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Understanding vSphere Active Memory

We’ve all seen “Active” memory reported within various vSphere interfaces, but how many us really know what it describes.  I think you might be surprised. Let’s look at its definition to get us started: Active Memory - ”Amount of memory t ...
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Using Virtual CPU Performance Monitoring Counters (2030221)

CPU Performance Monitoring Counters (PMCs) provide a way for software to monitor and measure processor performance. These counters are commonly used by tools such as software profilers.  Beginning with virtual machines that have ESX 5. ...
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Dell: Foglight for Virtualization Free Edition Video Podcast with Mattias Sundling - Episode 45 - YouTube 42:09

In the following DABCC TV Virtualization Video Podcast, we are very happy to have Mattias Sundling, Evangelist at Dell with us. Mattias does an amazing job walking us through all the features and benefits of Dell's free Foglight for Virtualization perform ...
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VMworld 2012: Session VSP1622 - Performance New Features and Best Practices for vSphere Video 57:06

VMware continues to enhance the performance features and capabilities of the vSphere platform making it the most robust and highest-performing cloud platform capable of running even the most demanding workloads. In this session, we will present the new pe ...
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RVTools one of the best free VMware tools you can find

For anyone that works with VMware products on a regular basis and has the need to document or collect configuration information, RVTools is a great tool you should be using. As a consultant for a VMware partner I am routinely needing to gather details abo ...
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New Book: vSphere High Performance Cookbook

There has been new book announced recently called vSphere High Performance Cookbook. The author is Prasenjit Sarkar who works for VMware as a senior technical staff in VMware Service Provider Cloud R&R. The book (currently in pre-order should be out t ...
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Opvizor 2.0 released

The opvizor® software is a monitoring tools (cloud-based) for a virtual systems that works smoothly and securely and automatically tests your VMware base line as well as your system configurations, and security settings against state of the art rules and ...
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Using third-party tools to monitor your vSphere environment (2033007)

By default, ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server contain functions that allow you to easily monitor your vSphere environment including vCenter Operations Management Suite. However, there are also other products many customers use to monitor their environment.You c ...
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All versions of vCheck now on Github PowerCLI

Following my last postwhere I added vCheck for vSphere onto Github so everyone could get involved I was overwhelmed with the number of additions, fixes and edits that had been made by many members of the community, this will really make this script even b ...
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VROOM!: Comparing Storage Density, Power, and Performance with VMmark 2.5

Datacenters continue to grow as the use of both public and private clouds becomes more prevalent.  A comprehensive review of density, power, and performance is becoming more crucial to understanding the tradeoffs when considering new storage technolo ...
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New Book - vSphere High Performance Cookbook

VMware vSphere is the key virtualization technology in today’s market. vSphere is a complex tool and incorrect design and deployment can create performance-related problems. vSphere High Performance Cookbook is focused on solving those problems as well as ...
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#vBrownbag Follow-Up Prasenjit Sarkar covering VCAP5-CIA Objective 2 – Manage vSphere Resources Video 47:51

On the 2nd of July 2013 Prasenjit Sarkar covered VCAP5-CIA Objective 2: Manage vSphere Resources on the EMEA vBrownbag. The slides from the session are available here : EMEAvBrownbagvStretchCloud and the video from the session is below.

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VMware vSphere Monitoring with vCenter Operations Manager 5 6 Video 13:30

Get visibility into your vSphere infrastructure. Monitor health and performance of your virtual environment using self-learning Performance Analytics.

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TFD9 Review: Foglight for Virtualisation

I have a lot of experience with performance and capacity management. Some years ago, a colleague and I got fed up with the failings of enterprise tools like Concord eHealth, and also the limitations of low-end tools like MRTG. We wanted something that wa ...
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CloudPhysics card builder, how awesome is that? (Yellow Bricks)

A while ago Irfan Ahmad (CloudPhysics CTO), Frank Denneman and I were discussing various ideas around the CloudPhysics platform… One of the ideas that Ifran and team pitched was this notion of a card builder. Both Frank and I are advisors to CloudPhysics ...
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vQuery: A Platform for Connecting Configuration and Performance

Abstract Discovering the causes of performance problems in virtualized systems is often more difficult than without virtualization, because they can be caused by changes in infrastructure configuration rather than the user’s application. vQuery is a syst ...
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How to run vCheck – to get you started

vCheck is a community project started few years back by Alan Renouf. Since then it has been enhanced and updated several times, with the latest version 6 of the script recently enhanced and shared now at GitHub where the collaborative environment can be l ...
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