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About VMWare

VMware that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, and claims to be the first to commercially successfully virtualize the x86 architecture. VMware’s desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.

VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system. VMware software virtualizes the hardware for a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters. The host provides pass-through drivers for guest USB, serial, and parallel devices. In this way, VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a system administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. Alternatively, for enterprise servers, a feature called vMotion allows the migration of operational guest virtual machines between similar but separate hardware hosts sharing the same storage (or, with vMotion Storage, separate storage can be used, too). Each of these transitions is completely transparent to any users on the virtual machine at the time it is being migrated.

What Is a Virtual Machine?

To the Server Administrator, the virtual machine is just another machine/server. They just RDP to this system as they have done before. But what is a VM to a vSphere Administrator or to the Hypervisor. To us, the VM is nothing but a “bunch of files.” There are many files with various extensions that make up the VM. We could directly manipulate some of the files to affect the V M even though it might be reserved for advanced vSphere administrators. Many time, GUI gives you the control you seek so you don’t have to manipulate the files directly, but you can.

Hypervisor

The VMware component that allocates CPU, Memory, and Input/Output is called Hypervisor. The installation of ESXi software right on top of the physical server (Dell Server in our case) is called bare-metal hypervisor architecture. So, an x86-based system running the virtualization layer directly is the bare metal hypervisor. This bare metal hypervisor option is common in real-life environments. There is another option, called the Hosted Virtualization (also referred to as Host-based virtualization), that is also available.

VMWare Products :: The best solution for your business

  • VMware Cloud Foundation

    Cloud Foundation is the integrated cloud infrastructure platform for the hybrid cloud, providing dynamic software-defined infrastructure (compute, storage, networking and security).    Read more…
  • vSphere

    vSphere is the industry-leading server virtualization platform, the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.    Read more…
  • vSphere with Operations Management

    vSphere with Operations Management adds intelligent operations and consistent management to vSphere. It provides you better insights, resulting in better performance and availability.    Read more…
  • vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    vCloud Availability for vCloud Director enables VMware Cloud Providers to offer simple, cost-effective cloud-based disaster recovery services.    Read more…
  • vCenter Server

    vCenter Server provides a centralized platform for managing your VMware vSphere environments.    Read more…
  • vCloud Director

    vCloud Director is for service providers that want to build differentiated cloud services that are inherently hybrid-aware.     Read more…
  • NSX

    NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).    Read more…
  • AppDefense

    VMware AppDefense is a new data center endpoint security solution that embeds threat detection and response into the virtualization layer on which your applications and data live.    Read more…
  • vRealize Network Insight

    vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security.    Read more…
  • vSAN

    vSAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for today’s all-flash performance.    Read more…
  • Site Recovery Manager

    Site Recovery Manager is disaster recovery automation software that provides policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration.    Read more…
  • vSAN ReadyNode

    vSAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for today’s all-flash performance.    Read more…
  • VMware HCI Software

    Site Recovery Manager is disaster recovery automation software that provides policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration.    Read more…
  • vCloud Suite

    vCloud Suite includes VMware’s industry-leading vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite multi-vendor hybrid cloud management platform.    Read more…
  • vRealize Suite

    vRealize Suite includes vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Business for Cloud.    Read more…
  • vRealize Operations

    vRealize Operations lets you automate IT operations management, manage performance and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure.    Read more…
  • vRealize Automation

    vRealize Automation automates the delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications and custom IT services.    Read more…
  • vRealize Business for Cloud

    vRealize Business for Cloud automates cloud costing, consumption analysis and comparison.    Read more…
  • Wavefront by VMware

    Wavefront by VMware is a SaaS-based metrics monitoring and analytics platform that handles the high-scale requirements of modern cloud-native applications.    Read more…
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack

    Integrated OpenStack lets you to quickly and easily deploy and manage a production-grade OpenStack on top of your VMware infrastructure.    Read more…
  • vRealize Log Insight

    vRealize Log Insight delivers heterogeneous and highly scalable log management with intuitive, actionable dashboards, sophisticated analytics and broad third party extensibility.    Read more…
  • vRealize Code Stream

    vRealize Code Stream provides release automation and continuous delivery to enable frequent, reliable software releases while reducing operational risks.    Read more…
  • vRealize Orchestrator

    vRealize Orchestrator lets you develop complex automation tasks, then access and launch workflows from the VMware vSphere client, various components of VMware vCloud Suite or other triggering mechanisms.    Read more…
  • Workspace ONE

    Workspace ONE is a simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management.    Read more…
  • Workspace ONE App Express

    VMware Workspace ONE App Express enables access to virtual Windows apps on any device, anywhere, in only a few clicks.    Read more…
  • Workspace ONE Productivity Apps

    The Workspace ONE Productivity Apps for email, browsing, content and social are designed for business with a consumer-simple experience and built-in security.    Read more…
  • Socialcast

    VMware Socialcast is a secure enterprise chat and collaboration solution that brings the right people, discussions, information, tools and ideas together in one place to get work done faster.    Read more…
  • Horizon 7

