Cisco Nexus 5000 POC

Posted on July 10th, 2009 in Data Center, Tips, vSphere | 10 Comments »

The past one week have been busy with VMware vSphere 4 and Cisco Nexus 5000 POC and the result is really disappointed. Personally I couldn’t believed and I think I may missed out something. If anyone have any idea or suggestion, please feel free to comment here or post reply at slow Performance with 10 Gb CNA card on vSphere 4 thread.

Benchmark Test Configuration
2 x VMware vSphere 4 hosts
2 x Dell PE2950 Hardware
– Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5410 @ 2.33GHz
– 16GB RAM
Qlogic QLE8042 10GbE Mercury Converged Network Adapter(CNA) – connected to PCIe 8x slot

Updated: PERC 6/i version. 6.2.0-0013 & BOIS version. 2.6.1

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Nice Video of the HyperV that you will not want to miss out

Posted on May 6th, 2009 in Hyper-V, Industry News, Server, Virtualization | No Comments »

I had watched the nice video which posted by Duncan from yellow bricks days back. The video had showed some “GREAT” result and excellent BLUE SCREEN that every administrator will not want it to be happened to themself. Windows Servers running on HypverV and getting bunch of blue screen is not a joke. You should reconsider to put your mission critical environment with HyperV rather than VMware and Xen.

You can read more about the article from here and watch the nice video too.

Have fun.

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Windows 7 Beta on ESX

Posted on February 3rd, 2009 in Virtualization | 2 Comments »

Inspired by Craig & I decided to try my luck on Windows 7 beta on ESX. I was able to get it running but I was not so lucky. I am not sure why the boot up time is pretty long. The installation time also take quite long without much info what is happening backend (Can’t complain much as it is still beta). The good thing is once is fully boot up it runs pretty much as normal. I am not sure is there any tuning need to be done. Of course this Windows 7 Beta is also running inside my “virtualized” ESX. As far as installation it works exactly like Vista. There is no special drivers require & map a vmimage driver floppy like XP. Will conduct more testing, plan to try out upgrade from XP -> Windows 7. Not sure whether will there be any heart attack happen. Will keep you all posted.

How To Resize Windows 2003 Server Virtual Disk on VMware ESX

Posted on January 13th, 2009 in Operating Systems, Server, Tips | 22 Comments »

The following guide explain “How to resize Windows 2003 server (boot system) virtual disk on VMware ESX”.

Preliminary Note

  • Operating System: Windows 2003
  • Hostname: Win07
  • Initial drive c: hard disk space: 12 GB
  • Allocate additional hard disk space: 8GB
  • Total size(resize) = 20GB
  • VMware ESX version 3.5 update 3
  • GPart LiveCD 0.3.9-4

Note: We’re NOT warranty and response for any disk corruption. Please make sure you have BACKUP before proceed.

Here you go step by step:
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Windows 7 Beta on VMware Server 2

Posted on January 12th, 2009 in Operating Systems, Server | 8 Comments »

Today, I had fully tested the installation and functionalities for the latest Windows 7 on my VMware Server 2.0. The OS choice I choose from the VMware Server is Vista as for compatible to run the Windows 7. Impressively the performance is much more better than the Vista before. The installation had went through as usual as I do not run into drivers issues during and after the installation for Windows 7. Now I am enjoying the Windows 7 on VM with good performance compare to my Vista which always give me troublesome with unknown error.

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