IBM STORAGE ENHANCEMENTS FOR vSPHERE WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN SOLUTION

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The recently certified IBM Storage Enhancements for vSphere Web Client Plug-in is one of the most popular  VMware integration points that our storage customers use today. Easily deployed, it allows our customers to enable VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage IBM storage resources in their VMware environments, consistent with their application needs.  THE CERTIFIED SOLUTION CAPABILITIES: IBM Storage Enhancements for vSphere Web Client Plug-in enables VMware administrators Read more [...]

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Applying and Troubleshooting Predefined Settings

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In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler. In Part 2 we will profile a popular video playback application called VLC Media Player, capture specific application settings, apply these as predefined settings when an end user launches the application, and explore troubleshooting techniques as needed. Introduction Configuring a specific toolbar layout, setting a region-specific language, disabling automatic updates—these are just Read more [...]

Optimize Dell EMC PowerEdge Performance with 5 Key Metrics

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By: Lora Johnson   Hardware serves as the foundation for your IT stack, and if your hardware devices aren’t performing at optimal levels, your networks, applications and storage ultimately suffers. For your Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, extending your monitoring to see more metrics can give you the visibility that you need to clearly understand issues, simplifying troubleshooting and eliminating mean-time-to-innocence (MTTI) hunts. In this blog post, I’ll highlight the top metrics Read more [...]

INFINIDAT’s InfiniBox content pack for vRealize Log Insight

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Enhance your insights – INFINIDAT InfiniBox monitoring using vRealize Log Insight INFINIDAT’s InfiniBox content pack for vRealize Log Insight provides customers with the capability to easily monitor and analyze InfiniBox systems, by converting syslog messages into helpful insights. InfiniBox is a flash optimized storage platform that provides faster than all-flash performance for real-world workloads and a truly unified SAN and NAS solution, supporting multiple protocols in a single system. The Read more [...]

SQL Server VM Performance with VMware vSphere 6.5

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Achieving optimal SQL Server performance on vSphere has been a constant focus here at VMware; I’ve published past performance studies with vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 which showed excellent performance up to the maximum VM size supported at the time. Since then, there have been quite a few changes!  While this study uses a similar test methodology, it features an updated hypervisor (vSphere 6.5), database engine (SQL Server 2016), OLTP benchmark (DVD Store 3), and CPUs (Intel Xeon v4 processors Read more [...]

Breathing New Life into UX Research

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As a user experience (UX) researcher, explaining what I do for a living can be quite a challenge. Often, people confuse my role with quality assurance. They say to me, “Oh, you test software? So, you’re in QA, right?” Or, people think I’m a market researcher, and they say, “So, you study your users, like market research? You’re in marketing, right?” Part of my job as a UX researcher is to partner and collaborate with many departments. I did a quick internet Read more [...]

vR Ops 6.5 What’s New: Improved Scalability

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vRealize Operations 6.5 became generally available this month and in that release we announced improved scalability for new and existing vR Ops clusters.  These improvements bring a new cluster node size, supported memory scale-up options and increased capacity for existing nodes.  In this blog post we will cover these product enhancements in further detail.  We will also take a quick look at the updated sizing guide. Monitor Larger Environments in the Same Footprint   Without Read more [...]

Announcing VMware Horizon FLEX 1.10

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We aim to introduce a new version of VMware Horizon FLEX every quarter, and so to kick off our 2017 release train, we’re delighted to announce VMware Horizon FLEX 1.10. Before I get into what’s new, here’s a quick recap of what Horizon FLEX does: Horizon FLEX delivers a reliable Windows or Linux experience to contractors, road warriors, developers and field workers, even when offline. It can extend the life of legacy applications using local virtual desktops on modern hardware. The Read more [...]

How to Email a Custom Alert (Part 1)

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By: Gary Monk   In vRealize Operations, you can access a series of pre-defined alerts that give you immediate insight into problems when they arise. Many companies also use custom alerts to meet their unique business processes. In this blog post, I will highlight how you can create your own alert definitions and create notifications for the custom alert, making it easy to generate an email for those specific notifications. For the custom alert I’ll cover in today’s blog post, we’ll Read more [...]

SysTrack Desktop Assessment, Part 2: Drill into Data with SysTrack Visualizer

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In Part 1, I explained the basics of the free SysTrack Desktop Assessment tool, from VMware and Lakeside Software. Now, let’s dive into more details on the service and what can be done with the data collected during the assessment. (If you missed part one, read it here first for an overview of the free SysTrack Desktop Assessment service.) SysTrack Visualizer From the tool’s dashboard, you can open the SysTrack Site Visualizer to drill deeper into the data collected with SysTrack. (Mozilla Read more [...]