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AWS Live Webinars

Join the upcoming live Databases on AWS Webinars and learn best practices to run your databases on AWS with customer use cases on AWS. These sessions will be led by AWS subject matter experts and solutions architects.

Amazon RDS – How different to what you do today
(Level 100)
29 August 2017

Whether you are new to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) or just need a refresher on the latest features, this session is for you. We will take you through RDS from the perspective of how you manage your databases on-premise today. That is, we will describe the full lifecycle of a database from provisioning to decommissioning while taking into consideration your performance, scalability, availability, security and maintenance requirements.

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A Modern Data Architecture for Microservices
(Level 200)
29 August 2017

Migrating from a waterfall development methodology with monolithic applications to an agile methodology with microservices is a big step for developers and especially database administrators. This webinar will help guide you through the decision points such as when to use a relational or NoSQL database and whether one database per microservice is the right model for you. We will also provide some examples of how our customers are approaching the problem, including Amazon.com.

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Webcast – VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Tools, Tips and Tricks

VMware webcast on 27 July 2017 on vSAN Troubleshooting Tools, Tips and Tricks.

Attend this 60-minute webcast and the topic are listed below.

  • VMware vSAN architecture.
  • Troubleshooting tools you need based on actual customer use cases.
  • Effective troubleshooting techniques used by the VMware Technical Support Team

Speakers
Francis Daly
Staff Technical Support Training Specialist
VMware
Francis Daly is a Staff Technical Training Specialist working in VMware’s Technical Support University. Francis trains VMware’s technical staff on all things storage. VMware vSAN has been one of Francis’s passions since it was firstreleased. Francis holds VCP 4, 5, 6 AND VCAP-DCA certifications.

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Free eBook – Build Your Own NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab

3dhow_to_build_a_netapp_ontap_9_lab_for_freeNeil Anderson over at Flackbox.com has written a guide giving step-by-step instructions on how to build a full NetApp ONTAP 9 lab. It’s all built with free virtualized software meaning you can build and run it for free of cost.

It features two NetApp simulator clusters along with Windows and Linux clients and it’s networked via a VyOS router. It gives you a working replica of a production storage environment which you can use for testing or study.

Download Link : http://www.flackbox.com/netapp-simulator/

Chapters:

Introduction
Lab Topology Diagram
Lab Topology Notes
IP Addressing Tables
Lab Notes
VMware Workstation Player Install
VyOS Router Build
NetApp Simulator Build
Windows Server Build
Linux Build
SuperPutty Install

Cool Tool : RVTools version 3.8 is now available for download

Thanks to Rob de Veij (@rvtools) for developing RVTools and sharing with the community for free of cost. This tool does a great job of fetching loads of information from the Virtual Infrastructure and saves lot of time for the VI administrator, otherwise we need to run multiple script to fetch similar data.

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with virtual center. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, Multipath info and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to update the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine to the latest version.

Version 3.8 (March, 2016)
•VI SDK reference changed from 5.5 to 6.0
•on vInfo tab page new field: ChangeVersion unique identifier for a given version of the configuration
•on vInfo tab page new field: HA VM Monitoring status
•on vInfo tab page new fields: Number of supported monitors and Video RAM in KB.
•on vInfo tab page new field: Config status.
•Config issues are visible on the vHealth tab page
•on vInfo tab page new field: OS according to the VMware Tools
•on vTools tab page new fields: App state, App heartbeat status and Kernel crash state
•on vTools tab page new fields: Operations availability, State change support and
•Interactive Guest Operations availability
•on vHost tab page new field: NTPD running state.
•NTP issues are visible on the vHealth tab page
•on vHost tab page new field: Config status.
•Config issues are visible on the vHealth tab page
•on vCluster tab page new field: Config status.
•Config issues are visible on the vHealth tab page
•on vDatastore tab page new field: Config status.
•Config issues are visible on the vHealth tab page
•on vSC+VMK tab page new fields: IP 6 Address and IP 6 Gateway
•all VM related tab pages now have a VM Object ID and VM UUID columnsall VM related tab pages now have powerstate and template columns
•all tab pages. Now have a vCenter UUID column (= unique identifier for a vCenterServer)
•all VM related tab pages. The Custom Attributes columns are now ordered alphabetically
•all tab pages. A select is now a full row select so it is easier to follow the information across many columns
•bug fix: Refresh data issue on vRP and vCluster tab pages solved
•bug fix: Filter issue on vCluster tab page solved
•bug fix: On vInfo tab page the HA information was not filled with cluster default values
•bug fix: Content Libraries vmdk files are no longer reported as possible zombie files
•bug fix: msi installer sometimes installs RVTools in root of c:\ drive. This is solved now.

Download link : RVTools version 3.8 | Documentation

Free e-learning course – VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5]

This training course focuses on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN 5.5. This course looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. The course is based on VMware ESXi 5.5 and VMware vCenter Server 5.5.

Module 1: Introduction to Virtual SAN

  • Software-Defined Storage
  • The Benefits of Virtual SAN
  • Advantages of Virtual SAN over Traditional Storage and VSA.

Module 2: Software-Defined Data Center

  • Use Cases
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Test and development
  • Disaster recovery
  • Management cluster storage
  • DMZ
  • Remote office/branch office
  • POC Pre-Qualification Checklist

Module 3: Virtual SAN Architecture

  • Virtual SAN Architecture
  • Virtual SAN Objects and Components
  • Virtual SAN prerequisites
  • Virtual SAN cluster sizing requirements

Module 4: Configuring Virtual SAN (Optional)

  • Enable Virtual SAN on a cluster
  • Create disk group
  • Storage policies
  • Expand Virtual SAN cluster

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VMware Virtual SAN explained by Melina McLarty

 

Senior staff engineer Melina McLarty discusses Virtual SAN functionality which virtualizes local physical storage resources of ESXi hosts and turns them into storage pools that can be carved up and assigned to virtual machines and applications according to their quality of service requirements.

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