VMware Performance and Capacity Management

Style and approach This book covers the complex topic of managing performance and capacity in an easy-to-follow style. It relates real-world scenarios to topics in order to help you implement the book's teachings on the go.

Author: Iwan 'e1' Rahabok

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785883933

Category: Computers

Page: 546

View: 823

Master SDDC Operations with proven best practices About This Book Understand the drawbacks of the traditional paradigm and management that make operations difficult in SDDC Master performance and capacity management in Software-Defined Data Center Operationalize performance and capacity monitoring with proven dashboards Who This Book Is For This book is primarily for any system administrator or cloud infrastructure specialist who is interested in performance management and capacity management using VMware technologies. This book will also help IT professionals whose area of responsibility is not VMware, but who work with the VMware team. You can be Windows, Linux, Storage, or Network team; or application architects. Note that prior exposure to the VMware platform of data-center and cloud-based solutions is expected. What You Will Learn Simplify the task of performance and capacity management Master the counters in vCenter and vRealize Operations and understand their dependency on one another Educate your peers and management on SDDC Operations Complete your SDDC monitoring to include non-VMware components Perform SDDC performance troubleshooting Explore real-life examples of how super metric and advanced dashboards Introduce and implement a Performance SLA Accomplish your Capacity Management by taking into service tiering and performance SLA In Detail Performance management and capacity management are the two top-most issues faced by enterprise IT when doing virtualization. Until the first edition of the book, there was no in-depth coverage on the topic to tackle the issues systematically. The second edition expands the first edition, with added information and reorganizing the book into three logical parts. The first part provides the technical foundation of SDDC Management. It explains the difference between a software-defined data center and a classic physical data center, and how it impacts both architecture and operations. From this strategic view, it zooms into the most common challenges—performance management and capacity management. It introduces a new concept called Performance SLA and also a new way of doing capacity management. The next part provides the actual solution that you can implement in your environment. It puts the theories together and provides real-life examples created together with customers. It provides the reasons behind each dashboard, so that you get the understanding on why it is required and what problem it solves. The last part acts as a reference section. It provides a complete reference to vSphere and vRealize Operations counters, explaining their dependencies and providing practical guidance on the values you should expect in a healthy environment. Style and approach This book covers the complex topic of managing performance and capacity in an easy-to-follow style. It relates real-world scenarios to topics in order to help you implement the book's teachings on the go.

VMware vRealize Operations Performance and Capacity Management

If you are an IT professional who is interested in performance management and capacity management in a virtual data center, then this book is ideal for you. The book is an intermediate-level book.

Author: Iwan 'e1' Rahabok

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174532

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 482

If you are an IT professional who is interested in performance management and capacity management in a virtual data center, then this book is ideal for you. The book is an intermediate-level book.

VMware vSphere Performance

... 173–174 capacity planning tools, 21–25. See also Capacity Planner; vCenter
Operations Manager capacity management, 23–24 architecting for application, 3,
11–12 ATS, VAAI primitive, 185 AutoLab, 45, 51–52, 52 AutoLab 1.1a vSphere ...

Author: Matt Liebowitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235584

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 265

Covering the latest VMware vSphere software, an essential book aimed at solving vSphere performance problems before they happen VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. However, if you improperly deploy vSphere, performance problems occur. Aimed at VMware administrators and engineers and written by a team of VMware experts, this resource provides guidance on common CPU, memory, storage, and network-related problems. Plus, step-by-step instructions walk you through techniques for solving problems and shed light on possible causes behind the problems. Divulges troubleshooting methodologies, performance monitoring tools, and techniques and tools for isolating performance problems Details the necessary steps for handling CPU, memory, storage, and network-related problems Offers understanding on the interactions between VMware vSphere and CPU, memory, storage, and network VMware vSphere Performance is the resource you need to diagnose and handle VMware vSphere performance problems, and avoid them in the future.

Cloud Capacity Management

This ensures automated operations and management use of analytics and an
integrated approach to performance, capacity, and configuration management.
The VMware solution provides effective management, control, and visibility over ...

