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Category: Data Center Virtualization

esXpress Dramatically Reduces Seattle Financial Group’s VMware Recovery Time by 92%

esXpress Dramatically Reduces Seattle Financial Group’s VMware Recovery Time by 92% Well esxExpress has done it again,  to day PHD Virtual Technologis announced to winning of a new customer Seattle Financial Groupwho have standardised on esXpress for thier Business Optimization and Disaster Recovery in its Virtual Environment Advertisements

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How To: configure sudo on ESX

Well you have been playing with your console and finally got fedup of typing su – root to get to those esxcfg commands, well you can automate it to do so you need to configure sudo

What the sudo command allows is to let a standard user execute a command as root or another user, as specified in the /etc/sudoers (the config file that defines or list of who can run what) file.

IMPORTANT – MAJOR ISSUE WITH vSphere 4.0 U1 and Update Manager

Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 U1 using Update Manager fails or times out and rebooting the host results in a purple diagnostic screen

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Busy week in the VMware Engineering team

“STOP PRESS” – I was just about to post this and this little nugget appears on VMwareKB Well it has finally happened after what has seemed an age since the release of vSphere in May.  View 4 has finally arrived,  but wait!  have you noticed one of the pre-reqs,  View required vSphere 4 U1 so …

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how to remove FT from a host without vCenter

Now before I start, this is not my nugget, I have just added to the process.  So thanks must go to the scripting god that is William Lam. WARNING: do not do this without Testing first It is common knowledge that FT (Fault Tolerance) is a feature that comes with vCenter and you will not …

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SRM 4.0 is released and fully supports vSphere and vCenter Linked clones

Well this is post number 100 and it is nice to anounce that VMware have finally released a vSphere compatible version of SRM,  and all I can say is about time.   I could not believe it when vSphere was released int May without SRM support,  that should have been there from day one.  well rant …

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Stay of Execution for vSphere Enterprise.

Many of you will remember the ho-har, when during the launch of vSphere,  when they announced that VMware Enterprise Edition was to be retired on the 15 December,   Some people may even remember that I was quite vocal about it.  VMware received quite a lot of negative press about this and the perceived increases in …

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Linked Clones on vSphere

Well you learn something new every day, thank you to William Lam for this little nugget of infomation We all know that linked clones in Lab Manager and VMware View have not been supported on vSphere (yes this is slowly changing), well it appears that is not the case! It seems that Linked Clones are …

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Hyper-V is R2 ready for primetime?

We all know that Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V is around the corner and we are well aware of the majority of new features, but do they make it ready for the premier division.  Ready to run head to head with the big boy: VMware vSphere? to read the full post click here

The path to Data Centre Zen – Part 1

2 years ago Cisco announced it’s future Data Centre vision “Data Center 3.0”.  Since then we have seen a plethora of products emerge in the marketplace aimed towards the enablement of this vision; the most recent of which is the Cisco Unified Computing System or UCS.  The UCS in perhaps the most powerful and feature …

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