McAfee MOVE Antivirus joins the vShield Endpoint Family

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We have seen a tremendous amount of customer interest in optimizing endpoint security in VMware vSphere and VMware View environments.  As server consolidation ratios rise and as large scale virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments roll out it is important to take a fresh look at endpoint security.  While the tried and true practice of installing Read more...

Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 17

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect. Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 17 Great white paper by Cormac Hogan on Storage Protocols. I know many of you have asked for this in the past, so I am sure you will appreciate this paper that explains the various protocols and how they interoperate with VMware. Excellent work Read more...

Retrieving Information from VMware VDS + Cisco Nexus 1000v

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer Recently, we have been receiving numerous questions about extracting information from a VMware vSphere Distributed Virtual Switch (VDS) and whether it was possible to do the same with 3rd party Distributed Virtual Switches that have integrated with the vSphere platform such as the Cisco’s Nexus 1000v. The answer Read more...

SRM 5.0.1 Upgrade with vSphere Replication

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Posted byKen WerneburgSr Tech Marketing Manager Upgrading from 5.0 to 5.0.1 is such a very simple process that it doesn't require a lot of attention, but there's one quick caveat regarding the vSphere Replication virtual appliances that should be noted.   Because of this, I figured it would be worthwhile to walk you through a Read more...

Using the vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI

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Kyle Gleed, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware I’ve had several requests for a brief tutorial on using the vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI. I hope this post will help people better understand the power of the Image Builder CLI and how easy it is create and maintain custom ESXi installation images. Before I get into Read more...

Demystifying Configuration Maximums for VSS and VDS

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In this blog entry, I will spend some time discussing the configuration maximums related to vSphere standard switch (VSS) and vSphere distributed switch (VDS). I always get this question, what will happen when you cross those configuration maximum limits? Especially, with the vSphere Distributed Switch configuration maximums where there are vCenter Server level limits as Read more...

VAAI Thin Provisioning Block Reclaim/UNMAP In Action

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Posted by Cormac HoganTechnical Marketing Architect (Storage) I have done a number of blog posts in the recent past related to our newest VAAI primitive UNMAP. For those who do not know, VAAI UNMAP was introduced in vSphere 5.0 to allow the ESXi host to inform the storage array that files or VMs had be Read more...

Does VMware Support Shared/Switched SAS?

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An interesting observation was made on a previous blog posting of mine which compared different storage protocols. The commenter asked why I didn't include Shared SAS in the comparison (SAS is Serial-Attached SCSI). I personally have not seen a lot of shared SAS configurations, so I decided to have a look at what is on Read more...