Oldies, but goodies – Site Recovery Manager Setup Videos

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I recently stumbled across a bunch of recordings that I made for the VMware KBTV channel some time ago. If you are looking for a short overview on how to configure SRM with some different storage arrays and replication technologies, or how to use some SRM features like shared recovery site or the DR IP Read more...

Mem.MinFreePct sliding scale function

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One of the cool “under the hood” improvements vSphere 5 offers is the sliding scale function of the Mem.MinFreePct. Before diving into the sliding scale function, let’s take a look at the Mem.MinFreePct function itself. MinFreePct determines the amount of memory the VMkernel should keep free. This threshold is subdivided in various memory thresholds, i.e. Read more...

vCLI + ESXCLI Authentication Options

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By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer Did you know the vCLI (includes ESXCLI) offers several different authentication options? This is actually not a very well known fact and I thought I share some of the different options, as this question comes up from time to time. Read more...

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster white paper released!

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A brand new white paper was just published. This white paper was written by Lee Dilworth, Ken Werneburg, Frank Denneman, Stuart Hardman and I. It is a white paper on vSphere Metro Storage Cluster solutions and specifically looks at things from a VMware perspective. Enjoy! VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC) is a new configuration Read more...

NFS Block Sizes, Transfer Sizes & Locking

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Posted by Cormac HoganTechnical Marketing Architect (Storage) I've had a few questions recently around the I/O characteristics of VMware's NFS implementation. I'm going to use this post to answer the common ones.   NFS Block Sizes  The first of these questions is usually around the block size used by NFS. The block size on NFS Read more...