resource management

Introducing DRS DumpInsight

In an effort to provide a more insightful user experience and to help understand how vSphereDRS works, we recently released a fling:DRS Dump Insight.

DRS Dump Insight is a service portal where users can upload drmdump files and it provides a summary of the DRS run, with a breakup of all the possible moves along with the changes in ESX hosts resource consumption before and after DRS run.

Users can get answers to questions like:

  • Why did DRS make a certain recommendation?
  • Why is DRS not making any recommendations to balance my cluster?
  • What recommendations did DRS drop due to cost/benefit analysis?
  • Can I get all the recommendations made by DRS?

Once the drmdump file is uploaded, the portal provides a summary of all the possible vMotion choices DRS went through before coming up with the final recommendations.

The portal also enables users to do What-If analysis on their DRS clusters with options like:

  • Changing DRS Migration Threshold
  • Dropping affinity/anti-affinity rules in the cluster
  • Changing DRS advanced options

 

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Big Data Technical Breakout Sessions and Related Events at VMworld 2017

There are manyinteresting technical breakout sessions and other discussions on virtualizing big data being given at the VMworld events this year. To give you a time-ordered roadmap to all of these sessions, here is the list we have built along with their times and dates of delivery. Check in at the event itself for the rooms in which these will be held We will look forward to seeing you there!

VMworld USA- Mandalay Bay-Las Vegas

Sunday, 27th August 2017

[VIRT1971QU] Virtualizing Big Data: Quick Talk: 2:00-2:30pm

This short session gives an overview of the other technical sessions that will be held in the main conference on the following days.

Monday, 28th August 2017

[SER3052BU] How VMware vSphere and NVIDIA GPUs Accelerate Your Organization: 1:00-2:00pm

Big data analytics and machine learning are shown here as two workloads that can exploit the power of GPUs in the datacenter as they emerge into popular use.

[MMC3164BU] How Data Science is Transforming Operations: Introduction to Wavefront byVMware: 2:00-3:00pm

Companies are re-thinking how they monitor and manage their systems, The data science techniques that WaveFront customers like Box, Lyft, Workday and Groupon use will be explored in this talk.

[VIRT1400BU] Real-World Customer Architecture for Big Data on VMware: 2:30-3:30pm

A VMware customer speaks about the technical details of the company’s deployment of Hadoop on vSphere

[FUT2634PU] Big Data for the 99% (of Enterprises): 3:30–4:30pm

A team from VMware’s Office of the CTO shows their work in providing a “spreadsheet for big data” that gives convenience at scale, contrasting with the infrastructures that many companies look to first

[STO3192BU] Deploying Big Data on HCI Powered by VSAN : 4:00-5:00pm

Deployment scenarios, best practices and results from various tests using VSAN as the basis for big data deployments are described in this very interesting talk.

[VIRT1351BU] New Architectures for Virtualizing Spark and Big Data Workloads : 5:30-6:30pm

This talk looks into the viability of using different file systems to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and explores a set ofalternative storage mechanisms for that data. These are becoming more common as big data matures on virtualization technology.

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

Lenovo Theater Presentation: 12:00 -12:15pm – at the Lenovo booth on Exhibitor Floor

[FUT2020BU] Wringing Maximum Performance from vSphere for Extremely Demanding Workloads and Customers: 12:30-1:30pm

In this Office of the CTO (VMware) session,the speakerswill share details of worktheyhave done in three extremely performance-critical situations.They will talk about tuning and configuring VMWare ESXi to run a very latency-sensitive financial application, for example.

[VIRT1997BU] Machine Learning and Deep Learning on VMware vSphere: GPUs are Invading the Software-Defined Data Center: 5:30 -6:30pm

As Graphical Processing Units spread further inside the data center, this talk examines their use for virtualizing workloads other than VDI, such as for big data and analytics - and shows how best to make your decisions about using the technologies together.

[VIRT2274GU] Group Discussion on Virtualizing Big Data and Machine Learning : 5:30-6:30pm

This session is a chance for you to bring up your hot topics, opinions and questions about big data and machine learning in a virtualization context.

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

[LDT2800PU] Harnessing the Power of Data in a Virtual World: 9:30 – 10:30am

A groupof VMware’s own experts in processing data to get business value from it will speak about their experiences and lessons learned in doing so here.

[MTE4789VIRT] Meet the Experts Session : 11:15am-12:00pm – Table 7

This is an opportunity to meet with VMware’s big data people in a small group context. Booking your time-slot ahead of the meeting is advised here.

Thursday, 31st August 2017

[VIRT1445BU] Extreme Performance Series: Fast Virtualized Hadoop and Spark on All-Flash Disks : 10:30-11:30am

Using vSphere 6.5 and the latest Intel hardware, VMware’s performance engineering lead on big data shows further evidence of the high performance and flexibility you can achieve by virtualizing your big data deployments. This is always a very popular talk at VMworld, so come early!

VMworld Europe - Gran Fira - Barcelona

Monday, 11thSeptember 2017

[VIRT1971QE] Virtualizing Big Data: Quick Talk: 1:00-1:30pm

Gives an overview of other technical sessions that will be held in the main conference breakout sessions.

