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VMware ESX network redundancy via Fibre Channel multipathing. VMware ESX has built-in support for Fibre Channel multipathing, which enables network redundancy.

VMware ESX network redundancy via Fibre Channel multipathing

There are several... 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. How to setup a test network in VMware & Virtual Box. New User’s Guide to Configuring VMware ESX Networking via CLI. 23 June 2009 A lot of the content on this site is oriented toward VMware ESX/ESXi users who have a pretty fair amount of experience.

New User’s Guide to Configuring VMware ESX Networking via CLI

As I was working with some customers today, though, I realized that there really isn’t much content on this site for new users. That’s about to change. VMware NSX: Game Changer for Data Center Networks. VMware's network virtualization product, NSX, may upend data center networks the same way the hypervisor changed servers.

VMware NSX: Game Changer for Data Center Networks

Now that VMware has conquered data center computing via server virtualization, the company is opening a beachhead on the network via its NSX product, which is being officially launched today at VMworld in San Francisco. VMware NSX is a software-defined network (SDN) that uses controllers and overlay networking. I'll examine just a few of the key aspects of the announcement and how they apply to your data center strategy. 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. Understanding Virtual Networking in VMware Workstation 9. Introduction In my opinion, VMware Workstation is the premier and ideal platform for virtualizing desktops on your local Windows or Linux laptop or desktop computer.

Understanding Virtual Networking in VMware Workstation 9

This is because Workstation offers the most maturity and functionality out of any of the desktop-based hypervisors. Workstation has a strong snapshot manager, the greatest list of supported guest operating systems, remote virtual machine management/control with the new WSX (see my article – Managing VMware Workstation VMs Remotely with WSX), connectivity to vSphere in the datacenter for VM management and import/export and, finally, the most mature virtual networking. VMware vSphere 5 Host NIC Network Design Layout and vSwitch Configuration [Major Update] This is an update to an older post and I wanted to overhaul it for the Indy VMUG...

VMware vSphere 5 Host NIC Network Design Layout and vSwitch Configuration [Major Update]

This was also another VMworld submission that didn't get the votes. See what you guys are missing out on? :) As vSphere has progressed, my current 6, 10, and 12 NIC designs have slowly depreciated. In an effort to update these to VMware vSphere 5, I took the 2 most popular configurations of 6 and 10 NICs and updated the Visios to make them a bit more pretty. The assumption of these physical NIC designs is that these hosts are going to be configured with Enterprise Plus Licensing so all the vSphere features can be used. They key to any design is discovering requirements. Design considerations Discovering RequirementsNetwork InfrastructureIP InfrastructureStorageMultiple-NIC vMotionFault TolerancevSphere or vCloudStrive for Redundancy & Performance Network Infrastructure The size of the business will usually dictate the type of servers you acquire.

IP Infrastructure. Connect to VMWare virtual machines using Remote Desktop. Had a short training on VMWare on Tuesday, the software development department finally got the official permission (read: get a license) to use VMWare Workstation.

Connect to VMWare virtual machines using Remote Desktop

I’m no stranger to Virtual Machines (VMs) – started playing with Virtual PC 2005 a fwe years back and I understood the general concepts of hardware virtualization. The biggest problem I have with VMs in general is the slowness; I’d rather develop directly on my PC, which is faster. VMware wants to be the VMware of Networking « IT 2.0. By Massimo, on April 17th, 2012 There have been a lot of discussions lately about SDN (Software Defined Networking).

VMware wants to be the VMware of Networking « IT 2.0

Arguably SDN may mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. If you ask the like of Facebook, Google and academic researchers they will probably tell you that SDN is all about gaining full visibility (and control) on how packets flow on the network. People and organizations that are closer to the commercial world may tell you that SDN is all about creating an abstraction layer (virtualization anyone?)

In the network – from layer 2 all the way to layer 7. I’d like to focus on the latter definition of SDN. A few weeks ago Cisco’s Lauren Cooney asked a question on twitter on the line of “how would you define SDN?”. Look at the picture. VMware storage: SAN configuration basics. VMware storage entails more than simply mapping a logical unit number (LUN) to a physical server.

VMware storage: SAN configuration basics

VMware’s vSphere enables system administrators to create multiple virtual servers on a single physical server chassis. The underlying hypervisor, vSphere ESXi, can use both internal and external storage devices for guest virtual machines. In this article we will discuss the basics of using storage area network (SAN) storage on vSphere and the factors administrators should consider when planning a shared SAN storage deployment.

VMware storage: SAN basics vSphere supports internally-connected disks that include JBODs, hardware RAID arrays, solid-state disks and PCIe SSD cards. SAN storage, however, provides a shared, highly available and resilient storage platform that can scale to a multi-server deployment. It is possible to use NAS and SAN-based storage products with vSphere, but in this article we will consider only SAN, or block-based devices. 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.

Converged Storage for VMware

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Storage Virtualization. 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. vSphere Storage vMotion: Storage Management & Virtual Machine Migration. VMware vSphere Storage Appliance Documentation. VMware Storage Integration & Top Storage Vendors. Research done in collaboration with Stuart Miniman and Nick Allen Introduction In April 2011 Wikibon ran a survey looking at the area of storage and VMware. 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. VMware Networking and Storage.