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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.
July 25, 2012
On the surface, the future of virtualization is bright. But, as more workloads are virtualized, new and complex infrastructure problems arise.
July 02, 2012
If you’re considering a heterogeneous virtualization shop, don’t count on multi-hypervisor management tools to solve all of your administration woes.
June 27, 2012
Quest’s virtualization management customers say there’s room for improvement by a larger-scale company, but aren’t sure whether Dell would be the best fit.
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Just like electricity, water and other utilities, you pay only for the resources you use when you implement a chargeback system. But is it that easy? Continue Reading
Using benchmarks gives the user a head start in troubleshooting if VM performance begins to falter. But how can benchmarking help with resources, hardware decisions and virtual workloads? Continue Reading
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Generation 1 and Generation 2 virtual machines are the two options for Windows Server 2012 R2. Generation 2 offers plenty of benefits but there are requirements and limitations that accompany it. Continue Reading
Allocating resources is an important task that users can overlook. Underutilizing and overloading resources can hamper the VM but there are solutions. Continue Reading
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VHD files reigned supreme in Hyper-V -- until Microsoft came out with VHDX files. Knowing how to resize all three disk types of VHDX files can be beneficial in your environment. Continue Reading
Memory technologies add flexibility, but aren’t appropriate for every workload in the data center. Find out which configurations are worth using. Continue Reading
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Swap files enable features like memory overcommit, but they can also waste space on expensive solid-state drives. Find out how to reclaim some of that space without putting your systems at risk. Continue Reading
There is no magic formula for determining the best VM processor allocation, but there are important guidelines to follow. Continue Reading
Live VM migration is a key part of virtualization, and it should continue to get better and become a bigger part of an IT admin's everyday operations. Continue Reading