Tag: vmware

  • EMC Solutions Insiders – Episode 1 SDDC

    EMC Solutions Insiders is a webcast for EMC SE’s and EMC Partner SE’s. The purpose is to enable the technical field on what is pertinent to our customers. EMC Solutions Insiders on EMC Community Network In our first attempt we were able to get an MVP, Aaron Chaisson to talk about the Software Defined Data […]

  • Virtual Storage Integrator – VSI 5.5

    Actually using the Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) from EMC will simplify the complex environments used to create virtual data centers and private clouds. Wanted to bring to your attention some of the new features in the VSI What is new? A little deeper Demo from my good friend Itzik Reich @itzikr Itzik shows off how […]

  • VDI Calculator for VNX

    Biggest question around sizing your VDI usually comes down to sizing the storage. Some of the solutions team created a pretty cool sizing whitepaper a few months back. Which inspired me to create this web based calculator. It is not meant to do everything in the whole world. Just give a quick and easy VNX […]

  • More on the EMC, Cisco and Citrix 5000 on vSphere CVD (Cisco Validated Design) in 30 minutes

    UPDATED May 26 – New links included Mike Brennan’s latest blog going into the testing and details of the CVD – http://blogs.cisco.com/?p=114587 Scaling CVD for XenDesktop and EMC on Cisco <—-NEWEST Version of the paper!!!! Back a few months ago I shared about the joint reference architecture that was able to boot and login 5000 users in […]

  • VMware View Stretched Cluster

    The last few days I have been considering the best way to stretch a cluster of VMware View resources. After digging and talking to people smarter than me I figured out there is a lot of things to consider and that means lots of ways to solve this. In this first post I want to […]

  • Cisco, EMC and Citrix 5000 Users in 30 minutes – Cisco Validated Design

    Cisco + EMC + VMware + Citrix goodness.If you are working on deploying XenDesktop on VMware (the best way to do XenDesktop). Check out this article and Cisco Validated Design. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/citrix_emc_ucs_scaleVDI.pdf http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/zero-to-5000-citrix-vdi-users-logged-in-and-working-in-just-30-minutes/Give it a read and see how it all works. If you are like me and looking for where they get “30 minutes” from […]

  • Build IP Management Server with Ubuntu, GIT and Nmap

    Have 25 Vlans in your lab and Storage, Servers, Switches and other equipment all over the place? Build a good Ubuntu box If you need more help on this leave some comments. It is pretty straight forward. Be sure to select openssh server as a role. After you login: Remember to $sudo apt-get update $sudo […]

  • You down with VDP? Yeah you know me!

    I had to be the first one to make a really bad joke. Everyone will admit, how to efficiently back up your VM’s is a hot topic. Remember VDP is VMware’s product, but a lot of EMC technical people should be able to let you know right away how it works. VDP will be an […]

  • Get Ready for the vHunt at VMworld with some bonus prizes

    I am very excited this year for VMworld. As is tradition there will be an In-n-Out run. More details on this as my calendar is more packed in previous years. It might need to be a late night run. One other thing I am excited about is this years vHunt twitter game. In addition to […]

  • Book Review: Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

    So to be 100% honest I have had this book on my desk for several months. Just staring at me. Calling my name. VMware press provided this copy to me along with Mike Laverick’s SRM book and so I am finally going to review the first one. Cody Bunch does an amazing job of breaking […]