Month: May 2012

Virtualization and the Reevaluation of Traditional Roles

House of Brick Principal Architect Introducing a virtualization solution into an existing environment should not be considered complete once the final server is migrated or host is powered on. Simply virtualizing a system stack and walking away is not enough....

Alerting Versus Monitoring

House of Brick Principal Architect In our world, monitoring an IT infrastructure is defined as having accurate, up-to-date knowledge of the current state and health of critical servers. Sending alerts based on monitoring metrics means that administrators should be...

vSphere 5 Advantages for VBCA – Part 2

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect This blog post focuses on VMFS-5 enhancements in vSphere and how they improve Virtual Business Critical Applications (VBCA) performance and scalability. VMFS-5 offers several improvements from the previous version VMFS-3....