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 “Will ESXi run on my Atari?”

AppSense Environment Manager

Recently AppSense released the latest iteration of their management suite of tools. it is now at version 8,  the suite has come a long way in those intervening years, growing from a single application to a very functional Server Based computing and Desktop management product.

This post concerns Environment Manager 8.0 Continue reading “AppSense Environment Manager”

Read/Write RCLI for ESXi

Duncan of YellowBricks fame recently posted the following,

One of the most discussed topics when ESXi was released for free was the fact the the Remote Command Line Interface(RCLI) was read only. Today Rich from VM/ETC.com dropped the news that as of ESXi 3.5 U3 the RCLI is read/write. Why is this important? For ESXi there’s no Service Console. The RCLI contains most Service Console commands which are very useful during maintenance, troubleshooting or automating certain tasks. I haven’t seen an official announcement yet unfortunately. But as soon as it’s up there I will post it here.

Well today I noticed that the page has a 404 error, on futher investigation it seems that the release of a read/write RCLI for ESXi was a mistake,  that said I would not expect it to be reversed as that would be playing into the hands of  their competitors

Update:    Duncan’s post has reappeared 😀

VMware ESXi Alert

This Just dropped into my Mail Box.  So I thought I would post it.

Dear ESX 3.5 customer,
Our records indicate you recently downloaded VMware® ESX Version 3.5 U3 from our product download site. This email is to alert you that an issue with that product version could adversely effect your environment. This email provides steps you can take to correct any issues that you may currently have or prevent you from encountering the issue. Continue reading “VMware ESXi Alert”

VMware announce new premier invite only qualification

Those people on this weeks Roundtable, my self included had a little shock,  VMwares’ John Troyer calmly announced the introduction of the VVP (VMware Virtualization Professional),  this is a new invite only certification in a similar mold to MVP status from Microsoft and CVP from Citrix.

Personally I think that this is a good move and can only add value.

P2V Domain Controllers

Duncan of YellowBricks fame has blogged on the sticky and regular question of “Do you convert Domain Controllers?”   Myself like the majority of Regulars on the VMware communities forums always advise “create an new Windows server and do a DcPromo or if there is absolutely no other choice, do a cold migration”.

It now seems that both VMware and Microsoft have released KB articles on the subject  for futher details read Duncans Blog

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