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June 28, 2011  2:17 AM

VMware ESXi 5.0 Release Features



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Adobe Flex, ESXi 5, Feature List, hypervisor, iSCSI, SSD, Storage vMotion, VDI, virtual machine, VM, VMFS5, vmotion, vSphere 5

I have the latest ESXi 5 features, check them out! There might be some additions closer to the release date but as of right now, it looks like there is a good number of improvements.

• Build on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture • vSphere Auto Deploy combining host...

July 13, 2010  3:39 AM

vSphere 4.1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESXi, SMB clients, vmotion, vmware, vsphere 4.1, vSphere Essentials, vSphere Essentials Plus

VMware is to announce the official release of vSphere 4.1 tomorrow. One great option for SMB Clients is vSphere Essentials Plus.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus—This kit includes all the features of vSphere Essentials, plus High Availability and Data Recovery to automatically recover...


January 21, 2010  10:38 PM

Passed VCP-410!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
iSCSI, VCP, vcp-310, VCP-410, VCP3, vDistributed Switches, vmotion, vmware, vsphere, vSwitching

Well I did it with 9 business days of studying I attained VCP vSphere4 Status! Since I am not a good studier as my buddy Raj, I found the exam a little more difficult. When I found out that they lowered the...


September 26, 2009  5:01 AM

DRS, Vmotion, and Snapshots



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Distributed Resource Scheduling, DRS, ESX, ESX 3.5, ESX 4.0, snapshots, vmotion, vSphere 4

I think setting DRS(Distributed Resource Scheduling) to manual mode when removing snapshots, should be best practice, especially when you are only running two ESX servers and they are slightly taxed. Why? Mainly because when you remove a snapshot, especially a two tiered one, it can cause the hard...


December 26, 2008  10:35 AM

VMFS and Block Sizes



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, Virtualization, vmfs, vmotion, vmware

Well i ran into this error today (4:30 am CST, don't ask me why I am up right now!) "File too large" when trying to create a virtual machine with a 30GB drive and a 300GB drive. I tracked it down to the fact that the block size on my second LUN is 1MB which gives a max file size of 256GB. I will...


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