Hi everyone. Time to do a posting of my homeLAB storage and its performance. First of the following: PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS IN NO WAY AN INDICATION OR REAL WORLD PERFORMANCE OF ANY TECHNOLOGY MENTIONED. What I mean by the above note is that these are test I performed on my homeLAB system to gauge… Continue reading homeLAB Storage performance test – iSCSI (Single HDD, Striped HDD) and VSAN
Hi all…. vCloud Automation Center has been updated to version 6.01. Go download the latest version and start playing….at http://www.vmware.com/downloads I am currently working on a customer engagement where we plan to use vCAC 6.01 in the design for the customer private cloud. I shall be more active posting from now on as this will… Continue reading vCloud Automation Center 6.01 GA
Hi everyone…. I am in the process of getting ready for VMware VSAN! So in order to re-build homeLAB I needed to spend some hard earned cash on some SSD’s. So to satisfy the VSAN requirements for homeLAB I bought two additional Sandisk SSD’s (256GB) I also decided to add two oldies I have into… Continue reading Getting ready for VMware VSAN
Hi everyone…. Quick goto: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/ And get the all new VMware Hands-on-Labs that is available….Learn all the new things that was launched at VMworld 2013! Personal favorites: • HOL-SDC-1302 � vSphere Distributed Switch from A to Z – Enroll in HOL-SDC-1302 • HOL-SDC-1304 � vSphere Performance Optimization – Enroll in HOL-SDC-1304 • HOL-SDC-1305 � Business… Continue reading VMware new Hand-On-Labs available for VMworld 2013
Here is a video on YouTube detailing NetApp support for vCloud Director: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzaDP3pKB4s It is important to note that for a backup solution to support vCloud Director, vCLoud Director API’s need to be supported so that the vApp Metadata can be backed up along with the vApp vmdk files. In addition to this video here… Continue reading NetApp Support for vCloud Director vApps
Hi all… If you are looking for a good explanation for Allocation models in vCD you need to visit Duncan’s blog here: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/09/22/vcd-allocation-models/ Very informative!
Hi all… I had a discussion with a colleague today regarding a design of vCD we are working on for a customer, we had a discussion regarding how vCD do Fast Provisioning… I revisited Cris Colotti’s post here: http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/info-vcloud-director-fast-provisioned-catalog-virtual-machines/ A good read and explanation!
Questions from the field: 1. VMRC console support via Proxy server: Is this supported? Not now but in future? 2. vCloud Licensing: How are we licensing vCloud? Per VM? and Per vCenter instance, and what about vSM? Does it protect only those VM’s licensed per vCenter instance or cumulative? 3. vCD web management/Cell to vCenter delays: What… Continue reading Questions from the field – 1
Hi All I am planning to include some notes from the Field on vCloud Director here. Also planned are some architectural design samples, vCD Networking samples and more. In addition I am also planning a Q&A section….with questions from the Field and the responses either from me or some of my esteemed colleagues. Feel free to post questions or… Continue reading vCloud Director 1.5