VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1 Performance and Best Practices

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VMware vCenter Update Manager provides a patch management framework for VMware vSphere. IT administrators can use it to patch and upgrade VMware ESX/ESXi hosts, apply patches to Windows and certain versions of Linux in virtual machines, upgrade VMware Tools and virtual hardware for virtual machines,  and patch and upgrade virtual appliances. A new white paper, Read more...

VMware vCenter Server Performance and Best Practices for vSphere 4.1

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VMware recently released a white paper on performance and best practices for vCenter Server in VMware vSphere 4.1. This paper addresses four common areas of concerns regarding vCenter Server performance: Performance improvements in vSphere 4.1 compared to vSphere 4.0 vCenter Server sizing guidelines and software requirements Best practices in performance monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting Case Read more...

KB Article “VMware vCenter Update Manager host tasks might fail in slow networks” Published

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Simplify management of VMware vSphere by automating patches and updates. VMware vCenter Update Manager makes it easy to manage tracking and patching of VMware vSphere hosts, as well as selected Windows virtual machines. A new KB article, “VMware vCenter Update Manager host tasks might fail in slow networks", is now available. If you run VMware vCenter Read more...

VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1 Sizing Estimator

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Simplify management of VMware vSphere by automating patches and updates. VMware vCenter Update Manager makes it easy to manage tracking and patching of VMware vSphere hosts, as well as selected Windows virtual machines. A new sizing tool, VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1 Sizing Estimator, is now available.  The following input parameters are used to estimate Read more...

SAP Performance on vSphere 4.1 with DB2 and SUSE 10

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VMware published a paper which shows that vSphere 4.1, out of the box, easily supports a demanding SAP ERP installation by allowing administrators to either scale up or scale out. Scaling Up By Adding Processors To test scale-up performance, a similarly-configured physical machine and virtual machine were used to see how many SAP users could Read more...