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Oracle Open World 2015 Collateral – Capstone and Beyond

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VMware is sponsoring Oracle Open World in San Francisco at the Mosconi Center starting Oct 26th.  The following collateral will be of interest to all those attending OOW as well as any 2015-16 Oracle conference who are interested in VMware: VMware Business Critical Applications website – Oracle Section: http://www.vmware.com/business-critical-apps/oracle-virtualization/index.html Project Capstone: http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2015/08/vmworld-us-2015-spotlight-session-project-capstone-a-collaboration-between-vmw-hp-ibm-no-application-left-behind.html The official VMware Read more...

Architecting Virtual SAP HANA Using VMware Virtual Volumes And Hitachi Storage

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VMWorld Recap: SAP HANA and VMware Virtual Volumes This is a follow up to my earlier VMWorld blog; “Virtualizing SAP HANA Databases Greater Than-1TB On vSphere-5-5”, where I discussed SAP Multi-Temperature Data Management strategies and techniques which can significantly reduce the size and cost associated with SAP HANA’s in-memory footprint. This blog will focus on Read more...

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS): Reference Architecture with VMware and Tintri

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Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is a real-world example of cloud computing that delivers databases and database applications through self-service portals without IT intervention. Providing multiple copies of relational database servers for testing and development is traditionally a complex operation that involves the combined efforts of multiple teams and the creation of custom scripts. Yet the ability to Read more...

vSphere Integrated Containers – Technology Walkthrough

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Note: this article has been incredibly popular since it was written, but it was based on the original design of vSphere Integrated Containers.   Now that it has been released as an official product, this article is somewhat out of date.  For a good overview of the released and supported version of vSphere Integrated Containers, please see this Read more...

SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations & Limits – Part 2

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Part 1 of this series explains the new reservation capabilities of the ESXi storage scheduler in vSphere 6.0 called mClock.  That article explains how to calculate the number of entitled IOPS during times of contention.  This article will expand on that topic with a couple new scenarios.  The previous article assumed that all the VMs were evenly consuming the Read more...

Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1

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Earlier this month, we released vSphere 6.0 Update 1. In this update we introduced some awesome new features for vCenter Server. Let’s take a look at some of these just below: Installation and Upgrade using HTML 5 Installer for VCSA: The following installation and upgrade scenarios are now supported for vCenter Server Appliance using its Read more...

Introducing the Platform Services Controller Interface in vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1

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Back in March, we introduced vSphere 6.0 and the new architecture for vCenter Server. With this new architecture you learned about the Platform Services Controller, a new functional component of vCenter that moves beyond just Single-Sign On to include additional platform services such as: Licensing Service Certificate Authority (VMCA) Certificate Store (VECS) Lookup Service for Read more...