During my migration from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.5, I ran into an issue I had never experienced before. When your VMware HA network is partitioned, vCenter will not let you perform VMotions. At first I was surprised but after some searching I learned the reasons behind it and it makes complete sense now.
Normaly when installing a vSphere environment for new customers, I wait with entering the correct licenses until the environment is ready and can be moved to production. Until today I never ran into any issues with that since most of our customers buy Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition. Today I discovered that after entering a […]
Today a customer asked me about a specific issue he has in his vSphere environment. They are running a VM that monitors network traffic and they want to make sure the VM is running on esx-1 unless esx-1 goes into maintenance mode. Easiest way to do this would be to place the VM on host-1 […]
As many of you expected, the new VMware vSphere version is called VMware vSphere 4.1. The hints have been clear these past few weeks and today it became official. Today was the official release and we can finally start blogging about VMware vSphere’s latest features. In the next few days I will post a number […]
I bet many of you that are virtualizing Citrix XenApp, have read the Project VRC whitepapers and want to implement their best practices. Especially in small environments however, it can be a headache creating the design. My biggest headache was and is, is the way I can guarantee no CPU over commit for the pCPU’s […]