Is it Possible to Move Live Production Workloads to a New Data Center with Less than Four Hours of Downtime?

posted

  By: Chanh Chi (Senior Director, IT), Charlene Huang (Database Architect), Jino Jose (Lead Applications Database Administrator), Grant Nowell (Director, IT Infrastructure PMO & Compliance), Donald Philpott (Senior Manager, Global DC Metro & Backbone), Stephen Sheen (Manager, IT Infrastructure PMO) and Zaigui Wang (Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure)   Eighty percent of VMware’s production workloads, including Read more...
VSS to VDS Diagram 2

How to Do the Old Switcheroo: Migrating vSS to vDS with Zero Downtime

posted

by Gaurav Pruthi, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware, and Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations, VMware The VMware vSphere® Standard Switch (vSS) contains both data and management planes at the individual host level. This configuration lacked overall management efficiency and hindered integration with other advanced tools and applications. That’s why the decision was made Read more...
VMworld 2018 Vegas HOL stats

VMworld US 2018 Hands-on Lab: Delivering 120,000+ VMs in Five Days

posted

By Lyubomir Lyubenov, Cloud Service Architect, VMware, and Jeremy Sage, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer, VMware One of the most popular areas at any VMworld is the Hands-on Lab (HOL), where attendees can test drive VMware technologies without purchasing equipment, software, or licenses. With more than 20,000 attendees in Las Vegas this year, the HOL Read more...
HOL Key Design Principles

How VMware Hands-on Labs Propelled Our IT Teams into the Hybrid Cloud

posted

By Chris Mutchler, Cloud Service Architect; Lyubo Lyubenov, Cloud Service Architect; and Jeremy Sage, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer, VMware VMware Hands-on Labs (HOL) offer VMware customers special access to the latest VMware technologies without requiring purchase of equipment or licenses. While available year-round, the HOL program sees major use at the VMworld conferences. HOL Read more...

Tips for Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 in a Large-Scale Environment

posted

By Tom Ralph, Senior Cloud Architect, VMware As a first adopter of VMware products under the VMware on VMware program, IT was able to deploy the vSphere 6.5 beta, release candidate, and general availability versions before they were released to public. Our goal in this deployment was two-fold. First, we wanted to take advantage of Read more...