1 Selecting a Virtualization Solution for Your Small or Midsize Business T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R
2 Table of Contents Introduction The Right Start Fast, Flexible Management Host Configuration Adding Resources Lower Risk Trust at Scale Application Downtime and Data Loss Network Security Enforcement Network Adaptor Failover and Load Balancing Fewer Barriers and Exceptions OS Support Application Support Advanced Capabilities Virtual Networking Logical Resource Pools Savings Consolidation Planned Maintenance Storage Power and Cooling Conclusions See Through Free T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 2
3 Introduction Virtualization has transformed enterprise datacenters around the world, and is now drawing increased attention from small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The economics hardware, facilities, power, cooling and more are compelling, but SMBs struggle with different challenges and constraints than enterprises. The biggest difference is resources: With fewer staff and lower budgets, SMBs need better availability, reliability and security in their virtualization platforms. For example, the same resource constraints that make business outages extremely disruptive for SMBs keep them from implementing preventive measures, and make Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery among their highest priorities. Of course, SMBs share many interests with their enterprise counterparts. They have the same Business Continuity requirements for high availability, failover, backup and security services, for example. And every size business wants to save money using virtualization s higher consolidation ratios, lower administrative expense, more costeffective use of storage, and power and cooling savings. It s often difficult for smaller businesses to evaluate competing virtualization platforms. Despite superficial similarities, different providers platforms are far from identical. Fundamentally different development goals, design philosophies, target markets, core and supporting technologies, feature sets, tools, bundles and support offerings have real consequences for implementation success especially at smaller businesses with narrow margins of error. This paper compares the VMware vsphere virtualization platform to two alternatives Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Citrix XenServer focusing on features and issues that affect SMB outcomes. 1 The Right Start SMBs count on employees or local partners to implement virtualization or expand their virtual footprint, so a proven, right-sized, well-supported solution is critical to their success. VMware vsphere Essentials and Acceleration Kits combine the right capabilities for smaller offices to use not just test virtualization. Starting well under $100 per processor, VMware vsphere Essentials Kits help businesses cut hardware and operational costs through server consolidation with centralized provisioning, management and patching. VMware vsphere Essentials Plus Kits add Business Continuity features such as VMware High Availability for dramatic improvements in application uptime, VMware Data Recovery with storage-efficient data deduplication, and VMware vmotion live migration of running virtual machines. Next-level VMware vsphere Acceleration Kits add scalability for growing businesses with enterprise-level manageability, dynamic load balancing and Business Continuity in complete, proven virtualization platforms. The Kits are sized right for small and midsize offices, and address their critical needs for application uptime and data protection. 1 Competitive product feature, specifications and price comparisons refer to VMware vsphere 4.1, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Citrix XenServer 5.6 except as noted, and reflect information available through public sources in December T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 3
4 VMWARE VSPHERE KITS AND EDITIONS COMPARED Essentials Kit Essentials Plus Kit Standard Acceleration Kit Advanced Acceleration Kit with vcenter Standard Midsize Acceleration Kit (w/enterprise) Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit Overview Server consolidation and centralized management Server consolidation and business continuity Scalable server consolidation & no planned downtime Secure and always available infrastructure Powerful & efficient resource management Policy-based datacenter automation Product Components Centralized Management vcenter for Essentials vcenter for Essentials vcenter Standard vcenter Standard vcenter Standard vcenter Standard Included Entitlement 3 servers with up to 2 processors each 3 servers with up to 2 processors each 8 Processors - scalable with additional licenses 6 Processors - scalable with additional licenses 6 Processors - scalable with additional licenses 8 Processors - scalable with additional licenses Memory/Physical Server 256GB 256GB 256GB 256GB 256GB No Memory Limit Cores per Processor vcpu Entitlement 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way 8-way Product Features Thin Provisioning Update Manager vstorage APIs for Data Protection Data Recovery High Availability vmotion Virtual Serial Port Concentrator Hot Add vshield Zones Fault Tolerance vstorage APIs for Array Integration vstorage APIs for Multipathing Storage vmotion Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS), Distributed Power Management (DPM) Storage I/O Control Network I/O Control Distributed Switch Host Profiles T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 4
