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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 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 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...

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...

August 14, 2009  4:11 PM

VMware flip-flops on VMworld 2009 breakout session policy

Posted by: HannahDrake
breakout sessions, VMware, VMworld 2009

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August 4, 2009  2:55 PM

Sample letter for justifying VMworld to your manager

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, justify, VMware, VMworld

VMworld is less than a month away, and if you're serious about VMware virtualization you can't afford to miss it. You might be having trouble convincing your boss to approve your attendance at the show, so here is a sample letter that you can use to justify the expense of attending the...

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