The vMotion Process Under the Hood

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The VMware vSphere vMotion feature is one of the most important capabilities in today’s virtual infrastructures. Since its inception in 2002 and the release in 2003, it allows us to migrate the active state of a virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral Read more...

Designing a Shared Virtualized Infrastructure for Business Critical, Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing Workloads

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The University of Groningen – Center for Information Technology The University of Groningen (UG) is a public research university, located in the north of the Netherlands. The university has over 5000 people on staff and over 30,000 students across its under-graduate and post-graduate populations. The Center for Information Technology (CIT) within UG provides computing resources Read more...

Announcing VMware vSphere Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Technology code-named “Apache Pass”

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VMware is pleased to announce the support for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory technology codenamed “Apache Pass” in “App-Direct” mode as well as “Memory” mode. App-Direct Mode vSphere 6.7 EP10 enables Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory in “App-Direct” mode. Customers are free to take advantage of the large capacity, affordability and persistence benefits offered in Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Hands-on Lab

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This is a guest post from Julie Roman, Technical Account Specialist at VMware and Lab Captain for the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Hands-on Lab. I’m excited to announce the release of the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Hands-on Lab (HOL-SDC-1911-01)!  This lab goes over all the new features and has videos or hands-on walk-throughs Read more...

Learn about vSphere 6.7 at VMworld 2018

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vSphere 6.7 was released in April of 2018 and has garnered quite a lot of interest from our customer and partner community. If you haven’t yet taken a look at this latest release and the features within, then VMworld 2018 is a great venue to do just that. With the VMworld US Content Catalog and Schedule Read more...

Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

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With the recent announcement and general availability of vSphere 6.7 we’ve seen an immense amount of interest. With each new version of vSphere we continue to see customers start their testing of new releases earlier and earlier in the release cycle. vSphere 6.7 brings a number of important new features that vSphere Administrators as well Read more...

New vSphere 6.5 DRS White Paper released

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This week I published a new white paper about vSphere 6.5 DRS. Most customers have been using vSphere DRS for over a decade, yet the technology is updated with each vSphere release. vSphere 6.5 contains plenty of new options that align with today’s use of virtualization. This whitepaper provides an overview of the functionality offered Read more...

vSphere 6.5 DRS and Memory Balancing in Non-Overcommitted Clusters

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DRS is over a decade old and is still going strong. DRS is aligned with the premise of virtualization, resource sharing and overcommitment of resources. DRS goal is to provide compute resources to the active workload to improve workload consolidation on a minimal compute footprint. However, virtualization surpassed the original principle of workload consolidation to Read more...

Welcome to vSphere Central!

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I am pleased to announce the release of a brand new technical resource center called vSphere Central.  This site brings together a variety of technical assets from VMware that helps users understand how vSphere works, how to implement various features, plan upgrades, and more.  With content in a range of formats, including text, video, and Read more...