RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix

Aug 10 2009   9:42AM GMT

More Demos/Videos

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Tonight I have been bizzy adding more videos to RTFM about vSphere4. Why tonight? Well, I live on a new development, what with the credit crunch, building work came to grinding halt. Anyway, with things appearing to becoming more liquid again (or is that a suckers rally, I hear you ask). There’s more work on site. The trouble is the sound of JCBs beep-beeping as they reverse or even bellowing “vehicle reversing” at me – would kind of intrude on my VMotion moments.

Last week, I setup in the bedroom at the back of the house because that is where it was quietest. Unfortunately, its also where the wifi signal is the least reliable. Get the picture. Talk about a rock and hard place! Anyway, I’ve been amusing myself with other stuff during the day, and doing the videos on the evening instead. It’s quiet by then, and doesn’t involve hauling my proverbial up and down the stairs.

So tonight I did videos on enabling VMotion, and fixing VMotion errors – and then headed off into DRS-land. I touch on EVC and DPM too. Videos are little bit ropey, as I only have 2 ESX host per cluster – so it was tricky to get it loaded right to trigger DRS recommendations. Also had couple of brain fart moments – once where I tried to create an error, and the error didn’t happen – and once when something should have worked and then didn’t. I tell ya, its a bit like Blue Peter sometimes in my life.

Don’t get that referrence? That’s because your not a Brit like me! I’ll explain Blue Peter is kids programme where they make stuff from gaffer tape and egg cartoons – spray it silver and call it a moon-station. The catchphrase is “here’s one I prepared earlier” which is used swiftly when an assidiously prepared demo goes the way of pear. Get the picture…?

Anyway, here’s one I prepared earlier… :-)


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