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DRS Enhancements in vSphere 6.7

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A new paper describes the DRS enhancements in vSphere 6.7, which include new initial placement, host maintenance mode enhancements, DRS support for non-volatile memory (NVM), and enhanced resource pool reservations. A summary of the improvements follows: DRS in vSphere 6.7 can now take advantage of the much faster placement and more accurate recommendations for all Read more...

VMware’s AI-based Performance Tool Can Improve Itself Automatically

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PerfPsychic  our AI-based performance analyzing tool, enhances its accuracy rate from 21% to 91% with more data and training when debugging vSAN performance issues. What is better, PerfPsychic can continuously improve itself and the tuning procedure is automated. Let’s examine how we achieve this in the following sections. How to Improve AI Model Accuracy Three Read more...
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VMware Speedily Resolves Customer Issues in vSAN Performance Using AI

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We in VMware’s Performance team create and maintain various tools to help troubleshoot customer issues—of these, there is a new one that allows us to more quickly determine storage problems from vast log data using artificial intelligence. What used to take us days, now takes seconds. PerfPsychic analyzes storage system performance and finds performance bottlenecks Read more...

New white paper: Big Data performance on VMware Cloud on AWS: Spark machine learning and IoT analytics performance on-premises and in the cloud

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By Dave Jaffe A new white paper is available comparing Spark machine learning performance on an 8-server on-premises cluster vs. a similarly configured VMware Cloud on AWS cluster. Here is what the VMware Cloud on AWS cluster looked like: Three standard analytic programs from the Spark machine learning library (MLlib), K-means clustering, Logistic Regression classification, Read more...

Persistent Memory Performance in vSphere 6.7

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We published a paper that shows how VMware is helping advance PMEM technology by driving the virtualization enhancements in vSphere 6.7. The paper gives a detailed performance analysis of using PMEM technology on vSphere using various workloads and scenarios. These are the key points that we cover in this white paper: We explain how PMEM Read more...
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Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 6.7

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7. This is a comprehensive book designed to help system administrators obtain the best performance from their vSphere 6.7 deployments. Note: Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 is also available. The book covers new features as well as Read more...

Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2018

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  I’m excited to announce that the “Extreme Performance Series” is back for its 6th year with 14 sessions created and being presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. You do not want to miss this years program as it’s chalk full of advanced content, practical advice and exciting Read more...

What’s New in Performance – VMware vSphere 6.7

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Underlying each release of VMware vSphere are many performance and scalability improvements. The vSphere 6.7 platform continues to provide industry-leading performance and features to ensure the successful virtualization and management of your entire software-defined datacenter. The What’s New in Performance for vSphere 6.7 white paper highlights significant scale and performance items such as: 2x increase Read more...

Oracle Database Performance with VMware Cloud on AWS

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You’ve probably already heard about VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (VMC on AWS). It’s the same vSphere platform that has been running business critical applications for years, but now it’s available on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. Following up on the many tests that we have done with Oracle databases on vSphere, I was able to Read more...