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New Beta Program offering: VMware Hosted Beta

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Many of you probably have participated in one of the many beta programs VMware has offered in the last couple of years. I personally have participated in various beta programs when I was a customer / partner and I always loved going through the various exercises. The challenging part for me always was finding the Read more...

AWS Integration Survey

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VMware is improving integration with Amazon Web Services and would like your input. vCloud Automation Center (based on our DynamicOps acquisition), Cloud Foundry, and vFabric Application Director already support provisioning on AWS, and we are interested in increasing support for AWS (through enhancements to vCAC, in particular). Do any teams in your company or organization Read more...

Autoscaling in vSphere survey!

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As the infrastructure layer matures, the IT problems and bottlenecks are moving closer to the application layer. Autoscaling of application workloads is a feature that is important to customers building private clouds. VMware is uniquely positioned to be able to deliver autoscaling of infrastructure layer using insights from how application are performing. With technologies like Read more...

Should I use das.failuredetectiontime or das.config.fdm.isolationPolicyDelaySec

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Today I received a question around the use of das.failuredetectiontime and das.config.fdm.isolationPolicyDelaySec. Should you be using these advanced settings? Short answer: no. Long answer: This myth has been floating around for a long long time. Many people were under the impression that das.failuredetectiontime needed to be configured when you started adding additional isolation addresses.This is Read more...

A tweet says more than a 1000 words

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Sometimes a 140 character tweet says more than a 1000 words… Thank you #vSphere HA and a large cluster! Saved me from going into the office on a Sunday to deal with a hardware failure. #N+2 — Troy Clavell (@TroyClavell) September 23, 2012 If you are not using it today, enable it… it could also Read more...

@DuncanYB at VMworld 2012 Barcelona

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I figured I would follow the infamous Cormac Hogan with a post around my VMworld activities. This is what my schedule looks like currently. If you want to meet me, have a discussion around anything VMware related I highly recommend the Expert 1:1 or Group Discussions! Note that you can register for the Group Discussions Read more...

NetApp and IBM both vMSC certified…

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect. More and more storage vendors are certifying their stretched cluster solutions. Recently NetApp and IBM have both been added to the VMware HCL. Below you can find the links to the KB article which describe the supported configuration and the tested scenarios. Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using IBM System Read more...