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April 03, 2018
New vendor JetStream Software incorporated technology from flash caching developer FlashSoft and worked with VMware on its initial cloud data management releases.
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.
May 21, 2009
Hear TechTarget editorial staff and expert Edward Haletky talk about vSphere's new licensing structure, whether or not Hyper-V R2 will change the virtualization landscape and more.
VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance Get Started
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VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime. Continue Reading
VMware vSphere -- formerly known as VMware Infrastructure -- is the brand name for VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software. Continue Reading
New to vCenter Server 6.5, VCHA ensures high availability for a vSphere deployment with minimal impact on vCenter Server and vSphere host performance. Continue Reading
Evaluate VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
VMware DRS uses vMotion to automatically migrate VMs and workloads to available hosts and avoid resource contention. Discover the basics of this essential VMware utility. Continue Reading
Compare VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V HA approaches to see how they keep VMs and other workloads online when a host server crashes. Continue Reading
Large VMware hosts can be advantageous, but VM density can have unforeseen consequences during a system failure. Evaluate VM functionality to ensure you're ready for a disaster. Continue Reading
Manage VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
VMware Site Recovery Manager brings a number of benefits to the disaster recovery process. One of the lesser known roles of SRM is as a planning tool. Continue Reading
Improve the integrity of vRealize Automation backups by minimizing active transactions, backing up appliances and databases simultaneously and testing restoration processes. Continue Reading
During a vRealize Automation backup, you can use snapshots for IaaS components, but you have to create additional notes and copy configuration files to ensure a complete backup. Continue Reading
Problem Solve VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance Issues
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The host in a VMware high availability cluster uses a heartbeat network that can incorrectly report host isolation. Reconfigure your settings to prevent this during maintenance. 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
New to vSphere 6.5, Proactive High Availability helps protect hosts from hardware degradation by partnering with hardware vendors to detect problems and evacuate VMs. Continue Reading