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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
Upgrading a stand-alone host to ESXi 6.5 is as easy as downloading the offline bundle update, starting Secure Shell and running a few commands with the ESXi software command tool set.
With revenue stagnation in the virtualization market on the rise, VMware has a target on its back. Is the company willing to make the right decisions to remain on top?
VMware vSphere Replication can help copy virtual machines from one host to another, or even one data center to another. Here's how to install and configure it.
Getting started with PowerShell or just need a quick refresher? This tip lists the most common PowerShell commands, with details on when to use them.
Microsoft's switch to rollup patching makes it imperative for administrators to streamline the update process for Windows Server systems.
Administrators will create numerous IIS web servers during their IT careers. With Desired State Configuration, admins can automate this task with cleaner results.
OpenStack is the only show in town when it comes to open source stack options. While it's popular and can partner with major vendors, it likely requires significant automation.
Admins can pause, suspend, shelve or stop a compute instance in OpenStack. But what are the key differences between each option?
Public cloud providers increasingly offer GPU-based cloud services for compute-heavy applications, but organizations need the right skill sets -- and budget -- to deploy them.
VDI projects can fail easily. See how well you're prepared for VDI with this quiz, which asks about how to track user experience, what makes a successful pilot program and more.
Use this form to nominate products for the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 14.
Get all the information you need about the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards, which will be announced in an awards ceremony.
IoT is still an emerging field, but data center admins should at least consider certification options to make their resume stand out in the long haul.
Some mainframe users find it tough to navigate IBM's sub-capacity pricing model. Consider tools like SCRT to more efficiently manage your z Systems software costs.
Hyper-converged infrastructure can cause new data center cooling challenges. Before implementation, determine which temperatures and cooling units will work best.