Virtualization

Find full coverage of virtualization technologies, including reviews, how-tos, best practices, and tips.

  • Videos // Nov 2011

    VM Monitor Overview Video

    Watch this short video to see See how to use our free VM Monitor to monitor the CPU memory, disk usage, and more on your VMware ESX Server and associated virtual machines. VIDEO - 1:31

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Videos // Nov 2011

    How To Master Capacity Planning in Virtual Environments

    Here's a short video that will show you how to master virtualization and VMware capacity planning using SolarWinds Virtualization Manager's what-if analysis and planning tools.

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Nov 2011

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, and charge back automation - all in one awesomely affordable product that's easy to download, deploy, and use. In fact it's so easy that you can be up and running in less than an hour! ...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    Get Three Top Tools to Fight Network Bandwidth Hogs - FREE!

    With SolarWinds, managing the performance and security of your network, servers, applications, websites, virtual machines and storage devices has never been easier or more affordable. To prove it - here are three solutions to things that bug you every day - yours to download absolutely free, right now. ...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Videos // Jul 2013

    SolarWinds Lab - NetFlow, J-Flow, & sFlow Configure, Analyze, and Act on that Data

    Flow technologies deliver one of the best ways to see what is going on with your network traffic. In this episode of SolarWInds Lab the Head Geeks will walk through side-by-side, command line configuration of JFlow, sFlow and NetFlow. They'll also discuss their relative merits and use cases. Watch...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    USB for Virtual Environment

    USB for Virtual Environment offers powerful opportunities to deliver and manage local USB devices in a virtual session. With its exceptional simplicity it will rapidly configure and deploy any USB device. Designed for Windows and Linux OS and ensuring broad device compatibility, USB for Virtual Environment is VMware, VMware ESX,...

    Provided By FabulaTech

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Effective Data-Race Detection for the Kernel

    Data-races are an important class of concurrency errors where two threads erroneously access a shared memory location without appropriate synchronization. This paper presents DataCollider, a lightweight and effective technique for dynamically detecting data-race in kernel modules. Unlike existing data-race detection techniques, DataCollider is oblivious to the synchronization protocols (such as...

    Provided By Microsoft Research

  • Resource Center // Mar 2011

    Save 20% When You Upgrade Your Skills on Microsoft Server Virtualization

    If you've been waiting to update your skills on the latest Microsoft technologies, now is the time to get started. New Horizons is casting a spotlight on a new Microsoft technology each month and giving you a 20% savings. The month of March highlights Server Virtualization. Get 20% off when...

    Provided By New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX for Personal Virtual Desktops Step-by-Step Guide

    Included as part of the RD Virtualization Host role service, RemoteFX enables the delivery of a full Windows client user experience to a full range of client devices including rich clients, thin clients, and ultra thin clients. RemoteFX delivers a rich user experience for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by rendering...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Pools Step-by-Step Guide

    RemoteFX enables the delivery of a full Windows client user experience to a full range of client devices including rich clients, thin clients, and ultra thin clients. RemoteFX delivers a rich user experience for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by rendering content on the server by using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    What's New in Remote Desktop Services

    Remote Desktop Services, formerly Terminal Services, in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the datacenter from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Achieving Business Value Through Microsoft VDI Together With Session Virtualization

    This whitepaper discusses the benefits and considerations when planning a Microsoft Windows Server Remote Desktop Services solution and the choices associated with a lowest cost deployment for both Session Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Many businesses are considering implementing some form of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution in order...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2

    The Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) role service lets multiple concurrent users run Windows-based applications on a remote virtual machine running Windows client operating systems. This white paper is intended as a guide for capacity planning of RD Virtualization Host in Windows Server 2008 R2. It describes the...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Choosing an Appropriate User State Virtualization Solution

    User state virtualization describes the separation of user settings and data from an end user's personal computer. Microsoft Windows provides three technologies for virtualizing user state information: Roaming User Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files. Windows 7 includes improvements that provide IT implementers with more options, greater flexibility, and simplified...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Deploying Remote Desktop Connection Broker With High Availability Step-by-Step Guide

    This paper describes the steps for configuring Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) in a failover cluster, as part of a configuration that provides users with access to personal virtual desktops or virtual machines in a virtual desktop pool through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. A failover cluster is a...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide

    Virtual desktop pools are groups of identically configured virtual machines that users can connect to by using either RemoteApp and Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). In this paper, the authors will set up a virtual desktop pool and connect to the pool by using RD...

