Category Archives: VMware

2013 VMware vExperts Announced

Yesterday, VMware announced the vExpert 2013 awardees.  The vExpert program is one that recognizes those members of the VMware community who “have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others.”  One of the … Continue reading

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Off to VMware Partner Exchange…

Next week, I’ll be in Las Vegas for VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2013.  This is a conference where VMware focuses on their partners.  It’ll be a great chance for me to hear VMware’s plans for the next year first-hand, and … Continue reading

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Use Your Windows Laptop to Make a Bootable USB Key for vSphere Installations

Have you ever wanted to install ESXi on a host that doesn’t have a CD-ROM drive?  Maybe you also don’t have a TFTP server, so installing over the network isn’t an option either.  I came across this situation at a … Continue reading

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January EMC Solutions for VMware Webcasts

The New Year is here, and that means it’s time for another year’s worth of weekly webcasts from EMC. I’m curious to see how it goes. For the third year in a row, the same topic, “The Value of VMware … Continue reading

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December EMC Solutions for VMware Webcasts

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. With it past, we head into the home stretch of 2012, and with that we have the last webcasts of the year. One of the great things about this series is that every … Continue reading

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VMware Releases vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager

VMware has added the ability to manage non-vSphere hypervisors to vCenter with the release of vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0. At the moment, the only non-VMware hypervisor it supports is Microsoft’s Hyper-V (although in both the 2008 and 2008 R2 flavors), … Continue reading

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November EMC Solutions for VMware Webcasts

While I’ve been occupied with Certification Quest (blog post coming on that), October has come to an end and November is just about to start, bringing with it a new set of webcasts. The webcasts we have coming up for … Continue reading

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October EMC Solutions for VMware Webcasts

Somehow, it became October without my noticing it. With a new month comes a new set of webcasts. The webcasts we have coming up for October cover some great topics. One of the great things about this series is that … Continue reading

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Running VMware View? Hold Off on Upgrading to vSphere 5.1

I know we’re all excited to get at all the new features of vSphere 5.1 now that it’s available for download, but if you’re currently running VMware View, you should hold off for now. At the moment, vSphere 5.1 is … Continue reading

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Enhancement to VAAI-NAS in vSphere 5.1

I’ve already done a write-up of the VAAI-NAS features in vSphere 5.0, but one of the three VAAI NAS primitives has expanded functionality in vSphere 5.1. In vSphere 5.1, the NFS File Cloning primitive is expanded to allow array-based snapshots … Continue reading

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