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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.
With a home lab for VMware vSphere 5, done properly, you should be able to reproduce the training environment and run the labs from the courses you take.
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.