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Designing Your Private Cloud with VMware vCloud Director – Part 2

In part one of this post we talked about the cluster design of the environment as well as the management pod elements. Now we will focus more on the cloud components like Networking and Virtual Datacenters. Networking We will use here three different types of virtual switches. The first one will be the vNetwork Standard

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VMware vSphere on IBM BladeCenter H – (Part 2 of 2)

Yes, finally! It’s been like what? Five months?! Well, the delay in publishing this part was mainly because of the delay in certifying the new IBM HX5 blades on vSphere. It’s a quite long process that you can read about it here, but the good news is that the hardware is finally on VMware’s HCL,

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vSphere In Motion: A Real-World Live Migration Scenario

Motivation I was having a discussion with one of the large enterprises here in Qatar lately, and I was quite surprised to know from them that they are hesitated to migrate their VI3.5 environment to vSphere because of the associated downtime. What surprised me was not the fact that they can’t afford a downtime, I’ve

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Video: vSphere4 Unleashed: 03 – Licensing & Configuring vCenter

This is the third video in our vSphere journey. We’ll do the following tasks in order: Add our Licenses in vCenter Server. Register our first ESX server in vCenter. Configure the VMkernel on the ESX server along with enabling the vMotion & FT. Configure the iSCSI software initiator and discover the shared LUNs on the

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Video: vSphere4 Unleashed: 02 – Installing vCenter 4.0

This is the second video in the vSphere4 series, we’ll install the complete set of the vCenter4 components and use a remote SQL server for hosting the vCenter Server & Update Manager DBs. The installation is fairly easy and straight forward, but it has a couple of interesting new features/enhancements. Happy viewing!

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Authored by Hany Michael, Sr.Staff Architect - VMware.(Read more)

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