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Hitachi Storage Manager for VMware vCenter

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in Industry News, Storage, vCenter | No Comments »

Finally Hitachi Data System(HDS) released the Storage Manager Plugin for VMware vCenter server.

Hitachi Data Systems announces the availability of specific integration for VMware’s vCenter called “Hitachi Storage
Manager for VMware vCenter”. Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Data Systems jointly developed this functionality in which this will
be installed as a separate plug-in for VMware vCenter. Customers upgrading to vSphere 4.1 and vSphere 5.0 using the
Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform or Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V will
automatically be able to leverage the capabilities of this key integration.
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VMware vSphere 5 Official GA Date?

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 in vSphere | 6 Comments »

VMware vSphere 5.0 have been launched since 12 July 2011 but the official GA still a missing date. For the past 1 week, my colleague or my friend keep ask about the VMware vSphere 5 Official GA date. Sorry I do not have the answer, please refer to VMware Inc.

Today, I just would like share something interesting that I found from one of the VMware document that probably tell us the answer.

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VMware vSphere 5 License Comparison Chart

Posted on July 18th, 2011 in Tips, vCenter, vSphere | 4 Comments »

As of 12 July 2011, VMware officially launched the 5.0 release of vSphere. VMware vSphere 5 introduced an impressive number of new features and new licensing format.

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1st VirtualizeTips Magazine Released

Posted on February 25th, 2011 in Announcement, Industry News, Virtualization | No Comments »

I saw many kind of Open Source magazine for the past and I can remember one called “MyOSS magazine” in Malaysia but too bad it’s not last long due to certain reason.

Few day back, I found a brand new Virtualization related Magazine – VirtualizeTips Magazine from Brian and Mike. Good jobs!

This is a project that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now and finally was able to bring it together. My dream for this is to produce something monthly if possible. I like the magazine format because it offers something different than just reading RSS feeds and blog posts. For the people that travel or use iPads or other tablets I hope this gives you something else of interest to read.

Initially the focus of the magazine will be heavily focused around VMware technology but as time passes I hope to be able to incorporate other Virtualization topics into the mix. The content will include interviews, how-to articles, reviews and community based topics.

This edition has articles that cover HP BladeSystem Matrix, Designing with VAAI, new VMware certifications, storage and networking articles and Kendrick Colemans home lab and several other topics.

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Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services instance

Posted on November 30th, 2010 in Tips, vCenter | 1 Comment »

While doing the VMware vCenter 4.1 setup on Windows 2008 R2 recently, I have encountered a problem “Error 28038. Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services instance” after re-setup vCenter server.

The solution is simple as below:

Remove Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) server role on Windows Server 2008.

  • Click Administrative Tools
  • Click Server Manager
  • Click Roles
  • Click Remove Roles
  • Click Next
  • Un-check Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Click Next
  • Click Remove
  • Click Close

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