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March 5, 2009  3:27 PM

What it means to be a vExpert

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, vExpert, VMware

Having been selected as a vExpert by VMware for 2009, I wanted to comment on what I think being named a vExpert truly means. First I want to comment on what this award is about. I believe the name vExpert is a bit misleading as it's not really about being an expert -- although the people that...

March 3, 2009  4:41 PM

Collecting diagnostic data from hosts and vCenter Server

Posted by: Eric Siebert
diagnostics, Eric Siebert, ESX, ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware

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 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 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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