Virtual machine provisioning and configuration News
October 03, 2013
Efficient virtualization management is often a struggle, but new data center mapping technology could be the innovative solution admins need.
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.
October 30, 2012
As new virtual storage techniques and hypervisors with improved storage capabilities hit the market, reaction among admins has been mixed.
August 20, 2012
For time-crunched server virtualization admins, desktop hypervisors offer an ideal environment for troubleshooting, configuring and distributing VMs.
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VMDq allows the creation of parallel queues by moving packet sorting and queues out of the hypervisor's virtual machine manager. Continue Reading
A monster VM might not be useful for everyone right now, but it could be the future so administrators should make sure to understand them. Continue Reading
Virtual memory ballooning allows a physical host to recapture unused memory on its guest virtual machines and allocate the resource where needed. Continue Reading
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Just because a virtual machine can run forever, doesn't mean it should. VM lifecycle management can help determine when it's time to retire a VM. Continue Reading
What hypervisor and host system are required for VMDK files larger than 2 TB? Are there any potential problems to consider? 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
The advantages of virtualizing server workloads may be firmly established, but proper planning, provisioning and performance monitoring remain critical to effective server virtualization management. This three-part guide provides expert guidance on ... 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
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As more enterprises look to virtualize top-tier applications, many are seeing a growing need for huge virtual disk files. Continue Reading
Desired State Configuration is a powerful tool, but doesn't yet include many built-in resources. Learn how to find more and expand your repertoire. 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