Category: Virtualization

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A Deep Dive into VMware vSphere vMotion Application Notification: Keeping Applications in the Loop

Ensuring application availability and performance during infrastructure maintenance is essential in the ever changing virtualization landscape. VMware’s flagship product, vMotion, allows virtual machines (VMs) to be moved between physical hosts without interruption. How about the programmes that are executing in such virtual machines? Can they be told that the relocation is coming and given enough time to be ready?

Now for vMotion Application Notification, a revolutionary feature that debuted with vSphere 8. By giving apps the ability to actively participate in the vMotion process, this feature improves resiliency and reduces migration interruptions. Let’s investigate the advantages, settings, and best practices of this cutting-edge technology in more detail.


QUIC: Deep Dive into the Revolutionary Protocol Redefining Networking

The internet, which hums with information that connects, informs, and entertains us, is the vitality of the twenty-first century. However, a complicated web of protocols, akin to gears operating behind the curtain, lurks under the surface of the relatively simple click-and-stream experience. Although one of these protocols, the ancient TCP, has been a good fit for us for many years, its shortcomings are becoming more noticeable as our online needs grow. Presenting QUIC, a groundbreaking new protocol that aims to usher in a new age of speed and security for the internet.

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Should You Use VMware Fault Tolerance All the Time?

VMware Fault Tolerance (VMware FT) is one of vSphere clustering features that can protect services with zero downtime but not useful for any services or any virtual machine.

This post is not about VMware Fault Tolerance capabilities and I’ll reviewing use cases. At end of this post, you’ll find why this feature is not suitable for each service or environment. Also find that when you should use it and when you should not use that.

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Virtual Machine Identification (VM-ID) in Fibre Channel: A Comprehensive Overview

Virtual Machine Identification (VMID or VM-ID) is a technology for tracking virtual machine I/O between virtual machine and SAN target. VM-ID can be used by hypervisor and FC switch to trace generated I/O by specific VM. As result, we can optimize whole SAN area for VI workload and non-VI workloads would be achieved.

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Kata Containers, Container with VM Isolation

Kata Containers offers method of container deployment with more security. Security is one biggest challenge about containers and containers has lower level of security compared to virtual machines. Because virtual machines are isolated from each other, but containers can’t provide isolation same as virtual machines.

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Optimizing Data Protection: Unleashing the Power of Database Backup Best Practices in Virtualization Platforms

Virtualization platforms such as VMware vSphere or Linux KVM supporting large scale of virtual machines now. Even, virtualization platforms can host monster virtual machines as database server. At this post, we’ll review database backup solutions in virtualization platforms about advantages and disadvantages.

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MicroVM and Firecracker: Discover Advantages and Disadvantages

During virtualization revolution, physical servers replaced with virtual machines to run multiple different workloads on a single server hardware but virtual machines were still large and needs some resources to run as isolated servers. Virtual machines needs to have their own operating system and applications. Also they needs to manage and configure separately. MicroVM or Micro Virtual Machine offering benefits of two different technologies and Firecracker will help you to implementing MicroVM.

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Windows OS Optimization Tool for VMware Horizon

Windows OS Optimization Tools was a VMware’s Fling and this free tool has been productized now. Windows “OS Optimization Tool For VMware Horizon” will be official Horizon’s components from VMware Horizon 2111. What’s Windows OS Optimization Tool for VMware Horizon? The Windows OS Optimization Tool for Horizon makes it easy to apply configuration settings to desktops and servers. It includes settings to optimize the following Windows operating systems for both desktops and servers that reside in the data center and in the cloud: Windows 11 Windows 10 Windows Server 2022 Windows Server 2019 The Windows OS Optimization Tool for Horizon optimizes virtual desktops and RDSH servers for Horizon, and Horizon Cloud. Notes: The Windows OS Optimization Tool for Horizon is not compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, and Server 2016. An older version of the OS Optimization Tool (b1130) is available to download from the VMware Flings site to use on these OS versions. The optimization information in this guide does not pertain to Windows XP or Windows 7, which Microsoft no longer supports. For more information, see the Windows XP Deployment Guide. The Windows OS Optimization Tool for Horizon helps with three key steps in this process: Optimize...

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Unity XT Metro Node (1st/2nd Generation): Protect Your Data and Applications from Disaster

Unity XT storage arrays are designed for performance, optimized for efficiency and built to work in multi-cloud environment. Actually Unity XT storage array is mid-range storage array family but this family is capable for enterprise workloads. Enterprise businesses needs protection and needs business continuity solutions. Typically, mid-range storage array has no native business continuity solution but Unity XT offers Unity XT Metro Node as business continuity solution.

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Connection (Session) Duration Report: Best Solution for VMware Horizon View 7.x or Newer

VMware Horizon View provides solutions for remote working and access to business from anywhere. Users be able to use virtual desktop or applications via secure and fast display protocols such as PCoIP or VMware Blast. VMware did support monitoring VMware Horizon View via vRealize Operations (vROps) for Horizon but recent versions are not supported. You have to use third-party software or services such as ControlUp or develop your solutions.

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Guest Operating System Upgrade or New Virtual Machine?

Virtual Machine needs guest operating system (OS) to operates same as physical machine. Operating system is a system software and has life cycle same as other software. But what should we do about updating and upgrading guest operating systems in virtual environments. Guest Operating System Life-Cycle Most implemented services don’t need to any new features on operating system, so we should choose guest operating system with long term support. Both Windows and Linux (Some distributions) offering different of channels. You can choose a path that more stable or choose a path for have new features. Update vs Upgrade When you need to newest technologies and features on the latest major version of operating system, you have to do Upgrade. But when you are applying regular patches on operation system, you are doing Update. Keep Update Guest Operating System Operating systems’ vendors releasing patches during operating system life-cycle. Apply patches (Security or others) to keep guest operating system secure and stable as well as your services and business. Even installing service packs or upgrading to a minor version of current guest operating system is an update process and there is no limitation to do it. When We Should Upgrade Guest Operating...