When Bad Resource Pools Happen to Good People

There are no lack of articles on the subject of VMware resource pools and shares, yet I am constantly amazed by how frequently they are misused. This isn’t just a problem in the SMB either. Resource pool abuse is an equal opportunity virtual infrastructure killer and I feel the need to dredge up the tired topic again in the hope of reaching at least one more vSphere administrator.

Resource pools can be a very powerful tool that helps an organization achieve very aggressive CPU and Memory utilization.  Properly...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 05 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, VMware.

Developing Clouds in the Forecast

These days it seems like everyone has their head in the cloud. At least from an interest level that is. When it comes to actually using the cloud, they’re not necessarily ready for a real cloud deployment. The conversation usually goes something like this:

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“Do you support...

By Arthur Hicken, 15 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Applications, Enterprise, Private, VMware.

MITEL Cloud Anyware – Cloud BCP

I wrote the blog ‘Cloud Anyware‘ after learning about MITEL’s virtualized UC infrastructure.

Working with VMware they’ve virtualized the core technologies of telephony, meaning that rather than having dusty old phone switches you could now run your telephony as an estate of Virtual Machines, presenting the opportunity to leverage VM tools to enhance their deployment,...

By cloudbestpractices.net, 01 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Virtualisation, VMware.

How to Pick Your Virtualization Platform

I have had some interesting conversations with clients about which hypervisor they should choose to run their production systems on. I thought it would be interesting to discuss the matter here and see what others think about virtualization platforms.

Many people agree that both XenServer and Hyper-V are lacking some of the features that VMware has. But the main argument I hear is that Hyper-V, and even XenServer, is less expensive than VMware. That is the main issue I want to discuss in this post.

The short...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 18 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Virtualisation, VMware.

VMware publishes vCenter Orchestrator Plug-ins Documentation Center

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VMware has released nine plug-ins for vCenter Orchestrator this year (and there is more than a quarter left !) and decided that it would be best for customers to have all of the docs gathered in one place in a more user friendly and searchable format.

vCenter Orchestrator Plug-ins Documentation Center allows from one single page to browse the different plug-ins documentation.

By vCO Team, 17 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Vendors, VMware.