Category: VMworld 2011

VSP3116: Resource Management Deep Dive

I finally managed to get into a session by one of the VMware rockstars, Frank Denneman, who has co-authored several books that I highly recommend. Frank stated this topic could be a four day class alone, and this was just an hour, so it went quite quickly and just scratched...

Did you know about Cisco UCS Express?

Today while I was walking around the vendor expo at VMworld 2011, I saw a very interesting product from Cisco. I was familiar with the datacenter UCS product, but a mini version caught my attention. Called UCS Express this is a micro ESXi server that slides directly into their ISR G2...

BCO1946: Making vCenter highly available

vCenter is a business critical service that when it goes down can cause substantial chaos, although VMs will happily keep running while it is down. Using VDI? Forget spinning up new VMs, or rebooting VMs. Using vCD? Forget doing anything while it's down. HA? Yes that will keep working (for...

VSP1999: Advanced esxtop usage

This session was quite advanced and had a lot of troubleshooting examples which are hard to adequately capture without the slides, so I'll just touch on some of the counters he used during some troubleshooting examples. Maybe in future posts I'll focus on one subject like storage stats and recreate...

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