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EMC Community Network – ECN: Need to know the difference between storage pool and RAID group?

11 June, 2013

Need to know the difference between storage pool and RAID group?

via EMC Community Network – ECN: Need to know the difference between storage pool and RAID group?.

A great reply to a posted question – all show in a easy to read table.

FREE kindle books. For limited time.

6 June, 2013

Don’t forget folks to grab the excellent and free ebooks on VMware. See:
http://t.co/zLNZjPw4L1

To SSD or not to SSD?

3 June, 2013

A very good article by Duncan Epping on his blog site hughlighting a common issue with the all the hype about SSD and flash been the utopia answer to Data Centre IO performance problems. Not what is all seams to be…..

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/06/03/evaluating-ssds-in-virtualized-datacenters-by-irfan-ahmad/

VMware KB: Unmounting a LUN or Detaching a Datastore/Storage Device from multiple ESXi 5.x hosts

29 May, 2013

VMware KB: Unmounting a LUN or Detaching a Datastore/Storage Device from multiple ESXi 5.x hosts.

New Web host

29 May, 2013

Many thanks to the the excellent support from my new web host, transfer of this site was very smooth and pain free.

Many thanks guys at Krystal http://www.krystal.co.uk

Vendor Swag Page

1 May, 2013

Vendor Swag

In preparation for attending my first IT Event of 2013 – a new section/page has been created ready to post examples of Vendor Swag.

Use the dedicated page http://www.virtuallycloudy.co.uk/vendorswag/ or for a limited time period the home page will show all posts from this category.

The first IT Event is 2nd May 2013  – VMWare Forum at Wembley Stadium, London.

Online IOPS Calculator (wmarow.com)

25 April, 2013

A Excellent and hand IOPS calculator over on the site wmarow.com.

It has a number of pre-defined drive type, but you can add your own drives specifications.

wmarows iops calculator.

VMware: Add PortGroup to all hosts in cluster with PowerCLI | VMpros

22 April, 2013

Very usefull and time saving script – found over on blog site VMPROS.

Many Thanks.

Get-Cluster “My Cluster” | Get-VMHost | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name “vSwitch0″ | New-VirtualPortGroup -Name “MyPortGroupName” -VLanId 1234

via VMware: Add PortGroup to all hosts in cluster with PowerCLI | VMpros.

Introducing the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 | VMware Support Insider – VMware Blogs

5 April, 2013

New Tool to automate the installation of custom certificates – another one for me to test on Monday! 🙂

This will be very handy with my previous post.

Introducing the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 | VMware Support Insider – VMware Blogs.

Powershell – Generate Microsoft CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1 « DefinIT

5 April, 2013

Excellent blog/guide on to automate the certificates needed for vSphere 5.1

Note not tried myself yet – that Mondays Job!  Will update post on my findings…..

Powershell – Generate Microsoft CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1 « DefinIT.

Update (12/03/2013): Now used this script. Works very well. Unfortunately the vmware tool to automate the installation of the certificates only works with the windows version of vcenter not the appliance.