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Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches

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The 100% Practical Guide to Making Virtualization Work in Real Enterprise Environments   If you’re involved in planning, deploying, or managing virtualization, this book brings together all the field-proven, in-the-trenches answers and solutions you’ll need. Packed with examples and case studies, Practical Virtualization Solutions is a complete, self-paced, hands-on guide to creating a virtualized environment […]

CloudPhysics Makes Three Predictions on Cloud Migration and VMware ESXi Using Data Science and Big Data Analytics

CloudPhysics, provider of data-driven insights for smarter IT, today announced a set of predictions for 2016 based on findings from its Global Data Set. The CloudPhysics Global Data Set contains more than 100 trillion samples of configuration, performance, failure and event data from companies of all sizes and industries. This anonymized Global Data Set provides […]

Insights into CPU and Memory configuration of ESXi Hosts

Recently Satyam Vaghani wrote about PernixData cloud. In short PernixData Cloud is the next logical progression of PernixData Architect and provide visibility and analytics around virtual datacenters, it’s infrastructure and applications. As a former architect I love it. The most common question asked by customers around the world was how other companies are running and […]

Citrix Data and Disaster Recovery Podcast with Bob Roudebush from Double-Take Software – Episode 17

In episode 17 Douglas Brown interviews Bob Roudebush, Director of Solutions Engineering at Double-Take Software. This week’s discussion is around the Citrix, VMware and overall virtualization disaster recovery / data recovery solution from Double-Take Software. Doug and Mike will be focusing on the Double-Take product line and how it fits in to a Citrix and/or […]

VMware: Storage I/O control for critical apps, is it a good idea?

Recently I have been asked this question: should we enable Storage I/O control on datastores used by our production databases considering it could prevent my VMs from consuming all the resources they need? The answer is yes, it’s all about the threshold. Before I dive deeper into that a bit of background: Storage I/O control is a technology which provides […]

VMware: View desktop goes into Already Used state, or Agent Disabled state

In versions 4.6 through 5.0.x View desktops can also go into the Already Used state if a virtual machine is powered on in another ESXi host in the cluster in response to an HA event, or if it was shut down without reporting to the broker that the user had logged out. This is due […]

VMware: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 12 Service Pack 1

Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 12 Service Pack 1 has been introduced for these products: ESXi 5.1 Update 3 ESXi 5.5, ESXi 5.5 Update 1, ESXi 5.5 Update 2 and ESXi 5.5 Update 3 ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.0 Update 1 For more information about software and hardware support, please check the […]

Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN

VMware Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure, a software-driven architecture that delivers tightly integrated computing, networking, and shared storage from a single virtualized x86 server. Virtual SAN delivers high performance, highly resilient shared storage by clustering server-attached flash devices and hard disks (HDDs). Virtual SAN delivers enterprise-class storage services for virtualized […]

The Rise of the Apprentice

Although there is nothing hideous about VMs and Containers, with the newest installment of the Star Wars saga imminent, it is somewhat timely to draw an analogy from the dark forces. The sith master always has an apprentice who learns from him and becomes stronger to the point where he does not need the master. […]

VMware vSphere 6 Troubleshooting Webinar – Top Questions

A few weeks ago we offered a free webinar on Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting vSphere V6 based on the very popular session of the same title that we delivered at VMworld US 2015. As always when we talk troubleshooting there were lots of questions, here is a sample: What is the difference between esx-cfg and […]

VMware: Top 20 Articles for November 2015

Here is our Top 20 KB list for November 2015. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual […]

Cross vCenter vMotion: Free your workloads across your datacentres with VMTurbo

What’s your vMotion Story? If you have worked in IT for long enough, then you will have a vCenter vMotion story. The very first time you saw vMotion work. And the slow realisation about how it was going to change our jobs forever. For me, I had been playing around with VMware Workstation and Microsoft […]

Application Virtualization interview with Jonathan Clark from Thinstall – Episode 1

I’m very happy to announce the release of DABCC Radio | Virtualization and Server-Based Computing News and Support Podcasting Show Episode 1 – January 10, 2007 We are very happy to announce episode 1! DABCC Radio is a podcasting / video podcasting show geared around Virtualization and Server-Based Computing News and Support interviews, editorials, and […]

The Hypervisor Wars – Which Hypervisor rules the roost?

Let’s talk about ESX baby, Let’s talk about Hyper-V, Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things, That may be…….. OK, looks like I’ll stick to my day job. In the world of Virtualization, it’s safe to assume that the two biggest players are VMware and Microsoft (Hyper-V). A quick look at […]

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