20120611 configuration management whitepaper

PRESS RELEASE New VKernel White Paper Identifies VM Configurations that Impact Performance “Top 5 VM Configuration Issue...

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PRESS RELEASE New VKernel White Paper Identifies VM Configurations that Impact Performance “Top 5 VM Configuration Issues that Cause Performance Problems” White Paper Presents Practical Fixes to Misconfigurations Commonly Found within Virtual Machines Andover, MA, June 11, 2012 — VKernel, the award-winning provider of enterpriseclass performance, configuration and capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, announced today an important resource to assist virtualization administrators and data center managers in resolving performance issues in their environments. The new white paper, “The Top 5 VM Configuration Issues that Cause Performance Problems,” details five commonly occurring misconfigurations that will cause performance problems in VMs and provides guidance on how to fix these issues. This white paper comes on the heels of VKernel’s recent release of vOPS Server Standard 5, which includes new configuration management capabilities, including automated rollback of problematic VM configuration changes. Most virtualization administrators believe that performance issues and downtime for critical company applications come from misbehaving users, malicious attackers, or applications that have outgrown expected capacity utilization. Although the aforementioned types of issues can cause downtime and application slowdown, the majority of performance issues and downtime for critical company applications comes from misconfigurations. The configurations causing trouble could be an accidental or intentional configuration by an administrator, or a change triggered by an automated action in the environment by resource schedulers. VKernel’s new white paper, “The Top 5 VM Configuration Issues that Cause Performance Problems,” classifies common misconfigurations found in VMs that cause performance issues. This paper explains each kind of configuration problem, how the configuration issue impacts performance, and details on how to fix the issue visually with screenshots. For virtualization administrators that want to put the concepts described in the white paper into action, the VKernel vOPS Server product line tracks all configuration changes that occur in the environment and automatically assesses the risk level of each change to assist in identifying problematic configurations.

“Configuration issues caused by accident, intentionally or by automation can adversely impact the performance of virtualized environments,” said Bryan Semple, Chief Marketing Officer at VKernel. “This new white paper provides virtualized data center administrators with a thorough understanding of common misconfigurations, and importantly, how to fix them.” VKernel’s “The Top 5 VM Configuration Issues that Cause Performance Problems” white paper is available at http://www.vkernel.com/resources/whitepapers/top-5-vm-configuration-issues. A free 30-day trial of vOPS Server Standard can be downloaded from http://www.vkernel.com/products/serverstandard/overview.

About VKernel VKernel, a division of Quest Software (NASDAQ: QSFT), is the number one provider of virtualization management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. The company’s powerful, easy-to-use and affordable products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning, monitoring and predicting capacity utilization and bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance. Media Contact Lisa Williams +1 (781) 924-1171 [email protected]