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VM performance management, Capacity planning, Provisioning and configuration, Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual machines, P2V, V2V and V2P migration
Security management, Server virtualization compliance and governance
VMware virtualization, VMware management tools, VMware conference coverage, Microsoft virtualization, VMware administration and how-tos, Microsoft Hyper-V management, Citrix XenServer, Open source virtualization, Emerging platforms, Vendor selection
Servers and virtualization, Network virtualization, Virtualized clusters and high-performance computing, Cloud computing architecture, Cloud computing infrastructure, Application virtualization, Using virtual machine appliances, Virtualization how-tos and learning guides, Networking for Server Virtualization
Backup and disaster recovery, Virtual server backup and storage
Desktop virtualization, Lab, test and development, Cloud computing and virtualization strategies, Data center consolidation, Backup, disaster recovery and business continuity
Server consolidation and improved resource utilization, Green data center: Reducing power consumption with virtualization, Reducing IT costs with server virtualization, Improving server management with virtualization
Virtualization costs, licensing and support issues, Virtualization security and patch management, Downtime and data loss in virtualized environments, Preventing virtual machine sprawl
There are a few ways to collect vSphere log files. If you have access to vCenter, you can use the vSphere Web Client.
VSphere 6.5 offers three different options for upgrading vCenter Server; which option you choose depends upon your environment's architecture.
Test your knowledge on the new vSphere 6.5 features as well as all of the other changes that came with the VMware's latest release of its core virtualization product.
Migrating to Service Center 2016 requires a good deal of preparation and work. Are the features in Orchestration and Service Management Automation better in Service Center 2016?
Scripts to automate workflows and other procedures can be a boon to the IT staff, but there may be situations where it makes sense to adjust the PowerShell execution policy.
Despite a known zero-day flaw, Microsoft delays February's security bulletins for an unspecified reason.
Microsoft's Azure container strategy could take hybrid computing to an entirely new level and help launch both technologies into more mainstream waters.
As containers, open source and hybrid cloud move into the mainstream, tools to manage those technologies are in high demand. New companies have surfaced to respond to those needs.
Hybrid cloud management software may still be an emerging market, but there are some vendors and tools that buyers should consider for monitoring, cost accounting and other tasks.
Picking between virtual or web-based apps is complex. It comes down to key factors such as what types of apps IT must deliver and what features users need to get their jobs done.
VDI can simplify life for IT admins, but they must plan the project out from the pilot phase through implementation. Keeping unexpected cost and complexity in mind is critical.
City Harvest uses Cisco HyperFlex for its back-end infrastructure to power VDI so the nonprofit can feed 1.4 million people in New York.
A converged system's appeal comes from having an optimized platform that removes significant complexity from an IT environment. But when is CI the right move to make?
Converged and hyper-converged systems simplify an IT environment and boost performance. Here's how to decide if they are right for your business's data center.
Cloud computing is built on the x86 processor, but don't forget RISC processors -- simple, yet powerful chips that still drive some of the data center's most important workloads.