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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, …

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How To: Convert an Iomega IX4-200D to an IX4-200D “Cloud Edition”

Update (1-4-12) Per the comment from Simon Gallagher below it appears there is now an official firmware update for the original IX4-200D to make it Lion compatible without any need to make it a “Cloud Edition”. The content of the original post with links and instructions has been willingly removed.  As it …

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BrownBag – vCloud Architecture Deep Dive Recording Available

For those of you who missed mine and David Hill’s brown bag hosted by ProfessionalVMware.com last night the recordings are available on iTunes now. To download any of the previous BrownBags click here There is also videos, slides and links available on ProfessionalVMware.com by clicking here. BrownBag Video/Presentation ProfessionalVMware Technical BrownBag – vCloud Architecture Deep Dive …

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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 …

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How To: Configure Time Machine For PX4-200D

This was amazingly easy once the latest update was installed onto the device so it worked with OSX Lion.  The first thing I noticed is you will want to do a couple of things before you enable it on the device.  By default there is a single volume called “Shares” …

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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 …

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Gotcha: Disabling VMware DRS with vCloud Director

In the past week there have been a rash of reports about people disabling VMware DRS, while vCloud Director was in place.  I have tweeted multiple times about this and also brought it up on the Community PodCast yesterday.  The more I bring it up the more people are asking …

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vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 3 (Design Considerations)

In part one of this series, we examine the minor issue of the clone process being managed and loaded onto a single host in a cluster under vCloud Director.  In part two, we expanded on that to see how the different vApp deployment scenarios actually clone to other hosts.  Now …

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