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.


VMware Advocacy

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 […]


VMware Advocacy

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 […]


VMware Advocacy

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


VMware Advocacy

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


VMware Advocacy

VMware User Environment Manager and Application…

Capture Google Chome setting and incorporating the config into #VMware UEM

VMware User Environment Manager and Application…

By Jeffrey Davidson There has been a lot of focus on VMware UEM (formerly Immidio) in recent months since its acquisition and release as VMware User Environment Manager (UEM). In this blog entry I will walk through the process of capturing Google Chrome settings and incorporating that configuration into UEM. UEM can be deployed with […]


VMware Advocacy

Object storage: why, when, where… and but.

Object storage: why, when, where… and but.

Object storage: why, when, where… and but.

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.


VMware Advocacy

Fling Contest 2014 Winner: Onyx for the Web Client

Now you can use Onyx in your #vSphere Web Client!

Fling Contest 2014 Winner: Onyx for the Web Client

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


VMware Advocacy

Custom certificate on the outside, VMware CA…

Custom certificate on the outside, VMware (VMCA) on the inside – Replacing SSL Certificate

Custom certificate on the outside, VMware CA…

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 […]


VMware Advocacy

VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

What is in store for #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 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 Advocacy

Integrating VMware NSX with VMware vRealize Log…

Integrating #VMware #NSX with #vRealize Log Insight

Integrating VMware NSX with VMware vRealize Log…

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


VMware Advocacy

VMware vRealize Operations (vR Ops) Requirements

Know which profile size to deploy for #VMware #vRealize Operations

VMware vRealize Operations (vR Ops) Requirements

Decided to fill up the missing information which was not listed in the documentation of vRealize Operations neither was it stated anywhere by anyone in any blog post that I tried to Google around. Was doing a vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) and wanted to advise customer on the resources required. Other than the documentation from here or from the vR Ops Installation Guide, it does not state what was provided e.g. the different profile sizes of the vApp is suited for which type of environment other than running the deployment wizard. This is not very helpful especially when you are doing planning and the only way to get that information is to deploy it. Upon deploying, you will get to know the disk size that vR Ops will use. Based…Read More


VMware Advocacy

From the Data Center, With Linux: NVIDIA GRID…

From the Data Center, With Linux: NVIDIA GRID Virtualizes High-End Linux Workstation Experience

From the Data Center, With Linux: NVIDIA GRID…

Guest Blog by Will Wade, Director of GRID Product Management, NVIDIA Many businesses use Linux to run some of the most advanced applications on the market. Their opportunity just got bigger thanks to VMware and NVIDIA. NVIDIA GRID technology powers the high-performance 3D graphics of VMware’s recently released Horizon 6 for Linux. This means organizations […]


VMware Advocacy

vSphere Replication 6.0 part 3: enhanced linked…

vSphere Replication 6.0 part 3: enhanced linked mode, backup and recovery scenarios

vSphere Replication 6.0 part 3: enhanced linked…

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


VMware Advocacy

VMware NSX Insight From an Expert, Part 1

VMware NSX Insight From an Expert, Part 1

VMware NSX Insight From an Expert, Part 1

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


VMware Advocacy

Using the Intel Xeon Phi Compute Accelerator…

Using the Intel Xeon Phi Compute Accelerator with #VMware #ESX 6.0

Using the Intel Xeon Phi Compute Accelerator…

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


VMware Advocacy

New Self Paced Courses on vSphere 6, VIO, and…

New Self Paced Courses on vSphere 6, VIO, and User Environment Manager

New Self Paced Courses on vSphere 6, VIO, and…

This is a repost from the EDU Blog. Three new self-paced courses were released last month: VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6] On Demand -This On Demand course explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware ESXi™ 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills […]


VMware Advocacy