Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based…

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based…

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities […] The post Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases appeared first on Virtualize Business Critical Applications .


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Demystifying The ESXi Upgrade Process

Demystifying The ESXi Upgrade Process (via vWuddotnet on WordPress.com)

Demystifying The ESXi Upgrade Process

Most people when asked that question would be inclined to say “Fresh Install” when challenged some of the excuses I hear are ” It will carry over a load of crap from the previous release”. This seems to be a mindset we have gotten ourselves in from managing other vendor OS’s (not pointing the finger).


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What’s all this talk about #EVORAIL? Read this…

What’s all this talk about #EVORAIL? Read this whitepaper for some analyst insights & use cases: https://t.co/yPzoRct5cH

What’s all this talk about #EVORAIL? Read this…

What’s all this talk about #EVORAIL? Read this whitepaper for some analyst insights & use cases: https://t.co/yPzoRct5cH


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Three Free eLearning Courses Released – VMware…

Three Free eLearning Courses Released by @VMwareEducation

Three Free eLearning Courses Released – VMware…

VMware offers training on a variety of subjects, in different formats to fit your schedule and budget needs. Last month we add three new courses to our library of free self-paced eLearning offerings: Architecting Desktop Virtualization Solutions Fundamentals Horizon FLEX Fundamentals VMware Site Recovery Manager [V6.1] Fundamentals


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What does load balancing the Platform Services…

What does load balancing the Platform Services Controller really give you?

What does load balancing the Platform Services…

The Platform Services Controller (PSC) is a new infrastructure component that was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 thatprovides commonservices such asSingle Sign-On, Licensing and Certificate Management capabilities for vCenter Server and other VMware-based products. APSC can be deployed on the same system as the vCenter Server referred toas an Embedded deployment or outside of the […]]>…Read More


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VMware NSX: Virtual Network Architecture for…

.@VMware NSX: Virtual Network Architecture for SAP HANA and Mission Critical Deployments

VMware NSX: Virtual Network Architecture for…

In keeping with the theme of moving the Software-Defined Data Center from concept to reality, I discussed in my previous blogs why VMware vSphere is the perfect platform to deploy cutting edged technologies like SAP HANA. This is because vSphere enables our customers to agilely react to rapidly changing hardware/software requirements by recasting memory, CPU, IO, or network resources where needed in your landscape through software in a centrally managed manner. I also discussed how VMware Virtual Volumes can be leverage to simplify SAP’s multi-temperature data management strategy; where data is classified by the frequency of access as either hot, warm, or cold depending on data usage. This is an example of the essence of Software-Defined…Read More


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2015 Flings in Review

2015 @VMware Flings in Review

2015 Flings in Review

2015 was an exciting year for the Flings program in many ways. First, our developers updated 14 Flings after listening to user feedback. Second, we released 19 new Flings (with two more slated to be released before the end of the year). And third, we set the record for downloaded Flings with 125,001 downloads! We would like to thank the users for providing us with feedback. We know testing experimental tools can be time-consuming, but by sending feedback you enable Fling developers to improve…Read More


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Get progress of ‘Shrink Database’ task on a…

Get progress of ‘Shrink Database’ task on a Microsoft SQL Server

Get progress of ‘Shrink Database’ task on a…

Shrinking a big database on a Microsoft SQL Server can take some time. And it’s one of those tasks, where you wont get a status until it’s finished. I really hate this… But this small T-SQL query can help: [crayon-566c2646049d8779002421/] Simply open a new query windows, paste the query into the query windows and execute […] Advertise here with BSA


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Skype for Business on vSphere

Skype for Business on vSphere

Skype for Business on vSphere

Is it support? That is an interesting question if you ask a Microsoft consulting company. You might just get a mixed bag of answers. The goal of a Microsoft consulting company is to push HyperV. Lync and Skype for Business are absolutely supported on VMware hypervisors. Itfalls under the “Server Virtualization Validation Program” from Microsoft. […]]> Is it support? That is an interesting question if you ask a Microsoft consulting company. You might just get a mixed bag of answers. The goal…Read More


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SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default in vSphere…

SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b

SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default in vSphere…

Background Why has the SSLv3 protocol been disabled by default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b? Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in RFC 7568 due to its obsolescence and inherent unfixability. Instead, […] The post SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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The Flings program, my new blog and other great…

The Flings program, my new blog and other great stuff comes out of our Office of CTO, and now they also are on twitter! Follow @vmwoctoblog

The Flings program, my new blog and other great…

The Flings program, my new blog and other great stuff comes out of our Office of CTO, and now they also are on twitter! Follow @vmwoctoblog


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Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database…

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database…

by Priti Mishra Performance studies have previously shown that there is no doubt virtualized servers can run a variety of applications near, or in some cases even above, that of software running natively (on bare metal). In a new white paper, we raise the bar higher and test “monster” vSphere virtual machines loaded with CPU […] The post Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0 appeared first on VMware VROOM! Blog .


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NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of…

NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of SDN” via @sdxcentral. Who knew network virtualization was so hardcore? https://t.co/LiSEzGGLgW

NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of…

NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of SDN” via @sdxcentral. Who knew network virtualization was so hardcore? https://t.co/LiSEzGGLgW


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Preview on 6th Gen (Skylake) Intel NUC for…

Preview on 6th Gen (Skylake) Intel NUC for VMware ESXi

Preview on 6th Gen (Skylake) Intel NUC for…

The 6th Generation of my favorite Homelab systems are ready to be launched and theshipping is expected to start in December.Intel NUCs aresmall, silent, transportable and have a very low power consumption, making it a perfect system for homelabs or … Read more »


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Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere…

Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere Template successfully – damnit!

Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere…

Some time ago I had an issue where I needed to provide access to my boss into my lab. No big deal – just entitle him to a View pool. But it did not work. It ended up stuck forever … Read more ›


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