Should I hot add CPU/Mem or go now?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am doing my VCAP5-DCA prep and using the unofficial official VCAP5 DCA Study Guide to guide me true the subjects (great resource! Check it out at http://www.virtuallanger.com/vcap-dca-5/). And apparently I’m easily distracted, this time with the subject of resource optimization/management and in particular the hot plugging CPU and memory options. As you probably know … Continue reading »Should I hot add CPU/Mem or go now?

vSphere Performance monitoring tools standard available

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am currently working on a project where we are optimizing the virtual infrastructure which consist of vSphere and XenServer hypervisors. In the project we want to measure and confirm some of the performance related counters. We got several standard tools at the infrastructure components to see what the environment is capable of and check … Continue reading »vSphere Performance monitoring tools standard available

Sites for you bookmark list – VMware WalkThroughs

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has a site on the world wide web called vmwarewalkthroughs.com. This site contains product walk throughs. These walk throughs provide a step by step overview of VMware architecture components, and a how to configure these. For the viewer this is not only following the slides, but some interactive clicking of menu or object items. Several … Continue reading »Sites for you bookmark list – VMware WalkThroughs

Evaluations – VSAN Beta – The what and installation

Reading Time: 4 minutes I finally received my new company notebook. I use my notebook as my demo and evaluation lab. Before I was extremely lagging in my labs due to minimal RAM (6GB) and a magnetic none performance HDD. I still can’t believe how patienced I was (cause I normally am not even near patience). But now with … Continue reading »Evaluations – VSAN Beta – The what and installation

VMware vCloud Director – the what and evalution

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week I was asked about vCloud Director. I haven’t worked with vCloud Director the last couple of projects (single users of their private infrastructure). I thought I can use this question to buff up my vCloud Director skills, update my lab to 5.5 and do a blog post in one. vCloud director, what’s that? … Continue reading »VMware vCloud Director – the what and evalution

VMware vSphere Auto Deploy and the GUI fling

Reading Time: 6 minutes As in my earlier IO Analyzer blog post, flings in VMware labs are an excellent place for very useful tools and extra’s for your VMware environment. You can find the VMware flings page at http://labs.vmware.com/flings/. One of the flings I want to blog about is the Auto Deploy GUI. This fling is a front end graphical … Continue reading »VMware vSphere Auto Deploy and the GUI fling

Evaluations – Veeam Backup and Replication version 7- What and Installation.

Reading Time: 4 minutes And now for something completely different… Well different, still has to do with a virtual infrastructure. Evaluating the version 7 of Veeam Backup and Replication. What is Veeam Backup and replication? Veeam Backup and replication is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for virtual infrastructures. It supports virtual infrastructures from VMware or Hyper-V. It brings … Continue reading »Evaluations – Veeam Backup and Replication version 7- What and Installation.

Dissecting vSphere – Data protection

Reading Time: 3 minutes An important part of a business continuity and disaster recovery plans are the ways to protect your organisation data. A way to do this is to have a back-up and recovery solution in place. This solution should be able to get your organization back in to production with the set RPO/RTO’s. The solution needs to … Continue reading »Dissecting vSphere – Data protection

Learned Lessons – Nexus 1000V and the manual VEM installation

Reading Time: 3 minutes At an implementation project we implemented 24 ESXi hosts and used the Nexus 1000V to have a consistent network configuration, feature set and provisioning throughout the physical and the virtual infrastructure. When I tried to add the last host to the Nexus it failed on me with the InstallerApp (Cisco provided java installer that adds … Continue reading »Learned Lessons – Nexus 1000V and the manual VEM installation

vCenter Collectors – Syslog and Dump collector (with some PowerCLI)

Reading Time: 4 minutes With stateless VMware Auto deploy hosts, or hosts with SD or USB Stick installation, these hosts typically do not have local storage attached. There will be no space assigned to the scratch partition for dumps and logs. Defaulted they will be stored in RAM (/tmp/scratch). After a reboot the /tmp will be cleared. We need … Continue reading »vCenter Collectors – Syslog and Dump collector (with some PowerCLI)