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Ran into this a little while back, and wanted to make sure to share with the group.

We do a great job of keeping our vmkernel logs clean, so when we started seeing a bunch of spam in there we dug in to figure it […]

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This post was originally finished on May 4th, 2010.  It was never posted, and I was never allowed to share the fact that this issue happened, or try to warn the community about it.  It’s been over three years, so I’m going to take a few of these posts out of the drafts folder and […]

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This topic has been discussed a lot, but Scott Lowe's posts here and here shows that the argument still has life.  More importantly, some of the new hardware being released (Cisco UCS, HP ProLiant G7, etc…) is creating tension between the desire to conserve capital, and mitigate risk, especially with virtualization in […]

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Hello everyone!  My name is Brett Impens (a.k.a Jeramiah’s favorite VMware Ninja).  Today I would like to share with you how we pulled the data from vCenter to support our thin provisioning analysis.

There are a few ways to get the data you need to determine how much storage […]

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On March 12, 2010 By

Man, this has been one of those weeks where there's so much out there to comment on, that it's hard to keep up.  Rather than try to put together a full post about each of them, I'll point out the stuff I've read and try to put some context on them from a service provider […]

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As a follow up to my post yesterday (this morning, whatever…) about disk sizing, we came across some interesting data I wanted to share. 

I want to preface this post with an admission: I am crazy about data.  The bigger the pile the better.  I love digging through a mountain of seemingly unrelated information […]

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Disk Sizing Dilemma

On March 3, 2010 By

My company offers a number of different "enterprise cloud" product for our customers, and one of them is a Hosted VM offering.  Customers can choose the level of availability and SLA they want (from 99%, Non-HA to 100%, FT-protected), they get an included amount of VPU, RAM and production storage and then they can build […]

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From both a personal and professional standpoint I'm a big fan of VMware as a company and a partner.  My company enjoys a significant partnership with Microsoft as well (which I think most hosting/service providers almost have to have these days, don't they?) but VMware has managed to stay ahead of the curve on the […]

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PEX2010 Impressions

On February 14, 2010 By

I finally got one of my senior executives out to a VMware event, and we had a fantastic week.  I've spent the last few hours working on an Executive Briefing for my employer for Monday, so I thought I'd jump over here and give my impressions of the event.

First off, you just can't beat Vegas […]

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