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November 3, 2008  7:27 PM

Replacing a VMware ESX SAN

Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Storage, VI3, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Replacing or upgrading a SAN is no trivial task. There are a few tried-and-true steps to take when replacing a SAN which I'll outline in this blog post, including a key step to the process that will ensure a successful switch. I recently upgraded from an HP MSA 1000 to an IBM DS3400 because I...

October 30, 2008  1:11 PM

VMware adds another Windows user to its customer list

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Hyper-V, Oracle, SQL Server, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware, VMware High Availability (VMware HA), Windows Computing

VMware, Inc. announced last week that another Windows customer is using VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) instead of Microsoft...

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October 6, 2008  5:51 PM

VMware fixes VirtualCenter 2 bugs with VirtualCenter Update 3

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, VirtualCenter, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

On Friday, VMware released the latest version of VirtualCenter, Update 3 (no update 3 for ESX yet). Unlike Update 2 (which contained some great new features), this version is mainly focused on fixing bugs. VMware administrators may be a little leery of installing this update after the time-bomb...

July 3, 2008  4:01 PM

Virtualization virtual tradeshow offers VMware networking opportunities

Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Trade shows are great – if you have time to attend, have staff to cover while you’re away learning about a new technology, can avoid summons back to the office during the show, can find a show in your local area or can get budget approval to attend a show that requires flight or hotel...

July 2, 2008  3:27 PM

Automatic recovery for failed virtual machines

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

A little known feature, called Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring (VMFM), was introduced in ESX 3.5. VMFM offers the ability to leverage HA to monitor VMs for operating system failures, such as blue screens, and have them...

June 30, 2008  8:51 PM

Isolate ESX hosts in separate clusters for maintenance, upgrades

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Performing key maintenance on a VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) host OS or can be an involved process, as can the process of simply adding a host. Because of the length of time that a system may be offline or because of what exactly is being performed, having the hosts in an isolated cluster can...

June 18, 2008  4:22 PM

Storage and network planning takeaways from Iowa virtualization user group meeting

Posted by: Atrujillo
VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Sean Clark is a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and a member of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Central Iowa Virtualization Users’ Group (CIVUG). The CIVUG emerged from the Central Iowa Linux Users’ Group as a way for virtualization users to learn more...

May 26, 2008  1:51 AM

Friends don’t let friends, like VMware, act like Google

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

I like VMware. I like Google. Heck, both of them keep me more than busy with development ideas. But I have a problem with them. Google started it with Gmail. Although it is hard to remember now, Gmail was in beta forever. Oh wait, it still is? Huh. I guess I just figured it *must* have hit...

May 8, 2008  8:41 PM

Why you should upgrade to VI3 Update 1

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware Converter, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

VMware Infrastructure 3 Update 1, made available on April 10 2008, introduces some core updates to ESX Server 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, and the VMware Infrastructure Management Installer. The biggest reason to upgrade, however, is the inclusion of

March 4, 2008  11:23 PM

Coming soon: Application High Availability (AHA)

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Scott Lowe recently blogged about things that he loves but are not yet available. VMware, it seems, is getting as bad as Apple in announcing products far ahead of their release dates. This generates great market...

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