Support your local VMUG!

VMware sponsors local VMware User Groups worldwide.   I recently attended a meeting of the Santa Barbara VMware Users Group and had a great time!  The topic was VMware View, their flagship desktop virtualization solution.  VMware sent one of their Systems Engineers to do a step …

Introduction to Desktop Virtualization

I was recently asked to prepare a brief presentation on desktop virtualization.  I’ve been through quite a few desktop virtualization projects throughout the years.   Some went off better than others.  I learned a few tidbits along the way. I thought I’d share.  Click on the image …

Add a XenServer storage repository on local disk

Most people use shared storage, like iSCSI, for their XenServer storage repositories to hold virtual machines.  Virtual machines *MUST* be in a shared storage repository in order to enable XenMotion and other advanced features. It is handy to have some local storage repositories available, mainly …

Notes on using Openfiler with Xenserver

Once you have Openfiler going with iSCSI (read my notes here), then try serving up iSCSI storage with Openfiler to XenServer.  You need shared storage, like iSCSI, to enable some of the “enterprise” features like XenMotion, where you can move running virtual machines from host …