Time to share the recording of the first episode of the vROps Webinar Series 2017. This time around, Simon and myself spoke about the latest release of vRealize Operations Manager. We spoke about almost all the new features which were introduced with this version and went into some of them in detail. Like always weContinue reading “vROps Webinar Series 2017 – Part 1 – What’s New with vROps 6.5”
Tag Archives: vSphere
Performance over Power : Make the right choice.
Power management is not a new topic when it comes to a hypervisor. We all know that one of the by product of virtualization is “POWER SAVINGS”. Even before you start realizing the other benefits of virtualization, power bills is the first Opex savings which makes that return on investment on virtualization speak for itself. Continue reading “Performance over Power : Make the right choice.”
The Secret Sauce to be a VMware Ninja!
This is a quick post to share the resources from where I learn about vRealize Operations Manager. In the past few months, I have received a number of questions around Capacity Management, Alerts, Projects etc. I must say that VMware Technical Marketing has done a great job to document all this in a form ofContinue reading “The Secret Sauce to be a VMware Ninja!”
SAP on VMware Series : It’s all about the Design!
Some time back I tweeted about the value of doing a series around running SAP workloads on VMware and I got a positive response from the community as this is still considered to be a black art. I was lucky to learn from some of the best in the industry and I am referring toContinue reading “SAP on VMware Series : It’s all about the Design!”
Dividing Bandwidth of a 10 GB CNA Adapter for ESXi Networking and Storage using Network I/O Control (NIOC)
This post circles back to an article which I wrote in the month of January 2013, about Dividing Bandwidth of a 10 GB CNA Adapter for ESXi Networking and Storage!! In that article, I gave you an overview of how you can divide the available bandwidth on a 10 GB CNA card at the hardware level toContinue reading “Dividing Bandwidth of a 10 GB CNA Adapter for ESXi Networking and Storage using Network I/O Control (NIOC)”
vSphere Architecture Design Review Process – Things to do!!
In my current project I am roped in to work on reviewing the existing architecture of a client with a large install base of vSphere. In the process I developed a small review process which I have represented in a form of a flowchart. I thought it would be helpful for VMware consultants and customersContinue reading “vSphere Architecture Design Review Process – Things to do!!”
Using the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)!!
With each project kick-off or a knowledge transfer session, I emphasize on the importance of VMware Hardware Compatibility List as being the bible for making procurement and implementation decisions for any piece of hardware for your VMware environment. The Hardware Compatibility List, more popularly known as VMware HCL within VMware, is a single point ofContinue reading “Using the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)!!”
Dividing Bandwidth of a 10 GB CNA Adapter for ESXi Networking andStorage!!
With most of my recent projects customers are moving towards the 10G converged adapters to achieve the benefits of consolidation of network and storage especially on Blade Server Architecture. I am writing this post to provide you guidelines on how you can divide a 10GB CNA card on your ESXi server to meet all the network andContinue reading “Dividing Bandwidth of a 10 GB CNA Adapter for ESXi Networking andStorage!!”
Best Practices around using RDMs in vSphere!
One of VMware’s partner engineer raised this query on an internal group. He wanted to understand and learn the best practices or the Do’s and the Don’ts while using RDM (Raw Device Mappings) Luns in a vSphere environment. I hope you being a reader understand what an RDM is and what role does it playContinue reading “Best Practices around using RDMs in vSphere!”
Applications you can Virtualize on VMware vSphere Platform
Everytime I jump into any consolidation project, the first question I face is usually about whether the applications which are currently running on a Physical Server can be Virtualized or not. In-fact their have been situations when I have got a list of 800 applications from one of our Partners to know if they can beContinue reading “Applications you can Virtualize on VMware vSphere Platform”