Even though VMware-based server virtualization has been around for years, data storage managers continue to struggle with the challenge of handling its relationship with storage, with problems frequently cropping up around troubleshooting and performance monitoring. But storage management tools for a VMware environment have been made available that let users control how their storage supports virtual servers. VMware also allows you to manage storage from inside vCenter Server with the recent launch of vSphere 5, which offers new features that include VMware’s Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and a new set of APIs.
Download this e-book on storage in a VMware environment for more developments on how your job as a VMware storage admin just might be getting easier.
What’s inside this e-book:
Managing storage for VMware environments
Download this e-book on managing storage in a VMware environment
Virtual servers and storage systems don’t have to exist in separate worlds; new tools and plug-ins provide single-console management of both virtual servers and storage.
vSphere 5 gives a big boost to storage functionality
vSphere 5 contains many storage enhancements, including a storage-centric DRS tool, Storage Profiles, a new API for storage awareness and an improvement to an existing API, an increase to the LUN size limit, and improvements to Storage vMotion.
SSD satiates vSphere memory appetite
Using SSD technology in a VMware vSphere environment helps with memory overcommitment. Find out what the limitations of server hardware are, how memory overcommitment works and why SSD is better at supporting it than mechanical disk.
This was first published in June 2012