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Designing your VMware vMotion network – Multi-NIC vMotion and NetIOC

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Designing a vMotion network can be quite a challenge. You want to provide vMotion as much bandwidth as possible but not at the expense of other network traffic streams. Network I/O Control (NetIOC) can provide you bandwidth management tools to shape and form your vMotion network. NetIOC provides a QoS that allows vMotion to utilize […]

SR-IOV and VMware vMotion

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Most hypervisors now have, or will have, support for SR-IOV networking — VMware introduced support in vSphere 5.1.  One of the downsides of using this technology, which provides direct network access to a virtual machine, is that it hinders mobility — vMotion is no longer possible.  The new Hyper-V works around this limitation by temporarily […]

How to find objects in VMware vSphere Web client – the fastest way

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The New vSphere Web client might not be the way that many admins use to do things in vSphere. In fact it’s been very very long time we have been all working through the vSphere Windows client, so the change to the vSphere Web client aren’t obvious. And so like many others I keep doing […]

How To Enable Shared ISOs in Hyper-V

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I’m wrapping up my TrainSignal course (shameless plug) on Microsoft Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012 and I’ve come across a few tips that I thought would be useful. Let’s start off with a useful how-to around ISOs, When you create a VM, the default behavior of an […]

Stratus ftServer Systems With VMware vSphere 5.1 Is Best Uptime Protection Possible for Critical Virtual Workloads

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For users of VMware software with critical Tier 1 applications that demand zero downtime and zero data loss, Stratus Technologies, Inc. announced today that vSphere 5.1 virtualization software is now available on its newest line of Stratus ftServer fault-tolerant systems. Stratus is a global provider of products and services focused on protecting critical applications from […]

Veeam Webinar! “Upgrading to VMware vSphere 5.1 – Plan, Run, Backup, Get Most from Upgrade”

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There’s a lot to be gained by upgrading to vSphere 5.1 — enhanced vMotion, support for Windows Server 2012, and more. So the question becomes: What’s the best way to get there from here? vExpert Rick Vanover shares proven best practices to simplify and safeguard your upgrade, including: Have a plan: using the upgrade to optimize your […]

Manual VMware Storage vMotion Migrations into a Datastore Cluster

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Frequently I receive questions about the impact of a manual migration into a datastore cluster, especially about the impact of the VM disk file layout. Will Storage DRS take the initial disk layout into account or will it be changed? The short answer is that the virtual machine disk layout will be changed by the […]

Veeam Webinars: Upgrading to VMware vSphere 5.1

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There’s a lot to be gained by upgrading to vSphere 5.1 — enhanced vMotion, support for Windows Server 2012, and more. So the question becomes: What’s the best way to get there from here? vExpert Rick Vanover shares proven best practices to simplify and safeguard your upgrade, including: Have a plan: using the upgrade to optimize your […]

Storage DRS and Storage vMotion Bugs Solved in VMware vSphere 5.0 Update 2

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VMware Update 2 for vSphere ESXI 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 were released. I would like to highlight two bugs that have been fixed in this update, one for Storage DRS and one for Storage vMotion. Storage DRS vSphere ESXi 5.0 Update 2 was released today and it contains a fix that should be interesting […]

VMware vSphere 5.1 Distributed Switch Health Check and Cisco UCS

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I was doing some testing of the new vSphere 5.1 features and came across something odd with the new Distributed Switch Health Check feature with Cisco UCS. In my lab I have 4 ESXi 5.1 hosts running on older B200 M1s with VIC M81KR adaptors. On my ESXi service profiles I have 8 vNICs; 2 […]

Storage vMotion and the vSphere web-client

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The new web client of vSphere 5.1 is my weapon of choice when working in my lab. It contains a lot of “hidden” gems, the UI team spends a lot of time crafting and aligning the user-interface to the administrator needs. One thing that drove me nuts was the lack of information when running a […]

Tagging VMkernel Traffic Types Using ESXCLI 5.1

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In earlier releases of ESXi, a VMkernel interface could transport three types of traffic: Management, vMotion and Fault Tolerance. To enable a particular traffic type, one would use either the vSphere Web/C# Client or the vSphere API. Some of you may have recalled using an undocumented command-line tool called vim-cmd in the ESXi Shell to […]

VMware Knowledge Base Articles Published for December 16, 2012

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VMware Knowledge Base Articles Published for December 16, 2012 Automate set up of Hyperic Agent (2041458) Provide instructions to automate Hyperic Agent set up with the HQ Server The following properties need to be set in the agents agent.propertes file. The agent.properties file is located in the Published: 12/17/12 Disabling the vCenter Server Heartbeat Plug-in […]

VMware Knowledge Base Articles for December 12, 2012

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VMware Knowledge Base Articles for December 12, 2012 vCenter Single Sign On fails to connect to a Microsoft SQL instance (2039092) During the installation vCenter Single Sign On fails to access a remote Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 database. · You may see the errors: · Login failed for user ‘xxx’ · No Published: 12/12/12 ESXi […]

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