Virtualization

VMware: ESXi Metrics You Should Monitor

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Virtualization environments of today are mostly driven by VMware due to its stability, scalability, and power. Aside from the configuration and architecture design, one must also consider the performance of the physical layer, hosted applications, and virtual machines. VMware provides tools that help monitor your virtual environment and find out the source of existing and potential issues. 

Antonia ShehovaVMware: ESXi Metrics You Should Monitor
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Tips for Building a Homelab

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 Have you ever wanted to set up your own sysadmin homelab? Before you begin, you need to look at major decisions regarding your software and hardware requirements. In today’s age and date, almost every person has a personal computer, assuming smartphones as equivalent to computers.

To set up a vmware vsphere homelab to your liking, let’s discuss important tips for each component of home sysadmin labs.

Antonia ShehovaTips for Building a Homelab
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Track Digital Transformation Progress with Real-Time Data

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According to a McKinsey study, 70 percent of digital transformation projects fail. It’s quite a paradox because the transformation is happening for growth and success. If this stat alone is anything to go by, it indicates that enterprises need to rethink their strategy and management of such transformations. 

So how are those other 30 percent of enterprises succeeding with their digital overhauls? Well, data and analytics play a vital role in helping track the progress of the process. Any smart organization would know that any change needs to be managed. Even more so those that target the digital infrastructure of the company.

Antonia ShehovaTrack Digital Transformation Progress with Real-Time Data
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Five Tips for Optimizing Hyper V

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Introduced in 2008, Microsoft’s virtualization platform Hyper-V has become a well-known tool for administrators. Hyper V offers users with a wide range of management options. It includes GUI-based Hyper V tools such as Hyper V Manager, and command-line tools like Windows Powershell. Hyper V versions have been released ever since with Windows Server. 

Server virtualization products like Hyper V server download reduce your organization’s hardware costs by hosting multiple server images on a physical server.  Based upon this idea, the more virtual machines fit on a host server, the lower will be the costs of your hardware. However, increasing the density of virtual machines also increases server load. 

Antonia ShehovaFive Tips for Optimizing Hyper V
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What’s Changed in VMware vSphere 7 Update 2: All You Need to Know

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VMware has recently released vSphere 7 Update 2, and there is a lot of new stuff to look out for. vSphere, VMware’s server virtualization product, has been an industry favorite for a long time. The vSphere 7 came out in April 2020, and this is so far the second update to it, hence the name. 

When you look at the changes they’ve rolled out, you’ll know that they are really focusing on some key areas. As a result, VMware infrastructure is getting pretty solid and modern. From using container registries to incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). 

Olga BurnaevaWhat’s Changed in VMware vSphere 7 Update 2: All You Need to Know
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