Introducing VProbes: a stethoscope for your VM

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(Because we include lots of screen shots in this video, I recommend hitting the little rectangular "full-screen" icon above and avoid straining your eyes.) Ask questions at the VProbes Expert Session VProbe Toolkit at Sourceforge VProbes Reference Guide (pdf) I asked VMware engineer Keith Adams to tell me about the new VProbes functionality first available Read more...

Deploying VI with Cisco | VMware Networking Blog

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From our newest blog. Link: Deploying VI with Cisco | VMware Networking Blog. Anyway, so what better time is there to announce the publication of an in-depth deployment paper jointly authored by Cisco and VMware. We posted this paper about a week ago on the vmware.com/go/networking site. It’s around 90 pages, so no short read; Read more...

Virtual web servers scale better than native

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Link: Scaling real-life Web server workloads Most real life web server workloads suffer from scalability issues such as those observed in our tests. In order to circumvent these issues, lots of businesses choose to deploy web server workloads on a multitude of one-CPU or dual-CPU machines. However, such approach leads to proliferation of servers in Read more...

Customer webcast series: optimize your Windows environment with VMware

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This upcoming customer webcast series is targeted at folks who administer Windows and are relatively new to VMware so if you are already a VI expert, feel free to tell others about this event! Here is the webcast description: Windows environments are ripe for virtualization. Lack of simple and effective high availability tools, complex management Read more...

Deep dive on B-hive

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Bernd Harzog over at Doug Brown’s place (DABCC.com) has a great deep dive with B-hive’s CEO and CTO. Link: Virtualization Management: VMware B-hive Detailed Product Review. Why the Old Way No Longer WorksBefore I get into how the product works, I want to spend a moment on why it is important to do things in Read more...