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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Pivotal Container Service, a product of VMware's recent partnership with Pivotal and Google, could potentially displace other VMware container infrastructure management tools. Continue Reading
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
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Which VM hardware version you use and how you configure hardware components can affect performance in your VMware infrastructure. Use these best practices to stay on track. Continue Reading
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
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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Enabling ESXi Autostart can save you time and effort when managing VMs. Learn how to configure Autostart VMs in VMware host settings to make patching hosts easier. Continue Reading
A forgotten ESXi root password can stop you in your tracks. Avoid dodgy quick fixes and learn the proper way to recover a root password for vCenter-connected and stand-alone hosts. Continue Reading
With access to logs, you can troubleshoot your ESXi host and track issues as they crop up. You can access your logs via the console or a web browser with only a few simple steps. Continue Reading