26 juillet 2013

Multiple vCenter Servers, SSO, and How To Design for Failure

Internally within my company, there is usually a lot of discussion about how a customer goes about managing multiple vCenter servers. With the vSphere 5.1 addition of Single Sign-On (SSO), it dramatically complicates the design itself. This topic won't mean much for SMBs because you should be pretty well off with a single vCenter and SSO instance. This is primarily going to be focused on large enterprise designs.   WARNING::: these are MY design considerations and recommendations, use at your own risk. All depicted... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2013

VMware finalise son offre SDN basée sur Nicira Networks

La technologie SDN de Nicira mise en oeuvre dans vCloud Hybrid Service se combine à des technologies de sécurité et de réseaux propres à VMware. Les clients pourront créer leurs propres réseaux virtuels. VMware espère que les capacités réseau de son vCloud Hybrid Service, tout juste annoncé, attirera de nombreux de clients. Ce faisant, l'éditeur pense mettre en place l'un des plus importants déploiements SDN (software-defined network) de l'industrie, rapportent nos confrères de Network World. Il ne faut pas s'étonner de voir... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2013

Download VMware Network Virtualization Design Guide

I am happy to announce the availability of the VMware Network Virtualization Design Guide. This guide provides an overview of the key attributes of network virtualization technology. Then the paper discusses different components of VMware’s Network virtualization solution and explains VXLAN in detail. Finally, the design considerations section discusses couple of real life deployments and provides guidelines on how to prepare VXLAN fabric. On top of this VXLAN fabric, customers can now create and delete logical Layer 2 networks... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2011

vShield App and layering your design

 started diving in to vShield App and one thing that I like about vShield App is that it allows you to use different types of objects to apply your policies to. Never really put too much thought in to it, but considering the world is more and more changing to policy based management this fits right in. I just wanted to share something that I was working on, any feedback / thoughts are welcome… The VMware Cloud Infrastructure aims to reduce operational overhead and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by simplifying management... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2011

Using the vSphere Plan & Design Kit

As part of my role I very often review design documents that other consultants/architect have written, and not only those of VMware employees but also from external people. On top of that of course I also see a lot of VCDX application packages pass by. Something struck me the other day when I was doing the 3rd review in just a couple of hours and I started thinking about the designs I had reviewed so far and noticed there was a common theme. Before I get started I want to make sure everyone understands that I believe there’s a very... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2010

Voici les bonnes pratiques en terme de gestion du profil utilisateur (IPD)

Dans la série Solution Accelerators, Microsoft met à la disposition de ces partenaires en charge de la définition d’architecture une série de guide récapitulatif des bonnes pratiques et des points  clés de design à prendre en compte lors de vos conceptions d’infrastructure. Disponible en anglais uniquement à cette adresse : http://www.microsoft.com/ipd , ces guides « Infrastructure Planning and Design » (IPD) couvrent  les thèmes suivants : Active Directory Certificate Services Active Directory Domain Services ... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2010

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides—Release Announcement Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released an updated guide: Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6. This IPD guide, updated for App-V 4.6, provides actionable guidance for planning your application virtualization infrastructure. With App-V, your organization can respond to the complex challenge of managing applications. This guide simplifies your App-V planning process; updates now include support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including such features as BranchCache; support for 64-bit clients; and... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2010

Points To Note While Designing Database Availability Group…

I had covered the topic of what to look for before creating a DAG in one of my previous article. In this one, I am going to highlight the facts you need to consider while designing a Database Availability Group. Without going over the DAG feature again, let me list the points to note.Each member of the DAG must be running the same operating system. It is not supported to add an Exchange 2010 mailbox server that is also a directory server to a DAG. A DAG can contain a mix of servers running Exchange 2010 Standard and Enterprise... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

The 70-663 exam, Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Exchange 2010 is available

The 70-663 exam, Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available for candidates wishing to progress to the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 certification. This exam is designed for candidates who are responsible for the Exchange messaging environment in an enterprise environment. They are senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. These candidates are a third level of support between the... [Lire la suite]
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