Tag Archives: virtualization

VCAP Test Track (lab on a lap)

A couple of weeks before VMworld 2012 I built a portable VCAP5-DCA replica on my Lenovo W510 laptop that included all of the major components of the DCA environment.  It matched the IP scheme, naming convention, password pattern, available utilities … Continue reading

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vNoob for President!

http://www.vnoob.com/2012/01/ C-Rad vs Josh Atwell for the title! Vote early, vote often.  

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Discontinued VMware features

How many country singers does it take to change a lightbulb? eleven One to change it and ten to sing about the old one. VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 1 was released today and it got me to thinking about some … Continue reading

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VMware Update manager – Updating VMs

VMware vSphere includes a nifty updating utility that can update VMs, hosts and appliances. The updates include OS upgrades for ESX, hardware upgrades for the VM hardware and OS and application updates for the VMs. Note:The guest OS and application … Continue reading

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VMware for Storage Administrators

VMware has a new class out aimed at existing SAN/storage admins to help them better support a VMware environment.   Read more at the link above, but for $1200 this online or in person class can get your storage team … Continue reading

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Healthcare in a virtual environment

(this was published in the October edition of St Louis Metropolitan Medicine and the February issue of the PAHCOM Journal.) “Virtualization” runs all computing in the medical office through a central computer with office staff connected from their workstations or … Continue reading

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Outsourcing for the 21st Century

When Tom Sawyer talked his buddies in to white-washing Aunt Polly’s fence he didn’t call it outsourcing.  But he could have. To “outsource” is to go “outside” (in Tom’s case, outside of the household) and find a solution.  The latest … Continue reading

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