VMWARE MOBILE LABCalin DAMIAN TANASEThis presentation does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of ...
AGENDAWhy a “mobile” lab?What’s required versus nice to have?What if I don’t need mobile?Vendors? Models?Trade-offs short ...
Why a “mobile” labLearn about technologies on the go (@home, while on trips)More effective than VPN to the office    No...
What’s required versus nice to have                                  REQUIRED                   NICE TO HAVECPU           ...
What if I don’t need mobile                                  REQUIRED                   NICE TO HAVECPU                  I...
Vendors? Models?Which were my requirements   i7 platforms (EPT)   4 dimm slots (4x4 = 16 ); or 4x8 when 8GB dimms will...
Trade-offs & CostsIt will not be light     Your charger will be heavier than an iPad It will not be power-efficientIt...
Nested. How many levels?Depends on hardware & software as wellWith HW EPT, VMware Workstation 8 & ESXi5 you’ll get 3 lev...
Step by step setup & common problemsDecide mobile vs. desktopDecide ESXi on bare-metal install or OS + VMware Workstatio...
Demo       Demo time 
Resourceshttp://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/07/how-to-enable-support-for-nested-64bit.htmlhttp://vinf.net/2010/02/25/8-...
QUESTIONS?
THANK YOU!
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  • Server and Storage Sizing for VMware VDI: A Prescriptive Approachhttp://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_VDI_Server_and_Storage_Sizing_120508.pdf
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_lawMoore's law describes a long-term trend in the history of computing hardware. The number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.[note 1] This trend has continued for more than half a century and is expected to continue until at least 2015 or 2020
  • Storage Basics -- http://vmtoday.com/2009/12/storage-basics-part-i-intro/
  • Server and Storage Sizing for VMware VDI: A Prescriptive Approachhttp://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_VDI_Server_and_Storage_Sizing_120508.pdfhttp://www.jimmoyle.com/2011/05/windows-7-iops-for-vdi-deep-dive/
  • VMware Mobile Lab

    1. 1. VMWARE MOBILE LABCalin DAMIAN TANASEThis presentation does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of nobody. It is solely my opinion. This presentation is provided "AS IS"without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particularpurpose.You may distribute this presentation freely as long as you keep it unmodifiedCopyright Calin DAMIAN TANASE, Temperfield
    2. 2. AGENDAWhy a “mobile” lab?What’s required versus nice to have?What if I don’t need mobile?Vendors? Models?Trade-offs short introductionStorage – a& CostsNested. How many levels?Step by step setup and common problemsLive DemoResources
    3. 3. Why a “mobile” labLearn about technologies on the go (@home, while on trips)More effective than VPN to the office No dependency on internet connection specs Usually access to newer hardware than the gear you would get for test/dev@workEasier to transport to PoC/tech meetingsNo other external requirements Comm (switches, routers) Storage Cables EtcConclusion: let’s get a power laptop 
    4. 4. What’s required versus nice to have REQUIRED NICE TO HAVECPU Intel-VT/ADM-V More cores the better EPT/RVI for nested 64bit VMs More Hz the betterMEMORY 8GB (16 GB strongly 32GB  recommended)DISK SSD (iops) Large SSD NETWORK Just the link to outside world 
    5. 5. What if I don’t need mobile REQUIRED NICE TO HAVECPU Intel-VT/ADM-V More cores the better EPT/RVI for nested 64bit VMs More Hz the betterMEMORY 8GB (16 GB strongly 32GB  recommended)DISK SSD (iops) Large SSD NETWORK Just the link to outside world Same requirements; what you’d expect? Dough.. Cheaper to get than mobile
    6. 6. Vendors? Models?Which were my requirements i7 platforms (EPT) 4 dimm slots (4x4 = 16 ); or 4x8 when 8GB dimms will get cheaper Secondary HDD (drive caddy) WARNING: CD/DVD bays – lower specs? Decent FULL HD LED display  That was nice to haveVendors Lenovo – W510, W520 Dell Precision M6600 HP 8560w, 8760w Warning: same model, different CPU than i7 QC & you’ll get only 2 dimms
    7. 7. Trade-offs & CostsIt will not be light Your charger will be heavier than an iPad It will not be power-efficientIt will cost more than the same hw components, but not in a laptop Mobile Desktop laptop 1200-2000 Case, PSU, MB, 250 CPU SSD 120GB 200 SSD 200 Drive caddy 30 LCD monitor, Are they needed? keyboard, mouse Or you’ll install bare metal Total ~1450 – 2250 EUR Total 450 EUR Note: check that your MB will work with ESXi if you’ll install bare-metal; whitebox HCL
    8. 8. Nested. How many levels?Depends on hardware & software as wellWith HW EPT, VMware Workstation 8 & ESXi5 you’ll get 3 levels Image source: http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/07/how-to-enable-support-for-nested-64bit.html
    9. 9. Step by step setup & common problemsDecide mobile vs. desktopDecide ESXi on bare-metal install or OS + VMware WorkstationChoose your software storage appliance (Openfiler; FreeNAS etc) Mobile (OS+workstation) Bare metal Install VMware Workstation Install ESXi Install Storage appliance as VM Configure Networking (Virtual Configure vNetworking under Networking Editor) ESXi (not nested yet) Create ESXi hosts as VM (thin-provisioned on SSD) Present storage from storage appliance VMNetworking – promiscous mode notesCloning & same MACsetc
    10. 10. Demo Demo time 
    11. 11. Resourceshttp://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/07/how-to-enable-support-for-nested-64bit.htmlhttp://vinf.net/2010/02/25/8-node-esxi-cluster-running-60-virtual-machines-all-running-from-a-single-500gbp-physical-server/http://vinf.net/2010/11/04/vtardis-cloud/http://vinf.net/vtardis/http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.phphttp://ultimatewhitebox.com/http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/new.htmlhttp://www.veeam.com/blog/nesting-hyper-v-with-vmware-workstation-8-and-esxi-5.htmlhttp://www.openfiler.com/http://www.freenas.org/
    12. 12. QUESTIONS?
    13. 13. THANK YOU!

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