Author: Navin Sabharwal

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249242

Category: Computers

Page: 184

View: 885

Cloud Capacity Management helps readers in understanding what the cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS are, how they relate to capacity planning and management and which stakeholders are involved in delivering value in the cloud value chain. It explains the role of capacity management for a creator, aggregator, and consumer of cloud services and how to provision for it in a 'pay as you use model'. This involves a high level of abstraction and virtualization to facilitate rapid and on demand provisioning of services. The conventional IT service models take a traditional approach when planning for service capacity to provide optimum services levels which has huge cost implications for service providers. This book addresses the gap areas between traditional capacity management practices and cloud service models. It also showcases capacity management process design and implementation in a cloud computing domain using ITSM best practices. This book is a blend of ITSM best practices and infrastructure capacity planning and optimization implementation in various cloud scenarios. Cloud Capacity Management addresses the basics of cloud computing, its various models, and their impact on capacity planning. This book also highlights the infrastructure capacity management implementation process in a cloud environment showcasing inherent capabilities of tool sets available and the various techniques for capacity planning and performance management. Techniques like dynamic resource scheduling, scaling, load balancing, and clustering etc are explained for implementing capacity management.

VMware Software Defined Storage

The approach to capacity management for Virtual SAN–enabled storage will
differ from traditional array-based ... when you need it, in order to scale to add
capacity or to increase performance, without disrupting operations (see Figure

Author: Martin Hosken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119292778

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 467

The inside guide to the next generation of data storage technology VMware Software-Defined Storage, A Guide to the Policy Driven, Software-Defined Storage Era presents the most in-depth look at VMware's next-generation storage technology to help solutions architects and operational teams maximize quality storage design. Written by a double VMware Certified Design Expert, this book delves into the design factors and capabilities of Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes to provide a uniquely detailed examination of the software-defined storage model. Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) is discussed in terms of deployment through VMware technology, with insight into the provisioning of storage resources and operational management, while legacy storage and storage protocol concepts provide context and demonstrate how Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes are meeting traditional challenges. The discussion on architecture emphasizes the economies of storage alongside specific design factors for next-generation VMware based storage solutions, and is followed by an example in which a solution is created based on the preferred option identified from a selection of cross-site design options. Storage hardware lifecycle management is an ongoing challenge for IT organizations and service providers. VMware is addressing these challenges through the software-defined storage model and Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes technologies; this book provides unprecedented detail and expert guidance on the future of storage. Understand the architectural design factors of VMware-based storage Learn best practices for Virtual SAN stretched architecture implementation Deploy STaaS through vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Meet traditional storage challenges with next-generation storage technology Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes are leading the way in efficiency, automation, and simplification, while maintaining enterprise-class features and performance. As organizations around the world are looking to cut costs without sacrificing performance, availability, or scalability, VMware-based next-generation storage solutions are the ideal platform for tomorrow's virtual infrastructure. VMware Software-Defined Storage provides detailed, practical guidance on the model that is set to transform all aspects of vSphere data center storage.

Guerrilla Capacity Planning

In the face of relentless pressure to get things done faster, this book facilitates rapid forecasting of capacity requirements, based on opportunistic use of available performance data and tools so that management insight is expanded but ...

Author: Neil J. Gunther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354031010X

Category: Computers

Page: 253

View: 516

Under today’s shortened fiscal horizons and contracted time-to-market schedules, traditional approaches to capacity planning are seen by management as inflating production schedules. In the face of relentless pressure to get things done faster, this book facilitates rapid forecasting of capacity requirements, based on opportunistic use of available performance data and tools so that management insight is expanded but production schedules are not. The book introduces such concepts as an iterative cycle of improvement called "The Wheel of Capacity Planning," and Virtual Load Testing, which provides a highly cost-effective method for assessing application scalability.

Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware

By right-sizing VMDKs and holding data files and transaction log files for a
reasonable period, you reduce the management and administrative burden while
at the same time optimize overall performance and capacity consumption. If you
are ...

Author: Michael Corey

Publisher: VMWare Press

ISBN: 0133430154

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 509

The start-to-finish guide to virtualizing business-critical SQL Server databases on VMware vSphere 5 By virtualizing business-critical databases, enterprises can drive far more value from existing IT infrastructure. But squeezing maximum performance out of a virtualized database instance is an art as much as a science. This indispensable start-to-finish guide brings together all the techniques, tips, and insights you need to succeed. Drawing on unsurpassed personal experience, three leading experts share complete best practices for deploying business-critical database servers in virtualized vSphere 5 environments. They cover the entire project lifecycle, bridging technical and communications gaps between SQL Server and VMware professionals that often make database virtualization more difficult than it needs to be. You’ll find specific guidance for architects and administrators responsible for systems, storage, databases, applications, or VMware virtualization. The authors also present detailed, start-to-finish coverage of performance baselining and testing: all you need to make your virtualized databases as fast as they are cost effective. Although this book focuses on SQL, the authors’ proven guidance for enhancing performance can be leveraged by any IT professional virtualizing a demanding Tier 1 application. Coverage includes • Business cases for database virtualization: consolidation, Database as a Service (DaaS), efficiency, and “SLAs on steroids” • Using the redundancy inherent in virtualization to improve availability • Constructing a careful, conservative implementation plan • Balancing disk, CPU, memory, and network for superior performance • Mastering the five key principles of database storage design • Leveraging memory: SQL MAX, page locking, NUMA, reservations, swapping, large memory pages, and more • Ensuring responsiveness by providing a fast, reliable, low-latency network • Supporting advanced AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and Availability Groups • Baselining physical systems and properly determining resource requirements • Configuring performance tests from beginning to end • Migrating existing SQL Server databases onto a vSphere platform • Avoiding traps and pitfalls in virtualizing production databases • Managing and monitoring virtualized database instances and resources

VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit vCAT

Technical and Operational Guidance for Cloud Success VMware Press ...
Roles and Responsibilities for Capacity Management The vCloud Center of
Excellence (COE) model supports capacity ... For a vCloud provider, the goal of
performance management is to avoid or quickly resolve performance issues in
the ...

Author: VMware Press

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133400298

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 848

The complete vCAT printed reference: knowledge, tools, and validated designs for building high-value vCloud® solutions The vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) brings together validated designs, tools, and knowledge for architecting, implementing, operating, and consuming modern vCloud infrastructure based on the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). vCAT has already helped hundreds of VMware customers succeed with vCloud. Now, pioneering VMware architect John Arrasjid has integrated essential vCAT information into a definitive printed guide, adding even more context and examples for successful planning and deployment. To do so, Arrasjid has distilled contributions from more than 100 VMware architects, consultants, administrators, engineers, project managers, and other technical leaders. VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) is your complete roadmap for using virtualization to simplify data centers and related IT infrastructure. You’ll find up-to-the-minute, field-proven insights for addressing a wide spectrum of challenges–from availability to interoperability, security to business continuity. Coverage includes vCAT design guidelines and patterns for efficiently architecting, operating, and consuming VMware cloud computing solutions Software-defined datacenter services for storage, networking, security, and availability People, process, and technology issues associated with effective vCloud operation and maintenance Efficient service consumption: consumption models, service catalogs, vApps, and service provider interactions Workflows to coordinate and automate task sequences, which extend beyond vCloud VMware vCloud Director® Server Resource Kit software tools Advanced “cloud bursting” and autoscaling techniques to dynamically leverage additional computing resources Planning and management of capacity, security, compliance, and disaster recovery

VMware vRealize Operations Essentials

Harness the power of VMware vRealize Operations to efficiently manage your IT infrastructure About This Book Extract the optimum performance, availability, and capacity of your IT infrastructure with the help of vRealise Operations Manager ...

Author: Matthew Steiner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785283561

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 184

Harness the power of VMware vRealize Operations to efficiently manage your IT infrastructure About This Book Extract the optimum performance, availability, and capacity of your IT infrastructure with the help of vRealise Operations Manager Leverage the power of strategic reports to drive tactful decision-making within the IT department A pragmatic guide to proficiently manage your applications and storage Who This Book Is For If you are a vSphere administrator and wish to optimize your virtual environment, this book is your go-to guide on vRealize Operations. As a vSphere administrator, it is assumed that you have a good understanding of both physical and virtual infrastructure. A basic knowledge of application monitoring and log analysis would be useful when we dive into the capabilities of the solution. What You Will Learn Architect, design, and install vRealize Operations Migrate from the previous vCenter Operations Manager 5.x version, configure vR Ops policies, and create custom groups Use out-of-the-box Dashboards, Views, and Reports and create your own customized Dashboards, Views, and Reports Apply the Alerting framework of Symptoms, Recommendations, and Actions, and create your own Alerting content Leverage the power of Capacity Planning to maximize the utilization of your virtual infrastructure Manage the rest of your infrastructure, including storage and applications, with vRealize Operations Management Packs Extend the solution with vRealize Hyperic and Log Insight In Detail This book will enable you to deliver on the operational disciplines of Performance, Health, Capacity, Configuration, and Compliance by making the best use of solutions provided by vRealize Operations. Starting with architecture, design, and sizing, we will ensure your implementation of vRealize Operations is a success. We will dive into the utilization of a solution to manage your vSphere infrastructure. Then, we will employ out-of-the-box Dashboards and the very powerful Views and Reporting functionality of vRealize Operations to create your custom dashboards and address your reporting requirements. Next, we go through the Alerting framework and how Symptoms, Recommendations, and Actions are used to achieve efficient operations. Later you will master the topic of Capacity Planning, where we look at how important it is to craft appropriate policies to match your requirements, and we'll consider attitude toward capacity risk, which will aid you to build future project requirements into your capacity plans. Finally, we will look at extending the solution to manage Storage, Applications, and other IT infrastructures using Management Packs from Solution Exchange, as well as how the solution can be enhanced with the integration of Log Insight. Style and approach This book is a pragmatic, step-by-step guide that will quickly build your knowledge of the key capabilities of vRealize Operations. As well as learning about the solution, we will provide you with real-world examples that will help you customize and enhance your virtual environment.

