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Eric Siebert


August 28, 2009  4:00 PM

Countdown to VMworld



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

VMworld is just a few days away and the excitement is definitely in the air as everyone prepares for the show. Trying to cram all the various events, sessions, labs and everything else into one's schedule is like trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle that has way too many extra pieces. I finally...

August 27, 2009  2:29 PM

When will VMware P2V VMworld?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

VMware seems to be intent on virtualizing anything it can these days, so when is VMware going to get around to virtualizing VMworld? It would be great if VMware could take its annual physical conference and transform it into a virtual conference to reach a much larger audience. After all...


August 20, 2009  3:19 PM

Virtualization vendors: What happened to good sportsmanship?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization


August 19, 2009  3:30 PM

Will VMware ever release a Linux version of the VMware Infrastructure Client?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Linux, vSphere

VMware users have been asking for a Linux version of the Windows-only VMware Infrastructure/vSphere Client for years. Last year at VMworld, VMware hinted that it may be releasing a version for Linux soon. But a year has gone by and...


August 14, 2009  2:48 PM

When will VMware retire the ESX service console?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, ESXi

VMware has been stating that the ESX Service Console (COS) will go away ever since it released ESXi, but so far this has not happened and it doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon. Despite the session at VMworld this year entitled "How to survive in a COS-less world", VMware doesn't seem to be...


August 12, 2009  2:41 PM

Scheduling VMworld sessions



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld

VMware's VMworld session schedule builder went live last week so you can now start picking your sessions and planning your schedule for VMworld. This can be quite a challenge as the schedule builder will not allow schedule...


August 4, 2009  2:55 PM

Sample letter for justifying VMworld to your manager



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, justify, VMware, VMworld

VMworld is less than a month away, and if you're serious about VMware virtualization you can't afford to miss it. You might be having trouble convincing your boss to approve your attendance at the show, so here is a sample letter that you can use to justify the expense of attending the...


July 31, 2009  2:22 PM

Using Storage VMotion to keep critical servers up when shared storage is down



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, Storage VMotion, VMware

What a great tool Storage VMotion is. I may not use it every day, but when certain situations arise I really appreciate having this feature available. The other night our storage area network (SAN) admininstrators shut down both of our SANs so they could do a microcode upgrade. Part of this...


July 31, 2009  2:06 PM

Good experiences with vSphere 4.0, vShield Zones VMware support



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, support, VMware

Support and customer service are two areas that will make or break any company. Providing good support and customer service will ensure that a business keeps is customers satisfied so they continue to use the company's product and do not consider switching to a competitor's product. Since I...


July 22, 2009  2:26 PM

VMware ESX Web access in vSphere



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, Security, vSphere

With VMware Infrastructure 3, Web access was enabled by default. VMware chose to disable it in vSphere for security purposes. If you access an ESX 4 host with a Web browser you will see the default welcome page but if you click the log-in link you will get a 503 Service Unavailable error...


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