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January 21, 2010  3:06 AM

VIDEO: My home VMware vSphere Lab

Posted by: David Davis
lab, vcp, VMware, vsphere

I created  new video that details my home VMware vSphere lab including servers and storage. Watch the video here (click the video graphic to launch):

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December 3, 2009  6:46 PM

VIDEO: Using VMware GO by David Davis

Posted by: David Davis
esxi, go, p2v, Virtualization, VMware

Checkout my new video from Train Signal where I cover how to use VMware GO to install VMware ESXi, perform P2V conversions, and manage your ESXi virtual infrastructure.

November 19, 2009  6:52 PM

VIDEO: Installing the vSphere Client in Windows 7

Posted by: David Davis
client, error, video, VMware, vsphere, windows 7

While the vSphere Client does install fine in Windows 7, it is when you attempt to connect to your vCenter Server that you discover there is a problem. VMware doesn't officially support the vSphere Client under Windows 7 but there is a workaround to make it work. In this video, I cover how to...

October 31, 2009  3:21 PM

5Nine P2V Planner, Migrator, and Optimizer

Posted by: David Davis
5nine, consolidation, hyper-v, p2v, planner, Virtualization, VMware

The P2V Planner automatically collects all your hardware information and its utilization so you can make more sysync decisions regarding your business.

October 30, 2009  6:49 AM

How to verify if your processor is virtualization compatible

Posted by: David Davis
compatibility, cpu, hyperv, Virtualization, VMware, vt

Before you install VMware Workstation, vSphere, or even Microsoft Hyper-V, you first need to verify if your processor can utilize virtualization. Over at Train Signal's Windows Server Blog, they...

October 29, 2009  12:31 PM

Installing ESXi / vSphere version 4 and more

Posted by: David Davis
esxi, free, training, Virtualization, VMware

Tom Finnis, Technical Operations Manager for Help4IT, has recently written some excellent articles on VMware vSphere and ESX over at the Petri IT Knowledgebase. 

September 9, 2009  3:42 PM

Interviewed by J. Peter Bruzzese about vSphere

Posted by: David Davis
hyper-v, Virtualization, VMware, vsphere

I was recently interviewed by InfoWorld author and Microsoft guru J. Peter Bruzzese (aka @JPBruzzese...

July 29, 2009  7:31 PM

Cisco Nexus 1000V – 3 free videos

Posted by: David Davis
1000v, Cisco, nexus, VMware, vsphere

Have you seen my 3 free videos on how to download, install, and use the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual switch? I was one of the judges that selected this as the the best new technology of VMworld in 2008. If you aren't familiar with the Nexus 1000V (or N1KV), it is a software switch that...

July 29, 2009  4:22 AM

Meet me at the VMworld 2009 Sundy Night Extravaganza!

Posted by: David Davis
extravaganze, VMware, vmworld

This year I will be attending the VMworld 2009 Sundy Night Extravaganza. What is it? Well if you are at VMworld 2009, you need to come and find out for yourself. I will be there and so will my company, Train Signal, who is ponsoring the event as we are promoting our new vSpere vi All different...

July 22, 2009  10:23 PM

What is VMware vCenter Heartbeat and How will it help you?

Posted by: David Davis
heartbeat, vcenter, VMware

VMware has licensed NererFail's vCenter High Availability product and they now call it VMware vCenter Heartbeat. This month, I have created a new article that covers what this product offers, how it can help you, and how much it costs. Read the full article at:

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