Category Archives: ESXi

Letter To Santa

Dear Santa, I’ve been terrific at virtualising low hanging fruit over the past years. I have reduced costs while increasing availability, reliability and performance for my applications. I’m a prodigy, I’m a super-hero! Now my CIO asked me to realize the … Continue reading

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Bull’s BCS Architecture – Deep Dive – Part 4

Following on from part 1, part 2 and part 3 here is … part 4 of this deep dive series on the Bull’s BCS Architecture. In the previous post I focussed on Intel RAS features that Bull’s BCS Architecture is leveraging to make the memory more reliable … Continue reading

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Bull’s BCS Architecture – Deep Dive – Part 3

The last couple of posts about Bull’s BCS Architecture have been quite intense and I hope I’ve met the technical details you were expecting. Here are the links to the entire deep dive series so far: Bull’s BCS Architecture – … Continue reading

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Bull’s BCS Architecture – Deep Dive – Part 2

In Bull’s BCS Architecture – Deep Dive – Part 1 I have listed BCS’s two key functionalities: CPU caching and the resilient eXternal Node-Controller fabric. Now let’s deep dive in  to these two key functionalities. Bear with it is quite technical. Enhanced system performance with … Continue reading

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ESXi>Graylog2 – Quickstart

This is the English version of a blog post from Raphael Schitz at hypervisor.fr. [UPDATE] For those who want to quickly setup alarms, you need to modify the following file: /usr/share/graylog2-web/config/email.yml and add these two lines in your crontab: Those … Continue reading

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Bull’s BCS Architecture – Deep Dive – Part 1

Before going further, let’s put here a list of related posts. Although not required, I encourage you to go through them all before reading the following post. Scale-Out And Scale-Up Architectures – The Business-Critical Application Point Of View Two Main Scale-Up Server … Continue reading

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Two Main Scale-Up Server Architectures – Part 1

To address the increasingly demanding workloads, processor sockets are added in a seamless way within a single server. You’re scaling up. Sockets are connected together as well as the memory and IO boards and applications can benefit from more compute … Continue reading

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