VMware ESXi News
September 27, 2017
Software-only hyper-converged vendor Maxta said it can enable customers to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization, and run both hypervisors on Maxta hyper-converged ...
July 19, 2017
Scale Computing adds all-flash HC1150DF and high-end HC5150D hybrid arrays to HC3 family. The hyper-converged specialist adds deduplication in HyperCore upgrade.
June 03, 2016
In an attempt to close the gap in the race for hypervisor supremacy, Citrix rolled out XenServer 7 in May 2016.
March 30, 2016
Baystate Health and Sugar Creek Packing give Cisco and VMware SDN software separate chores in data center networks.
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Grouping physical hosts together on a cluster improves resource distribution and increases availability. It's easy to add a host to a cluster, but be sure to follow these rules. Continue Reading
VMware Tools optimizes VMs within a vSphere infrastructure. Although it's typically bundled with ESXi hosts, you can also manually install VMware Tools via an ISO image. Continue Reading
The VMware vSphere 6.5 Image Builder enables admins to create and install ISO images with the vSphere Web Client and manage them with Auto Deploy. Continue Reading
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VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort offers thorough documentation of vSphere hardware and software and tips for maximum performance. Continue Reading
Now that VMware Cloud on AWS is generally available, we have a better picture of how the cloud service's storage, networking and pricing will work, as well as what it's missing. Continue Reading
Photon Controller and vSphere Integrated Containers both manage containers, but in different ways. What's the difference between these utilities, and when should you use them together? Continue Reading
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It's in an administrator's best interest to regularly check for ESXi updates and patches to make sure his system runs the most up-to-date version of the hypervisor. Continue Reading
Beyond allocating the right amount of memory to each workload, virtualization administrators have the option of using various memory management techniques. Continue Reading
VMware added vRealize Log Insight NSX in version 6.2.3. This central logging system receives log entries from ESXi hosts and helps identify issues in your NSX deployment. Continue Reading
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Configuring ESXi time sync should be a top priority for admins once installation is complete -- failure to do so could result in application failure, VM issues and more. Continue Reading
A stored XSS exploit can be damaging to enterprises that aren't fully protected. Expert Matthew Pascucci explains what stored XSS attacks are and how to defend against them. Continue Reading
The upgrade from ESX to ESXi hosts can be difficult; no current tools convert hosts for you and you can't preserve manual configurations. But there are ways to ease the process. Continue Reading