17 septembre 2009

vSphere VI client sur Windows Seven / 7 !!!!

Je suis sous Windows Seven x64, et à mon grand regret je ne peux pas lancer le client vSphere VIClient, il me met à chaque fois une erreur... j'ai donc cherché et j'ai trouvé cet article : http://communities.vmware.com/thread/211440 1. Obtain a copy of %SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\System.dll from a non Windows 7 machine that has .NET 3.5 SP1 installed. 2. Create a folder in the Windows 7 machine where the vSphere client is installed and copy the file from step 1 into this folder. For example, create the... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2009

Many customers are not aware that now it’s better to deploy ESXi than ESX

ESXi 4 IS the Standard now: I have to explain that on almost weekly basics to my customers and prospects, that, the ESXi 4 version of VMware is the version that they should adopt now as the ESX 4 version with the COS will disappear. The ESXi 4 version of VMware Hypervizor has all the features of ESX 4 and has thinner footprint.  Then it only depends the licensing you purchase with the package. It starts for the SMB with VMware Essentials or VMware Essentials Plus. Look at all the features availables in ESXi 4 version, FT,... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2009

Partitioning your ESX host – part II

Voici ce qui nous préconise Duncan pour partitionner ESX 4 (vSphere) : A while back I published an article on partitioning your ESX host. This was based on 3.5, and of course with vSphere this has slightly changed. Let me start by quoting a section from the install and configure guide.You cannot define the sizes of the /boot, vmkcore, and /vmfs partitions when you use the graphical or text installation modes. You can define these partition sizes when you do a scripted installation. The ESX boot disk requires 1.25GB of free... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2009

VMworld 2009 Sessions are available online!

One of the biggest resources of information for me personally always has been the VMworld Presentations. I usually download every single presentation and store them in a separate folder and index them and read most of them at least once and some of them multiple times. The VMworld 2009 Sessions are available for download and I recommend you start reading/listening/watching them. There are three that I want to highlight this time: TA3220 VMware vStorage VMFS-3: Architectural Advances since ESX 3.0 TA2963 ESXtop for Advanced... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2009

Clients légers HP pour solutions VDI

HP vient de présenter de nouveaux clients légers (le HP 4410t et t5540). Après avoir aidé VMware à présenter ses solutions VDI lors du dernier VMworld, la firme montre clairement qu'elle souhaite surfer sur la vague de la virtualisation en entreprise. Pour rappel, un client léger est une machine qui laisse le serveur traiter les informations. Ainsi, le bureau n’est pas géré par l’ordinateur client qui ne fait que recevoir les données. Pour plus d’informations à ce sujet et sur la virtualisation en entreprises ainsi que le VDI, nous... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2009

Memory alarms triggered with AMD RVI and Intel EPT?

I’ve reported on this twice already but it seems a fix will be offered soon. I discovered the problem back in March when I did a project where we virtualized a large amount of Citrix XenApp servers on an AMD platform with RVI capabilities. As Hardware MMU increased performance significantly it was enabled by default for 32Bit OS’es. This is when we noticed that large pages(side effect of enabling MMU) are not TPS’ed and thus give a totally different view of resource consumption than on your average cluster. When vSphere and Nehalem... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2009

vTip – A VMware Expert updating your VI

We have all seen the message of the day setting which allows you to alter what you would like to tell your colleagues today and other than the normal fun type messages I have never seen it put to good use.  (Yes I know this is used to tell people that a host is being managed by a VI). So you could stick with your normal messages…. Or you could put it to use, how would you like a vExpert, no a vGuru, no a vGod to update your Message of the Day, giving you tips and help each day and helping you along the path to virtual... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2009

AMD Opteron 6000 : 12 coeurs overclockés et benchés

L'AMD Opteron 6000 et ses douze cœurs sont fonctionnels, voyons les premiers benchs et le premier overclocking de ce nouveau processeur ! AMD devrait introduire sa nouvelle plateforme « Maranello » au premier trimestre 2010. Au coeur de celle-ci, on retrouvera les Opteron 6000 « Magny-Cours ». Exploitant un nouveau socket, le G34, ils contiendront deux dies « Instanbul » côte à côte, connectés via des liens HyperTransport à 6,4 GT/s. Un contrôleur mémoire DDR3 à quatre canaux sera présent aux côtés des 12 Mo de mémoire cache L3 de... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2009

Mike Laverick has just announced: Free download of VMware SRM 1.0 book

Mike Laverick has just announced that he made his book available as a Free Download from Lulu. That’s a great move from Mike. As after VMworld he is in early stage of writing the upcoming version which will be updated for  the VMware SRM 4.0 product. VMware SRM is currently in beta. Great possibility for everyone you guys to explore through 298 pages this amazing technology and ultimate recovery scenarios. For your information, as Mike said on his blog, you can still get a printed copy, for almost no cost (just paper and... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2009

Use your Windows server as a shared Storage for your ESX Server

Ok, I already posted a guide about how to configure Openfiler Linux for free as a shared storage for your Virtual Infrastructure. If you’re not into linux, you can just try Starwind for free too…. (up to 2 TB of Data !!). Here is a PDF guide (it’s for ESX 3.5 but the princip is the same for ESXi 4. You must create a virtual disk storage which will became a iSCSI Target. Thist target will then be presented to your ESX server as a shared storage. You’ll be able to setup Starwind iSCSI SAN in only about 10 minuts. In the Free... [Lire la suite]
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