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vCloud Suite = Scale up?

Aug 30, 2012 | Mathew Graci

VMworld 2012 kicked this past Monday.  During the keynote VMware officially announced new vCPU based vCloud Suite licensing.   The vCloud Suite be purchased in three different bundles:  Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise.vCloud Suite Enterprise features: The…

VMWorld - Keynote Highlights (Day Two)

Aug 28, 2012 | Robert Kim

Day Two of VMworld focused on End-User Computing and the "multi-device" era. Steve Herrod, CTO of VMware, is introduced as the keynote speaker."The days of telling the users what to do are OVER" - the…

VMworld 2012 - Keynote Highlights

Aug 28, 2012 | Robert Kim

On the morning of August 27th, 2012, Vmware officially kicked-off VMWorld 2012 in San Fran.Rick Jackson,CMO for VMware, provides and intro for Paul Maritz, current CEO of VMware (until September 1, when Pat Gelsinger takes…

Microsoft VM-GenerationID Feature

Aug 23, 2012 | Jim Joseph

Historically Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers have had some compatibility issues with features and functionality of virtualization.  So much so in fact that Microsoft released a list of official "operational considerations for virtualized domain controllers"…

Why did VMware buy Nicira? Validation for Openflow?

Aug 13, 2012 | Robert Kim

In late July, Vmware announced the acquisition of Nicira, maker of the Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) based on the ONF standards for Openflow v1.1 ratified in February 28, 2011.  What's even more interesting is that…

Hyper-V installation on Windows Server Core 2012

Jul 31, 2012 | John Kozej

If you are just starting to dabble with Windows Server 2012 just as I am, Windows Server Core is a very lightweight install with access limited to PowerShell and command-line. Minimal installation has limited access…

Insight Control for vCenter

Jul 16, 2012 | John Kozej

It has been a couple years now since HP first introduced the Insight Control for vCenter tool. This plug-in pulls information from HP System Insight Manager and on-board intelligence of ESX host ProLiant servers and…

HP Intelligent Provisioning

Jun 26, 2012 | John Kozej

I've deployed many HP ProLiant servers; ML, DL and BL class servers in many environments. The new HP Gen8 systems come with an on-board feature called Intelligent Provisioning which makes it amazingly easy and efficient…

P2V Domain Controller?

Jun 21, 2012 | John Kozej

Much has been said about performing a P2V of a domain controller. My suggestion has always been to build a new VM, promote it to a domain controller and then go through a demotion process…

Enterprise Vault x86 to x64 Cutover

Jun 21, 2012 | John Kozej

We successfully completed an Enterprise Vault 9.0 cut-over last night at one of our clients. We migrated the EV 9 server  from x86 based hardware to x64. The source and target systems are both VMware…