vMotion and Storage vMotion News
February 27, 2015
VMware's February announcements focused on the features of the upcoming vSphere 6 release, but some cloud news also caught interest of the VMware faithful.
October 25, 2010
VMware's efforts to reach out to small and medium-sized businesses have borne fruit, says the company. But SMBs want more than just vMotion from a lower-cost licensing package.
August 10, 2009
Microsoft says VMware ESX costs too much, especially now that Hyper-V R2 includes free Live Migration. Can VMware beef up ESXi free edition to rival Hyper-V R2's functionality?
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The vSphere virtualization platform underwent significant renovations in storage and infrastructure management with the 6.0 release. Here's what you need to know. Continue Reading
VMware's vSphere 6 is one of the first major products to support NFS 4.1, but the benefits may not outweigh the risks to use this storage protocol. Continue Reading
The imminent arrival of vSphere 6 will bring several new features, some that have been in development for quite some time. Continue Reading
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Before plunging in to use the new VVOLs storage architecture feature in vSphere 6, check to see whether it passes your compatibility requirements. Continue Reading
An administrator can choose thick or thin provisioning on a destination volume for a data store, but which one offers better performance? Continue Reading
IT shops that started small may find they need to update their ESXi shared storage settings to prevent significant issues when a host fails. Continue Reading
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Setting CPU affinity on a VM will probably cause performance to degrade and make the VM much harder to manage. Continue Reading
Resistance is futile: If you want access to some of the new vSphere 5.5 features, then you need to get familiar with the vSphere Web Client. Continue Reading
Take this quick quiz to see if you have a good grasp of vStorage APIs, shared storage and other VMware virtual storage management techniques. Continue Reading
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A quirk in older ESX/ESXi versions will not result in a prompt rename of a VM until it has moved to another data store. Continue Reading
When a VM is being moved with VMware Storage vMotion and the migration doesn't execute properly, there are several ways to pinpoint the problem. Continue Reading
The free VMware vSphere Hypervisor might seem like the perfect virtualization tool for SMB IT. But spending the money for vSphere Essentials pays off. Continue Reading