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vSphere Storage Appliance Documentation. Virtual SAN: Software-Defined Shared Storage (SDS) for VMs. VMware-vSphere-Storage-Appliance-Datasheet.pdf. Vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-55-storage-guide.pdf. Software-Defined Storage (SDS) & Storage Virtualization. Virtual Blocks. For those of you have been following this thread for a while, you know we’re in the midst of head-to-head performance testing on two identical clusters: one running VSAN, the other running Nutanix.

Virtual Blocks

Recently, we’ve updated the Nutanix cluster to vSphere 6 and 4.1.3 — however, no differences have been observed performance since the change. Up to now, we’ve only been able to share our VSAN results. That's because Nutanix recently changed their EULA to prohibit any publishing of any testing by anyone. It's very hard to find any sort of reasonable Nutanix performance information as a result. That's unfortunate. By comparison, VMware not only regularly publishes the results of our own tests, but also frequently approves such publication by others, once we’ve had a chance to review the methodology -- simply by submitting to

Since the results are so interesting, we're continuing to test! Now, on to the details! VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) for Shared Storage. End of Availability VMware is announcing the End of Availability of all vSphere Storage Appliance versions, effective April 1, 2014.

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) for Shared Storage

After this date you will no longer be able to purchase this product. All support and maintenance for vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 will be unaffected and will continue to follow the Enterprise Infrastructure Support Policy. The End of General Support life date for customers with vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 remains September 19, 2018. Support contracts can be renewed beyond End of Availbaility until End of General Support. vSphere: Storage Virtualization & Storage Management. Virtual Networking 101: Understanding VMware Networking.

May 30, 2012By Petra Jorgenson On a basic, structural level, virtual networks in VMware aren’t that different from physical networks; vSphere is designed to mimic the functions of a physical network, so a lot of the network hardware you’ll find in the real world, you’ll find virtualized in VMware.

Virtual Networking 101: Understanding VMware Networking

If you understand how physical networks operate, then understanding virtual networking shouldn’t be too difficult. Before jumping into an explanation of how VMware handles virtual networking, I’ll first provide a quick refresher of the basic equipment that makes up a physical network. If you already have a firm understanding of how networking works, then you can skip the following paragraph. Basic VMWare Networking. VMWARE ESXI Virtual Networking. Vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf. Vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-55-networking-guide.pdf. Configuring a Virtual Network. Features | Documentation | Knowledge Base | Discussion Forums Prev Contents Last Next The first topics in this section give you a quick look at the virtual networking components that VMware Workstation provides and show how you can use them with your virtual machine.

Configuring a Virtual Network

The rest of the section provides more detail on some networking capabilities and specialized configurations. vSphere Features: Virtual Networking & Management. Virtual_networking_concepts.pdf. Using Free Windows XP Mode as a VMware Virtual Machine. It’s becoming hard to obtain a licensed copy of Windows XP.

Using Free Windows XP Mode as a VMware Virtual Machine

Yet, many IT professionals, including malware analysts, like having Windows XP in their virtualized labs. After all, Windows XP is still running on numerous personal and business systems. Fortunately, you can download a virtualized instance of Windows XP from Microsoft for free if you are running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate on your base system. (A variation of this approach seems to work on Windows 8.1, too.) Microsoft calls this virtualized instance of Windows XP “Windows XP Mode,” and distributes it in the Windows Virtual PC format.

First, download Windows XP Mode from Microsoft. Next, install the downloaded Windows XP Mode executable. Then, launch VMware Workstation or Player. VMware will launch the wizard that will automatically create the Windows XP VMware virtual machine using the Windows XP Mode files you installed in the previous step. Five Best Virtual Machine Applications. How to Use VMM to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (V2V) Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager You can use the following procedure to convert a VMware virtual machine to a Hyper-V virtual machine through the virtual-to-virtual (V2V) machine conversion process in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

How to Use VMM to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (V2V)

The source virtual machine can be stored in the VMM library or managed by a VMware ESX host. Before you begin Before you begin, there are several things you need to be aware of concerning V2V conversions: VMM does not support converting VMware Workstations.VMM does not support converting VMware virtual machines with virtual hard disks that are connected to an integrated drive electronics (IDE) bus.Online V2V conversions are not supported. VMM in System Center 2012 supports the V2V machine conversion of virtual machines that are hosted on the following versions of VMware ESX: ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 5ESX/ESXi 4.0ESX/ESXi 4.1ESXi 5.1.

How to set-up a virtual machine [using VMWare] Server_vm_manual. Setting Up a New Virtual Machine. Features | Documentation | Knowledge Base | Discussion Forums Prev Contents Last Next The New Virtual Machine Wizard guides you through the key steps for setting up a new virtual machine, helping you set various options and parameters.

Setting Up a New Virtual Machine

You can then use the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) if you need to make any changes to your virtual machine's setup. By default, the new virtual machine uses an IDE disk for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, NetWare and FreeBSD guests. The default for other guest operating systems is a SCSI disk.

Follow these steps to create a virtual machine using a virtual disk. 1. Vim.VirtualMachine. Property of AutoStartPowerInfo, ClusterAffinityRuleSpec, ClusterAntiAffinityRuleSpec, ClusterDasVmConfigInfo, ClusterDrsMigration, ClusterDrsVmConfigInfo, Datastore, HostSystem, MountError, Network, ResourcePool, VirtualMachineDiskDeviceInfo, VirtualMachineSnapshotTree, VirtualMachineSummary, VmEventArgument.


Virtual Machines & Multiple Operating Systems: VMware Player Pro. How to Add a VMware vCenter Server to VMM. Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager You can use the following procedure to add a VMware vCenter Server to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

How to Add a VMware vCenter Server to VMM

You must add the vCenter Server before you can add VMware ESX hosts. Before you begin this procedure, make sure that the following prerequisites are met: The server that you want to add must be running a supported version of vCenter Server. For more information, see as follows:For communications between the VMM management server and the vCenter Server, encryption using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) requires a certificate to verify the identity of the vCenter Server. Difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter. There is a lot of buzz of VMware virtualization solution these days.

Difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter

No doubt that VMware is the number one virtualization solution provider in the industry. People who are new to VMware’s virtualization platform often get confused while learning VMware vSphere and its components. So today I will be explaining all about vSphere and its components. Folks face difficulty to know about major components of vSphere. It’s important to know the difference between vSphere, ESXi and vCenter. VMware Inc. is a software company that develops many suites of software products specially for providing various virtualization solutions. vSphere is a software suite that comes under data center product. vSphere is like Microsoft Office suite which has many softwares like MS Office, MS Excel, MS Access and so on. vCenter Server Virtualization Management Software Features.

Contact Sales 1-877-486-9273 vCenter Server VMware vCenter Server provides centralized visibility, proactive management and extensibility for VMware vSphere from a single console. Buy Online Find a Reseller Simple Deployment. vCenter Server Support, Training & Technical Documentation. How does VMware vCenter Server work and what are the benefits over vsphere client. VMware vSphere: Installation - vCenter Server. What is VMware vCenter Server? VMware vCenter Server, formerly known as VirtualCenter, is the centralized management tool for the vSphere suite.... By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. VMware vCenter Server allows for the management of multiple ESX servers and virtual machines (VMs) from different ESX servers through a single console application. vCenter Server Virtualization & Server Management Software: VMware.