Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Understand and implement VMware Virtual SAN: the heart of tomorrow’s Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) VMware’s breakthrough Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) initiative can help you virtualize your entire datacenter: compute, storage, networks, and associated services. Central to SDDC is VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN): a fully distributed storage architecture seamlessly integrated into the hypervisor and capable of scaling to…


Flings – VMware Labs

Flings often address a specific problem or offer a utility not found in a VMware product. VMware staffers publish these short-term projects for free on the VMware Labs site, where users can offer feedback and suggestions. Some VMware flings are go on to become official products. VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager, which manages other hypervisors from…


VMware vSphere Performance: Designing CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking for Performance-Intensive Workloads

  Covering the latest VMware vSphere software, an essential book aimed at solving vSphere performance problems before they happen VMware vSphere is the industry′s most widely deployed virtualization solution. However, if you improperly deploy vSphere, performance problems occur. Aimed at VMware administrators and engineers and written by a team of VMware experts, this resource provides…


vSphere 6.0 Features

vSphere 6.0 Features: vSphere Platform (including ESXi) Increase in vSphere Host Configuration Maximums 480 Physical CPUs per Host Up to 12 TB of Physical Memory Up to 1024 VMs per Host [Updated from 1000 per Product Management] Up to 8000 VMs per Cluster [Updated from 6000 per Product Management] Virtual Hardware v11 128 vCPUs per VM 4…


VMware Basics Part 2

  This post is continuation for previous post “VMware Basics Part 1”   VMware vCenter Orchestrator: VMware Orchestrator is a free vCenter feature that helps automate VMware vCloud Suite, vSphere and other virtualization management system processes   vSphere Virtual Symmetric Multi-Processing: VMware Virtual SMP is a utility that allows a single virtual machine to use…