5 Free solutions like Hyper-V Server from Microsoft, XenServer from Citrix and VMware s own free vsphere Hypervisor are basic hypervisors appropriate for lab testing and evaluation. To build a real-world, manageable business solution, be sure your solution addresses the requirements of your business for: Business Continuity, so you keep data and services continuously available to the people who count on them, and quickly recoverable in case of loss. Central management, so your virtual environment works as a business solution, not a lab experiment. Scalability, so your IT infrastructure can support business growth and change not constrain it. Economy, so you are considering consolidation ratios, maintenance and support costs, storage requirements, and power and cooling, in addition to software. The following sections outline some of the capabilities today s VMware vsphere brings your SMB with comparisons to leading alternatives. Fast, Flexible Management IT management challenges for SMBs don t stop with deployment. Virtualization adds flexibility, but only if reconfiguration and expansion can be accomplished quickly and easily, with automated support wherever possible. Host Configuration VMware Host Profiles configuration management automatically applies gold network, storage and security settings to VMware ESXi hosts. Host Profiles automation cuts the time and expense of individual configuration and compliance checking, monitors compliance and remediates noncompliant hosts with the push of a button. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 lacks any automated, out-of-box host profiling configuration and remediation require Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager a significant expense and a challenge to install and configure. XenServer s host-pooling capabilities support sharing of storage and networking configuration settings, but not compliance checking or automated remediation. Adding Resources Applications sometimes need more resources than originally planned. VMware vsphere offers hot-add of virtual CPU or virtual memory and hot-add or extend of virtual disks to provision additional CPU, memory and disk resources to a virtual machine without disrupting the application or end users. Hot-add or extend of virtual disk is supported on all virtual machines; hot-add of virtual CPU/memory is supported for any guest operating system (OS) that supports it on physical servers. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 and Citrix XenServer have no hot-add capability for virtual CPU or memory. They offer hot-add only not hot-extend for virtual disks, requiring running applications to recognize, accept and use a new drive letter instead of just adding capacity to an existing drive. Lower Risk Many SMBs put off virtualization out of concerns about risk. Risk takes two forms: the first includes individual risks like availability, continuity, downtime and data loss. But a bigger concern is project risk whether virtualization is mature and reliable enough to trust with a running business. Trust at Scale Companies already trust VMware for efficient, reliable virtualization of business-critical workloads: More than 85 percent of ESX/ESXi deployments are in production environments. The thin virtualization form factor of VMware ESXi 4.1 has a compact code base just 100MB of disk footprint to maintain and secure. And with no dependence on a general-purpose server OS in the virtualization layer, ESXi 4.1 is immune from OS risks, threats and overhead. In contrast, all versions of Microsoft Hyper-V R2 run Windows Server as the parent partition. The smallest available version of Hyper-V R2 has a disk footprint of about 3.6GB, more than thirty-six times the size of ESXi 4.1, with millions more lines of code to maintain and secure. The platform s dependence on Windows perpetuates OS T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 5
6 scalability and security limits, especially when running multiple virtual machines on the same host. Citrix XenServer has similar difficulties: XenServer 5.6 relies on Linux running in the Domain 0 partition and has a disk footprint of about 1.8GB. Application Downtime and Data Loss VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) keeps protected applications available even when hardware fails continuous availability available elsewhere only with expensive specialized hardware. VMware FT creates shadow copies of applications virtual machines, then automatically triggers stateful failover if a virtual machine stops responding due to hardware failure. After failover, VMware FT creates a new shadow copy on another host to restore continuous protection. VMware FT works with all types of shared storage Fibre Channel, network-attached storage (NAS) or iscsi and every OS. VMware ESX supports. It s easy to set up and doesn t require cluster-aware applications. Microsoft offers no equivalent, proposing active-active clustering as an alternative. But that solution requires complex setup, and works with only a few cluster-aware applications. Third-party solutions for high availability of Windows applications in virtual environments are complex, expensive and an unrealistic alternative for most SMBs. Network Security Enforcement Virtualization creates value by breaking down datacenter silos. Enforcing security zones for virtual machines by segregating their physical hosts builds those same silos back up. Only the VMware vshield product family supports management of security zones in software, controlling network access to sensitive areas of the virtual datacenter the external-facing demilitarized zone (DMZ), applications subject to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and so on on an elastic, completely portable, virtual machine by virtual machine basis. This capability is critical to sharing resource computing pools, the basis of cloud computing. Neither Microsoft Hyper-V R2 nor Citrix XenServer has anything like it Microsoft s security best practices even recommend grouping virtual machines by security class on a single server: a security workaround that will rarely align with best business practices Network Adaptor Failover and Load Balancing VMware vsphere builds network adaptor failover and load balancing into ESXi at the host level to assure hardware availability and fault tolerance in case a network adaptor fails. The approach works with any ESXi supported network adaptor, and uses teaming policies for simplicity when configuring multiple active and standby adaptors. Adaptor configurations can even vary across port groups located on the same virtual switch to balance the load across network adaptors. