Category Archives: Best Practice

Increasing vSAN Resynch / Rebuild Performance

Overview Rebuild / Resynchronization time is one of the things I have seen jump up and bite customers on the ankle over and over…  When you distribute your storage across multiple hosts in a hperconverged cluster, the arithmetic and physics … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practice, From the field, Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Virtualization - Server, vSAN | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Capacity Planning with Fault Domains in your vSAN Environment

 Overview Buckle in, this may be a long post…. I have been working recently with a customer that happens to have a large vSAN environment – indeed, one of the largest vSphere clusters I have encountered at 48 hosts – … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practice, TechInfo, vSAN | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Mapping Virtual Machines to Datastores to Storage, Part 1

summary of the problem This past week, I had the (unfortunate) opportunity to help provide some on-site support to a customer suffering through an outage (as a matter of fact, I am again this week).  The customer in question lost … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures in Scripting, Automation, Best Practice, From the field, TechInfo | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

VMworld 2011 Session – Design, Deploy OptimizedSQL Server on ESXi 5

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practice, From the field, Virtualization - Server, VMworld | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VMworld 2011 Session BCA1230 – Best practices for virtualizing Java

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practice, Enterprise Java, TechInfo | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

VMworld 2011 Session BCA1950 – Production Proven Methods of Running Enterprise Java on vSphere

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… This session had excellent information, though … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practice, Enterprise Java, TechInfo, Virtualization - Server, VMworld | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment