Tag: performance

Persistent Memory Performance in vSphere 6.7

Persistent Memory Performance in vSphere 6.7

This post was originally published on this site —We published a paper that shows how VMware is helping advance PMEM technology by driving the virtualization enhancements in vSphere 6.7. The paper gives a detailed performance analysis of using PMEM technology on vSphere using various workloads and scenarios. These are the key points that we cover in this white paper: We explain how PMEM can be configured and used in a vSphere environment. We show how applications with different characteristics can take advantage of PMEM in vSphere. Below are some Read more […]

Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 6.7

Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 6.7

This post was originally published on this site —We are pleased to announce the availability of Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7. This is a comprehensive book designed to help system administrators obtain the best performance from their vSphere 6.7 deployments. The book covers new features as well as updating and expanding on many of the topics covered in previous versions. These include: Hardware-assisted virtualization Storage hardware considerations Network hardware considerations Memory page sharing Getting the best performance Read more […]

Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2018

Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2018

This post was originally published on this site —   I’m excited to announce that the “Extreme Performance Series” is back for its 6th year with 14 sessions created and being presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. You do not want to miss this years program as it’s chalk full of advanced content, practical advice and exciting technical details! Sessions Spread across 5 different VMworld tracks, you’ll find these sessions full of performance Read more […]

What’s New in Performance – VMware vSphere 6.7

What’s New in Performance – VMware vSphere 6.7

This post was originally published on this site —Underlying each release of VMware vSphere are many performance and scalability improvements. The vSphere 6.7 platform continues to provide industry-leading performance and features to ensure the successful virtualization and management of your entire software-defined datacenter. The What’s New in Performance for vSphere 6.7 white paper highlights significant scale and performance items such as: 2x increase in VMware vCenter Server Operations Per Second over the 6.5 release Support for 1GB Large Read more […]

Oracle Database Performance with VMware Cloud on AWS

Oracle Database Performance with VMware Cloud on AWS

This post was originally published on this site —You’ve probably already heard about VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (VMC on AWS). It’s the same vSphere platform that has been running business critical applications for years, but now it is available on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. Following up on the many tests that we have done with Oracle databases on vSphere, I was able to get some time on a VMC on AWS setup to see how Oracle databases perform in this new environment. It is important to note that VMC on AWS is vSphere Read more […]

DRS Entitlement Viewer

DRS Entitlement Viewer

This post was originally published on this site —Ever wondered, how DRS distributes resources to VMs? how much resources your VMs are entitled to? how Reservations, Limits and Shares (RLS) affects your VMs resource availability? Our new fling, DRS Entitlement Viewer is the answer. DRS Entitlement Viewer is installed as a plugin to the vSphere client. It is currently only supported for the HTML5 based vSphere client. Once installed, it gives the hierarchical view of vCenter DRS cluster inventory with entitled CPU and memory resources for each Read more […]

vCenter performance improvements from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7: What does 2x mean?

vCenter performance improvements from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7: What does 2x mean?

This post was originally published on this site —In a recent blog, the VMware vSphere team shared the following performance improvements in vSphere 6.7 vs. 6.5: Moreover, with vSphere 6.7 vCSA delivers phenomenal performance improvements (all metrics compared at cluster scale limits, versus vSphere 6.5):2X faster performance in vCenter operations per second3X reduction in memory usage3X faster DRS-related operations (e.g. power-on virtual machine) As senior engineers within the VMware Performance and vSphere teams, we are writing this blog to provide Read more […]

Addressing Meltdown/Spectre in VMmark

Addressing Meltdown/Spectre in VMmark

This post was originally published on this site —The recently described Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities have implications throughout the tech industry, and the VMmark virtualization benchmark is no exception. In deciding how to approach the issue, the VMmark team’s goal was to address the impact of the these vulnerabilities while maintaining the value and integrity of the benchmark. Applying the full set of currently available Meltdown/Spectre mitigations is likely to have a significant impact on VMmark scores. Because the mitigations are Read more […]

SQL Server Performance of VMware Cloud on AWS

SQL Server Performance of VMware Cloud on AWS

This post was originally published on this site —In the past, I’ve always benchmarked performance of SQL Server VMs on vSphere with “on-premises” infrastructure.  Given the skyrocketing interest in the cloud, I was very excited to get my hands on VMware Cloud on AWS – just in time for Amazon’s AWS Summit! A key question our customers have is: how well do applications (like SQL Server) perform in our cloud?  Well, I’m happy to report that the answer is great! VMware Cloud on AWS Environment First, here Read more […]

ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper

ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper

This post was originally published on this site —We have published an ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice white paper in which we recommend vSphere customers deploying ESX IP storage over 10G networks to include 10G packet capture systems as a best practice to ensure network visibility. The white paper explores the challenges and alternatives for packet capture in a vSphere environment with IP storage (NFS, iSCSI) datastores over a 10G network, and explains why traditional techniques for capturing packet traces on 1G networks will suffer Read more […]