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Backing up VMware host servers and guest OSes News
January 26, 2011
VMware SRM will add new features, which may alter how customers use the disaster recovery tool. Mike Laverick previews future VMware SRM features and what they mean for users.
December 23, 2010
In the future, VMware Site Recovery Manager will have host-based replication and other new features. Expert Mike Laverick previews these yet-to-be-released VMware SRM capabilities.
July 12, 2010
This news roundup includes articles about EMC's purchase of Greenplum Software, a new backup agent for VMware and how open source tools will shape cloud computing's future.
June 11, 2010
This week's VMware news roundup includes news that VMware virtual appliances adopt Novell SUSE Linux as the standard OS, and two vendors promise greater support for VMware.
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RAID 5 and RAID 6 are two types of erasure coding. The former protects data with basic parity, while the latter builds in a second layer of parity for even greater protection. Continue Reading
VMware vSphere Replication can help copy virtual machines from one host to another, or even one data center to another. Here's how to install and configure it. Continue Reading
When it comes to VMware vMSC deployment, two factors to keep in mind are distance and storage subsystems. Continue Reading
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RAID 5 and RAID 6 erasure coding, deduplication and compression are similar but distinct concepts that reduce data and maintain storage capacity in virtualized environments. Continue Reading
RAID provides workload resilience and protects against data loss, but not all levels of RAID are made alike. What are the storage tradeoffs for RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 6? Continue Reading
The next big data backup strategy could involve hyper-converged offerings because of the options its software and hardware provide. Continue Reading
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To configure RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 6 erasure coding in VMware vSAN 6.2, an administrator must first choose the proper RAID protection settings. Continue Reading
VSphere snapshots help restore a VM to a given point in time but can eat up data store resources. How should you use, monitor and manage snapshots in a virtual environment? Continue Reading
VSAN 6.6 beefs up stretched clustering with two new failure to tolerate protection policies that allow users to set protection levels per local site. Continue Reading
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VMware vMSC is able to detect a wide variety of failures, ranging from something very minor to even the major issues in an environment. Continue Reading
Bringing in a hyper-converged platform can present a complication in the data center where networking, virtualization and storage teams were once separated. Continue Reading
There are many VMs that may wander your virtual environment, sucking up resources while providing no real purpose. Here are some ways to track them down. Continue Reading