Tag Archive: vSphere

Mar 14

vCloud White Papers

Thought I’d share the following from vSphere, pretty useful from an architectural point of view: VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study Cloud Infrastructure Architecture Case Study

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Jan 19

VAAI comes to the P2000

VAAI (vStorage API for Array Integration) is one of the storage application programming interface (API) sets in vSphere which allows hardware offload, ESX/ESXi hosts perform certain operations faster and consume less server resources (more on VAAI in a later post).  Let’s just say at this point, if your storage device supports it, implement the required …

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Jun 01

Exchange 2010 – DAG & HA/DRS

It used to be if you introduced DAG’s into a virtual Exchange 2010 environment then you’d have to disable HA/DRS as that could cause all sorts of issues, oh, and wasn’t supported by Microsoft, a big problem i’d say, but now DAG’s are supported in this scenario! The following support scenarios are being updated, for …

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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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Feb 04

VMware Communities: vSphere 4.1 Security Hardening Guide (draft)

Deploying vSphere 4.1?  Concerned about security and unsure where to look? VMware Communities: vSphere 4.1 Security Hardening Guide (draft).