Category Archives: Virtualization – Server

Mapping Virtual Machines to Datastores to Storage, Part 2

In a previous post, I walked through the challenges facing one of my customers during a recent outage, during which they needed to understand the mapping of virtual machines to datastores to LUNs. Due to time constraints, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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What is ‘Bursting to the Cloud’?

Glad you asked, and in my mind, there are different things that customers mean when they talk about ‘bursting to the cloud.’ The Wrong Way – SIMMULANTS Spontaneous / Simultaneous migration of multiple workloads to a provider due to massive … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Home Lab 3.0

Finally Got it Right… For those of you who have been following my progress (thanks for sticking around), there have been some changes to the home lab setup.  You may recall, in my post last fall – Home Lab, Part … Continue reading

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Powershell and UBERshell Take 1…

So, you may have already read Nick Weaver’s most excellent blog on UBERshell – a Powershell snap-in for the Celerra UBER VSA.  Althoug I am new to Powershell (and by extension UBERshell as well), ‘back in the day’ I was … Continue reading

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How-To: PowerPath Virtual Edition for VMware

So, as part of my ongoing self-education, I recently got a hold of PowerPath VE (PPVE) and installed it into my lab.  It was a breeze; in fact, the toughest part was licensing it! I documented the whole thing, which … Continue reading

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