Pros and Cons of Oversubscription in vSphere – Whitepaper

vKernel has released a new whitepaper Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory & Storage in vSphere Environments written by Scott D. Lowe. Its a 13 page PDF document which can be downloaded after the registration. This paper covers the resource utilization of vCPU, Memory and Storage and the metric to watch when Oversubscribing these […]

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Gartner advice on Virtualization

Gartner an information technology research and advisory firm has done a study on Virtualizing the business critical application on VMware. They have suggested the best practise and the advantage of virtualizing the application Advantages of Virtualizing Business Critical Enterprise Applications Advantages and Overcoming Perceived Barriers of Virtualizing SAP Gartner Research Recommends Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Oracle […]

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Virtualizing Business Critical Apps

VMware has recently release 2 new videos on Virtualizing  business critical applications like Oracle and SAP. Virtualize Business Critical Oracle Apps on VMware In this video  VMware Senior Product Manager Neal Muller discuss the benefits of virtualizing Oracle database, Oracle RAC and Oracle applications on VMware. He also explain the support contract details of Oracle […]

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VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1 – Whitepaper

A new whitepaper on VMFS file locking in vSphere 5.1 has been released by VMware Description View versions prior to 5.1 had a limitation of supporting a maximum of eight hosts in an ESX cluster when VMware® vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) storage was used. This was a barrier in a large-scale deployment of […]

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Customizing vm-support in vSphere 5.0 – Whitepaper

VMware has release a new white-paper on Customizing vm-support in vSphere™ 5.0 Description The vm-support is an intelligent and useful tool provided by VMware™ to gather diagnostics information, troubleshoot issues, and understand the setup from the support side. The vm-support tool has been with bundled with ESX© since ESX© 2.5. This paper explains the new […]

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vSphere 5 on Nimble Storage – Technical Whitepaper

Nimble Storage systems are ideal for VMware environments. They deliver: Inline Compression: Reduce storage footprint on physical disks by 50-70%. Thin Provisioning: Efficiently store actual data written rather than reserved space. Snapshot Backups: Instant point-in-time backup that eliminates the backup window. Zero-Copy Cloning: Pre-emptive deduplication to eliminate storage footprint of repetitive data. WAN-Optimized Replication: Dramatically […]

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Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications on vSphere – Whitepaper

A new whitepaper on Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications on vSphere has been release by VMware Description:  This whitepaper documents the challenges with virtualizing business critical application like Exchange, Oracle, SAP, SQL, JAVA, Hadoopand Sharepoint and provides evidence for overcoming these challenges and to virtualize these apps. Most VMware customers have virtualized a significant portion of their datacenter. However, […]

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vSphere Metro Storage Cluster – Whitepaper

VMware has released a new whitepaper on vSphere Metro Storage Cluster written by Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, Lee Dilworth, Ken Werneburg and Stuart Hardman Description VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC) is a new configuration within the VMware Hardware Compatibility List. This type of configuration is commonly referred to as a stretched storage cluster […]

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