Category : Virtualisation

VMware vMA

The vMA, or vSphere management assistant is an ovf template which can be downloaded for free from the VMware website. The vMA has the following minimum system requirements ESX(i) 3.5 update 2 or later 512MB RAM 64 bit  Intel-VT or AMD-V compatible CPU as the vMA is a 64-bit virtual machine 5GB virtual disk size Access to the ESX(i) host management network An ESX(i) server or a vCenter Server

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ESXi update guide

This guide is written with ESXi 4.1 update 1 in mind, however it will work with any update version from 3.5 onwards. First off you will require vSphere CLI, this is a free download available to everyone with a valid VMware login.  If you don’t have one you can easily register for a new one.

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vMotion CPU Compatibility

vMotion has quite a few requirements that need to be in place before it will work correctly. Here is a list of the key requirements for vMotion to work. Each host must be correctly licensed Each host must meet shared storage requirements Each host must meet the networking requirements Each compatible CPU must be from

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VMware View 4.6 Overview

VMware View 4.6 VMware View 4.6 is out, and with it come new features.  A full list of improvements is available here. In the words of VMware, VMware View is the leading desktop virtualisation solution.  It provides a virtualised desktop infrastructure which can leverage existing virtual infrastructures and provide a cost effective centrally managed desktop deployment.

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Virtual Machine Memory Overhead

Windows virtual machines require more memory with each passing release and software demands on memory are becoming larger all the time.  In a vitual environment it is quite simple to increase the amount of virtual memory granted to a virtual machine, especially with features such as hot add.  The ability to dynamically increase the amount

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VMWorld 2010 CA & 3tera party video

Here is a video of some of the entertainment at the CA/3tera party on the Tuesday night during VMWorld. The entertainer is balancing on a ladder, spinning a tray on his head, whilst his head is on fire. he is also juggling a fire club, an axe and a large knife. Oh and he is

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Understanding virtual machine memory

Memory in a virtualised environment is split up in three memory types. Virtual Memory – Allocates memory through a syscall to the operating system.  This runs at the application level in the same way on virtual machines as in physical machines Physical Memory – Runs at the OS level.  In simplistic terms it uses an

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