Tag: vSphere

vSphere Design Considerations

This is the VMware vSphere Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that I could find that need to be assessed in a VMware vSphere architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. If you are going down the VMware vSAN

First Turbonomic Reference Architecture White Paper

Turbonomic and RoundTower Technologies are collaborating on a series of “Powered by Turbonomic” Reference Architecture and Best Practice Guide white papers. Eric Wright and myself worked together on producing the first in this series, the Turbonomic Automation Platform with VMware vSphere Reference Architecture. Click on the link to download. Any

NPX – VMware vSphere versus Nutanix AHV

If you are familiar with VMware vSphere, you can use this feature comparison to understand what the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor and Acropolis Management Framework is capable of in Acropolis-base software version (AOS) 4.5.

Private Cloud – SDDC 1.0

You may have read my recent Next-Generation Data Center post, that summarised the Conceptual Model and Logical Design of my ideal Private Cloud solution.  This post describes the current vendors that are the leaders of their respective markets and I believe they have a compelling integration story with the highest

EMC Symmetrix VMAX – Provisioning a LUN

This post covers how to provision a LUN (less than 239GB) for vSphere on an EMC Symmetrix VMAX using the Unisphere for VMAX GUI.  The basic architecture of the VMAX is covered here.  If you want to build LUNs greater than 238GB, you follow the same procedure, but with the

VMware Press – “Virtualising SQL Server with VMware – Doing It Right”

I have just finished reading “Virtualising SQL Server with VMware – Doing It Right” by Michael Corey, Jeff Szastak and Michael “WebScale” Webster.  What a great read!  For anyone who has business critical applications that use SQL Server and they want to virtualise with vSphere, this book is for you.

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide for vSphere – Part 2 – Equipment

This is part 2 of the Cisco UCS Configuration Guide.  This post is broken into two components: the physical Cisco UCS installation and the initial configuration of the Cisco UCS.

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