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December 05, 2017
In this Q&A, Reza Taheri, chairman of the TPCx-HCI committee, talks about the process for developing the new benchmark and outlines application performance testing.
October 31, 2017
Microsoft's Project Honolulu puts the GUI back in the spotlight for systems administrators who felt left behind by the company's focus on advanced initiatives.
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.
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Exchange Server virtualization is a common practice for many enterprises, but deployment slip-ups can cripple the messaging platform. Follow these tips to avert a service disruption. Continue Reading
Affinity and anti-affinity rules improve application performance and resilience. Select the desired clusters in vSphere Web Client, and add rules to apply affinity rules to DRS. Continue Reading
Traditionally, CPUs used one thread and consisted of a single core, but now, they can be hyper-threaded, hold more cores and can be abstracted in virtual environments. Continue Reading
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Before migrating back on premises, do your research on potential expenses, like licensing costs and egress charges, and consider investing in a migration tool. Continue Reading
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As more organizations move to hybrid cloud, multi-hypervisor and multi-cloud environments, virtualization administrator responsibilities evolve to accommodate those changes. Continue Reading
GPUs enable complex graphics and boost the power of virtual environments. As resource consumption rises with compute-intensive applications, GPUs can be essential assets. Continue Reading
It's in an administrator's best interest to regularly check for ESXi updates and patches to make sure his system runs the most up-to-date version of the hypervisor. Continue Reading
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By referencing various log files, like the Real-Time Log and the Historic Log, and checking the Orchestrator Runbook Audit History page, you can more easily locate the point of failure. Continue Reading
Performance problems can be caused by a number of things, including overprovisioning and poor vCPU selection and assignment to VMs. Use these strategies to correct mistakes. Continue Reading
PowerShell is just one way to trigger AD synchronization when troubleshooting, making configuration changes or ensuring a consistent copy of on-premises AD. Continue Reading