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Installing The vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) On Your Laptop, Part 2

December 17, 2013

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INSTALLING THE VSPHERE OPENSTACK VIRTUAL APPLIANCE (VOVA) ON YOUR LAPTOP, PART 2 (Diagram by Rawlinson Rivera from VMware) Introduction In part 1 of this short series, I walked though setting up a vSphere environment, including ESXi and vCenter, using VMware Fusion. In part 2, I will walk through deploying VOVA and using vSphere with OpenStack. […]

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VMware Virtual SAN Design & Sizing Guide available

October 8, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
Cormac Hogan of VMware wrote a 30-pages document titled “Virtual SAN Design & Sizing Guide”. The document is designed to assist customers with sizing decisions when deploying VSAN clusters. It should be used in conjunction with other official VMware collateral related to VSAN, such as the VSAN documentation from VMware Technical…

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Quick OpenStack Deployments with PuppetStack

October 5, 2013

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Quick OpenStack Deployments with PuppetStack Introduction Sometimes I need to create a quick and simple OpenStack environment. While DevStack would work perfect for this, I have a small collection of shell scripts and Puppet manifests that I use instead. Due to the simplicity of this collection, I’ve also used it to help introduce other people […]

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Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Design Considerations

October 1, 2013

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Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Design Considerations Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Design Considerations Published: June 26, 2013 Version: 1.1 Abstract: The Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Design Considerations  guide provides the enterprise architect and designer with a collection of critical design considerations that need to be addressed before beginning the design decisions process that will drive a hybrid cloud computing infrastructure implementation. This article can […]

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How VSAN handles a disk or host failure

September 19, 2013

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How VSAN handles a disk or host failure I have had this question multiple times by now, I wanted to answer it in the Virtual SAN FAQ but I figured I would need some diagrams and probably more than 2 or 3 sentences to explain this. How are host or disk failures in a Virtual […]

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VM Storage Policy APIs aka Storage Profile APIs will be available in vSphere 5.5

September 13, 2013

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VM Storage Policy APIs aka Storage Profile APIs will be available in vSphere 5.5 A frequently requested feature from customers and partners have been around the Storage Profile APIs and with the upcoming vSphere 5.5 release, it will now be possible to automate the management and consumption of Storage Profiles. In vSphere 5.5, Storage Profiles […]

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VSAN Part 7 – Capabilities and VM Storage Policies |

September 12, 2013

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VSAN Part 7 – Capabilities and VM Storage Policies In this post, the VSAN capabilities are examined in detail. These capabilities, which are surfaced by the VASA storage provider when the cluster is configured successfully, are used to set the availability, capacity & performance policies on a per VM basis when that VM is deployed […]

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OpenStack Swift & many small files

August 28, 2013

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OpenStack Swift & many small files At Spil Games we have been running Swift for more than two years now and are hosting over 400 million files with an average file size of about 50 KB per object. We have a replica count of three so there are 1.2 billion files to be stored on […]

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Citrix XenDesktop Monitor Service – What is available?

August 27, 2013

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XenDesktop 7 Monitor Service – What Data is Available? In this post, I’ll go over what data can be retrieved using the Monitor Service, a quick overview of what the URL’s are and some examples of basic data access using a browser. The Monitor Service OData API includes quite a bit of data. Most of […]

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The Galera installation guide for dummies

August 26, 2013

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The Galera series Overview and some history Some years ago (2011), I was presenting in one article what at that time I have call “A dream on MySQL parallel replication” (http://www.tusacentral.net/joomla/index.php/mysql-blogs/96-a-dream-on-mysql-parallel-replication). At that time I was dreaming about having a replication mechanism working on the commit operations, and was also trying to explain how useless […]

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Scale Out Disaster Recovery with Nutanix and @VMware SRM

August 26, 2013

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Scale Out Disaster Recovery with Nutanix and @VMware SRM You are here: Home / Storage / Scale Out Disaster Recovery with Nutanix and @VMware SRM VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) a disaster recovery management for virtual applications. VMware host based replication uses VMware snapshots and replicates the snapshots from host to host. VMware snapshots suffer […]

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Cisco OpenStack Installer for Grizzly

August 21, 2013

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Cisco OpenStack Installer for Grizzly The OpenStack community recently reached a major milestone and celebrated its third birthday! The flagship open-source compute, storage and networking cloud platform has come a long way since the initial draft. Cisco is proud to be part of this community including participating as Vice Chair of the OpenStack Foundation and […]

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OpenStack Savanna – Fast Hadoop Cluster Provisioning on OpenStack

August 19, 2013

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OpenStack Savanna – Fast Hadoop Cluster Provisioning on OpenStack.

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Step-by-Step: Protect Private Clouds with Orchestrated Fail Over

August 19, 2013

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Step-by-Step: Protect Private Clouds with Orchestrated Fail Over On Friday, Brad Anderson, CVP for Windows Server and System Center, announced Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM) as a Cloud-integrated Disaster Recovery solution on his In the Cloud blog. Be sure to get the full details in Brad’s article, and then come back here to walk […]

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Monitoring your private cloud using VMM 2012 and Operations Manager 2012 – System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

August 19, 2013

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Monitoring your private cloud using VMM 2012 and Operations Manager 2012 If you haven’t been following the Cloud OS video series over on our Building Clouds blog, it’s a collection of videos that help you understand the technology, deployment, and management of the Cloud OS leveraging Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Service Pack […]

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