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April 13, 2017
Altaro VM Backup version 7 includes an augmented inline deduplication feature for the data protection software as it tries to cut backup size and costs.
April 17, 2015
Ravello’s nested virtualization has expanded to VMware environments, allowing customers to use ESXi in AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
October 18, 2013
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5 offers functionality improvements and competes with products from Veeam, which could drive prices down.
September 26, 2013
Another round of vSphere upgrades has uncovered more problems with vCenter Single Sign-On. Some users can't upgrade, and others can't authenticate.
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VM templates in vSphere enable IT administrators to manage large environments by rapidly deploying fully configured VMs using the content library interface. Continue Reading
The Standard Edition of vRealize Suite comes with a learning curve, but it provides intelligent operations management via Log Insight, Business for Cloud and Operations Manager. Continue Reading
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VSphere Integrated Containers uses a combination of VIC engine, Project Harbor, Project Admiral and Photon OS to handle container provisioning, runtime, workflow and management. Continue Reading
Pivotal Container Service, a product of VMware's recent partnership with Pivotal and Google, could potentially displace other VMware container infrastructure management tools. Continue Reading
VMware plans to retire vCenter Server for Windows in favor of the vCenter Server Appliance with the next version of vSphere. That decision might cause more trouble than it's worth. Continue Reading
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Go beyond traditional vSphere management with Terraform, which enables infrastructure configuration as code. Use commands to set the providers, data centers and compute clusters. Continue Reading
Admins can view infrastructure information in the services relationship, VM relationships, service distribution and service visibility dashboards of the vROps Service Discovery MP. Continue Reading
Version 2.0 of the vRealize Operations Service Discovery Management Pack has been updated with user-defined service discovery, but consider the prerequisites before upgrading. Continue Reading
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Centralize vCenter log files with vRealize Log Insight. Configuration with vSphere is simple and enables the centralization and transmission of event and task logs. Continue Reading
If a host doesn't automatically power off as expected, check for conflicting VMware DRS rules that could prevent this power-saving feature. Continue Reading
VMware makes moving a VM from one datastore to another simple with Storage vMotion, but the details of how the feature works are more complex. Continue Reading