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December 23, 2011  7:18 PM

HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Best Practices for vSphere 5

Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, Lefthand, P4000, vmware, vSphere 5, whitepaper

Do you have a HP P4000 SAN and would you like to configure it based on tried and true best practices? Well look no further as VMware and HP worked together to release a whitepaper that runs you through it all!

This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate VMware...

December 23, 2011  7:01 PM

VMware Storage and Network I/O Control for NFS

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, Network I/O Control, NFS, NIOC, performance, SAN, SIOC, Storage I/O Control, vmware, vSphere 5

Were you wondering if these two beautiful technologies when used with NFS would collide? Well look no further as this vSphere Blog explains that they in fact compliment eachother! The below insert was borrowed from

Intro to Storage I/O Control SIOC...

August 25, 2011  3:24 PM

VMware vSphere 5 Installable and Documentation

Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Hot off the Presses from yesterday! vSphere 5 Installable and all documentation has finally been released. All you guys and gals looking to study for VCP5 better get reading! Download the client

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August 25, 2011  12:37 AM

Mastering vSphere 5

Posted by: Nathan Simon
VCP 5, VCP 5 Certification, vmware,, vSphere 5

Are you ready to tackle the next Exam? I know I wouldn't be. but this book might help you get the edge you need to succeed. Mastering vSphere 5 is a book that recommends. If you do not know what vReference is, then you probably...

August 8, 2011  8:31 PM

VMware vSphere 5 Licensing and Pricing Update

Posted by: Nathan Simon
licensing, VMware VDI, vRAM, vSphere 5, vSphere Desktop Edition, vSphere Enterprise, vSphere Essentials, vSphere Standard

Oops... that is VMware kind of said after it released it's new licensing and pricing strategy. Instead of per socket, it is now per socket but also with a RAM entitlement. Oy...

These changes generated much debate in the blogosphere, in conversations with our partners and customers,...

July 25, 2011  1:01 AM

Free ESXi 5 e-Learning

Posted by: Nathan Simon
e-Learning, ESXi 4, ESXi 5, ESXi training, online labs, training, vmware, vSphere 4, vSphere 5

Hey all, VMware will be releasing ESXi 5 in the near future, what better way to be prepared then to take free e-Learning?

Take a free training course on ESXi Essentials.VMware Education Services team has just made available a new, FREE elearning course dedicated to...

July 18, 2011  6:28 PM

VMware vSphere 5 (Pre-Register)

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi 5, evaluation, server heartbeat, storage appliance, Virtualization, vmware, vSphere 5

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Pre-register to receive a 60-day evaluation of vSphere 5. You will be notified by email once vSphere 5 is available for download. Features &...

June 28, 2011  2:17 AM

VMware ESXi 5.0 Release Features

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Adobe Flex, ESXi 5, Feature List, hypervisor, iSCSI, SSD, Storage vMotion, VDI, virtual machine, VM, VMFS5, vmotion, vSphere 5

I have the latest ESXi 5 features, check them out! There might be some additions closer to the release date but as of right now, it looks like there is a good number of improvements.

• Build on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture • vSphere Auto Deploy combining host...


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