Wednesday, December 10. 2014
Tuesday, December 9. 2014
Enterprises can use App Volumes to build real-time application delivery systems that ensure that applications are centrally managed. Applications are delivered to desktops through virtual disks. There is no need to modify desktops or applications themselves, and the App Volumes solution can be scaled out easily and cost-effectively, without compromising end-user experience.
Thursday, November 27. 2014
This SDDC implementation is based on real-world scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. The configuration uses industry-standard servers, IP-based storage, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking to support a scalable and redundant architecture.
Monday, November 10. 2014
This guide provides a hands-on evaluation of some of the key features of Workspace Portal. It walks you through a series of exercises, each building on the one before. When you complete the exercises, you will have a working configuration and an understanding of the key features and capabilities of Workspace Portal in the context of meaningful use cases.
The installation and configuration sections present a basic deployment of a Workspace Portal appliance. You can then use your Workspace Portal appliance to entitle users to managed multi-device access to Microsoft Windows applications and VMware Horizon with View desktops. In the remaining sections, you set up additional services in Workspace Portal to provide access to Remote Desktop Services (RDS)-hosted applications, VMware ThinApp packages, and Citrix published applications.
Friday, October 10. 2014
This document complements related documents, such as the vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View Administration and Installation guides. This deployment guide is not, however, a reference architecture guide or a recommendation for third- party products.
Sunday, September 28. 2014
While Virtual SAN achieves impressive I/O performance with micro-benchmarks, Virtual SAN is also capable of performing well with a variety of workloads.
This paper presents the results of experiments with Cloudstone, a Web 2.0 benchmark in vSphere 5.5.
Wednesday, September 10. 2014
View administrators can delegate access to the workflows to delegated administrators and end users, thereby increasing IT efficiency.
Horizon now adds a new option: application remoting based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS). RDS, formerly known as Terminal Services, is a Microsoft technology that enables remote users to share applications installed on servers in the data center, as well as to share session-based desktops.
In Horizon, Remote Desktop Services hosts (RDS hosts) deliver Windows-based applications or desktops. The RDS host is a server containing both Microsoft RDS and View Agent. By installing an application on an RDS host, you can make a single instance of an application available to thousands of users, who access it remotely.
Workspace can aggregate and display:
- RDS-hosted applications
- ThinApp packages
- Citrix XenApp published applications
- SaaS- and cloud-based applications
- Workspace works on
- View desktops and RDS-hosted desktops
- Physical and virtual machines
- Both Windows and non-Windows devices (Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android)
Wednesday, September 3. 2014
In addition, Virtual SAN supports VMware features that require shared storage such as high availability (HA), vMotion, and distributed resource scheduling (DRS) for failover. More information on Virtual SAN can be obtained from the Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide.
This paper demonstrates the performance of Microsoft SQL Server with VMware Virtual SAN on VMware vSphere 5.5. This paper focuses on one of the key aspects in Virtual SAN performance, namely workload scale-out of a widely-used transactional database benchmark, DVD Store.
Thursday, August 21. 2014
The Virtual SAN Observer is packaged with vSphere 5.5U1 vCenter Server. The Virtual SAN observer is part of the Ruby vSphere Console (RVC), an interactive command line shell for vSphere management that is part of both Windows and Linux vCenter Server in vSphere 5.5U1.
Monitoring VMware Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer
Thursday, August 14. 2014
This paper describes the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) 1.6 with VMware vSphere (VMware ESXi) 5.5 solution.
Intel DPDK packet processing software running on standard Intel architecture-based servers can now perform tasks that were traditionally assigned to hardware, such as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
The Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere solution can be used to rapidly migrate legacy applications from non-virtualized, dedicated proprietary hardware to high performance, high throughput, and highly efficient cloud-ready environments.
This optimized library gives application developers the ability to address challenging data plane processing needs, typically found in Telecom and networking workloads, all in software and on general purpose, Intel architecture-based processors.