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September, 2008

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September 23, 2008  11:01 AM

SRM Request for Comments

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The product manager for Site Recovery Manager has a blog post – asking customers who have deployed or used SRM in the last 90-days since its release for comments and ideas. This is a great opportunity if you have used the product to have your say. The link to Jay’s post is here:

September 22, 2008  12:33 PM

VMworld 2008: SearchServerVirtualization Awards

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Despite the very helpful staff at VizionCore (see pictures below), it was Cisco’s Nexus who pipped them at the post for best “New Technology”


September 22, 2008  12:03 PM

VMworld Keynote: Automating DR with VMware SRM12

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I missed both keynotes from the previous days. The 1st because I was busy judging the ServerSearchVirtualization Awards, and the 2nd because it started at 8am and I was still asleep!  This was session delivered by SRM’s product manager. Nothing shocking to report here if you are already...


September 21, 2008  11:57 AM

VMworld 2008: Distributed vSwitches

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Struggling to find the real session name for this one, I left early because I spotted my pal, Charles Gautreaux leaving the hall (Charles invited me to North Carolina this year to open his VMware User Group Summit)… This session was all about the new network layer which we will see in Vi4. It...


September 17, 2008  10:18 AM

VMworld 2008: Book Signing

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Just come from our VMworld Book Signing at the book store. Whilst we were signing – we sold the last copy of the Vi3 book. :-) One of the guys who came up also had a copy of my “Limited Edition: Authors...


September 17, 2008  10:13 AM

VMworld 2008: VD2422: Offline VDI

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This was a VMware presented session with VMware’s Virtual Desktop Manager 3.0 new feature of offline VDI. Now, offline VDI sounds like a contradiction in terms, but what’s meant is synchronizing your remote virtual desktop so it runs locally. You checkin and checkout your virtual machine to...


September 17, 2008  10:08 AM

VMworld 2008: BC2783: Virtual Business Continuity Site

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’m mainly restricting myself to the BC Track this year – basically, because I am still fine-tuning my book on VMware’s Site Recovery Manager. So I’m always on the look out for tips, tricks, annecdotes about anything DR/BC related.  This session was helpful in providing a background,...


September 17, 2008  9:57 AM

David Davis on running ESX inside VMware Workstation

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

David Davis, my fellow blogger and judge at this years ServerSearchVirtualization.com Awards has some interesting videos about running ESX inside a VMware Workstation instance. Video link-


September 17, 2008  5:04 AM

VMworld 2008: ServerSearchVirtualization.com Awards

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Yesterday I missed the Paul Mautriz keynote. Instead I was down on the Solutions Exchange floor doing some judging. SearchSearchVirtualization.com have awards in different catagories, and mine was “New Technologies”. My fellow judge was David Davis of Happyrouter.com. Well, was I wowed? Er, not...


September 16, 2008  1:39 AM

VMworld 2008: Totally VMworld Exclusive to RTFM: VMware vRainbows

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In an off the record briefing from the new CEO of VMware, RTFM education is the first blog to annouce a new inovation called VMware vRainbows. vRainbows is VMware’s take on the cloud concept. You see clouds are easy to draw on whiteboards, but they have negative connotations such a storm clouds,...


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