Monday, May 7, 2012

VMware View 5.1 – What’s New – Storage Features and Whitepapers

With the announcement of View 5.1, a number of enhancements have been made and new whitepapers have been released.
Links Below;
Storage Optimisation
View Storage Accelerator (formerly known as Content Based Read Cache) optimizes storage load and improves performance by caching common image blocks when reading virtual desktop images, helping to reduce overall TCO in VMware View deployments.
Simplified Desktop Management and Deployment
VMware have continued to make advancements on all areas of EUC. Areas like Storage, desktop migrations and large scale management.
Enhanced End-User Experience
Virtual Desktop Provisioning with VAAI
The VMware Reference Architecture for Stateless Virtual Desktops on Local Solid-State Storage with VMware View 5
This document covers architecture for Stateless Virtual Desktop on SSDs.

VMFS Locking Uncovered - vSphere Blog

Finally have time to get something on my blog.

Cormac Hogan from VMware has  a very good blog about VMFS. He starts by general overview on VMFS locking. Which over my time in virtualisation is misunderstood more often than not .

 Areas covered:

  • Heartbeats
  • On-disk Metadata Locks
  • Optimistic Locking
  • VAAI ATS (Atomic Test & Set)

The link below.