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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vSphere 4.1 has arrived!

Since the arrival of vShpere 4.0 last May, there haven’t been many new updates to the cloud operating system that VMware introduced, until now. With the release of VMware vSphere 4.1 there are some nice updates and advancements on its scalability. The most notable enhancements are memory compression, the ability to have simultaneous vMotions, individual…

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Great article on the “IT Department of Tomorrow”

Elias Khnaser wrote a great article for Forbes.com that should help CEOs, CFOs and CIOs realize the need for virtualization. Number one, it’s “green”, number two it drastically cuts the cost of power/space/cooling bills, the benefits/possibilities are endless. Check out the article here.

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Favorite User Quote of the Day

A recent user was having issues with their monitor, this was a ‘golden oldie’ user, in other words from an older generation: My screen keeps flickering, maybe it’s a bad reception, I keep banging on it but it doesn’t help, I went to Radio Shack and bought a new antenna to see if that would…

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Things I learned at VMware Express Virtualization Tour

First off, this experience was really nice. VMware has really decked out an 18 wheeler to the hilt. On the outside of the truck there are two (~42″) large monitors displaying a slide show on some of VMware’s newest products. On the inside of this beautiful truck (nicely air conditioned as well, 90 degrees +…

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Favorite User Quote of the Day

Today we get a quote from a close family member (no names). This person was going out of the country and had this email conundrum: I’ll be staying with your Uncle in Brighton so let me give you his email address since I’ll be away from my gmail account. Hmm, isn’t it the World Wide…

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Favorite User Quote Of The Day

I had an urgent email from a user requesting immediate help, it said something like this: My computer screen just went black, I need a new computer! Help! After some “deep” troubleshooting, I had come to find out the power strip was off, I clicked it back on and of course the computer booted back…

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VMware Express Virtualization Tour 2010 coming to Maryland

Wanted to announce the coming of the VMware Express Virtualization Tour 2010 here on vDestination.com.  Have you ever wanted to see some new VMware software and play with it without having to travel to San Francisco for VMworld, or downloading numerous eval copies of the software?  Well, this is a good opportunity.  VMware has deployed…

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ESX 4.0 Scripted Installation

This morning I performed my first scripted installation.  For reference this is the script template that I used and it worked like a charm.  For obvious reasons I’ve left out my info, IPs, passwords, etc.  I think you will get the gist of it though. accepteula keyboard us auth –enablemd5 –enableshadow # Canonical drive names:…

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