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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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Grouping physical hosts together on a cluster improves resource distribution and increases availability. It's easy to add a host to a cluster, but be sure to follow these rules. Continue Reading
The VMware GitHub wiki page offers a number of formats of Photon for different installation types, as well as documentation on how to use Photon and information about support. Continue Reading
VMware increased flexibility in vSAN 6.6 with the addition of new stretched cluster configuration options. What are these options, and how do they improve availability? Continue Reading
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For enterprises that require powerful security and resiliency, vSAN 6.6 presents an array of features, such as encryption and stretched clusters, to boost VMware security. Continue Reading
VMware plans to retire vCenter Server for Windows in favor of the vCenter Server Appliance with the next version of vSphere. That decision might cause more trouble than it's worth. Continue Reading
VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort offers thorough documentation of vSphere hardware and software and tips for maximum performance. Continue Reading
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Apply meaningful tags to inventory items in vSphere to make locating them easier. Also, use PowerCLI to automate common tasks and perform bulk management operations. Continue Reading
VSAN 6.6 and 6.6.1 boast new features, such as vSAN Configuration Assist, integration with vROps and a streamlined upgrade process to improve storage performance and management. Continue Reading
Snapshots are useful because they restore VMs to a particular state, but snapshot buildup can cause performance issues. Use vSphere Web Client to consolidate VMware snapshots. 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