Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1

VMware has released a new white paper Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1. The paper which contains 60 pages provides performance tips which cover the most performance-critical areas of VMware vSphere 4.1. Chapter 1 – “Hardware for Use with VMware vSphere,” provides guidance on selecting hardware for use with vSphere. Chapter 2 – “ESX … Read more Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1

VMware Infrastructure 3 Support Life Cycle ends for 3.5 in 90 days

The VMware Infrastructure 3 Support Life Cycle Policy covers the software suites VMware Infrastructure 3 Starter, Standard and Enterprise Editions and includes the following products: VMware ESX VMware vCenter Server (formerly VirtualCenter Server) VMware VMotion VMware DRS VMware HA VMware Consolidated Backup VMware Virtual SMP VMware VC Agent VMware vStorage VMFS

HA Deepdive

 Mr. VCDX007 Duncan Epping’s High Availability “Deepdive” page is definitely worth a read A VMware HA Cluster consists of nodes, primary and secondary nodes. Primary nodes hold cluster settings and all “node states” which are synced between primaries. Secondary nodes send their state info(resource occupation) to the primary nodes   Nodes send a heartbeat to each other, … Read more HA Deepdive

vSphere: Insufficient disk space on datastore

Symptoms A VMotion operation fails When attempting to migrate, you see the error: “Insufficient disk space on datastore ” Cause This issue may occur during a vMotion operation because vCenter Server 4.0 requires enough space to store two full-size copies of the virtual machine swap file simultaneously. If there is not enough space in the … Read more vSphere: Insufficient disk space on datastore

VCP4 Exam Blueprint Study Notes

Section 1 – Plan, Install and Upgrade VMware ESX/ESXi

Objective 1.1 — Install VMware ESX/ESXi on local storage
Knowledge