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March 11, 2016
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talked about where the security world stands, where it can go and how NSX fits in.
September 29, 2015
A new version of vSphere wasn't announced at VMworld, but the new technologies that were left users excited for the future
August 28, 2015
It's not a rebirth of the VMware Technology Network, but VMUG Advantage gives subscribers a trial period of a year for several VMware products.
February 16, 2015
VMware's origin started with five employees and an idea to abstract hardware. Now the company is evolving faster thanks to a rapid succession of acquisitions.
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VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime. Continue Reading
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
Some situations call for remote access to the vSphere Data Protection appliance. This walk-through will show you how to enable SSH login so you can access it remotely. 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
Rufus -- short for Reliable USB Formatting Utility -- is a free Windows tool that can create a bootable VMware ESXi installer and a custom installation package in mere minutes. 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
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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
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers has many positive selling points, but running a microservices demonstration with Docker containers isn't one of them. Continue Reading
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Storage bottlenecks can take a serious toll on storage latency and VM performance. How can administrators use SIOC storage policies to eliminate storage contention? 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