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...

DRS Entitlement Viewer

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Ever wondered how DRS distributes resources to VMs? How much resources your VMs are entitled to? How reservations, limits, and shares (RLS) affect your VMs’ resource availability? Our new fling, DRS Entitlement Viewer, is the answer. DRS Entitlement Viewer is installed as a plugin to the vSphere Client. It is currently only supported for the HTML5-based Read more...

vCenter performance improvements from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7: What does 2x mean?

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In a recent blog, the VMware vSphere team shared the following performance improvements in vSphere 6.7 vs. 6.5: Moreover, with vSphere 6.7 vCSA delivers phenomenal performance improvements (all metrics compared at cluster scale limits, versus vSphere 6.5): 2X faster performance in vCenter operations per second 3X reduction in memory usage 3X faster DRS-related operations (e.g. Read more...

SQL Server Performance of VMware Cloud on AWS

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In the past, I’ve always benchmarked performance of SQL Server VMs on vSphere with “on-premises” infrastructure.  Given the skyrocketing interest in the cloud, I was very excited to get my hands on VMware Cloud on AWS – just in time for Amazon’s AWS Summit! A key question our customers have is: how well do applications Read more...

ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper

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We have published an ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice white paper in which we recommend vSphere customers deploying ESX IP storage over 10G networks to include 10G packet capture systems as a best practice to ensure network visibility. The white paper explores the challenges and alternatives for packet capture in a vSphere environment with Read more...

Performance Comparison of Containerized Machine Learning Applications Running Natively with Nvidia vGPUs vs. in a VM – Episode 4

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This article is by Hari Sivaraman, Uday Kurkure, and Lan Vu from the Performance Engineering team at VMware. Performance Comparison of Containerized Machine Learning Applications Docker containers [6] are rapidly becoming a popular environment in which to run different applications, including those in machine learning [1, 2, 3]. NVIDIA supports Docker containers with their own Docker engine Read more...