New Architectures for Apache Spark™ and Big Data

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Key Trends in Big Data Infrastructure: Some of the key trends in big data infrastructure over the past couple of years are: • Decoupling of Compute and Storage Clusters • Separate compute virtual machines from storage VMs • Data is processed and scaled independently of compute • Dynamic Scaling of compute nodes used for analysis 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...

Disabling TPS in vSphere – Impact on Critical Applications

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Starting with update releases in December, 2014, VMware vSphere will default to a new configuration for the Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) feature. Unlike in prior versions of vSphere up to that point, TPS will be DISABLED by default. TPS will continued to be disabled for all future versions of vSphere. In the interim, VMware has Read more...

Which vSphere Operation Impacts Windows VM-Generation ID?

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In Windows Server 2012 VM-Generation ID Support in vSphere, we introduced you to VMware’s support for the new Microsoft’s Windows VM-Generation ID features, discussing how they help address some of the challenges facing Active Directory administrators looking to virtualize domain controllers. One of the common requests from customers in response to the referenced article is Read more...