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September 18, 2009  2:21 PM

Goodbye pink highlighter, hello iPod Touch: VMware training in the 21st century



Posted by: Makking
Mak King, VCP, VMware training, vSphere

The high-flying days of pre-Y2K seem a distant, fairy-tale like memory. IT has gotten far more complex. Capital budgets continue to shrink, corporate greed continues unabated, shareholder gain is as strong as ever, and the demands on IT have naturally increased to meet such demands. The demands on...

September 18, 2009  1:45 PM

Virtualizing Lotus Domino servers: Support concerns



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Lotus Domino, VMware

A reader recently sent me an email after reading some of my articles on SearchDomino.com on virtualizing Domino servers. He was wondering what IBM's official stance is on virtualizing Domino servers in VMware. Here's the back story: He has a pretty nice existing VMware environment consisting...


September 18, 2009  1:25 PM

No room for VMFS haters here!



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtual Machine File System, VMFS, VMware, vSphere

Fresh off the release of my recent SearchVMware.com tip on the

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September 16, 2009  2:18 PM

Three new free administration tools from Vizioncore



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, free tools, Vizioncore, VMware

Free administration tools can really make a VMware administrator's life easier, so when I heard that Vizioncore recently announced some free administration tools I thought I would check them out. The three tools are vConverter SC, a...


September 15, 2009  2:27 PM

The process behind judging the Best of VMworld awards



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

I wanted to comment on some recent controversy concerning the Best of VMworld award winners by explaining in detail the process and how the judges decide winners for each category. I've been a judge for two years now so I know how challenging it can sometimes be to pick the winners. Let me begin...


September 14, 2009  1:11 PM

VMworld, so much to do, so little time



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

Either someone needs to invent a time machine or VMware needs to make VMworld a two week show. There is just way too much to do at VMworld and not near enough time to do it. Sleep is always the last thing on my priority list at VMworld; I was lucky to get about five hours each night. There...


September 10, 2009  2:50 PM

Judging the Best of VMworld awards



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

For the last few years at VMworld TechTarget has sponsored the Best of VMworld awards, which showcases the best products in many different categories. Last year was my first time being a judge and I had the privilege once again this year. Judges include TechTarget writers and editors and well...


September 2, 2009  5:36 PM

vCloud Express, VMworld booth babes, and vSphere 4.1?



Posted by: HannahDrake
Best of VMworld Awards, vCloud Express, VMware vSphere, VMworld 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attending VMworld is like going to college (and no, I'm not referring to the many parties, although those are certainly present as well). While 15,000...


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...


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