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December 11, 2007  9:52 PM

Using Hyperic to Manage VMware Environments, part 1

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran
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At the risk of sounding like a commercial, Hyperic HQ is my leading-choice for agent-based systems management tools to handle both VMware and non-VMware systems. Personally I tend to prefer non-agent-based systems, but the Hyperic tools work,...

December 7, 2007  7:59 PM

Mid-Sized Acceleration Kit SKU… Finally Here?

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran
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After much hoopla and fanfare, VMware spent a month and a half without issuing a SKU for it's new small-to-mid-sized business edition of...


November 30, 2007  7:12 PM

Managing VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) from OS X (10.5.1 Leopard)

Kutz Profile: Akutz
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Up until now there has not been a way to manage VI3 from OS X clients. This stinks for those of us with our shiny PowerBooks and MacBook Pros (I just can't let my 12" go!). What to do, what to do... Then, suddenly and without warning BOMP BOMP BOMP (10 points if you know where that line is from)...


November 28, 2007  6:19 PM

Tips and tricks for general infrastructure needs using VMware VI3

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran
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VMware and Foedus joint issued a white paper some time called Tips and Tricks of Implementing Infrastructure Services on ESX Server. It's a good read, although the first two paragpahs are meant for the...


November 27, 2007  6:43 PM

Use Virtual Infrastructure Client with Caution on Vista

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover
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The Virtual Infrastructure Client used to manage your VMWare ESX hosts may not perform all tasks correctly when running on Windows Vista. There are a handful of issues reported from users in the VMWare communities board such as "Object...


November 27, 2007  4:02 PM

Why You Should Listen To Me

Kutz Profile: Akutz
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No, the title is not a typo. No, I am not that arrogant (I'm telling my wife to hush right about now.) :). I simply think that you should listen to me. Why? Because unlike a lot of other developers I know, I will gladly admit that there may be easier ways of accomplishing a task than writing new...


November 17, 2007  7:19 AM

Populating VMWare Server 2.0 with Existing Virtual Machines

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover
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As you may know, VMWare Server 2.0 Beta has been released for public (and still free!) beta. TechTarget covered the release, and I had a chance this week to install VMWare 2.0 on my...


November 15, 2007  7:09 PM

VMware heads 50K network user school district data center and DR plan in hurricane country

HannahDrake Hannah Drake Profile: HannahDrake
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If the Collier County Public School district IT department can trust VMware to to head its disaster recovery program in hurricane-ridden Florida, then you can probably trust it with your company's IT and DR needs, too.

A SearchDataCenter.com coworker sent me


November 13, 2007  7:26 PM

How to Install VMWare Tools Through Windows Group Policy

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover
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With all of the migration strategies available to the virtualization host administrators, it is easy to overlook the guest operating system details. When it comes to upgrading or installing VMWare Tools, the idea of touching every server interactively is not very appealing. For a Windows guest...


November 8, 2007  5:19 PM

VI3 SDK – The Windows Hosts File

Kutz Profile: Akutz
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It seems to be a little known fact that Windows has a hosts file similar to the one found in Unix and Linux at /etc/hosts. In the case of Windows the file is found at %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. The contents of the file look like this: # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft...


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