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September 22, 2011
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
September 16, 2010
A new Red Hat utility could solve long-standing problems with live migration of virtual machines and even enable the move to public clouds. But users remain cautious.
March 24, 2008
Marathon Technologies' fault-tolerant software for physical servers now keeps Citrix XenServer virtual machines up and running during hardware failures.
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Learn how to set up and run the new VMware vSphere 6.5 VM Encryption feature to improve security by bringing encryption to the hypervisor level. Continue Reading
Virtualization is a great idea, but not for everything in the data center. Even if your goal is 100% virtualization, leave these servers off the list. Continue Reading
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Virtualization has made allocating data center resources an easy process—perhaps too easy. Irresponsible virtual machine provisioning can gradually lead to the type of inefficiencies that virtualization set out to eliminate. VMs created for use in a... Continue Reading
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When you're dealing with an upgrade failure, it's extremely important to not only communicate with end users and management, but also to understand the limitations of backups. Continue Reading
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Removing every potential failure point is usually prohibitively expensive. Instead, start by mapping potential failures and assessing business needs. Continue Reading
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Though the benefits of virtualization outweigh the risks, a host server crash is extremely visible and causes concern with management. Be prepared to respond with efficiency. Continue Reading
Reduced performance and potential disk shortages can cripple the very VMs you're hoping to protect if you don't use Hyper-V checkpoints correctly. Continue Reading
Larger failover clusters improve resource utilization, but could also leave you vulnerable if you don't design around your biggest VMs. Continue Reading