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Finally one might say. Its been long awaited. The vCops 6.0 beta has been released, and I’ve been lucky enough to have been included in the beta group testers. I’ve asked VMware if I’m allowed to blog about the product itself, but has as of yet, not been given a permission to talk about the features. As it is still in Beta some features might not make it to the final version…. Read More

Summer is approaching fast, and soon this years VMworlds in San Francisco and Barcelona will be upon us. This brings with it, a lot of speculations on what will be unveiled and what will happen with old products. As stated in an earlier post, I’ve submitted a Session to VMworld about vCops, and are right now waiting on June the 2nd, to hear whether or not that session has been accepted. Regardless… Read More

Just a quick follow-up post on how things went after the last post about this topic So after finding that scaling the webservers up wasn’t the solution to the problems we experienced with the webservers, we started to look elsewhere, and actually found that a load balancer that was set to do round-robin load balancing instead of least used, caused all the hiccups. Once that was changed we started hitting the limits… Read More

I’ve recently been involved in performance testing a SharePoint 2013 farm. This has led to some discoveries on what you can use vCops for when you do performance testing, including what metrics you should look at. Setup The setup we used for testing, ¬†was what Microsoft calls a Medium Farm¬†topology. It consists of 2 Web Frontends, 2 application servers for search and index and 1 database server. In front of the web… Read More

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