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Deciphering NIC Capabilities from log entries

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Time once again for a down and dirty, bits and bytes style guest post! One of our Consulting Architects, Kamau Wanguhu, put this post together with some guidance from engineering…   You may have seen messages like those below in your logs and wondered what neat capabilities are being enabled on your network card (NIC). ESXsrv01 Read more...

Network Troubleshooting on VI3

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Yes, sometimes the network breaks. Or, you’re told the network is broken (and being blamed for it) when in actuality is something or somewhere else. At these times you need a good complement of tools, procedures and network know-how to quickly diagnose the issue and set about restoring service. At VMworld last September, one of Read more...

Welcome to ESXi Chronicles

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On behalf of all the great people working on VMware ESXi, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Contributors to this blog are all ESXi insiders:  Key engineers, product managers, product experts, and basically those in the know on where the product is going.   In the coming months, we Read more...

Failback? Absolutely! Absolutely!

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Since VMware released vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) in June 2008, the product has gained tremendous momentum in customer adoption. Customers are impressed with the SRM capabilities that turn their manual disaster recovery (DR) runbook into automated recovery plans. They execute the recovery plans in test mode as frequently as they desire in order to Read more...

How to exploit the test bubble for all its worth

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VMware’s Site Recovery Manager product has a number of interesting features that enable a whole new way to look at disaster recovery and business continuity.  One that we are going to look at today is the test failover, and more specifically at the network possibilities around the test failover. It is important during a test Read more...

Site Recovery Manager 1.0 Update 1 Available

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Site Recovery Manager 1.0 Update 1 was recently released (just in time for December holiday shopping!).  The full details of what’s new can be found in the release notes at http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/srm_pubs.html.  Here are some highlights: Expanded platform support for VMware Infrastructure.  Site Recovery Manager 1.0 U1 adds support for ESX 3.5 Update 2 and Update Read more...

Site Recovery Manager Demonstration Video now online!

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After many takes and re-takes we have finished the SRM demonstration video and posted this for all to see. The purpose of the video is to provide a basic understanding of the SRM solution along with the disaster recovery challenges it solves. We hope you find this a useful resource to share with your colleagues Read more...

Welcome to the Uptime Blog

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We continue to see a lot of interest and questions about how to protect VMware environments as well as a lot of excitement about the new and future technologies that VMware has developed and talked about, so we wanted to create a place where we can give you some additional insight into what we're seeing Read more...