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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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Smaller environments may be able to make do with native hypervisor features, but for true scalability, you'll need dedicated virtualization management tools. Continue Reading
Thin provisioning is a commonly used feature to stretch storage resources, but it's also commonly abused. Continue Reading
Microsoft eliminates the need for expensive storage devices such as SAN with new storage formats, including an offering for SCVMM. Continue Reading
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Not all hypervisors and OSes can play nice with others. The best method for avoiding complications down the road is to thoroughly test your nested virtualization deployment. Continue Reading
Theoretically, there is no limit on how 'deep' a nested VM can go. The best way to avoid any confusion is to appropriately label hypervisor nesting levels. Continue Reading
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Memory management techniques that allow VMs to share resources are common, but you should follow these tips and strategies to reduce risk. Continue Reading
Administrators can get more out of their servers by overcommitting CPU resources and balancing VM distribution. Continue Reading
One of the best tricks to ending VM overprovisioning problems is to give application owners a choice -- but only the choices you've preapproved. Continue Reading
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The creation of too many VMs and the continued existence of unused VMs plague modern IT infrastructure. This three-part guide looks at the ongoing battle against virtual machine sprawl, with a focus on strategies and tools for tracking VM lifecycles... Continue Reading
It can be difficult to run an effective virtualized environment. Keeping it optimized and making good use of performance data are ongoing concerns for busy virtualization admins. This e-book series looks at best practices for getting the most out of... Continue Reading
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