First I would like to thank Mark Berly for giving us an overview on Arista Networks product line, the EOS operating system that powers their products, and the VM Tracer component which links the physical switch to the distributed virtual switch and vCenter for an adaptive infrastructure. For more information about Mark or Arista please follow the links below.
You can follow Mark on LinkedIn
And the podcast that I mentioned is Packet Pushers – Episode 45
As to the Packet Pushers podcast in general I would highly suggest you subscribe if you have any interest in networking technologies! – packetpushers.net
Next up is Matt Portnoy of VMware for rolling up his sleeves (literally) and digging into the licensing issues around vSphere 5 and vRam.
The biggest thing to remember is that physical RAM != vRAM, but assigned RAM = vRAM.
The “script” that I mentioned is actually several different options that do the same thing, which is basically scan you vCenter server for the currently managed hosts and compile the assigned RAM versus what allowed based on your license type and (assuming the rumor about a change in the values is not correct) the announced entitlements.
Note for all you late adopters (like me) - Remember vSphere 5 is ESXi only – ESXi Chronicles - a great resource on migrating and working with ESXi.
And finally, to you the member/attendee – Thanks for showing up, eating my food, taking my stuff, and most of all signing in for the event so I knew you where there!