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VMware virtualization News
May 01, 2019
VMware plays a larger role in the Dell EMC storage ecosystem as the vendor rolls out new cloud services to challenge archrival NetApp's cloud storage portfolio.
April 29, 2019
VMware's new cloud service enables corporate users to deploy and manage on-premises environments in both their core data centers and edge locations.
March 22, 2019
Dell EMC storage has taken on more of a 'Dell' feel over the past year, thanks in part to reliance on PowerEdge Servers and spinning out Pivotal Software into a public company.
December 04, 2018
VMware acquisitions and partnerships led a year of VMware news, including the addition of CloudHealth and Heptio, as well as a relationship with Amazon that remains fruitful.
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Follow these steps to create and populate a content library in VMware vSphere. Once you finish the initial configuration, you can create a VM from a template in the content library. Continue Reading
VMware ESXi is an operating system-independent hypervisor based on the VMkernel operating system that interfaces with agents that run on top of it. ESXi stands for Elastic Sky X Integrated. Continue Reading
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Discover the benefits and drawbacks of VMware's network virtualization platform and answer any lingering questions you may have about NSX in this overview. Continue Reading
Amazon is making its Relational Database Service available to on-premises VMware infrastructures. This deal indicates a hybrid cloud future with more options than some predicted. Continue Reading
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You can use Workstation 15's new REST API to automate VM tasks. Simply enable the GUI and sort tasks with a PowerShell script using either the get or put method. Continue Reading
Disk snapshots can save VMware virtual servers from failed patches and upgrades. Easily create and manage various types of snapshot files with these strategies. Continue Reading
Regardless of whether you prefer ESXCLI or PowerCLI, learning to manage firewalls via the command line can save you time when making changes to firewalls on multiple hosts. Continue Reading
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Use ESXi firewall configuration settings and VMkernel ports to control the levels of access that different services, such as Secure Shell, have to your management network. Continue Reading
Storage I/O control can be an effective way to handle occasional storage sharing issues, but it is not always suitable for every virtual machine. Continue Reading
Configuring ESXi time sync should be a top priority for admins once installation is complete -- failure to do so could result in application failure, VM issues and more. Continue Reading