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Learn how to (relatively) inexpensively setup a simulated lab environment using the latest version of VMware.
Discover how virtual storage area network (VSAN) and VMware View compare to other options.
Learn about the VMware vSphere Distributed Switch and its many different features.
Learn how VMware's new vSphere 6.0 is much more user friendly than any previous release.
Learn the various mechanisms to move a virtual machine (VM) from one location to another for normal purposes as well as for High Availability (HA) and disaster recover (DR) purposes. Licensing required for each method and some use cases and limitations of each are also covered in this white paper.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) can help you solve organizational challenges may very well transform you from a typical server or network professional into an enterprise architect who can help others understand and use the technology to improve their own jobs.
Learn how VMware NSX changes the way you build, manage, and secure your network.
VMware has upgraded and enhanced many of the capabilities and grouped them together under a single heading to describe all the performance-enhancing options that View offers under the new Blast marketing term.
With Horizon 6, VMware looks to be delivering on the promise that end-user computing (EUC) is one of its three strategic areas of focus. Discover how Horizon 6 gives users a more complete and extensive way to modify and manage their virtual desktop infrastructures while still lowering the total cost of ownership.
Learn about the process, requirements, and options for upgrading to vSphere 5.
Learn some tips that will help you prepare and pass the VCP5-DCV exam.
Learn about VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), its basic requirements, and how it works.
Once you're virtualized, learn what you can do to reduce cost, increase efficiency, anticipate possible "next moves" and how they can make your business more agile.
Use this handy cheat sheet for configuration in the new Web Client.
Learn when to use vCloud Director (vCD) and vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) to deploy the VMs you need quickly-without the long delays that include provisioning new VMs, waiting for management approvals, and configuring storage and networks.
vSphere 5.5 is now available with myriad small improvements such as a faster Web Client, LACP, Autoscale, and higher configuration maximums, and my goal is to point out the few changes that might apply in your company or organization.
VMware vCloud Director fashions the provisioning of the software-defined datacenter layer to allow for a full virtual datacenter deployment within a short period of time.
Although server virtualization gets most of the attention, there are other types of virtualization available.
The VMware Horizon Suite allows the datacenter administrators to satisfy the accelerated mobility needs of the workforce while still maintaining an IT solution that is easily managed and secure.
This paper will help you visualize how your unique environment and your lives could truly benefit by virtualizing your datacenter.
IT professionals should strive to learn the proper meanings of terms used in the IT virtualization vocabulary and ensure that they and their colleagues share the same definitions.
The esxtop utility is an excellent tool to use when you want to observe an individual ESXi host's performance.
For years, vSphere has had alarms to let you know when things are above or below thresholds you specify. Now, with vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS), you can let the computer do what it does best: monitoring and alerting, figuring out what is "normal", and then notifying administrators when things are abnormal.
Learn about the different networking layers present in a vCloud environment as well as some other considerations in the configuration process, with the assumption that the reader has some technical experience with vCloud Director.
This white paper provides a clear explanation of the clouds powered by VMware vCloud Suite.
Resource Pools are often misunderstood, disliked, and untrusted by vSphere Administrators who have been burned due to unexpected results of improperly configured resource pools; this white paper presents examples of resource pools that were well-configured to obtain the desired result.
Gain a basic understanding of some of the concerns or planning points to consider when you get ready to deploy vSphere in your organization.
When upgrading to ESXi 5.1, you need to consider several things: Why are you upgrading?, What are you upgrading?, What should you do to get ready?, What is the correct upgrade process?, and finally What should you do after the upgrade is complete?
Learn seven tips for working with vSphere; some are performance-related while others are things you might not know.
A look at five basics to consider in any data center virtualization project: planning, balancing the various hardware components, sizing the storage properly, managing capacity, and automation.
Planning and implementing the virtualization of desktops is a challenge, but the result can be cost savings, greater productivity, and a happier work force that has the flexibility to work when, where, and with what devices they wish to use.
There are many ways to improve efficiency in a VMware environment; here are some tips for achieving a more efficient environment from looking at the storage to viewing the entire environment's health with one view.
Examine fifteen common myths surrounding virtualization from a vendor-neutral viewpoint.
This white paper addresses five tips for configuring VMware vSphere. The first two tips are applicable to vSphere 5.0 and previous vSphere versions; the last three are for specific features that are new to vSphere 5.0.
Separate some of the fact from fiction on five of the big misconceptions about virtualization
Take a look at what makes virtualization so compelling in terms of efficiencies, improved resource utilization, cost reductions, and automation; and how virtualization optimizes the performance of servers, desktops, applications, and users.
VMware has a popular and powerful virtualization suite in the vSphere and vCenter family of products; we will focus on ten of the biggest mistakes people make when configuring the HA (High Availability) and DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) features.
VMware vCenter Converter can help eliminate the potential problems, pitfalls, and breaches that can occur when converting from physical to virtual machines.
VMware View 5 improves the end user's experience to near-native, allowing for greater flexibility in how the virtual desktops are presented and in the actual capabilities of these desktops
Discover ways to use VMware Snapshots responsibly, issues that could arise from misuse, and how to address problems resulting from misuse, or from common issues even with proper use.
Examine some of the ways in which user virtualization represents the next step in the ongoing stratification of the data center.
This white paper introduces the benefits of optimizing datacenters with the revolutionary new Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and further optimizing Unified Communications infrastructure onto the UCS for even greater efficiency, performance, and savings.
Discover some of the risks and benefits of cloud computing to be sure it is the right solution for you.
Examine the different types of cloud computing and learn what cloud computing has to offer you as either a consumer or producer.