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Load Balancing vSphere Clusters with DRS

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Recently, a customer reported that DRS was not working to load balance the cluster. Under normal circumstances, a minor imbalance is nothing to be concerned about. This is because the main objective for DRS is not to balance the load perfectly across every host. Rather, DRS monitors the resource demand and works to ensure that every Read more...
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VMware Experts Database Workshop – Oracle Edition – April 2016

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The most recent edition of the VMware Experts Database Workshop completed last week in Palo Alto. This event was focused on Oracle as the Cloud Platform Business Unit and VMware Execs partnered with Pure Storage to host 11 prominent and specially selected Oracle technology technical experts for a “Dawn to Midnight Oracle on vSphere” experience. Read more...
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vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.2 (h5client) – Moving away from Client Integration Plugin (CIP)

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Today we’re pleased to announce our second full update to the h5client fling.  Once again, in case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/vsphere-html5-web-client-fling-getting-started.html Update instructions are available at the fling page (Instruction’s Read more...
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Supported vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers

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Hi everyone, One question that comes up regularly is “What ciphers are supported on vCenter and ESXi?”. I’m happy to share that we have published a VMware Knowledge Base article outlining the supported ciphers! With all of the challenges around SSL/TLS the past year or two, having a solid idea of what ciphers are being Read more...
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Reducing Data Center Downtime

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In Benchmark Study tests (2014), vSphere® with Operations ManagementTM users experienced 30% more uptime on tier 1 applications than users of standalone vSphere1. Extending their vSphere virtualized environment to include vSphere with Operations Management is the easiest and most direct way for data center managers to deliver high application availability with minimum downtime. Read more...
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Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree

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There have been several common themes recently when we’ve been talking to Customers, Partners, and our colleagues within VMware. One of those themes is that there has been quite an uptick in Customers planning their move to vSphere 6. A side effect of this is that there have been a deluge of discussions and questions Read more...
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vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.1 – h5client Continuous Improvement

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Today we’re pleased to announce our first full update to the h5client fling.  In case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/vsphere-html5-web-client-fling-getting-started.html You can read more detailed notes about version 1.1 on the Read more...