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 offers no integrated network adaptor teaming; It relies instead on one-at-a-time configuration using third-party network adaptor drivers. These don t work across third-party providers each requires separate installation, leading to uncertainty when support issues arise. Citrix XenServer supports network adaptor teaming, but without any load balancing capabilities. Fewer Barriers and Exceptions SMBs don t have the luxury of separate environments for operating systems and applications with different requirements. Pressures of time, cost, complexity and scale demand general-purpose solutions. OS Support VMware supports 65 guest operating systems, including the latest Windows and Linux distributions more than either Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer. Companies can virtualize current applications that require Windows, Linux, Solaris or Novell NetWare, and keep their OS options open for future applications. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 supports 17 guest operating systems. Hyper-V support for new Linux capabilities trails Windows by months, and sometimes years. Microsoft s understandable bias towards its own product restricts its customers ability to virtualize non-windows applications today, and restricts customers applications choices tomorrow. Citrix XenServer supports 25 guest operating systems. T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 6
7 Application Support VMware vsphere allows a virtual machine to use up to eight logical processors (8-way virtual SMP) and 255GB of RAM simultaneously, so companies can run processor-intensive databases and messaging servers, or their most memory-intensive workloads with no performance losses. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 supports 4-way virtual SMP, but only for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 virtual machines all others face 1- or 2-way virtual SMP limits. In addition, Hyper-V R2 supports only up to 64GB of RAM per virtual machine. These limitations combine to restrict the applications companies can virtualize. Citrix XenServer s main limitation is that it supports only 32GB of RAM per virtual machine. Advanced Capabilities The most important SMB virtualization driver is datacenter consolidation. VMware virtualization delivers more than economic benefits, and forward-looking businesses are looking for new ways to create performance efficiencies, customer value and competitive advantage through innovations like cloud computing. Virtual Networking The VMware vnetwork Distributed Switch lets IT manage a single virtual switch across an entire cluster, instead of requiring a separate switch for each host. This new, time-saving way to manage virtual networks retains the network s runtime state even when virtual machines move between hosts, and supports private clouds with central policy-based management of cluster-level network settings. Networking vendors have based virtual switches like Cisco s Nexus 1000V on the VMware vnetwork Distributed Switch, helping to integrate virtualized environments and allowing management of physical and virtual networks with a single set of tools. For business customers, this means that environments that were not previously virtualized for security, DMZ or compliance reasons, can now be virtualized and centrally controlled. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 offers nothing comparable to the VMware vnetwork Distributed Switch; it requires manual management of virtual networks on a host-by-host basis, including reconfiguration whenever a Hyper-V virtual machine migrates between hosts with incompatible virtual switch configurations. Citrix now includes support for an open-source version of a distributed switch, although it remains unproven and poorly integrated with XenServer. Logical Resource Pools New cluster-level management capabilities VMware vnetwork Distributed Switch, VMware vshield Zones, VMware Distributed Power Management and more plus performance and utilization optimizations and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) all raise the effectiveness and flexibility of VMware logical resource pools. VMware DRS, for example, moves lower priority virtual machines off the host so priority virtual machines get all the computing power they need as their workloads increase. The result is that resource pools aggregate and share resources across many servers the essence of cloud computing. Companies can assign resource pools to individual business groups, guaranteeing both availability and isolation from other pools. Microsoft PRO Tips and Citrix WLB have significant limitations in this area; neither supports true logical resource pools. PRO Tips intelligence depends on multiple third-party management packs, but offers no way to keep them from issuing conflicting recommendations. Neither solution is designed to divide a cluster of resources into logical resource pools users of Hyper-V R2 or XenServer must instead dedicate physical clusters of hosts for each business group exactly the time-consuming, expensive, rigid, siloed infrastructure virtualization is supposed to replace. Savings Cost reduction is the bottom line for most business virtualization decisions. Virtualization s role in reducing hardware, facilities, management, power and cooling costs is well understood. But these savings are not necessarily equal across virtualization platforms. Businesses should look carefully to see how their candidates measure up on criteria like these: Consolidation Already the industry performance leader, the VMware vsphere 4.1 release significantly improves performance on all subsystems CPU, memory, storage, networking and cluster utilization for higher consolidation ratios than T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 7
8 any alternative. New Memory Compression improves memory utilization while delivering high performance; Storage and Network I/O Control meter traffic according to quality-of-service standards. The VMware advantage in performance and scalability allows greater consolidation and lower total cost, even compared to other vendors free offerings. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 and Citrix XenServer lack high-performance gang scheduling, and memory management relies on ballooning alone. Lacking memory management functions like transparent page sharing and compression, a direct driver model, and logical resource pools with dynamic load balancing, their users must get by with lower virtual machine density and consequently higher costs for storage, server, network hardware, datacenter real estate, power, cooling and more. Planned Maintenance Scheduling planned maintenance during nonpeak hours wastes money for night and weekend overtime, time needed to schedule maintenance windows with business owners, and productivity and sales lost to downtime. VMware vmotion and VMware Storage vmotion let IT administrators perform planned maintenance during normal business hours, eliminating maintenance windows entirely. In its 4.1 release, VMware vsphere accelerates vmotion operations up to 10x over previous generations, and reconfigures Intel FlexMigration and AMD-V Extended Migration CPUs for vmotion compatibility with older CPUs without compromising performance. Because VMware vsphere supports up to eight concurrent vmotions per host, virtual machine evacuations are quick and maintenance can start earlier. Storage vmotion works across Fibre Channel, iscsi, Network File System and direct-attached storage (DAS) devices. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 has a CPU compatibility mode that works by effectively downgrading the Hyper-V cluster to 2005-era Pentium 4 CPUs. For storage migration, Hyper-V Quick Storage Migration, disrupts applications and creates application downtime. Both Hyper-V and XenServer support only one live migration at a time, introducing delays before maintenance operations can even start. XenServer has built-in live migration capabilities for virtual machines, but not storage. Storage VMware vstorage Thin Provisioning lets IT administrators create virtual machines without first provisioning storage. When virtual machines are created, their thin-provisioned disks consume only the storage they need, and grow as they need more. VMware vstorage Thin Provisioning includes consumption monitoring and alerts, so IT administrators know when to procure more storage or rebalance virtual machines across available storage using VMware Storage vmotion. VMware vstorage Thin Provisioning dramatically improves storage utilization, but automated monitoring and alerts are essential to avoid running out of storage. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 offers thin provisioning of disks, but lacks the built-in monitoring and alerting that make it safe to use. Citrix XenServer supports thin disks, but for only a small set of storage area network (SAN) products. Power and Cooling VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) cuts datacenter energy consumption by consolidating workloads within a cluster and turning off unneeded servers during nonpeak hours, for example at night. When the work day begins or utilization is expected to rise, it brings servers back online to meet service level agreements. VMware s implementation of DPM is fully compatible with HP Integrated Lights-Out (ilo) and Intel Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specifications for our-of-band host management to assure reliable server power management. Microsoft Hyper-V R2 has nothing comparable: its PRO Tips based solution can t intelligently consolidate, power-off and then power-on a cluster of Hyper-V hosts based on application resource requirements. In fact, Microsoft s R2 release uses core-parking for power management, powering down processor cores only, not entire servers. Paid versions of Citrix XenServer 5.6 include Advanced Power Management version 1.0, which performed inconsistently in laboratory tests due in part to its incomplete support for major out-of-band host management protocols. T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 8
