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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Thin provisioning helps ensure that organizations don't waste storage capacity, which is a potential pitfall of thick provisioning. But thin provisioning requires more monitoring. Continue Reading
Storage acceleration helps improve array performance by offloading storage operations from the server to the ESXi host, and it uses fewer processor and memory resources. Continue Reading
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
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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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There are several uses for flash drives in VMware vSphere, but admins must keep an eye on drive lifespan. One way to do that is to compare actual usage with what vendors promise. Continue Reading
More apps are graphics-intensive than ever before. As a result, VDI shops must know the steps it takes to deliver said apps to users without too much hassle. Continue Reading
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
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It's important to ensure that your OS and hypervisor support 512e and 4Kn disks, but there are always alternatives to work around any incompatibilities. Continue Reading
Use a vSAN 2-node cluster for small and branch office deployments. Use a cluster with two physical hosts for data storage and a third server as a witness appliance. Continue Reading
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