I have two Intel 520 120GB SSD drives on the way this week to start doing some additional testing with ZIL/SLOG and L2ARC and using Nexenta as my datastores for vSphere. So stay tuned. Testing results are in and Continue reading More Nexenta testing coming soon
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
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
Veeam is installed and running some backups. I am not able to get the search server portion to work however as of yet. I have installed Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express. Seems to be working very well right now, but Continue reading Veeam installed
Great news in the VMware licensing world. Looks like vRAM pricing was not the best choice. 🙂 VMware Kills vRAM Licensing, Will Focus On vSphere Cloud Bundles.
This is just a quick walk-through of setting up a new storage cluster within vSphere5. When using a storage cluster it makes the management of vm placement, space management and high disk IO vms easier to manage and control automatically or manually Continue reading Setup Storage Cluster with SDRS – vSphere5
If you are using Platespin Protect for a disaster recovery solution for your datacenter you need to know how to do this. After attempting to upgrade to the latest 10.2 version which supports vSphere5 I have personally lost my protected Continue reading Support | HOWTO: How to export and import PlateSpin Migrate/Protect/Forge database