Category Archives: Storage

Nested vSphere Lab in VMware Workstation – Faster/Affordable/Portable Storage Alternative

Pre-lab days Before I had access to a lab, it was difficult to test nested vSphere configurations due the performance. With vSphere 4.1, I could run nested ESXi hosts on VMware Workstation, but there was always one bottleneck.  Much like many enterprise environments, I was constrained by my storage. Running VMware Workstation on top of… Read More »

VMworld 2011 v0dgeball – More than a game (to me)

vOdgeball? What the heck is that? At VMworld 2010, the tradition of a the VMworld vOdgeball (dodgeball) Championship continued.  This was a dodgeball tournament between an EMC vSpecialist Team and a primarily Cisco team (with some NetApp sprinkled in). Unfortunately I left the conference before the games, so I missed them. Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) took… Read More »