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 […]
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 […]
In one of my latest posts I wrote about private object storage not being for everyone… especially if you don’t have the size that makes it viable… But, on the other hand we are all piling up boatloads of data and users need to access it from many different locations, applications and devices at anytime. […] L’articolo Object storage: why, when, where… and but. sembra essere il primo su Juku.it.
About Brian Graf Brian Graf is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager – Automation in the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing group at VMware. Brian currently focuses on all of the vCloud Suite products as well as the Software-Defined Data Center. Previous to Technical Marketing, Brian worked as a Consultant for EMC Consulting. His main focus was Data center migration methodologies and implementations. His background previous to VMware includes Operations Engineering, Virtualization,…Read More
A customer recently asked me “How do I replace the “external” SSL certificate of vCenter but still use VMCA in default mode?” Ever curious, I asked “Why?”. His security team required that any “externally” facing management web pages needed to have a custom certificate that chained up to the corporate PKI. But behind that, they […]
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 by high-end disk arrays. Based on those foundations of storage virtualization, over the years, VMware introduced a range of availability and data…Read More
VMware vRealize Log Insight is a log analyser with capabilities to receive logs from regular syslog (so every device that can send syslog over the network) and from agents for Windows and Linux. Mostly every device can be configured to send logs to it and it can be used for quick and easy operation tasks, giving one a full picture of their environment. Inside Log Insight, you can install (or create your own) content packs. These content packs are a way to create dashboards with filtered data. The filtered data is usually determined by queries to the Log Insight search engine and is targeted to a specific product of which the data you want to see, for example: DRS actions, storage alerts, virtual machine snapshotting, etc. If it is logged…Read More
In the 3rd part of my series I am going to talk aboutthe usage of vCenter enhanced linked mode and vSphere Replication 6.0 and how itcan be used to protect the vSphere replication infrastructure itself. vSphere Replication 6.0 –Part 1: Architecture & features at a glance – vSphere Replication standalone and sample network design vSphere […]]> In the 3rd part of my series I am going to talk aboutthe usage of vCenter enhanced linked mode and vSphere Replication 6.0 and how itcan be used to…Read More
VCP6-DCV, VCP6-DCV Delta, and vSphere 6 Foundation Exams Open for Registration Registration opened last month for live versions of the VCP6-DCV, VCP6-DCV Delta, and vSphere 6 Foundation Exams. The exams will be available starting August 30, 2015 at several PearsonVue testing centers around the world. They will also be offered at the special VMworld 2015 exam centers in San Francisco and Barcelona. Register now: vSphere 6 Foundations Exam VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center…Read More
Compute accelerators — whether they be GPUs, Intel Xeon Phi, or FPGAs — are increasingly common in HPC and so it is important that we assess the use of such technologies from within VMware vSphere® as part of our efforts to virtualize research computing and other HPC environments. Last year when I tested Intel Xeon Phi in passthrough mode (VM Direct Path I/O) with VMware ESX® 5.5, we found that it didn’t work due to some limitations in our passthrough implementation. However, using an…Read More
Hi there, This was not like what the documentation said, and it was not as smooth as I would have liked so I thought I best to write it down. My NFR license expired, and I have to clean things … Read more ›
Today after upgraded my ESXi 5.5 host to ESXi 6.0, I started seeing a continuous warning on my ESXi 6.0 host “Deprecated VMFS Volumes found on host. Please consider upgrading volume(s) to the latest version“. From vSphere 6.0, VMFS3 Version is deprecated but all my datastores were already at VMFS 5 Version. I still see […]]> Today after upgraded my ESXi 5.5 host to ESXi 6.0, I started seeing a continuous warning on my ESXi 6.0 host “ Deprecated VMFS Volumes found on host. Please consider…Read More
This is actually the second blog post with the same name. I had the same problem, vCenter Server didn’t start, about a year ago and you can read that blog post here. This blog postapplies to vCenter Server 5.5.0 build2442329 and the problem was that thevCenter Server service didn’t start after an unexpected reboot of … Continue reading »
The End of Flash? That might just be the way things will or should pan out over the next year or less. How may times have we all heard of multiple critical vulnerabilities within Adobe’s Flash Player over recent years? Way too many I think.So who is going to tell … The post How To Kill Flash on Your Mac appeared first on The vCenterNerd.
Post by vExpert Michael Webster vSphere 6 is the latest and much anticipated flagship release from VMware and has been available since March 2015. It is the first time in a while that we’ve seen a new major release from VMware, and they’ve made a concerted effort to ensure that this release is as rock […]