12 novembre 2009

Dangerous default on ESX 4

My colleague (thanks Kevin), just alerted me to a default setting on ESX 4, which I think is potentially dangerous these days.  If you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del on an ESX 4 console, it will reboot the server even if there are running VMs and it doesn’t care if the server is not in Maintenance Mode. This is an old throwback which most modern Linux distribution disable these days.  To disable this yourself, open up /etc/inittab in your favourite editor and comment out the “ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now” line with a #... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2009

Install ESXi 4.0 to an IDE drive

Install ESXi 4.0 to an IDE driveBy default, if the ESXi install can not find a supported device to install to, then the installer will quit with the error message: "Unable to find a supported device to write the VMware ESXi <version> image to." If it is the case that the IDE drive in your host is recognized by ESXi, then you will be able to modify the install script TargetFilter.py to recognize your IDE device as a supported install device. You can find the list of devices that ESXi can recognize here. The install... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2009


Mon ami Julien, créateur du site forum-vmware.fr devenu vmug.fr, a donné ses premières impressions concernant VMware View 4 à (mon autre amie) Kareen Frascaria sur Virtuanews. J'appuierai volontiers le dernier point en exprimant le fait qu'il faut bien valider les aspects bande passante notamment sur le WAN. Les boitiers d'optimisation façon WAAS seront vraisemblablement bienvenus.A noter que les terminaux Wyse embarquant Windows CE et Linux supporteront dans un premier temps le protocole PCoIP. Ceux équipés de ThinOS comme le modèle... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2009

vSphere v4.? Beta coming up…

VMware employee Michael Adams just revealed that there’s a beta program for new features or a new release of vSphere.We are looking for beta participants to test out some new vSphere features currently in development. Interested? If so, contact your VMware account team for further details.Unfortunately there are no details disclosed at this point in time and of course I can’t comment… I suggest everyone to contact their local account team and try to be part of this beta program! There are some great new features being developed at the... [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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06 août 2009

VMware View & SRM 4 lancés en bêta test

Ca ne chôme pas cet été chez VMware, vu sur virtualization.info :VMware launches View 4.0 private beta with Teradici PCoIP software implementation Posted by Alessandro Perilli | Wednesday, August 05, 2009 | 0 Comments After Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 4.0, VMware launched yesterday another private beta, this time for its VDI solution View. The new View 4.0 finally introduces the software-only implementation of the Teradici PC over IP (PCoIP) remoting protocol. VMware is working on a way to replace Microsoft Remote... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2009

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 disponible en téléchargement

En deux mots, MOF est une "application" d'ITIL par MICROSOFT : MOF is a free, downloadable framework that encompasses the entire IT lifecycle. A collection of best practices and question-based guidance, MOF integrates: Community-generated processes for planning, delivering, operating, and managing IT Governance, risk, and compliance activities Management reviews Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) best practices Read MOF online Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0. MOF 4.0 is designed to help IT... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2009

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 disponible en version finale

A l'occasion de Worldwide Partner Conference qui se déroule cette semaine, nous avons annoncé la disponibilité de la version finale de MAP 4.0.Les principales évolutions ayant déjà fait l'objet d'un précédent post je ne reviendrai pas dessus. Vous pouvez récupérer MAP ici. http://blogs.technet.com/chrisdu/archive/2009/07/15/microsoft-assessment-and-planning-toolkit-4-0-disponible-en-version-finale.aspx
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27 mai 2009

30% Greater Consolidation in vSphere 4

vSphere 4 offers 30 % greater consolidation. If in your existing ESX Server infrastructure you were able to achive some consolidation ratios. Then if you’re going for the vSphere this year you’ll be able to gain 30% more consolidation ratio…..… So if you’re an existing customer today and you have a 100 host deployment using our vi3.5 product, simply upgrading the software will save you $2 Million dollars a yearVMware:  Virtual Reality blog has more details about the density of VMs. Using VMware you’ll need less physical... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2009

Memory usage in vCenter Server 4.0

If you are using vCenter Server and plan on upgrading to vSphere you should be aware that vCenter Server 4.0 uses much more memory than vCenter Server 2.5 does. According to the official documentation for both 2.5 and 4.0, the system requirements are very similar: 2.0 GHz or faster Intel or AMD x86 processor. Processor requirements can be more if your database runs on the same hardware. 2 GB RAM. You might need more RAM if your database runs on the same hardware. But VMware has a note in the vSphere documentation that... [Lire la suite]
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