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DRS and DPM News
September 27, 2013
VMware solicits ideas from its user base and codes up the best fling ideas, including a recent one for VMware DRS, to improve its virtualization technology.
August 20, 2013
VMware will preview Network DRS at VMworld, but its core customers are still wrapping their heads around software-defined networking.
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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VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3. Continue Reading
Affinity and anti-affinity rules improve application performance and resilience. Select the desired clusters in vSphere Web Client, and add rules to apply affinity rules to DRS. Continue Reading
It's important to create specific rules in VMware DRS to outline how different VMs and hosts behave. What kinds of affinity and anti-affinity rules are there, and how do they work? Continue Reading
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The vSphere 5.1 Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler and storage clustering take the time and hassle out of storage maintenance in a spread-out environment. Continue Reading
VMware has been steadily adding policy-based features into its products, making it easier for operations teams to catch up with development. Continue Reading
VMware vSphere 5 storage enhancements include the vSphere Storage Appliance, expansion of the file system and increased integration with VMware-Aware Storage APIs. Continue Reading
Manage DRS and DPM
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VMware DRS offers a strategy to mitigate and delay the costs of Windows Server 2016. Use DRS rules to manage groups of hosts with different licenses and to limit licensing costs. Continue Reading
Just because VM placement is flexible doesn't mean you should take it for granted. Affinity rule conflicts can take a serious toll on the functionality of multiple VMware platforms. Continue Reading
Distributed Resource Scheduler rules help with load balancing, and High Availability tags can reduce administrative fatigue in the event of an outage. Continue Reading
Problem Solve DRS and DPM Issues
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Administrators should review server power management mechanisms and ensure key functions are configured properly. Continue Reading
Distributed Power Management, or DPM, goes a step beyond allocating resources based on activity level by powering off servers. Continue Reading
Running HA or DRS means you'll need shared ESXi storage to retrieve the VMDK file if a host fails. Continue Reading