Server virtualization management tools and practices News
October 03, 2013
Efficient virtualization management is often a struggle, but new data center mapping technology could be the innovative solution admins need.
August 14, 2013
IT infrastructure monitoring startup CloudPhysics, backed by VMware's co-founders, uses big data to provide new insights into vSphere environments.
April 10, 2013
Tools that plug in to native consoles can help VMware and Hyper-V shops tackle the challenges and complexities of multi-hypervisor management.
March 08, 2013
New automation tools from Puppet aim to introduce VMware admins to the world of DevOps, but programming knowledge remains a barrier for some IT pros.
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Solid-state storage is becoming more affordable and, as a result, more popular. Find out how to improve SSD storage performance by keeping operations close to the hardware. Continue Reading
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. Continue Reading
Before you begin a VMware to Hyper-V migration, you need to ask yourself how many VMs you need to migrate and how much downtime the migration will require. Continue Reading
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There are a few ways to collect vSphere log files. If you have access to vCenter, you can use the vSphere Web Client. Continue Reading
Microsoft makes it easy to migrate Azure VMs to Hyper-V, but there are some post-migration cleanup tasks you need to complete before using the VMs in production. Continue Reading
Before you migrate from Hyper-V to VMware, you should take a comprehensive inventory, set an agreed-upon schedule and communicate the potential impact to all relevant parties. Continue Reading
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There are specific limitations you need to keep in mind when exporting an AWS instance to your hypervisor, but, otherwise, the process is pretty straightforward. Continue Reading
When monitoring your environment, you need to know the difference between bottlenecks and faults and understand performance data and application limits. Continue Reading
There are many reasons to set up a virtual home lab, not least of all for career advancement and learning. Occasionally, it can be fun too. Continue Reading
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Drive configuration, server connection and storage backplanes are all things that can affect application latency. Start with these items when looking for storage bottlenecks. Continue Reading
Some of the infrastructure components behind slow performance include CPU, memory and networking. These tips will help you find and eliminate those bottlenecks. Continue Reading
Log analysis tools do the heavy lifting when it comes to identifying the root cause of issues occurring in your data center, but they come with their own challenges. Continue Reading