Category Archives: VMware

vSphere VM Memory Statistics

Active Memory There still seems to be some confusion over what the Active Memory statistic of a virtual machine within vSphere. See example below. You can see that this virtual machine is configured with 4096 MB of memory and the … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Network Adapter

When creating a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine the network adapter type defaults to E1000. I have seen reports of this dropping network connections and packet loss on Windows Server 2012. There is a newer emulated network interface available for … Continue reading

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VCP6-DCV Exam Released

The beta version of the VCP6-DCV (Data Centre Virtualisation) exam was released last week. For current VCP5-DCV candidates there is a delta exam is shorter than the “normal” VCP6-DCV exam focusing on the new content of VCP6. The Delta exam … Continue reading

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What’s New in VMware vSphere 6

vSphere 6 was announced at the start of February 2015 and is now available for download. This version is marketed, in VMware’s words, as “the industry-leading virtualisation platform which empowers users to virtualise any application with confidence, redefines availability, and … Continue reading

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Veeam Recovery Plans

I am excited to see that the latest version of Veeam Backup & Replication (v8) includes “Recovery Plans” and “Failover Plans”. I’m looking forward to getting this installed within my lab to see how it compares to VMware’s Site Recovery … Continue reading

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VCAP-DCD Experience

I took the VCAP-DCD exam earlier in the year and planned on posting details of my experience after taking the exam but just never got round to it. So here it finally is. As I design VMware vSphere solutions for … Continue reading

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NetApp Announce EVO:RAIL appliance

NetApp is the latest vendor to jump on the EVO:RAIL bandwagon by announcing that they will sell an EVO:RAIL appliance. They are not getting completely into the server market; they will not start selling servers alone, however you will be … Continue reading

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SRM 5.8

At VMWorld 2014 VMware announced vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.8. One of the main features this brings is full integration with the vSphere Web Client. Previous versions required the c# client. This has held people back from moving to … Continue reading

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At VMworld 2014 in San Francisco VMware announced VMware EVO:RAIL, a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. There had been rumours of this project over the preceding months under the code name MARVIN and many thought VMware were going to get into the … Continue reading

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VCP5-DCV Recertification

Today, 1st October 2014, VMware released a cut down VCP recertification exam. As you all should know, your VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification now has an expiry of two years after you took it. You can extend its validity by … Continue reading

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