I was wondering if anyone had any real world experience on using the de-duplication features on the VNX 5300 datamovers on VMware datastores. I don't have a spectacularly large system, but as most of my vms are Server 2008r2, I would suspect there is a lot of duplicate data on the os volumes of...
I didn't think I could live vMotion between logical Datacenters, but I wanted to check anyway. I thought you could do cold migrations thought. As for using the 2 clusters, same logical Datacenter, and using vDS, wouldn't all the networks that are creating vDS show up across the 2 clusters? I...
Yes and Yes.
I are working with just vCenter separated Datacenters not 2 different physical datacenters, the servers them selfs are in the same rack, and same layer 2 networks. IE
| |-Cluster one
I was wondering if there was a better way of doing this then what im currently doing.
I have now have 2 Datacenters (one is now PROD, and the other is DEV/QA) in my vCenter server and I need to move some VM's between them. I thought about doing different clusters, but as we are using vDS...
We have deployed it in house, and for a few customers - They work great. As pointed out before they don't do fast roaming, so the time for switching to one ap to another is purely a device thing, some are fast, some are slower than others.
Has anyone played with the VNX, NFS and fast tiering?
I have been trying to find information on it and all I can find so far is Coc.. err spec sheet waving going on between EMC and Netapp and I cant find anything about if fast tiering works with NFS and how well NFS works with the VNX 5300
I'm trying to decide if my expectations are to high for Windows Network load balancing and Exchange CAS. Right now when I fail a CAS server, Outlook goes into disconnected mode, and requests a password, I can ether enter in the password, or close and reopen outlook and it connect without any...
I was taking about the DB that you need for vSphere management server thing (cant remember the name right now)
I did think of that, and I'm more than likely going to go that way, but I am still going to try clustering anyways as it will give me more knowledge when I say no lets do it this way.
My first goal was a proof of concept in a lab, then a butload of testing then possibly depending on how confident i feel proposing it. We have the infrastructure to do it. I understand how to do it, I was wondering if anyone had any "oh i ran into this" or "dont cluster, do XYZ" I guess i could...
My office is investigating moving the the 10 (BES, ACCPAC, SharePoint, vSphere and a few other small apps )or so small on the machine sql instances to a more powerful sql Custer for easier management, backups and better reliability.
Does anyone have any suggested ways creating this sql...
I have an interesting problem with my exchange 2010 room calendars. People would like to edit the calendars directly by using the calendar view in outlook, not sending an invite to the calendar and it auto accept.
I have found that this is possible without an annoying little popup saying...
Darn it, I hate when you think you replied and didn't do so... Lets try this again.
When adding a new guest to my servers during the setup wizard thing, it does not ask me about what network I want to put it on like it used to. Instead I have to go and add the network card on afterwords by...
I have a test lab setup running vSphere 4.1 and its not adding a network card when creating a new vm, and it was before. I dont know what I changed to stop it, but something happens. I am using vDS for switching if that makes any difference.
I think the biggest thing I want from a ZFS / freebsd system is the ability to run on a flash drive I dont really need a webui, and i rather do most work from cmd line anyway. I dont think anyone has made a nanoBSD install for ZFS without any webui.
That was very helpful. Also showed me how different ways of doing distributed switches. Ive been just shoving all nics into one uplink, and creating port groups for everything, not sure if if that's the right way or not.
I was also thinking of switching from a crapton of 1gig ports to 2x 10...
I just want to hear peoples thought on the Nexus1000v. We are looking at deploying VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and getting the nexus 1000v is only a little more.
I do have some questions in regards to the nexus.
Is it all software, or is there a hardware component to it?
Thought about getting a sip trunk and not worrying about the pri? we are looking at moving away from our pri and getting sip trunks from http://www.iristel.ca/. Its less hardware you have to deal with and can give you better fail-over/HA options. if you are an MS shop, Microsoft lync might be...
I tried the update and it didnt seem to fix it... I might be applying it wrong, I used the vsphere update manager thing.
how did you apply yours Nate?
The weird thing is I have 2 of these motherboards in my test lab, and only one is having the issue.
motherboard has 2 nics that will be put into a bond. that goes to 1 switch right now then each vm server has a minimum of 3 nics (odd number i know. 2 on board, and 1 pci-e nic)
Failover will be played around with on the vmware side. Right now all my nics are in vDS switch and then...
installing root on the SSD was mostly because its there already, not for the speed. I like keeping my OS drives, and my data drives separate. Because I have 6 sata ports and 8 sas ports in an 8 drive case, I could get a 2.5in hdd for root.
How much does dedup affect performance? It could...
I am planning on building a Datastore server for my vCenter test lab that I have at work.
This is my specs:
Core i3 540
Supermicro X8SI6 motherboard
Supermicro 2U 8Bay CSE-825TQ-563LPB
8x 500GB Seagate 7200.12
2x Intel 320 G3 40GB SSD
1x Intel Gig nic for management