vMotion Performance Discussion on VROOM! Videos

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This episode of VROOM! Videos is a discussion about vMotion performance.  We talk about some of the key metrics to consider when measuring the performance of vMotion and some of the reason why the performance of vMotion is so important.  We also had an unexpected guest show up in the middle, who just so happened Read more...

Exploring FAST Cache Performance Using VMmark 2.1.1

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A system’s performance is often limited by the access time of its hard disk drive (HDD). Solid-state drives (SSDs), also known as Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs), tout a superior performance profile to HDDs. In our previous comparison of EFD and HDD technologies using VMmark 2.1, we showed that EFD reads were on average four times Read more...

Comprehensive User Experience Monitoring

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In previous posts and VMworld presentations we have talked about scaling VDI solutions, various VDI performance considerations, and bandwidth/quality tradeoffs.  In the inaugural issue of the VMware Technical Journal, we talk about the techniques we have developed to enable the automated monitoring of user experience for virtual desktop deployments (VDI), application remoting, cloud computing & Read more...