VMware heeft wat leesvoer uitgegeven voor het weekend.

Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring

VMware® High Availability (VMware HA) monitors your virtual infrastructure for ESX Server host failures and restarts virtual machines that are interrupted by those failures on alternate hosts. Starting with ESX Server 3.5, VMware HA can also detect and handle the failures of individual virtual machines and respond appropriately based on your specifications.
With this additional functionality, called Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring, VMware HA deals with both host operating system and guest operating system failures.

Download de whitepaper hier: vi3_35_25_vmha.pdf


Firewall Configurations for Backup Clients on ESX Server 3

This document provides information about how to configure connections between different backup software products and VMware® ESX Server 3 hosts. The document explains how to open predefined firewall ports for supported backup products and how to open specific ports from a command line. If the backup product you use requires additional configuration changes to work with ESX Server 3, the document describes any specific steps you need to perform.

Download de whitepaper hier: vi3_35_25_vcb_firewalls.pdf


Round-Robin Load Balancing

VMware® ESX Server 3.5 and ESX Server 3i version 3.5 enhance ESX Server native multipathing by providing experimental support for round‐robin load balancing. This technical note explains how round‐robin load balancing works and how to set it.

Download de whitepaper hier: vi3_35_25_roundrobin.pdf


Configuring and Troubleshooting N-Port ID Virtualization

N‐Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) is an ANSI T11 standard that describes how a single Fibre Channel HBA port can register with the fabric using several worldwide port names (WWPNs). This allows a fabric‐attached N‐port to claim multiple fabric addresses. Each address appears as a unique entity on the Fibre Channel fabric.
The primary source of information on configuring NPIV in a VMware Infrastructure 3 environment is the Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide, available on the VMware Web site.
This technical note provides additional details about certain specific NPIV configurations and information on diagnostic techniques that may be helpful as you configure NPIV. It also includes information to help you understand error messages that may appear as you are working with NPIV in a VMware Infrastructure environment.

Download de whitepaper hier: vi3_35_25_npiv_config.pdf


Enabling NetFlow on Virtual Switches

NetFlow is a general networking tool with multiple uses, including network monitoring and profiling, billing, intrusion detection and prevention, networking forensics, and SOX compliance. NetFlow sends aggregated networking flow data to a third‐party collector (an appliance or server). The collector and analyzer report on various information such as the current top flows consuming the most bandwidth in a particular virtual switch, which IP addresses are behaving irregularly, and the number of bytes a particular virtual machine has sent and received in the past 24 hours.

Download de whitepaper hier: vi3_35_25_netflow.pdf


VMware OVF Tool

The Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) is a virtual machine distribution format that supports sharing virtual machines between products and organizations. The format facilitates the use of virtual appliances, which are preconfigured virtual machines that package applications with the operating system they require. Because OVF runs on multiple platforms, a virtual appliance is ready to run without significant additional configuration.

Download de whitepaper hier: ovf_tool.pdf


One thought on “VMware: New Whitepapers

  1. Enabling NetFlow on Virtual Switches is nice new feauture to test. We have Fluke RA appliance at work and I will test this. New lab is being ordered with Dell server 16GB each with VI3.5.

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