Virtualized Internet Firewall With HA and DRS

I wanted to throw this together real quick and explain how to accomplish running a virtualized firewall (PFSense, Astaro, etc.). The goal to accomplish here is to use your cable/dsl internet connection with the ability to vmotion across VMware hosts Continue reading Virtualized Internet Firewall With HA and DRS

PHD Virtual Restores and Replication

In this article we will be going through the process of using PHD Virtual for doing file level restores, whole vm restores and replications. The initial installation of PHD Virtual can be found here in which we also created our first Continue reading PHD Virtual Restores and Replication

Installing Veeam Backup and Replication

In this post we will be installing the Backup and Replication server components. This is a fairly straight forward installation with very minimal setup steps after installation to get started using it. Of course there are many advanced setup scenarios Continue reading Installing Veeam Backup and Replication

Volume Creation and iSCSI Setup of HP P4000 VSA – Video

In this video we will be creating a volume on the P4000 VSA to be used as an iSCSI volume for our ESXi hosts to use as a datastore. In a previous video we installed and configured the  P4000 VSA’s Continue reading Volume Creation and iSCSI Setup of HP P4000 VSA – Video

Create and Migrate Standard vSwitches to Distributed Switches in vSphere 5.1

In this scenario we will be migrating existing standard vswitches to distributed switches. This scenario also includes iSCSI vmkernel ports which we will be moving as well. There is no audio in this video so it is just video only. Continue reading Create and Migrate Standard vSwitches to Distributed Switches in vSphere 5.1

vSphere 5.1 Data Protection Appliance

I just installed and configured the new vSphere 5.1 VDP appliance. Very easy installation and integrates well and works very well. But of course I am now looking at the fact that I am capped at 2TB limit and I Continue reading vSphere 5.1 Data Protection Appliance