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Fault Tolerance Performance in VMware vSphere 6

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VMware has published a technical white paper about vSphere 6 Fault Tolerance architecture and performance. The paper describes which types of applications work best in virtual machines with vSphere FT enabled. VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability to virtual machines that require a high amount of uptime. If the virtual machine fails, another virtual machine […]

Expert Interview Series: Raffaele Giordanelli About Memory Ballooning

opvizor
One of the biggest tasks facing system administrators today is finding efficient host memory reclamation techniques to support memory overcommitment, says Raffaele Giordanelli, CEO and CTO of Eco4Cloud. One way to do this is through ballooning. “Virtual memory ballooning is a RAM memory reclamation technique used by a ESX hypervisor to allow the physical host […]

VMware: Fault Tolerance Performance in vSphere 6

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VMware has published a technical white paper about vSphere 6 Fault Tolerance architecture and performance. The paper describes which types of applications work best in virtual machines with vSphere FT enabled. VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability to virtual machines that require a high amount of uptime. If the virtual machine fails, another virtual machine […]

Unidesk Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Platform for VMware View / Citrix XenDesktop Eval

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Unidesk just released 1.0 of their Unidesk VDI management platform that integrates with VMware ESX / vSphere and any connection broker to provide you with the key benefits to VDI: Personalization: Sustain all user changes – including user-installed applications – through desktops logoffs, reboots, and Windows upgrades. Management: Update hundreds of desktops from one or […]

VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials

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Optimum solutions to help you manage your VMware vSphere resources effectively About This Book Understand the requirements to build a strong virtual foundation and the features that can support your VMware environment Monitor and automate the tools available to make your VMware vSphere environment more efficient Packed with practical methods and techniques that will enhance […]

static routes for VMware ESXi vmkernel ports

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Sometimes it can be tricky to fully access the VMware ESXi server as well as all virtual machine consoles (MKS) as the ESXi has multiple VMkernel ports but can only accept one single default gateway. This is especially the case if your ESXi servers are hosted in a provider environment and you have only a […]

Citrix XenApp 7.7 is Ready for Microsoft Azure

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Last week, Loay Shbeilat and I presented a session–jam-packed with Citrix Partners–at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas on “How to architect a multi-tenant XenApp solution on Microsoft Azure.” For those Citrix partners that couldn’t make it to Summit, I’ve got a summary of key discussion points and resources to help you succeed. As noted by Brad Anderson during the keynote, Microsoft Azure […]

PowerShell: Import the NetScaler VPX with a fixed IP-address on ESXi

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For the presentation with Hendricus Kramer on NetScaler Automation with Puppet at E2EVC in Lisbon, I used a PowerShell script to import a NetScaler VPX on XenServer with a fixed IP-address. This ensured we no longer needed to run the first time setup wizard with the console, but now can easily import a NetScaler VPX with a given IP address […]

VMware: VSAN Stretched Cluster – some possible warnings

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We are hearing about a number of VSAN stretched cluster implementations going on at the moment, which is great news. I just set up such a configuration once again in my lab as we look at some various scenarios for the next release of VSAN. Now, for anyone looking at implementing VSAN stretched cluster, there […]

Moving Virtual Machines between Hypervisors and Clouds

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Cameron Stockwell recently published an article with a video where virtualization administrators seamlessly migrate virtual machines and workloads across different hypervisors. Cameron’s demo demonstrated an one-way migration, but Cameron also alluded to the fact that the upcoming release of Acropolis will allow two-way migration between AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor) and ESXi – and hyper-v in the near future. The use cases for this type of […]

Do you know ESXTOP Replay Mode?

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Last week, at the VMUG meeting in Vienna, a Technical Account Manager (TAM) from VMware mentioned the “ESXTOP Replay Mode” while talking about troubleshooting tools. Since I was not familiar with this tool I used the weekend to take a look at it – and I was surprised what a great feature it is. You […]

Changing VMware ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance

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The other day I did a VSPEX Blue (EMC’s flavor of EVO:RAIL Appliance) install for a customer that couldn’t conform to the hostname standards set forth by the EVO:RAIL Installation Wizard. After a little bit of digging and work I was able to change the hostnames and get everything working like it came from the […]

opvizor – VMware Management and Optimization Podcast – Episode 232

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In episode 232, Douglas Brown interviews Dennis Zimmer, CEO and Founder of opvizor. Dennis and Douglas discuss opvizor’s performance, management, and optimization solutions. Dennis gives us a deep dive technical introduction of both opvizor Health Analyzer and Snapwatcher, what’s new, why we should care and much more! opvizor Health Analyzer Proactively diagnose and fix critical […]

Liquidware Labs: Flex-IO IOPS Acceleration Podcast – Episode 197

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In episode 197, Douglas Brown interviews Jason Mattox, CTO at Liquidware Labs. Jason and Douglas discuss Liquidware Labs’ new Flex-IO IOPS acceleration solution, why they built it, how it works, why we should care, and much more! About Flex-IO Flex-IO is an easy to install IOPS accelerator. It installs as a virtual storage appliance in […]

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