Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 14 2009

Great white paper on vSphere enhancements

Just came across this great 21 page white paper on vSphere enhancements and the differences compared to VI3. It’s written by Steve Kaplan and Steve Jones from INX, if I had seen this last week it would definitely be on my vSphere Top 10 list.

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May 14 2009

Pardon Our Dust

I am still moving content over and formatting some things so you should see more and more content coming over in the next few days.

vSphere-land is under construction

vSphere-land is under construction

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May 14 2009

Welcome to the new VMware-land!

This website has recently undergone a major renovation! I’ve spent many, many hours transferring the data by hand to this new hosting platform. Here’s a summary of the changes:

  1. I’ve moved from a hard to maintain site written in Dreamweaver to a hosted WordPress site (still on godaddy).
  2. Links have been cleaned up and migrated and have been organized in 3 sections, vSphere, General/VI3 and VMworld 2008.
  3. Instead of displaying the link name & URL separately they have been combined into one.
  4. Instead of all links on a single page each link category has been put into a separate post, you can select vLinks from the top menu without selecting a sub-menu for a jump page to each category, also the top post of each link category is an Index.
  5. Link categories are displayed alphabetically instead of by post-date using a special plug-in for easier reference. Link posts are not included on the front page or in the RSS feed using another plug-in.
  6. Re-sizing Virtual Disks page has been moved under the Tips & Tricks menu.
  7. vLaunchpad has not been moved to WordPress and remains a page I maintain in Dreamweaver.
  8. vLaunchpad can still be accessed using either http://vlp.vsphere-land.com or http://vlp.vmware-land.com
  9. Added new sections for vGlossary and vHeroes, stay tuned for more on those.
  10. New Top 10 lists added.
  11. Created forwarding pages so some of the old links automatically forward to the new corresponding pages.
  12. New RSS feed through Feedburner.
  13. New URL, http://vsphere-land.com the old URL http://vmware-land.com will also point to this site.

Hope you like the new look, tell me what you think!

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May 13 2009

.Tip Index

Tip NameCategoryDate Published
How does network traffic route on vSwitches?Network2009-12-30
Should I install anti-virus software on the ESX Service Console?ESX2009-12-30
How large can virtual machine snapshots grow?Virtual Machine2009-12-30
How can I configure single sign-on to login to VirtualCenter with the VI Client?vCenter Server2009-12-30

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May 12 2009

vMotion & Storage vMotion Links

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vMotion – what’s going on under the covers? (VMware Uptime Blog)

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May 12 2009

Nested ESX/ESXi Links

vSphere RC RAM Under VMware Workstation: How Low Can You Go? (Vinf.net)
How to run vSphere in a 4 GB memory Laptop (ESX Virtualization)
Running vSphere within Workstation will take up a lot of memory (Yellow Bricks)
VMware ESX 4 can even virtualize itself (vCritical)
VMotion from physical ESX 4 to virtual ESX 4 (vCritical)
vSphere Lab on VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation (Punching Clouds)
How to Install ESX 4.0 on Workstation 6.5.2 as a VM (Xtravirt)
How to Install ESXi 4.0 on Workstation 6.5.2 as a VM (Xtravirt)
vSphere ESXi as a VM – VMKernel Traffic Not Working (Vinf.net)
Installing ESX 4.0 on VMware Fusion (Van-lieshout)
Running VMware ESXi 4/vSphere in VMware Workstation (video) (VMware Videos)

