RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

September, 2007

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September 29, 2007  1:11 AM

VMware Unveils Storage Virtualization Certification Program

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

“The virtualization leader, today announced a new hardware certification program for storage virtualization devices.  Combined with the virtualization-enabling technologies in VMware ESX Server, this program is designed to enable customers to have more choice in deploying virtualized storage...

September 28, 2007  11:41 AM

Veeam Release Monitor for Vi3 *Beta

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

“Veeam Monitor provides an at-a-glance view of key performance metrics across your VI3 servers for monitoring, alerting and capacity planning. With Veeam Monitor, you can view multiple ESX hosts separately or grouped into clusters. Both real-time and historical trend reporting are available. ...


September 27, 2007  11:21 AM

VMware Acquires Dunes Technologies

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

A couple of days ago this announcement was made – which kinda slipped through my net Link: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/dunes.html?elq=C1837DA24F064F868DC639F6295D67E2


September 21, 2007  8:35 AM

More ESX3i Resources

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I had hoped this week to release on RTFM some video recordings of the ESX3i product which VMworld delegates were given a complimentary copy on a memory stick. However, after further research it became clear that if I did so I would be in breach of the EULA. Not to worry – VMware have come up...


September 20, 2007  10:44 AM

My First IPOD

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Whilst I was in San Francisco I popped into the Apple store at the top of 4th Street and parted with some hard-cash. I bought a 160GB IPOD Classic. So far I have been very impressed by the IPOD – but less impressed by iTunes. Sure iTunes confuses the hell out of me sometimes. But outside of...


September 20, 2007  3:19 AM

VMworld 2007: The Last Day

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, I know VMworld ended last Thursday – however, I never got time to blog about the last day. I met up a friend of mine after the conference and ended up getting very drunk with her up in Haight-Ashbury… I went up to see my friend who lives in Menlo. We went for a walk on the beach...


September 18, 2007  9:30 AM

VMworld 2007: Keynotes & Breakout Sessions online

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In case you didn’t make it to this years VMworld, you will be pleased to know that much of week has been available online. Now there’s a concept – a Virtual VMworld – what will they think of next ;-)


September 18, 2007  2:14 AM

ESX 3i Presentation

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Want to learn more about the new version of ESX 3, dubbed ESX 3i (Intergrated?). Then download this presentation (PDF format) it has all the information you need: Link:


September 14, 2007  12:39 PM

VMworld – Next Year, Dates for your diary…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Firstly, the old “TSX” label has been dropped. VMworld 2008 will take place in Las Vegas on Sept 16-18th. As for Europe. There will be VMEurope 2008 event in Cannes, France on 26th-28th Feb. See you there :-)


September 14, 2007  12:35 PM

VMworld 2007: General Session with Mendel Rosenblum

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This session was about the future. Mendel identified an number of issues, the first being VMotion incompatiablity issues. He pointed out that the CPU vendors have introduced “Extended Migration” (AMD) and “FlexMigration” (Intel) to try and generate compatability where none previous existed....


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