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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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vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 2 (Deep Dive)

In part one we looked at the simple challenge of how to try and balance the I/O clone traffic on more than one host.  Although the fix is not ideal it does the job as best we can.  I decided to take a deeper look at this with a different scenario. …

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Gotcha: vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 1 (Overview)

A couple weeks ago there was a community post about a possible issue around vCloud Director and the I/O load of the clones hitting all one ESX host.  Duncan Epping and I did a little investigation on this and we discovered that this is not a vCloud Director issue so …

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VMworld 2011 – Copenhagen Recap

Since I was so busy during the week I was not able to post a daily recap, so this single longer post is my review of my week.  I apologize for the one long one, but sitting here on the plane for the eight-hour flight home, it seemed just easier.  …

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