Case Study: Kroll Ontrack

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As more of our customers start migrating from VMware ESX to ESXi, we would like to start showcasing some of their deployment experiences on this blog. We recently published a case study on the ESXi deployment of Kroll Ontrack, the world leader in providing legal technologies and data recovery products and services. Kroll has been Read more...

vNetwork Distributed Switch—Migration and Configuration

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For those who have not yet kicked the tires of the vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS), or were a little confused when they did, help is at hand. I have written a guide titled, “VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch: Migration and Configuration.” It’s a lengthy read at 37 pages, but I’ve tried to keep it as complete Read more...

VMware Data Recovery Taking Advantage of vSphere 4

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I wanted to explain in more detail why we chose the type of dedupe that we did.  As I  had mentioned in my previous post, we chose to implement block based in-line destination deduplication for VMware Data Recovery (VDR).  There are a few reasons for this, two of which are due to enhancements in the Read more...

Systems Manageability of VMware ESXi on Dell PowerEdge Servers

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After people have learned about ESXi, and understand all the benefits (less patching, easy deployment and manageability, etc), one of the first concerns that they raise is around hardware management. Many IT shops use management tools from OEMs such as Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) to do things like hardware health monitoring, asset inventory, and viewing alert Read more...

Designing a DMZ on vSphere 4 using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch

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DMZ’s with virtualization seems to elicit opinions from all quarters—security folks, network folks and server folks. A couple of months ago, we updated the DMZ with ESX paper to vSphere 4 level and reposted it as Network Segmentation in Virtualized Environments. This paper discusses and describes three different trust zone configurations with associated best practice Read more...