QNAP TS 451+ and virtual machines – Virtualization Station

Introduction I recently bought a TS 451+ with 4 Hitachi NAS drives for a reasonable price at Sim Lim. Took me a few days to transfer all content from the old to the new box and set up everything the way I like (Plex for LAN media streaming, PhotoStation, iTunes server, the usual suspects). One of […]

Virtualb.eu VMware 6.2 Updates Series 1 – vSphere Key Feature overview


It’s been a little while that VMware announced VSAN 6.2 and I as I was busy I followed the news on the sideline. The well know bloggers madee their mandatory posts. All is good and the product has an awesome new feature set. The usual VMware release cycle I would call it. So now that I had some time on my hands I looked a bit deeper into the well know big features that came out and that were long awaited: deduplication and compression.

From the vTrenches: VMworld Barcelona

[jamiesocial] VMworld Barcelona ole ole! I was just about getting ready for my second day at VMworld Barcelona few weeks ago when I started writing this post. I must say the first day was a complete blast. It was my first VMworld and it was a great experience! My favorite place was the Solutions Exchange […]

Installing VMware vCenter Multi Hypervisor Manager v1.0

Overview Recently VMware converted a little project that started off as a Fling into a full vCenter plugin: vCenter Multi Hypervisor Manager. There wasn’t a lot of marketing buzz around the new plugin and I only noticed it when I downloaded the binaries to upgrade my vCenter server to version 5.1uB. Because of the bet I talked […]

2012: A bet was made…

I think it was mid 2012 when myself and Scott Drummonds from EMC on one of our weekly runs in Mac Ritchie reservoir in Singapore started talking about Microsoft releasing Hyper-V v3 and what the possible impact on the virtualization market could be. The conversation turned towards the co-existence of different hypervisors and thinking out […]

VMware vSphere 5 Memory Management and Monitoring diagram

Found this awesome memory monitoring diagram on the VMware website today. This is what you want handy when troubleshooting memory related performance issues on your vSphere hosts. Good stuff. Good addition to the vReference diagrams for vSphere 5. You can find it here. (And its even free.) This is how it looks:

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