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Does VMware vCenter Storage Plugin Really Matter?

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 in Storage, vCenter | 5 Comments »

I have a discussion about VMware vCenter Storage Plugin during VMware Hitachi boot camp today.

As I know EMC have EMC Storage Viewer, EMC Celera SRM Failback Tool & EMC Celera SRM Failback Tool and NetApp have Rapid Cloning Utility (RCU), Virtual Storage Console (VSC), SnapManager® for Virtual Infrastructure & SANScreen® VMInsight vCenter Plugin. I’m not going to discuss about the vCenter plugin features here.

Does vSphere admin really need VMware vCenter Storage Plugin?

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Require a vCloud Director Beta User

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 in vCloud | No Comments »

VMware vCloud Director was announced some time ago and it’s still consider new to me. I was contacted by William from StratoGen and they are looking for vCloud Director Beta user.

StratoGen will shortly be launching an exciting new cloud platform based on VMware vcloud Director. This breakthrough product offers a huge range of exciting features allowing you to build, deploy and manage your own private cloud using our class leading infrastructure.

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How to make APC PCNS 2.2.4 work with ESXi 4.1

Posted on October 7th, 2010 in ESXi, Tips | 2 Comments »

For the past 1 week, I have been busy with the APC PCNS and ESXi 4.1 and I would like to share my experience “How to make APC PCNS 2.2.4 work with ESXi 4.1″ here.

Basically I will not discuss How To Install PowerChute Network Shutdown on VMware ESX /ESXi again and you may refer to APC official link here.

If you’re try to install APC PCNS 2.2.4 on vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 4.1 and I’m sure you will get the similar error like “This version of PowerChute Network Shutdown only support VMware ESXi” which I think APC teams should it much more clear. The error message caused by APC PCNS (ver 2.2.4) setup file – “install.sh” which check on “/etc/vima-release” file. In the vMA 4.1 released, you’re can only found “/etc/vma-release” file which changed recently. Create a symbolic link or edit the installation script can temporary ignore these error message. See this link.
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Top VMware Blogger List – Top 100

Posted on October 5th, 2010 in Announcement | No Comments »

The Top VMware Blogger result have been out. Check out this link here.

I would like thanks to all Malaysia VMware Communities contributors and congratulation to Malaysia VM teams again. We’re listed in Rank 88 (nice number and yes we are listed as Top 100 VMware Blogger list). Good jobs!
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VMware ESXi 4.1 HA Warning Message

Posted on September 9th, 2010 in ESXi, Tips, vSphere | 11 Comments »

VMware vSphere ESXi HAI was playing around with VMware vSphere ESXi 4.1 recently and I found the warning message “HA initiated a failover action in cluster your-cluster-name in datacenter your-datacenter-name” keep show on my vCenter. Nothing has been changed, HA working like a charm, no VMs have been reboot and the warning message just annoying.

The solution are pretty simple.
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