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IS MY SERVER vSPHERE FAULT TOLERANT CAPABLE?

In order to run one of the best new features in VMware vSphere 4, Fault Tolerance, be sure to check to ensure you meet the specific processor and guest OS requirements:

eGROUP MINTS 7 NEW VSPHERE 4 VMWARE TECHNICAL SALES PROFESSIONALS – ALL WITH THEIR DESKTOP COMPETENCY (VMWARE VIEW) AND THEIR BUSINESS CONTINUITY (SRM) SPECIALTIES

Earlier this week we had a little contest around the office – that is, who could get in and get their vSphere4 VTSP accomplished the quickest.  The VMware Technical Sales Professional Program (VTSP) provides foundational technical knowledge for pre-sales engineering individuals to certify them to successfully architect, engage, and participate in a VMware solutions sales [...]

vSPHERE THIN PROVISIONING ROCKS MY HOUSE!

At eGroup we had a LABMANAGER virtual machine with a 40GB vmdk hard drive – Fully allocated! (Thanks to Jason for this)   However, only 6.5GB was in use – 84% free space – but hogging up a full 40GB on the production vmfs datastore! (Thanks to Jason for this)  

FOUR-SOCKET SERVERS FOR REAL WORLD VIRTUALIZATION (FROM THE AMD FOLKS)

Customers are often asking what server configuration they should choose for their virtualization environment. Do they go with a 2-socket multi-core based system, the traditional building block of the Data Center, or should they select a 4-socket server, which typically has more RAS features and better capacity in terms of cores, memory, and I/O better [...]

VMWARE VSPHERE 4 AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

VMware released vSphere 4 today for download. The product is available in 6 flavors: SMALL BUSINESS * vSphere 4 Essentials * vSphere 4 Essentials Plus Mid-Size & Enterprise Business * vSphere 4 Standard * vSphere 4 Advanced * vSphere 4 Enterprise * vSphere 4 Enterprise Plus For more information on vSphere and how it can [...]

vSphere 4 + Cisco B200-M1 SERVER + Intel Nehalem CPUs

The updated benchmark scores are still being posted on VMware’s VMmark site, and when checking in on the vSphere 4.0 numbers, I came across something I found very interesting. The Cisco “Unified Computing” Blade servers, specifically the B200-M1 model, had its results posted—it came in as the champion of the “8 Core” servers. But even [...]

REDUCE POWER CONSUMPTION WITH VMWARE vSPHERE

VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) continuously optimizes power consumption in the datacenter. When virtual machines in a DRS cluster need fewer resources, such as during nights and weekends, DPM consolidates workloads onto fewer servers and powers off the rest to reduce power consumption. When virtual machine resource requirements increase (such as when users log into applications in [...]

UPGRADING TO VMWARE VSPHERE 4

Before starting down the path to VMware vSphere, it is worth taking some time to determine what your current VMware Infrastructure deployment scenario looks like with respect to the setup of VMware vCenter and how it is configured to support VI3 Clusters with Resource Pools, VMware HA and VMware DRS. An eGroup Virtualization Healthcheck will [...]

EVALUATE VMWARE VCENTER SITE RECOVERY MANAGER (SRM) FOR FREE!

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