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Paper: Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere

Paper: Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere

The Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is an open source software library for Linux User Space applications that enables higher levels of packet processing throughput, that gives application developers the ability to address compute and I/O intensive workloads, typically found in Telecom and networking use cases, on general purpose, Intel architecture-based processors, without the need of dedicated hardware. This paper, titled Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) with VMware vSphere, Read more […]

Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

VMware has released a paper titled:”Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN”. The paper which contains 50 pages contains a reference architecture for VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5. Testing Read more […]

Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled:”VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture”. The paper which contains 28 pages covers a reference architecture for VMware Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage provides centralized image management for Windows desktops with enhanced levels of backup and OS migration capabilities. The reference architecture provides guidance on how to backup desktops deployed throughout the enterprise, and how to migrate remote desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7. The Read more […]

VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide released

VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide released

Released in beta in the first days of October, the VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide has now been released for General Availability in the Communities and soon also on the Hardening Guide page on VMware.com. The document contains a list of guidelines focused on improving the security of vSphere 5.5 components and covers the following elements: Virtual Machines ESXi hosts Virtual Network vCenter Server plus its database and clients. vCenter Web Client vCenter SSO Server vCenter Virtual Read more […]

Paper: FAQ VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache 1.0

Paper: FAQ VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache 1.0

VMware has released a Frequently Asked Questions paper on vSphere Flash Read Cache. The FAQ which contains 5 Pages provides answers to 67 questions on the Flash Read Cache functionality. vSphere Flash Read Cache, which is a new feature of vSphere 5.5 enables the pooling of multiple Flash-based devices into a single consumable vSphere construct called a Virtual Flash Resource. The Virtual Flash Resource is consumed and managed in the same way CPU and memory are done today in vSphere. For more information Read more […]

Paper: Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments

Paper: Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments

VKernel, now part of DELL has released a paper titled:”Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments”. The paper which can be downloaded after registration contains 13 pages and is written by Scott D. Lowe and provides insight in the pros and cons of oversubscription of Processing, Memory and Storage resources. Scott also details how far oversubscription should be taken before it becomes dangerous. Scott uses vOps Server Explorer, for which VKernel Read more […]

Paper: VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

Paper: VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

VMware has released a paper titled:”VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1″. The paper which contains 16 pages describes what VMware has done in order to extend the support to a maximum of 32 hosts in a ESX cluster when VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) is used. Versions prior to View 5.1 only supported 8 hosts in an ESX Cluster when (VMFS) was used, when NFS storage is used for linked clone replica creation.   The paper answers the following questions, among Read more […]