VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – ...

VMware announced today availability of a new service:  vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, “a new cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) service that provides a continuously available recovery site for VMware virtualized data centers.” “VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery is simple to set up, can [...]

VMware NSX Resources

While reading through some posts in LinkedIn’s VMware NSX group ran by Manish Patel, I saw one of his posts listing many great NSX resources.  I knew I had to pass these along…thanks Manish! http://virtualpatel.blogspot.com/2013/11/vmware-nsx-resources.html Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

What is the “Goldilocks Zone...

In the vast world of IT, there are certain words and phrases that really catch on and become “buzz words/phrases”.  A huge example these days is the “Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)”.  Well, within the SDDC, a new buzz phrase has caught fire and is really genius for its simplicity, familiarity, and ease of ability [...]

VMware NSX: SDDC’s Next Big Thi...

So you think Samsung owns all rights to the phrase “The Next Big Thing”?? Think again, that honor belongs to VMware with their impressive list of new Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies and acquisitions. Chief among them, in my opinion, is the revolutionary VMware NSX, which is the result of their acquisition of Nicir [...]

Passed my VCAP5-DCD exam

After months of rescheduling due to one conflict after another, I finally decided that I was going to sit down and take this exam, no matter what.  It seems like life never gets more in the way than it does when you’re trying to take a certification exam!  Oh well, I’m happy to report that I passed the exam and can now finally add [...]

New Position with VMware

I just wanted to post a quick mention that as of yesterday, I am now working at VMware as a Technical Certification Developer. In this position, I’ll be working with some very awesome folks on the next generation of certification exam with a special focus on the Datacenter Virtualization (DCV) track. I wanted to say a very big “Th [...]

Passed my VCAP5-DCA exam!

I’m so glad that I can finally say that I passed my VCAP5-DCA exam.  As I’ve had such a heavy work schedule and haven’t had a chance to formally study for it at all, I was very relieved and excited to get the score report in the email today saying that I had passed. Even though I didn’t get a chance to really study ind [...]

VMware Announces Launch of vCloud Hyb...

I saw this cool post over on Chris Colloti’s blog site, ChrisColloti.us, regarding VMware’s announcement of their new vCloud Hybrid Service. To find out the details, register for the web-cast online at http://www.vmware.com/go/vmwarehybrid, which will be happening on May 21st at 10:00am, PDT. Check it out and enjoy! Share this:S [...]

FREE Instructional Videos on VMware v...

I just noticed this cool post over at the VMware Education Blog, so check it out and enjoy the free training! FREE Instructional Videos on VMware vCloud Automation Center VMware Certified Instructor, Joe Desmond, discusses VMware vCloud Automation Center including: vCloud Automation Center Overview – upgrading Dynamic Cloud Automation Cent [...]

Video of combining VMware Nicira and ...

Chad Sakac over at Virtual Geek posted a very cool demo video about using the new VMware Nicira with EMC’s VPLEX.  This is software-defined data center action at it’s best…check it out: EMC VPLEX and VMware Nicira Enjoy! Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

Renaming VM filenames FINALLY works a...

Many thanks to Frank Denneman for posting the news of this update on his site frankdenneman.nl: vSphere 5.1 update 1 is released today which contains several updates and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server 5.1. This release contains the return of the much requested functionality of renaming VM files by using Storage vMotion. Renaming a [...]

Avoiding a failed VDI install

Meredith Courtemanche wrote this excellent article over on TechTarget’s SearchVMware about how to avoid the common pitfalls of a new VDI installation and I wanted to share it with you: “The all-too-common failed VMware View setup and how to avoid it” Too many enterprises leap into virtual desktop infrastructure only to find [...]

A couple of great VMware Horizon View...

Simon Long over at The Slog has created a couple of awesome VMware Horizon View 5.2 networking diagrams, so check them out and enjoy: 1. VMware Horizon View 5.2 Network Ports: Internal Design 2. VMware Horizon View 5.2 Network Ports: External Design Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

Using Windows 8 with your VDI deploym...

I noticed a couple of great articles written by the always-impressive Andre Leibovici at myvirtualcloud.net regarding selecting Windows 8 as your desktop OS instead of Windows 7. If Andre says it about desktop virtualization, you can take it to the bank! 1. Why you should move your VDI to Windows 8 (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=4967) 2. Yet a [...]

Q&A: VMware Talks about the Soft...

Check out this TechTarget Q&A Session with VMware answering some very relevant questions about Software Defined Datacenters: http://bit.ly/WntR4p Enjoy! Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

VMware Going After AWS with Bill Fath...

Company to Expand Hybrid Cloud Business with New Services, Appoints Former Savvis Leader Bill Fathers to Executive Team NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 –At a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors today, VMware (NYSE: VMW) CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined the company’s strategy, revealing more details about its plans to deliver the software-defined d [...]

VMware Horizon View 5.2 – Stora...

Cormac has put together an awesome post over at CormacHogan.com about the storage enhancements in the new Horizon View 5.2 version. You can check it out on his page at:  http://bit.ly/ZzYvJ3. Enjoy! Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

How To Design Your vCloud Director Hy...

Chris Colloti has posted a very excellent article on designing a vCloud Director hybrid cloud over on the VMware vCloud Blog, so go check it out:  http://bit.ly/YnED7z . Enjoy! Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

New RVTools Version 3.5 Available!

From the RVTools webpage… RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, ESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.0, ESX Server 4.0, VirtualCenter 4.1, ESX Server 4.1, VirtualCenter 5.0, VirtualCent [...]

New vCloud Announcements from VMware ...

I just saw this cool post by Duncan Epping over at Yellow-Bricks regarding some new vCloud announcements at the recent VMware PEX…check it out: http://bit.ly/WqHa0X Enjoy! Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedIn

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