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6th Annual Winter Warmer New England VMUG Announced

Today I was informed by Chris Harney of the New England VMUG, that the registration page went live.  I will also be there presenting on the big stage at 10:00 as well as possibly for a breakout session.  Get signed up here and get you’re hotel reservations now!  Below is …

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[INFO] vCloud Director Clone Wars Update

This is a short update to the past articles on the vCloud Director Cloning process I wrote about a month or so back.  In a recent email exchange with Massimo Re Ferre’ it came to light that there is in fact a fast copy process that is invoked in vCloud DIrector …

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FREE Holiday Gift From Veeam

VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION v6 LICENSES FOR YOUR LAB Yesterday Veeam announced a great deal for those of us running home labs that want to use their backup software. You can get Free NFR Licenses for Evaluation and Demonstration Use available to VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, VMware Certified Instructors, VMUG members, …

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How To Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 2

In Part One of this two-part series, we examined the deployment of vCloud Connector 1.5, the architecture, and the options for accessing the user interface through the vCloud Connector Portal or the vSphere Client.  Here is a quick review of some key points to remember if you read part one previously.  Part …

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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 …

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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 …

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vCloud Recovery Solutions – My Life After PTO

So if nothing else the title did the job and got your full undivided attention correct?  Well, I wish I could say I have a holy grail to present on this very topic, however I do not……yet.  My life has become 100% focussed on BCDR for vCloud, and will most …

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Affordable Small Business Phone Solution

So a few months ago my wife and I decided to start up her small business.  So being the technology part of the partnership my job has been Twitter, Facebook, setting up the website, E-Mail addresses, domain names, and the biggest pain…the phone setup.  What complicated matters is we decided …

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