Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 31

vSphere cluster – Cluster Operational Status

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but under the summary tab on a vSphere cluster is a little used link called ‘Cluster Operational Status’.  This pops up a nice window that shows you any configuration issues that are occuring within the cluster, a nice easy snapshot of what problems there are, if any, if the screen …

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May 31

RVTools – Updated

What is RVTools? RVTools uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts, it can list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, nics, datastores, service console, VM Kernel, switches, ports and health checks Whats new? Version 3.1 (April, 2011) Logon form tab …

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May 30

ESX to ESXi Migration

VMware have announced its plans to move away from the traditional ESX hypervisor architecture, based on its Console Operating System with its release of vSphere 4.1.  It is to concentrate on its lightweight hypervisor, known as ESXi. The question is, you’ve already got an ESX infrastructure, how do you migrate?  VMware have released several technical …

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May 26

Veeam – the next generation

Veeam Backup & Replication will support image level backup of virtual machines running Microsoft Hyper-V, whereas is can only support VMware VM’s at the moment Veeam will support all versions of Hyper-V, including the free version. Why this sudden decision to support Hyper-V?  Easy – its the marketshare for Hyper-V.  VMware has a marketshare of …

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May 25

Thinking outside the box

Some interesting ways of utilizing HP Bladesystem, MDS and VSA to give you a solid virtualization platform:  

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