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How To Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 1

So this weekend I set out to document and understand the new aspects of vCloud Connector 1.5 and how some of the components go together.  It seemed like there might be some interest in a how to article explaining the process not only of putting the pieces together, but also how to actually do some of the moving of workloads. ... Read More »

How To Patch vSphere 5 ESXi Without Update Manager

I wanted to document this real quick as I keep having to do this in my home lab on a semi-regular basis.  Since I only have a single physical server, and I use the vCenter appliance, I have no vSphere Update Manager installed for this one physical box.  I do use it for all my nested vSphere ESXi machines in the ... Read More »

Opvizor 1.5 Offers FREE Limited Edition

I was chatting with Dennis Zimmer, Chief Strategy Officer, of Opvizor this weekend, and he told me they have released a new 1.5 version of their product set.  Not only that, there is some new tutorial videos outlining the product itself that they have put together.  The best part is there is a limited 2 host version that is FREE, so you ... Read More »

PowerCLI for vCloud Director Survey

VMware recently announced a survey on the PowerCLI blog, which has been setup to poll people for what they think would be the best way to introduce cmdlets for vCloud Director.  As part of the survey VMware has also teamed up with TrainSignal and are giving away some PowerCLI training, if you haven’t seen this before then it is definitely ... Read More »

For Sale: Dell T310 Server with 20GB RAM

I am looking to upgrade my home lab, but I need to see if there is anyone interested in buying my Dell T310 first.  It is just over a year old, but will ship with the 20GB of ram.  I will want to keep the SATA drives so I can re-use them.  If you are local I could deliver it, ... Read More »

vCloud Brown Bag Session

This Wednesday at 5:30PM Eastern time join myself and David Hill for a vCloud Brown Bag session on with VMware Professional.  We will be discussing the following topics and we will have access to my home lab for some limited show and tell. vCloud “Eco-System” of Components All the possible building blocks Importance of Orchestration and knowledge depth Solution in ... Read More »

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