Unable to create Datastore on ESXi 6.0 using Intel S3610 SSD

Has anyone been successful in adding an Intel s3610 SSD as a datastore on VSphere 6.0? I have tried several times without success. The process starts and shows in the recent tasks as “Create VMFS datastore”, but keeps running and never completes. I have successfully added other non-SSD drives without any issues. I tried reinstalling a clean copy… Read More »

VSphere 6 Nvidia GRID driver install

INSTALLING THE NVIDIA VIRTUAL GPU MANAGER FOR VSPHERE The NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager runs on ESXi host. It is provided as a VIB file, which must be copied to the ESXi host and then installed. Package installation To install the vGPU Manager VIB you need to access the ESXi host via the ESXi Shell or… Read More »

Xenserver 6.5 – 6.2 Nvidia GRID Howto

NVIDIA GRID vGPU NVIDIA GRID vGPU enables multiple Virtual Machines (VM) to have simultaneous, direct access to a single physical GPU, using the same NVIDIA graphics drivers that are deployed on non-virtualized Operating Systems. Under the control of NVIDIA’s GRID Virtual GPU Manger, which runs in the XenServer Control Domain (dom0), GRID physical GPUs are… Read More »

Xendesktop Nvidia Grid desktop acceleration

Nvidia’s GRID vGPU technology is natively supported in XenDesktop, so let me show you how this feature works and some tips that go along with it. Citrix XenDesktop’s support for GPU virtualization allows virtual desktop users to run graphics-heavy applications with fantastic performance, gone are the days when your vdi is limited to mediocre graphics. Citrix added the capability for… Read More »

How STP selects the root bridge

In an STP enabled LAN, a switch is designated as the root bridge. The root bridge serves as an admin point for all spanning-tree calculations to determine which redundant links are blocked. An election process takes place, determining which switch becomes the root bridge. Each switch has a Bridge ID (BID) that is made up of: priority value extended system… Read More »

Linux coming to XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix announced a limited technology preview of virtualized Linux apps and desktops, that integrates with XenApp and XenDesktop and extends the FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) to enable additional use cases in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas and financial services. When used with Citrix HDX, the company’s market-leading user experience technology, customers will get unmatched… Read More »

Xenserver iSCSI and Jumbo Frames

So,you either just setup iSCSI or are having performance issues with your current iSCSI device. Here are some pointers to ensure “networking” is not the issue: 1. MTU Settings Always check in XenCenter that your NICS responsible for storage are pointing to the correct target IPS. If they are, ensure you can ping these targets… Read More »