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vCenter AppSpeed 1.5 released

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VMware vCenter AppSpeed assures the performance of virtualized applications, enabling customers to meet ever-growing SLA expectations in the face of a highly dynamic, virtual infrastructure.  With AppSpeed you can quickly isolate & troubleshoot performance problems by monitoring application transaction performance across your private cloud infrastructure. VMware has released vCenter AppSpeed 1.5, which includes the following Read more...

vCenter Configuration Manager version 5.3 is now available

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VMware vCenter Configuration Manager version 5.3 is now available. vCenter Configuration Manager (vCM) automates configuration management across virtual and physical servers and desktops. It allows enterprises to maintain continuous compliance by detecting changes and comparing them to configuration and security policies such as PCI DSS. vCM remediates problems and automates and optimizes server provisioning for Read more...

vCenter Application Discovery Manager 6.1 released

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With all the VMworld 2010 activities, I missed the announcement of VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager 6.1 release. vCenter ADM provides automated, ongoing discovery and dependency mapping capability for applications / services running in your physical, virtual and mixed data centers. vCenter Application Discovery Manager (ADM) is one of the Ionix products that VMware acquired Read more...

vCenter CapacityIQ 1.0.4 is now available, supports vSphere 4.1

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This is to announce that vCenter CapacityIQ 1.0.4 is now available. This is a maintenance release that adds support for vSphere 4.1. Only customers using vSphere 4.1 are encouraged to upgrade to this release; there are no additional enhancements in this version. Customers using previous versions of CapacityIQ can upgrade to version 1.0.4. You can Read more...

VMware Host Profiles Unleashed!

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VMware just published a detailed technical overview paper about Host Profiles. As virtual infrastructures grow, configuring multiple ESX hosts in consistent way across the datacenter becomes increasingly difficult and time consuming, often resulting in configuration errors. VMware Host Profiles, introduced in vSphere 4.0, helps establish standard configurations for ESX/ESXi hosts and enables centralized compliance monitoring Read more...

“What’s new in vCenter Server 4.1” whitepaper available

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I missed out on the vSphere 4.1 launch as I was out on vacation. So here’s a belated post announcing the “What’s new in vSphere 4.1 – vCenter Server” whitepaper. The paper provides an overview of new virtualization management capabilities in the vCenter Server 4.1, including enhancements in VMware vCenter Orchestrator, VMware Host Profiles, VMware Read more...

Rightsizing VMs using CapacityIQ – Follow up

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Thank you for all the feedback on my previous two posts on how vCenter CapacityIQ can identify Idle and Powered-Off VMs and Oversized and Undersized VMs. I wanted to follow up with a screenshot I got from a recent customer POC: Almost 95% of the virtual machines were oversized!!! I believe the VI administrators out Read more...

Rightsizing VMs using vCenter CapacityIQ – Part 2

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In my last post, I discussed how vCenter CapacityIQ enables capacity optimization by tracking powered-off and idle virtual machines. In this post, I will cover how CapacityIQ identifies oversized and undersized virtual machines. Like powered-off and idle virtual machines, CapacityIQ uses configurable utilization thresholds to identify  oversized or undersized virtual machines. However, unlike powered-off and Read more...

Rightsizing VMs using vCenter CapacityIQ – Part 1

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Capacity Management is well established practice in enterprise data centers. Effective capacity management strives to accomplish two objectives: Efficiency: Make efficient use of existing capacity and minimize any waste of computing resources Availability: Leave enough capacity headroom to accommodate any spikes in resource demands. These two capacity management objectives often conflict with each other. Rightsizing Read more...