A number of VMware related links since VMworld was this week. Don’t expect that every week.
Multiple Hop FCoE 101
Ivan Pepelnjak gives the 101 on FCoE. If you do any data center work you need to know this. As time goes on converged I/O will be very important to you.
Nikonrumors.com site taken down for too much usage.
The owner of the site had tickets open with MediaTemple on performance issues and was apparently paying based on CPU usage but without warning they pulled the plug on his site as it get too busy for them. Do your disaster plans rely on the “cloud” being up? Because some times it goes down, better plan for that in your enterprise.
While I have no desire to ever do this reading Chris’s post about his VCDX journey is worth reading to keep up with what the guys who attach to our networks are doing for expert level certifications.
vShield – Security, Load Balancing, etc from VMware
Need to read up on this more personally. Lots of traditional tasks of the network team keep moving to the server team.
CIsco VSG for 1000v
More VMware security, this time all Cisco. With this you can define firewall policy at a per VM level which of course follows the VM when it vMotions. I need to read up on this a lot more.
vSphere for the iPad
Can you imagine your server guys sitting on beach with a 3G iPad kicking off a vMotion? It might happen soon.