Tag Archives: vSphere

vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 — Experiences and Recommendations

I had the opportunity to work with vCenter Server Heartbeat earlier this year and I wanted to share my experiences with the product – ranging from why it might be needed and what it can provide. vCenter Server Availability Is

Using the “Forklift” Strategy To Upgrade vCenter Server

When upgrading vCenter server, there’s several different approaches available and it may be beneficial to take advantage of the opportunity to do an OS refresh or more.  I thought I’d share my own experience with upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1

VMware View 5 Lab on a basic home PC with 8GB RAM

This was an interesting project which offered a few lessons I thought I’d share.  It demonstrates how much you can do with little resources as well as how simple VMware View 5 is to configure. Basically I built a functional

Virtualization Is Not The Problem (Part 2)

I was reading Jase McCarty’s post about his experiences with virtualiztion being wrongfully attributed as the problem and I wanted to expand on this and include my own experiences. The bottom line is that when a new layer has been

The New Application Paradigm — Is the PC Still The Center of the Universe?

The New Application Paradigm — Is the PC Still The Center of the Universe?

For roughly 1500 years it was believed that the Earth was the center of the universe.  Copernicus wrote a paper in 1532, which would not be published until several years following his death, which argued that the planets in fact

Exchange Server 2010 On a vSphere 5 Host Supporting 16K Heavy Users? No Problem!

I’ve been a fan of the VROOM! blog for some time as often time I keep hearing “you can’t do that with a virtual machine” and I turn around and say “someone already did — look!”.  So now that both

vSphere 5 has gone GA — Download it Now!

VMware vSphere 5 has been released and is available immediately for download! This is a very exciting release in vSphere's evolution which will increase the scope of what can be virtualized as well as how efficiently these workloads perform

vSphere 5 Licensing — Not Quite So Bad?

With the vSphere 5 details out, most of us (especially VMware) would be rather talking about the new and exciting capabilities, but the new licensing model has generated a lot of attention and concern.  The potential impact is broad and

Watch the vSphere 5 Launch on Tuesday, July 12th!

VMware just announced a live webcast to be held on Tuesday, July 12 titled "Raising the Bar, Part V" in Paul Maritz and Steve Herrod will "unveil the next major step forward in cloud infrastructure". As the "Part V"

PowerGUI, vEcoshell (VESI), PowerCLI and ESXi

What do these 4 products have in common? One is being discontinued, while the remaining two help to ease transitions to ESXi and improve automation. Let's take a look: