Guest OS Partition Alignment

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We've been running a new session at VMworld 2011 called Group Discussions. These are round table discussions about best practices, and is an opportunity for customers to bounce questions between each other as well as ask advice from the VMware folks in attendance. I've been moderating the #GD21 session, and was interested to see the Read more...
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SRM 5 recovery plan speed compared to SRM 4

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I’ve been doing some work in the lab doing upgrades and testing the process of moving from SRM 4 to 5.0.  There will be a blog entry soon about this to augment the upgrade guide that will be released with SRM 5, but during the course of testing I’ve come across some very interesting numbers Read more...

Win a iPad 2 with the VMworld PM Survey!

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The Product Managers at VMware are always interested in getting feedback from customers!  This feedback helps them in making decisions on the roadmap for some of your favorite features. To help get this feedback, they have created a small survey for VMworld 2011.  This short survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and gives you Read more...

vSphere 5 New Networking Features – Enhanced NIOC

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Network I/O Control Enhancements Consolidated I/O or I/O virtualization delivers similar benefits as provided by x86 virtualization in terms of better utilization and consolidation of resources. However, as multiple traffic types flow through a single physical network interface, it becomes important to manage the traffic effectively such that critical application flows don’t suffer because of Read more...
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vSphere 5 is here! But What Don’t I Know?

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First off, let me state that vSphere 5 has GA'd and is available now. Awesome. Now, let's get into the details. As with any of our platform releases vSphere 5 is a” whopper” in the true sense of the word. But with close to 200 features and functions that are either new or enhanced how does Read more...

vSphere 5 is here! But What Don't I Know?

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First off, let me state that vSphere 5 has GA'd and is available now. Awesome. Now, let's get into the details. As with any of our platform releases vSphere 5 is a” whopper” in the true sense of the word. But with close to 200 features and functions that are either new or enhanced how does Read more...

vSphere 5.0 Features

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware When discussing vSphere 5.0 internally someone came up with the idea to list all new features that vSphere brings. Let me warn you that this is a long list, and the list could even be longer if we would have included all API changes and back-end changes. Now before Read more...