Virtualization made in Austria

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vSphere 5.x Consolidation fails

I got a problem where a VM needs consolidation because of 90 delta files on the datastore. Consolidation is a new feature in vSphere 5.x, which merges all delta file into the base vmdk, althought...

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2012 Review, Happy 2013

It's been a while since my last blog post, but the last month were very stressful. 2012 was an awesome year. I started to blog in January and it wasn't as easy as I...

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VMworld 2012 Europe Day Zero

Finally I have made it to Barcelona. My flight had a 40 minute delay and on Twitter I could read the messages about the public transport strike. Great isn't it? All the Austrian Partner...

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VMworld 2012 US is over.

After one week full of virtualization and in the middle of my vacation, it’s time for a short recap of VMworld 2012 US. The first big announcement was that VMware got rid of the...

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Upgrade to vSphere 5 Update 1 with MSCS

ESXi 5.0 uses a different technique to determine if Raw Device Mapped (RDM) LUNs are used for MSCS cluster devices. During a boot of an ESXi system the storage mid-layer attempts to discover all...