I found that there is a big improvement when running SMVI and selecting the VMware Snapshots option on NFS datastores after adding the following to /etc/vmware/config and rebooting the host:
prefvmx.consolidateDeleteNFSLocks = “TRUE”
You will know whether it is working because you will see a .lck file appear in the folder containing the vmx file and snapshots [...]
NetApp have finally released the latest and greatest version of their SnapManager for VI product.
An essential addition to any infrastructure running both VMware & NetApp it allows guaranteed crash consistent versions of Virtual Machines to be replicated to secondary sights.
New functionality and enhancements include:
Singe file restore (SFR)
A single wizard for creating manual and scheduled backup [...]
My, my I am excited. I know that I do get excited about virtualisation related stuff regularly, but the same can certainly not be said about backup technology. I have made an exception to my no excitement about backup rule after attending the hands-on lab for vCenter Data Recovery, outstanding!!
The best things often are the [...]
Finally, someone from VMware has used the name vSphere in public at an event that matters. I think that it has been fairly well known that this was going to be the name, even amongst those people that are not part of the beta program.
I have to be frank and say that I’m not sure [...]
I’ve been using the ESX Deployment Appliance for a while now and really, really love it. One thing that I have had to do though is to change the regional settings and keyboard settings to be UK based instead of US based for the deployed ESX installations.
It’s not difficult to do so here’s how:
I had a customer that had a requirement to backup the ESX Service Console settings and wanted to know the best files to backup. I suggested that it may be more prudent to create unattended installation media to make restores more seamless. This took a turn and I was asked to make a single CD [...]