In this article VMware expert Tom Finnis continues his evaluation of vSphere4 with a look at the new Data Recovery feature. This adds a comprehensive disaster recovery solution to the vSphere suite, providing full and incremental Virtual Machine backups all managed via a vCenter plugin. Read on to learn more….
Tom Finnis explains how to configure the Data Recovery appliance, schedule backups and restore a virtual machine from a backup. Also covered are advanced features such as VSS integrated file level backups and data de-duplication.
Whether you’re planning on virtualizing the majority of your existing servers or just using it as part of your infrastructure, vSphere4 represents a major investment for most SME IT managers. This article is aimed at helping you plan for implementing your own vSphere4 Infrastructure, from meeting system requirements to choosing appropriate licensing options, and all options in between.
In this latest article in his series on vSphere4 Tom Finnis explains one of the less publicised new features in ESXi4 – VMDirectPath; which allows host PCI & PCIe devices to be passed through to the virtual machine.
VMware has recently replaced their entire Virtual Infrastructure virtualization product suite with vSphere 4. Read on to find out why all IT Admins should be considering a vSphere 4 deployment in their future.
In this article, Virtualization Expert (VCP) Gabrie van Zanten covers how to model changes to your VMware virtual infrastructure and test those planned changes before implementation by using VKernel Modeler.