VM performance News
January 09, 2017
If a dimensionally compressed storage medium was a reality, all data could be stored forever. Until then, how parallelism can improve workload performance remains elusive.
November 11, 2015
SIOS iQ analytics software for VMware shared storage discovers interdependencies between applications, compute nodes, networking and storage.
August 12, 2015
Virtual Instruments has moved beyond its storage focus, enhancing VirtualWisdom to support Microsoft Hyper-V servers and VMware workloads.
June 05, 2015
The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some will prefer purpose-built software while others will use the capabilities built into storage systems or hardware gateway products.
Over the years, cloud backup has gotten more sophisticated and today it's easier than ever to integrate cloud backup with current traditional backup methods. Other new cloud backup applications include the ability to spread backups across multiple clouds and back up data that's created in the cloud.
Our Purchasing Intentions survey is one of the longest-running and most-comprehensive surveys of storage managers. It chronicles the technologies they're implementing or evaluating, and other initiatives and issues they expect to devote time and money to in the coming year.
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It's important to create specific rules in VMware DRS to outline how different VMs and hosts behave. What kinds of affinity and anti-affinity rules are there, and how do they work? Continue Reading
Proper VM placement can go a long way toward maintaining availability in the event of a failure. How can you use affinity and anti-affinity rules with DRS for better VM distribution? Continue Reading
Solid-state storage is becoming more affordable and, as a result, more popular. Find out how to improve SSD storage performance by keeping operations close to the hardware. 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
Thin server OSes allow for reduced maintenance and overhead, but when you increase density to take advantage of excess capacity, you can face issues with failures and performance. Continue Reading
Virtualization sprawl can wreak havoc on your infrastructure. Find out if you have the necessary knowledge and skills to eliminate sprawl with this quiz. Continue Reading
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Because antimalware tools have no way of knowing whether container components are modified or placeholders, a significant amount of redundant scanning can take place. Continue Reading
VRealize Operations Manager is a system health monitoring tool that highlights issues in your virtual environment and steers you in the right direction for troubleshooting. Continue Reading
Manage vCPU distribution with affinity and anti-affinity features to alleviate the potential performance problems that can be caused by hyper-threading. Continue Reading
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Performance problems can be caused by a number of things, including overprovisioning and poor vCPU selection and assignment to VMs. Use these strategies to correct mistakes. Continue Reading
Some of the infrastructure components behind slow performance include CPU, memory and networking. These tips will help you find and eliminate those bottlenecks. Continue Reading
A disk I/O bottleneck, resource contention, misconfigurations and other problems will degrade the performance of virtual machines. When too many VMs are competing for limited resources, results will inevitably suffer. This chapter looks at tactics that can help to combat these types of bottlenecks, particularly those stemming from the storage components of a virtualized environment. The effort it takes to solve storage I/O bottlenecks is considerable. Variables range from physical infrastructure choices to configuration changes. The starting point for solving your I/O problems will be VM monitoring and establishing baseline performance. From there, you can scrutinize read IOPS vs. write IOPS, network cards, and other specific points that are likely contributing to the I/O bottlenecks. With the right approach, a willingness to become a virtual machine monitor and the use of proper technologies, admins can solve the problems causing an infrastructure's performance to suffer. Continue Reading