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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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Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. Continue Reading
Software is now able to handle an increasing number of data center infrastructure management tasks, including storage and networking. But how far can this development extend? This three-part guide aims to answer that question.
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Thin provisioning is a commonly used feature to stretch storage resources, but it's also commonly abused. Continue Reading
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Logs have been an integral piece of troubleshooting. New enhanced logs boosts vSphere security by providing much more detail about errors and changes. Continue Reading
Expert Brien Posey discusses seven factors to consider when deciding whether or not server virtualization management software would be beneficial for your company. Continue Reading
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
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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
Pairing Ansible and Vagrant eases the burden of deploying and managing VMs in your virtual environment. Follow these configuration management tips to get started. Continue Reading
Be sure to provision the right virtual CPUs to a VM and be aware of processor hyper-threading. Also, use CPU affinity strategically and scale out rather than up. Continue Reading
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There are many reasons to set up a virtual home lab, not least of all for career advancement and learning. Occasionally, it can be fun too. Continue Reading
With resource control, you'll not only be able to overcome storage resource challenges, but you'll be able to effectively support an expanding infrastructure. Continue Reading
From monitoring CPU usage to right-sizing VM allocation, there are a number of precautions administrators can take to prevent overprovisioning. Continue Reading