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How does antimalware software affect VM performance?
Which storage protocol should I use for VMware vSphere?
What's the best way to configure BIOS settings for virtualization?
How does Hyper-V Integration Services work?
What does N+1 redundancy mean?
How does application containerization compare to Linux Containers?
How is containerization different from virtualization?
What is the maximum supported configuration for Hyper-V VMs?
The inner workings of Microsoft Hyper-V Replica
When to choose lights-out management compatible servers
Brand name or white box server for virtualization?
The difference between VMware's VSAN and a VSA
Hardware specs you need in a server for virtualization
Choose a backup platform that fits virtual environments
Appliance-based backup products may not fit your needs
Key resources to prevent VM live migration failures
VM performance benchmarks will speed troubleshooting
Best choice for free Hyper-V performance monitoring
What to do if a VM won't restart after a host failure
Troubleshooting a VMware DRS load balancing failure
Conflicting VMware DRS rules can prevent power-saving features
How Storage vMotion works under the hood
Reducing CPU ready time will get your hungry VMs a seat at the table
Network conflict resolution: Changing a virtual machine MAC address
Not so fast: VMware's NSX has hardware and software requirements
How VMware NSX differs from other network virtualization software
Virtualization basics: Integrating VMware HA into a failover strategy
VMware supports a massive VMDK file size, but why create a monster?
Differentiating C-state and P-state in server power management
Hardware and software approaches to improve virtual server reliability
Ask the expert: How do hypervisors control server power consumption?
Proactively prevent downtime by protecting VMs from a server fault
How vSphere Metro Storage Cluster differs from Site Recovery Manager
Base your server consolidation plan on availability and failover needs
Is there a magic number: Finding the best server consolidation ratio
Don't deploy open source cloud software willy-nilly
Local data storage or SAN: How storage location affects VM performance
Consider common bottlenecks when troubleshooting storage performance
How bad do swap files affect virtual machine performance?
How do disk latency and RAID groups affect VM performance?
Hyper-V 2012 R2 changes: What are Generation 2 virtual machines?
Which hypervisor features provide the most virtual server security?
Though OS-independent, thin hypervisors provide solid security
It's getting hot in here: Performing a hot VM clone
Virtual security tactics for Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors
How NPIV almost guarantees unique WWNs
How can I enable automated VM resource provisioning?
What is I/O fencing and how does it work?
Ask the expert: How important is balanced VM resource allocation?
Application benchmarking paints a true picture of VM resources
How do RHEV features stack up to vSphere and Hyper-V?
Is there a rule of thumb for how often to create a snapshot?
Moving virtual machines from VMware to Hyper-V with SCVMM and MVMC
Use your PowerShell prowess to add VHD files to a Hyper-V VM
Working with the limitations of SAN-based backups and backup tools
Diagnosing the cause of failed VM snapshots
How and where should we add a second hypervisor?
What are the best backup methods and tools for my VMs?
How often should I conduct a disaster recovery test?
When is it time to consider a multi-hypervisor environment?
What are the challenges of multi-hypervisor management in the data center?
How server availability indirectly affects the hypervisor
How important is hypervisor resource and workload distribution?
Enable PowerShell remoting to run commands on remote machines
How much do server configurations affect hypervisor performance?
OVirt vs. RHEV: Are they interchangeable?
Should you consider VirtualBox for server virtualization?
Ask the expert: Xen, KVM and other free hypervisor options
Advantages of storing a VM on an SMB file share
Hyper-V Replica improves fault tolerance without a failover cluster
How Hyper-V Dynamic Memory improves virtual server density
Ask the expert: When to use thin provisioning
Was it smart for VMware to undo vSphere pricing changes and kill vRAM?
Why you should attend a virtualization conference
What are your biggest virtualization challenges?
Virtual data center decisions: Should you go 100% virtual?
What’s in your virtualization home lab?
How virtualization pros can land their next IT job
Devising in-house workarounds to solve virtualization problems
What will the future hold for multi-hypervisor management?
Which new server virtualization technology are you most thankful for?
What’s your most terrifying virtualization management story?
What the Hyper-V client hypervisor means for Microsoft virtualization
What are you looking forward to at VMworld 2011?
Virtualization moving to cloud computing pricing models: Is IT ready?
VMware acquisitions: Moving beyond virtualization
IT career advice for graduates
Software licensing models need to get with the times
Technology books: Our experts’ favorites
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Virtualizing streaming video servers
Data deduplication for virtualization: Too much of a good thing?
Four rules for virtual machine migration
Good tools, practices for VM change management
Creating a live operating system in a VMware environment
Creating an ESX VI3 cluster
Setting up shared storage for VMware ESX Server
Implementing VDI solutions in complex infrastructures
Backing up virtual machines in VMware ESX
Using VDI images to stream applications