VMworld 2014 Day 4 Highlights
Today was the last day at VMworld 2014, check out the VMworld 2014 Day 4 Highlights.
- Live report from the VMworld 2014 Day 4 General session.
The general session on the second day often shows a lot of speakers and demos. We did some MMPTW (Massive Multi-Player Thumb Wrestling), saw some nifty robots and got a demo in advanced data modeling and analysis. Follow it live on VMGuru.
- VMware Virtual SAN Best Practices.
This morning at VMworld 2014 there was a great session regarding the most common mistakes/pitfalls in VMware Virtual SAN design. One of the speakers was Cormac Hogan, VMware Storage Architect. He had some great tips.
- New VMware Fling – ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter .
MAC learning functionality solves performance problems for use cases like nested ESX. This ESX extension adds functionality to ESX to support MAC-learning on vswitch ports. For most ESX use cases, MAC learning is not required as ESX knows exactly which MAC address will be used by a VM. However, for applications like running nested ESX, i.e. ESX as a guest-VM on ESX, the situation is different.
- New VMware Fling – Services Virtual File System.
VMware release a new fling, a Service Virtual File System. Building on top of the FUSE API (Linux specific) and the llfuse library, Services Virtual File System (SVFS) aims to provide an easy way for creating a custom file system that integrates seamlessly with the native Linux one.
- Veeam v8.
Yesterday at VMworld 2014 I attended a breakout session which gave a preview of Veeam v8. Veeam compared it to the V8 Lamborghini, it’s a beast. Just as Veeam Backup & Replication product name implies, the cornerstone of data protection strategy includes both image-based backup and replication in the same product. Backups are mandatory, but only replication is able to provide you with low recovery time objectives (RTOs), which are much needed for the modern data center.