Five Reasons Why the Cloud is Ready for the Enterprise

Is your enterprise still dragging its anchor, not taking off in the cloud? Are you still saying that the cloud is fine for tiny startups, but not for large enterprises? Here are five good reasons why the cloud is ready … Read More

Five Reasons Why VMware Virtualization is Better than Microsoft Hyper-V

1.  Hyper-V is marketed as free but really isn’t. Yeah it’s $28 bucks but that’s on top of a Windows 2008 License paid in full.  This is nowhere near the realm of free, in fact if you take a straight … Read More

How to Test virtual machine storage I/O REAL performance

Doing speeds tests are always relative to the environment and hardware being used. This article cannot provide specific test result numbers to expect as every environment is unique and the total load for an array is different. To test your ESX host and … Read More

Enhanced Storage Features on 5.1

SESMATEnhanced Storage features introduced by 5.1 VMFS File Sharing Limits In previous versions of vSphere, the maximum number of hosts which could share a read-only file on a VMFS volume was 8. The primary use case for multiple hosts sharing … Read More

Convert A Xen Virtual Machine To VMware – Step by Step

This article explains how you can convert a Xen guest to a VMware guest. The steps descibed here assume advanced VMware and Xen knowledge. Additional software requirements: qemu VMware Server 1.xx VMware Converter Knoppix LiveCD or the distribution’s first CD … Read More

14 Tips to Secure Your Virtual Machine Environment

Safeguarding your virtual server environment is vital, even though it doesn’t have the same issues as a physical environment. Here are a few tips to keep things running smoothly: Install only what you need on the host machine. Keep your OS and … Read More

Configuring SNMP Traps for ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x

Details To generate virtual machine and environmental traps from ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x hosts, you must configure and enable the embedded SNMP agent. You cannot use the Net-SNMP-based agent to generate these traps, although it can receive GET transactions … Read More