Veeam Availability Suite 8 Released

Yesterday Veeam released there newest version of there Veeam Backup and Replicator 8 and VeeamOne 8. Whats new: Failover Plans Replication from backup Backup IO Control Snapshot Hunter Integration to NetApp storage Explorer for AD Explorer for SQL End-to-end encryption Cloud Connect And Many more See the Veeam whats new guide here for more and details: http://veeampdf.s3.amazonaws.com/new/veeam_backup_8_whats_new_en.pdf and […]

New Fling from VMware

There is a new fling from VMware, this one is very nice for troubleshooting, ESXTOP for the vSphere Web Client. This includes the following features: Separate tabs for CPU, memory, network and disk performance statistics Flexible batch output Flexible counter selection Advanced data grid for displaying stats (sortable columns, expandable rows, etc.) Configurable refresh rate […]

HP 3PAR StoreServ VMware Best Practice part 2

I have early blogged about that HP has changed there Best Practice for 3PAR StoreServ, and there i gave the command for changing this on every server https://www.virtual-allan.com/category/hpe/hpe-3par-storeserv, This is nok efficient if you have alot of hosts, so here is the PowerCLI way for changing this on multiple hosts. If you are not using SIOC, then […]

Announcement at VMworld in Barcalona

There have been a number of annoncement at VMword in Barcelona. EVO:RAIL now also delivered from HP and HDS vRealize Automation 6.2 (former vCAC) link to more information: http://www.vladan.fr vRealize Operations 6.0 (former vCOps) link to more information: http://blogs.vmware.com another link: http://www.vladan.fr/vrealize-operation-management-6-0/ ´╗┐vRealize Operations Management Packs link to more information: http://www.vladan.fr/vrealize-operations-management-packs/ vRealize Log insight 2.5 (former VMware vCenter Log Insight) link to more […]

How to disable VMware HA Datastore Heartbeat

I Was asked today how to disable Datastore Heartbeat in a VMware HA cluster. My first response was that this was not possible, but it turns out that there is a workaround. Duncan Epping published a Blog last year about it: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/02/25/how-to-disable-datastore-heartbeating/ But i agree with the comment in the blog, that this is nothing you should do in production. […]

Using PowerCLI in the vSphere Web Client

There is a new tool available at VMware Labs website, that can integrate VMware PowerCLI with the vSphere Web Client, so you can make Reports or actions.  The tool/Plug-in can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/poweractions-for-vsphere-web-client There are also a VMware Blog article about how to use this: http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/poweractions.html looks very Nice, can't wait to try it out.  Share This:

ESXi and Domain Controller HP BladeCenter time with NTP and time drift

I had a customer that just virtualized there last domain controller, this was the PDC, and this was configurered to use NTP: dk.pool.ntp.org, the same was the case for the ESXi hosts. But for some reason the time was drifting about 3-6 minutes every day. After some investigation where we could see that syncing the domain  controller manuelly […]