    Horizon 7 lets you deliver, manage and protect virtual desktops (VDI) and apps through a single platform.    Read more…
  • Horizon Cloud

    Horizon Cloud enables the delivery of cloud-hosted or on-premises virtual desktops and apps to any device, anywhere, from a single cloud control plane.    Read more…
  • Horizon Apps

    Horizon Apps publishes business-critical Windows apps in the datacenter and delivers them alongside SaaS apps and mobile apps in a single digital workspace.    Read more…
  • Horizon Flex

    Horizon Flex delivers, manages and secures local Windows virtual desktops on Macs and PCs while ensuring security, control and compliance.    Read more…
  • App Volumes

    App Volumes is a portfolio of integrated application and user management solutions for Horizon, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop and RDSH virtual environments.    Read more…
  • Mirage

    Mirage provides desktop image management for physical desktops and POS devices across distributed environments.    Read more…
  • NSX for Horizon

    NSX for Horizon is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) networking solution with policies that dynamically follow desktops.    Read more…
  • vSAN for Horizon

    With VMware vSAN, customers can drive down the cost of getting started and take advantage of a number of pre-configured appliances optimized for Horizon including vSAN ReadyNode appliances, EVO SDDC infrastructure.    Read more…
  • vRealize Operations for Horizon

    vRealize Operations for Horizon is a monitoring and reporting tool to manage your Horizon and XenDesktop/XenApp environments.    Read more…
  • ThinApp

    VMware ThinApp is an agentless application virtualization solution that isolates applications from their underlying operating systems to eliminate application conflict and streamline delivery and management.    Read more…
  • User Environment Manager

    User Environment Manager offers enterprise-grade user management for a personalized end-user experience across devices and locations.    Read more…
  • AirWatch

    AirWatch is an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform with identity, productivity and collaboration solutions.    Read more…
  • Fusion for Mac

    VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Fusion let anyone run Windows and hundreds of other operating systems on a Mac, without rebooting.    Read more…
  • Workstation Pro

    VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Workstation Player are the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single PC.    Read more…
  • Workstation Player

    VMware Workstation Player products are the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.    Read more…
  • Pivotal App Suite

    Pivotal App Suite is Pivotal’s middleware platform used by developers and ops to build and run cloud-scale custom applications.    Read more…
  • Pivotal GemFire

    Pivotal GemFire is a distributed data management platform especially useful for high-volume, latency-sensitive, mission-critical, transactional systems.    Read more…
  • Pivotal RabbitMQ

    Pivotal RabbitMQ is a protocol-based highly scalable, and easy-to-deploy queuing system that makes handling message traffic virtually effortless.    Read more…
  • Pivotal tc Server

    Pivotal tc Server is a lightweight Java application server that extends Apache Tomcat for use in large-scale mission-critical environments.    Read more…
  • vCloud NFV

    vCloud NFV is a fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform. It provides compute, storage, networking, management and operations capabilities. vCloud NFV helps you accelerate time to revenue, automate service lifecycle and simplify operations management—all while reducing network infrastructure costs.    Read more…
  • vSphere Hypervisor

    vSphere Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.    Read more…
  • vCenter Converter

    vCenter Converter transforms your Windows- and Linux-based physical machines and third-party image formats to VMware virtual machines.    Read more…
  • Software Manager

    Software Manager simplifies the download of VMware suites and products.    Read more…
  • vCloud Usage Meter

    To facilitate reporting of the vCloud Service Provider Bundles and standalone products, VMware has developed vCloud Usage Meter. For full reporting requirements please see the VMware Cloud Provider Product Usage Guide. The VMware Cloud Provider Program requires that partners use the latest generally available (GA) version of vCloud Usage Meter.    Read more…

VMWare Advantages

The advantage of doing this is that we previously used maybe 2 percent to 20 percent of our physical resources, since CPU and RAM were getting faster and comparatively cheaper. Now, after doing the virtualization, we can put multiple VMs on that same physical chassis from Dell (in our example) and each VM is isolated from the others. This isolation is important because if one of my VMs crashes, it will not have any effect on other VMs. Through consolidation, I have reduced the number of physical chasses I own. You will also see in the ICM and FastTrack classes that with many Fault Tolerant and Clustering methods available, we can protect this entire ESXi host along with all its VMs, if it were to fail.

Another advantage that we gain from consolidation is that, depending on the consolidation ratio you are implementing, you have reduced the number of machines you have purchased. This is not only a financial savings, it is space savings. Think about where you were putting these servers. They were all sitting in your Data Center, taking up a whole lot of space. Less rack space used means more savings. Also, more machines would have generated more heat; less heat means less air conditioning, providing even more savings.

Have you ever run into a dilemma: you want to purchase a physical server that doesn’t have to be that powerful, but vendors don’t usually sell hardware with lower configurations? Now, with virtualization, you can put those application servers in a VM, and you can have different CPU and RAM allocations for different VM set up the way you want them. The ESXi host does the resource sharing based on the allocation. You can do the carving of CPU and RAM per VM. This is called resource sharing, and is thoroughly covered in various VMware classes.

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