SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup & configuration

Before I proceed with the SRM configuration, I show in part 4 & 5 of the tutorial how to setup & configure the NetApp Ontap Simulator including the replication with SnapMirror. Even if you are not using a NetApp system you should take at least a look on the second half of this part, where […]

SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation

In this post I will show a walkthroug of the VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 (SRM) installation. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup & configuration SRM Tutorial Part 5: Configure NetApp SnapMirror SRM […]

SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design

This part will give you an understanding of each of the components required in a SRM environment and also information you should consider for your own design. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup […]

SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup

In this first part of the SRM tutorial I want to give you a quick overview of how my lab setup looks like and which scenario I am going to show within the following parts. In all parts I assume everyone to have a basic understanding of SRM (and of course also vSphere). I´m not […]

VMware Partner Exchange On Tour – 12. June 2012 Frankfurt

I just registered for the upcoming event “VMware Partner Exchange On Tour” in Frankfurt (Germany) in June. Of course it´s a quite small event in compare to the “real” Partner Exchange, which took place some month ago in the USA. Due the fact I am living near Frankfurt of course I will join the event. […]

EMC PowerPath/VE – Licensing

In this post I will describe how to license PowerPath/VE on an ESXi 5.0 host. Please note that EMC PowerPath can be licenced / activated in two different ways: SERVED & UNSERVERD. Served licenses require a central licensing server, which provides your ESXi hosts with licenses. To activate a host you just need to assign […]

VMware announced vExperts 2012

VMware just announced the list of vExperts 2012! You can find a list of all names here. Because of the large numbers of applications VMware will add may some names durring the next weeks. Congratulations to all who had made it and thanks for you effort and work to support the community!

Signed up for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

I just signed up for the new official VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course. After searching for some weeks I gladly found a course here in Germany taking place in May. The first time I requested this course at our distributor last month, they wanted to send me to South Africa […]

VMUG – Germany South: Meeting on April 24th 2012

I just got an invitation to the upcoming Germany South VMUG meeting, which taking place on April 24th in Stuttgart. Meeting Agenda 9:00 Begrüßung – Patrick Häfner, VMUG Leader Germany South 9:30 VMUG News & Quartals-Video – Patrick Häfner, VMUG Leader Germany South 10:00 Optimierung von VMware View mit RES Workspace Manager 11:00 Kaffeepause 11:30 […]

VAAI status “Unknown” on EMC array using > 2TB LUNs (Update)

Today I noticed that some new created LUNs on an EMC Clariion CX4 array stuck on the VAAI status “Unknown” below the storage configuration on vSphere 5. This was quite strange, because I was creating and adding multiple LUNs and only the 2TB LUNs (on SATA drives) seems to have this problem. All other LUNs […]