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Citrix XenApp on VMware Best Practices

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Desktop application delivery and management can be tedious and time-consuming. Many organizations have chosen to leverage application virtualization and take a software as a service (SaaS) approach to desktop applications. By deploying software such as Citrix XenApp IT organizations are able to centralize the management, administration and delivery of popular Windows-based applications. This model of Read more...

Monitor SQL Server Performance on VMware

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Virtualization adds new software layers and new types of interactions between SQL Server and the hardware components. While the general methodology for monitoring and troubleshooting SQL Server performance does not change, VMware provides additional tools for monitoring and troubleshooting at the physical host level. This is the first of a series of Monitoring and Troubleshooting Read more...

High Availability for Exchange 2010 without DAG

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With the release of Exchange 2010 the native clustering feature (Database Availability Group) is a significant improvement over what was available with all previous versions. Be that as it may, there will still be customers that simply don't want to cluster. Typically, not clustering the application would mean no high availability. VMware changed that with Read more...

Perspective on Support for Oracle with VMware, Part 2

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In March of 2009, I posted a commentary on the nature of Oracle’s support for VMware. And more than 18 months later, all the points raised there still hold. Perhaps the most important change during this time is that Oracle has given customers a uniform approach to VMware support. They have a single document that outlines support Read more...