Understanding Application Layering

Application Virtualization Application delivery plays a very crucial role in successful deployment of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Most of the time organizations underestimate the number of applications used by end users and number of desktop configuration variant required based on use cases. To expedite VDI POC, sometimes organizations choose...
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Updating VMware Virtual SAN HCL database offline

VMware offers certified compatibility guides which list System, I/O, Storage/SAN and Backup compatibility with VMware Infrastructure and previous versions of VMware ESX Server. VSAN Health Check leverage VMware Compatibility Guide database for various health checks stored on vCenter Server in place of VMware website. VMware ships a copy...
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VMware VSAN Network Design consideration

VMware Virtual SAN is a distributed shared storage solution that enables the rapid provisioning of storage within VMware vCenter. As Virtual SAN is a distributed shared storage, it is very much dependent on correctly configured network for Virtual Machines I/O and for communication between Virtual SAN Cluster nodes. ...
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Configuring iSCSI Target in Windows server 2016

In one of my previous post we discussed on the steps to configure Windows Server 2016 as an iSCSI Server. To access LUN created on iSCSI Storage system it is required to configure iSCSI targets on the servers where the iSCSI LUN should be accessible. iSCSI targets are...
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Configuring Windows Server 2016 as iSCSI Server

In this post I’m going to show the steps to install and configure iSCSI Server in Windows Server 2016. iSCSI ( Internet Small Computer System Interface) allows to send SCSI command over LAN or WAN. iSCSI devices are disks, tapes, CDs, and other storage devices on another networked...
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New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

This post briefs the new and changed functionality of Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 Server Technical Preview. Hyper-V 2016 will bring lots of new functionality and enhancements that will improve your data center and solve some of the limitations you might be...
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Deploying EMC vVNX Community Edition

Virtual VNX (vVNX) is a software stack that provides many VNX features. vVNX Community Edition is a freely downloadable  virtual storage appliance (VSA), that can be downloaded onto ESX 5 or 6 servers, to run a software-defined unified VNX array. Once installed, you can leverage the vVNX vApp...
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Installing VCSA 6.0 on VMware Workstation

If you want to run vCenter Server Appliance from vSphere 6 in VMware Workstation than the standard guided installation process won’t work. In this post we will be covering the process of deploying VCSA in VMware Workstation. Process for deploying VCSA 6.0 in VMware Workstation Post download, Extract...
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