Jun 01 2011

VMware View 4.6 premier vs. Citrix XenDesktop 5 Platinum

Tolly published a comparison report between VMware View 4.6 and Citrix Xendesktop 5 Platinum.

Download the report here

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-view-4-6-premier-vs-citrix-xendesktop-5-platinum/

May 16 2011

VMware – Free compliance checker for vSphere

Check the compliance of your IT infrastructure against specific standards and best practices that are applicable for the environment. The Compliance Checker is a free, downloadable, fully-functional product for checking compliance of your environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant.

Download here

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-free-compliance-checker-for-vsphere/

May 12 2011

VMware – Acronyms

Below is a list of acronyms that are often used when talking about VMware technology. If I forgot some, let me know.

 

TYPE ACRONYM FULL
CERTIFICATIONS VCA4-DT VMware Certified Associate 4 – Desktop
CERTIFICATIONS VCAP4-DCA VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration
CERTIFICATIONS VCAP4-DCD VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design
CERTIFICATIONS VCDX4 VMware Certified Design Expert
CERTIFICATIONS VCP4 VMware Certified Professional
CERTIFICATIONS VSP VMware Sales Professional
CERTIFICATIONS VTSP VMware Technical Sales Professional
FUNCTIONS CIM Common Interface Model
FUNCTIONS DPM Distributed Power Management
FUNCTIONS DRS Distributed Resource Scheduler
FUNCTIONS FT Fault Tolerance
FUNCTIONS HA High Availability
FUNCTIONS NETIOC Network I/O Control
FUNCTIONS P2V Physical to Virtual
FUNCTIONS SIOC Storage I/O Control
FUNCTIONS SMP Symmetrical Multi Processing
FUNCTIONS V2V Virtual to Virtual
FUNCTIONS VAAI vStorage API for Array Integration
FUNCTIONS VCLI vMware vSphere Command Line Interface
FUNCTIONS vDS vNetwork Distributed Switch
PRODUCTS ADM VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager
PRODUCTS ERS vFabric Enterprise Ready Server
PRODUCTS MVP VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform
PRODUCTS SRM VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
PRODUCTS VCD VMware vCloud Director
PRODUCTS VCM VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
PRODUCTS VCO VMware vCenter Orchestrator
PRODUCTS VCOPS VMware vCenter Operations (standard, Advanced, Enterprise)
PRODUCTS VDR VMware Data Recovery
PRODUCTS VMA vSphere Management Assistant
PRODUCTS VSA Vsphere Storage Appliance
PRODUCTS VSM VMware Service Manager
PRODUCTS VUM VMware vCenter Update Manager
ROLES PSO Professional Services Organisation
ROLES TAM Technical Account Manager

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-acronyms/

May 10 2011

VMware – Offerings Overview

Below an overview of the current VMware offerings

Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-offerings-overview/

May 09 2011

VMware – CPU key indicators

Important CPU metrics to look at when troubleshooting CPU performance in VMware environments.

 

%Ready (%RDY)
•% time a vCPU was ready to be scheduled on a physical processor but couldn’t due to processor contention
•Investigation Threshold: 10% per vCPU
%Co-Stop (%CSTP)
•% time a vCPU in an SMP virtual machine is “stopped” from executing, so that another vCPU in the same virtual machine could be run to “catch-up” and make sure the skew between the two virtual processors doesn’t grow too large
•Investigation Threshold: 3%
%Max Limited (%MLMTD)
•% time the VM was ready to run but wasn’t scheduled because it would violate the CPU Limit set.
•Investigation Threshold: 0%
These values can be obtained using esxtop. See http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/ for an in-depth explanation.
§Ready (%RDY)
% time a vCPU was ready to be scheduled on a physical processor but couldn’t due to processor contention
Investigation Threshold: 10% per vCPU
§Co-Stop (%CSTP)
% time a vCPU in an SMP virtual machine is “stopped” from executing, so that another vCPU in the same virtual machine could be run to “catch-up” and make sure the skew between the two virtual processors doesn’t grow too large
Investigation Threshold: 3%
§Max Limited (%MLMTD)
% time the VM was ready to run but wasn’t scheduled because it would violate the CPU Limit set.
Investigation Threshold: 0%

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-cpu-key-indicators/

May 04 2011

VMware – vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for Microsoft Active Directory

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory allows organizations to automate the management of directory services tasks, particularly as they pertain to cloud provisioning use cases. For instance, the plug-in enables the automatic provisioning of vCloud Director organizations based on data retrieved from Active Directory.  The plug-in also includes many administrative actions around computers, organizations, user groups and users, such as resetting passwords or adding users to a user group.

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory 1.0 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1.x. The plug-in is compatible with Microsoft Active Directory 2003 and 2008.
Below are some resources to help you better understand the value and scope of the Microsoft Active Directory plug-in:
  • Plug-in download page: click here
  • vCO Documentation page: click here
  • vCO Communities: click here
  • vCO Blog: click here

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-vcenter-orchestrator-plug-in-for-microsoft-active-directory/

Apr 17 2011

VMware – Scripted installation of ESX4i

A good article on scripted installations for ESX4i can be found here:

http://blog.arentcs.com/esxi-4-1-scripted-installation/

http://blog.arentcs.com/esxi-scripted-installation-%E2%80%93-part-ii/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This solution uses the Microsoft Windows Deployment Service.

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-scripted-installation-of-esx4i/

Apr 16 2011

VMware Capacity Planner Assessment Service

Virtualization is a compelling solution for organizations to increase productivity, reduce complexity and improve the predictability of their IT infrastructure. Typically, the first step towards virtualization is a project that will identify an optimal IT infrastructure, consolidation opportunities and cost savings.

VMWare Capacity Planner

For an overview of capacity planner please read this article.

VMware Capacity Planner Assessment Service (CE)

VMware Capacity Planner Architecture

For companies planning on implementing server consolidation and virtualization, our VMware Capacity Planner Assessment Service (CE) provides a comprehensive inventory of current capacities and capabilities, a detailed deployment strategy and optionally a financial analysis required to help you create a solid business case to proceed with confidence.

Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-capacity-planner-assessment-service/

Mar 21 2011

VMware – Investigating the health of a vCenter database server

For troubleshooting purposes it may be necessary to verify the health of the VirtualCenter database server. This VMware article provides steps to eliminate the common causes for problems with a database server, including full disk space, transaction log maintenance, index fragmentation and other common database problems.

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-investigting-the-health-of-a-vcenter-database-server/

Mar 06 2011

Virtualization Comparison

 

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/virtualization-comparison/

Older posts «

» Newer posts

Fetch more items

%d bloggers like this: