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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In order for VMs to communicate, they must utilize VM networking technologies that enable them to emulate and access the existing physical network and provide additional features. Continue Reading
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
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VMware's NSX network virtualization platform applies software-layer abstraction to networking, adds network functionality and enforces granular security policies. Continue Reading
The hypervisor layer in HCI is becoming an expected feature, but it is important to know what role it plays and how it can affect the rest of the components. Continue Reading
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure labels are becoming less clear as vendors such as NetApp and Datrium introduce products that allow for scaling components separately. 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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You can set up your infrastructure to better take advantage of new technology in just a few steps. Perform a VM version upgrade to get the most out of what you have. Continue Reading
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