Tuesday,12thSeptember2017

[VIRT1351BE] New Architectures for Virtualizing Spark and Big Data Workloads Virtualizing Big Data: Quick Talk: 2:00-3:00pm

This talk looks into the viability of using different file systems to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and explores a set ofalternative storage mechanisms for that data. These are becoming more common as big data matures on virtualization technology.

[MMC3164BE] How Data Science is Transforming Operations: Introduction to Wavefront byVMware: 2:00-3:00pm

Companies are re-thinking how they monitor and manage their systems, The data science techniques that WaveFront customers like Box, Lyft, Workday and Groupon use will be explored in this talk.

Wednesday,13thSeptember2017

[VIRT1445BE] Extreme Performance Series: Fast Virtualized Hadoop and Spark on All-Flash Disks: 5:00-6:00pm

Using vSphere 6.5 and the latest Intel hardware, VMware’s performance engineering lead on big data shows further evidence of the high performance and flexibility you can achieve by virtualizing your big data deployments. This is always a very popular talk at VMworld, so do sign upearly for it!

Thursday,14thSeptember2017

[FUT2020BE] Wringing Maximum Performance from vSphere for Extremely Demanding Workloads and Customers: 10:30-11:30am

In this Office of the CTO (VMware) session, the speakerswill share details of work theyhave done in three extremely performance-critical situations. They will talk about tuning and configuring VMWare ESXi to run a very latency-sensitive financial application, for example.

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Welcome to vSphere Central!

I am pleased to announce the release of a brand new technical resource center called vSphere Central. This site brings together a variety of technical assets from VMware that helps users understand how vSphere works, how to implement various features, plan upgrades, and more. With content in a range of formats, including text, video, and rich media tools such as walkthrough demos, the goal is to be a one-stop shop for original and curated technical content on vSphere.

A highlight of the site in this first release is thevSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool. I encourage you to read more about this tool if you are planning to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 (and if you haven’t already, it’s the perfect time now that vSphere 6.5 Update 1 has been released).

We plan to add more content to this site over time, so please make sure to bookmark vspherecentral.vmware.com, and let us know what you’d like to see.

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Learn about vSphere 6.5 at VMworld

Ever since VMware released vSphere 6.5 late last year, the response from customers has been overwhelming positive. Customers have been especially excited by features such as enterprise-grade vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), built-in encryption features, and a modern API set. Now that people have learned about these new capabilities, we decided for this year’s VMworld to present breakout sessions that focus more on the operation aspects of vSphere 6.5, such as architecture, deployment, and planning your upgrade. Of course, we still have a wide range of sessions covering such staple topics such as performance, troubleshooting, operations management, the new HTML5-based vSphere Client, PowerCLI, and more.

To help you plan your VMworld, we’ve put together a page that organizes all vSphere related sessions into topic areas and orders them by technical level. By consulting the VMworld 2017 vSphere course catalog, you’ll be able to find the sessions that are of interest to you and add them to your schedule. The list also includes Group Discussions, which are a great way to learn how your peers are using vSphere and provide feedback directly to product developers. We’ve also include both VMworld US and VMworld Europe sessions in the same list.

For quick reference, you can find this catalog at blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/vmworld.

We look forward to seeing you, whether in Las Vegas or Barcelona!

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DRS Lens – A new UI dashboard for DRS

DRS Lens provides an alternative UI for a DRS enabled cluster. It gives a simple, yet powerful interface to monitor the cluster real time and provide useful analyses to the users. TheUI is comprised ofdifferent dashboards in the form of tabs for each cluster being monitored.

Cluster Balance

Dashboardshowing the variations in the cluster balance metric plotted over time with DRS runs. This shows how DRS reacts to and tries to clear cluster imbalance every time it runs.

VM Happiness

This dashboard shows VM happiness for the first time in a UI. This chart shows the summary of total VMs in the cluster that are happy and those that are unhappy based on the user defined thresholds. Users can then select individual VMs to view performance metrics related to its happiness, like CPU ready time and memory swapIn rate.

vMotions

This dashboard provides a summary of vMotions that happened in the cluster over time. For each DRS run period, there will be a breakdown of vMotions as DRS-initiated and user-initiated. This helps users see how actively DRS has been working to resolve cluster imbalance. It also helps to see if there are vMotions outside of DRS control, which may be affecting cluster balance.

Operations

This dashboard tracks different operations (tasks, in vCenter Server) that happened in the cluster, over time. Users can correlate information about tasks from this dashboard against DRS load balancing and its effects from the other dashboards.

 

Users can download DRS Lens from VMware flings website.

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Learn about vSphere 6.5 – and Win a Drone!

