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September 25, 2008  2:17 PM

ESX network configuration automation with esxcfg-vswitch



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, Rick Vanover, VI3, VirtualCenter, VMware ESX

For VI3 environments with multiple VLANs, configuration accuracy is an important step in providing virtual machines with the correct connectivity. Using the esxcfg-vswitch ESX host commands can make life as a VMware admin easier, but there’s a lot to learn. Lucky for you, I have taken the time to...

September 12, 2008  7:28 PM

What’s that noise? Predictions for VMworld 2008



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Rich Brambley, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX, VMware Workstation, VMworld 2008

By Monday morning, the buzz surrounding the world’s largest virtualization conference, VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, should be so deafening that it will make you virtually insane. The pun was intended. The topics on news, finance, technical analysis and blog sites will be overflowing with...


September 4, 2008  5:09 PM

VMware achieves Microsoft SVVP validation – New reason to upgrade to ESX 3.5 Update 2



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Microsoft Windows, Rich Brambley, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Now there is added incentive to upgrade your VMware hosts to ESX version 3.5 Update 2 (ESX 3.5 U2). Today VMware announced that they are the first hypervisor to be validated by Microsoft in the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). This means that VMware...


August 28, 2008  3:59 PM

Introducing Hyper9



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, VMware ESX, VMworld 2008

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the folks from Hyper9 and check out their upcoming Virtual Infrastructure Search and Analytics product. Hyper9 is a new company that recently emerged from stealth mode and is currently in development of a new VI3 reporting and analytics product. The...


August 28, 2008  3:45 PM

ESX 3.5 Update 2 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 1 configuration note



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VirtualCenter, Virtualization, VMware ESX

For those of us who determined we were smart by not being so quick to upgrade to upgrade to ESX 3.5 Update 2 after the product expiration debacle, I should point out an important note so that you do not make the same mistake that I did. Given that VMware corrected the issue with the initial...


August 13, 2008  2:50 PM

VMware releases emergency patch for ESX 3.5 Update 2 bug



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware ESX

VMware has announced the availability of a patch to fix the date bug that was reported earlier yesterday. They have also released a letter from their CEO, Paul Maritz, explaining the problem and apologizing for it. From...


August 12, 2008  7:16 PM

Latest update from VMware on the ESX 3.5 Update 2 bug



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware ESX

The below statement was made at 2:42PM EST by one of the VMware ESX product managers in the previously mentioned VMTN forum thread regarding the


August 12, 2008  1:50 PM

Critical ESX 3.5 Update 2 bug gives many users a nasty surprise



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

If you’ve upgraded to the latest release of ESX and ESXi which is version 3.5 Update 2, you might have woken up to a nasty surprise today. This thread in the VMTN forums has identified a major bug in the latest version of...

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August 11, 2008  1:59 PM

VMware working on patch for ESXi API exploit



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware pricing, VMware scripting

Although VMware's ESXi hypervisor is free under the VMware Infrastructure (VI) base license, it's not without limitations. Only some of the application programming interface (API) method calls that are typically shipped with the

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August 8, 2008  4:10 PM

Peripheral virtualization for VMware environments



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware ESX

On SearchServerVirtualization.com, I wrote a tip about virtualizing server I/O. In this video blog, I want to explain a few points specific to VMware environments for peripheral...


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