    Provided By Microsoft Corporation

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Parallels Virtuozzo Containers: An Introduction to OS Virtualization and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers

    Today's IT organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploding IT infrastructure growth and complexity. While computing resources continue to increase in power, organizations are unable to fully utilize them in single application deployments and cannot change computing resource assignments easily when application or business requirements change. At the root...

    Provided By Parallels

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Parallels VDI Solutions

    Desktop computing has become a core technology for enterprise infrastructures providing end users with a customizable and flexible environment but it has also brought a series of challenges that have resulted in high operational costs as enterprises have installed 100's or even 1000's of these devices into their IT environments....

    Provided By Parallels

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Total Cost of Ownership Analysis: Parallels Virtuozzo Containers Vs Traditional Hypervisor Virtualization

    With the current economic climate, companies are looking for opportunities to control IT costs. Server consolidations have long been a source for great cost reductions, and using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers results in a much lower total cost of ownership than traditional hypervisor technologies. The lower total cost of ownership resulting...

    Provided By Parallels

  • White Papers // May 2009

    VDI Sizing: A Competitive Comparison of VDI Solution Sizing Between Parallels VDI Versus VMware VDI

    Parallels VDI solution is an integrated desktop solution providing enterprise-class control and manageability to the organization while maintaining the existing end-user experience. Parallels VDI solution can support up to 140 desktop images per server under the ?Light Worker Load?. In comparison, the VMware VDI solution tests show a result of...

    Provided By Parallels

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Solution Guide Parallels Virtualization for Linux

    Linux was designed to be UNIX-compatible software that was composed entirely of open source or free software components. Linux derives much of its design principles from those established in the 1970's by UNIX. These principles include a single kernel that handles process control, file system access, networking and peripheral device...

    Provided By Parallels

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Gain Accurate Insights Into Client Virtualization

    If user expect users client virtualization implementation project to be successful, user first need to understand the current load and usage characteristics of users existing physical desktops. That means user need to have an accurate understanding of application usage and resource usage, which includes CPU, memory, and disk input/output. Here's...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Mobility Redefines the Way We Interact with IT

    The influence of this productivity shift can be felt in every aspect of the way user consume all IT services. Universal access means productivity can be achieved on any device, no matter what connectivity options are available. This new era will redefine how productivity is achieved by tapping into this...

    Provided By HP US

  • Case Studies // Jul 2013

    Aiming High - A major European financial institution strives to become the best IT-enabled bank

    As a senior IT executive, imagine if you could readily control and prioritise projects, understand IT contribution across your entire business and demonstrate its measurable business value. Download this case study to learn how a major European bank deployed a solution based on HP IT Performance Suite to improve transparency,...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Enlightened data center automation in the cloud age

    How to achieve transformative efficiency gains - without disrupting IT Forward-looking companies are realizing that automation is an absolute prerequisite for migration to the cloud-and the key to a smooth, non-disruptive transition to hybrid service delivery. They are also learning that the move to the cloud is a process,...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Managing performance in dynamic IT environments

    The rise of virtualized, cloud, and software-defined data centers requires new approaches to performance management. These next-generation data centers virtualize IT resources to enable the pooling and sharing of infrastructure components, to increase IT agility, and to improve the economics of data center operations. This forward-looking approach to the...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Measuring up to modern performance practices

    It seems there is no rest for the weary as companies combine new challenges with the increased pressure to operate more efficiently, produce valuable results more quickly, and operate with fewer resources. The need to virtualize application dependencies is critical to success. There is real pressure to start performance testing...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Virtualization management in HP Server Automation 10.0

    Complete visibility and lifecycle management of all physical and virtual machine environments from a single tool HP Server Automation software (HP SA) version 10.0 introduces new virtualization management features, which help customers achieve full visibility and complete lifecycle management of their physical and virtual machine environments from a single...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Squeeze more power from virtualization

    Like most promising new technologies, virtualization has its dark side. Production environments are far more complex - and herein lies the challenge for IT organizations traveling down the virtualization road. The typical IT infrastructure for a production environment involves a staggering amount of relationships and dependencies among IT elements that...

    Provided By HP US

  • Videos // Aug 2013

    Video: Taming Virtualization sprawl with HP Server Automation

    Joe DeBlaquiere, HP Server Automation Product Manager, and Andy Mackay, HP Server Automation Product Marketing, take you through how customers can achieve full visibility and complete lifecycle management of their physical and virtual machine environments from a single tool using HP Server Automation.

    Provided By HP US

  • Videos // Aug 2013

    Video: HP Cloud Automation - Deliver end to end automated infrastructure to application services

    The cloud beckons a wide array of IT services delivered quickly and painlessly. Hybrid service delivery is not just a project it is a process that requires automation as a prerequisite.

    Provided By HP US

  • Videos // Aug 2013

    Webcast: 4 Keys to Managing Performance in Virtualized and Cloud Environments

    Ensuring the performance of business services has become more critical, as a growing percentage of applications and workloads are moved to virtualized infrastructure, cloud services and hybrid environments. This webinar provides virtualization, cloud and systems administrators as well as systems engineers with practical tips for detecting, isolating and diagnosing performance...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA

    Find out how you can analyze big data and unlock real-time insight - without investing in software licenses and hardware - with SAP HANA provided through a cost-effective as-a-service model. Download this service brief to learn more.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Avoiding the Stall: Riding the Momentum of the Next Levels of Datacentre Virtualisation

    IT executives at organizations large and small have successfully virtualised a large portion of their server infrastructure over the past five years. Today, over 50% of all applications run as virtual machines (VMs) on a virtualised server, and in many large organizations, levels of virtualisation often exceed 80%. This...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Critical Business Information Beyond the Data Center

    Mobile working has become the norm rather than the exception. However, protecting the information that resides on a wide array of distributed endpoints is quite challenging – especially when it comes to backup and recovery. Discover why data protection for distributed environments differs from traditional server backup and recovery...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Capitalize on the Next Phase of Virtualization

    Organizations today are moving beyond traditional server virtualization and advancing their virtualization strategies into all aspects of the IT. Learn more about how virtualization is expanding into storage, networking and management along with the value a converged system can offer your organization in reaching your virtualization potential. Read on to...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Mind the Virtual Gap - Convergence of Everything

    In the last 7 years, virtualization has profoundly changed the IT world. In 2013, even though the latest buzz may have shifted towards cloud computing, big data and mobility, virtualization remains the foundation for all of the above With wide ranging benefits that include reduced capital and operational costs, greater...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Converged Infrastructure Matures And Proves Its Value

    Converged infrastructure (CI) solutions have been widely adopted by a range of enterprises, and they offer significant value across a variety of applications. Forrester has seen steady growth in deployment of CI, systems that integrate server, storage, networking, I/O virtualization, and potentially entire application stacks, over the past couple of...

    Provided By HP US

  • eBooks // Apr 2013

    The Blade Is Mightier than the Rack Server

    With the typical data center rack, every time you add a new server, you have to add more cables, more interconnects, more switches, more power, and on and on. It's almost impossible to make changes without having meeting after meeting, and then, eventually, someone is going to have to go...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Too Many Racks? Simplify with Bladesystem, HP's Advanced Blade Infrastructure

    In the data center, many rack-mount servers perform well enough, but are reaching the point where they're proving difficult to maintain. The design of the rack is increasing the complexity of the data center, increasing the time it takes to get anything done, and reducing the overall efficiency of not...

    Provided By HP US