Protecting vCenter services, what is around (comes around)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Depending on your environment there is a need to protect vCenter or some of the services included in the vCenter system. A big question to ask yourself is what kind of downtime can you have according to your service levels and what kind of options do we have or need to have in place? What … Continue reading »Protecting vCenter services, what is around (comes around)

vCenter 5.5 SSO after initial installation steps

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you probably know (or don’t) from vCenter version 5.1 Single Sign-On (SSO) has a password policy. This password policy is for the SSO component only, not for the external identities (like AD DS). For version 5.1 the maximum lifetime of a password is default 365 days. This means the password will expire in 365 … Continue reading »vCenter 5.5 SSO after initial installation steps

New VMworld Sessions on youtube released via VMworld TV

Reading Time: < 1 minute Video killed the radio star. But for VMworld sessions this is a great way to experience the recorded sessions when you did not go to VMworld or were not able to follow (as there are a lot of sessions). Maybe this will get you excited to go the next time around.  VMworld TV released a … Continue reading »New VMworld Sessions on youtube released via VMworld TV

Keep on IO’in in the VDI world

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have already done some posting about analyzers, optimization and IO offloading (https://www.pascalswereld.nl/post/72323420934/ram-based-storage-vdi and https://www.pascalswereld.nl/post/71309552232/reducing-io-at-host), but a question that rises often in VDI projects is what IO(PS) do we expect in what layers of the infrastructure and how can we measure them accordantly? But first start at the start. What kind of IO can we expect … Continue reading »Keep on IO’in in the VDI world

Atlantis ILIO – RAM Based storage matched for VDI

Reading Time: 5 minutes I personally am very fond of solutions that handle IO close to the source and therefor give more performance to your virtual machine workload and minimize (or preferably skip) the storage footprint downstream. I previously written a blog post about sollutions you can use at the host. One of these solutions is Atlantis ILIO. As … Continue reading »Atlantis ILIO – RAM Based storage matched for VDI