Archive for the ‘VMware vSphere 5.5’ Category

VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix – Supported Products, as of June 1, 2020

Freitag, Juni 12th, 2020

VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix – Supported Products, as of January 1, 2020

Samstag, Januar 4th, 2020

VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix – Supported Products, as of September 15, 2019

Montag, September 16th, 2019

VMware ESXi Patch Tracker – support lifecycle

Samstag, Januar 26th, 2019

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware ESXi Patch Tracker

VMware vSphere – hardware features available with virtual machine compatibility settings

Dienstag, Februar 27th, 2018

VMware vSphere – virtual machine hardware versions

Donnerstag, Januar 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) – zwei Schwachstellen ermöglichen u.a. die Ausführung beliebiger Befehle

Donnerstag, Juni 8th, 2017

VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache 1.0 – FAQ

Samstag, Juli 23rd, 2016

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache 1.0 – FAQ

When a flash device fails which is being used for vFlash and a VM is actively using it then the VM will continue running but will experience a performance degradation as all reads will need to come from the storage device instead of SSD. In other words, an SSD failure does not cause any form of disruption to the workload but could potentially result in a degraded performance (similar to the performance before enabling vFlash)


VMware vSphere ESXi/ESX 4.1, ESXi 5.x, and ESXi 6.0 – support USB device passthrough to a virtual machine

Dienstag, Juli 19th, 2016

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware Knowledge Base (KB)


Microsoft Server 2012 R2 – configuring disks to use VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapters

Montag, April 4th, 2016

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) Adapter


VMware vSphere 5.x – host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx

Donnerstag, März 17th, 2016

vmware_logo.jpg  Use the VMXNET3 virtual adapter and reduce the usage of the E1000e series adapter

Identify the virtual machines that use E1000e family for virtual network interfaces

# grep -s -i e1000 /vmfs/volumes/*/*/*.vmx

Disabling Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

C:\ netsh int tcp set global rss=disabled
C:\ netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled

VMware vSphere – best practices to achieve near-native performance

Freitag, Dezember 4th, 2015


VMware vSphere 5.5 – Lizenzierung, Preisgestaltung und Paketierung

Montag, Januar 19th, 2015

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware vSphere 5.5 – White Paper


VMware vSphere Compliance Checker – is a robust utility providing detailed compliance checks against the Hardening Guidelines

Samstag, Juni 21st, 2014

vmware_logo.jpg   Check the compliance of your IT infrastructure against specific standards and best practices that are applicable for the Environment – the VMware vSphere Compliance Checker is a free downloadable fully-functional product for checking compliance of your environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant


VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) – single and multiple host configuration

Samstag, Mai 31st, 2014

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) is a feature in vSphere 5.5 that utilizes the vSphere Flash Infrastructure layer to provide a host-level caching functionality for virtual machine I/Os using flash storage. The goal of introducing the vFRC feature is to enhance performance of certain I/O workloads that exhibit characteristics suitable for Caching