Top Tips for Deploying VI, part 2 | VI Team Blog

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Click through for the details, but here are the highlights. Link: VMware: VI Team Blog: Top Tips for Deploying VI, part 2. 1. If you have an active/passive FC storage array (most mid-range arrays fall into this bucket), be careful about setup. Firstly, be sure to have redundant paths from FC switches to your arrays’ Read more...

Interesting items in Update 2 for VMware Infrastructure 3.5 | VI Team Blog

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Leena Joshi lays out some of the highlights from last week’s release of VI3.5 Update 2. Link: VMware: VI Team Blog: Interesting items in Update 2 for VMware Infrastructure 3.5. She mentions enhanced VMotion compatibility VSS quiescing for Windows applications Monitoring and availability enhancements "Many more interesting features," including live cloning, guided consolidation enhancements, and Read more...

VMware Everywhere, part II

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If you’re interested in the newly-free ESXi, check out the new VMware ESXi Community Portal, which pulls together some of the available resources as well as being the best place to get up and running with ESXi. Here is VMware CTO Steve Herrod on ESXi as a free download and some of the ecosystem and Read more...

Top Tips for Deploying VI | VI Team Blog

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Link: VMware: VI Team Blog: Top Tips for Deploying VI. The following “top tips” highlight some issues that can arise in a VI deployment. They cover things which are sometimes hard to diagnose, or which might result in a problem weeks or months after some seemingly innocuous action. It is meant to shed some insight Read more...

Still wondering about ESXi? Webinar, more resources

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I hope by now you’ve heard the news — VMware ESXi is available free for the downloading. Download ESXi right now. If you’re still a little fuzzy on what that all this implies or how to get going check out this webinar: VMware ESXi: The Easiest Way to Get Started with Virtualization. It starts in Read more...