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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...

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...

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 Lens – A new UI dashboard for DRS

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DRS Lens provides an alternative UI for a DRS enabled cluster. It gives a simple, yet powerful interface to monitor the cluster real time and provide useful analyses to the users. The UI is comprised of different dashboards in the form of tabs for each cluster being monitored. Read more...

VMware Sets Performance Record with SPECweb2005 Result

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Introduction We just published the largest SPECweb2005 score to date on a 16 core server. The benchmark was run on an HP ProLiant DL585 G5 with four Quad-Core AMD 8382 OpteronTM processors.  This record score of 44,000 includes an Ecommerce component demonstrating 69,525 concurrent connections.  In the Support component, this single-host workload drove network throughput Read more...

Welcome to the VMware Performance Blog and the VMmark Benchmark

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Welcome to the VMware performance blog! Here we’ll address interesting issues regarding the performance of virtualized environments. For our first entry, we’ve chosen a subject important to many people: benchmarking. For a while now, VMware has been developing a benchmark to measure the performance of virtualized systems. The benchmark (VMmark) is specifically designed to measure Read more...