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Creating and upgrading VMware servers and VMs, VMware performance enhancements, Using monitoring and performance tools with VMware, Scripting administrative tasks, Troubleshooting VMware products, Remote administrative options, Backing up VMware host servers and guest OSes, Securing a VMware environment, VMware basics
Is it bad to assign more virtual CPUs to a VM than absolutely needed? Shouldn't another vCPU lead to better performance?
How many virtual CPUs can you allocate to a VM, and how does this limit the number of VMs on a server?
I/O virtualization can boost server performance and simplify hardware requirements, while increasing the maximum number of I/O-intensive VMs on a server at the same time.
If your DaaS deployment has a direct connection with the provider, you could have some of the same issues a branch would. But if you need to scale or breakdown siloes quickly, cloud-based desktops could be right for you.
New desktop analytics tools from AppSense and Ericom could help IT admins deal with desktop management at small and large scales.
VMware's Workspace Portal offers users a one stop shop to access hosted, virtual, Web and published applications. If you integrate it with View, they can access virtual desktops, too. Here's how.
A spate of new converged and hyper-converged systems give IT shops a potent combination of flash storage and pre-integration.
Data center security is paramount to ensuring the safety of your employees and data. But what happens when you let a fool into your facility?
New deeply skilled mainframe staffers won't pop up overnight, so use a mix of in-house and outsourcing tactics to support another decade on big iron.
With Cisco's Intercloud Fabric, users can migrate workloads across different public and private clouds. But are enterprises really ready for a multi-cloud world?
Colocation, much like virtualization, is often mistaken for cloud. Despite some similarities, the two technologies are worlds apart.
Xen reboots through live migration and other tactics for patching the hypervisor vulnerability point to better resiliency in public cloud.