Category: VMware

vSphere 5.5 Home lab

For a while I’ve been using three Dell R610 servers in my home lab. The machines specs are quite decent, each server equipped with two Intel Xeon 5530 CPUs, 48GB of memory and four 1GB NICs. With a total of 24 cores (48 HT Threads) and 144GB of memory the...

Installing Exchange Jetstress without full installation media.

I believe in testing environments with applications that will be used in the infrastructure itself. Pure synthetic workloads, such as IOmeter, are useful to push hardware to their theoretical limit but that’s about it. Using a real life workload, common to your infrastructure, will give you a better understanding of...

vSphere 5.5 vCenter server inventory 0

After logging into my brand spanking new vCenter 5.5 server I was treated with a vCenter server inventory count of 0. Interesting to say the least as I installed vCenter on a new windows 2008 R2 machine, connected to a fresh MS active directory domain. I installed vCenter with a...

VCDX defend clinic: Choosing between Multi-NIC vMotion and LBT

A new round of VCDX defenses will kickoff soon and I want to wish everyone that participates in the panel session good luck. Usually when VCDX panels are near, I receive questions on how to prepare for a panel. And one recommendation I usually provide is “Know why you used...