DELL Equallogic PS5500E Auto Snapshot Manager

Posted on November 13th, 2008 in Hardware, Industry News, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

The latest version of ISCSI SAN Equallogic PS 5500E which launched recently had provide better capacity, performance, extra functionalities and more spindles in arrays. It could be support both 500GB and 1TB SATA II spindles up to 48 drives in a single array of 4U. A very impress usable storage space in single array which up to 48TB in raw. If we compare to the capacity, it is hardly found that a single array would provide a huge capacity at 48TB in Raw today. In additional to that, DELL had provide all the necessary features as for storage management as free which integrated as part of the storage purchase for Dell Equallogic ISCSI SAN. The latest features is regarding the Snapshot Manager for VMware. Previous version is only supported on Microsoft environment, but now, it had also supported on VMWare environment.

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8 Vcpu per VM – VMware is behind the competitor

Posted on October 7th, 2008 in Hardware, Industry News, Virtualization, Xen | 5 Comments »

I had just setup a brand new Citrix Xensource hypervisor server today for evaluation purpose. The really impress thing that attracted myself is the 8Vcpu per VM be able to configure which over take ESX servers 3.5 update 2 today. I know that VMware has their roadmap in the future to release the 8vcpu to support processing power hungry application to be virtualized in the future.

But if we compare the technology today, I believe most of us will see that from virtual cpu perspective, VMware had been quite slow respond on that. If you do spoke to most of the VMware representative or consultant, they always told you not to allocate more than 1 Vcpu if not required.

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