Posts Tagged ‘VMware’

VMware: Cannot create Resource Pool, the option is greyed out

14 Jun

OK this is a now brainer but still get asked sometimes.

In the vCenter you right click on Cluster and New Resource Pool option is grey out.

To create resource pool you need to have Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS) enabled on the Cluster.

  1. Right Click on the Cluster and select Edit Settings…
  2. Tick Turn On vSphere DRS click OK.
  3. Now you can create Resource Pools for this Cluster

VMware has released Workstation 9

24 Aug

Since Windows 8 was released to RTM couple weeks ago, VMware has also updated their Workstation to version 9 for ‘Best in Class Windows 8 support’.
You can try it for free.

VMware makes ESXi free

29 Jul

Now you can get VMware ESXi for free.

VMware: Add permissions are missing in ESX 3.5

15 Jul

So yesterday I wanted to add permissions to a resource pool on ESX 3.5 but I could not do that because the option was not there.

That looked strange because I was able to do that on other ESX server that was running version 3.0.2
Apparently for some reason VMware removed that option starting version 3.5. so the only way to add permissions is to used Virtual Centre which of course you have to buy. Can I ask why VMware did that ?

HP announced ProLiant iVirtualization

25 Mar

HP today announced technologies that integrate virtualization capabilities into the HP ProLiant server platform, allowing customers to rapidly and simply virtualize their server environments.

Called HP ProLiant iVirtualization, these technologies allow businesses of all sizes to lower costs, improve productivity and better allocate resources across their server infrastructures.

HP has joined with the industry’s largest virtualization vendors – VMware, Citrix and Microsoft – to develop these technologies, which integrate virtualization with a broad range of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem platforms. Read more…

VMware and HP Announce Agreement to Embed VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant Servers

04 Mar

VMware and HP Announce Agreement to Embed VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant Servers

VMware: Comparison of Storage Protocols by VMware

18 Feb

VMware publishes Comparison of Storage Protocols white paper. There you will find comparison between NFS, Software iSCSI, Hardware iSCSI and Fibre Channel.
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Evaluating StoreVault S500

14 Feb

This week I had a chance to evaluate StoreVault S500.
I’ve never used or seen such a device before as I mainly dealt with HP storage devices, so I had no idea what to expect. The reason for evaluation is to see would it suit our VMware ESX environment. The unit came fully populated with 12 500GB disk that is 6TB of storage. (more…)

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