see it’s pretty straight forward I’m showing some tasks as parallel as the order does not matter. Otherwise, […] The post VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram appeared first on virtual red dot.


VMware Advocacy