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March 18, 2010  5:54 PM

Dear VMware: Eat dirt. Love, Microsoft

Posted by: HannahDrake
Microsoft, TechTarget, VMware

Dear VMware: Thanks for the letter. Not. Love,...

March 15, 2010  5:56 PM

Riddle: How do you power-off a VM if it’s already powered off?

Posted by: HannahDrake
RTFM blogs, troubleshooting, Virtual Machines, VMware, vSphere

As an instructor, Mike Laverick firmly believes that "pulling the plug" (or, restarting the host VM) is not the answer every time you run into a problem with a virtual machine that resides on the host VM. He is a believer in figuring out what's causing the issue and fixing it. After all, why shoot...

March 9, 2010  4:43 PM

So, you want to learn View, ThinApp, Nexus 1000V and PowerCLI?

Posted by: Makking
Nexus 1000V, PowerCLI, ThinApp, VMware, VMware training, VMware View

As all of you no doubt agree, ongoing training is a constant in our world. If we don't move forward with our learning and abilities, we get left in the proverbial dust. Thus, it was with great enthusiasm that I began reviewing

February 23, 2010  2:42 PM

VMware’s quarterly earnings and you

Posted by: Makking
Mak King, Virtualization, VMware

That frenetic time in the business circles known as "earnings season" is upon us yet again. It is a time when companies announce how they have fared during their past fiscal quarter and give estimates of how their short and long term future prospects appear. These values tend to have real impacts...

January 11, 2010  3:33 PM

The Law of Unintended Consequences and SiteSurvey 2.0

Posted by: Makking
ESX, Mak King, Snapshots, VMware

Perhaps you have heard of "The Law of Unintended Consequences." Though it isn't an actual law of science, such as the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, it is a phenomenon that we all have no doubt experienced, sometimes daily. The Law of Unintended Consequences explains that in any...

December 14, 2009  10:47 PM

Holiday gift ideas for VMware administrators

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware

It's the holiday season again and last year I wrote about stocking stuffer ideas for VMware administrators, so I thought I would do the same this year. Do you need some ideas on what to get a dedicated hardworking VMware...

November 30, 2009  5:26 PM

Giving vThanks this holiday season

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware

With the holiday spirit of thanks and giving, I thought I would make a list of the virtualization-related things that I give thanks for, so here it is:

  • I give thanks for High Availability; how many times have you saved the day by bringing my VMs back up on other hosts...

November 20, 2009  7:33 PM

First update to vSphere released

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, vSphere

VMware has finally released the first update to vSphere almost 6 months after the initial release of vSphere in May 2009. Version 4.0 Update 1 delivers many fixes to bugs and issues as well as support for new features, products and operating systems. Perhaps the biggest updates in this release are...

November 19, 2009  8:08 PM

Why use vShield Zones?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, use case, VMware, vShield Zones

VMware introduced vShield Zones as part of the vSphere release along with VMware Data Recovery as a value-added product that is available in certain editions. I'm always interested in virtualization security products so I spent a lot of time checking out the product which resulted in me writing a...

November 12, 2009  3:22 AM

Quota limits in vSphere?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, vSphere

A reader was recently reading the VMware white paper  What Is New in VMware vSphere 4: Storage and he came across this paragraph:

Improved Storage Resources Control As the scope of storage...

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