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EA2631 Virtualizing Exchange 2007 session recap

Deja vu.  Well, almost.  I sat in on a simliar session last year and I wondered what has now changed with vSphere being available and what new expectations could be had for virtualizing Exchange and I found answers.  First of all, as the speaker put it – VMware has eaten their own dogfood and virtualized […]

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TA3045 HP Flex-10 Virtual Connect with vSphere 4 recap

HP’s Virtual Connect technology offerings are all about consolidation of network and fiber channel, much in the same way that blade chassis are to the physical server offerings.  Virtual Connect allows for fewer physical connections to be shared and flexibly assigned to blades within an HP BladeSystem.   I have been using this technology for […]

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iTunes 9 Home Sharing is a killer missing feature

The new Home Sharing feature in iTunes 9 finally bridges the gap for homes, like mine, with multiple instance of iTunes, multiple iPods/iPhones and those of us who like to keep our libraries in sync as we purchase more and more content through iTunes.  So, what is the feature and how does it work? Home […]

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Monday discovery: Working MMS on my iPhone

Reports began appearing today that the MMS rollout for iPhones on AT&T may have begun.  I, like many others, played with my carrier settings file when the iPhone 3.0 OS was released, which allowed tethering and allowed you to open up the MMS settings and make changes. After upgrading to OS 3.1 over the weekend, […]

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BC2142 VMware Data Recovery session recap

VMware Data Recovery is a new feature introduced with vSphere 4 which attempts to be a full-featured backup solution for the ESX lineup.  There are some limitations to the software that limit it more towards small to medium business – not really enterprise customers, however, I’d consider my company a small enterprise user and we […]

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TA3105 Long Distance VMotion session recap

Long Distance VMotion is by far the best session I’ve attended and the most exciting news for me of the VMworld week this far.  The session was a presentation of a research project performed by VMware, EMC and Cisco.  The session presented four options for performing a long distance VMotion using stock vSphere and existing […]

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VM4061 Generate reports from vCenter Database session recap

Session had a pretty simple purpose – expose us to how you can leverage SQL Server Reporting Services (a free Microsoft product accompanying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008) to produce reports for information contained in the vCenter Database.  Its a concept I had not thought of, but made perfect sense when I saw the […]

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HP announces new offerings for VMware

Two of the announcements not getting much press from the floor of VMworld this week were announced during Paul Martiz keynote on day 1 by HP.  HTC is primarily an HP shop, so it looks like an area of interest for me and one that might be getting neglected elsewhere, so here goes some news […]

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Lab Day at VMworld 2009

Day 0 for VMworld was a bit of a bust for me.  I had two labs scheduled for the day – one which dealt with the upgrade from VI3 to vSphere 4 and the second with troubleshooting VMware View deployments.  Unfortunately, the first lab was plauged by technical issues and the lab was never able […]

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VMworld 2009 First Day keynote notes

Notes and things of interest from first day keynote: 12,448 attendees at this year’s VMworld – down from last year in Las Vegas Tod Nielson, VMware COO, challenged partners last year to try and recruit any of the 40 Fortune 1000 companies not using VMware to purchase VMware – 10 companies were recurited and those […]

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