The 3 Major Benefits of vStorage Thin Provisioning

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Increase Storage Utilization Eliminate the need to dedicate full capacity upfront while still providing application users with the capacity they need for future growth. VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning lets you subscribe more capacity to virtual machines than they actually have, eliminating the waste of resources and space caused by unused over-allocated storage. With VMware vStorage Read more...

Using Storage VMotion to Leverage Thin Provisioning

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One piece that may not be all that clear for VMware users is that Storage VMotion (now available as a feature within our GUI and not just in the command line with vSphere 4.0) allows for an easy transition from previously thick provisioned virtual disks to new thin provisioning virtual disks. So, any user that Read more...

SRM 4.0 and Windows 2008 Support

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Hello Uptime Readers, We have seen a lot of questions lately relating to SRM support for Windows 2008 and there seems to be a lot of confusion out there so it seemed like a good time to maybe write a short blog to try and clear things up.   When you are working with or Read more...

Winning Post from Cycle 3 – Data Recovery

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Below is the winning entry from Antone Heyward. His original post and accompanying graphics can be found at: http://thehyperadvisor.com/?p=540 Test driving VMware Data Recovery (vDR) Friday, October 16, 2009By Antone Heyward One of the most important things next to virtualizing all those physical servers is backing them up and restoring them. This of course is Read more...

Give me the skinny on Thin Provisioning with vSphere!

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vStorage Thin Provisioning optimizes storage costs through the most efficient use of storage in virtual environments. Storage requests more often than not are usually overestimated by users mostly to avoid having to go through the request/approval process. With vStorage Thin Provisioning, IT departments can now assure business users of storage space availability while deferring the actual Read more...

Backing up your ESXi host configuration

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One of the beauties of a thin hypervisor architecture like VMware ESXi is the fact that the entire state of the system can be described in a much more compact fashion than is possible with a general-purpose operating system.  This include areas such as: virtual networking configuration, storage settings, and host infrastructure services such as NTP Read more...

Winning Post from Cycle 2 – Distributed Switch

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Below is the winning entry from Barry Combs. His original post can be found at: http://virtualisedreality.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/vnetwork-distributed-switches-vds-an-overview/   Posted by: Barry | October 3, 2009  vNetwork Distributed Switches (vDS) an overview We are now onto the second stage of the VMware vSphere Blogging contest, the winner of week one’s FT subject was Hany Michael from http://www.hypervizor.com/ Read more...

Meet the SRM 4.0 Engineers!

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SRM 4.0 was released on 10/5/09.  We hope that you have gotten a chance to evaluate the new features of this SRM release.  This release is the result of the hard work of a group of dedicated VMware software engineers and we would like to have them share their perspectives on the SRM features.  Maria Read more...