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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 or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-A-Glance

October 10, 2013

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VMware or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-A-Glance UPDATES: Based on strong feedback from the community, I’ve made the following updates to this article … Added new rows for VDI management, Disk Footprint and 4K Disk Support. Added ability to Download this technical comparison article as a Whitepaper for reviewing […]

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Understanding vSphere Active Memory

October 5, 2013

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Understanding vSphere Active Memory We’ve all seen “Active” memory reported within various vSphere interfaces, but how many us really know what it describes. I think you might be surprised. Let’s look at its definition to get us started: Active Memory – ”Amount of memory that is actively used, as estimated by VMkernel based on recently […]

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vSphere 5.5 is here! – KBs you need to know about

September 23, 2013

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vSphere 5.5 is here! – KBs you need to know about http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2013/09/vsphere-5-5-is-here-kbs-you-need-to-know-about.html

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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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XenDesktop 7 on vSphere Validated Design Guide is available now!

August 27, 2013

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XenDesktop 7 on vSphere Validated Design Guide is available now! We are pleased to announce the availability of the Citrix Solutions Lab 5000-user XenDesktop 7 on vSphere Validated Design Guide. Yes, you read that right, XenDesktop on vSphere. XenDesktop is also known to many vSphere customers as the best VDI solution for vSphere, and this […]

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Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform compared to VMware VSAN 1.0

August 26, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
This post is part of a series of posting on the VMworld 2013 announcements. See this post for an overview of what has been announced. At VMworld 2013 VMware announced a new product named Virtual SAN or VSAN. VSAN allows to create a distributed storage out of local storage. VSAN…

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An introduction to VMware Virtual SAN or VSAN 1.0

August 26, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
This post is part of a series of blogpostings on VMworld 2013 announcements. See here for a complete overview of all announcements. At VMworld 2013 VMware announced a new storage product named Virtual SAN or VSAN in short. VSAN version 1.0 software is embedded in the ESXi 5.5 hypervisor and…

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What is new in vSphere Replication 5.5

August 26, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
VMware released VMware vSphere Replication 5.5 at VMworld 2013. This post is part of a series of blogpostings on VMworld 2013 announcements. See here for a complete overview of all announcements. vSphere Replication provides asynchronous replication for VMware virtual machines from one vSphere host to another using the power of…

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An intro to VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions

August 26, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions is not a separate vSphere Edition but a feature of vSphere available in the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions. This post is part of a series of blogpostings on VMworld 2013 announcements. See here for a complete overview. Basically Big Data Extensions is  an easy…

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What is new in VMware vSphere 5.5

August 26, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
Update: September 3: supported number of hosts and VMs by vCenter Virtual Appliance reduced when using embedded database. At VMworld 2013 US VMware announced a new point release of vSphere: 5.5 . The General Availability is yet unknown but I expect it will be soon. This post is part of a…

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