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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.
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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Automation is used by IT to ease a number of tasks, but what drives the need for it to manifest in new areas? In this guide, we look at how automation can be used to enhance server virtualization platforms.
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While administrators should aim to evenly distribute workloads, there's no substitute for automated load balancing features. Continue Reading
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
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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
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