As interest in virtualisation continues to evolve, the management of a virtual environment becomes more and more important. This guide is designed to help you get the management process right. Find the latest virtualisation management news, tips, and expert responses in this brand-new compilation.
Learning guide: News | Tips and expert advice
Virtualisation management news
Managing virtual environments: Common myths dispelled Rupert Collier, Contributor | 06 Aug 2010 Our expert helps to dispel some common virtualisation misconceptions, including the idea that virtualisation guarantees improved performance.
Hyperic monitoring deepens ties with VMware vCenter Alex Barrett, News Director | 06 Aug 2010 Monitoring tool Hyperic now integrates with VMware vCenter. But Hyperic's strong ties to SpringSource, the creator of a Java development platform, may signal cloud plans as well.
Plan ahead and sweat your virtual assets Robin Webster, Contributor | 06 Aug 2010 Firms looking to decrease hardware demands by virtualising should keep a close eye on server growth, costs and workload flows across virtual machines, according to our expert.
The end of the physical server is nigh Paul Casey, Contributor | 04 Aug 2010 After virtualising non-critical business data, the next step away from physical servers is tackling greater risks to produce higher rewards, according to our expert.
Improving business resilience and continuity planning through virtualisation Pete Canavan, Contributor | 03 Aug 2010 An IT service provider explains why well-planned best practices and the increased efficiencies of virtualisation technologies make it so easy to plan ahead for a disaster. Virtualisation management: Quick win, quick fall if you fail to plan ahead
Will Rodbard, Contributor | 30 Jul 2010 For some companies, going too fast from the
testing phase of virtualisation to live production could be dangerous, according to an IT service provider.
VMware View 4.5 to ship late, minus profile management Bridget Botelho, Senior News Writer | 25 Jun 2010 VMware has pushed out delivery of its next-generation virtual desktop software, View 4.5. The company also axed one of its star features. VMware View users forced to find alternatives for profile management
Bridget Botelho, Senior News Writer | 22 Jun 2010
VMware pulled its profile management feature out of the View 4.5 beta, leaving customers with no choice but to shop around.
The real value of virtualisation Alistair Williams, Contributor | 16 Jun 2010 Discover how to fully realise the benefits and cost savings of virtualisation, including the importance of maximising energy efficiency and meeting IT project deadlines.
How to virtualise: Six predictions for 2010 Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 17 Feb 2010 What's the next big thing in virtualisation management? Vizioncore's vice president of EMEA explains how to best virtualise your systems and what's hot and what's not.
When your infrastructure is virtual it's a jungle out there Clive Longbottom, Contributor | 18 Jan 2010 Why virtualisation projects fail, and a rundown of what else is to come from this UK analyst. The first in a series of monthly articles, on when you your infrastructure has gone virtual.
Licensing servers in a virtual environment Phil Heap, Contributor | 26 Nov 2009 Don't get distracted by the flashing lights of your virtual environment -- beware unexpected costs from a poorly managed software estate, says this licensing expert.
Plan ahead to avoid virtual machine sprawl Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 22 Sep 2009 IT managers should keep a close eye on virtual machines, which start off as simple to manage but can leave administrators chasing their own tails if the virtual environment is not.
Virtualisation management tips and articles
Image management in a virtualised environment Clive Longbottom | 11 May 2010 Strong image management skills are required to deal with licensing issues and properly control your virtual world. How to optimise VM placement in data centres
Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest, Contributors | 15 Apr 2010 Move from conservative to aggressive, VM placement and reap the server consolidation benefits
while maintaining performance.
Common traps to avoid when undergoing capacity planning Mike Laverick |06 Apr 2010 Our expert explains issues that users may encounter when undertaking capacity planning exercises, including misleading performance percentages.
How to undertake capacity planning for VMware vSphere Mike Laverick |23 Mar 2010 Find out which four main tools are most needed to embark on a capacity planning exercise.
How to find alternative virtualisation technologies Andrew Cross | 05 Mar 2010 There are other virtualisation solutions out there beyond the obvious big vendors. Find out why it might be beneficial to do some independent research of your own.
Why virtual machine updates are so important Rob McShinsky, Contributor |04 Mar 2010 Virtual machine updates and patches require a game plan. This checklist helps eliminate the problems associated with virtual machine update management.
A step-by-step guide to designing an effective data management strategy Chris Gabriel, Contributor | 27 Jan 2010 These four steps will help achieve an intuitive data management strategy and improved performance from a virtual environment.
Managing virtual machines in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Sander van Vugt, Contributor |22 Dec 2009 There are two tools for managing virtual machines in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4: virt-manager and virsh. Find out how to use both to keep your virtual environment running.
Top-rated virtualisation management tools and priorities Barb Goldworm, Contributor | 15 Dec 2009 Read up on current top virtualisation priorities and management tools. In the lead: performance management, data protection and storage management; VMware's own tools and Microsoft's.
Integrated IT management's measurable benefits in virtualised environments Andi Mann, Contributor | 15 Dec 2009 Integrated IT management principles can help combat heterogeneous virtualisation environment problems and bring measurable benefits.
The best free virtualisation tools guide David Davis, Contributor | 10 Dec 2009 This best free virtualisation tools guide separates the wheat from the chaff of virtualisation freeware, from free command-line tools to free VM performance monitoring tools.
Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.