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February, 2009


February 18, 2009  12:20 PM

The Campaign Starts Here: Iggy the FUD…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This is a message to all my blogger pals out there. I’m getting increasing tired of the way these big corporate types spout their FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about their competitors in an effort to promote their warez using their own “corporate blogs”. From here on in we the blogging...

February 8, 2009  9:11 AM

SRM – Failback? Absolutely! Absolutely!

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This blog post about the value of SRM caught my eye. People often want to know why they would want SRM and how to construct cost-savings-to-the-business for aquiring it. The new “Uptime” blog from VMware has the usual arguments – but critically how long it would do manually, what SRM does...


February 8, 2009  8:33 AM

The Chad & Vaughn Show

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

[Hey, whatever happened to the used-carsalesman joke] That’s another story… Chad@vmware and Vaughn@netapp have teamed up together to discuss iSCSI throughput improvements. How about running the MS iSCSI stack in a Windows VM? I’ve heard stories of it out performing the VMkernel iSCSI...


February 8, 2009  8:30 AM

VMotion errors between different Intel 45nm Core 2 revisions

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Another lift from the VMware KB system: “An attempt to VMotion a virtual machine to another ESX host results in a message indicating the hosts are incompatible. The source and destination hosts both contain Intel 45nm Core 2 (Harpertown) processors, but are different CPU revisions...


February 8, 2009  8:28 AM

Requirements When Using Trusted Certificates with SRM

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Again, a striaght life from a KB article:
If you are using SRM in an environment where vCenter is using trusted certificates, SRM must also use trusted certificates. Problems with the SRM certificates can result in error messages that mention “incompatible...


February 8, 2009  8:26 AM

SRM Server Migration Workflow

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This is a line directly from a KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008426 “To...


February 8, 2009  8:21 AM

SRM Webcast – Feb 18th… (that’s my birthday…!!!)

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I did webcast last year with Mornay@vmware about SRM. Anyway, there’s another webcast on the way (no I’m not involved…) The post is by Michael White of the SRM team, and he’s interested in your ideas and agenda: “Hello everyone, On February 18th we will be hosting a...


February 8, 2009  8:16 AM

J D Langdom VCDX Blueprint Outline v3.0

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’ve had the occasional forum mail chat with JD, he’s put together some outline docs for the new VCDX exam http://jasondlangdon.wordpress.com/vcdx/ Not sure if I’m going to follow through on this VCDX. At the moment its NOT a...


February 8, 2009  8:13 AM

VMware Knowledge Base Blog

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, here (yet) another blog from VMware, one that flags up new KB articles as they are released. I notice the VMTN blog sometimes aggregates these – and you can get 20-30 new posts from VMTN which are reproductions of KB articles. Perhaps now we have this dedicate place this will be the forum...


February 8, 2009  8:04 AM

Microsoft and EMC renew their (virtualization) vows

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I found this on my favourite blog of all the Microsoft Team Virtualization Blog…


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