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March 24, 2014
VMware Fling Contest winner Steve Athanas talks about his suggestion that would ease the move from a Windows-based vCenter to a vCenter Server Appliance.
July 27, 2011
VMware licensing had to change eventually. Advancements in technology made the old per-socket model a problem for VMware, which added vRAM limits to the vSphere 5 licensing model.
February 22, 2010
Building a home lab is a great way for virtualization administrators to gain valuable, hands-on VMware environment training.
January 22, 2010
This week's VMware news roundup includes IT pros booting VMware ESXi from USB flash drives, community responses to the Microsoft-HP and open source-friendly tools for vCloud.
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Using vApps adds powerful features to an administrator's arsenal, such as determining a VM startup and shutdown order. Continue Reading
Here's how VMware's vCSA differs from its Windows-based counterpart -- and why it's the wave of the future. Continue Reading
VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) is software that manages vSphere versions, installs and updates third-party ESX/ESXi host extensions, automates the patch and upgrade process on ESX/ESXi hosts, and performs upgrades to virtual appliances, VMware ... Continue Reading
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When considering your virtualization needs, planning ahead can ensure there is enough storage and compute to prevent a slowdown in the business. Continue Reading
While not a major release, VMware's vSphere 5.5 features a number of enhancements and tweaks that could tip administrators toward an upgrade. Continue Reading
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VMware announced vCenter Server Heartbeat licenses can no longer be purchased, which may mean other high availability options could be approaching. Continue Reading
With OVA and OVF deployments, businesses can distribute a single or multiple VMs that save time and reduce the potential for problems. Continue Reading
Vendors can reduce potential issues by packaging VMs into a virtual appliance for customers. Here's how to create and modify the resulting OVF file. Continue Reading
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After you make sure the template is cleared of specifics, follow these steps to use clones as templates in VMware Workstation. Continue Reading
With a little manipulation via SSH or ESXi Shell, a locked core dump file can soon be just a distant memory for your ESXi environment. Continue Reading
Dealing with workload overload? You may want to lighten the load off your servers by using an Amazon EC2 instance with help from VMware's vCAC. Continue Reading