Category: Virtual Machine

  • VMware vSphere virtual distributed switch & (VDS) enabling NetFlow

    vSphere: Wondering how to enable NetFlow in VMware vSphere? Well, it’s pretty easy – you’ll need to have your collector up a running (I’m using ManageEngine’s NetFlow Analyzer trial for testing purposes https://www.manageengine.com/products/netflow/?pos=MEhome&loc=ProdMenu&cat=ITOM) From there, let’s get into setting up NetFlow in the virtual distributed switch (VDS). In vSphere, click on the Network icon (#1), […]

  • vSphere VM CPU reservation settings

    Let’s talk a little bit about VM CPU reservations. I recently had a question about reserving X number of CPU’s for a VM, which was required for a vendor specific virtual machine for some software that was being installed on a server. So, what exactly is a CPU reservation? To put it simply, a reservation […]