Reflective paper Networking and Storage. 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. 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. To connect to a network, a computer must be network-capable, meaning that it must have a working network interface controller (NIC), also known as a network card or network adapter, installed. In VMware, switches are used to establish a connection between the virtual network and the physical network. VMworld 2014 VMware vCloud Air and ViPR Object Storage. This one is short and sweet!
The vCloud Hybrid Service is no more, and is now VMware vCloud Air! Furthermore – it keeps getting bigger (more locations), and better (more capabilities – DR as a Service, Backup as a Service, and Platform as a Service) – with one of the new additions being one of the industries’ richest web-scale, geo-dispersed and efficient - which can translate into the lowest cost model – object (and HDFS!) Store! No cloud service is really complete without PaaS and Object stores – and it’s great that the vCloud Air service is getting them… What is delivering the underlying Object/HDFS Storage?
Answer – EMC ViPR. Yup – the VMware vCloud Air Object Storage service runs on EMC ViPR Object! For the doubters for the concept of the Federation, sure you can see examples where the Federation parties are “Open” (which we are – see how VMware and EMC are embracing Openstack a little differently, or Pivotal running on AWS, or EMC’s HDFS offerings partnering with Cloudera). VMware's Virtual SAN Threatens Traditional Data Storage Models. VMware has launched the final part of its software defined data center puzzle: a virtual SAN product called Virtual SAN.
The product has been in beta testing for the last six months, with around 12,000 customers, but there were still plenty of surprise announcements made at the launch event on March 6. The biggest of these was the maximum size of its Virtual SAN. Previously VMware had said that this would be 8 server nodes, and then 16.
But VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced that the product has been upgraded to support 32 nodes. Now for some math. "This is a monster," said Gelsinger, echoing the monster VM concept that the company introduced in 2011 with the introduction of vSphere 5. He added that performance scales linearly - a 16 node setup offers 1M IOPS, a 32 node one offers 2M IOPS - and despite his previous comment about 32 nodes being monstrous, he hinted that even larger Virtual SANs are on the roadmap: "There will be more in the future.
It turns out that there's two ways. Storage and Server Virtualization from DataCore and VMware. Experience SANs with the highest availability, fastest performance and fullest utilization Virtually everything hinges on storage. VMware® vSphere™ and VMware® View™, in particular, place extraordinary demands on it. Too often, disks slow down, interrupt or endanger these centralized IT operations not because they are poorly designed or built, but because they are physically constrained. VMware Virtual Infrastructure helps you to overcome similar limitations in CPU and memory however when it comes to advanced functions such as workload migration, load balancing, fail-over and disaster recovery, server virtualization is completely dependent on highly available (HA) shared storage. DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software delivers a radically simple, high availability solution to meet vSphere shared storage requirements.
DataCore SANsymphony-V offers a full integration suite which includes: Converged Storage for VMware. Imagine what you can achieve by combining the power of VMware vSphere with storage platforms designed to eliminate the challenges of server and client virtualization. HP’s next generation of Converged Storage solutions are designed to enhance the benefits of VMware vSphere, VMware View, and VMware vCloud Solutions. With HP storage supporting your VMware deployments, you are able to: Optimize VM density, availability and business continuity Simplify provisioning and management with less storage and vSphere complexity Save on storage by increasing capacity utilization and efficiency HP Converged Storage for VMware Environments HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage—delivers best-in-class, hardware-assisted integration with VMware vSphere along with guarantees to double your VM density and cut your capacity requirements in half.
HP StoreOnce Backup—reduces backup data in vSphere environments by up to 20x by eliminating duplicated data. HP VirtualSystem Solution brief (PDF 274 KB) Increasing VM density. VMware Storage and Software-defined Storage (SDS) Solutions Blog Posts. Oregon State University, a public institution with more than 26,000 students and growing VDI workloads wanted a high performance storage tier for their VDI environment. However, they wanted the solution to be up and running before the school summer session began, along with being easy to operate and scale on an on-going basis, without requiring large upfront investments. Continue reading Welcome to the next installment of our vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 walkthrough series of the new cmdlets for vSphere Storage Policy Based Management. So far we have seen: Introduction to vSphere Storage Policies Creating vSphere Storage PoliciesAssociating vSphere Storage Policies In this article we will take the next step and illustrate how to leverage vSphere Storage Policies to enhance the provisioning of New VMs.
PowerCLI cmdlets referenced in this blog article: New-VM Get-SpbmCompatibleStorage Get-SpbmEntityConfigurationSet-SpbmEntityConfiguration Using the vSphere Web ClientUsing PowerCLI Continue reading. Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Storage Virtualization. VMware vSphere: Storage Virtualization & Storage Management. Page 2 - VMware Builds Out Virtualization for Servers, Storage, Networking. Virtual Networking 101: Understanding VMware Networking. Virtual networking concepts. 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.
Many virtualization administrators find in VMware Workstation's networking configuration and its Virtual Network Editor intimidating and difficult to master. But given the flexibility you can gain from creating and managing virtual networks, the Virtual Network Editor is a valuable tool that you should include in your management arsenal. In this tip, we'll outline the core function and capabilities of the Virtual Network Editor as well as five of the most important aspects. Default VMware Workstation virtual networks By default, there are three types of virtual networks in VMware Workstation. 1.
How to Configure Network Settings on a VMware ESX Host in 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 procedures to configure logical network settings on a VMware ESX host in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), and to view compliance information for physical network adapters on the host. To make logical networks available to virtual machines on an external virtual network, you must associate logical networks with physical network adapters on the ESX host. Compliance information indicates whether all IP subnets and VLANs that are included in the network site that is associated with a logical network are assigned to the physical network adapter.
Before you begin these procedures, make sure that the following prerequisites are met: In the VMM console, you must have already configured the logical networks that you want to associate with the physical network adapter. To verify virtual networking settings. Understanding VMware common networking terminology. First, let's go over some of the basic terminology that you will need to become familiar with in order to be successful with this blog. Within VMware Workstation you have the ability to configure the following virtual networks: Bridged networkingHost onlyNetwork address translationCustomVirtual switchBridgeHost virtual adapterDHCP serverVirtual network adapter Bridged networking When you use bridged networking, your virtual machine is connected to the LAN as if it were a physical PC connected to your network.
It can be assigned a DHCP address or a static IP address. You can configure shares on your virtual machine and ping any machine on your LAN including the host PC. Host only When you use a host-only network, your virtual machines can communicate with the host PC only. Network address translation Any virtual machine that you create will share the IP and MAC address of the host. Custom A custom network allows you to customize your virtual network to suit your individual needs. Bridge. 5 questions about VMware's new virtual networking platform. VMware made news this week, announcing that technology it acquired from virtual networking company Nicira last year will be integrated into the company's existing networking technology. VMware is merging the networking and security product line from vCloud with the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), which it purchased last year for $1.2 billion. The new product family will be dubbed VMware NSX, and is meant to bring virtual networking technology to the masses when it is released in the third quarter of this year. [ HAPPY PI DAY!
10 awesome ways to celebrate Pi Day 2013 ] Martin Casado Network World sat down with Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira, pioneer of the OpenFlow virtual networking movement and currently chief networking architect for VMware, to discuss how NSX is implemented and what customers should expect from it. NW: What's the architecture of NSX?
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