Storage VMotion through GUI in vSphere

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 in vCenter, vSphere | 2 Comments »

Storage Vmotion through GUI is available on next version of ESX vSphere. This had provided the capability to perform the storage Vmotion from 1 to another datastore with no downtime. The entire process is been simplified through graphic user interface. Full features been integrated to vCenter without external plugin.

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Select Change datastore at the 1st screen. Note that the option 1 is use for Vmotion on virtual machines. Option 3 is only available when VM is been powered off

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Best Practices to Virtualize SQL Server

Posted on March 14th, 2009 in Server, Storage, Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

There are more users considering to virtualize their SQL servers today, but performance requirement always become the major concern before they virtualize the SQL servers. I had read through lots of the forums, white papers and articles, which all discussed about SQL server in virtual environment, and I found some useful information here which I agree with the inputs from drummonds.

Click here to read more about the Best Practices for SQL Server on VMware

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Consolidate Server Network Virtualization and Storage

Posted on January 22nd, 2009 in Data Center, Hardware, Industry News, Server, Virtualization | 1 Comment »

Latest news from Cisco which confirm the release of Code Name California by early of March 2009. The solution will provide integration for Data Center Servers, Network Management, Virtualization and Storage Management from 1 console which the vendor believe to simplify the IT management which we had suffer for Years. HP is currently working on the product which provide the same features as Cisco California did. IBM will also soon to join the competition of this product range. With this technology in place, it may change the environment significantly for the next generation data center and my personal point of view is still the cost, features and reliabilities of the products. It will be good for consolidate with acceptable pricing and reliabilities especially at the current economy. Anything that help to save cost will be the top priority to be considered for IT spending.

FC NFS ISCSI

Posted on January 5th, 2009 in Hardware, Storage, Virtualization | 4 Comments »

There had been numbers of review and discussion regarding the choices of storage for us to run on Virtual Environment today. I believed that the hot discussion is always moving talk about the right storage with right design and implementation to the VM farm always. The most hottest topic are still regarding the NFS, ISCSI and FC implementation which provide better features, performance and reliability.

Personally, I had 3 of it running in my environment now and of course, I had spent a huge number of times to really test out all the solution and compare apple to apple to further study of my requirement. Here are some reading I get from my test for 3 solution above.

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Disk Performance on ESX and VM

Posted on December 22nd, 2008 in Data Center, Server, Storage, Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

Recently I run some stress test on our VMware farm due to the prove of concept we try on some new products and I have some finding would like to share.



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