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VMware Cloud on AWS – A Closer Look

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Today, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are announcing a strategic partnership providing the ability to run a full VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) as a cloud service on AWS. This service will include all the enterprise tools you’re familiar with including vSphere, ESXi, VSAN and NSX. This article provides a technical preview of Read more...
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VMware and Amazon Web Services Announce Strategic Partnership

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By Mark Lohmeyer, Vice President, Products, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware Today, VMware and AWS are announcing a strategic partnership that brings the two leaders in Enterprise IT together to deliver a vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier for customers to run any application, using a set of familiar software and tools, Read more...
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Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 2

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The first post of this series covered pre-migration considerations for both the vSphere Single Sign-On domain and vCenter deployment models. Now it’s time to focus our attention on the two co-stars of the show, the Windows vCenter Server and Database. When it comes to the Windows vCenter Server there are plenty of things to consider such as networking, Read more...
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Big Data Performance and Best Practices: New Spark Application Measurements

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The Performance Engineering team at VMware has produced another highly useful report and blog on best practice/performance work they have done in the Big Data area. This new report contains test result data from benchmark tests conducted using Spark-based as well as MapReduce applications. The report also gives you specific advice on best practice implementations. Spark was originally Read more...
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DRS Migration Thresholds

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One of the things that make DRS so elegant is that is so simple to configure. There are not many knobs that an administrator needs to turn when enabling DRS, and for a majority of environments the default settings do not need to be changed. For other environments changing the DRS migration threshold may provide Read more...
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Building vSphere Plugins with the HTML Client SDK Fling

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  “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”              — Lewis Carroll   But… if you know you are heading toward the new HTML-based vSphere Client and you want to develop a plugin that is compatible with it, then the road you take is the new HTML Client SDK Read more...
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Windows Server 2016 Support

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This week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. VMware has been testing technical preview releases and is preparing to support Windows Server 2016 on VMware vSphere. Once final validation is complete, VMware will publish support for Windows Server 2016. Please be sure to check the VMware Compatibility Guide for details. Additionally, VMware will Read more...