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May 11 2009

New V-words and Feature Links

Virtual Datacenter OS from VMware – http://www.vmware.com/technology/virtual-datacenter-os/
VMware’s Virtual Data Center OS – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2008/09/15/vmwares-virtual-datacenter-os/
VMware Announces the Next Generation of Virtualization – the Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) – http://vmblog.com/archive/2008/09/15/vmware-announces-the-next-generation-of-virtualization-the-virtual-datacenter-operating-system-vdc-os.aspx
Follow-up on the VDC-OS announcement – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2008/09/15/follow-up-on-the-vdc-os-announcement/
VMworld announcements: the Virtual Datacenter OS and the VMware Ready ecosystem – http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2008/09/vmworld-announc.html
Introducing Virtual Data Center OS (VDC-OS) – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/introducing-virtual-datacenter-os-vdc-os/
The Virtual Infrastructure Evolves Into The Virtual Datacenter OS – http://virtualization.com/guides/2008/09/16/the-virtual-infrastructure-evolves-into-the-virtual-datacenter-os/
VMware proposes a new kind of OS – http://weblog.infoworld.com/fatalexception/archives/2008/09/vmware_proposes.html
VMware’s vCloud Iniatives – The vision for the next 10 years – http://vmetc.com/2008/09/16/vmwares-vcloud-iniatives-the-vision-for-the-next-10-years/
New VMware CEO makes the desktop a core focus for the company, with SIX desktop announcements at VMworld – http://www.brianmadden.com/blog/BrianMadden/New-VMware-CEO-makes-the-desktop-a-core-focus-for-the-company-with-SIX-desktop-announcements-at-VMworld
vCenter – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/09/15/vcenter/
An early analysis of VMware vCloud and VDC-OS – http://fountnhead.blogspot.com/2008/09/early-biased-analysis-of-vmware-vcloud.html
Virtualization Is Dead, Long Live Cloud Computing – http://www.cio.com/article/449665/Virtualization_Is_Dead_Long_Live_Cloud_Computing
vClient Initiative – http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/virtualdesktop/2008/09/16/vclient-initiative
So What Does vStorage Really Mean? – http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/09/so-what-does-vs.html
VMware’s First Announcement – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/09/15/vmwares-first-announcements/
Expand Virtual Desktops with VMware View – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/09/16/expand-virtual-desktops-with-vmware-view/
New VMware VDI features enable VMware View – http://vmetc.com/2008/09/16/new-vmware-vdi-features-enable-vmware-view/
VMware View enables new vision of VDI with a Universal Client – http://vmetc.com/2008/09/16/vmware-view-enables-new-vision-of-vdi-with-a-universal-client/
VMworld 2008 – New Feature: Fault Tolerant – http://virtualfuture.info/2008/09/vmworld-2008-new-feature-fault-tolerant/
Marathon and VMware FT – http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/2008/09/marathon-and-vm.html
VMWorld 2008: “Introducing Cisco’s Virtual Switch for VMware ESX” – http://rationalsecurity.typepad.com/blog/2008/09/vmworld-2008-introducing-ciscos-virtual-switch-for-vmware-esx.html
VMWorld 2008: Forecast For VMware? Cloudy…Weep For Security? – http://rationalsecurity.typepad.com/blog/2008/09/vmworld-2008-forecast-for-vmware-cloudyvirtual-datacenter-os.html
Cisco releases Nexus 1000V virtual switch for VMware – http://www.colinmcnamara.com/2008/09/16/cisco-releases-nexus-1000v-virtual-switch-for-vmware
September 16: A big day for virtual networking – http://blogs.vmware.com/networking/2008/09/september-16-a.html
Prize of VMworld Announcements Isn’t a Virtual Data Center; It’s Better Plumbing – http://www.cio.com/article/450200/Prize_of_VMworld_Announcements_Isn_t_a_Virtual_Data_Center_It_s_Better_Plumbing
VMworld 2008 – VDM 3.0 to be released this year – http://virtualfuture.info/2008/09/vmworld-2008-vmd-30-to-be-released-this-year/
VMworld 2008 – Great news on ESX 4.0 – http://virtualfuture.info/2008/09/vmworld-2008-great-news-on-esx-40/

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May 11 2009

Day 4 (Thursday) Links

VMware Keynote – Automating DR with VMware SRM – http://blog.scottlowe.org/2008/09/18/vmware-keynote-automating-dr-with-vmware-srm/
As the VMworld Turns (D-Day + 2 and 3) – http://www.virtual-strategy.com/VMworld-Blogs/As-the-VMworld-Turns-D-Day-+-2-and-3.html
My VMworld Journal: Days 3-5 (Tuesday – Thursday) – So much to do, so little time – http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/my-vmworld-journal-days-3-5-tuesday-thursday-%E2%80%93-so-much-to-do-so-little-time/
VMworld 2008 bag of swag video – http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/video/0,297151,sid179_gci1331842,00.html
Eric Sloof is signing off – http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/664-Eric-Sloof-is-signing-off.html
VMworld Review – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXrIV6w62LM

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