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On Becoming a Virtualization Professional

I’ve been a VMware® evangelist and virtualization advocate for a decade. Even before I first started using VMware—by accident, I’ll admit—I’ve had the (dis?)advantage of wearing many hats in IT.…

SDN, Network Management, and You

The industry has been busy discussing the nature of SDN, or software-defined networking. They are wondering if SDN is Openflow. Or maybe it just programs the network through open APIs, which can be anything…

Configuring and Monitoring the Next Gen Network

In Intent-Based Networking – A Must for SDN, an article published on this site, Faisal Khan makes the very valid point that “SDN is about making networking more flexible and agile through programming…

See the Details with 1-Second Resolution Data

We’ve talked a lot about the high-resolution data we capture, but if you haven’t experienced it yourself, it might be a little abstract. Here, look at the difference between 1-second…

Is That Query Bad?

This post is part of an ongoing series on the best practices for effective and insightful database monitoring. Much of what’s covered in these posts is not intuitive, yet vital…

How to Hyper-converge Effectively

Hyper-converged offerings are gaining popularity, and more vendors are entering the arena. Everything is software-defined; therefore, the technology cannot be separated like in a converged offering. This can bring a…

The Benefits of Integrating Monitoring with ITSM Solutions

When you evaluate a monitoring solution for your environment, consider the solution’s ability to integrate with other applications and services. Most notably, a monitoring solution should be able to integrate…

A Trendline Is a Model

This post is part of an ongoing series on the best practices for effective and insightful database monitoring. Much of what’s covered in these posts is unintuitive, yet vital to understand. Previous…

The Value of Log Structured Merge Trees

Indexes are usually built by way of a data structure; typically, that structure takes the form of a “tree.” Most commonly, the structure of choice is a B-Tree, which is…

KMS Server Activation

In a previous article, I wrote about the virtualization administrator’s interest in choosing between the two operating system activation methods Microsoft® offers: Multiple Activation Keys (MAK) and Key Management Service…

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