Category : Virtualisation

vExpert 2014

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded the vExpert award from VMware for 2014. The vExpert award is given to individuals who make a considerable effort within the community to share their expertise with others. A vExpert is someone who is not necessarily a technical expert or even an expert in

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VMware How To: Shut Down vCloud Director Cell Cleanly

To cleanly shut down a vCloud Director cell run the following commands. Display the current state of the cell to view any active jobs. #  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell –status Then Quiesce the active jobs. #  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell –quiesce true Check the cell isn’t processing any active jobs. #  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell

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vCHS – VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Technical Overview

The vCloud Hybrid Service is a new public cloud offering from VMware, currently only available in the United States but coming to Europe early in 2014. The vCloud Hybrid Service is composed of a vCloud Director and vSphere backed environment with a bespoke, customised web portal front-end that handles provisioning and basic configuration options, such

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VMware Virtual Machine Memory Guide

Memory Virtualisation Basics When an operating system is installed directly onto the physical hardware in a non-virtualised environment, the operating system has direct access to the memory installed in the system and simple memory requests, or pages always have a 1:1 mapping to the physical RAM, meaning that if 4GB of RAM is installed, and

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vSphere 5 – What’s New (and relevant for the VCP 5) (Part 3)

This is part 3 of my guide, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here Availability High Availability (HA) New features with HA include heartbeat Datastores and support for IPv6.  A heartbeat datastore is great because it helps to prevent situations where the management network drops out but the virtual machines continue running on the virtual

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