How to Right Size your VMFS Datastores in vSphere?

As of time of writing this article we have lots of information on the datastore sizing especially for VMFS. This hasn’t changed too much with new versions of VMFS and if you have taken into account a good buffer of slack space (Usually vary between 20%-30% per VMFS) you should Continue Reading →

Calculating VMware HA % Based Admission Control Policy

With vSphere 4.0, VMware introduced the ability to specify a percentage next to a number of host failures and a designated failover host. This was a single value for CPU and memory. With vSphere 5.0, this has changed as it is now possible to select different percentages for CPU and Continue Reading →

Latest VMware Resources on vCloud Suite 5.1

With the new vCloud suite 5.1 VMware have been doing very good on making sure that people are enabled on the new Cloud stack through lot of really useful information/trainings for free. Let’s see what is out there which can be referenced when working with the new Cloud stack or Continue Reading →

Storage Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud

One of the most complex and poorly designed portion of the Virtualization infrastructure is storage , historically we have seen that most of the issues faced with the Virtual infrastructure is in the Network and Storage not actually a problem with the hypervizor itself. Saying that your Virtual infrastructure is Continue Reading →

End User Computing and Business Critical Apps Best Practices

I have updated the sections on the End User Computing and the Business Critical Applications best practices. End User Computing is redefining how we access computers and data , this is extremely important in the current scenario of proliferation of new handheld devices and VDI computing requirements.The EUC technology has Continue Reading →

Performance Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud

I have added content to the Performance page today. We know how important is performance from the perspective of the end users , when there is a new Virtualization or Cloud design project one of the most important aspect is to design it considering the best practices which gives maximum Continue Reading →