Screenshot of View Planner after running it

VDI Capacity Planning with View Planner

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By Mohit Mangal, Atul Pandey, and Alok Sen 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...
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...

New White Paper: Optimize Virtualized Deep Learning Performance with New Intel Architectures

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By Dave Jaffe, VMware Performance Engineering and Padma Apparao, Intel – VMware Center of Excellence A new white paper is available showing the advantages of running deep learning image classification on the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor compared to previous Intel processors, and to show the performance benefits of running on the VMware vSphere Read more...
Comparing two generations of servers

Weathervane 2.0: An Application-Level Performance Benchmark for Kubernetes

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Weathervane 2.0 lets you evaluate and compare the performance characteristics of on-premises and cloud-based Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes simplifies the deployment and management of applications on a wide range of infrastructure solutions. One cost of this simplification is a new set of decisions that you must make when acquiring or configuring Kubernetes clusters, including selecting the Read more...

VMware vSGA for Content-Rich VDI

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We look at the performance of NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology vs. VMware vSGA stack in vSphere 6.7 U3. We show how vSGA offers similar performance as GRID vGPU when running some common software applications on VMware Horizon 7 VDI desktops. Read more...
When CPU Hot Add is disabled, performance increases 2 to 8 percent.

CPU Hot Add Performance in vSphere 6.7

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Leaving CPU Hot Add at its default setting of disabled is one of the performance best practices that we have for large VMs. From the Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 6.7 U2: CPU Hot Add is a feature that allows the addition of vCPUs to a running virtual machine. Enabling this feature, however, disables Read more...