Browsing Posts published in March, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Runecast Analyzer is a proactive issue detection software for VMware vSphere environments, powered by the largest database of automated VMware KB articles which feed its internal archive of known issues. It’s based on a virtual appliance (VA) that you can deploy in your environment (or also on a different environment) to check your vSphere (and also vSAN and NSX) environments.

Reading Time: 2 minutes NVIDIA and Mellanox today announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. Pursuant to the agreement, NVIDIA will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mellanox for $125 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $6.9 billion. Once complete, the combination is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Using VMware virtualization products (and not only vSphere, but also Workstation and Fusion) on recent Linux CentOS (or RedHat) VM you may found an annoying issue during VM power-off procedure. The Linux kernel will initiate the halting phase, but the VM may remain powered-on with this message in the console:

Reading Time: 4 minutes One important concept of virtual networking is that the virtual network adapter (vNIC) speed it’s just a “soft” limit used to provide a common model comparable with the physical world. For this reason, the Intel e1000 and e1000e vNIC can reach a real bandwidthbigger than the canonical1 Gpbs link speed. But what about the vmxnet3 vNIC that can advertise also the 10 Gpbs link speed. What is the real bandwidth of this adapter?

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