Virtualizing big data applications like Hadoop offers many benefits that cannot be obtained on physical infrastructure or in the cloud. Simplifying the management of your big data infrastructure enable faster time to results that is more cost effective to the bottom line. VMware is the best platform for big data just as it is for traditional applications.

Server Virtualization

Virtualization is a proven software technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Workloads get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and operations become automated, resulting in IT that's simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate.

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vSphere Hypervisor Intro to Virtualization

Getting Started with vSphere with Operations Management.

Ensure System Uptime

Minimize downtime with uniform, cost-effective failover protection against hardware and operating system outages within your virtualized environment with vSphere High Availability (HA). Monitor hosts and virtual machines and automatically restart virtual machines on other hosts in the cluster when an outage is detected. HA provides uniform, automated protection for all applications without modifications to the application or guest operating system.  

vSphere Demo: Increase Application Uptime

Minimize downtime and recover quickly from unplanned outages.

Share Data Center Resources

vSphere Content Library enables administrators to manage VM templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts from a central location. Organize the content into libraries, which can be individually configured and managed. Once libraries are created, share content across the boundaries of vCenter Servers and ensure consistency across your data center. Deploy VM templates directly onto a host or cluster for a consistent provisioning experience.

vSphere Content Library

Content Library enables administrators to manage VM templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts

Prioritize Resources to Virtual Machines

vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC) and vSphere Storage I/O Control (SIOC) monitors your network  and storage and automatically shifts resources to your high-priority applications according to the rules and policies you’ve set up.  It extends the familiar constructs of shares and limits, which exist for CPU and memory, to address network or storage utilization through a dynamic allocation of I/O capacity across a cluster of vSphere hosts.  It increases administrator productivity by reducing active performance management.

 

Network I/O Control (NIOC)

NIOC monitors the network and automatically shifts resources to your high priority applications

Centralized Network Management

Provision, administer and monitor virtual networking across multiple hosts and clusters from a centralized interface. The vSphere Distributed Switch provides rich monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities, including rollback and recovery for patching and updating the network configuration, templates to enable backup and restore for virtual networking configuration.

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vSphere Distributed Switch

VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) provides a centralized interface from which you can configure, monitor and administer virtual machine access switching for the entire data center.

Rapid Deployment and Provisioning

Host profiles, which store configuration settings shared by vSphere hosts, can be attached to one or more vSphere hosts or clusters. The host configuration is compared to the host profile and any deviations are reported so configuration drift can be corrected automatically. Administrators can create a profile once and then use it in conjunction with Auto Deploy to rapidly deploy and provision multiple vSphere hosts, eliminating the need for specialized scripts or manual configuration.

 

Using Host Profiles

Configures networking, storage, security and other settings.