9 Conclusions With the release of vsphere 4.1, VMware has pushed the virtualization envelope in two directions. First, it has dramatically expanded the scalability of the platform to an unmatched number of virtual machines and virtualized hosts extending the benefits of virtualization at even lower operational costs than ever before. Second, it has introduced capabilities for aggregating datacenter resources into an elastic pool of computing power for applications to use as they need, to keep utilization and service levels high. For a small or midsize business, the operational simplicity of VMware vsphere 4.1 allows their system administrators to administer larger and more powerful virtual infrastructures, so their companies can achieve enterprise-grade results without enterprise-level investments. The scalability and utilization achievable with VMware vsphere 4.1 means greater value from virtualization investments: greater consolidation, less-frequent purchases of server and storage hardware and fewer expensive islands isolated by OS or application type. With the performance and management capabilities outlined above, and new VMware vsphere bundles sized and priced right for your business, VMware is the right choice to deliver the advantages of virtualization to your small or midsize business. T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 9
10 See Through Free Every virtualization solution provider offers no-charge temporary, limited-use or defeatured versions of its virtualization software for potential customers to evaluate. And every provider charges competitive prices for permanent, unrestricted, full-featured production versions. Within those limits, providers arrange pricing and upgrade paths to reflect how their technologies fit together, show their products in the best possible light and earn returns for their investors. VMware prices its products for maximum transparency, to help you make an informed, realistic choice with no unpleasant surprises later on. Compare Similar Solutions When your business prices VMware and other virtualization solutions, it s important to consider real alternatives. Measure VMware s pricing against solutions that fit your production environment and business requirements not against defeatured or incomplete solutions configured for price over utility. VMware provides detailed comparison data for you to review online, but these three families of VMware vsphere Kits cover most small and midsize business requirements: VMware vsphere Hypervisor a single-server solution without centralized management for pilot, evaluation or lab testing. Essentials Kits up to three one- or two-processor servers with centralized management, thin provisioning, update manager and APIs for data protection. The Essentials Plus Kit adds data recovery, high availability and vmotion migration of running virtual machines between hosts. Acceleration Kits scalable Advanced, Midsize and Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kits add enterpriseclass features like virtual security zones, fault tolerance, live migration of disk storage, resource scheduling and more, so you can scale your virtual infrastructure with no artificial barriers or traps as its value to your business grows. Virtualization solutions need provisioning and central management to be effective in production environments to stay effective, they need updates and backups. Select capabilities to match your business requirements, compare directly against any alternative and see how affordable the leading virtualization solution can be. Consider All the Costs and Savings From a financial perspective, virtualization is a capital investment that quickly and persistently reduces operational costs. This paper is full of ways VMware helps businesses cut their costs faster and deeper than alternative solutions. VMware deploys faster, uses less primary storage, permits higher consolidation ratios, reduces planned maintenance costs, saves storage space, cuts power and cooling, and more. Consider risks, and the case is even more compelling: VMware configurations expose your business to less downtime and data loss, allow better network security and more. In head-to-head comparisons of complete, production-ready solutions, considering all the costs and benefits, VMware delivers unparalleled performance and value. T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R / 1 0
11 VMware, Inc Hillview Avenue Palo Alto CA USA Tel Fax Copyright 2011 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. VMware products are covered by one or more patents listed at VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Item No: VMW-TECH-WP-SELECTING-VIRTUALIZATION-SOLUTION-USLET-102
TOP 10 REASONS Top 10 Reasons Why VMware vsphere 5 is Years Ahead of the Competition -rich solution on the market. It's years ahead of the Infoworld, April 2011 Trusted Hypervisor Just Got Better VMware
Top 10 Reasons Why VMware vsphere 5 is Years Ahead of the Competition w h i t e P A P E R The Most Trusted Virtualization Platform for Building Cloud Infrastructures VMware virtualization solutions are
VMware vsphere 4.1 Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview E f f e c t i v e A u g u s t 1, 2 0 1 0 W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Executive Summary...................................................
Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Introduction to VMware vsphere 4..................................... 3 Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview..............................
WHITE PAPER VMware vsphere 4 Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview Introduction to VMware vsphere 4... 3 Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview... 3 What s New in VMware vsphere.... 4 VMware vsphere
CS CHEAT SHEET VMware vsphere 4 What is VMware vsphere 4? VMware vsphere 4 is the industry s first cloud operating system, which uses the power of virtualization to transform datacenters into dramatically
VMware vsphere 4.1 Competitive Reviewer s Guide VMware vsphere 4.1 W H I T E P A P E R VMware vsphere 4.1 Table of Contents Getting Started........................................................................
