vSphere VM version impact on available CPU instructions

While working on new vCenter Orchestrator workflow for scheduling VM version upgrades I ended up doing some fact checking on low level differences of available VM versions. Using simple cat /proc/cpuinfo method on Linux, I noticed that set of CPU instructions exposed to guest OS is actually dependent on VM version. I tested VM versions 7, ...

Manage ESXi host power saving state using vCenter Orchestrator

Manage ESXi host power saving state using vCenter Orchestrator
VMware ESXi software is capable of utilizing CPU power saving techniques by controlling CPU clock speed and core run state dynamically by demand. In some cases dynamic CPU power saving can have impact on system performance, depending on system total load and application used, performance can be reduced up to 20% compared to system with ...

HP unveils Gen8 server line, expected to ship with Intel Xeon E5

HP unveils Gen8 server line, expected to ship with Intel Xeon E5
HP has unveiled their 8th generation ProLiant server line, this new Gen8 ProLiant line will replace current G7 line. ProLiant Gen8 line is said to have over 150 customer inspired innovations in its design which improve for example system management capabilities, energy efficiency and performance. Improved system management capabilities emerge from features such as integrated ...
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