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  • VMworld 2014 Highlights – a complete recap
  • VMworld 2014 Day 4 Highlights
  • Veeam v8
  • VMware Virtual SAN best practices
  • VMworld 2014 Day 3 Highlights
  • VMware Fling – Latency Sensitivity Troubleshooting Tool
  • New VMware Fling – BatchV2V
  • VMworld 2014 Day 2 Highlights
  • VMware releases Workspace Suite
  • VMware vSphere 6 enhancements

VMworld 2014 Highlights – a complete recap

VMworld 2014 Highlights – Day 1 Live report from the VMworld 2014 General session. Today VMworld 2014 kicks off with the VMworld 2014 General session. The theme for this year is “No Limits”. Follow the VMworld 2014 General session live, here, on VMGuru. Announcement of VMware EVO: RAIL Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. VMware goes Hyper-Converged with VMware EVO RAIL which combines compute, network & storage resources in a complete solution offered by VMware qualified partners. Former project: Marvin is actually a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance offers a simple, easy to deploy, all-in-one solution offered by Dell, Fujitsu, EMC, iNspur, SuperMicro [ … ]

VMworld 2014 Day 4 Highlights

    Today was the last day at VMworld 2014, check out the VMworld 2014 Day 4 Highlights. Live report from the VMworld 2014 Day 4 General session. The general session on the second day often shows a lot of speakers and demos. We did some MMPTW (Massive Multi-Player Thumb Wrestling), saw some nifty robots and got a demo in advanced data modeling and analysis. Follow it live on VMGuru. VMware Virtual SAN Best Practices. This morning at VMworld 2014 there was a great session regarding the most common mistakes/pitfalls in VMware Virtual SAN design. [ … ]

Veeam v8

    Yesterday at VMworld 2014 I attended a breakout session which gave a preview of Veeam v8. Veeam compared it to the V8 Lamborghini, it’s a beast. Just as Veeam Backup & Replication product name implies, the cornerstone of data protection strategy includes both image-based backup and replication in the same product. Backups are mandatory, but only replication is able to provide you with low recovery time objectives (RTOs), which are much needed for the modern data center. Because of that, we have provided both backup and replication since the very first release of our product, [ … ]

VMware Virtual SAN best practices

    This morning at VMworld 2014 there was a great session regarding the most common mistakes/pitfalls in VMware Virtual SAN design. One of the speakers was Cormac Hogan, VMware Storage Architect. He had some great tips. Minimal cluster size is 4 nodes. According to the requirements you can build a Virtual SAN using a 3 node cluster but you should take into account failure or maintenance of 1 node. Upgrading vSphere 5 to vSphere 5.5 Update 1 introduces a known bug. Install the fix mentioned in this VMware KB article. Use enterprise grade SSD. Selecting [ … ]

VMworld 2014 General Session Day 4

Last day of VMworld also has a general session. It probably will be an easy going one, since last night was the VMworld party. Follow it here.   Checkout the other General Session Live blog day 1 Live blog day 2 Live blog day 4

VMworld 2014 Day 3 Highlights

    Today was a great day at VMworld 2014 with a lot of breakout sessions. Wednesday on VMworld 2014 is always a busy day with a lot of sessions and of course the VMworld Party. Because of the many sessions I have had no time to write many articles but I will try to catch up tomorrow as soon as possible. Some news from today: New VMware Fling – BatchV2V. New VMware Fling – Latency Sensitivity Troubleshooting Tool. Check out the VMworld 2014 Day 3 Highlights from the VMworld party and VMworld TV.       [ … ]

VMware Fling – Latency Sensitivity Troubleshooting Tool

VMware released a new Fling, a latency sensitivity troubleshooting tool. The Latency Sensitivity Troubleshooting Tool provides scripts and examples to troubleshoot configuration and performance problems with the Latency Sensitivity feature in VMware vSphere 5.5. Features Python script that runs on ESXi to check virtual machine and physical NIC (PNIC) configuration to monitor host, virtual machine, and PNIC performance. Python program to process traces from pktcap-uw for a ping workload and print time spent in ESXi on the receive path, time spent in the virtual machine, and time spent in ESXi on the transmit path. A simple C program demonstrating the [ … ]

New VMware Fling – BatchV2V

VMware released a new Fling, BatchV2V. It is a command line utility that helps to simplify batch V2V operations with VMware Converter. On first run, BatchV2V outputs a configuration file that can be used multiple times to batch copy one virtual machine to many other targets. For many administrators, this is done manually on a regularly scheduled basis with VMware Converter. The tool helps to batch the copy job so you don’t have to manually specify the parameters on an ongoing basis. System Requirements VMware Converter v5.5 .net framework 3.5 Instructions Make sure you have .net framework 3.5 or higher installed, then follow [ … ]

VMworld 2014 Day 2 Highlights

    Today was a great day at VMworld 2014 with a lot of VMware EUC news. Check out the VMworld 2014 Day 2 Highlights. Live report from the VMworld 2014 Day 2 General session. The general session on the second day often shows a lot of demos. Last year we saw a demo of Mirage, where a laptop was dropped on the floor and had its data redistributed to a virtual desktop in seconds. Wonder what they will be demoing this year? Follow it live on VMGuru. Patrolling the borders with HyTrust Boundary Controls.With [ … ]

New VMware Fling – Services Virtual File System

VMware release a new fling, a Service Virtual File System. Building on top of the FUSE API (Linux specific) and the llfuse library, Services Virtual File System (SVFS) aims to provide an easy way for creating a custom file system that integrates seamlessly with the native Linux one. Users are able to execute almost all operations on it, including but not limited to creation and removal of files and directories, as well as searches and read from/write to files. This allows the user to map just about any structure to a Linux file system, using the abstractions provided in SVFS. [ … ]