Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 28 2011

Setting up VMware Auto Deploy for customers (Part 2)

You learned about VMware Auto Deploy’s benefits in part one of our two-part series, but it’s also important to know the vSphere 5 feature’s nuts and bolts and how to set it up for customers. Auto Deploy takes advantage of the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot feature that is present in many physical network interface …

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Oct 28 2011

How VMware Auto Deploy can ease VAR workloads (Part 1)

Although creating new hosts is a common server virtualization task, it is also a tedious process. Solution providers can use VMware Auto Deploy for vSphere 5 to do it much more efficiently. Installing single hosts isn’t hard for solution providers but configuring multiple hosts can be time consuming. A VAR that has to create a …

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Oct 28 2011

vSphere 5’s Storage DRS and storage profile function deliver control over storage resources

The release of VMware Inc.’s vSphere 5 brings many exciting new features and enhancements to the virtualization platform, especially when it comes to storage. Two of the biggest new features in that area are Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Profile-Driven Storage, which provide some much-needed control over storage resources. In previous versions of vSphere, …

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