Going to VMworld 2010? Bring your running shoes!

The highly anticipated announcement (second only to the VMworld 2010 backpack announcement) of the VMworld 2010 Fun Run dropped today! I for one am really excited, the only drawback this year is that it is on Sunday the 29th at 5pm, my flight arrives at 1:30, which means I’ll be running in place on the…

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vSphere Client Caching

vExpert Guest Post: Jason Boche Are you a full time VI Administrator? Managing a large environment with several vCenter Servers? Is providing vSphere Client connection parameters on a regular basis giving you Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Following are a few tips which may help you out by reducing the amount of data entry you have to…

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Favorite User Quote of the Day

I received a call from a user that their computer was broken… I got to their desk and they kept pounding on the top of the monitor, and this was their explanation: My computer is broken. I can’t find where to put this floppy (actually a CD) disc into the computer (trying to stick it…

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Super VMware Resources

There is so much excellent content out there for you if you are in search of VMware information, blogs, how-tos, scripts, etc. I thought I would post a couple of my absolute favorites, sites that I visit at least 3 times a day. First off, kudos to Jason Boche, what a great blog, tons of…

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Come on in, make yourself at home…

This is an open invitation for guest bloggers. Typically I would like to have a vExpert or VCDX submit a good quality blog post that we all can learn from. My whole idea for creating this blog in the first place was to help others gain the knowledge they need, or the news they wanted…

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The Future of Virtualization

InformationWeek published an article this morning on the “Future of Virtualization”, the article was written by Bob Evans and is from an interview with VMware CEO Paul Maritz. This is a very interesting article, I like Paul Martiz’s idea of the “one giant computer” he intends to create out of each customer’s messy agglomeration of…

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Lab Manager Installation 101

Has your company bought the VMware vCenter Lab Manager software, plopped it on your desk and asked you to get it up and running by close of business? Or maybe you’ve ventured out and decided you want to implement it in your infrastructure and you company has given you the funds to do it….either way…

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Favorite User Quote of the Day

A fresh Monday morning and a fresh favorite user quote to start off your week. A question asked of me a couple of years ago during a brown bag luncheon for end users in our organization focused on email security and viruses: I need to email a colleague who is in Colorado Springs but he…

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VCP 4.1???

If you are a current VCP on VMware vSphere 4 or looking to get certified to become one, you are probably wondering if you need to upgrade or if the exam blueprint will change. As far as I know, if you are currently a VCP on vSphere 4 you will not have to upgrade, just…

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When to upgrade to vSphere 4.1

Well, it’s officially arrived, vSphere 4.1. Once you’ve had a look at all the new features and have decided you love it, the next questions are should I upgrade? and when should I upgrade? Hopefully I can help you understand if and when you should upgrade your current infrastructure to vShpere 4.1. First and foremost,…

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