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What is Open Converged Infrastructure?

Converged infrastructure (CI) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are common terms, but open converged infrastructure (OCI) is new. What is it and how is it different from the other architectures? 1,381 more words


Getting started

While I’ve been tinkering with VMware vCenter Server for several years, I only just learned that you can hide all of the Getting Started tabs in the vSphere Web Client, by clicking on Help | Hide All Getting Started Pages:



Linux Containers

Before introduction of VM solutions, data centers were filled with physical servers. So VMware introduced ESX hypervisors and then later Xen and KVM like solutions were introduced for complete hardware virtualization which helped in reducing overall datacenter cost. 877 more words


Testing Docker networking with GNS3, Part1: MaCVLAN


MacVLAN allows to connect containers in separate docker networks to your VLAN infrastructure, so they act like being directly connected to your network.

From the main interface, MacVLAN driver creates subinterfaces to handle 802.1q tags for each VLAN, and assign to them separate IP and MAC addresses. 3,116 more words


virt-builder Debian 9 image available

Debian 9 (“Stretch”) was released last week and now it’s available in virt-builder, the fast way to build virtual machine disk images:

$ virt-builder -l | grep debian
debian-6                 x86_64     Debian 6 (Squeeze)
debian-7                 sparc64    Debian 7 (Wheezy) (sparc64)
debian-7                 x86_64     Debian 7 (Wheezy)
debian-8                 x86_64     Debian 8 (Jessie)
debian-9                 x86_64     Debian 9 (stretch)

$ virt-builder debian-9 \
    --root-password password:123456
[   0.5] Downloading: http://libguestfs.org/download/builder/debian-9.xz
[   1.2] Planning how to build this image
[   1.2] Uncompressing
[   5.5] Opening the new disk
[  15.4] Setting a random seed
virt-builder: warning: … 50 more words

VMware Fusion 8.5.8 adds Apple File System (APFS) support

VMware recently released VMware Fusion 8.5.8, which according to the release notes includes the following:

Another improvement which is not mentioned in the release notes is that VMware Fusion now includes support for the following: 314 more words


Do Nutanix Customers Need a Backup Solution? - Comtrade HYCU Briefing Note

Nutanix customers find themselves in an interesting situation. On one hand, they have a scale out hyperconverged infrastructure system that has helped many people expand their virtualization environment. 526 more words