More on VMware Update Manager

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A few days ago, we linked to a new white paper on VMware Update Manager performance and best practices. Rich Brambley at VM /ETC had a few comments (see VMware Update Manager planning makes a difference), and he also ran an informal poll about how people are using VUM. Check it out (and feel free Read more...

VI admins sleep easier: HA in action

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From Jason Boche yesterday morning on Twitter. Check out his new blog, now on Planet V12n. "Lost power this morning to an ESX blade @ 9:44:15. VMware HA powers on downed VMs @ 9:45:17 after migrating them to a different host." -from Twitter Read more...

So how important is LiveMigration/VMotion now?

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We say this all the time, but don’t listen to us, listen to other people using VMware. We will eventually look back on planned downtime (or emergency downtime for patching) like something quaint and obsolete. (What’s a good example of something an admin would have to do 30 years ago that we laugh at now? Read more...

vCenter Administrator Portal! (multi VC console) » Yellow Bricks

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Technology preview of new vCenter Administrator Portal. Enjoy. Link: vCenter Administrator Portal! (multi VC console) » Yellow Bricks. I noticed a new section(including downloads) on the VMTN forums. This section is about a single console multiple vCenter servers. VMware vCenter Administrator Portal (VCAP) is a web-based console that provides a central view into the VMware Read more...