March 1, 2012  2:37 AM

VMware VS …

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, in the world of hypervisors, is there anyone that is really better (right now) than VMware? In a few years it seems like Microsoft might start to take over the market but VMware is king for the moment. While a lot of companies would take this an opportunity to coast on their past glory...

March 1, 2012  2:35 AM

VCP 5 Upgrade Course

Posted by: Joshua Wood
VCP, VMware

Hi all, if you were lucky enough to get your VCP 4 upgraded to the new VCP 5 exam then congratulations. If not then you are going to want to check out the "What's new" course below. It is now a requirement for people who didn't take the upgrade exam from VCP 4 to VCP 5 in their alloted (very short)...

October 29, 2011  4:42 PM

Cisco Should Make Products Not Hardware

Posted by: Joshua Wood
ASA, Cisco, hardware, ISE, ISR G2, prodcuts, VMware

Hi all, I like Cisco. Someone would say I love Cisco. They make great products. They fill the voids that are in the market with solid solutions but here is what I don't understand, perhaps you can enlighten me. Why isn't Cisco moving towards a services focus more than a hardware one. I have said...

August 26, 2011  11:26 PM

Coming soon … Cisco UCS Express

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Branch, Cisco, Express, UCS, VMware

Hi all, Cisco has a server line of products. That we already knew. Cisco has recently announced that they will start selling a version of the UCS that will fit into their routers. To that I say, “About freaking time!”. This is a great idea and one of the ways that I think that Cisco should have...

July 20, 2011  11:22 PM

VMWare VCP 5

Posted by: Joshua Wood
VCP, VCP 4, VCP 5, VMware, vSphere

Hi all, VMware has released the newest version of their virtualization product. There are some shiny new features in this release that I will be discussing in the future but for now let’s discuss their new certification track. Version 5 of the VCP certification experience with VMware is a bit...

May 29, 2011  11:59 PM

StarWind is VMware Certified

Posted by: Joshua Wood
iSCSI, starwind, VMware

Hi all, as you know from my last post I am big fan of the Windows based iSCSI server from StarWind. Recently they have upped their game and become a VMware certified partner. This is really nice since we should start seeing some additional features that integrate directly with the VMware feature...

May 4, 2011  11:00 PM

VMware Causes Their Own Outage

Posted by: Joshua Wood
cloud, VMware

Hi all, It seems that the cloud is dissipating in the heat of the small amount of usage that it is getting. Recently VMware was dealing with outage and while trying to fix that one caused anther one. I can give VMware a break on this front since their service is still in Beta unlike...

August 27, 2008  12:02 PM

VMWare Kernel Isn’t Linux … Mostly

Posted by: Joshua Wood

A pretty common misconception is that VMWare is based on Linux. That isn't "officially" true. While there have been some rumors otherwise the official word from VMWare is that ESX (their bare-metal product) boots the system on a small "micro-kernel" they call the VMKernel. According to everything...

August 26, 2008  12:00 PM

Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC) processor support

Posted by: Joshua Wood

EVC – The KB article on EVC (1003212) has been updated to be more comprehensive. The KB article on EVC processor support has been updated with more information on the specific models of processors that are supported. You can find the info here.

August 12, 2008  12:00 PM

Microsoft-HyperV versus VMWare Workstation

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Hyper-V, VMware

How does the performance of Microsoft's Hyper-V technology stand up against some of the more entrenched companies? Well, a not-so-scientific study was done recently to answer this very question. While I admit that this isn't a "study" the results are interesting.

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