Monthly Archives: August 2009

VMworld is run on a killer ESX cluster(s) (So how’d it go?)

From a very interesting tweet: @MeghanAtBMC: VMWorld infrastructure is running 37,248 VM’s on 776 ESX servers w/total of 37TB of Memory 348TB Storage SWEET!!! The next set of questions coming from someone that manages a datacenter: Can we get a … Continue reading

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3 days till VMworld 2009

Woot.  3 days until I hit San Francisco and begin the awesomeness that is VMworld.   I’ve got my schedule packed and for a first I’m getting asked to take a peek of a couple different vendor products from people internal … Continue reading

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AppSpeed update

I’ve had the AppSpeed demo setup and running in one of my clusters.   When you get the demo temporary license, its for 16 cores worth.   My smallest environment to test in is 160 cores deep. I figured no issue, I’ll … Continue reading

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Emulex Supplied Hardware & HP PSP 8.25A don’t like each other

In one of the environments I work in, we use Emulex drivers on all Windows systems.   Along with that we use HP hardware.    HP provides this nice Proliant Support Pack (PSP) that makes things really nice and bundled together.   Along … Continue reading

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Restarting Mgmt Agents is dangerous

Once again I’m reminded that going in and doing /etc/init.d/mgmt-vmware restart and then /etc/init.d/vmware-vpxa restart is fairly dangerous and should only be done as a LAST resort. A co-worker was removing old NFS mounts and replacing them with new ones.   … Continue reading

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