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October 31, 2017
Microsoft's Project Honolulu puts the GUI back in the spotlight for systems administrators who felt left behind by the company's focus on advanced initiatives.
August 14, 2013
IT infrastructure monitoring startup CloudPhysics, backed by VMware's co-founders, uses big data to provide new insights into vSphere environments.
April 10, 2013
Tools that plug in to native consoles can help VMware and Hyper-V shops tackle the challenges and complexities of multi-hypervisor management.
September 20, 2012
Early adopters of big data analytics Software as a Service like how it aggregates data to help them troubleshoot complex systems management problems.
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Microsoft Project Honolulu is still in the technical preview stage, but it needs to resolve a number of issues before it's a viable alternative to manage production machines. Continue Reading
Storing log data is an important part of the log management process. Maintain performance, security and backup policies with careful log consolidation. Continue Reading
Logs can produce immense amounts of data, but logging standards, such as standardized formats and security procedures, can help IT professionals minimize information overload. Continue Reading
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The user experience monitoring market is chock-full of options that can be confusing to keep track of. Take a look at nine tools every IT pro should know about. Continue Reading
Logs have been an integral piece of troubleshooting. New enhanced logs boosts vSphere security by providing much more detail about errors and changes. Continue Reading
There are a few ways to collect vSphere log files. If you have access to vCenter, you can use the vSphere Web Client. Continue Reading
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Creating KVM virtual machines with virsh and virt-install can be onerous. Use Ansible to automate deployment with templates and modules or to extend to functions like cloning. Continue Reading
VM tagging is an effective tactic for discovering and eliminating zombie VMs. Cut useless VMs, redundant data and confusing configurations to enable efficient resource consumption and limit VM sprawl. Continue Reading
While there are no set rules, there are some security recommendations when it comes to virtual machines running on one host. Learn the best practices with expert Matt Pascucci. 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
By referencing various log files, like the Real-Time Log and the Historic Log, and checking the Orchestrator Runbook Audit History page, you can more easily locate the point of failure. Continue Reading
Performance problems can be caused by a number of things, including overprovisioning and poor vCPU selection and assignment to VMs. Use these strategies to correct mistakes. Continue Reading