Hardware Health Monitoring via CIM, part 7

posted

  In this installment, we'll look at one of the most complex, and yet perhaps the most powerful aspect of CIM – asynchronous events, or as they're officially named, CIM Indications.  In this post we'll talk a little about how the plumbing works to subscribe for and receive indications, and then look at a real-life Read more...

Come See vSphere 4.1 at VMworld 2010!

posted

The show has already started and we are excited to show you everything vSphere 4.1 has to offer. At the VMware booth we will be showing: -Storage I/O Control and vStorage APIs for Array Integration -Network I/O Control -Memory Compression -ESXI Hypervisor Architecture -Availability Enhancements If you get a chance, join me for an overview Read more...

Visit the Big Red Truck!

posted

Hello everyone, I saw at Yellow Bricks today some great shots that Duncan shared with everyone of the lab he is working in at this VMworld.  I thought I would do the same!  Mine are a little different: And the datacenter that my rack is from is: In the picture at the start of this Read more...

vSphere 4.1 Awarded IPv6-ready Status!

posted

VMware vSphere 4.1 has been awarded IPv6Ready Logo 02-C-000488 for IPv6 RFC compliance.  IPv6Ready Logo certification is particularly interesting because it is the generally-accepted standard for IPv6 RFC compliance, recognized around the world. NIST certification is applicable to the civilian U.S. Government. For more information you can read Milin Desai's recent blog post on this Read more...

Hardware Health Monitoring via CIM, part 6

posted

In this installment, we're going to dive into one of the tricker areas of CIM called associations.  They're extremely powerful, and used heavily by the standard profiles.  In many cases, you can simply ignore them and get 90% of what you need, but for that last 10%, you'll need to do some association traversals to make sense of how Read more...

Need some help with a test plan?

posted

Hello everyone, I am taking a break, a much needed one, from working on VMworld related things, which I will mention a little of at the end, and wanted to do something that I should have done long ago.  I used to do a lot of SRM proof of concepts with people around the US Read more...

ESXi 4.1 Tech Support Mode

posted

One of the most popular new features in ESXi 4.1 is the new Tech Support Mode (abbreviated as TSM).  Tech Support Mode is a simple shell for advanced technical support. With situations in which remote scripting tools are not capable of addressing some particular issue, Tech Support Mode provides an alternative. Similar to the way Read more...

IPv6 and vSphere 4.1

posted

Those of you who read the “What’s new in Networking in vSphere 4.1” would have noticed that vSphere 4.1 is currently undergoing IPv6 conformance testing for the NIST Host Profile. (a little bit of recent history: the IPv6-ready program under the US JITC and US DoD was cancelled and replaced by the US NIST/USGv6 Conformance Read more...