Winner of Cycle 6 on the Cisco Nexus 1000V!

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Congratulations to Jason Nash for winning this cycle of the vSphere blog contest. Jason's entire entry can be seen below and also at: http://jasonnash.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/revisiting-the-components-of-the-cisco-nexus-1000v/ Revisiting the Components of the Cisco Nexus 1000v December 18, 2009 by nashwj This is an update and bit of a rewrite of an earlier post I made here.  I wanted to add more Read more...

Start of Cycle 7 – Tier 1 Applications

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Greetings and happy holidays! This week starts our focus on virtualizing tier 1 applications. While some users have only used VMware for virtualizing tier 2 and 3 apps, now is the time to change that thinking. The release of vSphere 4.0 totally changes the conventional views many of us have had when evaluating apps for Read more...

ESXi 4.0 supports Jumbo Frames

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Some people out there, such as in this post, have noticed a statement in the ESXi 4.0 Configuration Guide which says (on page 54): "Jumbo frames are not supported for VMkernel networking interfaces in ESXi" I am happy to say that this is merely an error in the documentation.  In fact, ESXi 4.0 DOES support Read more...

Cisco Nexus 1000V R1.2 for vSphere 4 Released

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Just on a week ago, Cisco released the Nexus 1000V R1.2 virtual switch for vSphere 4. This introduced a bunch of new features mainly around setup/installation and security. The full list of new features are as follows: GUI setup following software install Layer 3 control between VSM and VEMs Virtual Service Domains for classifying and Read more...

Further Detail on the Nexus 1000V

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We started with the basics about the Nexus in previous posts. (See http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2009/12/tell-me-more-about-the-cisco-nexus-1000v.html) Now, let's get into further details. Cisco Nexus™ 1000V is the result of a Cisco and VMware collaboration building on the VMware vNetwork third-party vSwitch API of VMware vDS and the industry-leading switching technology of the Cisco Nexus Family of switches. Featuring the Read more...

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 Performance and Best Practices White Paper Posted

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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 is a component of VMware Infrastructure that ensures a speedy and successful datacenter recovery by automating the recovery process and eliminating the complexity of managing and testing recovery plans. A new white paper, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 Performance and Best Practices, is now available at http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-vCenter-SRM-WP-EN.pdf You Read more...