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August 10, 2012  12:47 PM

A VMUG Game of Thrones



Posted by: Colin Steele
VMUG, VMware

For years, the independent New England VMware User Group has held large quarterly events for the VMware community in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire. Next month, the global VMware User Group will move in on its turf. The first

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June 21, 2012  5:56 PM

The rates are too damn high…for VMworld 2012 hotels



Posted by: KeithKessinger
hotels, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2012

If you haven't booked your hotel room for VMworld 2012, prepared to be gouged. I haven't seen prices this marked up since I tried buying milk and bread before Hurricane Irene. After seeing some Twitter users grumbling about hotel...


June 4, 2012  8:14 PM

Veeam releases free backup tool for VMware and Hyper-V



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
backup, Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam, VMware

VMware and Hyper-V admins can now get a free set of tools from Veeam for backing up, copying and transporting virtual machines. Veeam Backup Free Edition has no time...


April 12, 2012  7:21 PM

VMware SRM 5 encounters potential security conundrum–UPDATED



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security, VMware

Update: A draft of Version 5 of the VMware Security Hardening Guide has been posted, which no longer recommends turning off the VIX API. Conundrum resolved.


April 2, 2012  1:55 PM

Battle of the SolarWinds, VMware product marketing managers



Posted by: Kishan84
hypervisor, SolarWinds, VMware

SolarWinds and VMware are in a bit of a dustup, slinging words like arrows on company blogs. It started last week when Robbie Wright, director of product marketing, virtualization and storage at SolarWinds, wrote a post on the company's blog titled "Has VMware ceded the SMB...


March 15, 2012  2:39 PM

What’s slowing vSphere 5 upgrades?



Posted by: Nick Martin
Virtualization, VMware, vSphere 5

As is typical with many software updates that follow a stable product, there are still a lot of VMware customers delaying the upgrade to vSphere 5. In many cases, it’s just a matter of customers waiting to see how the new product shapes up. Better to let others run the gauntlet and then stroll in...


January 23, 2012  3:49 PM

VMware VSA capacity increases with new RAID requirements



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
VMware, vSphere 5

The vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) released with vSphere 5 now supports more usable capacity per host thanks to relaxed RAID requirements, according to a VMware blog...

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January 20, 2012  4:55 PM

VMware previews cloud-based customer lab at NEVMUG



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
VMUG, VMware

VMware officials unveiled a new offering designed to help IT pros run proof-of-concepts in the cloud at yesterday's well-attended New England VMware User Group Winter Warmer at Gillette Stadium. The new program, called Virtual Customer Labs, will use the same underlying technologies as the...


January 18, 2012  7:27 PM

Shoring up vCenter in Auto Deploy environments



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Auto Deploy, vCenter, VMware

One example of the growing criticality of vCenter comes with vSphere 5’s Auto Deploy feature. In certain disaster scenarios, its dependency on...


December 7, 2011  5:05 PM

VMware sneaks out vCenter Chargeback 2.0



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
chargeback, vCenter, VMware

With little fanfare, VMware introduced version 2.0 of its chargeback tool last week, and the release notes include more “known issues” than new features. vCenter Chargeback has been renamed Chargeback Manager and folded into the


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