Who’s spying on me in Virtual Center?

Introduction A co-worker asked me yesterday if I knew of a way to find out who was watching your console session inside Virtual Center.  I wasn’t quite sure what he meant by this at first.  But after doing some digging I discovered that yes you can find out who is watching your console session.  Don’t…

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Performance Troubleshooting VMware vSphere – CPU

Introduction Processors have come a long way in a very short time, and over the past few years we have seen the industry embrace the multi-core x86 architectures (Intel and AMD) which is allowing us to consolidate with even greater efficiencies than previous processor architectures.  Ensuring available compute cycles to virtual machine workloads is critical,…

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VMware pvSCSI – When and when not to use it

Introduction Hopefully you have read my previous blog posts on pvSCSI.  It describes what the driver is, how it works, and how it can positively impact your performance and workloads.  Part two covers the process of installing the pvSCSI driver on an existing system and a new system.  Both can be found here on the…

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