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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...
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...

vSphere 6.7 Update 3 Supports AMD EPYC™ Generation 2 Processors, VMmark Showcases Its Leadership Performance

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Two leadership VMmark benchmark results have been published with AMD EPYC™ Generation 2 processors running VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 on a two-node two-socket cluster and a four-node cluster. VMware worked closely with AMD to enable support for AMD EPYC™ Generation 2 in the VMware vSphere 6.7 U3 release. The VMmark benchmark is a free tool used by hardware vendors and others to measure Read more...

New Scheduler Option for vSphere 6.7 U2

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Along with the recent release of VMware vSphere 6.7 U2, we published a new whitepaper that shows the performance of a new scheduler option that was included in the 6.7 U2 update.  We referred to this new scheduler option internally as the “sibling” scheduler, but the official name is the side-channel aware scheduler version 2, Read more...
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First VMmark 3.1 Publications, Featuring New Cascade Lake Processors

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VMmark is a free tool used by hardware vendors and others to measure the performance, scalability, and power consumption of virtualization platforms.  If you’re unfamiliar with VMmark 3.x, each tile is a grouping of 19 virtual machines (VMs) simultaneously running diverse workloads commonly found in today’s data centers, including a scalable Web simulation, an E-commerce Read more...

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...

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...