Why Choose VMware vsphere for Desktop Virtualization? WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Thin, Legacy-Free, Purpose-Built Hypervisor.... 3 More Secure with Smaller Footprint.... 4 Less Downtime Caused by Patches...
Top 10 Reasons to Virtualize VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server with VMware vsphere white PAPER Email outages disrupt a company s ability to conduct business. Issues as diverse as scheduled downtime, human
Citrix XenApp Server Deployment on VMware ESX at a Large Multi-National Insurance Company June 2010 TECHNICAL CASE STUDY Table of Contents Executive Summary...1 Customer Overview...1 Business Challenges...1
VMware offers dozens of products, but at its core is vsphere, its virtualization platform, and vcenter Server, its management family. Understanding VMware's vsphere, vcenter and vcloud licensing is critical
Introduction By leveraging the inherent benefits of a virtualization based platform, a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployment on VMware Infrastructure 3 offers a variety of availability and recovery
VMware vsphere 5.0 Boot Camp This powerful 5-day 10hr/day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vsphere 5.0 including VMware ESX 5.0 and vcenter. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this
Cloud Infrastructure Licensing, Packaging and Pricing ware, August 2011 2009 ware Inc. All rights reserved On July 12 2011 ware is Introducing a Major Upgrade of the Entire Cloud Infrastructure Stack vcloud
Table of Contents UCS E-Series Availability and Fault Tolerance... 3 Solid hardware... 3 Consistent management... 3 VMware vsphere HA and FT... 3 Storage High Availability and Fault Tolerance... 4 Quick-start
SOLUTION brief Protect Your Business with Automated Overview VMware makes business continuity simple and affordable, so no company operating a single-site or multiple-site environment has to do without
Course ID VMW200 VMware vsphere 5.1 Advanced Administration Course Description This powerful 5-day 10hr/day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vsphere 5.0 including VMware ESX 5.0 and vcenter.
Oracle Solutions on Top of VMware vsphere 4 Saša Hederić VMware Adriatic The Problem Where the IT Budget Goes 5% Infrastructure Investment 23% Application Investment 42% Infrastructure Maintenance Overwhelming
Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Email Harnessing the Power of Virtualization with an Integrated Solution Based on VMware vsphere and VMware Zimbra WHITE
White Paper Consolidate and Virtualize Your Windows Environment with NetApp and VMware Sachin Chheda, NetApp and Gaetan Castelein, VMware October 2009 WP-7086-1009 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...
VMware vsphere with Operations Management and VMware vsphere Licensing, Pricing and Packaging WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Executive Summary.... 3 VMware vsphere with Operations Management Overview....
What s New with VMware Virtual Infrastructure Virtualization: Industry-Standard Way of Computing Early Adoption Mainstreaming Standardization Test & Development Server Consolidation Infrastructure Management
What s New in VMware vsphere 4.1 VMware vcenter VMware vsphere 4.1 W H I T E P A P E R VMware vsphere 4.1 ( vsphere ) continues to improve on its industry-leading virtualization platform, continuing the
VMware Virtual Infrastucture From the Virtualized to the Automated Data Center Senior System Engineer VMware Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Agenda Vision VMware Enables Datacenter Automation VMware Solutions
High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) delivers innovative new capabilities that enable you to build dynamic storage and availability solutions
Best Practice of Server Virtualization Using Qsan SAN Storage System F300Q / F400Q / F600Q Series P300Q / P400Q / P500Q / P600Q Series Version 1.0 July 2011 Copyright Copyright@2011, Qsan Technology, Inc.
VMware vsphere with Operations Management and VMware vsphere Licensing, Pricing and Packaging WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Executive Summary.... 3 VMware vsphere with Operations Management Overview....
This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. This product is covered by one or more patents listed at http://www.vmware.com/download/patents.html. VMware
Server Virtualization with VMware Information Technology Server Virtualization with VMWare A look at server virtualization, what it is and why it should be considered. By Alex Dewar, Head of IT & IM Solutions,
Management of VMware ESXi on W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Introduction................................................................ 3 HP Systems Insight Manager.................................................
