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Estimating Availability of SAP on ESXi Clusters – Examples

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This is a follow up to the blog I posted in Jan 2013 which identified a generic formula to estimate the availability, expressed as a percentage/fraction, of SAP virtual machines in an ESXi cluster.  The details of the formula are in this whitepaper . This blog provides some example results based on some assumed input data. Read more...

Windows Server 2012 VM-Generation ID Support in vSphere

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Update 1/25/2013: The vSphere versions required for VM-Generation ID support have been updated below. Active Directory Domain Services has been one of those applications that, to the naked eye, seemed like it was a no brainer to virtualize. Why not? In most environments it’s a fairly low utilization workload, rarely capable of efficiently using the Read more...

50 Partners To Help You Virtualize Business Critical Applications

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VMware Partners have the option to complete extra coursework to become VBCA Competent. There are many partners with this designation globally to help you virtualize your business-critical applications. The following is a partial list of the VBCA Competent partners. Please go to http://partnerlocator.vmware.com for a complete list of partners in your area. Partners in the above table are Read more...

Organizational Best Practices for Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

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When embarking on your virtualization journey, keep these key organizational best practices in mind. Where to Start with BCA Design? Base the sizing of your virtual environment on physical servers. It’s critical to understand your application requirements and have a good sense of the capacity and storage you’ll need. VMware Capacity Planner – Helps you to gain Read more...