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MANAGING VMFS on vsphere 6

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features: NFS v4.1

Although most of my time is dedicated to Virtual SAN (VSAN) these days, I am still very interested in the core storage features that are part of vSphere. I reached out earlier to a number of core storage product managers and engineers to find out what new and exciting features are included in vSphere 6.0. […]



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vmotion test

A well designed vMotion network will benefit the environment in many ways. Before vSphere 5, designing a vMotion network was relative easy, select the fastest NIC and assign it to a vMotion vmknic. vSphere 4.x supports both 1GB and 10GB networks and since vSphere 5.0 vMotion is able to leverage multiple NICs. Multi-NIC in vSphere […]

distributed switch in vsphere 6

It covers availability enhancements in vSphere 6.0. After this section you should be able to describe the new capabilities of vMotion, Fault Tolerance and […]

ESXi 6.0 – ESXCLI Command Reference

ESXCLI is the most powerful command line tool on an ESXi host. You may need it for troubleshooting, configuration or for ESXi installations by using a kickstart file. I’m having these command line reference since vSphere 5.x on my desktop and I am using it quite often. Here is the command line reference for vSphere ESXi […]

VMware vSphere 6.0 Configuration Maximums

VMware vSphere 6.0 offers increased scalability. You can see a comparision against previous verisons at my ESX and vCenter Configuration Maximums. Changes in VMware vSphere 6.0 are:

Hosts per cluster: 64 Virtual machines per cluster: 8000 Virtual CPUs per virtual machine: 128 RAM per virtual machine: 4TB Logical CPUs per host: 480 RAM per host: […]

vSphere ROBO vs. per CPU Licensing

VMware has announced vSphere Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO). This new package, available as Standard and Advanced edition, offers a per virtual machine licensing model. These 25 VM packs can be distributed across multiple remote sites.

vSphere ROBO is expected to be available in Q3 2014.

vSphere Enterprise Plus vSphere ROBO vSphere ROBO Advanced License entitlement Per […]

Which vSphere 6.0 Features are available in Editions

VMware vSphere 6 There are many new features and enhancements, but as you know there are different pricing and licensing models. It is available as a la carte licensing priced on a per CPU basis or in packs of 25 VMs and for small deployments as Kits. This post takes a look on the availability […]

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