RUSH POST : VMware Tools and RSS Incompatibility Issues

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UPDATE II: We have released VMware Tools Version 10.2.0, with more fixes and improvements for VMXNet3  vNICs. Please download and update your VMware Tools, even if only for the additional improvements in VMXNet3 vNIC drivers. Recommended drivers versions for Windows and Microsoft Business Critical applications is: 1.7.3.7 UPDATE: We have just released a new version Read more...

RUSH POST: Microsoft Convenience Update and VMware VMXNet3 vNIC Incompatibilities

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LATEST UPDATE: VMware has received confirmation that Microsoft has determined that the issue reported in this post is a Windows-specific issue and unrelated to VMware or vSphere. Microsoft is encouraging customers to follow the directions provided in Microsoft KB3125574 for the recommended resolution. All further updates will be provided directly by Microsoft through the referenced KB. Read more...

Updated: Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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Microsoft SQL server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency. This guide, now named “Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere – Best Practices Guide” to reflect its focus on Read more...

Virtualizing Microsoft Lync Server – Let’s Clear up the Confusion

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We at VMware have been fielding a lot of inquiries lately from customers who have virtualized (or are considering virtualizing) their Microsoft Lync Server infrastructure on the VMware vSphere platform. The nature of inquiries is centered on certain generalized statements contained in the “Planning a Lync Server 2013 Deployment on Virtual Servers” whitepaper published by the Microsoft Read more...

Events That Trigger Virtualization of Business Critical Applications

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You cannot afford for business critical applications in your datacenter to go down just to upgrade them. With that in mind, let’s look at which events might provide a good opportunity to virtualize applications in your datacenter. Below are some questions to ask when considering virtualization. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, it might Read more...