VMware SRM 5 with EMC Symmetrix – What’s New (Part 1)

Hi, A lot has changed since I published my SRM failback post (https://itzikr.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/srm-automatic-failback-using-emc-symmetrix-vmax/) SRM 5 has finally been released and it now includes a built in failback, aka (ReProtect) so this post will try to capture some of the new SRM5 features and then an expansion of the (very soon to be released) the Symmetrix… Continue reading VMware SRM 5 with EMC Symmetrix – What’s New (Part 1)

PowerPath/VE 5.7 is now out!

Hi, We have just GA'd PowerPath/VE 5.7 Multipathing provides two main functions: 1.Dynamic and intelligent load balancing 2.Path failover and path recovery •PowerPath/VE load balancing offers automated configuration and optimization with intelligent routing to the best possible path for every I/O – •PowerPath/VE quickly, non-disruptively and automatically redirects I/O when a path failure occurs or… Continue reading PowerPath/VE 5.7 is now out!

CITRIX XENDESKTOP 5 POC On A Vblock 300-The Results are In!

Hi, During july a lot of people gathered somewhere in Boston to run a pretty interesting POC, it was about running a pretty heavy 2,000 users workload running in a XENDESKTOP 5 environment which is provided by a Vblock 300 series. while I already published some VNX results for CITRIX XENDESKTOP, I would like to… Continue reading CITRIX XENDESKTOP 5 POC On A Vblock 300-The Results are In!

The ESXi 5 DCUI

Hi, with the new ESXi 5 comes a better DCUI, here’s are the new troubleshooting options:     We have some new System Logs:   1. Syslog 2. VMkernel 3. config 4. Management Agent (VPXD) 5. Virtual Center Agent (VPXA)   6. VMware ESXi Observation log

Registering the vCenter Server to the vSphere Web Client

Hi, after installing the vSphere Web Client, you will have to Register it with the vCenter 1. From the vSphere Client, start > All Programs > VMware > Vmware vSphere Web Client > vSphere Administration Application, accept the browser security issue (if appears) 2. Click Register vCenter server 3. In the vCenter Server URL field,… Continue reading Registering the vCenter Server to the vSphere Web Client