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KB gets a Facelift

We've been very busy lately working on some changes to the VMware Knowledge Base that we're just bursting to tell you about! We can't tell you everything we're up to today, but thought you might want a sneak peek at the new look & feel that's coming soon.

Here's the new KB Homepage. Much easier on the eyes don't you think?
Note the simpler search section, tabbed interface, and sidebar with collapsible sections.

Home page

The results page looks a lot cleaner too. Again you see tabbed results, which put a lot of information right at your fingertips, all on one page.

KB search results

And finally, a look at a KB article. Check out the handy actions in the right sidebar.

KB article view

There, you have a taste of the new look coming. We're also working on the internals that power the KB, and soon we'll be updating you on that.

New Storage KB articles for vSphere

All you early adopters of vSphere 4 listen up. This week, the Knowledge Base Team published several articles all relating to Storage in vSphere 4. These may be just what you've been looking for!

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1011340 Multipathing policies in ESX 4
1011375 What is Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) and Native Multipathing (NMP)?
1011385 Snapshot LUN detection in ESX 3.x and ESX 4
1011387 ESX 4.x handling of LUNs detected as snapshot
1011468 Deleting an orphaned virtual machine if you do not have the Remove option
1007688 Troubleshooting poor local storage controller performance
1009125 Growing a datastore from the Service Console in ESX 4.0

Almost forgot to mention, KB Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products (1008524)  has been updated for 4.0

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