Here is another example of using Google Docs to improve your capacity reporting. In addition to publishing a single chart, you can also publish your entire worksheet with multiple charts. This is useful when creating monthly reports with multiple data points.
If you manage your own capacity reports like I do, you know excel is a good tool for gathering data and analyzing data but Excel doesn’t give you a whole lot of choices when it comes to publishing your data to the web. Google spreadsheets makes publishing your capacity reporting super easy which makes it … Continue reading
Very very interesting new technology for the virtual data center
The main errors you get when installing the vSphere 5.1 storage VSA in a nested ESXi vSphere 5.1 host are the cpu and hardware errors because it’s running in a vm that lacks some CPU features. So you have to disable the EVC check on the VSA server and enable cpu virtualizaton called “hardware virtualization” … Continue reading
When playing with the VSA in a virtual ESXi environment I got stumped because I didn’t have trunk ports. so I revisited this and found that if you create a distributed port group on your VDS that allows all vlans and then enable promiscuous mode on the portgroup, you can pass the whole trunk down … Continue reading