RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

November, 2006

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November 30, 2006  2:47 AM

vSwitch and vLAN Tools

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

My friend Richard Garsthagen (Technical Marketing Manager EMEA) is hosting another cool utility designed to make all our admin lives easier. The tools is actually written by Flores Eken from ITQ Consultancy in the Netherlands. From what I can see it allows a...

November 22, 2006  7:42 AM

VMotion CPU Tool

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Richard Garsthagen (Technical Marketing Manager EMEA for VMware) has written a cool VMotion CPU Compatiability Tool for ESX 3.x using the SDK for VirtualCenter. As Richard puts it: “This application gathers information from all physical hosts about the CPUs installed and what features they...


November 15, 2006  11:17 AM

VMworld: A Personal Perspective

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Early last week I blogged about the sessions I attended at VMworld. I would just like to make a few brief comments about the stuff that goes unnoticed at VMworld. For me the sessions this year were a small part of the deal – although they took up most of my time – for me the big benefits...


November 11, 2006  10:12 AM

Email Woes

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Sorry, if you have been trying to email at this domain name recently. If you have you will have recieved postmaster replies. The email address is correct. My ISP (at my request) has implemented a new anti-spam policy. Unfortunately, its a little bit too aggressive – erm, like I am not recieving...


November 10, 2006  9:03 AM

VMworld Session Review: Performance on Citrix

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This was a very fun session. It was the last of the day. I mean the VERY last. So the atmosphere was very laid back and chaty amongst both the attendees and the presenters. I got some time to chat informally to Paul G. Hann who is Director of Corporate Development at Citrix. I hope to arrange an...


November 10, 2006  8:52 AM

VMware Session Review: Networking Scenarios & Troubleshooting

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of the most outstanding sessions of my time here at VMworld. I really couldn’t fault either content or the guy who delivered the stuff. He really knew his stuff – and some more. I will be definitely taking some of this stuff and re-working it into the classes I teach (time...


November 10, 2006  8:47 AM

VMware Session Review: Troubleshooting Unleashed

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, this is my 2nd or 3rd “troubleshooting” style sessions, and unfortunately they are beginning to form a pattern. With very obvious recommendations (such as document, be logical, read log files). This one was a cut above the average session of this type. With a REAL engineer talking about...


November 10, 2006  8:41 AM

VMworld Session Review: VMotion between Apples & Oranges

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This was a very interesting session. It took my already good knowledge about some of the processor compatiablities to a new level. I would strongly urge those who were unable to attend this years VMworld to review the PDF of PPT when you have time (I’ll make an announcement when that happens so...


November 9, 2006  10:50 AM

VMworld Session Review: VCP Certification

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This session was all about the future of, and value of the VCP certification. Biggest problem? Every member of the panel were pro-VCP and pro-certification. So this lead to very poor intra-panel discussions – when everyone agrees with each other! Fortunately, there were plenty of very skeptical...


November 9, 2006  10:25 AM

VMworld Hands-on Lab Review: Scripting VI-3

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’m a scripting novice. That’s why I steered clear of contributing to the new Syngress book on Scripting (released just in time for the VMworld). So I thought I would give one of these labs ago. As instructor I thought I might well do one I know zilch about. So a couple of things – the...


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