Category Archives: virtualization

Building a portable vSphere lab

When you are in the business of delivering virtualization solutions to customers, it helps if you know what you are talking about. While that is pretty obvious in and of itself, there is a great deal of work required to … Continue reading

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My VCAP-DCA experience

There is an old joke that starts out “What do you call the guy that finishes last in his class at Medical School?”  The answer is “Doctor”. As bad as that joke is, it is kind of how I feel … Continue reading

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My VCAP-DCD experience

After much procrastination, I decided to pursue my VCDX4 certification.  As most of you know, this means completing the VCAP-DCD and VCAP-DCA exams first.  I have been working with VMware for over 7 years and have my VCP on v3 … Continue reading

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DRaaS? The way of things to come

My week here at VMWorld 2011 has been quite hectic. With the recent release of vSphere 5, SRM 5, View 5, and all of the other Cloud offerings from VMware, it has been a whirlwind of activity. As I fly … Continue reading

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Hybrids are Bleeping Magic

I can’t state it enough.  When you are designing a virtual desktop environment, you need to correctly size the back end storage correctly.  I have been involved with several VDI deployments, VMware View in particular, and storage performance can make … Continue reading

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High Performance Clients and VMWare View

Another customer exchange, this one relating to high performance user experiences in VDI environments, that I thought I would share… The company develops graphical software for the engineering industry. Having successfully virtualized the datacenter with vSphere they’re currently considering some … Continue reading

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EqualLogic MEM and vStorage APIs

One of the major features that came out of the vSphere release 16 months ago was the rebuild of the IP stack and iSCSI initiators. With this change was the introduction of the concept of multiple vmkernel ports on the … Continue reading

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