VMware Clarifies Support for Microsoft Clustering

VMware published KB Article 1037959 ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1037959 ) on April 18, 2011 in an effort to clarify VMware’s position on running Microsoft Clustering technologies on vSphere. Below is a snapshot of the support matrix published by VMware in the KB (always refer to KB 1037959 for the most current information).   For those familiar with…

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Limiting Processors and Memory To Windows For POCs

As customers transition from phase 1 into phase 2 of their virtualization journey, they begin virtualizing business critical applications. As they move into this phase, they often perform a POC to understand how their application performs on physical versus a virtual platform. Customers often ask for guidance on conducting a POC and we talk to…

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Host Affinity

In vSphere 4.1 VMware introduced a new feature call Host Affinity. Host Affinity allows for the creation of a “sub-cluster” within a VMware Cluster. This features lets a vSphere Administrator create a relationship between virtual machines and the ESX hosts on which they reside. The vSphere Administrator can configure rules that either allow virtual machines…

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