Blog Posts from Cycle 8 of the vSphere Blog Contest on ESXi

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Blog Posts from Cycle 8 of the vSphere Blog Contest on ESXi 5 solid entries came in over the last two weeks on our focus topic: ESXi. Below are all five.      1.   Ron Singler – Migrating from ESX 3.5 to vSphere and ESXi http://blogs.rupturedmonkey.com/?p=639 Ron’s post focuses in on an ESXi installation that occurred with Read more...

Winner of Cycle 8 on ESXi

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Congratulations to Alan Renouf and his post on ESXi entitled "PowerCLI: Scripting ESXi". Alan's entire post can be seen below and also at http://www.virtu-al.net/2010/01/15/powercli-scripting-esxi/ PowerCLI: Scripting ESXi As the service console is moved further away from the hypervisor, people are finding it harder to configure ESX in the same way as has been done in previous Read more...

You Still Have Time for a Blog Entry on ESXi

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Don't forget, our vSphere blogging contest ends this Friday at midnight. Get your entry on ESXi in today for your chance at $100 and a spot on the vSphere blog itself. Also, check out our ESXi demo by going to http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/esx/esx3i.html and clicking on "watch demo" at the top of the screen. Read more...

Winner of Cycle 7 on Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications

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Congratulations to Jason Nash for his blog entry on virtualizing tier 1 applications. Jason has the distinct honor of being the first two time winner of this VMware vSphere blogging contest. Jason's complete post can be seen below or by going to the following link: http://jasonnash.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/why-isnt-your-data-center-100-virtualized/ Why Isn’t Your Data Center 100% Virtualized? January 9, Read more...

Management of VMware ESXi on HP ProLiant Servers

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A joint paper between VMware and HP was published recently that goes over another option for hardware monitoring on ESXi systems.  This paper describes the integration of VMware ESXi with HP System Insight Manager to provide full hardware management capabilities on HP ProLiant Servers. It also describes the hardware information and monitoring features available with Read more...

Learn Why Fulton Financial Chose ESXi Over ESX

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We wanted to showcase another ESXi customer story. Fulton Financial Corporation, a leading financial services organization, is currently running their entire virtual footprint on VMware ESXi, which includes 200 virtual machines running on 55 HP ProLiant BL465 blade servers.  Fulton made the switch from VMware ESX to ESXi when they decided to upgrade to VMware Read more...

VMware vSphere + Cisco Nexus 1000V bundles program extended in 2010

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Ok, it’s not really technical, but definitely worth a short blog post. When we released vSphere in May last year, we introduced some cut-price bundles that included the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch. These ‘one stop shop’ bundles made it easier and cheaper for customers to adopt the Nexus 1000V as their virtual networking solution. Read more...

VMXNET3 vs. VMXNET2 Performance Shootout

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With vSphere 4, we introduced a new paravirtualized adapter—VMXNET3. This was designed from the ground up for high performance and supports a bunch of new features. So how does it perform? One of our engineers pitched it against the previous generation—VMXNET2. VMXNET3 not only performs better (greater throughput on transmit and receive), but consumes less Read more...

Learn Why and How to upgrade from ESX to ESXi

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Visit the new VMware ESX to ESXi Upgrade Center to learn about the ESXi architecture and how to upgrade from ESX to ESXi. VMware ESXi is an operating system independent hypervisor, designed to improve hypervisor management in the areas of security, deployment and configuration, and ongoing administration.  All VMware vSphere features are fully supported on ESXi. Read more...