Just before I was heading home, my colleague asked me to assist with a VM he couldn’t power on anymore. Seemed a customer had tried to commit a snapshot and the job timed out. The customer then tried some other things and suddenly the VM was down. While trying to power on, there was an […]
Memory management and compression in vSphere 4.1
With vSphere 4.1, VMware released a great new feature called Memory compression. At first, after reading the release notes I thought memory compression was just one step before swapping to disk would occur. However, after reading the whitepaper “Understanding Memory Resource Management in VMware ESX 4” I learned some more details I want to share […]
My new whitebox ESX home lab
Last week I was finally ably to buy the whiteboxes I wanted for my homelab. Untill then I had one ESX host at home that hosted my basic environment but because of that I couldn’t try other hypervisors they way I wanted to. So I decided to add two more hosts to my lab.