PernixData FVP 3.0 – Overview and Installation

PernixData has released the new version of his FVP product, a software solution that accelerate workloads by using SSDs and RAM to cache reads and writes, lowering storage latency. What’s New in FVP 3.0: Support for vSphere 6.0 A stand alone HTML5 User Interface Performance and scalability improvements Ability to rename the PRNXMS database Online Read more about PernixData FVP 3.0 – Overview and Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Appliance Installation

Before to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance the Client Integration Plug-in must be installed. Mount the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file, open the vcsa directory and run VMware-ClientIntegrationPlugin-6.0.0.exe. To start the deployment double-click vcsa-setup.html. When the home page opens click Install. Accept the license agreement and click Next. Specify the connection settings of the ESXi Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Appliance Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Windows Installation

To start the vCenter Server Windows installation mount the ISO file and click autorun.exe. The installer has been simplified, there is no more need to choose between simple and custom install. As we’ve seen in a previous post, vCenter Server 6.0 requires a new component called Platform Services Controller. In most of the cases the Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – vCenter Server Windows Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – ESXi Installation

The interactively installation process of ESXi 6.0 has not changed compared to the previous version. Firstly insert the ESXi installer CD/DVD or attach the installer USB flash drive. Boot from the selected device. Select the drive on which install ESXi, in this lab I’m using a VMware Workstation virtual machine. Personally my favourite choice is to use SD Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – ESXi Installation[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – Overview

After months of great expectations, finally VMware has made generally available the new version of its main product. VMware vSphere 6.0 introduces many enhancements widely discussed during the waiting period. vCenter Server: The installation procedure has been simplified, no more separate installers have to be utilized. A new component has been introduced, Platform Services Controller (PSC), that provides a Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – Overview[…]

VMware EVO:RAIL – Hands-On Lab

As many of you already know, VMware provides the possibility to test its products through access to virtual laboratories called Hands-on Labs. I am really interested in HyperConverged solutions so I decided to follow the HOL-SDC-1428 – VMware EVO:RAIL Introduction Training Course. Firstly the EVO:RAIL appliance must be initialized as I summarized in my previous post, VMware EVO:RAIL – Overview. Building EVO:RAIL Read more about VMware EVO:RAIL – Hands-On Lab[…]

PernixData FVP – Administration and Host Extension Module Upgrade

Administration The basic steps to start to use PernixData FVP are the following: Create a Flash Cluster Add Flash Devices Add Virtual Machines or datastores Add the flash devices that will accelerate the workloads. Then associate the virtual machines or the datastores to the FVP Cluster. One of the most important decisions to be taken is which kind of write Read more about PernixData FVP – Administration and Host Extension Module Upgrade[…]

PernixData FVP – Installation

Before install PernixData FVP check the requirements. Supported Hardware: ESXi Hosts Servers : Any server listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide for ESXi 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5 Flash Devices : Any flash device listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide for ESXi 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5 Storage Adapters : Any 4Gbps or higher FC adapter, 1Gbps or Read more about PernixData FVP – Installation[…]

PernixData FVP – Overview

PernixData FVP is a software solution that raises storage performance, provides more IOPS, increases throughput and lowers storage latency. Flash devices across servers are clustered to provide high-speed resources that accelerate reads and writes to shared storage. PernixData hase been founded in 2012 and, in 2013, they announced the first release of FVP. It has grown very rapidly Read more about PernixData FVP – Overview[…]

5nine V2V Easy Converter

Converting a virtual machine is a common task in today’s IT environments. Usually to reduce costs, companies decide to change hypervisor or to use more than one. Recently I was looking for a tool to convert VMware vSphere virtual machines to Microsoft Hyper-V. 5nine V2V Easy Converter performs fast and non-intrusive conversion of VMware Virtual Machines to Read more about 5nine V2V Easy Converter[…]