Category Archives: vSphere

What’s New in Performance: vSphere 6.5

Underlying each release of VMware vSphere are many performance and scalability improvements. The VMware vSphere 6.5 platform continues to provide industry-leading performance and features to ensure the successful virtualization and management of your entire software-defined datacenter. This whitepaper is broken … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 1 – Introduction

vSphere Troubleshooting Introduction Before we begin, we need to start off with an introduction to a few things that will make life easier. We’ll start with a troubleshooting methodology and how to gather logs. After that, we’ll break this eBook … Continue reading

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DRS Cluster Management with Reservation and Shares

Reservation and shares are important resource management settings in a vSphere DRS cluster. They can be set on cluster objects like VMs and resource pools to isolate resources, prioritize, and/or guarantee their availability. To know when to set them for … Continue reading

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Yet another, Perfect vSphere 6 Home Lab

The time has come once again to update my home lab. I’m currently running Shuttle DS81 units and a Synology DS1515+. I plan to keep the NAS unit and upgrade my hosts. I have decided to move back to Intel … Continue reading

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Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Scenario – Content ID Mismatch

One of the most frustrating issues that comes up with VMs can be snapshots. In fact, our first few virtual machine troubleshooting scenarios will be focused on snapshots. Occasionally you will receive errors that return a content ID mismatch error … Continue reading

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Performance Best Practices: VMware vSphere 6.0

I’m continuously asked if there are any performance tips for vSphere 6. VMware has a great whitepaper here which encompasses a great deal of information! Excellent bedtime reading here, folks! Some of my favorite highlights: Make sure your hardware satisfies … Continue reading

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