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Join us for the upcoming Baton Rouge VMUG meeting! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!Be sure to visit our new Baton Rouge VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv! Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.
- Our Date with VMware Tech Support – Sridhar V. Kondapalli (KV) and Trey Donovan, Campus Federal Credit Union
- vSphere Design Consideration for Network-Attached Storage – Scott Lowe
- Open Forum with Scott Lowe
Our EMC speaker will be Scott Lowe, an IT professional specializing in virtualization, storage, and servers. Scott’s internet blog is followed by many in the industry for his expertise and insight. He also has published four VMware books. To read more about our EMC speaker, please visit his blog.
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Join us for the upcoming Baton Rouge VMUG meeting! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!
- F5 Presentation: Improving Service Availability, Long Distance VMotions, and VDI
- Customer Experience with 10G
- Roundtable and Attendee Experiences with Single File Recovery
- CMA Presentation: Desktop Virt. for the Rough Environment like Smart Phones
- Kindle Fire giveaway!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Associated Grocers, Inc.
8600 Anselmo Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
So after a week of VMworld 2011 goodness, I think everyone has heard at least a little bit about VMware vCloud Director resources allocation models:
Pay-as-you-go: Resources are committed only when new vApps/VMs are created. Unpredictable resource consumption/utilization/cost. EX: Amazon EC2
Allocation Pool: Only a percentage of the resources are committed. Only a percentage of those resources are guaranteed. Fairly predictable resource consumption/utilization/cost. However, allows for bursting.
Reservation Pool: All of the resources granted to an OrgvDC are committed at the time that the OrgvDC is created. 100% of the cluster resources are guaranteed.
We won’t go into the pros/cons of each of these allocation models in this post. However, I did want to show you some screenshots of what happens when you consume all of the cluster resources — when using Reservation Pools.
Let’s take a look at a standard Reservation Pool model OrgvDC — at the time of creation:
However, now let’s consume the remaining Cluster Resources by creating a new OrgvDC with all the dials set to ’11′
Note: I am going to consume ALL of the remaining vSphere (or cloud) resources. After clicking the [OK] button, all went well — the new “Monster OrgvDC” was created successfully.
Now, Let’s see what happens when I try and create just “1″ more OrgvDC: <Drum Roll>
As you see here, with NO remaining cluster/cloud resources available, vCD WILL NOT allow you to create new OrgvDCs. Kinda makes sense though. Allocation Pool and PAYG models are actually disabled.
If I had actually done the “math” right, I think Reservation Pool models would have been disabled as well. In this particular test, I did have a VERY small amount of resources available, which vCD will let me commit. However, in real life, these settings would pretty much make VMs unusable.
Just as an FYI — Here’s what the Provider vDC [Monitor] tab results show:
This just gives you a look at what vCD does when you consume ALL of the resources when using Reservation Pool models. If you are keeping an eye on things, this should not be a problem — you’ll just need to add additional servers as your demand for capacity grows.
“Be careful with that Reservation Pool, Eugene…”
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- VMware Presents: What’s New with vSphere 5
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Let’s just say first: I VMware vCloud Director ROCKS! I have been using it for about 2 weeks; and, this product is going to make IT administration/automation really easy…
However, here is one of the issues that threw me off when trying to login to my newly created vCloud VM guest:
Problem: I cannot login into the OS (Linux, Windows, etc) of my newly created VMware vCloud guest.
Solution: By default, when a new vCloud Director VM is provisioned, the default “administrator” or “root” user ID is auto-generated by vCloud Director. This is part of the VM guest’s customization settings after provisioning. You can find the new password by choosing the properties on the new guest. Make sure you go to the properties of the VM guest — and not the vApp. See Below:
Hope this helps…