New experience on vCenter 4

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 in Tips, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere | 1 Comment »

I just got the official release of vSphere 4 today and finally got it work on my test lab. 1st thing before I upgraded my ESX servers is I need to upgrade my vCenter. If you are running RC now, you may not able to manage the official release vSphere 4 host by RC version of vCenter you had. I reinstall fresh for my vCenter 4 on Windows 2003. Since is a test lab, I do not build the DB on SQL Server as I did for production. I am using the default sql express as part of the installation.The installation process will not be much different compare to RC, but the resource utilization of the vCenter 4 will make the different.

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Microsoft Mythbusters Top 10 VMware Myths

Posted on April 9th, 2009 in Data Center, Hyper-V, Industry News, vCenter, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

I had just read through some articles and watch the video from Microsoft about the top 10 VMware Myths today, I would like to share my thoughts about the video details published by Microsoft with unbiased opinions.

The guys talked about Live Migration on HyperV on the next release. As a customer, I am always believed that the software provider should only commit and tell the customers when their products are ready, and not always tell the customer WE ARE READY IN THE NEXT RELEASE. This only explain as your product is not ready, what about your next release is in 2 years time? That meant the products is not as promise as you publish to the customers. Please take note that VMware had supported Storage VMotion for current version, which is another step beyond of Live Migration.

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ESX 3.5 update 4 released

Posted on March 31st, 2009 in Announcement, Virtualization | No Comments »

ESX 3.5 had been released and available to be downloaded from here.

VMware highly recommend to perform upgrade to vCenter 2.5 update 4 to support the ESX 3.5 update 4. ESX 3.5 update 4 will require vmtools to be upgraded too.

For more information, please visit to the official release note from VMware.

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Performance Data Missing from Virtual Center

Posted on March 6th, 2009 in Tips, vCenter, Virtualization | 1 Comment »

I just got my vCenter upgraded to 2.5 Update 4 this week, and I am enjoying the new features from the performance overview tab in vCenter. I found the history performance data for the ESX and VM guests is missing and not available from the performance view tab anymore.

I tried to search around the knowledge base and VMware communities forum to look for the solution and I found the some useful information here.

VMware Communities
KB from VMware
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Maximum Configuration allow in Virtual Center ESX VM

Posted on February 28th, 2009 in Virtualization | No Comments »

As many of the users are trying to search around the latest details of maximum configuration supported in Virtual Center, ESX and VM, you can refer to the latest version of the documentation released by VMware here.

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