RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

February, 2010

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February 23, 2010  5:04 AM

The Virtual Desktop Mole

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Following on from my recent “Chinwag” with Gabrie Van Zanten, this blogpost compares the relative merits of VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop. It raises the issue that a VDI...

February 19, 2010  5:53 AM

Microsoft Virtualization Q&A – Tues 23rd Feb 2010

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

There’s a live Q&A with the Microsoft virtualization team next Tuesday (23rd February) from 4pm to 7pm on Vistaheads. Representatives from Microsoft, including Senior Product Manager for System Center Virtual Machine Manager Edwin Yuen, will be fielding questions and contributing to...


February 17, 2010  6:52 AM

Introducing NetApp Rapid Clone Utility 3.0 (Part 1 & 2)

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In this series of articles, we will be looking at the new generation of VMware vSphere 4 plug-ins that make it increasingly easier to see your storage from the vCenter/vSphere client. In addition, you will learn how the NetApp Rapid Cloning Utility is not just a virtual machine (VM) copying tool,...


February 15, 2010  7:40 AM

Virtual DR and VMware Site Recovery Manager (Part 2)

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In this second part on my series on SRM, I discuss where SRM might be going in future. Part one is here if you missed it Command steps/PowerCLI...


February 10, 2010  7:12 AM

VMware Communities Podcast: Mike Laverick and Steve Chambers

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This evening I will be on the VMware Podcast with Steve Chambers (Cisco). You can listen to us live or subscribe to the podcast series by dropping along to this link. We kick of at 8pm (GMT). That’s about 45mins from now. Sorry about the late notification but I was away from my blog and...


February 9, 2010  5:36 AM

VMware in 2010: VMware to beef up HA/FT/DR Offerings (Part Two)

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Crisis? What crisis? I hope VMware will widen the scope of its storage options for its disaster recovery automation product, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), this year. At the moment SRM only works with storage array-based replication from the big storage vendors. So far, purely...


February 6, 2010  7:27 AM

Virtual DR and VMware Site Recovery Manager (Part 1)

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

When I first became involved in virtualisation back in 2003 and 2004, people used to ask me if anyone actually used virtualisation in a product. Most of the time, their plans were to initially restrict its usage to test and development environments and disaster recovery (DR). Quite rightly, I...


February 5, 2010  7:55 AM

Customizing VMware Site Recovery Manager recovery plans with VMware PowerCLI scripts

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In this quick tip, I’m going to show how you can use VMware PowerCLI scripts as part of your VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) recovery plan. This quick tip is taken from my soon-to-be-released book on VMware SRM 4.0.


February 3, 2010  1:46 AM

The date is set for the next Northern VMUG…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Right you north of England based Virtualisation fanciers listen up, the date of the next Northern VMUG has been set for Tuesday the 13th April  at the Round Foundry in Leeds. Now this is a short walk from the Leeds train station,and also has good local parking. further to this there are a...


February 1, 2010  8:00 AM

Press Release: TechTarget acquires RTFM-ed.co.uk, a Leading UK Based Website in the Server Virtualization Market

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, it’s properly official now :-) http://www.techtarget.com/html/pr/pr-02012010.htm I’ve been negotiating since late...


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