Posts Tagged ‘vSphere’

vSphere 5 – Set Round Robin Defaults for EMC Storage

Changes to vSphere 5 syntax has changed the old commands and added new functionality. To set Symmetrix arrays to a default of Round Robin, for example, you would now use “esxcli storage nmp satp set –default-psp VMW_PSP_RR –satp VMW_SATP_SYMM”

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VMware KB1024051 – MSCS vCenter Clustering Unsupported

A newly published VMware KB1024051 article now states that “VMware does not support third party clustering products.” This means that Microsoft Clustering Service or Veritas Cluster Services are not supported for vCenter 4.x. Please take this into account when designing mission-critical vCenter deployments.  These customers should be looking at VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat with VMware […]

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VMware vSphere Hardening Guide – Draft Rev. B

VMware has released a draft of the vSphere Hardening Guide, and are encouraging feedback from the community.  It is broken into multiple pieces. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Virtual Machines Part 3: Host Part 4: vNetwork   Part 5: vCenter Part 6: COS *Update*  An official Hardening Guide for vSphere 4 has been released http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12306   […]

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VCP vSphere Practise Exam

Simon Long of The Slog has posted a VCP vSphere Practise Exam built out of VMware documentation and personal information and experience.  Looks great, I plan on taking it tonight to brush up! Take the Exam here.

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Re-Post: Yellow-Bricks.com – Another year…

Duncan Epping of Yellow-Bricks.com posted an article reflecting on another year passing by in his life; however the the article turned into much more with great insight and information on how and why he blogs with tips for others looking to make the dive into it themselves. I personally have taken (stolen with credit given, […]

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Best of VMworld 2009 Awards

Congratulations to all those that won, and those that placed.  Many great vendors with fantastic software in this list!  Take a look at each of them for your own VMware infrastructure, they can add a great deal of value. Old hats to VMware like Vizioncore with their vRanger are still top of their game, and […]

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VMware Tech Resource: vSphere 4 CPU Scheduler in ESX 4

VMware document defining Scheduler process improvements, and changes for ESX 4.  There are some very significant changes, and there are always many customer, client, and user questions about how ESX handles the Scheduler functions. Get the document here.

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ESX 4 CPU Scheduler Talking Points

If you are like me and get lots of questions about something that most customers, users, and even administrators will never see or interact with but is very core to Virtualization; this is a great 4 point list for you from Drummonds of VMware. Check out his post here.

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