Tag: DRS

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Time for another VXRail upgrade post!  This time we are upgrading from VxRail 4.7.100-11859441 to 4.7.301-26249014.  This will bring the underlying vSphere environment up to ... Read More

New to Me: TryBalanceVMsPerHost – VMware advanced option

New to Me: TryBalanceVMsPerHost – VMware advanced option

Here’s a cool setting I ran across in vSphere that isn’t that new but I hadn’t run across in the past.   Under vSphere DRS settings, ... Read More

VMware Enterprise  or Enterprise Plus?

VMware Enterprise or Enterprise Plus?

You may have heard about the coming licensing changes from VMware.  You may have heard about the new vRAM licensing and some of the impacts ... Read More

So have you played with Microsoft’s SCVMM yet?

So have you played with Microsoft’s SCVMM yet?

While working internally on some System Center configurations, Aaron Silber sent over a quick note on what he was up to.  I personally haven’t played ... Read More

EMC’s Low Cost SAN Starter for VMware (Iomega)

EMC’s Low Cost SAN Starter for VMware (Iomega)

Stephen Foskett gave us a teaser last night at the VMware Community Roundtables about an announcement of a low cost SAN solution for VMware labs ... Read More

Monitoring XenApp Servers with RM or Edgesight

Monitoring XenApp Servers with RM or Edgesight

These days, server monitoring is no longer a luxury, it is an absolute necessity.  With XenApp, Citrix provides a few tools.  Some built in and ... Read More

Check your DNS with DNSDataView

Check your DNS with DNSDataView

DNS is critical to proper Virtual Infrastructure operations.  Whether its client to server or server to server communications, it is important that all parts involved ... Read More

HOWTO: Create a LUN on NetApp Filer for VMware

HOWTO: Create a LUN on NetApp Filer for VMware

To leverage enterprise features of VMware such as DRS, vMotion and HA, shared storage must be allocated to all ESX server on the network. The ... Read More

Time for a new Server? I’ll take TWO!

When crafting VMware solutions for clients, I always stress the importance of buying HOST servers in at least pairs.  This guarantees that every server will ... Read More

HA and DRS behavior in a 2 node Cluster.

HA and DRS behavior in a 2 node Cluster.

An interesting new DRS behavior was introduced with the latest Update 2 patch that I recently became aware of at a client.  If you have ... Read More