vSphere 5.1: Quick Start with nested Lab-Environment

You surely noted that vSphere 5.1 got released some hours ago 🙂 If you now want to get it installed as fast as possible a nested lab will be the best choice! To get started of course you first need to download the new files, which you will find here. Make sure you download ESXi […]

How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 2

The second post of this series shows you how to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for the use with VMware vCenter Server. How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 1 How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 2 << 1.) After you installed the […]

VMworld 2012: Interview with Oracle about Licensing

On the VMworld 2012 Eric Sloof did a very interesting interview with Richard Garsthagen (Director of Cloud Business Development EMEA for Oracle) about licensing of Oracle databases running on vSphere. By fact Oracle is quite unreasonable about changing there licensing policies for non-Oracle hypervisors, this topic always gets a lot attention and many people are annoyed […]

VMworld 2012: Watch the TOP 10 Sessions

VMware just announced the TOP 10 Sessions from VMworld 2012, which got voted by the attendees. The great thing is, that you can now watch a recording of these sessions.   NET2207: VMware vSphere Distributed Switch—Technical Deep Dive   STO2980: VMware vSphere 5 Storage Best Practices   VSP1168: Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure   VSP1800: vSphere Performance […]

VMworld 2012: VMware announced 8 new certifications !

VMware just announced 8 !!! new certifications during the start of VMworld 2012. Here you can see the new certification roadmap: VMware also updated the MyLearn website, take a look to get more information http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/   I really hope VMware will put a lot of effort into the certification processes and increase the certification team. […]

VMworld 2012: vSphere 5.1 & vCloud Director 5.1 Announcements

The keynote of the VMworld 2012 issn´t finished jet but there have been already countless new accnounments about vSphere and vCloud Director. Here you find a short summary:   vSphere 5.1 -The vRAM licensing police got dropped -A single VM supports now up to 64 vCPUs -1 million IOPS per VM -New VM Hardware Version […]

How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 1

In this post I provide a step by step installation guide for MS SQL Server 2008 R2, which provides a database for VMware vCenter. This guide also applies for other VMware products like Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMware Update Manager (VUM) etc., which requires a database. During the next days a second post will follow […]

Never ending story: EMC CX4 & VAAI on vSphere 5

If you are using a CX4 model of EMC´s previous storage systems you certainly noticed that no CX4 model got listed for VAAI-support on VMware HCL in combination with vSphere 5. After many people were searching a long time for a “Why?” in VMware & EMC forums, Chad Sakac (SVP EMC Global Systems Engineering, aka […]

SRM Tutorial Part 9: Advanced configuration & troubleshooting

This is the last part of my SRM tutorial. Finally I will show you some advanced configuration in addition to the basic setup & configuration of the last steps. Also I will go through some common errors in the troubleshooting part on the end of this post. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial […]

SRM Tutorial Part 8: Configuration #2

With the end of the last part the SRM lab environment is now ready to use. This part of the tutorial shows you the last steps of the SRM configuration, which are required to run a failover between the two sites. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM […]