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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Back to work

So, after a long holiday weekend, it’s time to get back to work.  In gearing up for getting back to work, I’ve been hammering away at a scripted installation of ESX.  I’ve never done this before, hopefully it goes well, and is as simple as I hear it is.  The thing of it, is there…

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Favorite User Quote Of The Day 7/2/10

A user was having trouble resetting their password, I instructed him that he needed a minimum of 8 characters: min 1 special character, 1 uppercase, 1 lower case, and a number.  This was his response to me: “Hmm, well can I have an uppercase number?” Really?  Really?… Your “Favorite user quote of the day” is…

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VCAP4-DCA in my sights!

Well, last night was the first night in probably the past 3-4 months that I haven’t been studying like crazy and reading something VMware related in preparation for my VCP4 exam.  Oddly enough, by 9pm, the kids were asleep, my wife was showing a house, and here I was aimlessly surfing the channel guide and…

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Done deal, I’m a VCP4!!

Got it done!  I successfully passed my VCP-410 exam this morning, not without a bit of drama.  So I get to the testing center, the same one I always go to for certification exams, I’m comfortable there, I’ve passed exams there, call me superstitious.  I get there at 5 minutes to 9am EST.  I walk…

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It’s go time 9am EST!

Well, the time has finally arrived.  Today its go time for the VCP4 exam.  I’ll be taking the exam at 9am EST.  Be sure to check back to see what went down, and to read about my exam experience.  I fully expect all of you vExperts out there to send me brainwaves today at 9am…

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