Category Archives: vmware

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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Planning for VDI has little to do with the desktop

It isn’t easy to think that way, but if you start planning your Virtual Desktop initiative at the end point, you are fighting a losing battle.  This is because it isn’t the Thin Client that is important, but rather the … Continue reading

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Changing up things for lunch

Many of you out there in the IT world have been invited to, and have attended a vendor-sponsored ‘lunch and learn’.  These typically take place at a high end steakhouse, such as Ruth Chris, Abe & Louie’s, Capital Grille, or … Continue reading

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