Article in NetworkWorld Magazine

An article that I was interviewed for during VMworld 2008 was just published today in NetworkWorld magazine. Definietely some good reading if your into virtualization as much as I am.


Created on October 22, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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Speaking at VMware Virtualization Forum 2008

Wow, has my schedule really filled up! It all started with VMworld 2008, now it feels like I’m speaking at a conference almost every week! I think I may need to get back into consulting!

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Created on October 20, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Conferences, vForum, VMware.

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Access the ESXi Service Console

Here is a brief write-up on how to access the Service Console of VMware ESXi. As a disclaimer, this should only be done under the direct supervision of a VMware Support Engineer.

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Created on October 20, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESXi 3.5 Tips, VMware.

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Advanced Settings for VMware HA

After discussing the issue(s) about NFS.LockDisable and how those problems may be generated (ie: VMware HA initiation), a few comments came in about VMware HA and how the default settings may not fit their specific needs.

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Created on October 20, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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Common issues with NFS.LockDisable=1

After seeing a mention on Scott Lowe’s blog (blog.scottlowe.org) and on Storage Monkeys Blog (blogs.storagemonkeys.com) I’ve decided to discuss the issue(s) that I’ve came across in regards to disabling NFS Locking with the NFS.LockDisable=1 function.

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Created on October 18, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESX 3.5 Tips, ESXi 3.5 Tips, NetApp, Storage, VMware, VMware HA.

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Speaking at ComputerWorld Virtualization Directions

***UPDATE***
Virtualization Directions was a success, I would like to invite everyone to feel free to listen, you can load the conference by clicking this link.  If you have any questions, please feel free to forward them to me.  My contact information can be found on the About page.

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Created on October 16, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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Speaking at NetApp Accelerate

Update
Sad to hear that NetApp Accelerate has been canceled.  You can definitely tell our economy isn’t doing too good when conferences like these are canceled. You can read the official NetApp statement on the cancellation on their website.

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Created on October 15, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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NFS Datastores and what was their BIG issue…

This all started back about a year ago when I decided to move my datastores from Fibre Channel to NFS. The data was already on a NetApp FAS960c so I was enjoying thin provisioning and snapshots…but I wanted more!

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Created on October 13, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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VMworld 2008

I guess I should start writing about VMworld 2008 and my experiences. I really should have started this while I was there and fresh in my mind. Overall it was a decent show, some good sessions and tons of parties and social mixers to meet people that enjoy virtualization as much as I do.

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Created on September 23, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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Changing the IP of your NFS Datastore

I’ve ran into some issues today trying to change the IP address of my NFS Datastore. Our filer has a nice 10GbE interface that I’m not using, so my thought was to put my hosts into Maintenance Mode one at a time, remove the old datastore and connect the new one…which is essentially the same exact mount but going over a different interface. Boy was I wrong…

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Created on September 13, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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