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vMotion and EtherChannel, an overview of the load-balancing policies stack

After posting the article “Choose link aggregation over Multi-NIC vMotion” I received a couple of similar questions. Pierre-Louis left a comment that covers most of the questions. Let me use this as an example and

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Designing your vMotion networking – Choose link aggregation over Multi-NIC vMotion?

The “Designing your vMotion network” series have lead me to have some interesting conversations. A recurring question is why not use Link Aggregation technologies such as Etherchannel to increase bandwidth for vMotion operations. When zooming

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New technical paper: The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1

Today a new technical paper is available on vmware.com.DescriptionThe CPU scheduler is an essential component of vSphere 5.x. All workloads running in a virtual machine must be scheduled for execution and the CPU scheduler handles

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Hide all Getting Started Pages in vSphere 5.1 webclient in 3 easy steps

I’m rebuilding my lab and after I installed a new vCenter server I was confronted with those Getting Started tabs again. That reminded me that I promised someone at a VMUG to blog how to

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Direct IP-storage and using NetIOC User-defined network resource pools for QoS

Some customers use iSCSI initiators inside the Guest OS to connect directly to a datastore on the array or using an NFS client inside the Guest OS to access remote NFS storage directly. Thereby circumventing

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