Jul 282009

Sorry for the long hiatus, vacation calls.  Spent 10 days at the beach and now ready to get back at it.

Some new papers came up while I was out.  DPM, Distributed Switches, and Chargeback.

Jul 122009

I’m a huge fan of Data Recovery.  It’s very bare-bones but it does what it sets out to do.  I’m hoping to have a review of Data Recovery completed later this week.  In the mean time, v1.0.1 was released Friday (the releases keep on rolling).  You can download the new version here.

This release is all bug fixes, here’s the list from the release notes:

The following issues have been resolved since the last release of Data Recovery. For a full list of known existing issues, see VMware Data Recovery 1.0 Release Notes. The list of resolved issues below pertains to this release of Data Recovery only. Continue reading »

Jul 112009

Releases are coming fast and furious.  vCenter 2.5 Update 5 was released yesterday.  Most notable is the expansion for more VM’s in an HA cluster.  Here’s the what’s new from the release notes:

Support for High Consolidation in VMware HA Clusters – VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 5 includes significant performance and scalability improvements to VMware HA. Use VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 5 for environments with more than 35 virtual machines per host in an HA cluster.
For information on the ESX Server host settings required for this scalability improvement, see ESX Server host settings required for environments with up to 80 virtual machines per host in an HA Cluster (KB 1012002).

You can download the new version here.

Jul 102009

Although still not supporting vsphere, this release is all bug fixes as stated in the release notes :

View Manager 3.1.1 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues in the previous releases. Refer the Resolved Issues section for more details.

Specifically, this release fixes the disconnect issue seen with the security server in 3.1.  You can download the new release here .

Jul 082009

Some good ones came out last week.  Let’s take a look: