Kostenloses VMware Online Technology Forum 2015 am Mittwoch, 25.11.2015

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Am 25.11. findet das kostenlose VMware Online Technology Forum von 10:00-14:30 CET statt!

Nach einer Keynote von Joe Baguley, VMware CTO für EMEA, gibt es zum einen diverse spannende Breakout Sessions tracks mit prominenten Speakern:

  • Software-Defined Data Center: Infrastructure (What’s new in vSphere, vRealize Operations Insight 6.1, EVO:RAIL 2.0, EVO SDDC, Virtual SAN, Virtual Volumes, Site Recovery Manager)
  • Software-Defined Data Center: New Services (vRealize Automation 7.0, VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0, Cloud-Native Applications & Containers, vRealize Business Update, DevOps mit vRealize CodeStream)
  • Software-Defined Networking (NSX 6.2 Update, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Micro-Segmentation & NSX Security Partner Integrationen, Cross-Data Center NSX, NSX & vRealize Automation)
  • Hybrid Cloud (What’s new in vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, VMware Continuent replication for Oracle, Deep-Dive on vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services, …)
  • Business Mobility (AirWatch 8.1, VMware User Environment Manager Deep-Dive, VMware Horizon Flex, What’s new in Horizon (View) 6.2, Horizon Air, …)

Weiterhin gibt es noch Hands-On Labs und eine Expert Chat Zone.

Weiterführende Links:

Performance tuning of Telco and NFV workloads

Today, VMware released a new technical whitepaper for performance tuning of Telco and NFV workloads in vSphere. You can download the paper here: https://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/10479

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From the document description:

The vSphere ESXi hypervisor provides a high-performance and competitive platform that effectively runs many Tier 1 application workloads in virtual machines. By default, ESXi has been heavily tuned for driving high I/O throughput efficiently by utilizing fewer CPU cycles and conserving power, as required by a wide range of workloads.

However, Telco and NFV application workloads are different from the typical Tier I enterprise application workloads, in that they tend to be any combination of latency sensitive, jitter sensitive, or demanding high packet rate throughputs or aggregate bandwidth, and therefore need to be tuned for best performance on vSphere ESXi.

This white paper summarizes the findings and recommends best practices to tune the different layers of an application’s environment for Telco and NFV workloads.

VMware Launch Event – Feb 2, 2015

What an exciting February! I just want to share some of my initial highlights from last nights launch of vSphere 6.0, Virtual SAN 6.0, VMware Integrated OpenStack and much more! There is so much content – make sure to check out https://www.vmware.com/now for additional broadcasts and materials. You will also find lots of tweets (#VMW28days) and amazing blogposts looking at the well-known blogs.

vSphere 6.0

 Virtual SAN 6.0

VMware Integrated OpenStack

Hands-On Labs Updates

Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware

Last night, my blog post about “Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware” went live on the VMware Office of the CTO blog. After my VMworld 2014 presentation about the operational considerations in Telco Cloud / Network Functions Virtualization environments and other recent blog posts on this site, this article provides a comprehensive overview on the architectural and technical aspects of NFV with VMware:

It is a very exciting time for the Telco industry right now! In this blog post, I will share some updates and observations on VMware’s current involvement in NFV. Telco providers around the globe are working with VMware on both proof-of-concepts as well as production deployments… Continue Reading…

Run DRS

In my role as a Technical Account Manager (TAM), I get to work with highly skilled engineers and architects at our customers and partners that put VMware’s products to great use in their datacenters. And even though I am pretty used to all the positive impact these products deliver, I still enjoy seeing the long-term benefits of vSphere happening every day.

One of the examples I’d like to share today is the usage of VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). This technology has been introduced more than six years ago and still plays a key role to the core virtualization infrastructure. DRS automates the migration process vMotion to load-balance virtual machines across ESXi hosts in a vSphere Cluster.

Last year, the DRS fans and bloggers Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping even came up with a great t-shirt design for VMworld:

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“Run DRS” – this is exactly what a customer of mine is doing with huge success. They were so kind to send me a screenshot of one of their vSphere clusters including the current amount of vMotion processes (initiated by DRS) that happened in the past 1.5 years:

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More than 18.000 vMotions in one vSphere Cluster. In less than 1.5 years. That’s roughly 30 vMotions per day. It’s hard to imagine what the datacenter operations team would do without this. But they implemented a well-designed architecture and benefit from the flexibility of this technology every day. Do you?