ESX 4.1 is the Last ESX! What Do I Do Now?

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VMware shipped ESX Server 1.0 way back in 2001. While the word “Server” was lost over time, another bigger thing was not: the Console Operating System (a.k.a. Service Console or COS), a Linux instance that facilitated local management operations. While this administrative environment had an important role early on when centralized management with vCenter Server Read more...

Would you like quicker support for SRM?

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Hello all, I have heard recently that people are calling for help with SRM, and generally do not provide logs, so we need to ask for logs, and so it stretches out how quick you get help with SRM. If you want the quickest and smooth support experience, I recommend you start by gathering your Read more...

Under the Covers with VMware FT (Fault Tolerance)

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By any measure, FT (Fault Tolerance) is a ground-breaking technology. Introduced a year ago with vSphere 4.0, FT enables an application to continue uninterrupted even after a complete and catastrophic physical server failure. But how does it work? What is the impact or requirement upon the network? Dan Scales, Mike Nelson, and Ganesh Venkitachalam from Read more...

Got Network I/O Control?

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vSphere 4.1 launched today with a bunch of great new features and improved performance. Network I/O Control (NetIOC) was the major feature enhancement for networking. NetIOC is a must have for anyone using or considering 10GigE. Why NetIOC? NetIOC enables you to guarantee service levels (bandwidth) for particular vSphere traffic types. For example, if you’re Read more...

VDR and vSphere 4.1 compatibility

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You probably saw the release of vSphere 4.1 today and might be wondering if there is a new release of VDR that accompanies it.  The short answer is no – VDR 1.2 that we released last month is also bundled with vSphere 4.1.  So, the compatibility table looks like the following for that release: VDR Read more...

It’s here! The latest version of ESXi

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It’s here! The latest version of ESXi We are proud to announce the release of ESXi 4.1!  With the new version of VMware vSphere 4.1 – whose General Availability was announced earlier today – VMware delivered several substantial improvements to the ESXi hypervisor architecture. VMware ESXi is the industry’s gold standard when it comes to Read more...