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VMware OpenStack Virtual Appliance

VMware provides an OpenStack Virtual Appliance, VOVA for short, to help VMware admins get some hands-on experience with using OpenStack in a VMware environment. It is however purely a proof of concept appliance and is not supported in any way by VMware. 466 more words



Wow, you learn something new everyday. I’ve just found out about two variations on virtualisation. Linux Containers (LXC) and Vagrant.

Linux Containers (LXC) is known as OS-level virtualisation, meaning the kernel looks after the virtualisation, and there is no need for some extra management software along the lines of… 240 more words


RAID Controller Cache

As part of my articles regarding RAID I want to focus on a very important RAID controller feature. That would be the memory cache.


The process of transferring data to and from disk storage includes storing the data temporarily in a memory cache located on the RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) controller that is managing the data transfer. 376 more words


VMware Tools Upgrade fails with vix error code 21009

On remediating virtual machines using the Update Manager, a number of VMware Tools upgrades would fail reporting the following:

Error Upgrading VMware Tools
vix error code = 21009… 408 more words

VMworld US 2014 – The Calm Before the vStorm

For several years I have been very fortunate to attend VMworld Europe either via my company paying for the trip or in the case of last year, being able to attend as part of the… 1,247 more words


PowerCLI - Orchestrating bulk advanced setting modifications on a VM

I was recently looking to make an change to the advanced settings of a number of virtual machine to which this required the virtual machine to be powered down in order to apply. 183 more words