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August 28, 2015
It's not a rebirth of the VMware Technology Network, but VMUG Advantage gives subscribers a trial period of a year for several VMware products.
March 24, 2014
VMware Fling Contest winner Steve Athanas talks about his suggestion that would ease the move from a Windows-based vCenter to a vCenter Server Appliance.
July 27, 2011
VMware licensing had to change eventually. Advancements in technology made the old per-socket model a problem for VMware, which added vRAM limits to the vSphere 5 licensing model.
February 22, 2010
Building a home lab is a great way for virtualization administrators to gain valuable, hands-on VMware environment training.
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Thin provisioning helps ensure that organizations don't waste storage capacity, which is a potential pitfall of thick provisioning. But thin provisioning requires more monitoring. Continue Reading
Upgrading a stand-alone host to ESXi 6.5 is as easy as downloading the offline bundle update, starting Secure Shell and running a few commands with the ESXi software command tool set. Continue Reading
The latest version of VMware vSphere comes with a substantial version upgrade for its core hypervisor platform. Implement an ESXi upgrade by following these steps. Continue Reading
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Compare and contrast vCenter Server licensing options, and choose what's best based on how much support you need and how many ESXi hosts you want to manage. Continue Reading
VSphere 6.5 Update 1 includes changes to VMware's HCL list, the discontinuation of third-party switches, a new HTML5-based vSphere Client and more. Continue Reading
VMware plans to retire vCenter Server for Windows in favor of the vCenter Server Appliance with the next version of vSphere. That decision might cause more trouble than it's worth. Continue Reading
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An expensive upgrade path often limited VMware SMB deployments, but recent price shifts are making it easier for SMBs to expand their usage of VMware's ecosystem. Continue Reading
It's in an administrator's best interest to regularly check for ESXi updates and patches to make sure his system runs the most up-to-date version of the hypervisor. Continue Reading
You can now move virtual machines between vCenter instances that aren't a part of the same single sign-on domain with the upgraded PowerCLI cmdlets. Continue Reading
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You can set up your infrastructure to better take advantage of new technology in just a few steps. Perform a VM version upgrade to get the most out of what you have. Continue Reading
The upgrade from ESX to ESXi hosts can be difficult; no current tools convert hosts for you and you can't preserve manual configurations. But there are ways to ease the process. Continue Reading
The content library feature in vSphere 6 brings centralized management of templates and other items to businesses running multiple vCenter Servers. Continue Reading