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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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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