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November, 2009

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November 30, 2009  5:26 PM

Giving vThanks this holiday season

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

With the holiday spirit of thanks and giving, I thought I would make a list of the virtualization-related things that I give thanks for, so here it is:

  • I give thanks for High Availability; how many times have you saved the day by bringing my VMs back up on other hosts...

November 20, 2009  7:33 PM

First update to vSphere released

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

VMware has finally released the first update to vSphere almost 6 months after the initial release of vSphere in May 2009. Version 4.0 Update 1 delivers many fixes to bugs and issues as well as support for new features, products and operating systems. Perhaps the biggest updates in this release are...


November 19, 2009  8:08 PM

Why use vShield Zones?

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

VMware introduced vShield Zones as part of the vSphere release along with VMware Data Recovery as a value-added product that is available in certain editions. I'm always interested in virtualization security products so I spent a lot of time checking out the product which resulted in me writing a...


November 18, 2009  8:02 PM

What can we learn about DR from survival situations?

Makking Mak King Profile: Makking

From the time I was little I was always taught to be prepared. I took outdoor survival classes and first aid courses in the evenings long before I was old enough to drive. My vehicles have extra tools in them. When mountain biking in Moab I carried enough equipment to rebuild a small nuclear...


November 12, 2009  3:22 AM

Quota limits in vSphere?

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

A reader was recently reading the VMware white paper  What Is New in VMware vSphere 4: Storage and he came across this paragraph:

Improved Storage Resources Control As the scope of storage...


November 11, 2009  10:36 PM

Does virtualization really reduce administrator headcount and workloads?

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

One benefit of virtualization that is often stated is that by virtualizing you will reduce the number of administrators needed to manage your server environment. I heard this first hand years ago when we were looking to do a server virtualization project and I was skeptical as to how that would be...


November 11, 2009  5:23 PM

PC-over-IP remote display technology: The inner workings of VMware View 4

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

VMware recently announced that the release of VMware View 4 is slated for later this month which will include a new display protocol called PC-over-IP (PCoIP), which should greatly enhance the user experience. What is PCoIP? PCoIP is a relatively new technology developed by a...


November 10, 2009  7:11 PM

Several ways to explain virtualization to a non-techie person

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

So what do a school bus, four teenage daughters, an apartment complex, a six-foot sub and a hotel have in common? They can all be used for virtualization analogies! In a previous post I covered the basics on what virtualization is and used an analogy to describe it. I also...


November 4, 2009  8:43 PM

Freakonomics: How H1N1 boosts desktop virtualization adoption

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

Desktop virtualization vendors are spinning their wheels trying to get enterprises to adopt the technology, but it turns out, all they really needed was a good pandemic. I met with some of VMware Inc.'s desktop virtualization reps yesterday to discuss the next version of

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