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VMware High Availability (VMware HA)


February 27, 2008  3:17 PM

Quickly adding VirtualCenter 2.5 network redundancy



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

When VirtualCenter (VC) 2.5 was released, I, like many others, started on a path to migrate to the new version for my VMware implementation. After the VC installation, my ESX hosts, which had only one network interface,...

January 16, 2008  8:42 PM

ESX 3.5: Configuring for HA errors



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

I recently upgraded to ESX 3.5 on a test system, and had an issue that was really stressing me out. The issue was that each time I would perform the "Reconfigure for HA" task, I had errors causing the task to fail and the new ESX host sits there with a red triangle like a car broken down on the...


December 11, 2007  9:51 PM

Can VMware HA give 100% uptime for a database?



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

Systems admin Michael Gildersleeve is evaluating VMware for High Availability (VMware HA); but he's not sure if that product is going to work well with his legacy software. He's not sure, either, if HA is as mature and robust as other products on the market. I'm answering his call for more...


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