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vTARDIS

 

This is a landing page for my vTARDIS project which won the VMworld Europe 2010 user awards.

What is vTARDIS?

A small, low cost physical infrastructure (or single server) which is capable of supporting several multi-node ESX clusters. It provides an infrastructure representative of enterprise-grade vSphere/vCD deployment through heavy over-subscription of physical hardware as well as providing “production” home services like media streaming, data storage, DNS, DHCP etc.

vTARDIS is a play on the BBC Doctor Who TV series, in which the time-travelling star operates from a phone box known as the TARDIS, which is much larger on the inside (multiple rooms/suites) than it appears from the outside – which I thought was quite apt for this project Smile

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vTARDIS 5 (vSphere 5.0) can be found here

The original vTARDIS project can be found here

vTARDIS.cloud can be found here

Variants of the vTARDIS has been demonstrated at several London VMUG meetings, BriForum Chicago 2010 and VMworld US 2010.

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My previous home-lab incarnations are shown below (from my BriForum 2010 presentation)

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  6. dscriven (@dscriven) September 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I must draw your attention to a technical inaccuracy on this page. its not Dr. Who its Doctor Who :) He has never throughout the series provided evidence that he has gained any doctorate and therefore the shortening of the programs title is inacurate as its still assumed that “The Doctor” is a name rather than a title . The vTardis project looks awesome though!

    • vinf.net September 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      haha, thanks for pointing out the error :)

      • Mo (@drmjamal) January 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

        love it, Simon. I don’t mind being the doc of your vtardis :-)
        Dr Mo.
        http://www.linkedin.com/in/drmjamal

      • vinf.net January 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

        haha, love it Mo – now we just need an attractive assistant ;)

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