Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
If you’ve been following my install guide series for ProSphere 1.7 you know that we have already installed the ProSphere vApp, we setup the discovery of the the VNX and in my last blog, we setup the discovery of the VMware Infrastructure. The next step is to add in the fabric switch information. In […]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
Hopefully you had a chance to review my “How to install ProSphere” blog post and are now ready to continue adding more discovery objects into ProSphere to get a larger overview of your environment. The next object we will be adding is our VMware vSphere infrastructure. This will get us one step closer to […]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by vTexan.
<Update May 21st ProSphere was updated to 2.0, the install is still the same) <Updated Jan 14th to include links to setting up VMware with ProSphere, and Cisco Switches – links at the bottom> In December, the Storage Resource Management Suite was updated and with that came ProSphere 1.7. If you are not familiar with […]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by vTexan.
From time to time I’ve needed to get Solutions Enabler setup for various different reasons, on various different lab environments, as well as helping customers get this setup for things like VASA and ProSphere. I figured I might as well document it and publish it so that in another 3 months, when I need […]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by vTexan.
Hopefully you read my blog post around IT Transformation. If you recall, the whole movement around IT Transformation is the understanding that various companies’ differentiated value is coming more and more from their customer facing Applications. Because of this, more and more attention needs to be focused on these applications. This is driving the […]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by vTexan.
One of the things that drove me to social media (Twitter+Blogging+Facebook+Linkedin etc) was a desire to share with the community, good, bad or indifferent, but sharing none-the less. It’s probably a lot of the same reasons others gravitated towards this medium. It’s not for everyone, but for those that embrace it, they can certainly […]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by vTexan.
Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way. This is pretty true when describing trends in IT over the last few years. Every week, IT groups battle for relevancy within the organization they support. Ever heard the running joke that IT puts the “NO” in innovation? Being able to respond quickly to […]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by vTexan.
The final installment of my VSI Install Guide Series is our Path Management Plugin. This is another free plugin that allows you to set, or change global multiplathing settings in your VMware vSphere environment as it relates to connecting to EMC storage solutions. If you’ve kept up with my other guides I took you […]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by vTexan.
HOT off the presses !! EMC just released today a new whitepaper called “Sizing EMC VNX Series for VDI Workloads” <Click here to download if you don’t have a Powerlink Account> that goes into some GREAT detail on how to properly understand some of the metrics you need to pay attention to when designing Virtual […]
Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by vTexan.
<Updated Aug 22> Hot off the presses – in the immortal words of Barney Stinson ! This years VMword HoL is indeed going to be legendary !! For those of you that have been to VMworlds in the past, you understand the value of the VMware HoL. In most cases, you schedule your sessions […]
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