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VMware ESXi 5 Interactive PXE Installation Improvements

A flexible PXE infrastructure can be a real force multiplier in your technology arsenal.  Fully-automated installs are great time-savers, but there is also value in being able to perform an interactive (manual) install of VMware ESXi, Linux, or Windows over the network.  Physical installation media is becoming less and less viable in this day of […]

VMware ESX is dead …. Now what ….

It was with very little fanfare, and is being lost in VMware’s latest attempt at maximizing revenue, but the venerable hypervisor which launched x86 virtualization, VMware ESX, has been put out to pasture.  Sadly, VMware vSphere 5 no longer supports VMware ESX.  This once gold standard of virtual infrastructure was so solid that realistically few […]

Quest Upgrades VRanger For Quicker Data Backup In VM Environments

Quest Software has introduced version 5.2 of its vRanger software for data backup and recovery in VMware virtual environments. The vRanger line provides support for virtual machine data backup in the VMware ESX hypervisor environment and in the environment of its successor, ESXi, and a Quest executive says version 5.2 adds support for VMware’s HotAdd […]

VMware vSphere 5 introduces vSphere Storage Appliance

VMware vSphere 5’s new storage solution, vSphere Storage Appliance, is for small businesses that want virtualization and don’t have a shared storage solution in place. VMware vSphere and VI3 have always put large enterprises at the forefront of the solutions. However, over time, VMware has released more and more solutions for the small and medium […]

Quest Software Launches vRanger Update to Enhance VMware Backup, Replication and Recovery

Quest Software, Inc. today announced the availability of Quest® vRanger® 5.2, the latest addition to the vRanger family of virtual data protection solutions. vRanger 5.2 simplifies and accelerates VMware backup, replication and recovery while significantly reducing storage requirements, and providing the reliability and scalability needed to ensure high-performance data protection as virtual infrastructures grow over […]

New Report Ranks Quest as One of Top 3 Vendors for Virtual Server Management Software

Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT)today announced that a new report by industry analyst firm IDCranks it as one of the top three vendors by market share for virtual server management software, for the second consecutive year. The report specifically notes that, “Quest Software continues to build on the base established by the Vizioncore acquisition as […]

Download CapacityVIEW for VMware ESX (free)

CapacityVIEW collects CPU, memory and storage allocations and utilization levels. It then analyzes this data to provide you with desktop Capacity alerts concerning: Amount of allocated vRAM Virtual machine I/O Latency Under-provisioned memory, CPU, storage Low capacity for new deployments Over-provisioned memory, CPU, storage Deployment Statistics You get an easily accessible, desktop view to how […]

ISCO Industries Utilizes DataCore Software to Take Its Virtualization Infrastructure and VDI to the Next Level

DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that ISCO Industries, a worldwide polyethylene pipe distributor, has implemented DataCore’s newest software release, SANsymphony™- V.  The company is running nearly fully virtual after implementing DataCore and VMware to virtualize the majority of its desktops, servers and storage infrastructure. Deployed in combination with […]

VMware vSphere 5.0 New .vswp file & Storage Tax on VDI

Virtual Machine swap files have been around since the early ESX days and overtime we have learnt how to play with Memory Reservations to constrain their maximum size and reduce storage footprint. This type of operation may not be as effective with server virtualization as it is with desktop virtualization. The size of a .vswp […]

How to determine your vRAM footprint in VMware vCenter

Unless you’ve been under a rock this past week you have probably heard about the licensing changes that VMware has delivered with vSphere 5.0.  Many of my customers have reacted negatively to the new licensing saying that they won’t fit into the new model.  When I asked my customers what their vRAM footprint was, most […]

V-Index launched by Veeam

New website has been launched by Veeam. It’s a community website which should help to understand and bring some answers which many of us are asking when it comes to Virtualization, like consolidation ratios, Usage of hypervisors (VMware, Microsoft, Citrix), Penetration Rate…. All The research has been conducted by Vanson Bourne, which is an independent […]

Leveraging the VMware vSphere 5.0 NetFlow support to monitor and report traffic data in a Service Provider vCloud environment

One of the cool networking features in vSphere 5.0 is the built-in support for NetFlow. This was first introduced in VI3.5 as an experimental feature and then it vanished, for some reason, in vSphere 4.x. I’ve blogged already about NetFlow with VI3.5 in this blog post, and I explained how you can configure it form […]

VMware Taxes your Virtual Memory

The rumored feeds and speeds of the latest ESXi 5.0 hypervisor at the heart of VMware’s just-announced vSphere 5.0 server virtualization stack were pretty much on target and something that customers will applaud.   But no one had heard about VMware’s new pricing model for the vSphere 5.0 software, which attaches a fee to the […]

A Quick Look at PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer

I recently had an almost disastrous experience with my lab XenServer host. After that episode, I decided I needed to find a way too reliably and easily backup and restore virtual machines (VMs). On a couple of mailing lists I subscribe to, I have seen people mention PHD Virtual for doing backups of their VMs on VMware ESX […]

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