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A Message to Political Pollsters

I cannot take credit for this, but I had to repost on my blog.  My wife did a great job summarizing our feelings after 4 Political calls in a row at 10:00 on a Saturday Morning. I don’t know if any of my friends volunteer their time to make calls for their favorite political …

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Enough Is Enough – No More TDS Telecom Please!

For 7 years now I have been stuck with TDS Telecom for my phone and internet access.  TDS Telecom is a giant company outside of New Hampshire but for some reason they own a small piece of the pie from Lyndeborough, NH to Hollis and some areas north of us. …

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The Nicira NVP Component Architecture

I thought it would be useful to people to understand the actual components that go into a Nicira NVP deployment.  This is just meant to be a rundown of the various parts that are needed to deploy the Nicira NVP infrastructure.  In doing a few VMware SE knowledge transfer sessions it …

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VMworld 2012 Barcelona Nicira Video

I was grabbed the other day by Jeremy Van Dorn and Eric Sloof from VMworldTV and asked if the VMware CoE Team wanted to do a video spot around Nicira.  Well anyone that knows me knows I am not shy so I grabbed Thomas Kraus and Kamau Wanguhu and we …

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My VMworld 2012 Session Schedule

Well I finally got the goods on my full VMworld 2012 Schedule for Barcelona which is as follows.  Be sure to get signed up for as many as you can and I now have my VMworld Group Discussion that has also been added now as well.  I have updated with the …

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How The Nicira NVP ESXi vApp Works

Earlier this week, I posted a primer on the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), but something William Lam pointed out that I updated with a note was that the Open vSwitch for ESXi is not “Integrated” into the hypervisor.  This is in fact true, but that being said there is …

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