Wednesday, July 4, 2012

vSphere 5.0 - Configuration Maximums

Today I was going through my documents and realised that while preparing for the VCP in Feb 2012. I had created this sheet to test how much i know or how much i remember

This spreadsheet has been designed to help learn the many tables of maximums associated with the key areas of the vSphere 5.0 product. On the right hand side of each Item, enter the value you believe to be correct. If you are correct, the cell will be highlighted in Green, if not it will remain white.

Data has been taken from the VMware official configuration maximums document and is correct as of 02/02/2012. If you prefer to learn from tables of information, please refer to the VMware document. In every sheet there is a hidden column (AZ) with answers which is used for validation of answers

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Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion


Dell announced Monday that it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year.

Quest's products include the Toad database management toolset, Quest One Identity management software, and the SonicWALL and Secureworks products, all of which will be complementary to Dell's portfolio, the companies said in a statement

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

VMware acquiring cloud automation vendor DynamicOps

DynamicOps provides software for running virtualized workloads across different cloud platforms

VMware is acquiring DynamicOps for its heterogenous cloud management offerings as it expands beyond the delivery of software for its own cloud platform.
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Virtual Machine Compression

For some purposes i had to copy the VMs and ship it across for which I wanted to compress the VM files. I have done comparison between 3 different tools for same VMs. I noticed the best Compression Ratio was for 7zip


Original Size 24 GB
7Zip 2.19 GB
WinRar 2.39 GB
PKZIP 2.90 GB