BCO2395 Stretch Clustering – Now and Beyond

Got to this one a little late as squeezed in part of a Scott Lowe session earlier... Summary at the top = nice walkthrough of a mostly functioning environment. Get the slide deck to see the futures stuff (most interesting part of the session). TIAA-CREF talking about their stretch cluster design. Network Requirements Common Layer … Continue reading BCO2395 Stretch Clustering – Now and Beyond

VSP1926 Getting Started with VMware vSphere Design

For those coming here from Scott Lowe, thanks for stopping by and see all my other VMworld 2011 posts (many other sessions). This conflicts with another session I already had scheduled but I wanted to hear Scott Lowe speak a bit….always like to hear good speakers (regardless of content) and see what things I might be … Continue reading VSP1926 Getting Started with VMware vSphere Design

VSP2884 What’s New in Performance for VMware vSphere 5.0

Summary at the top = incredibly dense session on vSphere 5 performance....fantastic session. Getting right into it…I love that in a session…. Great performance maximums in vSphere 5 - 32 vCPUs, 1,000,000+ IOPs per host, etc. 92-97% of native performance up to 32 vCPUs CPU Scheduler Improvements -- increases as much as 30% vNUMA - … Continue reading VSP2884 What’s New in Performance for VMware vSphere 5.0

EUC2045 VMware View plus Virtual Cloud Infrastructure: What’s New and Future Directions

Summary at the top = nice View 5 feature overview and then HUGE stuff around using vCOPs to monitor View environments. This is critical stuff for building out and maintaining large VDI deployments. Found that a lot of the underlying requirements for Server Virtualization are the same as for VDI (stability, speed, scalability, etc.). First … Continue reading EUC2045 VMware View plus Virtual Cloud Infrastructure: What’s New and Future Directions

VMware Certification Quickstarts: VCAP

Can tell that the presenter (Andrew Ellwood) is an instructor….maybe the best presenter of my sessions so far. Very relaxed, good flow, good humor, etc. Got into this despite not being enrolled -- covers VCAP:DCA & VCAP:DCD Only 700 VCAPs in the world. This is all about VCAP4 -- VCAP5 isn't out yet. No prereq … Continue reading VMware Certification Quickstarts: VCAP

CIM2921 VMware vCenter Operations: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Capacity

Summary at the top = 3 Pillars of vCenter Operations Patented Performance Analytics Purpose Built Capacity Planning and Analysis Automated Configuration and Compliance Automated Patching and Provisioning Comprehensive Change Tracking to isolate root cause Why is capacity management challenging in a virtual environment? So many layers to optimize… CPU (vSMP, Shares, Reservations, Limits) Memory (Transparent … Continue reading CIM2921 VMware vCenter Operations: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Capacity