Category Archives: DR

Disaster Recovery and VMware, Pre-SRM

A new customer asked me today if I had any experience with Disaster Recovery, and if I was familiar with VMware’s Site Recovery Manager product.  My Sales Associate said “Of course he knows it, He invented SRM”.  I had to … Continue reading

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Recover a VM from the vm–flat.vmdk file

Last week I was onsite with a new customer, spending some time familiarizing myself with their existing infrastructure.  They are running vSphere 4.1 on Dell servers and EqualLogic storage.  While the hardware layout was solid and installed well, it quickly … Continue reading

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DRaaS? The way of things to come

My week here at VMWorld 2011 has been quite hectic. With the recent release of vSphere 5, SRM 5, View 5, and all of the other Cloud offerings from VMware, it has been a whirlwind of activity. As I fly … Continue reading

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Every dedupe rose has some thorns

I recently had a customer ask me about migrating backup data out of an old Data Domain appliance.  As this sort of question has come up before, I will share my thoughts with the rest of you as well. First … Continue reading

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Lights Out

A customer recently asked me about power outages, and what she could do to prepare her virtual infrastructure for fluctuations in the power grid.  It is an interesting topic, as not everyone can afford generated power for the datacenter.  Most … Continue reading

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