Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 16 2011

VCenter CapacityIQ by the numbers

Host resources are a precious commodity in virtual infrastructures. To maximize your return on investment and the benefits of virtualization, you must make the most of them. VMware vCenter CapacityIQ reports on CPU, memory and disk I/O usage, which enables you to right-size vSphere infrastructure and prevent common virtualization challenges, such as virtual machine (VM) …

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Jun 16 2011

My updated series on VMware Snapshots

I did a 3-part series on VMware snapshots years ago for Tech Target that was based on VI3, I recently updated the series to include changes that have occurred with the technology since the release of vSphere. Part 1 – How VMware snapshots work A disk “snapshot” is a copy of the virtual machine disk …

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Jun 14 2011

Thoughts and observations from HP Discover

I’m back from spending a great week at the HP Discover conference in Las Vegas and I though I would provide my thoughts and observations from it. Before I begin let me disclose that HP paid for all expenses of my trip as part of their program to bring a group of bloggers on site …

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Jun 12 2011

Upcoming Denver Regional VMUG – I pity the fool that misses this one

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On Tuesday 6/28 we will be having our first regional VMUG in Denver. A regional VMUG is much bigger than a traditional VMUG and is a full day event. VMware’s MyVMUG group puts a lot of time and effort into organizing regional VMUGs and the end result is a great event that is full of …

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Jun 06 2011

Off to HP Discover

I leave bright and early to attend HP Discover this week in Las Vegas. I’ve been to VMworld many times but this is my first trip to HP Discover. I look forward to seeing all the HP new technology and learn more about how there storage line is shaping up after the 3PAR acquisition. I’ve always …

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Jun 06 2011

Using SSD technology to support memory overcommitment in vSphere

With applications becoming increasingly memory-hungry, memory always seems to be the resource in the shortest supply on a host. In a virtualized server environment, the lack of sufficient physical memory can have a real impact on project ROI, since it will limit the density that you could otherwise achieve. That’s because, while CPU sockets can …

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Jun 06 2011

Hyper-V dynamic memory allocation vs. VMware memory overcommit

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory is Microsoft’s answer to VMware memory overcommit. Dynamic memory allocation and memory overcommit both aim to improve memory management in virtual server infrastructures, and they even use common technologies. But they take different approaches and offer very different user experiences. These differences — plus the fact that Hyper-V lacked dynamic memory allocation …

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