HP unveils Gen8 server line, expected to ship with Intel Xeon E5

HP unveils Gen8 server line, expected to ship with Intel Xeon E5
HP has unveiled their 8th generation ProLiant server line, this new Gen8 ProLiant line will replace current G7 line. ProLiant Gen8 line is said to have over 150 customer inspired innovations in its design which improve for example system management capabilities, energy efficiency and performance. Improved system management capabilities emerge from features such as integrated ...

Paravirtual adapters with VMware Workstation 2

Paravirtual adapters with VMware Workstation
Did you know that you can use VMware paravirtual VMXNET3 and PVSCSI adapters with VMs running on VMware Workstation? Paravirtual adapters will improve networking and disk IO performance by using valuable CPU cycles more efficiently. VMware paravirtual adapters are not available through VMware Workstation GUI, but you can enable them by tweaking Virtual Machine’s VMX ...

VMworld 2012 Europe dates changed

VMworld 2012 Europe dates have changed since first announcement in Copenhagen, VMworld 2012 Europe will be held in Barcelona on October 9th to 11th. Although not officially announced yet, most likely venue for VMworld 2012 Europe is Barcelona International Convention Centre. Update on 24th on June, officially announced venue for VMworld 2012 Europe is Fira ...

vSphere ESXi 5.0 Driver Rollup 2 released 1

vSphere ESXi 5.0 Driver Rollup 2 released
VMware has released ESXi 5.0 Driver Rollup version 2 which is a ESXi 5.0 installer with additional device drivers for products which are not supported in official ESXi 5.0 install image. vSphere ESXi 5.0 Driver Rollup install image is supported only for fresh installs, migrations from ESX 4.x or upgrades from ESXi 4.x are not ...

Configuring multi-NIC vMotion on vSphere 5 1

Configuring multi-NIC vMotion on vSphere 5
vSphere 5 introduced support for utilizing multiple network interfaces per single host for vMotion transfer. This is very useful feature for systems which are limited to 1 Gigabit network as migrating multiple VMs off a host can take very long time with 1 Gigabit vMotion network. Multiple NIC vMotion also allow larger workloads to be ...

How to use custom AD group with ESXi 5 AD integration 1

How to use custom AD group with ESXi 5 AD integration
Since vSphere 4.1 it has been possible to integrate ESXi user authentication with Active Directory. In vSphere 4.1 AD group which was use to grant root permissions on ESXi host was hard coded as “ESX Admins” so you had to change your AD group structure to match that. With vSphere 5 it is now possible ...

Setting up NetFlow on vSphere distributed switch 2

Setting up NetFlow on vSphere distributed switch
Many networking devices like routers and switches, implement a NetFlow protocol which is used to export information of passing network traffic to a specific NetFlow collector application for analysis and visualization. Back in days, VMware ESX 3.5 had experimental support for NetFlow but it was dropped for vSphere 4. With release of vSphere 5 VMware ...

vCenter Server 5 Data Migration Tool compatibility issues 3

vCenter Server 5 Data Migration Tool compatibility issues
While preparing for vSphere 5: What’s New training delivery I found out that vCenter Server Data Migration Tool on vCenter Server 5 installation media is not quite compatible with vCenter Server 4.1 contrary to documentation. vCenter Server Data Migration Tools is set of scripts for exporting and importing vCenter Server configuration and it is useful ...
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