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vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM Walkthrough (Part 4): Provisioning a New VM

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Welcome to the next installment of our vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 walkthrough series of the new cmdlets for vSphere Storage Policy Based Management. So far we have seen: Introduction to vSphere Storage Policies Creating vSphere Storage Policies Associating vSphere Storage Policies   In this article we will take the next step and illustrate how to leverage Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Performance Testing – Part IV

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In Part I, Part II and Part III of this blog post series, we reviewed methods of running benchmark tests on a Virtual SAN cluster using three different methods; synthetic I/O Tools such is Iometer, pre-created application I/O trace replay files available for download, or custom created application I/O trace replay. Once you are running Read more...

Do You Need Hardware Guidance to Accelerate Your Virtual SAN Deployment?

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It has been 10 months since we released the first set of Virtual SAN Ready Nodes , which are validated server configurations jointly recommended by VMware and Server OEMs to accelerate Virtual SAN deployment. We have been working closely with multiple Server OEM partners to continuously update the list of Virtual SAN Ready Nodes. The Virtual SAN Ready Read more...

VMware is Now an Open Compute Project Gold Level Member

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Today at VMworld 2014, we announced that VMware has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Gold level member. Our goal is to actively contribute to the OCP agenda including contributing source code to the project. The OCP’s mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data Read more...

EVO:RACK Tech Preview at VMworld 2014

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Today is an exciting day! If you are attending VMworld 2014, you will hear about VMware EVO:RAIL shortly. VMware EVO:RAIL™ is a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that will help customers to streamline the deployment and scale-out of Software-Defined IT infrastructure. It is also the first solution in a family of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings from VMware. EVO:RAIL targets Read more...

Automating Failover with SRM and PowerCLI

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Today we’ll take a look at running a recovery plan for SRM programatically, from the API via PowerCLI. In almost all scenarios, falling over in an automated fashion is a poor idea. There is a lot of risk associated with it and a lot of potential liability for failing over due to incorrect reasoning. Failing Read more...