VMworld: Cloud-Initiative für virtuelle Zentren

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Feb 272009
 

heise online – 26.02.09 – VMworld: Cloud-Initiative für virtuelle Zentren

Vmwares vCloud
Konkretes zum Cloud Computing legte VMware auf den Tisch. Zur vCloud-Initiative haben sich inzwischen rund 35 Partner zusammengefunden, unter denen eine Reihe namhafter aus der IT- und Telko-Branche zu finden sind wie die British Telekom, Cisco, Dell, EMC, F5, Fujitsu-Siemens, Intel, NEC, Netapp, Siemens, Sun Microsystems und T-Systems.

Auf Grundlage ihrer vMotion-Technik, die das Verlagern virtueller Systeme im Rechnerverbund erlaubt, wollen die Entwickler bei VMware „Long Distance vMotion“ realisieren. Damit wären Betreiber in der Lage, komplette Datacenter im laufenden Betrieb von einem an einen anderen Ort umziehen zu lassen.

Auf der administrativen Seite soll es ein vCloud-Plug-in für vCenter geben. Verantwortliche können dann mit dem vCenter Server nicht nur mehrere Datacenter, sondern auch mehrere Clouds verwalten und überwachen. Außerdem wären sie in der Lage, eine VM bei Bedarf per Drag & Drop von ihrem Standort in eine Cloud zu verschieben.

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VMworld: Technische Details zu VMwares vSphere

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Feb 272009
 

heise online – 25.02.09 – VMworld: Technische Details zu VMwares vSphere

Module des Virtual Data Center OS von VMware
VMwares CTO Stephen Herrod stellte in seinem Vortrag auf der VMworld zahlreiche neue technische Details vor:

vCompute, Teil des Virtual Datacenter OS, setzt für virtuelle Maschinen (VM) in der vSphere – bis dato Virtual Infrastructure (VI) – neue Maßstäbe: eine VM kann mit bis zu acht virtuellen CPUs und 256 GByte Hauptspeicher ausgestattet sein. Im vStorage, der zweiten Kernstruktur der vSphere, dürfen SAN-Hersteller ihre Produkte via Plug-ins direkt einbinden, sodass die Administratoren Thin-Provisioning-Details (Speicherzuweisung) an einem einzigen Punkt verwalten und konfigurieren können.

Für das vNetwork stellte Herrod den Distributed Switch vor – einen transparenten Switch, der sich über die ESX Server legt und sie als eine einheitliche Struktur für die Netzdienste darstellt. Andere Hersteller können dessen Funktionen erweitern, indem sie mit eigenen Plug-ins andocken. Als Beispiel nannte Herrod das vielbeachtete Switch-Plug-in Nexus 1000V von Cisco.

Anwender können Policies auf ihre VMs anwenden, etwa um spezielle Regeln für Verfügbarkeit, Sicherheit oder SLAs (Service Level Agreements) zu definieren.

Zur Availability stellt VMware ein lang erwartetes Mittel gegen Hardware-Desaster in hochverfügbaren Umgebungen vor: VMware Fault Tolerance. Es repliziert eine virtuelle Maschine im laufenden Betrieb auf einen anderen ESX Server. Die replizierte VM führt zeitgleich dieselben Instruktionen aus, ein Verfahren, das von physischen Systemen wie den ftServern von Bull oder Stratus her bekannt ist.

Hinter vShield Zones für den Sicherheitsbereich verbirgt sich die virtuelle Firewall-Appliance-Technik, die sich VMware im Oktober 2008 durch die Übernahme von Blue Lane einverleibt hatte. Man kann Sicherheitszonen für eine virtuelle Maschine anlegen, die gelten, wo auch immer diese gerade läuft. Insbesondere für Systeme, die üblicherweise in einer DMZ oder besonders gesicherten Netzwerkumgebung stehen, eine feine Sache.

Beim vCenter kam ein lange Zeit von Anwendern kritisierter Missstand zur Sprache: Der Single Point of Failure. Ein neues Feature namens vCenter Server Heartbeat schließt diese Lücke: Ein passiver vCenter Server kann beim Ausfallen des aktiven sofort einspringen. Auf einen weiteren Kritikpunkt hat VMware ebenfalls reagiert: Mit vCenter Host Profiles lassen sich Hardware-Einstellungen des physischen Servers im vCenter Server global konfigurieren. Auf Knopfdruck kann man diese Einstellungen auf neue ESX Server übertragen.

Die neuen Versionen der Module von vSphere sollen noch in diesem Jahr verfügbar sein, einen großen Teil hatte VMware bereits auf der vorigen VMworld in Las Vegas im September 2008 als „ready“ gekennzeichnet (siehe Bild)

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vmLIVE – Partner University Revealed

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Feb 252009
 

VMware is revealing its new look and feel for the partner training portal called Partner University. Come learn how training is made easier by creating Role Based Training Plans which includes accreditation, certifications, and continuing education. We’ll have up to date news and information on products, programs, and services to help you better your business with VMware.

February 24: 8:30 AM PST / 11:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM GMT
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February 25: 09:30 SST / 10:30 JST / 12:30 AEST
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HP ProLiant is Highest Performing Server in Latest VMmark Comparison

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Feb 252009
 

HP ProLiant servers earned best overall virtual performance on 2P VMmark benchmark.   The HP ProLiant DL385 G5p delivered the best 2P performance overall for virtualization with its latest record of 11.28 @ 8 tiles, while the HP ProLiant BL495c G5 was the best 2P blade with a result of 11.23 @ 8 tiles. 

