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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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Expert Brien Posey discusses what virtualization systems management is used for and how it can help organizations with large and complex infrastructures. Continue Reading
Moving workloads across an environment is much easier now with the different features companies offer. But a certain host server might not be a good fit for a certain VM. Continue Reading
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Automation is used by IT to ease a number of tasks, but what drives the need for it to manifest in new areas? In this guide, we look at how automation can be used to enhance server virtualization platforms.
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Flash technology can help improve performance of virtualized workloads, but choosing the right type will help you get more out of your investment. Continue Reading
VMware's DRS is able to move virtual machines from an overloaded host to one with more space -- as long as there are no hiccups. Administrators can prevent any miscues by being prepared. Continue Reading
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SCVMM offers a wide variety of configuration options but some settings can be overlooked or are unknown because they don't appear directly in the management console. Continue Reading
When managing virtual machines, each one should follow the same general settings but it's important to make sure the particulars are tailored to each individual workload. Continue Reading
Microsoft's MAP Toolkit and VM Readiness and Assessment tool both offer important information regarding a workload migration to Azure. Continue Reading
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Is developing an automation strategy to aid in VM deployment and patching worth the time investment? Continue Reading
Incorrectly sizing a VM can lead to poor performance or wasted resources. Implementing a formal VM provisioning process and taking these five rules can help mitigate the risks. Continue Reading
SCVMM 2012 R2 no longer supports P2V, but Microsoft didn't leave virtual administrators completely in the dark. Continue Reading