Tag Archives: vSphere5

vSphere5 – Storage – import a 4TB LUN

With vSphere5 you can format 64TB LUNs with VMFS5, but you are still limited to 2TB VMDK files. [note that a new VMFS5 datastore has a 1MB block size and 2TB VMDK max, breaking away from the old 1/2/4/8 = … Continue reading

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Are you thin, thick or just lazy?

vSphere 5 is almost upon us and I’ll try to start throwing out nuggets (now that I’ve learned the Beta NDA is over). One of my favorite tidbits is the new way to create hard drives (VMDKs) for virtual machines. … Continue reading

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vSphere5 Licensing Part6 : (Redux)

So VMware has revised licensing, you can now allocate 96GB or RAM to VMs per EnterprisePlus license, 64 for Enterprise and 32/CPU license for all other levels. It’s been confirmed you can also manage multiple vSphere license levels from one … Continue reading

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vSphere5 Licensing: Part 5 (Solution)

So VMware has caused considerable consternation and gnashing of teeth over their new licensing structure. (see Twitter and other places I listed before)

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vSphere5 Licensing: Part 4 (add-on)

Blog post in two parts, a review of licensing in vSphere5 and then the point of the post regarding the mechanisms of adding additional licensing to a vSphere5 server.

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