So today I took awhile to sort out some FT-related questions. Some questions asked are... what does the 8 vCPU mean when someone purchases the vSphere Enterprise +? Does it mean the primary VM can be configured 8 vCPUs or does it mean both the Primary and the Secondary must be configured to a total … Continue reading Fault-Tolerance Clarifications
For those who are not aware, vSphere Distributed Switch (or abbreviated as vDS) is included as part of the vSphere Enterprise Plus edition license. What exactly is a vDS? In some sense, the vSphere Distributed Switch is pretty similar to a vSphere Standard Switch (vSS). It provides the connectivity between your virtual machines and … Continue reading Why vSphere Distributed Switch on vSAN?
As mentioned in my previous vSAN post here, I talked about how important Storage Policies are when it comes to vSAN. Storage Policy-based Management, or SPBM for short is the secret sauce that binds everything together in vSAN today. With this, you will not need to go through the very manual and inefficient way … Continue reading Introduction to vSAN Storage Policies
Lately, I have been having a lot of discussions that revolves around VMware's vCenter Server. Side Note: For those people out there who are not too familiar with vCenter, vCenter is VMware's unified management tool that helps virtualization admins to manage and monitor their vSphere environments centrally. A lot of customers are confused about the … Continue reading About vCenter Licensing
For awhile, a goal of mine was to get certified for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Datacenter Virtualisation Design (VCAP-DCV 6.5) exam. Having talked to a senior who was experienced in not just taking these exams but also having written these papers, he encouraged me to organise a study group for like-minded individuals who … Continue reading VCAP-DCV Study Group and Exam
If you read my introduction post, you’ll know that my initial area of focus during my first few months in VMware was vSAN. For someone who had no prior knowledge of IT infrastructures, learning about vSAN or even just about VMware’s technologies took me awhile. I wouldn’t say that the learning curve is extremely steep, […]
Who am I? I'm currently an Associate Systems Engineer at VMware, Singapore. I graduated from university awhile ago, but like what most people would say, most of the things we learnt in school are not so applicable in real life (cue calculus??!). Although I was majoring in Information Systems, I have zero infrastructure knowledge and … Continue reading A Quick Introduction