Category: VMware

Only two days left to sign up for your VMworld speaker shirt!

During our advisory call with CloudPhysics, a great idea was born. Why not provide all the speakers at VMworld a cool speaker shirt? Unfortunately in 2011 VMworld made the decision to stop providing speaker shirts to the people on stage,...

/ 12 August 2013

Have you seen the new video introduction to PernixData?

I know PernixData FVP is cool, you know it’s cool, now how can you tell you all your friends and colleagues about it? Going around and telling them one by one doesn’t scale, just show them this video![embedded content]I think...

/ 6 August 2013
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Awesome read: Storage Performance And Testing Best Practices

The last couple of days I’ve been reading up on EMC VPLEX technology as I’m testing VPLEX metro with SIOC and Storage DRS. Yesterday I discovered a technical paper called “EMC VPLEX: Elements Of Performance And Testing Best Practices Defined”...

/ 24 April 2013
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3 common questions about DRS preferential VM-Host affinity rules

On a regular basis I receive questions about the behavior of DRS when dealing with preferential VM to Host affinity rules. The rules configured with the rule set “should run on / should not run on” are considered preferential. Meaning...

/ 15 April 2013
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VMworld 2013 – Call of Papers deadline ends today

Just a reminder here on submitting VMworld sessions. The deadline is coming up quickly.If you haven’t submitted yet, you have still some hours left to submit a Session Proposal for VMworld 2013.Submit your session today! Read More

/ 12 April 2013
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Elastic vDC and how to span a provider vDC across multiple DRS clusters

vCloud director 5.1 provides the ability to create elastic vDC which allows an organization vDC to consume resources from multiple DRS clusters. By having the provider vDC abstract the resources from multiple DRS clusters, its simpler to grow capacity when...

/ 29 March 2013
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Hello world! Again

During my holiday, frankdenneman.nl got some unwanted attention.I’m currently in the process of rebuilding the site.Stay tuned for new updates! Read More

/ 25 March 2013
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WOW, voted number 2 of top virtualization blogs!

Voted number 2 of top virtualization blogsAs many other IT-addicts, the first thing I do is pick up my phone to see what’s new on twitter, google+ and facebook and to my surprise I received a lot of direct messages...

/ 12 March 2013
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Do you use vApps?

We’re interested in learning more about how you use vApps for workload provisioning today and how you envision it evolving in the future.If you have a couple of spare minutes, please fill out these 15 questions: http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?FFDBB7AEFDB5AAAAFBThanks! Read More

/ 26 February 2013
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HA Percentage based admission control from a resource management perspective – Part 1

Disclaimer: This article contains references to the words master and slave. I recognize these as exclusionary words. The words are used in this article for consistency because it’s currently the words that appear in the software, in the UI, and...

/ 15 February 2013
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VCD and initial placement of virtual disks in a Storage DRS datastore cluster

Recently a couple of consultants brought some unexpected behavior of vCloud Director to my attention. If the provider vDC is connected to a datastore cluster and a virtual disk or vApp is placed in the datastore, vCD displays an error...

/ 13 February 2013
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Expandable reservation on resource pools, how does it work?

It seems that the expandable reservation setting of a resource pool appears to be shrouded in mystery. How does it work, what is it for, and what does it really expand? The expandable reservation allows the resource pool to allocate...

/ 12 February 2013