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July 25, 2012
On the surface, the future of virtualization is bright. But, as more workloads are virtualized, new and complex infrastructure problems arise.
December 23, 2010
Your virtualization implementation can grid to a halt without the proper planning and support. Luckily, there are ways to overcome these hurdles and get back on track.
November 18, 2010
VM sprawl is the result of irresponsible server provisioning, so you need to implement stringent resource-allocation policies.
August 28, 2009
Left unchecked, demand for virtual machines can quickly outstrip IT's ability to deliver and manage them.
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A zombie VM is a virtual machine that is created for a particular purpose, such as development or testing, that is forgotten when it is no longer needed for that purpose. As a result, it continues to consume resources while performing no useful work. Continue Reading
Constant refinements and upgrades can cause virtualization challenges -- such as VM sprawl -- but management tools can help smooth the process. Continue Reading
Management and reporting tools should provide a window into the health of your environment, but compatibility or network problems can draw the shades. Continue Reading
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In this continuation of our series on VM sprawl control, Brian Kirsch offers two methods for removing resources without eliminating important data from your server. Continue Reading
Discovering which VMs are necessary and which are just taking up space can be difficult if you don't have a strategy in place. Continue Reading
Despite the efficiency consolidation brings, even small VMs consume resources; and there are real financial consequences to spinning up new workloads. Continue Reading
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Great infrastructure design alone can't save you from falling victim to common virtualization pitfalls. You need to pair it with smart policies. Continue Reading
Admins are gaining better insight into server and VM performance data, but what do they do with it? Virtualization tools at one time were thought of only for their monitoring capabilities. Developments have since allowed these technologies to be ... Continue Reading
Using management tools is just one way to prevent sprawl in your VM environment. It's important to be proactive with your VMs to fight sprawl. Continue Reading
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With the advent of virtual infrastructure and "free" VMs, administrators are seeing a rise in VM sprawl, making environments difficult to manage. In order to combat this issue, you must first locate any and all problem VMs. Continue Reading
There's a lot to consider when developing a server consolidation plan. Don't fall victim to these five common oversights. Continue Reading
Long-term virtual infrastructure health leads to business growth. To achieve this, you must master capacity planning and troubleshooting techniques. Continue Reading