Category: VMware vSphere

VMware vSphere Best Practices

In this post I have created a general-purpose Best Practices guideline for VMware vSphere, including references. I base these Best Practices recommendations on my personal, and VMsources collective experience, in dealing with hundreds (if not thousands, at this point) of unique client environments over the last decade. My intent is to help VMware users of
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Setting the coredump partition when using vSAN

I was designing a customer vSAN deployment and I came across the guidelines and formula for calculating the required ESXi Coredump partition size: Right away, I started working the formula for my customers deployment, when it occurred to me; this is WAY more complicated than it needs to be! VMware actually wants you to take
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Virtual Machine Hardware Version does make a difference

For years, I have dismissed Virtual Machine Hardware version as unimportant. In fact, in this very blog, I may have advocated for leaving VM Hardware Version set at 8, to maintain full compatibility with both the vSphere C# Client and the vSphere Web Client. Unfortunately, thanks to Spectre and Meltdown, things have changed. Updating your
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