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January, 2009

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January 26, 2009  9:37 AM

Virtualization User Group Ireland (VUGIE) First Meeting

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Last Friday we had the first ever meeting of the Virtualization User Group Ireland (VUGIE for short, sounds kinda cute doesn’t it!) The meeting was very well attended with nearly 60 or so people. I think that’s a pretty good showing for a 1st ever meeting. Due to a slight cock-up on the...

January 26, 2009  9:25 AM

VMworld 2008 Pictures

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I know you saying – what VMworld 2008 pictures – a bit johnny come lately – but you know what its like with digi-cams pics can hang around on SD Card for ages until you transfer ‘em and print ‘em. Anyway, I got to hang out with some great guys at the track at VMworld – and one our...

January 17, 2009  7:06 AM

Well, even (potential) vExperts get it wrong

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, it looks like the virtualization blogs jumped the gun the other day – following other peoples lead (yes, I’m a sheep) and not reading the vExperts web-page closely enough. I think many of us completely misunderstood the vExperts Program. You see is a nomination process not an...

January 15, 2009  10:01 AM

Are you a vExpert?

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I normally am the shy retiring type when it comes to promoting myself. [That's a bit of classic British irony by the way]. What I mean is I normally askew such labels as “guru”, “expert” or whatever. Simply because I don’t really believe in the concept. A guru is someone who just knows...

January 11, 2009  4:10 AM

How to set up SRM with

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The other day my attention was drawn to some really useful documents surrounding Site Recovery Manager. They have been written by Cormac O’Hogan who is based Cork, Ireland. Cormac is pretty cool guy. I’ve come across him before – as he has spoken at VMworld Europe a couple of times, and...

January 11, 2009  4:02 AM

From Scott Lowe: Creating a Bootable ESXi USB Stick on Mac OS X

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Scott Lowe has an interesting blog post – about grabbing the image form the Installable Version of ESX3i and transfering it to memory stick… using an Apple MAC. At the moment ESX4i is being distributed in the beta programme as DD image file that you can use the DD command from Linux to transfer...

January 11, 2009  3:54 AM

All VCP’s qualify for a VMware Europe 2009 Discount

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

If you are VCP already you probably got this email message in your inbox, but perhaps your email has changed sinced you got your VCP – and so it went under your radar. If you are VCP you qualify for €650 discount on the event – despite the fact that the early-bird discount period has ended....

January 11, 2009  3:48 AM

Virtualization Congress 2009

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I notice that Alessandro over at virtualization.info is relaunching the concept of an industry neutral virtualization conferrence. It’s in Vegas on May 5th-7th. The previous attempt for the congress was in London of last year – which I might have attended – but unfortunately it was cancelled...

January 11, 2009  3:11 AM

From Mike DiPetrillo…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Mike has news that ESX and VMware continue to be recognised by  Microsoft’s SVVP (Server Virtulization Validation Program). The new configuration recognise that since ESX 3.5 VMware have supported upto 64GB of RAM, and this has finally been recognised by Microsoft. Add to this a long list of MS...

January 11, 2009  3:06 AM

VMware to post Quarterly Results on the 29th Jan

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware will have an open webcast to announce its results on Monday – from its Investor Relations website. http://ir.vmware.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=193221&p=irol-IRHome VMware shares are currently trading at the $25...

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