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How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about

Not a technical question, but a valid one nonetheless. Scenario: HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 8 with 2 x 8-core Xeon E5-2667 CPUs and 256GB RAM running ESXi 5.5. Eight VMs for a given vendor's system. ...
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Changing time intervals for vSphere performance monitoring, and is there a better way?

I have a set of experiments running on a cluster node which is running ESXi 5.1, and I want to monitor the resource consumption on the node itself. Specifically, I am currently running experiments on ...
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How does CPU consumption look like from a VM on a heavily use VM Host?

I know I could test this, but I don't have the time right now to setup pristine test conditions to learn something that should be in documented form - and that I cannot find in an authoritative form. ...
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Increasing collection level for performance counters in vCenter 5

I want to simply increase the collection level of some of the Network performance counters to 4, when I look in performance for the host, and click 'Advanced', switch to look at the Network ...
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Graph VMware ESXi through Cacti

I have a server running VMware ESXi 4.1.0 and while I love the graphs within the vSphere Client, they provide no historical data with the license I have. Also, all my other servers are monitored via a ...
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VMWare Esxi Looking for Bottlenecks

I have a VMWare ESxi box, 22GB ram, Dual Quad Core Xeon, 2 Sas drives + Write caching raid controller etc. Anyways, have about 30 small XP VM's running on it and starting to get some very slow boot ...
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How do we quantify the impact of a lower memory speed on a VMware ESXi host?

We have an IBM x3650 M2 server. It has 2 Intel X5570 CPUs (quad-core Nehalem). The current memory configuration is 12x 4GB DIMMs for a total of 48GB, running at 1066MHz. To increase the amount of ...
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Guest ESXi 4 Memory Usage in vSphere Client

one of our VM's is running relatively slowly. it is the only VM running on the ESXi server. In the performance tab the active memory is very low (<1gb), however what is strange is the 'consumed' ...