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It’s out with the old and in with the new as VMware releases VCP6-DT, a new certification for system engineers and desktop virtualization specialists, while at the same time announcing the retirement of the VDCA510 and VDCD510 exams.
High availability’s goal within VMware vSphere is to minimize downtime, not prevent it. This feature is available in all editions of vSphere except Essentials. It is designed to handle the failure of any or all of the following: Loss of a physical ESXi server. Loss of a virtual machine. Loss of an application within a […]
One of the advantages of VMware vSphere is that you can move a virtual machine (VM) from one location to another, across servers, storage locations — even data centers. Physical servers don’t have that ability and that can have many implications for disaster recovery, availability, etc.
VMworld was as busy this year as it has been every year for the last 11 years. Here are the big takeaways from VMword 2014.
After missing last year, I am headed back to VMworld in San Francisco. By the looks of the schedule builder bursting with a whopping 375 sessions, not counting repeat sessions, in only 19 timeslots spread over four days, it’s going to be a busy week.
Achieving VCP5-DCV certification is a good way to distinguish yourself from others in the virtualization community. It’s also a great way to validate your technical capabilities as you look to advance your career. But that’s not all.
Up until now, the cost of managing and maintaining storage was deemed unavoidable and worth it to ensure high availability, shared access across hosts, low latencies, etc. These features will still probably be required for large, complex companies (and for core data center functions, etc.) for years to come, but in many other cases, they may not be required.
Celebrating its tenth year, VMworld was a busy event this year — as it has been every year for the past nine.
Facts and figures become more comprehensible through visualization. In our new series, Statistically Speaking, we are using information graphics (infographics) to present data from the IT and business industry, quickly and clearly.
An assessment revealed that in a company’s current physical environment, the total RAM usage of the Windows servers during times of peak demand was 128 GB, which was 67% of the total RAM capacity of 192 GB. This led to a decision to allow 150% RAM over commitment for the Windows VMs. After analyzing the existing servers and planning for growth for three years, the predicted total configured RAM for all VMs was 450 GB. But, to allow 150% over commitment, only 67% of the estimated, or 300 GB, was procured for direct use by VMs. More RAM was actually purchased to allow overhead and spare capacity for ESXi downtimes, but only 300 GB was planned for direct VM usage.