Get all the news on the VMware-EMC Ionix acquisition in this edition of This Week in Virtualization. There's also news on a new VKernel tool for capacity management and memory problems with new x86 processors.
The new VKernel tool, VKernel Capacity Manager, is available for free for VMware environments. It monitors for capacity-related performance problems, new virtual machine (VM) deployments and overprovisioned VMs.
And the memory management features in new x86 processors are causing some problems in virtual environments, according to SearchDataCenter.com. For example, VMware's memory deduplication feature, transparent page sharing, does not display the proper amount of RAM allocated to a virtual machine when running on Intel's Nehalem series processors.
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This was first published in March 2010