There is some perception that if you knew you were going to start a large enterprise today, you’d just use the cloud. Unencumbered by hardware commitments, legacy applications, and training expenses, the appeal of a cloud centric strategy from startup are easy to enumerate. This does little to make things clearer to existing enterprises. That’s where Velostrata comes in.
Richard Arnold of 3ParDude comments: On Monday I got invited along with other vExperts to an announcement from VMware. They cut straight to the chase and announced that the C# fat vSphere client would not be available with the next release of vSphere. This has been expected for some time since with more and more […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: It’s always a good idea to enforce consistency for any environment as it leads to a predictable stack that better aligns architecture to reality. As a bit of a self-challenge, I wanted to write a set of PowerShell scripts that would use a defined list of configuration state values to […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: Global Test Configuration While the following NFS and iSCSI tests required some unique configuration to support the protocols for each, there are a number of global configuration items that did not change. These are as follows: Network: Both of the 1 Gbps NICs on the NAS were bonded […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: I’ve already squashed the loop avoidance myth in the post entitled vSphere Does Not Need LAG Bandaids and point out some advantages with Load Based Teaming (LBT). However, I neglect to cover some of the positive impacts that a LAG can have for the rest of your upstream […]
Eric Wright of DiscoPosse comments: For anyone who has had to move virtual guests from a VMware vSphere environment to a Microsoft Hyper-V environment, you know the challenges that are involved. Now, if you read my blog you’ll find it surprising that I’d be moving content from vSphere to Microsoft Hyper-V since I haven’t highlighted […]
Marco Broeken of vClouds comments: Last Monday vSphere 5.5 was announced with a lot of improvements and new additions to. It will still take like 2 months before it will be GA. Here is my Top 10 of new vSphere 5.5 features: Read more at: vSphere 5.5 — My Top 10 New Features
Viktor van den Berg explains how vSphere storage latency should be determined, and why blocksize is an important matter: So, let’s say we have a latency that’s bigger then 30ms, do we have problem? Not necessarily, the SCSI block size also determines the latency value. The SCSI block size is depending of the type of […]
The time has come to take sides on the core question of storage for virtual servers: Do you want storage intelligence to live in the hypervisor or the array? Most administrators are already lining up on one side or the other, unintentionally casting their vote while the rest flounder. But the storage industry must wake up and embrace the divide.
A colleague of mine approached me today with a question on our vCloud Director environment. He tried to log in to the vCloud Director portal, and was unable to log in, because there was no page being displayed at all. After checking if I was able to ping the interface, I logged on to the […]