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vSphere 5.0 White Paper Gives Performance Tips

We're a week removed from VMworld 2011, yet the momentum behind vSphere 5.0 continues to grow. The latest manifestation is VMware's update of its 76-page white paper, "Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0." VMware makes it clear that while this latest version (vSphere 4.1 was covered in last November's rendition) was created to provide tips for many performance-related issues, "It is not intended as a comprehensive guide for planning and configuring your deployments."

The target audience for the white paper is system admins who are planning vSphere 5.0 rollouts and looking to optimize performance. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect:

Chapter 1, "Hardware for Use with VMware vSphere," on page 9, provides guidance on selecting hardware for use with vSphere.

Chapter 2, "ESXi and Virtual Machines," on page 17, provides guidance regarding VMware ESXi software and the virtual machines that run in it.

Chapter 3, "Guest Operating Systems," on page 37, provides guidance regarding the guest operating systems running in vSphere virtual machines.

Chapter 4, "Virtual Infrastructure Management," on page 45, provides guidance regarding infrastructure management best practices.

For more helpful info on vSphere 5.0, checkout out our new vSphere 5.0 page.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 09/13/2011 at 12:48 PM


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