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multicore virtual CPUs, vSphere 4.1

July 27, 2010 Leave a comment

vSphere 4.1 now allows you to configure the Number of Virtual CPUs per Virtual Socket. You can configure virtual machines to have multiple virtual CPUs reside in a single virtual socket, with each virtual CPU appearing to the guest operating system as a single core.
Using multicore virtual CPUs can be useful when you run operating systems or applications that can take advantage of only a limited number of CPU sockets. Previously, each virtual CPU was, by default, assigned to a single-core socket, so that the virtual machine would have as many sockets as virtual CPUs.

Read it here: http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2010/07/25/vsphere-4-1-multicore-virtual-cpus/

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VMware training in Adelaide

July 21, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m down in Adelaide for three days of VMware training. My first time staying in Adelaide and it’s a very beautiful city with plenty of older stone buildings and churches. Managed to get two runs in already, one last night and the other this afternoon, there are good running tracks around North Adelaide.
The VMware training so far has been good, small class of 4 other people and a trainer from Sweden who is currently working out of Melbourne.
Adelaide has so far impressed me and I would love to come back here with Marguerite. Still trying to find a quality coffee shop, hasn’t been bad but I find myself getting very picky these days.

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AB’s off to a good start

July 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Great to see the All Blacks come up with another bonus point win! They definitely backed up from last week and defended well as the Boks played better and ran the ball more, still not enough. Wellington looked it standard windy and wet, would have loved to be at the game. Very interested now too how the Wallabies fair and see if they can knock the Boks over!!

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HA Primaries

July 17, 2010 Leave a comment

I was hoping VMware would modify HA in vSphere 4.1 to allow you to have more than 5 HA primaries and nominate your prefered primaries. In 4.1 there are unsupported advanced options that allow you to make these modifications, I hope an update will make this a supported configuration.

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/07/16/vsphere-4-1-ha-feature-totally-unsupported-but-too-cool/

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vSphere editions changes

July 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Essentials Plus gets VMotion, Enterprise gets vStorage APIs for Multipathing and Enterprise Plus gets all the good stuff!

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html

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VMUG Brisbane July

July 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Attended the Brisbane VMware User Group this afternoon, first time since they moved it to 3pm and Mincom building. The topic was VMware/EMC integration and technology update primarily the new VAAI features and vAPI’s VMware are publishing. EMC’s will be releasing Flare 30 and Dart 6.0 to enable the CX and NX series to leverage the new functionality. When asked the EMC respresentative would only say they are coming very soon, no GA release date yet. Also EMC warned that VI client plugins including Powerpath VE updates will be released to support 4.1 so hold off upgrading now.  I am sure even some VMware plugins haven’t be updated and released to support 4.1 yet either so until all your products have been updated wait for 4.1. I am about to run it up on workstation to get it a try now.

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vSphere 4.1 has been released

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment
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