VMware vSphere

Vulnerabilities – How to Fix Meltdown and Spectre on VMware vSphere ?

VMware vSphere Spectre Meltdown

VMware vSphere also affected by multiple vulnerabilities since its uses Intel/AMD platforms. VMware vSphere has multiple layers of virtualization and sadly, you should apply/update the patches for all the components which includes Operating systems, virtual machines, virtual appliances, hypervisors, server firmware, and CPU microcode. Operating system patches can reduce the risk with help of hypervisor patches without updating the server firmware (CPU …

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CLOUD WAR – Openstack vs VMware vSphere vs Amazon AWS

Cloud War or Data-center war ? There is a healthy competition out in the market to reduce the overall operating cost on IT.  Companies are benefited with the cloud revolution, Virtualization and automation. Most of the organisations are moving towards asset free to reduce their additional investments on IT equipment. But all the organizations can’t just follow the same strategy since …

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What’s New – VMware Integrated Openstack 2.0

VIO 2.0 Vmware Openstack

The VMware’s global conference for virtualization and cloud computing “VMworld 2015” is completed  in San Francisco today. In that conference , they have announced the most important  release for “VMware integrated Openstack 2.0 (VIO 2.0)”.  The first VMware integrated  openstack (VIO) released in 2014. Since then VMware aggressively doing more enhancement on the Openstack part. VIO 2.0 has major updates with lot …

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How to Connect vBenchmark to vCenter Server ?

Once you have deployed the vBenchmark appliance , you can access the web portal using the vBenchmark IP address which is configured automatically (DHCP) while deploying it.(You can find the IP address of the appliance in the VM console).  In vBenchmark webpage, you need to enter the VMware vCenter IP address/Hostname and credentials to generate the benchmark reports. Your vCenter server may …

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How to Deploy vBenchmark on VMware vSphere ?

vBenchmark is an appliance which provides the web interface to measure the performance of your VMware virtual infrastructure. It helps to identify the efficient resource utilization on your VMware environment. It  will also show you averages across your environment, such as the average configured amount of RAM/CPU per VM or GB of storage consumed. By reading your environment, it shows the calculation that how much time require …

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Dynamically Adding Memory CPU to VM on VMware

VMware vSphere’s hot-add Memory and hot-plug CPU functions allow you to add the CPU and Memory while virtual machine is up and running. It will help you to add the additional  resources whenever required and  no need to bring down the VM for each time.But  you can’t remove the resources once you have added the VM while its  running.This Hot-add …

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VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide

Are you planning to buy hardware to setup the VMware vSphere/vCloud  environment ? We need to choose the hardware very carefully since most of the virtualization  features are depends on the server hardware. Technology is growing very rapidly and hardware vendors may push the hardware without those virtualization  features. For an example, if you buy a hardware with processor which …

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How to calculate the vSphere’s VM memory usage ?

To understand, VMware’s memory management required some sort of skills. Because it had bounded  with many technologies like sharing the memory between virtual machines(TPS) , compressing the memory content, Eliminating the duplicate memory content etc…As a Unix/Linux/Windows admin , we can login to guest VM and check the current memory usage at the VM level. But to understand, how the …

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