If you haven’t yet taken the Hands-on Lab for vSphere 6.5, now is the perfect time to do so. When it was originally released during VMworld 2016, this labwas running a pre-release version of vSphere. The HOL team has been hard at work, and they have just updated thelab to the officially released version of vSphere 6.5. By taking this lab, you can learn all about the great new features in this release, including

  • Security enhancements, including VM encryption, secure boot, and audit-quality logging
  • Greatly improved Host Profiles and Auto Deploy, as well as enhancements to HA and resource management features
  • vCenter Server Appliance, which includes native high availability, file-based backup and restore, and so much more

The best part is, if you take this lab, you can become eligible to win a DJI Mavic Pro drone! The contest runs from April 19 to May 19, 2017, so be sure to register for the What’s New with vSphere 6.5Hands-on Lab.

 

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Learning more about Predictive DRS

Predictive DRS is a new feature in vSphere 6.5 that leverages the predictive analytics of vRealize Operations Manager with the powerful resource scheduler algorithm of vSphere DRS. Together, these two products enable workload balancing for certain VMs before resource utilization spikes occur, potentially eliminating a great amount of resource contention that might have occurred in the past.

vRealize Operations Manager runs its dynamic thresholds algorithm nightly against the VMs on which it collects data. These dynamic thresholds create forecasted metrics for the future utilization of the VMs. The metrics are then passed to vSphere DRS to determine the best placement and balance of VMs before resource utilization spikes occur. Predictive DRS helps prevent resource contention on hosts that run VMs with predictable utilization patterns.

Here are a few resources to help you learn more about this exciting new technology.

  • Read a more detailed description of how Predictive DRS fits in with other resource management technologies in vSphere
  • Watch a video demonstrating how to configure Predictive DRS and showing it in action with a simple example
  • Go through a step-by-step walkthrough of configuring Predictive DRS.
  • Study an experimental scenario from a DRS performance white paper in which Predictive DRS was able to successfully avoid a host overload situation by pre-emptively migrating virtual machines before their load spiked.

To see Predictive DRS in action in your environment, download a free trial of vSpheretoday!

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Learning more about Predictive DRS

Predictive DRS is a new feature in vSphere 6.5 that leverages the predictive analytics of vRealize Operations Manager with the powerful resource scheduler algorithm of vSphere DRS. Together, these two products enable workload balancing for certain VMs before resource utilization spikes occur, potentially eliminating a great amount of resource contention that might have occurred in the past.

vRealize Operations Manager runs its dynamic thresholds algorithm nightly against the VMs on which it collects data. These dynamic thresholds create forecasted metrics for the future utilization of the VMs. The metrics are then passed to vSphere DRS to determine the best placement and balance of VMs before resource utilization spikes occur. Predictive DRS helps prevent resource contention on hosts that run VMs with predictable utilization patterns.

Here are a few resources to help you learn more about this exciting new technology.

  • Read a more detailed description of how Predictive DRS fits in with other resource management technologies in vSphere
  • Watch a video demonstrating how to configure Predictive DRS and showing it in action with a simple example
  • Go through a step-by-step walkthrough of configuring Predictive DRS.
  • Study an experimental scenario from a DRS performance white paper in which Predictive DRS was able to successfully avoid a host overload situation by pre-emptively migrating virtual machines before their load spiked.

To see Predictive DRS in action in your environment, download a free trial of vSpheretoday!

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What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Paper

Ever since we announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016, the reaction we’ve heard has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s easy to see why, with major new features in areas ranging from vCenter Server and the VCSA, to Security, to the new developer and automation APIs and CLIs. vSphere 6.5 also features important enhancements to core features such as Host Profile, Auto Deploy, and vSphere HA & DRS. And let’s not forget vSphere Integrated Containers, which was announced at VMworld 2015 and is now finally available one of thesupported features of vSphere 6.5.

Apart from these main features, there are quite a number of other enhancements worth knowing about. In networking, for example, new features include dedicated gateways for VMkernel network adapters, automated SR-IOV provisioning, and support for ERSPAN. In storage, new enhancements include support for Advanced Format drives, NFS 4.1, software iSCSI static routing and automated UNMAP.

To provide a more comprehensive look at vSphere 6.5, we have put together a paper entitled What’s New in vSphere 6.5. Download this paper to learn about the major features as well as the other areas (please consult this comparison table to see which features are included in which license edition of vSphere). Happy reading!

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What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Paper

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Ever since we announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016, the reaction we’ve heard has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s easy to see why, with major new features in areas ranging from vCenter Server and the VCSA, to Security, to the new developer and automation APIs and CLIs. vSphere 6.5 also features important enhancements to core features such as Host Profile, Auto Deploy, and vSphere HA & DRS. And let’s not forget vSphere Integrated Containers, which was announced at VMworld 2015 and is now finally available one of thesupported features of vSphere 6.5.

Apart from these main features, there are quite a number of other enhancements worth knowing about. In networking, for example, new features include dedicated gateways for VMkernel network adapters, automated SR-IOV provisioning, and support for ERSPAN. In storage, new enhancements include support for Advanced Format drives, NFS 4.1, software iSCSI static routing and automated UNMAP.

To provide a more comprehensive look at vSphere 6.5, we have put together a paper entitled What’s New in vSphere 6.5. Download this paper to learn about the major features as well as the other areas (please consult this comparison table to see which features are included in which license edition of vSphere). Happy reading!

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