Tag Archive: vSphere cluster

VMware stretched cluster and VM swap file placement

A few days ago i came across a VMware vSphere, version 5.5, stretched cluster implementation that caught my attention. Background My customer uses the following setup: 8 ESXi version 5.5 hosts. 4 placed in Datacenter01 and 4 placed in Datacenter02 2 Storage systems. 1 storage node placed in Datacenter01 and 1 storage node placed in Datacenter02 …

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SMB vCloud Director design challenge – number of licenses

I have previously written about a vCloud Director (vCD) implementation where the vCD based VMs must coexists with traditional vSphere based VMs in the same vSphere cluster, post available here. A few days ago one customer added an even more interesting parameter to such a solution. The customer has an existing vSphere environment, running both …

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vCloud Director implementation for small businesses

So this will be the first blog post where i discuss an architectural challenge. Several vCloud Director implementations i have conducted in Sweden lately has been for small businesses or at least including small virtual environments. Some of the customer requirements included in my last project were: 4 ESXi hosts available. Run vCloud Director based …

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