Posts Tagged ‘vsphere’

vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide

| December 8th, 2009 | No Comments »
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Just received my new reference book "vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide". Put together by some well represented individuals within the VMware community: Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping, Dave Mishchenko, Stuart Radnidge and Alan Renouf. Usually I read these technical books cover to cover. But this book, as stated above, is more of a reference book ...

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Block level VS File level storage

| December 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

I wanted to provide a quick summary of the differences between block and file level storage and how it pertains to VMware. This is not going to be a NAS vs SAN article, but more of the fundamental differences between how they each store data. Block level data storage Protocols that use block level: Fibre channel, iSCSI, ...

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vSwitch Performance Testing

| November 20th, 2009 | No Comments »

I thought it would be a good idea to do a little vSwitch performance testing with VMware's latest vSphere 4.0. Ever wanted to know how a real physical WindowsXP PC transfer rates would compare to a virtualized WindowsXP? How about from a virtualized WinXP to another virtualized WinXP on a different ESXi host? How about from a ...

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