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS VMware vsphere Data Protection vsphere Data Protection Advanced Overview Q. What is VMware vsphere Data Protection Advanced? A. VMware vsphere Data Protection Advanced is a backup
Symantec and VMware: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications with Confidence WHITE PAPER Challenges of Using Traditional High-Availability Solutions Business-critical applications and the systems they
ware vshield App Design Guide TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER ware vshield App Design Guide Overview ware vshield App is one of the security products in the ware vshield family that provides protection to applications
RED HAT ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS: COMPETITIVE FEATURES RED HAT ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS Server virtualization offers tremendous benefits for enterprise IT organizations server
Understanding Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing for VMware Environments March 2015 W H I T E P A P E R VMware* Table of Contents 1. Oracle Certification and Support for VMware Environments....
TechTarget Data Center Media E-Guide Server Virtualization: Balancing CPU, Storage and Networking Demands Virtualization initiatives often become a balancing act for data center administrators, who are
Business Continuance of SAP Solutions on Vmware vsphere This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. This product is covered by one or more patents listed
Building robust private cloud services infrastructures By Brian Gautreau and Gong Wang Private clouds optimize utilization and management of IT resources to heighten availability. Microsoft Private Cloud
RED hat ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS 2.2: FEATURE matrix Red hat enterprise virtualization for servers Server virtualization offers tremendous benefits for enterprise IT organizations server consolidation,
VMware vsphere 5 Licensing, Pricing and Packaging W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Executive Summary................................................... 3 VMware vsphere Licensing Overview...................................
Windows Server 2012 授 權 說 明 PROCESSOR + CAL HA 功 能 相 同 的 記 憶 體 及 處 理 器 容 量 虛 擬 化 Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Price: NTD173,720 (2 CPU) Packaging All features Unlimited virtual instances Per processor
VMware VDR and Cloud Storage: A Winning Backup/DR Combination 7/29/2010 CloudArray, from TwinStrata, and VMware Data Recovery combine to provide simple, fast and secure backup: On-site and Off-site The
Kronos Approximately 70 to 80 percent of our SQL and Oracle databases are running on VMware. Some of the databases in our virtual environment are fairly large 60 to 100 GB, and performance has been great.
EMC VPLEX FAMILY Continuous Availability and data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers DELIVERING CONTINUOUS AVAILABILITY AND DATA MOBILITY FOR MISSION CRITICAL APPLICATIONS Storage infrastructure is
SOLUTION BRIEF VMware Solutions for Small and Midsize Business Protect Your Business, Simplify and Save on IT, and Empower Your Employees AT A GLANCE VMware is a leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure
Introduction to VMware EVO: RAIL White Paper Table of Contents Introducing VMware EVO: RAIL.... 3 Hardware.................................................................... 4 Appliance...............................................................
SOLUTION OVERVIEW VMware vcloud Powered Services VMware-Compatible Clouds for a Broad Array of Business Needs Caught between shrinking resources and growing business needs, organizations are looking to
TECHNICAL NOTE VMware Infrastructure 3 SAN Conceptual and Design Basics VMware ESX Server can be used in conjunction with a SAN (storage area network), a specialized high speed network that connects computer
Part 1 - What s New in Hyper-V 2012 R2 Clive.Watson@Microsoft.com Datacenter Specialist Microsoft Cloud OS Vision Public Cloud Azure Virtual Machines Windows Azure Pack 1 Consistent Platform Windows Azure
Double-Take Replication in the VMware Environment: Building DR solutions using Double-Take and VMware Infrastructure and VMware Server Double-Take Software, Inc. 257 Turnpike Road; Suite 210 Southborough,
HYPERVISOR COMPARISON Version 2.0 A feature comparison of the three main competitors in the hypervisor space, Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Updated to the latest two versions, Citrix XenServer 5.0 & 5.6,
Server and Storage Sizing Guide for Windows 7 TECHNICAL NOTES Table of Contents About this Document.... 3 Introduction... 4 Baseline Existing Desktop Environment... 4 Estimate VDI Hardware Needed.... 5
WHITE PAPER VMware Infrastructure 3 Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview Table of Contents Introduction to VMware Infrastructure 3.......................................3 Pricing, Packaging & Licensing
v3c Advantages Over Hyper-V The most trusted and complete virtualization platform 2015 Q1 2015 VMware Inc. All rights reserved. The Most Trusted Virtualization Platform Hypervisor Architecture Broad Support
