Monthly Archive: June 2009

Jun 25 2009

What is your favorite vSphere new smaller feature?

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Jun 17 2009

Downloading the vMA and vSphere CLI

I wanted to download the new vSphere virtual Management Assistant (replaced VIMA) and the vSphere CLI (replaced RCLI) to play around with them today and I spent at least 5 minutes trying to find them on VMware’s download site. The previous VI3 versions were available under the VI3 Downloads page on the Drivers & Tools …

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Jun 17 2009

What is your favorite vSphere new major feature?

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Jun 15 2009

Here’s your chance to pick the top VMware blogs

I have a hard time picking the top blogs from the many great ones that are out there. I initially started with a top 10 and recently expanded it to the top 20 as more and more blogs have started. In this post I outline my blog selection criteria for the top 20 and it’s …

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Jun 09 2009

Is your server hardware capable of running vSphere?

With VI3 you could run on either 32-bit or 64-bit server hardware but vSphere requires 64-bit hardware because the VMkernel and Service Console are now 64-bit. I did a tip a while ago for searchvmware.com that talks about this in detail and shows how you can test your hardware to see if the CPU supports …

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Jun 04 2009

Select VMworld sessions released for general public

About 2 months ago, John Troyer asked me for recommendations for 10 or so of some of the VMworld 2008 & VMworld Europe 2009 sessions to be released for free to non-attendees. It was hard picking just 10 and I ended up with about 30 of the ones I thought people would enjoy the most. …

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Jun 04 2009

Scripting Links

New stuff in the VI Toolkit Extensions: Part 1, Routing vSphere Web Services SDK New Features June 2009 PowerCLI Webinar: The aftermath PowerCLI is official! What’s new? Introduction to the vSphere SDK (VI SDK) in Java and C#

Jun 04 2009

Poll – Will you be upgrading your existing vSphere Enterprise licenses to Enterprise Plus?

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Jun 01 2009

VMware Release/Build Info

I’ve just added a new section to this site under the vInfo tab called Release/Build Info which contains tables with the release dates/build numbers for each version of ESX, ESXi, Consolidated Backup, vCenter Server and Converter as well as links to download them and to the release notes. The tables cover ESX from 2.5 to …

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Jun 01 2009

Poll – What is the primary reason that you are waiting to upgrade to vSphere?

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