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April 9, 2009  3:43 PM

VMware needs stronger marketing



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

I used to wonder if VMware even had a marketing department; in fact, I still do. It seems to me that VMware's products are so good and have such dominance that they really don't need marketing to sell themselves. But today there is much more competition in the virtualization space, and good...

April 2, 2009  5:46 PM

VMworld sessions soon available for free



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

VMware plans to start releasing VMworld 2008 and VMworld Europe 2009 sessions to the general public soon -- for free. Currently only attendees, vExperts and anyone who purchased...


April 1, 2009  1:04 PM

VMware ESX shared disk clusters: Microsoft Cluster Server, Linux, etc.



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, MSCS, RedHat, RHEL Clustering, Shared Disk Clusters, Texiwill, VMware

People often ask about how to set up X clustering on Y operating system with virtual machines. X and Y could be Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) on Windows 2008, Global File System (GFS) on Linux, etc. In either case the answer is pretty straight forward, except when it comes to Windows...


March 25, 2009  3:33 PM

Where are all the vExperts?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, vExpert, VMware


March 24, 2009  6:14 PM

VMware HA failure got you down?



Posted by: Texiwill
AAM, Edward L. Haletky, FT_HOSTS, High Availability, VMap, VMware, VMware HA

Consider yourself lucky if you've never gotten the VMware HA message: An error occurred during configuration of the HA Agent on the host. But if you have, you may know that the ways to fix the error are extremely limited. Here is a method that worked for me. Current...


March 24, 2009  5:54 PM

Log file locations in VMware Infrastructure 3



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, log files, vCenter Server, VMware

Whenever I am troubleshooting a problem with my VMware ESX hosts I find myself frequently having to look up the location of various VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) log files. To try and make this easier for myself and others I've decided to put together a list of all the log files that you might use...


March 23, 2009  3:39 PM

My virtualization toolbox



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, ESXi, Tools, Tripwire, Veeam, Vizioncore, VMware, VMware Toolbox

What comprises a VMware vExpert's virtualization toolbox? I actually think there are several different layers of tools depending on the particular VMware virtualization administrators job role. Mine, for example, has a number of security tools that most people would not normally need, but I do. So...


March 23, 2009  3:16 PM

Troubleshooting mysterious VM resets



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, HA, vCenter Server, VMM, VMware

Have you ever had VMs mysteriously restart and didn't know why? Even after checking the VMs vmware.log file and the event log in vCenter Server, you could find no evidence of the restart or any potential problems. Well, the


March 21, 2009  5:09 PM

Preparing for virtualization PCI security standards



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, PCI, Security, VMware

This week I went through out annual audit process for the fourth time, and as usual the virtual hosts were mostly ignored. Why? The Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards have yet to be updated to include the virtualization layer of...


March 19, 2009  2:17 PM

Using custom attributes with vCenter Server



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, vCenter Server, Virtual Machines, VMware

In vCenter Server you can display certain views that will show listings of your hosts and virtual machines (VMs). These views are useful for displaying the configuration and status of all your hosts and VMs, and they are also customizable so you can either display or hide predefined columns to...


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