RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

March, 2009

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March 24, 2009  9:39 AM

To better understand SRM

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of my favourite people to watch on the forums is Smoggy. Smoggy is actually Lee Dilworth who is a VMware employee who works out of Frimley, UK. More specifically, Lee works within the SRM Team in EMEA – and managed to snatch sometime with him at Canne as took me through the NDA/RoadMap for...

March 24, 2009  9:23 AM

VMware Cost Per Application Calculator…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This is one I missed out on based on time differences and crossed email. But VMware this week released a cost-per-application calucator. It basically works out something we should have really had a while ago – a way of pricing the cost of each VM based on consolidation ratios. Of course, the...


March 24, 2009  9:02 AM

VMware vCenter Mobile Access Technology Preview

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware quitely released a beta tech preview – VMware vCenter Mobile Access – the topic being manage stuff from your Blackberry, Iphone and Windows Mobile phone/PDA seems to be a hot topic at the moment. Of course there are vendors who specialize in this and interface with not just VMware but...


March 24, 2009  8:57 AM

My CPU is bigger than your CPU… Istanbul, not Constampanople

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

From David Marshall’s blog – AMD announce they can VMotion stuff around different generations of AMD proc – meanwhile SUN smash the record for VMMark. Anyway, the new six-core AMD processor is called Istanbul. That made me think of the song “Istanbul, not Constampanople” which I first...


March 24, 2009  8:53 AM

Mike DiPetrillo demo of the Mobile Virtualization Platform

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Mike DePetrillo has a close up on his blog the new VMware Mobole Virtualization Platform. The whole thing runs on a Nokia – which apparently is PDA not a phone… :-)


March 24, 2009  8:26 AM

New VMware Course: View3 Install, Configure and Manage

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware has updated the old VDM 2.0 course to be up-to-date with with the new VMware View3 course. http://mylearn.vmware.com/descriptions/EDU_DATASHEET_VMwareViewICM3.pdf The new course has had the Microsoft...


March 24, 2009  8:19 AM

Cloud Computing will make us all redundent…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, not if you're already redudent. This blog post from David Marshall – lifts the lid on that endless obsession – will new technology mean my company wouldn’t need me anymore. Well, relax – deep breaths – even if we do get this cloud – they will still need you to reboot it when goes...


March 24, 2009  8:10 AM

Terradactyl Development…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, that got your attention – that was a typo by me – not terradactyl but Teradici which technology partner ship between VMware & Teradici to develop a PCoIP protcol. That’s PC over IP. In other words a real solution to the problem of rich graphics, flash, youtube.com with virtual...


March 24, 2009  7:48 AM

It depends…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I had to smile at Chris Wolf blog post about performance – it pokes a little fun at us instructors – who when asked a question – respond “It depends…” http://www.chriswolf.com/?p=303 In fairness. It quite often does “depend” – on...


March 24, 2009  7:34 AM

Chad from EMC on Solid State Storage…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’m catching up on some overdue blogging. The truth is I’ve been so wrapped up in my vSphere4 book, to blog about day-to-day events. Anyway, I’m sat on the sofa with last nights “Heroes” in the background – and thought I would do some blogging whilst my step-daughter watches the repeat...


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