Posts Tagged ‘hypervisor’
Server virtualization/consolidation is becoming a norm and data centers and enterprises are now looking towards the horizon at how to bring dynamic, agile, and flexible capabilities to their IT infrastructure.
What I will focus on here is one specific technology that helps meet this goal called Live Migration, the capability to move active Virtual Machines (VMs) across a pool of physical servers with no downtime. If a VM is running on a server that is reaching high utilization or where resources are becoming constrained, Live Migration can migrate the active VM to a different physical server with absolutely no downtime. Now this is what I call truly dynamic and agile! (more…)
I have been using both remote desktop and vSphere Client quite often lately. Yesterday, I had a remote desktop session with a Windows Server 2003 physical server and also had vSphere Client (connected to an ESXi server) open with a console window of a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine (VM). Sometimes it’s easy to get confused, but, it’s important to remember that the vSphere Client and the remote connection to Windows Server 2003 are both using the physical NIC card adapter (pNIC). (more…)
VMware vSphere is an industry leading virtualization platform. Basically it is a software suite composed of applications directed towards managing datacenters through the use of virtualization technology. I’m going to briefly discuss some of the major/core components of vSphere 4. This will give you a clear idea of some of the power behind vSphere 4 and virtualization technology in general. For more information/documentation and a full list of benefits offered by vSphere 4, you should check VMware’s website. (more…)
In today’s world, technology and science play a huge role in competitive advantage. Those who know how to exploit the power of technology to help them meet their goals will exceed with less effort and will accomplish more with the same amount of time. Hardware-based virtualization is one of those technologies that can really have a significant impact in terms of efficiency. (more…)