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February 28, 2011  5:52 AM

6 core processors yield licensing questions



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, license, Licensing, multi-core, policy, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So now with 6 core processors readily available for servers, the questions about VMware and multi-core licensing are starting to crop up again. Generally you license based on a certain amount of cores, and if you exceed that, you buy a license to upgrade you to more cores. However you...

October 31, 2009  8:11 PM

How much free space is needed on a LUN for VMware?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
disk space, ESX, ESXi, free space, LUN, snapshots, virtual, Virtualization, VMs, VMWare

Hi folks! One of the common questions you might find in the virtual world with VMware is how much free space do I leave on a LUN? When is it not enough? A common mistake is to think you only need enough free space for the size of the VM itself and not much more. Well if you do that you'll...


September 29, 2008  6:24 AM

The virtualization wars are slowly starting to yield some benefits!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, backup agents, Backup Exec, ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Symantec, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, virtual, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, windows agent

So this just in. Just in case if you were still wondering if there was anything to the virtualization mantra that is being constantly recited through the IT community, Symantec has announced that you no longer need to purchase individual Symantec Backup Exec agents for each guest OS that exists on...


July 12, 2008  6:20 PM

Check your thermals…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blades, cooling, Hyper-V, IT consultant, thermal, thermal efficiency, thermal management, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, Windows 2008, Windows Server 2008 Core

With it being summer, it's got me thinking about heat on a daily basis. Especially server room heat. I've been through my fair share of server rooms and I've seen all sorts of solutions to the ever increasing heat problem. It seems more and more applications require a specific server to run;...


June 28, 2008  5:40 PM

Server consolidation



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, ESX Server, HP, HP BladeSystem c3000, Power and cooling, power efficiency, server consolidation, thermal, virtual, virtual machines, VMWare, VMware ESX

There is one commonality here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lots of servers, using a lot of power. Being a province that generates our own Hydro, we have pretty cheap electricity without having to worry about the expense of power like other provinces or states do. However this doesn't mean we shouldn't...


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