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vSphere Storage Migrations of VMs with Raw Device Mappings (RDM)

I was running into a sea of confusion over the expected behaviour of performing Storage Migrations on VMs which had Raw Device Mappings (both Physical & Virtual compatibility modes). 344 more words

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Palo Alto Networks takes losses, targets SDN security to retain disruptor lead

Palo Alto Networks reduces its operating loss significantly on a year-to-year basis on the back of strong revenue growth

Palo Alto Networks’ enterprise security revenue has increased approximately 50% year-to-year for the past four quarters, and the vendor has been reinvesting a large portion of its revenue to ensure it has sufficient resources in place to deliver to its growing customer base. 739 more words

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EMC Acquisition of VirtuStream Closes the Door to a VMWare Spin-Off

Two days ago, storage giant EMC announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire VirtuStream for $1.2B. VirtuStream is not the most well-known platform in the cloud market but one that has developed a considerable penetration in the enterprise space. 318 more words

vSphere 6.0 new (well kinda) features - vSphere web client

Not so much a new feature as a definitive improvement for me on its predecessor. Nice write up about it here

and articulated my thoughts just as well. 63 more words

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vSphere 6.0 new features - vNuma enhancements

One of the key areas always keen to keep an eye on when VMware release a new version of vSphere is around the area of virtual machine enhancements. 184 more words

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vCenter 6.0 new features - enhanced linked mode

From testing in my home lab inadvertently came across this feature. What I didn’t realize prior to installation is it is enabled automatically as long as both vCenter instances are joined to the same vCenter Single Sign-on domain. 49 more words

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Updated FC Drivers on ESXi

I had an issue where I had to change out the driver ESXi uses for it’s QLogic fiber channel hbas.  Below is the procedure I used to make the change from the qlnativefc and qla-2xxx driver sets.   384 more words

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