Browsing Posts published in March, 2012

Reading Time: < 1 minute The agenda of the Italian meeting will be: 09:00-09:30 Registrazioni 09:30-09:35 Benvenuto/Agenda 09:35-10:15 Il futuro dello storage VMware – Enrico Signoretti 10:15-11:05 Ospite d’onore Steve Herrod, VMware CTO “Technical updates from VMware” 11:50-11:20 Coffee Break 11:20-11:30 Introduzione alla sicurezza – Luca Dell’Oca 11:30-13:00 Tavola Rotonda – Soluzioni di sicurezza in ambienti vSphere 13:00-14:30 Pranzo e brainstorming 14:30-15:15 Virtualizzazione applicata al segmento SMB – Andrea Mauro e Luigi Rosa 15:15-16:00 SSD e Virtualizzazzione: Matrimonio in Paradiso – Fabio Rapposelli 16:00-18:00 Saluti/Raffle/Networking/Aperitivo Great price at the end of the day, including: 2 signed books “VMware vSphere 5 […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes As written, VMware has release a week ago the new version of VMware View 5.0.1 (with the new build 640055), as also the new version of vSphere 5.0U1. Note that the VMware Composer remain the same 2.7.0 (build 481620) of previous version. As report in the VMware View 5.0 Installation Guide (page 10), the VMware Composer is compatible with vSphere 5.0 and later, so it is just a piece that will not need any upgrade. Actually the View documentation is not changes to reflect the new version, it remain a simple 5.0 version. So the […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week VMware release a complete update of the entire cloud platform, including the new vSphere 5.0 Update 1. But, compared with the 5.0 version, the new vCenter Server 5.0 U1 has a new feature (of bug, depending of the point of view) that now disable the VM Startup & Shutdown properties for all the host (also old version) in a VMware cluster:

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve read some posts (see in the bottom of this post for the references) and I notice how the  hypervisor comparison and choosing criteria are still a interesting trend and not only a marketing battle between different vendors (and maybe there will be more interest will be on this aspects with the release of Windows Server 8). But in several cases the comparison is limited to the hypervisor technical characteristics (and I’ve already written something about Hyper-V 3.0, XenServer 6.0 and RHEV 3.0) without considering (except in some cases) that the those are only one […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Has written in the previous post, Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for Linux 1.1 officially support only a few Linux OS, but it can work fine also on others. Actually the distributions is RPM based, so there is a bigger effor to port it to other distro, like Debian and Ubuntu. I’ve tried with a updated release of CentOS 6.2 and it works fine, but you will need some packages that may be not installed (and also dkms that is not included in the installation source): yum install iscsi-initiator-utils libpcap gcc make rpm -Uhv http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a beta period, the Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for Linux V1.1 has achieved (some days ago) Early Production Access status and is available for download via the standard Dell EqualLogic download site. Note that Early Production Access software is fully supported for production use. As a reminder, HIT/Linux includes tools that provide tight integration of EqualLogic PS Series arrays with Linux environments for enhanced protection, performance and simplified configuration and administration of EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays. HIT/Linux 1.1  feature enhancements over the previous release of HIT/Linux 1.0 include the following: Auto-Snapshot Manager/Linux […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the previous days there were several updates of VMware software, not only for vSphere 5.0 (U1) and View 5.0.1 but an n update of all of the components of the Cloud Infrastructure Suite has been published: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.1 (Release Notes) VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.4 Update 1 (Release Notes) VMware vShield 5.0.1 (Release Notes) VMware vCloud Director 1.5.1 (Release Notes)

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