Virtualize! Magazine Goes to Press!
Flash: NaSPA’s Premier issue of Virtualize! Magazine goes
to press September 1, 2008. We’ve been working all year and
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1 Number 1 by the second to third week of September.
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Issue Table of Contents
The A-B-Cs of Virtualizing Server Workloads
By Tim Mueting
This article will discuss the characteristics of server workloads
in terms of memory utilization, processor utilization, and input/output
(I/O) traffic. It will also introduce the improvements in hardware
that are making it possible to virtualize an increasingly wide range
I/O Unification in Virtualized Servers: It¹s Not Just
Throughput and Purchase Cost
By Sujal Das
This highly technical article discusses challenges and possible
solutions using 10GigE NICs and InfiniBand HBAs as consolidated
I/O options in a VMware ESX Server 3.5 environment. The author outlines
the various I/O options and identifies their pros and cons.
Paradigm Junkies Rejoice! Predictive Failure HA is Here!
By Kevin Wilcox
Learn how predictive failure HA can change failure mitigation from
a reactive event under vendor control to a proactive event under
A Few Books to Guide You Through "The Hall of Mirrors"
By Jim Justen
Jim will review some excellent books available to guide you through
the intricacies of virtualization, whether you are already a sophisticated
user or just beginning to explore the potential of virtualization.
Strategies for Building and Protecting Virtual Infrastructure
By Brace Rennels, CBCP
Have you thought about the glue that will hold your virtual infrastructure
all together? This article presents strategies on how to build and
protect your infrastructure and make it truly dynamic.
Managing Performance in Your Virtualized Data Center:
What Your Virtual Server Management Tool Isn't Telling You
By Mike Matchett
By deploying both virtualized server management and cross-domain
performance management tools, administrators can efficiently manage,
optimize and plan performance and utilization across the datacenter
What You Need to Know About Virtualization Backup and
By Walter Scott
This article emphasizes that disaster recovery and backup plans
need to incorporate virtualization technology. It also addresses
best practices, backup techniques and licensing issues.
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