Five Reasons to Take Your Virtualization Environment to a New Level Study finds the addition of robust management capabilities drives 20 to 40 percent increases in key performance metrics WHITE PAPER Table
White paper Server Virtualization Ready to expand your commitment to virtualization? Here s what to look for in evaluating VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary 2 Overview
Virtualization Essentials Table of Contents Introduction What is Virtualization?.... 3 How Does Virtualization Work?... 4 Chapter 1 Delivering Real Business Benefits.... 5 Reduced Complexity....5 Dramatically
Red Hat enterprise virtualization 3.0 feature comparison at a glance Red Hat Enterprise is the first fully open source, enterprise ready virtualization platform Compare the functionality of RHEV to VMware
Optimization, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery in Virtual Environments Darius Spaičys, Partner Business manager Baltic s 2012-06-14 Agenda Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Challenges How
End Your Data Center Logging Chaos with VMware vcenter Log Insight By David Davis, vexpert WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Deploying vcenter Log Insight... 4 vcenter Log Insight Usage Model.... 5 How vcenter
Installing and Administering VMware vsphere Update Manager Update 1 vsphere Update Manager 5.1 This document supports the version of each product listed and supports all subsequent versions until the document
1 WWW.FUSIONIO.COM WHITE PAPER WHITE PAPER Executive Summary Fusion iovdi is the first desktop- aware solution to virtual desktop infrastructure. Its software- defined approach uniquely combines the economics
Design and Sizing Examples: Microsoft Exchange Solutions on VMware Page 1 of 19 Contents 1. Introduction... 3 1.1. Overview... 3 1.2. Benefits of Running Exchange Server 2007 on VMware Infrastructure 3...
How Customers Are Cutting Costs and Building Value with Microsoft Virtualization Introduction The majority of organizations are incorporating virtualization into their IT infrastructures because of the
VMware vsphere 4.1 with ESXi and vcenter This powerful 5-day class is an intense introduction to virtualization using VMware s vsphere 4.1 including VMware ESX 4.1 and vcenter. Assuming no prior virtualization
Study Shows Businesses Experience Significant Operational and Business Benefits from VMware vrealize Operations Reduced Cost of Infrastructure Management, Higher Application Availability, Visibility Across
Cloud Optimize Your IT Windows Server 2012 The information contained in this presentation relates to a pre-release product which may be substantially modified before it is commercially released. This pre-release
Technical Note Configuration s VMware Infrastructure 3 When you are selecting and configuring your virtual and physical equipment, you must stay at or below the maximums supported by VMware Infrastructure
This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. This product is covered by one or more patents listed at http://www.vmware.com/download/patents.html. VMware
Highly-Scalable Virtualization: Optimizing your Infrastructure with IBM ex5 and VMware vsphere July 2010 Table of Contents Scalability and high availability maximize the return on your virtualization investment...3
VMware vsphere: Fast Track [V5.0] Experience the ultimate in vsphere 5 skills-building and VCP exam-preparation training. In this intensive, extended-hours course, you will focus on installing, configuring,
The recognized leader in proven and affordable load balancing and application delivery solutions White Paper Managing Application Performance and Availability in a Virtual Environment by James Puchbauer
VMware SAN Backup Using VMware vsphere Data Protection Advanced SEPTEMBER 2014 VMware SAN Backup Using VMware vsphere Table of Contents Introduction.... 3 vsphere Architectural Overview... 4 SAN Backup
VMWARE VSPHERE 5.0 WITH ESXI AND VCENTER CORPORATE COLLEGE SEMINAR SERIES Date: April 15-19 Presented by: Lone Star Corporate College Format: Location: Classroom instruction 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (five-day session)
Top 5 Reasons to choose Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V over VMware Published: April 2012 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This document is provided "as-is." Information and
Nutanix Tech Note Configuration Best Practices for Nutanix Storage with VMware vsphere Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is engineered from the ground up to provide enterprise-grade availability for critical
Smart Storage and Modern Data Protection Built for Virtualization Dot Hill Storage Arrays and Veeam Backup & Replication Software offer the winning combination. Veeam and Dot Hill Solutions Introduction
Technology Concepts and Business Considerations Abstract A virtual information infrastructure allows organizations to make the most of their data center environment by sharing computing, network, and storage