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Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 04

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware. Currently multiple white papers are going through formatting / editing and these will be published in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully I can provide an update on that soon. For now, check out these blog posts. Also don't forget to vote for your favorite blogs while you still can, many Read more...

Technical Marketing Group Update – Week 03

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 03: Blogs:  EMC implements VAAI NAS for their VNX (Cormac Hogan) http://bit.ly/xapxXj vCloud Director Report 1.0.0 (William Lam) http://bit.ly/yasEO0 Enabling Hot-Add by default? (Duncan Epping) http://bit.ly/zkvwvY Detaching a datastore or storage device from multiple ESXi 5.0 hosts (Cormac Hogan) http://bit.ly/whWDfA Avoid changing your VMs IP in a Read more...

Technical Marketing Group Update – Week 02

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 02: Blogs: Using a VNC Client to Connect to VMs in ESXi 5 (William Lam) http://bit.ly/weKsBB “Hacking” Site Recovery Manager (SRM) / a Storage Array Adapter (Duncan Epping)http://bit.ly/wUoG1V Understanding the Auto Deploy Components (Kyle Gleed) http://bit.ly/znzWLQ Using a VNC Client to Connect to VMs in Read more...

Technical Marketing Group Update – Week 01

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware The last couple of weeks I started sharing Technical Marketing Group updates on our Socialcast site internally. I figured that this might be interesting for all of you. Each week I will post all the released Tech Marketing material of that week. These could be blog posts, white papers, Read more...

A question about slot sizes…

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware Yesterday I received a question on twitter: Hi, to settle an argument in the office, if no reserves are in place, does number of vCPU’s affect slot size in vSphere 4? Thx 🙂 First of all, what is a slot? The availability guide explains it as follows A slot Read more...

vApp startup order and HA?

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware Today I received the question if vSphere HA respects the startup order which is part of the vApp configuration. I guess I can be short and sweet on it: No it does not. A vApp is basically a resource pool. In order to define HA restart priorities you will Read more...

vSphere 5.0: das.failuredetection time… what happened?

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware I had this question last week when I was presenting at the UK VMUG. I figured not everyone was aware of this architectural change hence the reason for this article. Lets be clear here, “das.failuredetectiontime” is no longer available in vSphere 5.0. I know many of you used this Read more...

Support for Storage DRS in an HA enabled cluster?

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware Last week I received a question about a paragraph in the vSphere 5.0 Availability Guide. This paragraph states the following: vSphere HA and Storage vMotion Interoperability In clusters where Storage vMotion is used extensively or where Storage DRS is enabled, VMware recommends that you do not deploy vSphere HA. Read more...

Support for Storage DRS in an HA enabled cluster?

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect. Last week I received a question about a paragraph in the vSphere 5.0 Availability Guide. This paragraph states the following: vSphere HA and Storage vMotion Interoperability In clusters where Storage vMotion is used extensively or where Storage DRS is enabled, VMware recommends that you do not deploy vSphere HA. vSphere Read more...

Support for Storage DRS in an HA enabled cluster?

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect. Last week I received a question about a paragraph in the vSphere 5.0 Availability Guide. This paragraph states the following: vSphere HA and Storage vMotion Interoperability In clusters where Storage vMotion is used extensively or where Storage DRS is enabled, VMware recommends that you do not deploy vSphere HA. vSphere Read more...