HPE SimpliVity Federation Design

This post provides an overview of HPE SimpliVity Federation design focusing on the HPE SimpliVity Arbiter’s function, the Arbiter’s requirements, and the placement of the Arbiter along with some guidance on the design of the vCenter environment supporting an HPE SimpliVity Federation. This post also includes two HPE SimpliVity Federations design examples.

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SimpliVity Virtual Networking

Configuring virtual networking in a SimpliVity environment is simple and flexible. There are a few requirements for connectivity to support the SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) but beyond that the virtual/physical networking is configured as it would be in any vSphere environment. This post provides an overview of the requirements of the virtual network to support the SimpliVity DVP along with details on different physical connectivity options to support management and virtual machine traffic.

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Setting up the Weathervane Benchmarking Tool in the Home Lab

Standing up Weathervane in the home lab will provide hands-on for developing skills like creating a template VM, creating a guest customization specification, working with some basic Linux commands, working with an app with multiple tiers, creating a guest customization specification, cloning VMs, and monitoring performance metrics. This post provides an overview of how I set up Weathervane in my home lab, an example of the results generated from the Weathervane runs, and a look at the performance metrics I observed in lab during the Weathervane runs.

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