Planning a VMware ESX deployment on IBM BladeCenter H – Part 2

In the previous post I covered the network design for a HS21 with 4 network interfaces. This post will continue with a diagrammatic representation of the interface table. As described previously, this configuration provides full network fault tolerance on all levels: adapter, port, CAT5, switch bay and core switch. Put your finger over any individualContinue reading “Planning a VMware ESX deployment on IBM BladeCenter H – Part 2”

Planning a VMware ESX deployment on IBM BladeCenter H – Part 1

Well here I am, starting a new project for a new customer at a new datacenter again. This time, its a large retail organisation looking to do the usual, consolidate, virtualise, go green etc etc. They have selected IBM System X and BladeCenter H as the platforms of choice for the new VMware ESX 3Continue reading “Planning a VMware ESX deployment on IBM BladeCenter H – Part 1”