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vCenter 5.5 Appliance Root Password Expired

Yep.  It happened to me this week about 15 minutes before a Varrow vCloud Air Deep Dive presentation where I was going to do live demos.  You have to love the live demo, right?  Well, when it happened I first found Mike Foley’s blog post about how to disable the expiration, but it was too late for that, but useful ... Read More »

vCloud Air vSphere Plugin Now Available

You may have seen that the new vCloud Air plugin for the vSphere Web Client is not available.  This was shown at VMworld and is now available adding a load of vCloud Air management right into the vSphere Web Client.  You can get the downloads and the documentation below.  I was playing with this in the internal BETA and it’s ... Read More »

Don’t Be Confused VMware HA != VMotion

Okay, this may sound like something of the most basic things to know, but I am posting this as I still hear how these two things are used interchangeably.  In most cases, it has to do with trying to design a multi-site vSphere deployment where you are trying to let the VMware technology solve the problem of designing for application ... Read More »

Voting is Open for 2013 Top 25 vBlogs

In case you haven’t heard the voting is now open for the 2013 Top 25 vBlogs at vSphere Land.  Last year I was humbled and surprised for my blog to come from nowhere to the 21st on the list.  I am hoping that I can stay in the top 25 for 2013, but myself and others need your help and ... Read More »

Interesting VMware vSwitch Advanced Setting

In recent weeks I have been working on configuring a workload as a virtual machine and I ran into a scenario where it required a specific vSwitch advanced setting to be used.  I will describe the basic setup then the resolution to the issue.  Below is a basic diagram of the setup for any vSphere virtual switch we have all seen before ... Read More »

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