See the test results.

The VMware VMmark benchmark is intended to measure the performance of virtualized servers on a system under test (SUT) so customers can compare the capabilities of different platforms for virtualization. VMmark represents the performance of virtual machines within a server running VMware ESX and a set combination of operating systems and specially tuned applications reflecting a typical datacenter environment. 

Get more information on VMware VMmark. 


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vmLIVE: VMware Partner Exchange Prepares Partners for Success in 2009

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Feb 252009
 

Don’t miss VMware Partner Exchange 2009, our conference dedicated to the unique needs of our partners! In today’s economy, businesses are reconsidering IT budgets and refocusing spending toward virtualization as both a strategic investment and a proven way to reduce costs. VMware Partner Exchange is designed to enable our partners to address their customers’ virtualization needs. Attend this session to learn how this event will prepare our partners for success in today's economy. As an added bonus, all attendees will automatically be entered to win a free iPod!

February 23: 8:30 AM PST / 11:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM GMT
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VMware Consolidated Backup fails with following a 554 PROXY service vpxa-nfc not found error (1003984)

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Feb 252009
 

VMware Consolidated Backup fails with following a 554 PROXY service vpxa-nfc not found error (1003984)

. VMware Consolidated Backup . VMware ESX . VMware VirtualCenter . VMware Consolidated Backup 1.0.x . VMware ESX 3.0.x . VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.x…

      
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VMware Converter agent fails to install due to a connection error (1001344)

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Feb 252009
 

VMware Converter agent fails to install due to a connection error (1001344)

· Connection and installation of the VMware Converter agent fails to a physical server or running virtual machine · You receive the following errors: · Failed to connect to…

      
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Dedicating specific NICs to portgroups while maintaining NIC teaming and failover for the vSwitch (1002722)

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Feb 252009
 

Dedicating specific NICs to portgroups while maintaining NIC teaming and failover for the vSwitch (1002722)

The following describes ESX supported NIC team policy: ESX 3.x supports the combination of multiple physical network adapters (vmnics) into…

      
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VMware vExpert Awards

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Feb 252009
 

VMware vExpert Awards

Congratulations and thank you to all our newly minted VMware vExperts. Email went out tonight informing around 300 hard-working bloggers, user group leaders, and virtualization evangelists of all types that they had received a VMware vExpert Award. VMware vExperts were chosen on the basis of the contributions they had made to the community of VMware and virutaliztion users in 2008.

We are not publishing a list of the awardees right now. There will be a public vExpert Directory where the award winners will be able to publish a professional profile.

This is an amazing group of people. The amount of intelligence, experience, and energy in the entire list of nominees was humbling. I’m grateful that they have such passion around this paradigm-changing technology. A big THANK YOU from everybody here at VMware to everyone who applied.

Choosing the final list was challenging, but we had a limited number of awards. There were highly qualified candidates who were either: (1) deeply experienced VMware experts, but without as much demonstrated or organized community contribution as others — we need to come up with an award for these guys! (2) great bloggers who just recently started — we hope they’ll keep it up and join us next year; and (3) early adopters with valuable contributions, but before 2008 — and I hope they’ll be able to join us next year as well.

I’m sure we forgot somebody, and I’m going to kick myself when we figure out who. I’m happy to chat with anybody about the process or what you can do to increase your chances next year. (jtroyer@vmware) The online and offline communities have just exploded this year, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

I’m honored to be working with all the vExperts this year. My goal is to help them where I can, make them all more successful in their virtualization efforts, and with a little luck get them big promotions and raises. For those of us not on the vExpert list, I hope we’ll be rewarded with deeper blog posts and white papers, more informed and interesting user groups, and amazing new tools.

Community contributions often happen outside of work, and not everybody can spend their nights and weekends telling people why virtualization is so cool. Thanks again for all the hard work and long hours you put in. It’s going to be a great, great year.

–John Troyer
VMware Communities Outreach and
VMware vExpert Program Manager

      
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Invalid Access Mode specified in Endpoint: httpandHttps (1008702)

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Feb 252009
 

Invalid Access Mode specified in Endpoint: httpandHttps (1008702)

· VirtualCenter Server service does not start. · The .vpxd log file contains an error: [2009-02-17 13:26:28.557 ‚App‘ 3412 error] [VpxdReverseProxy] Invalid Access Mode specified in…

      
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Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products (1008524)

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Feb 252009
 

Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products (1008524)

VMware technicians request the diagnostic information from you when a support request is addressed. This diagnostic information contains product specific logs and configuration files…

      
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Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Virtual Consolidated Backup 1.5 (1006784)

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Feb 252009
 

Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Virtual Consolidated Backup 1.5 (1006784)

VMware Technical Support routinely request diagnostic information from you when a support request is handled. This diagnostic information contains product specific…

      
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Uploading diagnostic information to VMware (1008525)

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Feb 252009
 

Uploading diagnostic information to VMware (1008525)

  VMware technical support uses a set of diagnostic information obtained from our products when addressing a support request. This diagnostic information contains product specific logs and…

      
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Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Fusion (1003894)

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Feb 252009
 

Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Fusion (1003894)

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Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Server (1008254)

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Feb 252009
 

Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Server (1008254)

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