Category: VMware

Memory Deep Dive: Optimizing for Performance

This is part 4 of the memory deep dive. This is a series of articles that I wrote to share what I learned while documenting memory internals for large memory server configurations. This topic amongst others will be covered in...

/ 20 February 2015

Memory Deep Dive: Memory Subsystem Bandwidth

This is part 3 of the memory deep dive. This is a series of articles that I wrote to share what I learned while documenting memory internals for large memory server configurations. This topic amongst others will be covered in...

/ 19 February 2015
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Memory Deep Dive: Memory Subsystem Organisation

This is part 2 of the memory deep dive. This is a series of articles that I wrote to share what I learned while documenting memory internals for large memory server configurations. This topic amongst others will be covered in...

/ 18 February 2015
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Interesting IT related documentaries

The holidays are upon us and for most its time to wind down. Maybe time for some nice though-provoking documentaries before the food-coma sets in. ? Most of the documentaries listed here are created by Tegenlicht (Backlight). Backlight provides some...

/ 24 December 2014
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MS Word style formatting shortcut keys for Mac

Recently I started to spend a lot of time in MS word again, and as a stickler for details I dislike a mishmash of font types throughout my document. I spend a lot of time on configuring the styles of...

/ 27 October 2014
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Database workload characteristics and their impact on storage architecture design – part 3 – Ancillary structures for tuning databases

Welcome to part 3 of the Database workload characteristics series. Databases are considered to be one of the biggest I/O consumers in the virtual infrastructure. Database operations and database design are a study upon themselves, but I thought it might...

/ 29 September 2014
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Database workload characteristics and their impact on storage architecture design – part 1

Frequently PernixData FVP is used to accelerate databases. Databases are for many a black box solution. Sure we all know they consume resources like there is no tomorrow, but can we make some general statements about database resource consumption from...

/ 23 September 2014
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Improve public speaking by reading a book?

Although it sounds like an oxymoron I do have the feeling that books about this topic can help you become a better public speaker, or in a matter of fact more skillful in driving home your message. After our talk...

/ 8 September 2014
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Life in the Data Center – a story of love, betrayal and virtualization

I’m excited to announce the first ever “collective novel”, in which members of the virtualization community collaborated to create a book with intrigue, mystery, romance, and a whole lot of geeky data center references.The concept of the project is that...

/ 31 July 2014
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Homelab – Power-on your Supermicro system by SSH’ing into IPMI

Just a short article, recently I discovered you can access Supermicro IPMI via SSH and power on the system by using the command:start /system1/pwrmgtsvc1A nice short command that saves you a lot of time by eliminating the need to log...

/ 29 April 2014
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Help my DRS cluster is not load balancing!

Unfortunately I still see this cry for help appearing on the VMTN forums and on twitter. And they usually are accompanied by screenshots like this:This screen doesn’t really show you if your DRS cluster is balanced or not. It just...

/ 18 March 2014
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Installing Exchange Jetstress without full installation media.

I believe in testing environments with applications that will be used in the infrastructure itself. Pure synthetic workloads, such as IOmeter, are useful to push hardware to their theoretical limit but that’s about it. Using a real life workload, common...

/ 5 February 2014