HPE Management Component Pack or HPE MCP provides agent software for use on community-supported distributions. The MCP (unlike the SPP) does not provide drivers and firmware (firmware is provided via HPSUM, and drivers are provided by the distribution vendors). The Linux Service Pack for ProLiant provides updated drivers and agent software for use on RedHat Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
vSphere Central brings together a variety of technical assets from VMware that helps users understand how vSphere works, how to implement various features, plan upgrades, and more. With content in a range of formats, including text, video, and rich media tools such as walk-through demos, the goal is to be a one-stop shop for original and curated technical content on vSphere.
Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 is coming with lot of new features and improvements. This post will be useful for who has Vembu BDR in their environment as backup and replication suite because I want to share the new features and improvements with you.
If you are using Hyper-V in virtual infrastructure, I have good news for you, don’t miss it.
17th April 2018, VMware has introduced vSphere 6.7 with lot of new features. 18th October 2018, VMware announces vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now generally available. There is some big changes that we’ll review those changes in this post.
First and biggest change is using single platform for vSphere Client. vCenter High Availability has a big change and improvement. Content Library gives you more flexibility.
VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) has been designed to mimic the operation of physical disk. Virtual disks are stored as one or more VMDK files on the host computer or remote storage device, and appear to the guest operating system as standard disk drives.
VMware supports three provisioning types:
Eager-zeroed Thick Provisioned
vSphere HTML5 Web Client is a free tool that published on VMware Labs as Fling, this tool has been shipped as management client in vSphere 6.5 and above but it’s also available for vSphere 6.x .
The new version includes amazing feature that called Code Capture.
HPE Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX), a high availability(HA) and disaster recovery (DR) clustering solution, increases uptime for your critical applications by protecting them from a multitude of infrastructure and application faults across physical or virtual environments over any distance. It reduces the impact of unplanned downtime with no compromise on data integrity and performance. Furthermore, it helps achieve near zero planned downtime for maintenance.
Microsoft HPC Pack brings the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to the commercial mainstream. The centralized management and deployment interface helps to simplify deployment for both large and small compute clusters and provide a simple and effective management experience in order to increase cluster administrator productivity.
When you run a server system in your organization, you might have business needs not met using default server settings. For example, you might need the lowest possible energy consumption, or the lowest possible latency, or the maximum possible throughput on your server. This guide provides a set of guidelines that you can use to tune the server settings in Windows Server 2016 and obtain incremental performance or energy efficiency gains, especially when the nature of the workload varies little over time.
The original version of Microsoft Server Performance Advisor (SPA) was released in 2005-2006. It primarily targeted Windows Server 2003, including the core operating system and server roles such as Internet Information Services (IIS) and Active Directory. The goal of the tool is to help you assess your server performance and troubleshoot server performance issues.
As an IT admin, one of the responsibilities you have is to ensure systems continue to run smoothly. That is true for a number of activities and components, such as monitoring if a disk is going to run out of space, determining how much memory and processing a Hyper-V host is consuming so you can plan for new VMs, and many other examples.
Veeam has release update for Backup & Replication 9.5 regarding to support vSphere 6.7, there is also other new platform support:
VMware vSphere 6.7: Includes the new HTML5 version of vSphere Web Client plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication, and asynchronous NBD/NBDSSL support for improved read performance of network transport mode with ESXi 6.7.