If you are going to be in the Charlotte, NC area on June 11th please join Charles Gautreaux, Mike Laverick of RTFM.co.uk, Chad Sakac and Scott Lowe of EMC, and yours truly for the Charlotte VMUG Regional User Conference! There will be tons of information being shared on VMware solutions from NetApp, EMC, HP, 3Par, Isilon, Riverbed, Trend Micro, Viziocore, Wyse, and many more! … [Read more...] about Charlotte VMUG Regional User Conference
We commonly get asked for guidelines sizing VMFS and NFS datastores. I have learned from a source what I believe to be the largest deployed VMware datastore. I'll make you a deal, I'll share with you the size and type of datastore if you will share with me the average size of your datastores and the size of your largest datastores. Fair enough? What is the average size … [Read more...] about Quick Poll – What is the Size of Your Average & Largest Datastores
As some of you may know if I’m not talking to someone (partner, customer, etc...) I’m probably listening to my iPhone. Besides my love for music (I’m a bass player) I listen to audiobooks, courses from the teaching company, and a half-dozen or so podcasts. Today during my flight from NC to CA (I believe we were somewhere over Kentucky) the VMware Communities Roundtable podcast … [Read more...] about VMware Community Podcast #85 – VMware View with John Dodge
Mike Laverick has released the much-anticipated Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.0 book. I’m very confident when I say there isn’t another SRM book that is as comprehensive as this one. I’m assuming everyone knows Mike’s body of work with rtfm-ed.co.uk & SearchVMware.com and those who follow him on Twitter, but for the few whom may not, you need to. Mike has … [Read more...] about Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.0 is Available!
In part one of this series I introduced you to Transparent Storage Cache Sharing and introduced the use case of serving virtual machines and their binaries. The post received some great feedback and allowed me to realize that I wasn’t as clear as I had hoped to be in beginning this conversation. Before we continue the conversation by looking at additional use cases, I think I … [Read more...] about Transparent Storage Cache Sharing– Part 2: More Use Cases