New & Notable
VMware basics News
July 31, 2014
The annual VMware event is expected to draw more than 20,000 but, for some, the company's products aren't the only selling point.
July 10, 2014
The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere.
June 21, 2013
With virtualization underpinning your business operations, make sure VMware administrators know their stuff with clear metrics and frequent reviews.
May 09, 2013
VSphere experience is a must-have in job listings for VMware administrators, but vCloud and Hyper-V know-how are on hiring managers' wish lists too.
VMware basics Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
VMware's free Hands-on Labs portal gives administrators a way to try new configurations, study for a certification track or expand their knowledge with the company's product line. Continue Reading
Security and speed issues dog the vSphere Web Client, but will VMware listen to its users? Continue Reading
Using vApps adds powerful features to an administrator's arsenal, such as determining a VM startup and shutdown order. Continue Reading
Evaluate VMware basics Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
When a business needs a workload to run uninterrupted, the Fault Tolerance feature in vSphere ensures VMs will continue to run even when a server fails. Continue Reading
What is an OVA file and how does it compare to an Open Virtualization Format package? 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
Manage VMware basics
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Today's enterprises are using virtualization to wring the highest utility from their servers, but with fewer hosts come greater risks to business continuity. Continue Reading
Administrators rejoiced throughout the Twitterverse when news of improvements to the latest version of vSphere came out. Continue Reading
VMware provides an API that can perform certain storage tasks within an array to reduce I/O activity and keep traffic jams to a minimum. Continue Reading
Problem Solve VMware basics Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration functionality enables storage devices that support VAII to reduce traffic on the network and reduce some work on the server to speed up input/output tasks. Continue Reading
A good understanding of vCPU run, wait and ready states can help deliver more responsive VMs. Continue Reading
Many IT administrators prefer the vSphere desktop client, but VMware is slowly phasing it out in favor of the vSphere Web Client. Continue Reading