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Archive for August, 2012

VMware: What’s new in 5.1?

Posted by bartvdw on 2929/0808/2012

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/08/27/whats-new-in-5/

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VMware: vSA 1.0 Manager GUI – Important information!

Posted by bartvdw on 1616/0808/2012

Apparently VMware has become aware of an issue regarding vSA 1.0 Manager GUI and putting clusters in maintenance mode.

In short: don’t use the GUI at this moment!

VMware ALERT: Using the vSA 1.0 Manager GUI to enter cluster maintenance mode
http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2012/08/vmware-alert-using-the-vsa-10-manager-gui-to-enter-cluster-maintenance-mode.html

Using the vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0 Manager GUI to enter cluster maintenance mode can result in clusters entering an inconsistent state
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2033400

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Tool: AutoLab 1.0 released

Posted by bartvdw on 1414/0808/2012

Very nice tool, and supported by Veeam! In short this tool allows you to build automatically a nested virtual lab in VMware Workstation, Fusion or ESXi.

AutoLab 1.0 Released
http://www.labguides.com/2012/08/06/autolab-1-0-released/

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Tool: USB Network Gate

Posted by bartvdw on 1414/0808/2012

Very nice tool!

Cool Tool – USB Network Gate
http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2106-Cool-Tool-USB-Network-Gate.html

USB Network Gate
http://www.net-usb.com/

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VMware: ESXi and additional gateways for vmkernel ports

Posted by bartvdw on 0909/0808/2012

Came across something I wasn’t aware of actually: using the vSphere Client you can’t configure additional gateways for vmkernel ports. Once you change it for a certain vmkernel port, it automatically adjusts this for all vmkernel ports, whether they reside in the same vSwitch or not. Reason iq quiet simple: ESXi does not have a service console like ESX did. The management network is on a vmkernel port and therefor uses the default vmkernel gateway.

Normally you do not have the need to do this, not even for vMotion of iSCSI, they should only be able to contact eachother and you normally don’t want or need to route this traffic. However if you should have the need, command-line is your only solution at the moment.

I haven’t found a PowerCLI equivalent yet, which would have been nice for the automation guys…

Configuring additional gateways for vmkernel ports on an ESXi host
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2001426

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Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

Posted by bartvdw on 0808/0808/2012

Paper: Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012
http://virtualization.info/en/news/2012/08/paper-performance-tuning-guidelines-for-windows-server-2012.html

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/0/B/00BE76AF-D340-4759-8ECD-C80BC53B6231/performance-tuning-guidelines-windows-server-2012.docx

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VMware: vCloud Director Networking

Posted by bartvdw on 0707/0808/2012

Must read 2 artciles!

vCloud Director Networking for Dummies
http://it20.info/2010/09/vcloud-director-networking-for-dummies/

Diagram: VMware vCloud Director Networking Architecture
http://www.hypervizor.com/2010/09/diagram-vmware-vcloud-director-networking-architecture/

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Backup Exec 2012 Upgrade Update

Posted by bartvdw on 0707/0808/2012

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-2012-upgrade-update

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Symantec Backup Exec and Linux Agents

Posted by bartvdw on 0606/0808/2012

About installing the Agent for Linux
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73742

Step by step installation of the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS) on the Red Hat Linux platform
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH46461

How to install the Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Unix (Legacy Agent) from a Backup Exec Installation CD-ROM
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH16424

Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Linux
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74430

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Symantec Backup Exec: Backing up Microsoft Cluster Servers

Posted by bartvdw on 0606/0808/2012

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11603

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