Host Name Issues When Cloning a Linux VM

If you are accustomed to VMware vCenter Server and the virtual center management tool then you are well aware of the option to clone a virtual machine. This seems to be the most simple way to create a new virtual machine, especially in a time crunched situation. While Microsoft is pretty widespread and has sufficient…

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vDestination on Twitter!

Under intense pressure from past followers and fellow bloggers, I’ve decided to relaunch my twitter feed. The handle formerly known as @gregwstuart will now be @vDestination. My hope is to participate more in the conversation on twitter and share my thoughts on virtualization and “the cloud” (the most over-used word in marketing). If you are…

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How To Give an A+ Presentation at Tech Field Day

Tech Field Day has come and gone and now it’s sifting through the gallons of information that I received from all of the vendors. By now you’ve surely seen the list of vendors that presented, but if you haven’t here’s the list again: Symantec, Drovo, Druva, Xangati, NetEx, InfoBlox and HP. There was no shortage…

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Tech Field Day 5: NetEx, InfoBlox and HP

Today is day 2 of Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day 5 in San Jose. Today looks to be a busy day filled with great presentations from NetEx,Infoblox and HP. We are currently at HP’s executive briefing center which is an amazing place, and we are streaming live. NetEx is presenting at the moment, followed by…

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Symantec NetBackup 7 for VMware vSphere 4

Today is day one for Tech Field Day 5, and the first vendor to kick us off is Symantec. Myself, along with the other 11 Field Day Delegates (+ Stephen Foskett, the TFD Godfather) loaded into the shuttle this morning at 7:30 and headed to Symantec’s World Headquarters. My first impression of Symantec’s headquarters and…

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VMware: Train Hard or Go Home

If you’ve ever worked out, been to a gym or been in earshot of a couple of muscle heads, you’ve surely heard the term, “Train Hard or Go Home.” Sometimes insight comes from the unlikeliest of places. This super intelligent phrase can also be applied to your VMware training approach. How? Well its easy, you…

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