My first VMworld 2012 – A wrap

VMworld 2012 was held in San Francisco, USA  in August this year.  This was to be my first (and hopefully not last) VMworld conference,  I have a lot of memorable moments from the whole trip – probably too many to list here but nonetheless it was a very memorable trip.  The flight over and back […]

vCloud Networking Poster

This is an excellent in any virtualisation processional’s toolkit.. A good friend of mine wrote the following about this poster here so I will quote from his post. “The poster is a reference to all things related to vSphere Standard Switch (VSS), vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS), and Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) technology. It provides you information […]

vSphere 5.1 How-to’s and Troubleshooting Links

For those who have been eager and upgraded to vSphere 5.1, here are some relevant KB articles should you get stuck.   Configuration Configuring vCenter Single Sign On for high availability Installing vCenter Single Sign On in a multisite deployment Setting up Apache load balancing software with vCenter Single Sign On Configuring and troubleshooting vCenter […]

VMware vSphere 5.1 released!

  VMware vSphere 5.1 has finally been officially released. For me, one of the biggest things I have looked forward to is the revamped vSphere web client,  which was announced at VMworld 2012 a few weeks back.   With the desktop version going away, the new web based client means that I (and other MacOSX […]

HP Customized version of ESXi 5.1 is now available!

HP Customized version of ESXi 5.1  is now available! Download: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HP-ESXI-5.1.0-GA-10SEP2012&productId=28 Release Notes: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03537464.pdf Also, an updated version of the HP Customized version of ESXi 5.0 U1 (October 2012)  is also available: Download: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HP-ESXI-5.0.0-U1-15MAR2012_V2&productId=229 Release Notes: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03537272.pdf

What is VM Density?

What is it? VM Density used to be (and still is) referred to as the following three contextual definitions related to performance: Number of VM’s that can run on a certain number of physical CPU’s Number of VM’s or workloads running on a host Number of VM’s or workloads running on a single datastore. What […]

Whats news in vSphere 5.1 – A dive in.

There has been a number of improvements made to the base hypervisor, probably notably around Auto Deploy. For those who are not familiar with Auto Deploy who have not had a chance to play with it, what it essentially gives you is the power to rapidly deploy new vSphere hosts into your environment and bring […]