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February, 2009


February 27, 2009  8:25 PM

Virtualizing Lotus Domino servers



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Domino, Eric Siebert, ESX, Lotus, Virtualization, VMware

A lot has been written about virtualizing Microsoft Exchange, but comparatively little on virtualizing Lotus Domino which is also a very popular email platform used by thousands of companies. I was a Domino administrator for more than 10 years, so I thought I would share some tips for running...

February 27, 2009  8:09 PM

Will the VMware vExpert Award grow to rival the Microsoft MVP?



Posted by: HannahDrake
certification, MVP, vExpert Awards

A few days ago, I posted a blog about a VMware award that was announced in January 2009. This award is known as the vExpert Award, and those who receive it become known as vExperts for the following year. In a previous blog post with an admittedly lighthearted tone, I congratulated the...


February 26, 2009  5:54 PM

Attenting VMworld Europe 2009… virtually



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Quest, VMsafe, VMware, VMworld

While I could not attend physically, I have been able to attend this year's VMworld Europe remotely. This has got to be one of the most connected conferences I have had the privilege to virtually attend.  Blogs, tweets, chats, videos and emails have been flying around and because of it...


February 25, 2009  3:21 PM

VSphere features explained: vStorage thin-provisioned disks and the Cisco Nexus vSwitch



Posted by: Gabrie

If you're following VMware, then you have probably already read about some of the new functions that the next generation of the VMware Infrastructure 3 product suite, vSphere, will offer. Learning that they're available, however, and learning how they work are two entirely different ball games,...


February 24, 2009  6:29 PM

vCenter Server 2.5 Update 4 release brings Performance Overview Charts



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, vCenter Server, VMware

Many people were hoping that VMware would use VMworld Europe to announce the release date of the next generation VI3 software called vSphere 4.0. While this didn’t happen, VMware did release the next maintenance version of vCenter Server 2.5, which is


February 23, 2009  9:19 PM

VMware ESX for free? The heat is on



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, free, VMware

Now that Citrix is giving away the XenServer hypervisor for free (albeit sans advanced features), is it time for VMware to follow suit by giving away the base edition of...


February 23, 2009  5:51 PM

VMworld Europe kicks off with Partner Day: Cloud interoperability, VDI, vSphere



Posted by: Gabrie
Cloud computing, Gabrie van Zanten, vCenter Server, VDC-OS, VDI, virtual desktop, VMware, VMworld Europe, vSphere

After much anticipation, VMworld 2009 in Cannes has finally begun. After talking about it for days, seeing lots of blogs from people planning to visit VMworld, we're finally on the go. Andy Hunt, Vice President for the EMEA Partner Organization from VMware kicked off partner day today, which...


February 19, 2009  9:42 PM

Lord of the virtual rings: Why hardware matters to your VMs



Posted by: Eric Siebert
CPU, Eric Siebert, ESX, Virtualization, VMware

x86 computer operating systems utilize protection rings that provide a range of protection levels called rings in which code can execute. These rings are arranged in a hierarchical manner from the most privileged (most trusted, Ring 0) to least privileged (least trusted, Ring 3) as shown...


February 18, 2009  4:45 PM

PowerShell is for Windows and Linux developers



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Expect, Powershell, SSH, Texiwill, VMware

I have had several major issues with PowerShell (and still do), but that was mainly due to lack of cmdlets rather than lack of PowerShell functionality. So am I now one of the converted, given VMware's integration with PowerShell? Yes and no. Yes, because to me, PowerShell is just another...


February 16, 2009  8:23 PM

A brief history of VMware



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, history, Virtualization, VMware


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