Journal of Computer Resource Management

This paper will discuss capacity planning techniques to size and plan for these
new technologies . ... Bruce McNutt from IBM provides Storage Performance
Council Benchmarks for Storage Management and Information Lifecycle
Management . ... VMware and Xen . nd Jie Wangsachusettsing and perforare
design Jie Lu , Yan Page 2 Journal of Computer Resource Management - Issue
122 , Winter 2008.




Category: Electronic digital computers


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Managing and Optimizing VMware VSphere Deployments

In this book, two world-class VMware experts offer start-to-finish lessons for vSphere planning, implementation, operation, management, and troubleshooting: expert insights drawn from their unsurpassed "in-the-trenches" consulting ...

Author: Harley Stagner

Publisher: VMWare Press

ISBN: 0321820479

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 990

All you need to know to plan, deploy, and run virtual infrastructure with VMware vSphere 5 - including secrets nobody else will tell you! * *Fully covers planning, implementing, operating, and managing vSphere 5. *Brings together key techniques in a start-to-finish case study. *Offers expert guidance on overcoming common VMware pitfalls, problems, and obstacles to 100% virtualization. *By two leading experts, including one of the world's first holders of VMware's elite VCDX certification. To make the most of VMware's vSphere 5, IT professionals need knowledge, tips, and insights they'll never find in the manuals - or in any book, until now! In Managing and Optimizing vSphere Deployments, two world-class VMware experts offer start-to-finish lessons for vSphere planning, implementation, operation, management, and troubleshooting: expert insights drawn from their own unsurpassed 'in-the-trenches' consulting experience. The authors focus on the most crucial techniques VMware professionals need, providing guidance optimized for the new vSphere 5, and frameworks that will support the evolution of virtual infrastructure for years to come. They present scenarios and case studies drawn from real-world data, addressing areas ranging from sizing and performance to redundancy. Coverage includes: * *Smoothly integrating vSphere 5 into current environments and considerations. *Overcoming roadblocks to 100% virtualization. *Establishing a more stable infrastructure. *Choosing hardware and making optimal configuration decisions. *Automating tasks and maximizing availability. *Efficiently managing updates, patches, and upgrades. *Monitoring vSphere 5 with tools provided by VMware and its community. *Planning for growth, and much more

Capacity Plan 57 Success Secrets 57 Most Asked Questions on Capacity Plan What You Need to Know

Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Capacity Plan.

Author: Beverly Clay

Publisher: Emereo Publishing

ISBN: 9781488862540


Page: 50

View: 789

The Most-Advanced Capacity Plan Guide Available. There has never been a Capacity Plan Guide like this. It contains 57 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Capacity Plan. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: Network performance management, Manufacturing resource planning Key functions and features, Institute of Operations Management, Message queuing service - Goals, Capacity planning - Strategies, Capacity Management, Manufacturing resource planning Industry specifics, Project portfolio management - Evolution of PPM, Long-tail traffic - Web site provisioning for long-tail traffic, IT consulting - Consulting fees, E-services - Social, cultural and ethical implications of e-services, Material requirements planning History, Tata Steel - Expansion plans, Performance engineering - Elaboration, Tata Consultancy Services - Products and services, Material requirements planning Problems with MRP systems, Database administration and automation DBA Responsibilities, Service catalog - Service catalogs for cloud computing services, Information Technology Infrastructure Library - Capacity management, VMware - Other products, Velocity tracking, SKYbrary - SKYbrary's way of working, NATS Holdings - Consultancy, Microsoft Servers - Discontinued server products, PostgreSQL - Add-ons, Postgres - Add-ons, Solar thermal - Fresnel reflectors, Independent demand - History, Capacity Management - Network performance management tasks and classes of tools, 55 Hudson Yards - World Product Center, Performance engineering - Transition, and much more...

Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere

P2V conversions, virtualization planning, 64 parallelism, SharePoint Server 2013
, 387-388 partitions (memory), SQL ... Performance Monitor (Windows Server
2012), 112 SharePoint Server 2013 virtualization, 381-383 VMware Capacity ...

Author: Matt Liebowitz

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133400360

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 487

Best practices, guidance, and tips for virtualizing Microsoft® business critical applications on the VMware vSphere® platform By virtualizing Microsoft’s enterprise applications on vSphere, you can drive down costs while migrating toward flexible, low-cost private cloud architectures. This unique guidebook bridges the gap between the Microsoft and VMware worlds, bringing together the deep knowledge, cutting-edge best practices, and practical techniques you need to succeed. Leading experts Matt Liebowitz and Alex Fontana present end-to-end coverage of virtualizing Windows Server 2012 AD domain controllers and failover clusters, Exchange Server 2013, SQL Server 2012, and SharePoint Server 2013. They offer indispensable advice on sizing, architecture, performance, availability, monitoring, and metrics. Throughout, the authors share valuable tips, tricks, and insights from their own experiences. For each Microsoft application, they provide "proof of concept" sample configurations and clearly explain how new features impact virtualization. You’ll also find authoritative, up-to-date guidance on licensing and other issues related to ensuring full support from both Microsoft and VMware. Coverage includes • Evaluating the benefits, risks, and challenges of virtualizing Microsoft business critical applications • Identifying strategies for success associated with people, processes, and technology • Reviewing VMware vSphere features most important to virtualizing business-critical applications • Taking advantage of new virtualization-aware features built in to Windows Server 2012 domain controllers • Designing and configuring vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA) clusters to run Windows enterprise applications • Reflecting Exchange Server 2013’s new architecture to maximize its performance in virtualized environments • Leveraging new SQL Server 2012 features to simplify the delivery of high availability on virtual servers • Reducing SQL Server 2012 licensing costs through virtualization • Planning, designing, and deploying virtualized SharePoint Server 2013 environments

VMware vSphere 5 Building a Virtual Datacenter

Existing solutions are as follows: • Citrix XenClient • Virtual Computer NxTop (
now part of Citrix) Performance and Capacity Planning When critical applications
are used in a virtual environment, it is important to have tools both for monitoring

Author: Eric Maille

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133057577

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 278

Every year, datacenter managers must deliver more services faster, with greater flexibility. They must efficiently handle soaring amounts of data, and unprecedented levels of complexity. And they must do all this with lower budgets and fewer resources. Datacenter virtualization with VMware’s vSphere® 5 is the best way to achieve these goals and to accelerate your transition to cloud services. VMware vSphere® 5: Building a Virtual Datacenter brings together all the practical knowledge you need to evaluate, plan, implement, and manage vSphere 5 in your datacenter environment. Top datacenter virtualization consultants Eric Maillé and René-François Mennecier begin by introducing vSphere 5 from the viewpoint of the datacenter manager and professional. They present essential definitions, advantages, and functions; review vSphere 5’s architecture; and introduce core components such as vCenter Server and ESXi 5.0. Next, Maillé and Mennecier turn to implementation, presenting detailed examples, schemas, and best practices drawn from their extensive experience. They share practical insights into budgeting, scheduling, and planning; choosing the right architecture; and integrating vSphere with existing datacenter elements, including servers, storage, clusters, network infrastructure, and business continuity plans. They conclude with a start-to-finish case study: a datacenter virtualization project designed to support specific business objectives. Coverage includes • Assessing the potential benefits of datacenter virtualization in your environment • Organizing and managing a smooth migration to the virtualized datacenter • Anticipating specific challenges and risks associated with datacenter virtualization • Making tradeoffs to optimize stability, elasticity, scalability, and cost • Choosing the best installation/configuration options for your environment • Effectively linking vSphere 5 virtualization to existing datacenter elements • Driving more value from vSphere 5’s powerful new datacenter features • Providing storage to efficiently support your hosted VMs, now and in the future • Managing limited memory and other server constraints • Leveraging new options for service continuity and high availability • Using backup architecture as a lever to reduce costs

VMware vSphere Design

In addition to Datacenter Virtualization, this book also examines vCloud Director deployments. Packed with real-world proven strategies, it's the perfect guide for deploying a new design or transforming an existing one.

