Virtual Infrastructure WAN Benchmarking with Dummynet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever had a customer environment where either a deployment is done over WAN links or the customers wants to change there WAN links, and they (or you in planning or testing phase) are interesting to see what happens in advance? Or you just want to know how latency or ping drops in a WAN link … Continue reading »Virtual Infrastructure WAN Benchmarking with Dummynet

VMware Horizon View 5.3 is available for download and new feature list

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware Horizon View 5.3 is available for download and can be downloaded at the following location: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_view/5_3. So what new features are available with version 5.3? The following features are new to this version: 3D graphics with virtual dedicated graphics acceleration (vDGA). This leverages view to use complex 3D graphics in your VDI environment. In combination with … Continue reading »VMware Horizon View 5.3 is available for download and new feature list

VMware NSX Series – Data flow without control plane

Reading Time: 4 minutes In my last blog post (you can read it here: https://www.pascalswereld.nl/post/67365305981/nsx) I wrote about NSX architecture with the out of band components such as NSX manager and NSX controller cluster (management and control plane). But do they realy don’t interfere with the data IO? Time to find out! I am using the HOL NSX lab … Continue reading »VMware NSX Series – Data flow without control plane

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VMware NSX Series – Introduction and components

Reading Time: 5 minutes This year VMware introduced some new solutions to the software defined data center (SDDC), namely Virtual SAN (or VSAN) for the storage and available solutions and NSX for the network and security layer. Or software defined storage resp. software defined networking. Virtual SAN will be general available H1 2014. Beta has been released a while now, … Continue reading »VMware NSX Series – Introduction and components

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Learning Puppet – getting the Puppet learning VM

Reading Time: 2 minutes While trying to learn Puppet you should probably first want to know what Puppet is. What is Puppet and what can we do? Puppet is an automation configuration management tool from Puppet Labs. It’s supports automation cross-platform, for example in several OS like Windows, Linux but there is also VMware vCenter integration. With its integration with … Continue reading »Learning Puppet – getting the Puppet learning VM

VMware Flings – Nested ESXi VMtools

Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was at Barcelona I first heard William Lam (http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/) talking about the soon release of a VMware fling that would be around VMware tools for nested ESXi hosts. The soon release was 11 November 2013. I use lab setup often, to try out a few steps for education or to present features in … Continue reading »VMware Flings – Nested ESXi VMtools

Benchmarking your VMware Horzion VDI infrastructure with VMware View Planner

Reading Time: 6 minutes So I got myself a VDI infrastructure based on VMware Horizon view. Planning or Design phase done, first implementing phase done. Depending on your why’s you are either in concept planning phase or testing before going to production. Good let’s introduce the next step in the project phases, planning for workload or testing the infrastructure … Continue reading »Benchmarking your VMware Horzion VDI infrastructure with VMware View Planner

vCenter 5.1 installation on Windows 2012 fails at SPS – ProtectedStorage none existing service

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the middle of building a VMware Horizon Suite 5.2 lab for a comparison demo (VDI, mobility et al) I was installing vCenter 5.1 on Windows 2012. I can almost be sure I have tried an earlier installation that didn’t show this problem, but hay my memory sometimes plays a little trick on me (I’m … Continue reading »vCenter 5.1 installation on Windows 2012 fails at SPS – ProtectedStorage none existing service