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Michael Schumacher news is 'not good', says former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo

Schumacher's long-time manager Sabine Kehm, who has been steadfast in refusing to comment on rumours or speculation about the 47-year-old's …

VMware vRealize Operations 6 with Log Insight 2.5

Save the Day with VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery - VMware Cloud Provider Blog

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes and reveal themselves in the most trying of times. For businesses, those trying times often involve …

Automating vCenter Alarm Configuration Using PowerCLI

Welcome to the next installment in our Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN series. In our previous article we detailed “How to configure vCenter …

Transforming Operations to Optimize DevOps

<b>By Ahmed Al-Buheissi</b><p><b>DevOps</b>. It’s the latest buzzword in IT and, as usual, the industry is either skeptical or confused as to its meaning. In simple …

Windows 2012 (R2) Demote domain controller issue

Trying to demote a domain controller?<p>You can do that with the following command:<p>PowerShell<p>Uninstall-ADDSDomainController<p>If the server is also a DNS …

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I was reading this article by Michael Webster about the benefit of Jumbo Frames. Michael was testing what the impact was from both an IOps and …

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 1 – Alert Sprawl

As my first post to DefinedBySoftware.com I thought I would post a multi-part series on tuning and using vCenter Operations Manager aka vCOps.<p>vCOps …

How to quickly setup and test VMware VSAN (Virtual SAN) using Nested ESXi

Last week at VMworld 2013, VMware announced the release of vSphere 5.5 which includes a variety of exciting new features. One of the most anticipated …

Nutanix: The Big Red Easy Button for Oracle Databases – Part 1

As you may have read in my article New Adventure to Redefine Radically Simple Architecture for Business Critical Apps with Nutanix I’ve started …

ESXi 5.1 VMFS HeapSize configuration using PowerCLI

There are a few of my customer still running vSphere 5.1 U1 and one of them reported an issue related to the VMFS Heap Size (VMFS3.MaxHeapSizeMB) …

Weekend Scripter: Configure HyperV on Windows 8 Computer

<b>Summary</b>: Guest blogger, Greg Lindsay, tells how to configure Hyper-V on a computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.<p>Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed …

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The question that keeps coming up over and over again at VMUG events, on my blog and the various forums is: What happens in a VSAN cluster in the …

Using PowerShell to Back Up Group Policy Objects

<b>Summary</b>: Guest blogger, Ian Farr, talks about using Windows PowerShell to back up Group Policy Objects.<p>Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. …

Book :: Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN: Designing Massively Scalable Data Centers (MSDC) with Overlays

“I’m so glad we switched back to VMware”

A very revealing case study just published by VMware describes how the cumbersome management of Hyper-V prompted a former customer to return to …

My new “I/O Test Virtual Machine”

<b>0</b> Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Email -- <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Being able to perform reliable I/O tests on a storage system is something that …

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vSphere 5.5 Storage Enhancements Part 8 - DSNRO Changes

This is a topic which has been discussed time and time again. It relates to an advanced storage parameter called <i>Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding</i>, or DSNRO …

UCS Tech Talk: Demystifying Monitoring for Cisco UCS Manager and Standalone C-Series Servers

A closer look at EMC ScaleIO

Thanks to our friends at EMC, I was recently given the chance to attend a session on EMC’s new storage acquisition, ScaleIO. This acquisition …

Distributed virtual and physical routing in VMware NSX for vSphere

This post is intended to be a primer on the distributed routing in VMware NSX for vSphere, using a basic scenario of L3 forwarding between both …

All-In-One PowerShell $PROFILE

This script will add some of my most used powershell functions to your PowerShell $PROFILE. meaning everytime you open PowerShell in the future you …

VMware NSX - Installation

One of the good guys, Hany Michael over at hypervizor.com, has made a few videos showing the installation ease of VMware NSX. Unfortunately us normal …

HTML server report with PowerShell

This script creates a killer HTML Server report for one or many Server from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2012R2. Download the full script for a …

Virtual Flash Feature in vSphere 5.5

With the vSphere 5.5 release a few weeks back a new feature called Virtual Flash was introduced.<p>We put together this video which provides an <b>overview</b> …

On Lab (HOL) Blog

The wait is over. The VMware NSX for vSphere Lab (HOL-SDC-1303) has arrived. You consumed over 2,000 sessions of this lab, totaling 124,000 lab …

Building a Demo Active Directory: Part 5

<b>Summary</b>: Add users to random security groups, provide random passwords, and enable accounts.<p>Hey, Scripting Guy!<p>I have created a bunch of users in my …