Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 27 2009

Visual proof of the benefits of virtualization

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I was going through some old photos and came across these before and after photos of our virtualization project: These 3 HP DL385′s And this DL585 Replaced this assorted collection of DL360′s, DL585′s, ML530′s, BL10e’s, BL20p’s and more Visual proof of the benefits of virtualization

May 27 2009

Thin Provisioning Links

vStorage Thin Provisioning Datasheet (VMware) Performance Study of VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning (VMware) vSphere 4 0 Thin Provisioning on EMC Storage (video) (EMC) Thin on Thin? Where should you do Thin Provisioning – vSphere 4.0 or Array-Level? (Virtual Geek) Pointers for using thin-provisioned disks (Virtualization Pro) VMware Thin Provisioning within ESX 4.0 (Xtravirt) Why Thin …

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May 27 2009

Check out the new vSphere Evaluators Guide

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This 120 page guide was just published by VMware last week and is full of great information related to vSphere. It covers all the major features in vSphere including what they are, use cases for them and how to setup and use them. Don’t let the title of the guide fool you, this guide is …

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May 26 2009

Poll – When will you upgrade your production environment to vSphere?

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May 25 2009

My book dedication

I thought I would share the dedication page that I wrote for my book as there are many people that inspired me and helped made this book possible, here it is: Dedication First and foremost, I want to acknowledge some of the members of the VMTN community who are my peers and, more important, my …

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May 25 2009

My book is finally available!

As of 5/21/2009 my book, VMware VI3 Implementation & Administration is available in both Kindle format and Paperback format. You might be wondering why you should buy it now that vSphere  is out, here’s some reasons why: My book is a complete step by step walkthrough of virtualizing your environment, beginning with the assessment and …

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May 20 2009

Unleash the hounds! vSphere is now available!

vSphere is now available! Get it while’s it hot (or until their ftp servers collapse from the overload). Be sure and check out my huge collection of vSphere links so you can get the information you need to implement it. Get licenses here Download it here Read documentation here Or get it all here

May 20 2009

vSphere: The Missing Links – Every vSphere Link You Need to Get Started

I have posted hundreds of vSphere links on this website but some of my categories have been empty because the official documentation, licensing and download links have not yet been published. Now that vSphere is officially released I can finally include those links on my link pages along with every vSphere link that you will …

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May 20 2009

Virtual Machine Links

vSphere Virtual Machine Upgrade Process How to migrate an ESX 3.5 v4 VM to vSphere v7 VM Three ways to kill a frozen vSphere ESXi host virtual machine Three ways to kill a frozen vSphere ESX host virtual machine Configuring a Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) on a vSphere ESX host (KB Article)

May 20 2009

vSphere Client Links

Running VMware vSphere Client on Windows 7 (TechHead) vSphere Client installation might fail with Error 1603 if you do not have an active internet connection (KB Article) vSphere Client Help is not accessible on systems using Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (KB Article) vSphere Client might fail to connect to the vCenter Server (KB Article)

May 20 2009

Some must read vSphere KB Articles

As Duncan just reported the vSphere KB Articles have all gone public in preparation for vSphere going GA tonight. The VMware knowledgebase is always a source of great information and not just for solving problems and issues and there are a number of articles that you should check out before upgrading to vSphere. Here’s a …

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May 19 2009

How I choose my VMware top blog list

I while back I started a top 10 list for VMware blogs that you must read. I updated the first list about 6 months after it was originally published as new blogs appear all the time and old blogs sometimes fall to the wayside. I utilize a combination of criteria when picking blogs for my …

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May 17 2009

vSphere Release Date

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vSphere officially goes on sale on Thursday May 21st according to the information that VMware has published, but will it actually be available on that date for customers to download? Nobody knows for sure (except VMware and they’re not saying) but if I had to bet I would say that it will also be available …

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May 14 2009

Upcoming webinar on Virtualization Security and Compliance

I received an invite today to an upcoming webinar on Virtualization Security and Compliance that is being given by Reflex Systems. What peaked my interest in it was the speakers and topics, one of the speakers is Rob Randall from VMware who is their security guru and also happens to reside in my hometown of …

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May 14 2009

Happy Birthday VMTN Community Roundtable Podcast!

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Next week will be the one year birthday of the weekly VMTN community roundtable podcast. The brain child of John Troyer from VMware, the podcast was originally slated as a forum for some of the VMTN moderators to talk about some of the current hot topics in the VMTN forums and whatever other popular subjects …

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