Tag: vmware

  • VMware vCenter Operations Manager and Pure Storage Rest API

    I was playing with the REST API and Powershell in order to provision vSphere Datastores. I started to think what else could we do with all the cool information we get from the Pure Storage REST API? I remembered some really cool people here and here had used the open HTTP Post adapter. So I […]

  • Provision vSphere Datastores on Pure Storage Volumes with Powershell

    A week or so ago our Pure Storage powershell guru Barks @themsftdude sent out some examples of using Powershell to get information via the Pure Storage REST API. My brain immediately started to think how we could combine this with PowerCLI to get a script to create the LUN on Pure and then the datastore on […]

  • Changing the vCenter Graphs to Microsecond

    So if you are moving your data center to the next generation of Flash Storage you may have noticed your performance charts in VMware vCenter or other tools look something like this. You start to think, what good is the millisecond scale in a microsecond world? (I know that screenshot is from vCOPS.) Luckily VMware […]

  • What happened while getting 100% Virtualized

    I often think about how many people have stalled around getting to 100% virtual. I know you are thinking I need to find some fun things to do. You are probably right. The first thing I thought when I deployed my very first virtual infrastructure project back in the day was, “Man, I want to […]

  • What do we really need? Cloud? or Change?

    Going through the VCAP-DCD material and I had a question. Since it comes with the assumption that everyone is working toward building a private cloud. So I started asking, do I need to build a “cloud” and why? Now don’t think I have completely gone bonkers. I still think the benefits of cloud could help […]

  • No Spindles Bro

    I was assisting one of my local team members the other day with sizing a VM for Microsoft SQL. I usually always fall back to this guide from VMware. So I started out with the basic seperation of Data and Logs and TempDB. Make it look like this: VM Disk Layout LSI SCSI Adapter C: […]

  • VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5 – Tour

    So you have ESXi up and running. What is next? Get the vCenter appliance running. I downloaded the OVA and imported in just a few minutes. After getting the appliance all booted go the https://<your-ip>:5480 Setup vCenter Options I selected custom so I could go through all the options. Oracle is also an option. Fill […]

  • Installing VMware vSphere 5.5 – Quick Tour

    So if you haven’t gone through it in your lab, what is better than getting an idea of how to install vSphere 5.5 with a few screenshots. For the beginners out there I just wanted to walk through the process really quick like. Boot from the media! Still looks very familar if you have done […]

  • Virtual Storage Integrator 5.6 – What’s New

    The Virtual Storage Integrator or VSI has been around for a while. Seems every release something new and exciting gets added that customer have asked for. The VSI 5.6 plugin for EMC is the latest version (9/13/2013) of the plugin to help streamline and simplify interactions between the vSphere client and the EMC storage used […]

  • Hadoop Starter Kit and EMC Solutions Insiders Episode 2

    EMC Solutions Insiders is a tool to help enable and educate EMC and Partner field technical pre-sales people. We were lucky enough to catch up with James Ruddy (@darth_ruddy) with the EMC Office of the CTO. James created a pretty nice starter kit to help people get up and going with Hadoop on VMware using […]