Author: Forbes Guthrie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111849394X

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 960

Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices. Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions. Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.

Journal of the American Statistical Association

... routinely collected in typical ODC operations for the purposes of billing,
performance monitoring, and capacity planning. ... capacity planning for efficient
use of multiprocessor systems equipped with a virtualization software, such as
VMware ...




Category: Statistics


View: 546

NetApp and VMware View Solution Guide

This is possible because NetApp virtualizes disk I/O and capacity into large high-
performing aggregates, which can be ... and VMware View Solution Guide: Best
Practices for Design, Architecture, Deployment, and Management SUMMARY ...

Author: Chris Gebhardt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578052261



View: 818

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640 916 Official Cert Guide

Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is a management system for
the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, which is ... Prime DCNM SMI-S API
Provider Operational Management Resiliency VMpath Visibility Capacity
Planning Figure 7-32 Cisco Prime ... Prime DCNM computing dashboard into
VMware vCenter for dependency mapping, inventory, performance, configuration
, and events.

Author: Navaid Shamsee

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133860450

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

View: 496

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. A team of leading Cisco data center experts shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete, official study package includes --A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam --“Do I Know This Already?” quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section --Part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly --The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports --Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time --A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam, including --Cisco data center concepts: architectures, devices, layers, modular design, vPC, FabricPath, Cisco Nexus switches, and more --Data center unified fabric: FCoE, multihop, VIFs, FEX, and setup --Storage networking: concepts, targets, verification, connectivity, zoning, setup, and configuration --Data center virtualization: servers, devices, and Nexus 1000V, including setup and operations --Cisco Unified Computing: concepts, discovery, connectivity, setup, and UCSM --Data center network services: ACE load balancing, virtual context, HA, management, global/local solutions, and WAAS The CD-ROM contains more than 450 practice questions for the exam, memory table exercises and answer keys, and a study planner tool. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Performance and Capacity Themes for Cloud Computing

This IBM® RedpaperTM is the second in a series that addresses the performance and capacity considerations of the evolving cloud computing model.

Author: Elisabeth Stahl

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738451207

Category: Computers

Page: 76

View: 370

This IBM® RedpaperTM is the second in a series that addresses the performance and capacity considerations of the evolving cloud computing model. The first Redpaper publication (Performance Implications of Cloud Computing, REDP-4875) introduced cloud computing with its various deployment models, support roles, and offerings along with IT performance and capacity implications associated with these deployment models and offerings. In this redpaper, we discuss lessons learned in the two years since the first paper was written. We offer practical guidance about how to select workloads that work best with cloud computing, and about how to address areas, such as performance testing, monitoring, service level agreements, and capacity planning considerations for both single and multi-tenancy environments. We also provide an example of a recent project where cloud computing solved current business needs (such as cost reduction, optimization of infrastructure utilization, and more efficient systems management and reporting capabilities) and how the solution addressed performance and capacity challenges. We conclude with a summary of the lessons learned and a perspective about how cloud computing can affect performance and capacity in the future.

System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2007 Unleashed

Capacity Planner ties into the DSI strategy by identifying when systems deviate
from a defined performance model, ... across several popular platforms,
specifically Virtual Server 2005 R2, Windows Server 2008 HyperV, and VMware
ESX 3.x.

Author: Kerrie Meyler

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 076868952X

Category: Computers

Page: 1224

View: 231

This book is your most complete source for in-depth information about Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007! System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed is a comprehensive guide to System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007. ConfigMgr 2007 helps you manage servers and desktops, integrates SMS 2003 “feature pack” functionality, and adds new capabilities. It enables you to assess, deploy, and update servers, clients, and devices across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments, including clients that connect only over the Internet. This book guides you through designing, deploying, and configuring ConfigMgr 2007 with detailed information on topics such as capacity planning, security, site design and hierarchy planning, server placement, discovery, native mode, and using Windows Server 2008. You will learn how to tackle challenges such as setting up DCM and OSD, customizing inventory, creating queries and using query results, and configuring asset intelligence. Detailed information on how to… • Understand how ConfigMgr works • Plan your ConfigMgr deployment • Manage Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) • Architect for performance • Install or migrate to ConfigMgr 2007 with Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 • Discover and manage clients • Create and distribute packages • Understand patch and compliance management • Create queries • Use reports • Deploy operating systems • Secure ConfigMgr 2007 • Perform site maintenance • Back up ConfigMgr components