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January 26, 2011
VMware SRM will add new features, which may alter how customers use the disaster recovery tool. Mike Laverick previews future VMware SRM features and what they mean for users.
December 23, 2010
In the future, VMware Site Recovery Manager will have host-based replication and other new features. Expert Mike Laverick previews these yet-to-be-released VMware SRM capabilities.
July 12, 2010
This news roundup includes articles about EMC's purchase of Greenplum Software, a new backup agent for VMware and how open source tools will shape cloud computing's future.
June 11, 2010
This week's VMware news roundup includes news that VMware virtual appliances adopt Novell SUSE Linux as the standard OS, and two vendors promise greater support for VMware.
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Protect your VMware environments with this compilation of virtual recovery methods and backup procedures. Continue Reading
It's essential that you regularly back up vCenter Server to avoid losing any important data in the event of a failure. Learn how to automate that backup process in this tip. 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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RAID 5 and RAID 6 erasure coding, deduplication and compression are similar but distinct concepts that reduce data and maintain storage capacity in virtualized environments. Continue Reading
RAID provides workload resilience and protects against data loss, but not all levels of RAID are made alike. What are the storage tradeoffs for RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 6? Continue Reading
The next big data backup strategy could involve hyper-converged offerings because of the options its software and hardware provide. Continue Reading
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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
You can use VMware Storage Policy-Based Management to create custom VM storage policies and automatically apply these policies to any new VMs you provision in VVOLs and vSAN. Continue Reading
FTT dictates how many failures can occur in a vSAN cluster without sacrificing availability. How can you use a VM storage policy to define the amount of Failures To Tolerate? Continue Reading
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VMware vMSC is able to detect a wide variety of failures, ranging from something very minor to even the major issues in an environment. Continue Reading
Bringing in a hyper-converged platform can present a complication in the data center where networking, virtualization and storage teams were once separated. Continue Reading
There are many VMs that may wander your virtual environment, sucking up resources while providing no real purpose. Here are some ways to track them down. Continue Reading