All posts for the month December, 2010

Design VMware FT Network, active/active or active/passive

I recently had a design discussion about the best way to configure the VMware Fault Tolerance Logging network. During the discussion we quickly established that you want to assure redundancy for the VMware FT Logging network. The most interesting part of the discussion was how to configure the vSwitch dedicated for FT traffic.

VMware vCenter Port 80 invalid or already in use

While installing VMware vCenter 4.x with Microsoft SQL 2008 (R2) installed on the same system you might get the following error message: The following port numbers are either invalid or already in use. VMware VirtualCenter HTTP Port: 80 By default vCenter wants to use port 80 for the HTTP service and using the netstat command you […]

BIOS settings in a VMware ESX(i)/vSphere Environment

Over the last period I’ve noticed that a lot of customers aren’t aware of BIOS settings that can be changed as a best practice for VMware ESX(i)/vSphere environments. In this article I want to outline some of these best practices specifically based on HP Hardware, but feature-like options are available within other vendors as well. […]