Everyday Virtualization


SSD Smart Attributes with vSphere

What's so smart about SSDs? Plenty. Here's what you need to know when deploying them in your VMware virtualization practice.

Firmware, BIOS Updates: Your First Step To Upgrading Windows Server 2012 R2

It's always a good idea to make sure your hardware firmware and BIOS is updated prior to a major undertaking such as upgrading a server for hypervisor work. Besides, it's not that hard to do in the first place.

Configuring vSphere Flash Read Cache

It's read-only, but it's a big enough boost in speed to matter.

All Else is Virtual, So Why Not the Apps?

We've come so far with this virtualized infrastructure in terms of everything else, so is the application the problem now?

Make No Assumptions About Storage Virtualization

Storage costs remain steady, but some new approaches for virtualizing storage are making it faster and more accessible.

Change Hyper-V Path for VMs, Configuration

When it comes to Hyper-V VMs, there are a lot of things set as default.

Deploy VMs from a Template via vSphere Web Client

I find myself working within vSphere Web Client more these days, and using the product is growing on me.

First Impressions of vCloud Director

In case you haven't heard, the messaging at VMware nowadays revolves around cloud computing.

Separating VMs in a Sub-Cluster

You may want to implement a sub-cluster within a VMware DRS cluster for a number of reason.

Creating a Virtualization Service Catalog

All too often, organizations function without a Service Level Agreement (SLA) in the face of stringent expectations.

Why I Like VirtualBox

VirtualBox users are out there and alive and well in the virtualization community -- so much so that the inaugural Virtumania podcast topic was the free type 2 hypervisor.

VDI Display Protocols -- Why They're Important

Although there are many critical VDI components to consider in your implementations, the choice of display protocols should never be taken lightly.

VMFS Volume Extents Decision Factors

Planning your storage architecture in a VMware environment is one of the most critical design elements. Even more critical: sizing of VMFS datastores.

Application and Infrastructure Battle Lines

For infrastructure administrators, there has always been a gray area where the infrastructure stops and the application teams take over.

vSphere Training: Pricey for the Market

For anyone wanting to gain expertise in virtualization, a trip through some sort of VMware technology is a rite of passage.

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