Nutanix – NOS 3.0 & NX3000 – The 400VM 2U Building Block

Nutanix's mission is to virtualize a datacenter without the need for a SAN. This approach allows for many benefits, such as buy what you need, when you need it and a reduction in complexity around architecture and operations. The NX3000 The Nutanix NX3000 comes per block of 4 blade like servers called ‘nodes’. Each Node has local storage comprising of 1x PCI-e SSD (400GB) , 1x 2,5” SATA SSD (300GB) and 5x 2,5” SATA HDD (1TB). All the nodes have two CPU sockets. Each socket can now contain 8 … [Read more...]

Nimble Storage Unites with Cisco and VMware to Deliver New Reference Architecture

Nimble Storage introduced a new reference architecture with Cisco Systems and VMware for 1,000 simultaneous VDI users, requiring only 3U of rack space, for $43 for storage per desktop. A preconfigured, fully-integrated system built around the reference architecture, which consists of a Nimble CS220G-X2 array, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade server platform, and VMware View 5.1  enables customers to rapidly provision VDI, realize significant savings over deployment of … [Read more...]

in the test: SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

Today we are testing Virtualization Manager from SolarWinds, a product to help IT departments that have to manage a large amount of virtual machines. This enterprise-grade software is compatible and highly integrated with VMware and Hyper-V, meaning that it is usable in the majority of big-business virtualization deployments. Features: Real-time dashboards simplify forecasting, detection, & troubleshooting of capacity bottlenecks. Identifies VM sprawl, helps you reclaim & optimize … [Read more...]

View Storage Accelerator explained

An introduction to View Storage Accelerator, a caching feature that can reduce storage costs and improve performance in VMware View. … [Read more...]

VMware Visio Stencils 2012

a while ago VMware released a new set of VMware Icons and Diagrams in the traditional PowerPoint format. Maish from http://technodrone.blogspot.nl created "The Unofficial VMware Visio Stencils" blog post with all VMware Visio shapes you will ever need. also VMware released some powerpoint diagrams VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_2_of_3.pptx (2.6 MB) VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_3_of_3.pptx (2.9 MB) VMW_PPT_LIBRARY_Icons-Diagrams_2Q12_1_of_3.pptx (17.4 MB) Also … [Read more...]