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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Thin provisioning is a commonly used feature to stretch storage resources, but it's also commonly abused. 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
In most cases, administrators don't have to worry about a VM's MAC addresses, but sometimes setting a static address is the only way to avoid conflicts. Continue Reading
Organizations looking to deploy a private or hybrid cloud have a bevy of software tools to choose from. Our 'Modern Infrastructure' Impact Awards can help narrow the options. Continue Reading
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From monitoring CPU usage to right-sizing VM allocation, there are a number of precautions administrators can take to prevent overprovisioning. Continue Reading
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
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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
Is developing an automation strategy to aid in VM deployment and patching worth the time investment? 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