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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. 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.

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. 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. Using VMware: Understanding the Virtual Switch Introduction In this article we will explore the VMware ‘Virtual Switch’. The Virtual Switch is nothing more than a logical switching fabric built into your VMware infrastructure (ESX) so that you can network your Virtual Machines (VMs) however you need them. In the following sections we will cover the basics of the Virtual Switch, terminology used, its use, configuration and management. To view the Virtual Switch, you will need to be using VMware, the VIC and have access to VirtualCenter. Understanding the Virtual Switch

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. 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.

VMware storage: SAN configuration basics VMware storage entails more than simply mapping a logical unit number (LUN) to a physical server. 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. Using Free Windows XP Mode as a VMware Virtual Machine It’s becoming hard to obtain a licensed copy of Windows XP. 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.

Review: VMware Virtual SAN turns storage inside-out Convergence of compute and storage is all the rage in the virtualization market these days. You see it in Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces. You see it in third-party platforms such as Nutanix. 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). The source virtual machine can be stored in the VMM library or managed by a VMware ESX host. Before you begin

Using VMware vSphere Storage Views Introduction When it comes to analyzing what storage (virtual or physical) is connected to what or how much storage is being used by what, the VMware vSphere Storage Views tab is where you need to go. The Storage Views tab is generated by a plug-in for the vSphere Client and you can view it on any object (VM, Host, Datacenter & cluster). In this article, I'll show you where to access the vSphere Storage Views tab, what plug-in makes it work, and how it can help you. What vSphere Plug-in makes Storage Views Work? 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.

Install vCenter 5.5 in Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server 2012 vCenter server is central place for managing all the vSphere components like ESXi hosts, clusters, virtual machines, virtual machine templates, replication, high availability and so on. With release of vSphere 5.5, VMware has made lot of improvements in vSphere web client. There are two flavors of vCenter server. First – You can install vCenter Server in Windows Operating Systems, Second – vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) which is based on SUSE Linux platform.

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Installing the vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0b #VCSA - Virtxpert I’ve been using the vCenter Server Appliance, AKA VCSA, in testing for several months now and ready to start using it for every day use. These are the installation steps to get a fresh vCenter Server Appliance installed using the embedded PostgreSQL database and Active Directory for SSO. Quick tip before you start, if you have hosts with different CPUs and will need to enable EVC, setup your VCSA on the host with the lower CPU, this might have to save you from doing some VCSA trickery later to enable EVC. I will proceed here as if this is a new vCenter and SSO installation, using the embedded PostgreSQL database with a working Active Directory / LDAP At this point it will test your AD credentials and proceed if they were validatedOn the review configuration page click Start