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July, 2009

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July 31, 2009  2:56 AM

Its Official: VMworld Europe moved to Oct, 2010



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vSphere

From an email promoting VMworld US 2009, its been made official that next years VMworld Europe will be in October, which is a move from its usual Spring slot, ever since the first TSX’s started….

July 24, 2009  12:49 PM

How heavy is your ESX load?



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

Maish Saidel-Keesing over at http://technodrone.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-heavy-is-your-esx-load.html has an interesting blogpost about troubleshooting a performance problem – which sounds like...


July 24, 2009  8:21 AM

United Breaks Guitars



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Mike's Music

If you follow my blog regularly you will know that – in May I was in North Carolina in the Old Smokey Mountains. I bought myself a resonator guitar there (the kind you would play slide blues on). Wonderful instrument, which US Airways prompted damaged whilst I was flying home to the UK. To...


July 23, 2009  6:45 AM

Slight Cock-Up on the ZIP file front…



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vCenter

As you might have seen I recently released the Vi3 Book on RTFM as one big fat ZIP file. Unfortunately, I forgot to add a chapter – anyway, I’ve add the chapter into the ZIP file – so all should be good now


July 21, 2009  3:52 AM

RTFM makes its first 1 Million…



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

Er, that’s in hits not in pounds or dollars! Almost (but not quite) without me noticing it RTFM crossed over into having more the 1M hits. http://www.sitemeter.com/?a=stats&s=sm3icm I first started using sitemeter.com back in...


July 17, 2009  7:26 AM

Free E-Book – Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vSphere

Over on VIOPS, Bob Stevens of VMware has put a best practises for performance together – four chapters covering:

  • Chapter 1, “Hardware for Use with VMware vSphere”
  • Chapter 2, “ESX and Virtual Machines”
  • Chapter 3, “Guest Operating...


July 17, 2009  6:28 AM

VMworld Underground Party



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VMworld

It looks like I will be going to VMworld this year in San Fran. So I will RSPV on this “underground” meeting that’s been cooked up over here:


July 17, 2009  5:20 AM

New Products from VMware



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

VMware updated a product this week, and released two new ones. The release Lab Manager 4.0 which is the first high-level management product to be compatiable with vSphere4. That’s a good sign as many people (wrongly in my opinon) were belly aching that no every single high-level management...


July 17, 2009  4:55 AM

Two Good Articles on HP Blade/VirtualConnect and vSphere4



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

My fellow blogger Scott Lowe has two rather interest blogs about his experience of configuring multiple VLANS with HP Virtual Connect Flex…


July 17, 2009  4:44 AM

SRM+EMC Celerra in a box



Posted by: MikeLaverick
SRM

Also on Chad’s site is how-to-setup the virtual Celerra appliance and make it work with SRM. It’s along the same lines of the kind of work I did in the SRM book with the Lefthand Networks VSA. Chad says the guide is “very explicit, and very comprehensive”.


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