vSphere 5.1 AutoDeploy

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

VMware makes frenemies at OpenStack, but what’s in it for IT?

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?

HP Blogs – Block or file based storage for VMware – The HP Blog Hub

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

Welcome to vSphere-land! » All about the UNMAP command in vSphere

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