Category: Reviews

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VMDK Write Performance on Different Provisioning Types

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:

Thin Provisioned
Thick Provisioned
Eager-zeroed Thick Provisioned

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vSAN Backup Products Compatibility

vSAN is hyper-converged solution which provided by VMware to reduce implementation and maintenance costs of virtualization solutions. Currently, many companies and organizations using vSAN and SAN together to delivering storage space for services.

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[New Release]: PowerCLI 10.2.0

What’s New in PowerCLI 10.2.0 This year, VMworld comes with lot of new releases and updates on VMware products. At this year, they have released four releases of PowerCLI. PowerCLI is most popular automation...

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HPE Serviceguard for Linux

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.

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Microsoft HPC Pack

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.

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[Review]: Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2016

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.

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[Review]: Microsoft Server Performance Advisor

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.

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[Review]: Introducing Windows Server System Insights

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.

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[Review]: Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a

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.

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[Review]: HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.06.0 (HPE SPP)

HPE has release “HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.06.0 (HPE SPP)” for production servers and it’s available to download. The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Gen10 servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at www.hpe.com/servers/spp/documentation.

Linux Kernel Patching 0

[Review]: What’s kernel Live Patching?

Dynamic Software Updating (DSU) Dynamic Software Updating (DSU) is a field of research pertaining to upgrading programs while they are running. DSU is not currently widely used in industry. However, researchers have developed a wide variety of...

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[Review]: What’s Remote Direct Memory Access(RDMA)?

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) provides direct memory access from the memory of one host (storage or compute) to the memory of another host without involving the remote Operating System and CPU, boosting network and host performance with lower latency, lower CPU load and higher bandwidth. In contrast, TCP/IP communications typically require copy operations, which add latency and consume significant CPU and memory resources.