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February 27, 2009  9:09 PM

The new HP Blade: HP ProLiant BL495c

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BL 495, BL495, flex-10, HP BL495c, HP ProLiant BL495c G5, Hyper-V, virtual connect, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, today I wanted to talk about the new BL495c blade from HP. This is a Blade server that was made just for virtualization. How you ask?

February 15, 2009  2:28 AM

VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA)

Posted by: Raj Perumal, lamw, remote cli, scripting, scripts, VI Perl Toolkit, VI Remote CLI, VIMA, virtual appliance, VMWare, VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant, VMware remote command line, William Lam

Hi folks, I wanted to bring your attention to a VMware virtual appliance. This appliance is called VIMA, VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant. It is a virtual appliance running Red Hat Enterprise Linux from which you can run...

January 29, 2009  3:23 PM

Replication of Virtual Machines to a Hot Site

Posted by: Raj Perumal
replication, virtual machine replication, Vizioncore, VMWare, vRanger, vRanger Pro, vReplicator

So you finally have your VMware environment all set up and everything is running great. Everyone is on board with virtualization and you were able to consolidate your data center down to one server room with one rack. Now all of a sudden you're tasked with the duties of replication to another...

November 25, 2008  7:43 PM

Converting a virtual machine to ESXi Server

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Convert virtual machine to ESXi, ESXi, P2V to ESXi, VM, VMWare, VMware converter

Now with ESXi being free, a lot of people find themselves using it. One of the things people want to be doing is converting their existing servers and importing them into their new ESXi server. Another thing you can do is take any existing virtual machines you might have setup under VMware...

November 21, 2008  2:42 AM

Traditional servers vs Virtualized ones…

Posted by: Raj Perumal
scared of virtualization, Traditional servers, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, this is going to be a bit of a rant..... You see lately I've been running into more and more people who refuse to embrace virtualization. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the people with real legitimate reasons not to virtualize. I'm talking about the people who have...

November 21, 2008  2:25 AM

VMware snapshots, live it, love it, learn it!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, Snapshot, snapshots, snapshotting, VMWare

Hi folks, here's a standard feature of VMware that a lot of people take for granted that I thought would bear mentioning. Snapshots! So you have an application or patch you want to install and you don't know what effect it will have on your server. What do you do? Take a snapshot! With VMware...

November 9, 2008  11:16 PM

Cisco Nexus 1000V switch announced for VMware!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cisco buys VMware stock, Cisco Nexus 1000V, virtual switch, VMWare, VMware stock

As you may have already heard, not to long ago Cisco announced the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch for use with VMware. This is a virtual switch that leverages VMware's technology but uses the power of Cisco networking. Why is this...

November 9, 2008  10:44 PM

VMware Update 3 is out! Vizioncore will be releasing VRanger support for ESXi 3.5 soon!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3.5, ESXi 3.5, hot VM backup, live virtual machine backup, Vizioncore, VMWare, VMware Update 3, vRanger

Hi folks, VMware Update 3 is now out and it addresses quite a few outstanding issues. You can read about the resolved issues in the release notes here. With VMware Update 3 out now once again you should...

October 11, 2008  8:49 PM

Hyper-V standalone version announced…Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3i, Hyper-V, standalone, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, as you may have heard by now, Microsoft has announced the standalone version of Hyper-V! They have decided to call it Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. It should be interesting to see what this announcement yields in the virtual world. Hyper-V Server 2008 does not have support for...

September 29, 2008  6:24 AM

The virtualization wars are slowly starting to yield some benefits!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, backup agents, Backup Exec, ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Symantec, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, virtual, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, windows agent

So this just in. Just in case if you were still wondering if there was anything to the virtualization mantra that is being constantly recited through the IT community, Symantec has announced that you no longer need to purchase individual Symantec Backup Exec agents for each guest OS that exists on...

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