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Data center architecture for VMware ESX and ESXi News
February 14, 2018
With tighter integration between its NSX and its cloud and virtualization offerings, VMware aims to reinforce its networking chops with enterprise IT.
March 02, 2017
Early NSX adopter BayState Health is weighing the possibility of a future as an SDN service provider -- using multi-tenancy to run other organizations' networks parallel to its own.
January 27, 2016
Although financial factors have deteriorated since Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC was announced, EMC's CEO said the megadeal is on track to close in 2016 as planned.
February 27, 2015
VMware's February announcements focused on the features of the upcoming vSphere 6 release, but some cloud news also caught interest of the VMware faithful.
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You can implement GPU hardware using VMDirectPath I/O, Nvidia Grid or Bitfusion FlexDirect on vSphere. Understand the pros and cons of each to know which will work best for you. Continue Reading
Proper storage performance requires a systems approach. Discover the different elements at play, such as the queues, SCSI disks and ESXi hosts, and how to optimize your data stores. Continue Reading
VMware vSAN is only as capable as proper implementation and maintenance enable it to be. To troubleshoot cluster health and performance issues, start with these basics. Continue Reading
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VMware NSX features new to 6.4 include an upgrade planner and improved firewall functionality. Users can access these features from vSphere Client, which includes new HTML5 components. Continue Reading
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When deploying vSphere, you must know how to size and scale your datastores for optimal VM efficiency. Discover what options you have and how best to use them. Continue Reading
Follow these steps to scan for new storage devices, create a Virtual Machine File System Datastore, mount and dismount a VMFS Datastore, and increase the size of a VMFS Datastore. Continue Reading
Network virtualization will change the data center, and virtualization administrators must keep up. Collaboration is essential as silos disappear and technology evolves. Continue Reading
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Use ESXi firewall configuration settings and VMkernel ports to control the levels of access that different services, such as Secure Shell, have to your management network. Continue Reading
Use a vSAN 2-node cluster for small and branch office deployments. Use a cluster with two physical hosts for data storage and a third server as a witness appliance. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking can help plug security holes and minimize microsegmentation management tasks; it's worth a look for companies that haven't virtualized their networks yet. Continue Reading