In this guide we will be installing, configuring and using the AutoDeploy feature of vSphere 5.1. This is a great feature to use when you need to deploy many hosts and do not want to configure a local disk to Continue reading vSphere 5.1 AutoDeploy
I now have my HP EliteBook 8570w laptop. This laptop is going to be my mobile lab for demo’s and training. It is an Intel I7 with 32GB of Ram. Going to be a good mobile lab. I am currently Continue reading Lab Laptop
Looks like it is going to get interesting for sure. I really personally hope VMware does actually start contributing to OpenStack. It would be a huge mistake for them for sure to not contribute. VMware makes frenemies at OpenStack, but Continue reading VMware makes frenemies at OpenStack, but what’s in it for IT?
Just wanted to share this real quick for anyone who may want to setup remote syslogging on your ESXi5 hosts. I like to configure this so I can keep up with all of my servers in one location. This can Continue reading Configuring remote syslog for ESXi5 hosts
Good session comparing file based vs. block protocols for VMware. I use both depending on the type of workloads that I am using. For a set it and forget it home lab I highly recommend file based (NFS), one big Continue reading HP Blogs – Block or file based storage for VMware – The HP Blog Hub
Here is some great info on the issues with SCSI UNMAP commands in ESXi5. I have personally ran into this issue several months ago and disabled it from the command line as explained in this post below. Welcome to vSphere-land! Continue reading Welcome to vSphere-land! » All about the UNMAP command in vSphere