Category Archives: Whitepapers

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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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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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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New Whitepaper: VMware vCloud Disaster Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study

I wanted to post a link to a great new whitepaper that was just released by Aidan Dalgleish. Description: VMware vCloud Director® enables enterprise organizations to build secure private clouds that dramatically increase datacenter efficiency and business agility. Coupled with … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere VSA Technical Deep Dive

VMware has released a whitepaper that details some technical information about the VSA. In the release of VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware also released a new software storage appliance called the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA). VMware VSA provides an alternative … Continue reading

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Best Practices for an Optimal svMotion

I recently read through the “Storage vMotion of a Virtualized SQL Server Database” technical whitepaper that VMware released. While reading I found a great section that’s worth sharing. It contained overall information on how svMotions work. I would recommend reading … Continue reading

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