Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2020

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I’m excited to announce that the Extreme Performance Series is back for its 8th year with 9 sessions created and being presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects, and gurus. You don’t want to miss this year’s program—it’s chock full of advanced content, practical advice, and exciting technical details!   Breakout Read more...

Understanding the View Planner Report

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By Sravya Kondam and Atul Pandey In this article, we describe the VMware View Planner Report and give examples of the various metrics and scores presented in the report. We also analyze the report of a sample test and discuss its conclusions. View Planner is a benchmarking tool that analyzes a virtual desktop infrastructure’s (VDI) Read more...

VMware vSphere Performance with Intel Optane Persistent Memory in Memory Mode – Balanced Profile

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Intel Optane persistent memory is a memory technology that can deliver larger capacities compared to traditional DDR4 memory. Virtual machine density can be increased by increasing the memory capacity of VMware vSphere by operating in memory mode. Past experiments have found performance challenges with memory mode in certain situations. Two steps have been taken to Read more...

How VMware Diagnoses Performance Issues with Machine Learning in a Hybrid-Cloud Environment

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As one of the top hybrid-cloud providers, VMware has the largest enterprise software-defined datacenter (SDDC) deployments—and making sure those deployments perform well is our top priority. However, managing performance diagnostics in hybrid-cloud enterprise software deployments is extremely difficult mainly due to the complicated system interaction and the numerous system-wide performance metrics to track. Read more...
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Bitfusion Performance Best Practices

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A guide about VMware vSphere Bitfusion performance best practices has been published. Bitfusion provides a way to share GPUs among multiple VMs—a GPU card installed in one ESXi host becomes available to all VMs in a cluster (even those on separate hosts) that have the Bitfusion client installed. In addition, Bitfusion dynamically allocates a partial Read more...
Screenshot of View Planner after running it

VDI Capacity Planning with View Planner

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Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments are on the rise due to employees working from home all over the world. VDI users can work remotely from anywhere and on any device—like tablets, thin clients, and laptops—while accessing remote desktops hosted on private data centers and in the cloud. Read more...
Figure 3. View Planner VM consolidation with AMD 2nd Gen EPYC with NPS and CCX as NUMA settings

AMD 2nd Gen EPYC (Rome) Application Performance on vSphere Series: Part 3 – View Planner Virtual Desktops

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In the first two parts of this series, we looked at the performance of a SQL Server database using the DVD Store 3 benchmark and a mixed workload environment with the VMmark benchmark running on the AMD 2nd Gen EPYC processors and VMware vSphere. With the third part of the series, we look at virtual desktop performance on this platform with the VMware View Planner benchmark. Read more...
Desktop Gathering Performance Stats

Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 7.0

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 7.0. This is a comprehensive book designed to help system administrators obtain the best performance from their vSphere 7.0 deployments. The book covers new features as well as updating and expanding on topics covered in previous versions. These topics include: Persistent memory Read more...