Category Archives: VMware

Summary: High performance Splunk with VMware on top of EMC ScaleIO and Isilon

I recently did a project involving several moving parts, including Splunk, VMware vSphere, Cisco UCS servers, EMC XtremSF cards, ScaleIO and Isilon. The project goal was to verify the functionality and performance of EMC storage together with Splunk. The results of … Continue reading

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Add a local vSphere ESXi user without using the vSphere GUI

So while hacking away at a demo I wanted to create a local user on my vSphere ESXi box, and got frustrated that according to all the documentation out there I had to use the vSphere GUI (or vicfg) to … Continue reading

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Splunk on VMware and EMC ScaleIO – A quick index performance test

The last few weeks I’ve been getting acquainted with Splunk, a powerful tool for searching, analysing and visualising logs and events that happen in your infrastructure, live application performance and any type of machine generated data. I read the performance blog … Continue reading

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Microsoft SQL server testing with ScaleIO on VMware

What ScaleIO is and how it works has been covered in earlier blog posts here, here, here and here, and this post is a follow-up with some of the performance testing we did with Microsoft SQL server on top of … Continue reading

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Increasing and measuring the performance of your ScaleIO environment

This post is a followup to the ScaleIO how to posts that have been posted here and here. Now that you have your ScaleIO environment up and running after following the posts above, of course you want to see what … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 2

To continue our setup of ScaleIO, we’ll need to go through the full installation using the files and scripts you’ve already copied over to the ScaleIO VMs in the previous part of this how to. There are two common ways … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 1

About a week ago, ScaleIO 1.2 was released and it’s been very well received by existing customers and curious newcomers. If you are of the latter, I think you’ll like this post as we’ll go through how to install ScaleIO … Continue reading

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco and Barcelona – all in one post!

This is the first year where I’ve attended both VMworld conferences, and my first over the US. There are a lot of similarities, and a lot of differences. I’ve gotten the question many times during the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Help! There’s a yellow elephant in my server room!

That could be what’s on an admin’s mind during their first try to deploy Hadoop. It’s not necessarily that hard to install, but to understand how to scale it and how to work with it you need to put some … Continue reading

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VMware View Failover Automation – Solved!

Last week I spent some time talking to a partner, ByteLife, about a solution that they’ve created for a customer. The customer needed an automated failover solution for their VMware View environment and this is the story on how they … Continue reading

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