VMware vSphere CPU-Affinity NEW KB

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The definition and understanding of the technology of what is often referred to as “CPU Pinning” or more precisely “CPU Affinity” has been both distorted and confused over the last decade.  This new Knowledge Base Article serves to clarify those distortions and misunderstandings.  This is particularly important now because the desire on the part of Read more...

NEW – Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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The long awaited update to the Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide is now available.  Sudhir Balasubramanian and colleagues have completed the  extensive project to update the classic doc for both Oracle and VMware versions.  In this doc you will find references to many new features, approaches and architectural concepts to include Oracle 12c, VSAN Read more...

Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree

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UPDATE 8/12/2016 I’ve updated this post with an actual poster. See the PDF at the bottom of the post which can be printed at full size (24 in x 36 in). Emad and I will also have printed copies at VMworld US & EMEA. There have been several common themes recently when we’ve been talking Read more...

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 2 of 3)

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In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. We will also look at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastructure. Common Characteristics of Business Critical Applications (BCA): Business critical Read more...

Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0 Update 2

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vSphere 6.0 Update 2 has launched and with it comes a very simple change with the way that VMs and Templates are evacuated from hosts that enter Maintenance Mode. In all prior versions, when a host enters Maintenance Mode, DRS will evacuate the host by placing all the running VMs, powered off VMs, and the Read more...