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May, 2009

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May 30, 2009  12:16 PM

HP Insight Management Agents for ESX4 (V.825)

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’ve been waiting for the GA of ESX4 so I could finally download and install the HP Insight Management Agents for the new version of ESX. Unfortunately, they don’t appear to have been made available on the main http hp.com website. So anyway, I ask some folks on the VMware Forum – and Troy...

May 30, 2009  2:30 AM

VMworld Exhibitor T&C – Storm in a proverbial teacup?

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In recent days there’s been a number of blog posts about a change in VMware’s VMworld 2009 T&C for exhibitors. Ranging from the relatively measured


May 29, 2009  3:19 AM

Mike’s in the mountains…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, this week I’m North Carolina. I arrived on Monday, and picked up Hertz rental and drove from Charlotte to Bryson City, and from there checked into my cabin in the mountains. On Tuesday I did some work on my book, and took the car back into Bryson City – where I checked my email at local...


May 21, 2009  8:11 AM

DOWNLOAD NOW! vSphere4 is here!

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, I woke up this morning… Yeah, know it sounds like the beginning of a blues song… but actually the next line is… to check if vSphere4 is ready to download. And it is! Whooooohoooo! I’ve waited since Oct, 2008 for this day!


May 20, 2009  9:35 AM

VMware KB – Fault Tolerance Requirements

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, we are just hours away from 21st May, and being able to order vSphere4. The wait is almost over! Anyway, in preparation the KB system has started to pump out and release really important KB articles. One close to my heart is a KB outlining on what physical CPUs VMware FT is supported, and...


May 14, 2009  11:04 AM

Unofficial Online VMware User Group

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Virtu-al has put together an agenda for an unoffical online VMware User Group. Come and join us. I’ve signed up to attend – although it might be tricky in reality as I will be in cabin in the mountains of North Carolina at the time!


May 12, 2009  3:56 AM

A now a word from my sponsor – RoveIT.com

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of my sponsors, Rove is hosting a webinar  to demo our VMware plug-in with support for the Virtual Infrastructure. As you know, Mobile Admin allows IT administrators to manage their IT infrastructures, including the VM Center from a smartphone. Judging by the reviews of many of there...


May 11, 2009  8:00 AM

A strange and terrible saga: Travelling to Oslo

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, I’m in Oslo this week in Norway. My first time here – but I have been to Scandanavian countries before. The journey was utter nightmare. So I thought I would use my blog to blow off some steam. It all went Pete Tong (slang for wrong…) when my flight was delayed leaving Birmingham to...


May 9, 2009  5:47 AM

Mike’s Music: Imelda May “Johnny goes boom, boom!”

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, its been a while since I gave you juicy bit of music to tune into. I first came across Imelda May and her band on Jools Holland’s “Later”. I was so impressed that the next day I bought the album on iToons. Yes, I mean I bought a legit piece of music, how crazy is that? [Please don't...


May 9, 2009  5:37 AM

Microsft Pot calls VMware Kettle black…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, I’m having a quick look thru my RSS feeds whilst my partner gets ready to go out and sync up my iPOD to test a new video. I notice the Microsoft blog had new post here:


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