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Cleaning up “Already used” desktops in VMware View

The “Already used” error is a common problem that exists with using floating (non-persistent) desktops in a completely stateless way (i.e you have assigned the pool desktops to refresh on log-off) However, a user can (in some circumstances) shutdown or reset … Continue reading

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Running Veeam Backup 5 in a VM

One of the best features of most modern virtual backup products, is that they support the vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP), including change block tracking (CBT) and hot-add. More here on VADP: kb.vmware.com/kb/1021175 To take advantage of the vSphere hot-add ability, the … Continue reading

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Running XenServer 5.6 on VMware Workstation

With XenServer 5.6 just released, it was time to fire it up inside my virtual lab at home. VMware Workstation 7.1 makes a great performing platform for a virtual XenServer test lab. In my case, I have two virtual XenServer 5.6 instances … Continue reading

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More P4000 G2 IOMeter Benchmarking (with vSphere RoundRobin tweak)

Here we go with some more IOMeter madness. This time using a much debated vSphere round-robin tweak. This debate has gone on in the blogosphere in recent weeks about the number of IOPS per path tweak that can be changed from the ESX command line. The … Continue reading

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HP P4000 G2 IOMeter Performance

Some quick benchmarks on a three node P4500 G2 cluster, with twelve 450GB 15K SAS drives in each node. All running SAN/iQ 8.5 The Setup: Windows Server 2003 R2 VM Guest (Single vCPU, 2GB RAM) with a virtual disk on … Continue reading

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