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vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment Guide

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Over the course of the last few months I’ve been working on a pretty massive deployment guide for vCenter Server 6, the result turned into a 100 page guide. Before getting scared off by the size the guide it goes into details for installing and upgrading many different scenarios including new installs and upgrades from Read more...
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vSphere 6 Feature Walkthroughs

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The Technical Marketing team has put out a series of vSphere 6 related feature walkthroughs. We’re covering vCenter Server install and upgrades for many different scenarios as well as vSphere Data Protection and vSphere Replication. Read more...
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vSphere 6 – Clarifying the misinformation

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With the Announcement of vSphere 6 this week there is a lot of information being published by various sources. Some of that information is based on old beta builds and is much different than what we’ll see in the final product. In this post I aim to correct some of the information based on the Read more...
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Reference Architecture for building a VMware Software–Defined Datacenter

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The latest in our series of reference architectures is now available. This is an update to the previous version which brings in additional products and covers the vCloud Suite 5.8 release. This reference architecture describes an implementation of a software-defined data center (SDDC) using VMware vCloud® Suite Enterprise 5.8, VMware NSX™ for vSphere® 6.1, VMware Read more...
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SDDC Reference Architecture

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I’m pleased to announce the first in a series of reference architectures is now available. This reference architecture showcases the integrations between VMware vCloud® Suite Enterprise, VMware NSX for vSphere®, and VMware vCenter Log Insight to create an on-demand infrastructure with a secure networking environment. It is based on real-world scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure Read more...
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vSphere Distributed Switch Concept Video

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Over the past few months I’ve been creating assets showcasing the features and how to deploy them for our VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS). This last video takes a much higher level overview to help those not so technical realize the benefits of leveraging the VDS. Read more...
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Enabling and Monitoring Storage I/O Control

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Storage I/O Control (SIOC) is one of those features that tend to get forgotten about. I’ve talked to many customers both while I was in the field doing architectures and deployments and still today and many either don’t know about the feature or never looked into it. SIOC is extremely powerful, it can increase your Read more...
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Intro to Storage Resource Management

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Most customers are aware of and are utilizing vSphere’s Resource Management capabilities in regards to compute and memory. On the contrary many of our customers, even the ones who own the licenses, aren’t utilizing the resource management capabilities on the storage side. Read more...