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Load Balancing Performance of DRS in vSphere 7

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The DRS performance team just released a great whitepaper on the load balancing capabilities in vSphere 7. New features of DRS in VMware vSphere 7 have been introduced to make VMware’s compute control plane even more robust and better in handling both traditional and modern application needs. In this whitepaper, the authors cover the load Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Storage vMotion Improvements

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The vMotion feature is heavily updated in vSphere 7, resulting in faster live-migrations while drastically lowering the guest performance impact during the vMotion process together with a far more efficient way of switching over the virtual machine (VM) between the source and destination ESXi host. vSphere 7 also introduces improvements for the Fast Suspend and Read more...
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vSphere 7 – A Closer Look at the VM DRS Score

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With vSphere 7, we released the greatly improved Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) logic. We received numerous requests from customers to provide more information about the VM DRS Score. This blog post details the new DRS algorithm, with a focus on the VM DRS Score. DRS works to ensure that all workloads in a cluster are Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Assignable Hardware

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A wide variety of modern workloads greatly benefit from using hardware accelerators to offload certain capabilities, save CPU cycles, and gain a lot of performance in general. Think about the telco industry for example: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platforms utilizing NICs and FPGAs. Or customers that use GPUs for graphic acceleration in their Virtual Desktop Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Improved DRS

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The first release of Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) dates back to 2006. Since then, data centers and workloads have changed significantly. The new vSphere 7 release is shipped with DRS enhancements to better support modern workloads by using an improved DRS logic and new accompanying UI in the vSphere Client. The enhanced DRS logic is Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vMotion Enhancements

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The vSphere vMotion feature enables customers to live-migrate workloads from source to destination ESXi hosts. Over time, we have developed vMotion to support new technologies. The vSphere 7 release is no exception to that, as we greatly improved the vMotion feature. The vMotion enhancements in vSphere 7 include a reduced performance impact during the live-migration Read more...
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How is Virtual Memory Translated to Physical Memory?

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Memory is one of the most important host resources. For workloads to access global system memory, we need to make sure virtual memory addresses are mapped to the physical addresses. There are several components working together to perform these translations as efficient as possible. This blog post will cover the basics on how virtual memory Read more...

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 virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral part 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™ Persistent Memory Technology

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VMware is pleased to announce the support for Intel® Optane™ PMem 100 series technology in “App-Direct” mode as well as “Memory” mode. App-Direct Mode (AD) vSphere 6.7 EP10 enables Intel® Optane™ PMem 100 series in “App-Direct” mode. Customers are free to take advantage of the large capacity, affordability and persistence benefits offered in this mode and Read more...