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Easily view guest IP addresses with vSphere Client

The vSphere Client allows administrators to quickly see the IP addresses used inside a virtual machine — eliminating the need to connect to the console and interact with the guest operating system. Continue reading

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VMware vCenter CapacityIQ 1.0.1 for vSphere

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ 1.0.1 is now fully integrated with VMware vSphere. The product deploys quickly as an OVF virtual appliance and the user interface is a vSphere Client plugin. Continue reading

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The Truth About VM SAN Transfers

While Microsoft marketing material claims Hyper-V and SCVMM can transfer large virtual machine files and templates over a SAN, the truth is that all VM transfers are done over the network. Only VMware ESX leverages high-speed storage area networking for VM migration. Continue reading

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The Truth About Storage Hot Add and Remove

VMware vSphere 4 offers multiple options for expanding virtual machine storage with zero downtime, including the ability to grow a running virtual disk. Hyper-V marketing literature makes a similar claim, but is limited to simply adding another virtual disk. Continue reading

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vSphere Thin-Provisioned Disk Performance

A new paper published by the VMware Performance Team shows that virtual disks using vStorage Thin Provisioning perform nearly as well as fully allocated thick disks. Continue reading

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