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Lab Manager Tip

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When deploying a large configuration to a new workspace that requires changing the network and possibly resetting the MAC of the assigned NIC, it is beneficial to utilize the Configuration Diagram afterwards to verify all VMs in the configuration are connected to the correct network.

The Configuration Diagram tab is at the top of the current open configuration.


Written by jguidroz

February 10, 2010 at 6:57 am

Posted in VMware

Where is it? It’s got to be here, it just has to be…

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I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and since this is a new year, here is a list of 9 features or changes I would like see.

In no particular order:

9.  When doing a manual VMotion, maintain the current resource pool of the VM.  Only ask for a resource pool if I move the VM to a new cluster. (VMware)

8. Ability to configure one default alarm action to apply to some or all default alarms. (VMware)

7.  Utilize Cisco Nexus 5000 switches as VSMs for Cisco Nexus 1000v deployments. (Cisco)

6.  PowerPath support for QLogic QLE8100 series cards. (EMC; Yes, I know it’s coming, I’m just impatient)

5.  Native Mac VMware vSphere client. (VMware; I’m really reaching with this one)

4.  Removal of PowerPath License Server requirement (EMC)

3.  Port Profiles added to the Cisco Nexus 5000 switches (Cisco)

2.  vCenter Virtual Appliance (VMware)

And last, but probably the most important…..

1.  Ability to migrate templates (VMware)

Drops mic and walks off stage….

Written by jguidroz

February 2, 2010 at 8:24 am

Posted in Networking, Random, VMware