Tech101 – VMware vSphere ESXi

During my VCDX journey, I searched long and hard for a diagram that showed the components of VMware vSphere ESXi in a “big picture” to enhance my understanding.  The closest I could find was in the VMware vSphere: Optimise and Scale training manual (page 66 – Image also here Section 4.1), but it lacked detail.  So I collated all that I could find into this diagram, which is a very handy one to have when troubleshooting vSphere issues. (#VCDX HINT, HINT!) Continue reading Tech101 – VMware vSphere ESXi

EMC FAST-VP & PowerPath/VE with Storage DRS & Storage I/O Control

This article builds upon the white papers and blogs that are available (listed below).  It took me a long time to understand how these mechanisms work together, since there was no single document (that I could find) describing their integration and correct usage; which left experimentation in my Pre-Production environment.  This post is an attempt to correct that knowledge gap. Continue reading EMC FAST-VP & PowerPath/VE with Storage DRS & Storage I/O Control