In this post, we will discuss about using single or multiple vNICS on a VM and vmkernel networking CPU threads to optimize transmission rate of VM traffic. We can create a VM with single vNIC or multiple vNICs depending upon operational requirements. Using multiple vNICS on a VM could be for different types of traffic … Continue reading How to optimize Virtual machine vNIC transmit (Tx) performance?
Here is another instalment in this series. In my last post Part2: Virtual Switches, we discussed about switch types in vSphere. Now with this post we are entering into switch configurations and policies. Before I talk about these settings and policies in detail individually in later posts, in this post, first of all we will … Continue reading Uncovering Virtual Networking Part-3: Policy inheritance
In this post we will see, what is cloud account in vROPS and how to setup cloud account for vSphere solution. The vSphere solution allows vROPS to connect to one or more vCenter Server instances. This is pretty much the starting point when configuring vROPS installation to collect data. Once connected to vCenter Server instance, vROPS collects data and … Continue reading vROPS 8.x: Configuring vSphere Solution Cloud Account
As discussed in previous post Part-1: Basics, we have two types of switches that are available in vSphere i.e. Standard switch and Distributed switch. So in this post we will explore these switch types. But before we do that, let's dive into basics of switches in virtual architecture first. What is a virtual switch? A … Continue reading Uncovering Virtual Networking Part-2: Virtual Switches
Welcome everyone to this series on vSphere virtual networking. This is going to be a long series due to the vast scope of configuration In this series, we will explore concepts related to vSphere virtual net possibilities in vSphere virtual networking. The reason of doing this series is basically to let everyone (specially beginners) understand … Continue reading Uncovering vSphere virtual networking Part-1: Basics
Just think about your patch management process. You may need to reboot your ESXi hosts during the process. Host reboots may not be performed frequently and not all patches require host to be rebooted. However, when activities such as critical patch or driver installation are performed, we may have to reboot the host. Now the … Continue reading What is ESXi Quick Boot?
We will discuss about VMFS filesystem and VMFS locking mechanisms in this post along with VMFS 5 and VMFS 6 characteristics in vSphere 7. Also we will discuss VMFS upgrade possibilities from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6. VMFS 5 VMFS 5 and 6 do share most of the characteristics except few like sub block sizes,drives. … Continue reading VMFS 5/6 and VMFS locking