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March, 2008


March 31, 2008  3:54 AM

Confirmed: Lifecycle Manager Reaches GA

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Reading David Marshall’s vmblog I see that LCM has reached its GA. David’s blog reads like the kind of blurb that the news section of VMware’s website usually contains. So it sounds like an offical announcement has been made… Recently, my friend John Troyer at VMTN has pointed me in the...

March 27, 2008  7:24 AM

Escaping the Water Wolf

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

For once a blog post that as nothing to do with Virtualization or VMware! This one will be of interest to my former Dutch students and anyone interested in climate change. I’ve been spending an increasing amount of time in the Netherlands/Holland in recent years – and my iTunes downloaded this...


March 21, 2008  10:22 AM

Hyper-V Quick Migrate Errors

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

My fellow blogger, David Marshall – has an interesting video on his VMblog.com website of how there are still problems with Microsoft Hyper-V “Quick Migrate” feature. Quick Migrate is supposed to rival VMware’s VMotion. The video highlights lost ping packets, network copy failures and...


March 18, 2008  11:49 AM

Powershell for VMware Beta

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Those of use who attended the VMworld Europe event in Canne, will tell you that one of the labs sessions was about using PowerShell (from Microsoft) to control VMs. This powershell has now been released as beta which is free to download:


March 17, 2008  8:30 AM

New VI Client Plugin Website Launched

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

By now you have probably heard of Vi Client plug-in that puts a GUI front-end to the SVMotion command. The site has a number of Vi Plugins and programming guide for those who wish to write their own plug-ins


March 9, 2008  11:26 AM

Brian Madden is as confused as I am…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, not so much confused as middle irritated by the recent spate of product renaming by Citrix. I’ve been around in Citrix for sometime – and have seen this happen from WinFrame=MetaFrame=Presentation Server=XenApp process. OK, well, marketing knobs like product rebranding it gives them a new...


March 7, 2008  4:25 AM

VMworld Pictures – The Veeam Teeam

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I recently did a webcast on the subject of storage sponsored by Veeam (creators of the popular Veeam Reporter, Backup, Monitor, FastSCP products). I’m working on a...


March 6, 2008  11:54 AM

Windows Uptime Stats decline…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I still subscribe to windowsitpro email newsletter going back to when I was Microsoft Certified Trainer, many moons ago. Security Update have an interesting article about the poor server uptimes of Windows Servers – caused mainly by security patches… Why does this interest me. Well, two things...


March 2, 2008  8:25 AM

SVMotion plug-in to the Vi Client

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

“SVMotion is a VI 2.5 client plugin (the FIRST released, third-party plugin in fact) that extends the client’s functionality by providing an integrated, graphical tool that can be used to invoke storage VMotion (SVMotion) operations. This plugin is not supported by VMware. In fact, the...


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