Tag Archive: VMWare

Mar 04

VMware vVol and HP 3PAR

Last year,  Calvin Zito did a good overview on VMware Virtual Volumes or vVols. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKVui0W3NT0   This is game changing in my opinion, this essentially means the virtual machines will be able to leverage the 3PAR for ANY operation – when you throw an ASIC in the mix and our wide striping and you will …

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Nov 20

Thin vs Thick: VMFS formats.

This took me a little while to get my head around the concepts. But here is my understanding: Thin In this particular format, the of the VMDK file on the datastore is equal to the amount that is used within the VM itself as it zeros out the space prior to I/O being written, so for …

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Nov 10

Enabling SSH and SFTP on ESXi 5.x Host

So I had just built a ESXi 5 VM when I wanted to upload some ISO’s into a datastore, alas SSH is turned off by default in ESXI 5 So, first part is to turn it on, you need to be physically at your ESXi box in order to do this part. At the ESXi …

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Sep 25

http://www.vmware.com/a/vmmark/ – Impressive Benchmarks by HP

Personally, I love seeing stuff and tests like these. Whilst other technologist’s from representing companies may be quick to defend why their particular company’s hardware doesn’t get the top score they would of hoped. I try to take another angle on approaching these sort of benchmarks. Why? I’ll break down the reasons why I think …

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