How to use VI

This is the first of a series of posts on basic linux/UNIX command for new users for ESX Continue reading

How to add access to a NT file for ISO storage in ESX

In a small environment where storage is in scant supply, you may want to access a Windows share from your ESX server.  you may for example have an ISO store on a File server somewhere. Continue reading

VMware View – Installing View Connection Broker

To follow on from my previous VMware View posts here as promised is part 2,

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Nice little document on VMTN listing useful ESX based PDF’s

I have just come across an excellent resource complied by Rodney Haywood,  Rodos on the forums.  How often do you know about a Document that you have seen, but can not remember where or when.  Well chances are you can find it here

So all kudos to Rodos

VMware vExpert nomination page is now live

Nominiations for VMware vExpert are now open.  Continue reading

Hot of the press the new name for VVP is ……

VMware vExpert – it seems likely that the registration form to allow nominations will launch in the next 24 hours.

I have just come across a new blog site by Hany Michael called, whilst searching for some information on SRM.   If the quality of his blogs are to be measured by the first ones on SRM then this should be one to look out for,

welcome to the blogging world and I hope your Bandwidth issues are soon sorted.

Documentation on Esxtop

Scott Drummond of VMware has just created a document of the forums that details the Esxtop command,  you can find it here Interpreting esxtop Statistics this looks like a detailed piece of work that somebody has needed to do for a while

so all credit to Scott for a sterling piece of work.

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2009,  I hope that this will be a prosperous and happy one for you.

This Year is looking to be a pivotal one for Virtualisation,  VMware has vSphere on the horizon,  Citrix will continue to aggressively target the VDI space with XenDesktop,  and further the stalking tiger Mircrosoft will be releasing Live Migration for Hyper-V.

Will ESXi run on my Atari?

With the decision to make ESXi a free release to the public, VMware was able to bring many new people into the world of virtualization. Naturally everyone wants to download, try, and play with it because of the great things being said about VMware, however there is one big problem; ESXi is an enterprise level solution that requires enterprise level equipment. Continue reading