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Eric Siebert


February 9, 2009  3:39 PM

Using live CDs with virtual machines



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Live CD, virtual machine, VMware

Live CDs are bootable CD/DVD images that contain an operating system that you can boot from to perform various tasks on a server. When you boot from a live CD, the operating system from the server does not load. Instead the live CD operating system loads, allowing you access to the server's file...

February 5, 2009  5:35 PM

Avoid disk space problems; monitor your snapshots



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, Snapshots, virtual machine, VMware

In a VMware snapshot series I wrote a few months ago (How VMware snapshots work, Deleting virtual machine...

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January 29, 2009  10:04 PM

Best practices for running Java virtual machines on VMware ESX



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, Java, Java Virtual Machine, JVM, VMware, VMware ESX

VMware recently released a new white paper on best practices for running a Java virtual machine (JVM) on an ESX virtual machine. This includes any product that utilizes a JVM, such as...


January 27, 2009  7:44 PM

Three ways to temporarily move VMs off a VMware ESX host



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, virtual machine, VMware

I recently came across an ITKE question from a user that had some virtual machines (VMs) on an ESX host. He wanted to move the VMs off of it so he could reconfigure the server with more storage, reinstall ESX and then move the VMs back on to it. Presumably he only had one ESX host with only local...


January 21, 2009  3:36 PM

VMware videos



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, videos, Virtualization, VMware

At a recent company meeting we saw a very cool and creative video of a commercial made by our new advertising agency. It was originally part of their portfolio that they submitted to us during the selection process. Watching their...


January 16, 2009  4:56 PM

Sneak peek at Reflex System’s new Virtual Management Center



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization Management, VMware

I recently had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the upcoming release of Reflex System’s Virtual Management Center. Reflex Systems is set to launch its new version in a few weeks. Virtual Management Center reflects their recent...


January 8, 2009  7:25 PM

The 9-year-old VCP?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VCP, VMware

In a recent blog post in response to my Open letter to VMware pos


January 7, 2009  6:18 PM

VMworld sessions now on sale



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

Looks like VMware has finally made all the sessions available to non-attendees via an annual subscription program. I inquired about this at VMworld this year and was told that this year they would be offering a subscription program for all...


January 5, 2009  3:06 PM

Open letter to VMware: Suggestions for 2009



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VCP, VI4, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMworld 2008, vSphere

Dear VMware: 1. Please slow down a bit. Produce a quality bug-free product and not try to rush out new versions, features and functionality until they are ready. Stop with the experimental features and only put them in the finished product unless they are ready and you are going to fully support...


December 17, 2008  6:14 PM

More stocking stuffer ideas for VMware admins



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware

'Tis the season for giving. I recently received an email from Veeam saying that got me a X-mas gift. Aww, Veeam, you shouldn’t have. Unfortunately I didn’t get you anything! So what do you get that VMware admin in your life for the holidays?...


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