Virtually Speaking Podcast – Mac In the Data Center

I recently had the honor of of being the guest of William Lam (Virtual Ghetto) on the top virtualization podcast. Virtually Speaking, hosted by Pete Flecha and John Nicholson. We discussed a bit about MacStadium, where I am a technical solutions architect 🙂 and how we have made use of the vspehre platform in order …

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VMware Release Announcement for Feature Rich vSphere 7

Today we all heard/will hear (depending on timing of release 🙂 ) the official announcement of the VMware vSphere 7 product. One focus of todays announcement, that caught my eye, was the focus of being the center of the modern cloud/hybrid cloud. Following the the universal pillars of streamlined deployments, agile operations, to include improvements to lifecycle …

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It’s the Little Stuff – vSphere Shares, Reservations, and Limits

Here is just a quick rundown of some resource allocation settings that one would find. As many well know, messing with these settings without a plan can cause havoc in a virtual environment, so of course use caution. Shares: Shares can help in fine tuning the importance of a vm within an environment or cluster. …

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It’s the Little Stuff – Notes on Cisco UCS Backups

Backup Procedures Take snapshots of the system configuration Export file to local device pre-config change Export to network store on regular basis UCS Backup Types Full state capture Full binary backup of the data base All configuration captured All run states and statuses WHEN: Perfect for UCSM upgrade coverage Restore Point: From an initial system …

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It’s the Little Stuff – VMTools 11.0 Released

Just a quick note, that VMware has released vmware tools version 11.0 (Build 14549434) Some quick things to note on this version are directly related to MacOS: The memory management balloon driver has been removed from MacOS vmtools The darwin.iso supports MacOS versions 10.11 and higher This version of VMtools is notarized for MacOS From Apple: …

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