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October, 2009

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October 28, 2009  6:32 PM

Restoring individual files from image-level backups of virtual machines



Posted by: Eric Siebert
backup, Eric Siebert, VMware

Virtual environments can change the way you back up your servers by providing an additional backup method where you back up the single large virtual disk file instead of the individual files inside the VM operating system. There is sometimes confusion, however, when using this method as if...

October 28, 2009  6:21 PM

What are IP Pools and vApps?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, vSphere

While navigating in the vSphere client the other day I noticed a new tab. When selecting a Datacenter object, a tab called IP Pools appeared. When clicking on this tab you had the option to view and add IP Pools. Having never seen this before my first thought was, what are IP...


October 27, 2009  12:00 AM

Checking out PowerWF



Posted by: Halr9000
Hal Rottenberg, PowerCLI, Virtualization, VMware

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October 16, 2009  3:31 PM

I/O bottlenecks in virtual environments



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware

I saw in a poll taken for a recent SearchServerVirtualization.com article that input/output, or I/O bottlenecks are the number one challenge for VMware users. This didn't really surprise me...


October 13, 2009  3:48 PM

What is virtualization?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization

If you work with virtualization for a living, inevitably you'll be asked what virtualization is. Trying to explain it to someone who doesn't work with computers can often be challenging, and after you explain it they still may not know what it's about. So how do you explain it to someone for the...


October 12, 2009  3:11 PM

Using the command line doesn’t make you a purist



Posted by: Makking
command line, Mak King, VMware

Lately I've been watching David Davis's Train Signal video on vSphere while exercising at the gym, which has been beneficial on multiple levels. One of the points he makes in the vSphere Management Options...


October 5, 2009  2:22 PM

Removing old hardware after a P2V conversion



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, P2V, VMware

A recent VMware KB article reminded me of a best practice I have been preaching for years that involves cleaning up old server hardware on a virtual machine (VM) after doing physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions. When you perform a P2V conversion you...


October 5, 2009  1:48 PM

Are you taking advantage of VMware knowledge on the Web?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization, VMware

Not too long ago I saw a tweet from fellow virtualization blogger Gabe Van Zanten that said the following: "Today 10ppl on vSphere course all very knowledgeable & working @ VMware partners though none of them knew about any of our blogs...


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