EMC World Discount Code

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post on vDestination.  For my return, I thought it would be good to giveaway a few EMC World discount codes to the community.  As a member of EMC Elect, I was given three $150 discount codes to EMC World.  In order to win one of the…

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My Favorite Flings: ThinApp Factory

This is a guest post by vDestination contributor Nick Fritsch VMware Flings have been around for quite some time now.  I personally love VMware Flings b/c many of the ideas that result in the creation of a fling are solutions to challenges that I used to deal with myself, both as a VMware Administrator and…

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The Key to the Future of the Software-Defined Data Center

This is a guest post by James Bowling, VCP-DCV/IaaS/Cloud, vExpert 2013. Over the years we have all seen the trend of new acronyms that pop-up in our industry. We have seen x86 virtualization grow from infancy to mainstream within our datacenters. These wonderful words that are brought forth are always funny to me at first….

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The “IT Divide” Problem

This is a guest post by vExpert Andrea Mauro, VCDX, vExpert 2013 Usually (especially in Country like mine) we common talk about the Digital divide that bring not equity, or at least not same opportunity, between different group. But this is mainly focused on the connectivity aspects and how accessing to broadband networks could be…

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How to Configure iSCSI Port Binding

This is a guest post by Chris Magiet of TrainSignal. How to Configure iSCSI Port Binding In order to share stored data using iSCSI port binding, you’ll need to configure multipathing. In this VMware training clip, vExpert Jason Nash will show you two ways to do this. If you don’t want to use multipath configuration,…

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Shut Down & Start Up 550 VMs in One Shot!

This is a guest post by Graham French Putting the power into PowerCLI Working in the world of virtualization, you meet some tough challenges. Some you’ve seen before, most of them are the first and last time you’ll ever encounter them. This particular challenge was new to me. How to shut down 550 virtual machines…

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What is the value of brand “You”?

This is a guest post by vExpert Jane Rimmer <As technology users, implementors, evangelists, etc. we are bombarded with brands from vendors in our sector and, as consumers, we are continuously targeted by brands tempting us to buy their products. But have you ever considered yourself as a brand? Recently there has been a swathe…

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Let’s Chat About vSphere 5.1 and other things…

About two weeks ago I was speaking with Rick Vanover of Veeam about the features of vSphere 5.1 and what they bring to the table. In the middle of our chat we thought “why not make this a podcast?” So here we are, we wrapped the podcast and it’s now online for your listening pleasure….

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P2V, Keep It Simple

Guest post by Charles Carson Doing physical to virtual (P2V) conversions can run the gamut from simple to pull your hair out frustrating. There are some steps I’ve learned to help keep your conversion on the simple side. First thing, read the best practices guide on VMware Converter. Follow the steps in the “prepare for…

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