As a Cisco/NetApp FlexPod Partner we deploy a lot of FlexPods with all kinds of workloads. One of the more populair applications of aFlexPod is a VMware View environment. One of the tools to execute a valid and correctly configured FlexPod is a CVD, a Cisco Validated Design. Looking for the latest CVDs I ran across [...] Leave A Commentposted in Cisco by Erik Scholten
Today VMware Technical Journal (VMTJ) is celebrating its first birthday! VMTJ is a VMware Labs journal with in depth technical information which is published twice per year. Today VMware Labs published a new version of the the 2013 Summer edition of the VMware Technical Journal. It is available as a PDF, or you can visit [...] Leave A Commentposted in VMware by Erik Scholten
VMGuru.nl is very proud to announce that for the fifth year in a row, we can proudly put the VMware vExpert logo on our site. Alex, Edwin and myself have been given the vExpert award 2013 for our contributions to the VMware virtualization community. This is an acknowledgement of our work and we will continue to share [...] Leave A Commentposted in vExpert by Erik Scholten
Today Veeam announced 2 more secret features of their new and improved version of Veeam Backup & Replication, version v7.0. The ‘Back-up from storage snapshots’ and ‘Build-in WAN Acceleration’ features now complete the list of 9 new features. The new version now contains the following new features, check it out: Enhanced Backup & Recovery for vCloud Director; [....
VMware Horizon View 5.2 Performance and Best Practices and 3D graphics (VMGuru.nl - voted #4 Independent VMware blog!)
At VMGuru.nl we’ve done a lot of articles on VDI performance and best practices. Recently I’ve done an article on ‘How to improve VMware View video performance‘ and Edwin did an article on ‘Boosting Google maps and video with VMware View‘. Researching the possibilities and changes with Horizon View 5.2, Eric Sloof pointed me to [...] Leave A Commentposted in B...
Every time a vendor releases a new hypervisor, it’s always more reliable and stable than all the previous versions and certainly better than the competition. But was the previous version all that bad? Of course with the addition of more and more advanced features it becomes more and more difficult to create a reliable and [...] Leave A Commentposted in ESX/ESXi by Erik Scholten
As I said earlier this week, VMware memory management is still a topic which a lot of VMware administrators don’t understand. Tuesday I discussed the virtual machine memory allocation graphs. Today we will deal with VMware vSphere uses transparent page sharing (TPS), memory compression, host swapping and ballooning. VMware ESXi, a crucial component of VMware [...] Leave A Commentposted i...
VMware memory management is still a topic which a lot of VMware administrators don’t understand. I often come across people who have no idea when VMware vSphere uses transparent page sharing (TPS), memory compression, host swapping or ballooning. They even mention disabling or removing the ballooning driver without knowing why. I also meet a lot of [...] Leave A Commentposted in ESX/ESX...
In 2008 I wrote an article named “Hyper-V, not in my datacenter!” which was based on Hyper-V version 1. In 2009 I wrote an article named “Hyper-V, the laughter continues” and “ESX vs Hyper-V mythbusting myth” which was based on Hyper-V version 2. Microsoft promised/warned us that with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V version 3 this [...] Leave A Commentposted in Hy...
Yesterday I was busy trying some things in my VMware Horizon View 5.2 environment and after a while I got tired of repeating the same tasks on different desktop pools over and over again. Looking for a way to make things easier I came across the View Pool Manager which is a VMware Fling that [...] Leave A Commentposted in View by Erik Scholten
Last month we asked to vote for us if you appreciated our blog and apparently a lot of you did. This year almost 1.300 votes were recorded compared to 1.200 last year, also the total number of blogs on the list increased from 187 to 243 blogs to choose from. There were over 80 new [...]
So you want to attend TechEd 2013? In March, Veeam is giving away a free pass to TechEd 2013. All you have to do is register. The winner will be selected on March 18, so you have two weeks left to win!
Last year VMGuru.nl dropped for the 13th to the 19th spot in the top VMware/virtualization blogs 2012. Now, it is time again to vote the top VMware/virtualization blogs for 2013. Please help us to reclaim the 13th position or even leap into the top 10! So if you like our blog please vote VMGuru.nl #1. [...]
Today, VMware announced the acquisition of Virsto Software, a company which creates storage optimization software for virtual environments. Any administrator will tell you that managing performance and data services for virtual machines can be challenging, especially in I/O-intensive environments like virtual desktops. With Virsto storage optimization software you can accelerate I/O performance ...
Would like to hear more about Software Defined Datacenters from experts like Frank Denneman, Mike Laverick, Cormac Hogan, Kamau Wanguhu and many others? VMware and IBM are organizing an awesome event in the Benelux. It is a full day event and it is free for everyone, if you just want to sign up… go here. [...]
This week Teradici, creator of the PCoIP protocol, released a technology preview of their new product named Teradici Arch. Teradici Arch is asoftware-based solution that enables the use of the PCoIP protocol for Microsoft RDS as an alternative to Microsoft RDP. This should provide better user experience and access to the entire PCoIP ecosystem, PCoIP thin clients, [...]
During the last weeks we’ve been busy implementing a large VMware View deployment for one customer and planning an even larger VMware View deployment for another customer. At the first site we ran into some video performance issues which we definitely want to avoid during the second project. In our quest to solve and avoid [...]
Last week I got a tip on a new book on VMware vSphere 5 I would like to share. It’s a VMware Press book which is called ‘Building a virtual Datacenter’ and it has been published in 3 different language : English, Spanish and French which is uncommon for a book on VMware. The book [...]
Last month the VMGuru-crew has been busy to update our infrastructure to improve the reliability and performance. Yesterday Alex fixed the last issue so you all can enjoy the new, improved, faster and more reliable VMGuru. This way we’re ready to present you with the more news, tests, how-to’s and the latest in virtualization. So [...]
In December you may become the winner of the ultimate new year’s resolution from Veeam which includes a Veeam Dream Lab and more! Enter for a free chance to win – and WIN BIG: TWO HP ProLiant ML 310e G8 Servers NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage system with 4 SSDs drives HP V1410-16G Ethernet switch TechNet Plus [...]
Back by popular demand, the Enterprise Hypervisor feature comparison. After the release of our latest comparison I’ve received a lot of requests to include RedHat’s RHEV to the comparison. Although I’ve never encountered it in enterprise environments, I decided to add it as a service to our readers. I based the RedHat features on their [...]
Last Thursday Cisco released version 1.0 of their new multi-UCS-domain management tool, UCS Central and now it is generally available. UCS Central is a product that enables IT administrators to manage multiple UCS domains that are managed through individual UCS Managers from a single location through a single interface. UCS Central works closely with UCS [...]
Recently CommVault has launched Simpana IntelliSna Recovery Manager, a standalone software product for automating application-aware snapshot management and recovery of various storage arrays and physical and virtual servers. Just like Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 this solution responds to the increasing use of hardware snapshots to restore business critical applications and virtual server ...
Last month Veeam released version 6.5 of their Veeam Backup & Replication product. Now they have a great opportunity that you won’t want to miss! Veeam offers you a FREE 2-socket NFR license for Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 for all vExperts, VCPs, VCIs, MVPs, MCPs and MCTS-es. If you’re a VMware vExpert, VMware Certified [...]
Last week Nimble Storage announced a new reference architecture with Cisco Systems and VMware for 1.000 simultaneous VDI users, requiring only 3U of rack space, for $43 for storage per desktop. A pre-configured, fully-integrated system – built around the reference architecture, which consists of a Nimble CS220G-X2 array, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade [...]