Archive | January, 2011

Virtualized Servers and Disaster Recovery (VMware SRM)

Traditional disaster recovery plans are often very complex and difficult. The reason for this is bare metal recovery. Virtualization makes life easier for us and simplifies this environment. A virtual machine typically is stored on the host computer in a set of files, usually in a directory created by the host for that specific virtual […]

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VMware Go Pro available

At January 27 2011 VMware released VMware Go Pro, a server virtualization solution targeted at small companies (Small and Medium business).  The solution is based on the free VMware vSphere Hypervizor product. The solution is most suited for small companies with a limit number of physical servers, a limited budget for IT, limited IT knowledge […]

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Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track=Slow Start

At november 14 2010 I reported on a new program based on Hyper-V called Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track. Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track is a complete turn key deployment solution delivered from 6 server vendors (Dell, IBM, HP are three) which enables customers to quickly deploy cloud computing with reduced risk for technical issues by purchasing a virtualized infrastructure designed […]

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EMC Introduces New Storage Innovations

Today EMC presents a total of more than forty new hardware and software solutions. These include new storage systems (storage arrays) for the small business sector, unified systems for midrange, high-end software systems and disk-based backup, recovery and archiving. This investment by EMC plays more on the current trends – including cloud computing and data-intensive […]

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vSphere Advanced Troubleshooting

Eric Sloof, instructor and blogger for NTPro.nl, gave a great presentation on advanced troubleshooting on vSphere. Eric shows that you can use esxtop for troubleshooting on almost every level. He said a lot about troubleshooting. Below you’ll find the things I could write down during his talk. CPU Ready Time. interval in the graphic is important. […]

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Host Only Supports 1 vCPU: Licensing?

I had a fun day resolving a licensing issue for a client.  This one was a little different than I had seen in the past.  The cluster in question is an eight node cluster running ESX 3.5.  The error message that I received when trying to perform a vMotion was “Unable to migrate from HostA […]

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