New Release from Cisco Nexus 1000V R1.2 on VMware vSphere 4

Posted on December 22nd, 2009 in Announcement, Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

Just came across the release note from Cisco and VMware about the latest version Nexus 1000V R1.2 for VMware vSphere 4. According to the original blog there are new improvement on the area below

  • GUI setup following software install
  • Layer 3 control between VSM and VEMs
  • Virtual Service Domains for classifying and separating traffic for network services
  • iSCSI Multipath—supporting multipath feature introduced in vSphere 4
  • XML API for developing client apps for managing/monitoring the Nexus 1000V
  • DHCP Snooping for validating DHCP messages and filtering invalid responses
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection for validating ARP requests and responses
  • IP Source Guard for filtering traffic on interfaces to valid MAC and IP addresses
  • MAC Pinning for assigning Ethernet port members to particular port channel subgroup (where upstream switches do not support port channels)
  • Static Pinning

There are more new features in the latest release and please read more from here.

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VMware vSphere 4 update 1

Posted on November 21st, 2009 in Announcement, Virtualization | No Comments »

VMware had officially released the vSphere 4 update 1 yesterday. There are many new support features and also bug fixes. Is time to take a look for a major upgrade this month to overcome some challenges we faced with the previous version.

Please view more information from the release note.

Beside the bug fixes, there are some new key highlight here too.

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SRM 4 is ready for VMware vSphere 4

Posted on October 5th, 2009 in Announcement, Virtualization | No Comments »

SRM version 4 had officially released and ready to download from VMware Official Website. Before this, users with SRM will not able to upgrade to vSphere 4 due to the SRM compatible. Now you will be excited to upgrade your existing ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4 with SRM 4. You can read more about SRM 4 from here. You can download the latest copy of SRM 4 from here.

Long Distance VMotion on VMware vSphere 4

Posted on September 16th, 2009 in Announcement, Industry News, Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

Long distance VMotion had been officially supported since Sep 2009.

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VMware vSphere 4 Performance Troubleshooting Guide

Posted on September 16th, 2009 in Tips, Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

I found the white paper been published by Hal Rosenberg from VMware regarding the performance troubleshooting guide on VMware vSphere 4. The document is very details and helpful, and I would like to recommend to everyone as a technical reference which may be helpful for every ESX administrator. You can download the document from here