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Virtualization problems: When good deployments go bad
This article is part of the November 2009, Vol. 16 issue of Virtual Data Center
Virtualization problems still exist, even though the technology has become an important and reliable tool in many data centers. New deployments can easily run into virtualization problems without proper planning, practiced skill sets and careful management. More on virtualization problems Infrastructure planning key to avoiding SAP virtualization problems Server virtualization challenges: Backups and bottlenecks Top 5 challenges of virtualization Upgrading or extending an existing virtual infrastructure can introduce performance and stability problems. Virtualization can even exacerbate the effects of an inevitable hardware fault. Ultimately, the many advantages of virtualization must be weighed against the threat of potential problems. Let's look at the potential virtualization problems and examine some possible solutions. The articles in this guide originally appeared in the Virtual Data Center e-zine. How workload balancing prevents virtualization problems With virtualization, there's always the temptation to load physical ...
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Understanding software licensing and support policies for virtualized and cloud environments is a key requirement for all virtualization projects.
Upgrading a virtual host environment requires advanced planning. Our expert outlines a strategy and explains why this process is so critical to virtualization's dynamic infrastructure.
So you've rolled out virtualization and things are going smoothly. Think you're in the clear? Not so fast. Virtualization problems can strike at any time, and for many reasons.