Author Archive | Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

How to Perform VMware SRM Reprotect Operation

Once We have done with SRM failover, Next step is to perform SRM Reprotect. When you perform the recovery, Recovery site becomes the new protected site and all the virtual machine workloads will be running on your new protected site i.e your recovery site. All your production workloads and active writes to your application are […]

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How to Create VMware RDM Physical Compatibility Disk

VMware RDM (Raw device mapping) is a mapping file that provides direct access to a LUN on an iscsi or fibre channel storage system for a virtual machine. As we discussed in the earlier post, There are two types of RDM Disks (Virtual Compatibility RDM and Physical Compatibility RDM).  We have explained the detailed 11 differences between RDM physical vs […]

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Perform Failover of vSphere Replication based Recovery Plan

VMware SRM recovery plan can be used to perform Test recovery (failover testing), planned migration and disaster Recovery failover to the recovery site. VMware SRM will not perform the automatic failover of VM’s in the primary site to recovery site in case of data center failures. I have explained how to run test recovery of vSphere Replication-based recovery […]

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Top 21 Must-Have VMware Admin Tools an Administrator can’t live without

Tools and utilities simplify the day to day administrative tasks for VMware Administrator. We can’t expect to manage and repair the car without a screwdriver and spanner.  As similar to that, you shouldn’t expect to manage the VMware infrastructure without some of the important tools. These tools are essential sysadmin tools for VMware administrators. This […]

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vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Download Links and Release Notes

Today, It’s been a great news to all the Virtualization enthusiast that VSAN is announced as Generally available  and which will included as part of  vSphere 5.5 Update 1.  This update includes most of the vCloud Suite products, including VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). VMware Virtual SAN – Virtual SAN 5.5 is a new hypervisor-converged storage tier […]

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VMTurbo Released Operations Manager 4.5 with Storage and Fabric Control Module

First of all before going to talk about VMTurbo Operation Manager, VMwareArena Welcomes VMTurbo as a new Sponsor. On Jan 28,2014 -VMTurbo released its new version version of Operation manager which is Operations manager version 4.5. VMTurbo’s Operation manager continuously analyzes the real-time performance, resource capacity, Service level priorities and System constraints across your virtualized […]

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vSphere Distributed Switch Part 1 – Understanding the Architecture of Standard Switch and Distributed Switch

vSphere Standard Switches (vSS) provides network connectivity to hosts and virtual machines. Standard switch can bridge traffic internally between virtual machines in the same VLAN and also link to external networks. Standard switches uses physical Network adapters (NICs) of the ESXi hosts as uplink ports on the standard switch which helps the virtual machines to […]

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