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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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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
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
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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
VMware vMotion and Microsoft Live Migration offer similar capabilities. Find out how competing VM live migration features work in this guide. Continue Reading
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Knowing how to use VMware DRS is key to getting the most out of vSphere, so quiz yourself on its features. A high score could mean high utilization. Continue Reading
Affinity rules are settings that establish a relationship between two or more VMware virtual machines (VMs) and hosts. Continue Reading
Eric answers readers' questions about virtualization's security challenges, how to script a virtual inventory and whether defragmenting a virtual machine with a thin disk will create problems for the thin disk. Continue Reading
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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
VMware's Metro vMotion requirements for networking, storage and vCenter keep live VM migration between data centers just a dream for most IT shops. Continue Reading