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September 8, 2011  3:35 AM

The FREE Quest vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

This dropped in through my inbox about 10 minutes ago. And I think I’m already liking it (although I can’t vouch for it personally – as I’ve yet to fiddle with it). I’ve been saying for a while someone nice should produce a utility that turns of all crude you don’t need in Windows...

May 15, 2011  1:41 AM

Charlotte, North Carolina Regional Summit Photos



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

Last week I was in Charlotte, North Carolina – I took part in two ways – first speaking about the Future of VMware Site Recovery Manager, and second as the 4th person in a panel about the Cloud – along side fellow panelist – Mike De Prelllo, Scott Lowe and Jason Nash. Scott Lowe gave a...


October 10, 2010  3:59 AM

Mike’s Music – BB Mike – (Blues Bowl) Mike…



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

On Friday it was very good fortune to meet up with one of my buddies from the North Carolina User Summit – Mr Raymond Overman. We had a good old chinwag – setting the worlds to rights on all manner of things including IT, VMware and Virtualization. It wasn’t all shop-talk. The other good...


September 22, 2010  4:23 AM

And the winner is…



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI


July 28, 2010  5:54 AM

What’s New in vSphere4: Clustering with HA/DRS/DPM



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

This is the final article in a series about the new vSphere4.1 release. To be honest as I begin to the use the software on a daily basis I’m beginning to count a significant number of tiny enhancements here and there, that went totted up together really make difference. So I’m thinking at some...


June 15, 2010  9:05 AM

Opps! Upgrading VMware Tools in a virtual desktop causes PCoIP connections to fail



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

Or put a little more accurately. Updating vSphere4 to vSphere 4 Update 2… which also updates VMware Tools… can stop PCoIP connections to fail… Of course, you not silly and upgrade to a latest version of vSphere4 without waiting for things to shake out – like me for example… Looking...


June 8, 2010  3:11 AM

VMware View 4.5 speculation put to bed



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

It’s come to my attention that some venerable commentors believe the good ship VMware View 4.5 is trouble, and taking in water. It’s my firm belief that the ship is steady as she goes… Don’t believe me?  Look I know when the GA is but I can’t say because I’m gagged (AKA NDA’d) by...


June 8, 2010  1:06 AM

Mike on MS Virtualization



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

Well, I have been a busy bee. Writing lots of content for RTFM big parent website – TechTarget. A couple of months back I was very fortunate to get some free training on Microsoft Hyper-V/SCVMM courtesy of Microsoft. Oh, if only Citrix could be so welcoming and helpful. Never mind. Anyway, I...


April 26, 2010  6:01 AM

Stupid IT…



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

Inspired by an exchange between two bloggers – Scott Lowe (EMC) & Steve Chambers (Cisco) – I’ve stepped in to weigh in the balance – the desire for greater consolidation ratios against the dangers of putting too many eggs in one basket. Every generation seems to demand a new panacea –...


April 1, 2010  8:11 AM

How to undertake capacity planning for VMware vSphere



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

In this article, I want to discuss the tools that are available for undertaking capacity planning exercises prior to virtualising your estate. I want to outline some of the key performance indicators you should be looking at in the physical world if you don’t have access to commercial tools....


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