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The Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2016

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Yes! It’s back, and more performant than ever! The “Extreme Performance Series” returns for its 4th year! I’m very excited about this year’s Extreme Performance Series mini-track being hosted at VMworld Las Vegas and Barcelona. These sessions are created and presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. These are Read more...
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Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster

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As we talk to customers on a daily basis, there are many questions about the vCenter Server Appliance. We wanted to provide a quick reference to help answer questions and guide them. Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster. The poster structure is to help guide not only new, but also existing deployments. Note: Download link to full Read more...
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New Fling: DRS Doctor

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DRS is a very powerful vSphere feature that has been around for years. It’s constantly monitoring host performance to ensure that VM demand is satisfied. When DRS determines that another host in a cluster could better suit a VM, a migration recommendation is generated, and the VM will vMotion to another host. DRS looks at Read more...
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VMware vSphere CPU-Affinity NEW KB

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The definition and understanding of the technology of what is often referred to as “CPU Pinning” or more precisely “CPU Affinity” has been both distorted and confused over the last decade.  This new Knowledge Base Article serves to clarify those distortions and misunderstandings.  This is particularly important now because the desire on the part of Read more...
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NEW – Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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The long awaited update to the Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide is now available.  Sudhir Balasubramanian and colleagues have completed the  extensive project to update the classic doc for both Oracle and VMware versions.  In this doc you will find references to many new features, approaches and architectural concepts to include Oracle 12c, VSAN Read more...
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Goodbye vSphere Client for Windows (C#) – Hello HTML5

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Today we have two important announcements.  First, the C# client (AKA Desktop Client/thick client/vSphere Client for Windows) will not be available for the next version of vSphere.  Current versions of vSphere (6.0, 5.5) will not be affected, as those will follow the standard support period.  You’ve heard this from us in the past, but we’ve Read more...
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Understanding The Layers Of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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We’re almost half way through the year, and it is shaping up to be a “tipping-point” year for hyper-convergence and HCI. Combine faster CPUs, lower cost flash (with exciting technologies on the horizon) and software innovation with the majority of data centers standardizing on server virtualization, now is the time to extend existing infrastructure investments with newer, Read more...