vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform – VMworld 2015

A great start to VMworld 2015 Europe today. Lots of big announcements but one I wanted mention was  vSphere Integrated Containers and the new Photon Platform. These two new products will allow companies to build and run applications inside containers. Containers are becoming an increasingly popular technology in the developer world and provide an alternative... Continue Reading →

Enable 3D Support checkbox greyed out for Windows Server 2012

I came across an issue where the Vmware tools on my Server 2012 File server stopped working, after I enabled 3-D acceleration everything worked as normal. Please note this should only be done if the 3D support Icon is grayed out. Enabling Accelerated 3-D for a Virtual Machine: To enable a virtual machine for accelerated 3-D Add the... Continue Reading →

Vmware Fix for Server 2012 Virtual machines running on ESXI 5.0

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 is listed as Tech Preview support for ESXi 5.0 Update 1 in the Guest OS compatibility guide. For more information on the Tech Preview support level, see Understanding guest operating system support levels (2015161). Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 is fully supported for ESXi 5.1. For more information, see What’s New... Continue Reading →

System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide

This IDP guide outlines the business and hardware requirements for optimising the design of Virtual Machine Manger.  This includes Managing virtualization, integration with Operations Manager , and the number, size, and placement of the VMM servers. Click here to Download 

ISCSI SAN Solutions

Over the last 6 weeks I have been looking at how I could reduce the costs when adding corporate storage. Storage seems to be one of the biggest IT expenditures a business has to invest in and for academic institutes it's not always possible because of the funding implications. I have been working with HP's Lefhand G1/2 P4000 SAN in a Raid 10... Continue Reading →

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