Wednesday, July 3, 2013

vSphere 5.1 Update1 PSOD Fix Build

VMware released 5.1U1 on April 25th with Build 1065491.  There were some critical bugs identified and fixed, so if you are using 5.1U1 with Intel Processors, you may want to use build 1117900, which came out May 22nd.  This build fixes some bugs about occasional PSOD (purple screen of death) related Flex Priority in Intel processors (part of the VT featureset).  

Here is the Build KB

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Storage IOPS Planning


The limit on the VNX is the Storage Processors.  Utilizing the aggressive numbers is likely to see significant impact to the workloads.

Array Conservative Typical Aggressive
VNX7500 60,000 80,0000 100,000
S200 Isilon 8,000 (per node) 10,000 12,000