vCenter Chargeback User Contexts

So there is always a question that comes up when we install vCenter Chargeback with vCloud director.  In most cases folks, ask the same question.  “Which interface do I use to access the tool”.  What they are referring to is the fact that there is the Web interface as well as the vCenter plugin interface available.  I did some poking ... Read More »

VCDX Defense Tips

Well folks, last week at Partner Exchange 2011 marked the final sessions of the VCDX3 version of the defenses.  We now move onto VCDX4 in 2011 for those of you who are looking into this highest level of VMware certification I wanted to provide a little input.  First off I was amazed in a vCloud design workshop when asked who ... Read More »

My Favorite WordPress Plugins [Updated]

So after almost a year now of using WordPress I thought it was time to write up a list of my favorite WordPress plugins that are also used on this site.  I have used many free ones, and recently have purchased others, but I think I have landed on the list I will continue to use for some time moving forward.  Many ... Read More »

VMware vCloud Director FAQ

I decided to start an ongoing list of the most common, yet in some cases basic vCloud Director FAQ.  I would love to get more questions as comments so I can keep this updated on a regular basis.  Please feel free to ask me anything and I will try to add them in here as they come.  Some of these ... Read More »

How Does The Cloud Affect Your Operational Procedures?

I was asked just the other day by a very large and good VMware customer how other companies are handling their Operational changes with the implementation of vCloud and the internal private clouds.  My short answer for better or worse was, they are struggling.  The truth of the matter is Virtualization is like having a baby…..it changes EVERYTHING.  Many customers ... Read More »

How To Update DELL Firmware With ESXi

The Challenge: It is no secret at this point that VMware is moving more to the ESXi hypervisor model.  This poses a few challenges the least of which is how to update a server’s firmware, Bios, and other hardware level items without a Linux Service Console.  With many of the servers also not coming with floppy drives, we are forced to find ... Read More »

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