Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 29

How to speed up the vSphere Client on Windows 7

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Is your vSphere Client slow to update the screen when you run it on Windows 7? VMware just published a workaround for this in their knowledgebase which involves disabling Desktop Composition on the vSphere Client shortcut. One side effect of this though is Desktop Composition is also known as “Aero”  which gives you some of …

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Sep 27

Top VMware blogger results

So the top VMware blogger results are in, the last vote was in January 2010, we had a total of 66 blogs and about 700 votes cast. This time there was 115 blogs on the ballot and we had about 860 votes cast from all over the world. The jump of 50 new blogs shows …

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Sep 27

vChat Episode 8 – Top blogger awards show

vChat episode 8 was all about the top bloggers, we count up from number 25 to number 1 based on the voting results from my top VMware blogger survey and also say a few words about each blogger. Special guest John Troyer from VMware joins us along with a message from a surprise guest. The …

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Sep 27

Denver VMware Users group meeting tomorrow

If you haven’t registered yet be sure and do so if you plan on attending. We have a small change in the speaker line-up with Rob Randell from VMware and Scott Lowe from EMC swapping timeslots so the updated agenda is below. In addition we also confirmed that the VMware support guys will be down …

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Sep 27

Announcing a new planet aggregator for the top 25 blogs

I’ve built my own planet aggregator called Planet vSphere-land solely for the top 25 VMware blogs on my vLaunchpad similar to Planet V12n that VMware runs for all the virtualization blogs. Currently it has the old top 25 blogs and will be updated tomorrow with the new top 25 blogs. It only displays the first …

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Sep 22

Busting through vendor FUD for more informed IT decisions

In the highly competitive and cutthroat IT industry, every vendor fights for your business — sometimes using fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to downplay competitors and bolster their own products. The virtualization market is no different. Vendors may twist the facts or omit key details to look better than a competitor. In extreme cases, they …

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Sep 22

My new book project

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I was contacted by Veeam to do an eBook project for them entitled “The Expert Guide to VMware Data Protection” that would be about 5 chapters and at least 60 pages. This eBook  covers virtualization concepts, backup & recovery methodologies, choosing the right backup solution, disaster recovery methodologies and choosing the right disaster recovery solution. …

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Sep 22

All your ESX Service Consoles belong to us…

In case you needed more encouragement to move to ESXi here’s a good reason. The recent Linux vulnerability that was announced that can give attackers root access to a system effects the ESX 4.x Service Console as well as it is based off Red Hat Linux with the 2.6.28 kernel. The vulnerability affects nearly all …

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Sep 22

Last chance to vote in the top blog survey

I’ll be closing the survey tomorrow morning at 9:00am EST so I have time to tabulate the results for the vChat awards episode that we’ll be recording on Friday. We hope to publish the latest vChat and the results on Monday. So if you haven’t voted yet head on over and vote. Vote Now

Sep 16

Denver Super VMUG registration now open

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The Denver Super VMUG meeting on Tuesday 9/28 is now listed on VMware’s website and you can go register for this great event. Here’s the agenda: 10:00am General Session – What’s New at VMware (coffee/soft drinks will be available) 10:30am General Session – Security of ESX and Virtual Systems (VMware – Rob Randall) 11:15am Social …

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Sep 15

VMware’s big red truck coming to Denver next week

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The VMware Express is due to roll into Denver next week on Thursday, 9/23 at Dave & Busters from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. The event is sponsored by Zunesis, a local VMware partner. Lunch will be served and you can get a tour of the mobile data center as well as visit the briefing center were …

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Sep 14

The VMworld 2010 diaries

VMworld 2010 has come and gone. As usual, it was a whirlwind of nonstop action that ended way too quickly. This was my third VMworld, and I can honestly say that this conference was the best one by far. Last year’s VMworld attendance was approximately 12,500, a decline from 14,000 in 2008. This year, however, …

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Sep 13

Voting now open for the top 25 VMware virtualization blogs

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There are over 100 blogs dedicated to VMware virtualization, here’s your chance to pick your favorites and determine the top 25 blogs. The last voting was back in January and new bloggers are springing up every month. When casting your votes please keep the following in mind about the blogs. Longevity – Anyone can start …

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Sep 13

vChat – Episode 7 – Migrating from ESX to ESXi, HP’s new Microserver, iPad vApps

This week Simon, David & I talk about upgrading existing ESX hosts to ESXi hosts, HP’s new Microsoerver and the new applications for the iPad that we shown at VMworld. [vimeo 14903835]

Sep 10

Day 4 – Thursday

Video Guide: Taking VMware vCloud Director for a spin…and on the GO! (Hypervizor) VMworld: Security Buzz (Virtualization Practice) VMworld 2010 – Closing General Session – Live Blog (It’s Just Another Layer) VMworld 2010 General Session, Day 4 (Scott Lowe) Live from VMworld 2010: Day 4 (Virtualization.info) Microsoft takes its perennial shot at VMware (SearchServerVirtualization) After …

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