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Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Nov 26th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am again to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

 

Is SSD only for performance?
In this article Greg give us an overview about alternate uses for SSD (besides the traditional use for performance)
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VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0
Here Samuele gives us a great review about the recently launched, vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0, which enables support for heterogeneous hypervisors in vCenter Server.
Read the full article here

 

vSphere5.1 Revision: Distributed vSwitch Port Bindings
In this post, Mike talks about Port Binding on Distributed vSwitches, something important in a vCloud Director environment, where the usage of ports on the switch is much more dynamic and in a larger scale.
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Garbage data in, garbage information out, big data or big garbage?
Here Greg makes a point about the garbage data and analyze how (or if) the use of big data could be the solution for this.
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Simple VXLAN lab on Workstation viewing traffic with Wireshark Part – 1
In this article kevin shows to us how to setup a virtual lab to create VXLAN and view the VXLAN traffic with Wireshark
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Enjoy the reading!!!

Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Nov 12th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am again to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

Why CIOs are Choosing the Vblock
In this article, Archie talks about the CIO role, and why they are choosing vBlock to get success in their jobs.  Archie lists 3 basic steps that a CIO must follow to be successful Read the full article here

 

Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
What is SLAT? Jawad explains to us what is this processor technology.
Read the full article here

How to connect/interact with VCVA DB (DB2 and vPostgres)
Here Marcelo gives us a step-by-step guide to connect and interact with the vCenter Appliance Database.
Read the full article here

 

vCenter and the certificate saga
In this post, Bilal talks about why and how to replace the vCenter and ESXi host default certificates
Read the full article here

 

SplitRX Mode – Taking VMware Multicasting to the Next Level
Here Archie gives us an overview about SplitRX Mode, including a recap of networking basics and how packet forwarding is done on an IP network
Read the full article here

Enjoy the reading!!!

Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Oct 09th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am again to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

 

Free SRM Training Videos
Here Mike give us some nice resources to get free SRM Training.
Read the full article here

 

Politics, cloud, virtualization, storage and networking in an election year
In this article, Greg makes a correlation between politic and technology decisions.

Similar to politics, some technology decisions will be major while others will be minor or renewals so to speak. Major decisions will evolve around strategies, architectures, visions, implementation plans and technology selections including products, protocols, processes, people, vendors or suppliers and services for traditional, virtual and cloud data infrastructure environments.

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Here Jonathan makes a great overview of the configuration process of Alientvaul, a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool.
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How to enable Single Sign On with vCenter Server Appliance
In this post, Mike gives us a step-by-step guide to enable Single Sign On with vCenter Server Appliance
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Cloud conversations: confidence, certainty and confidentiality
Here, Greg talks about the principal concerns in the Cloud Computing adoption, confidence and confidentiality
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Enjoy the reading!!!

Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Sept 24th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am again to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

Entendendo as limitações do Esxi 5.1 FREE
In this post, Joao talks about vSphere Hypervisor, the free version of ESXi, and gives us a very good overview about the limitations included in this version.  Remember vSphere Hypervisor is a great solution to testing the advantages of virtualization and, of course, of VMware.
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How to check if NUMA is enabled on ESX hardware?
In this article, Marcelo shows to us how to check if NUMA is enabled on ESX hosts by using ESXTOP.
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Password security – its the length that matters (gigity)
Here Jon makes a point about Password Security and shows why longer passwords could be better than complex passwords.
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Are True Virtual Data Centers Coming?
In this article, Steven talks about Virtual Data Centers and how the new technologies make Virtual Data Centers start to become reality.
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Dr Performance: One Million IOPS
In this post, Mike analyses the most recent performance stress-testing on vSphere, which proves that VMware is able to smash through the barrier of 1 Million IOPS.
Read the full article here

Enjoy the reading!!!

Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Sept 10th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am again to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read.  The last two weeks there were a lot of articles, so my apologies for the delay.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

Enhanced / Improved / X – vMotion in 5.1

In this post, Bilal talks about Enhanced vMotion which is included in the recently launched vSphere 5.1, and gives us a very good overview about all the improvements and  how Enhanced vMotion works.
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What is the Software-Defined Datacenter?

Here Mike give us a really great explanation about what is “Software-Defined Datacenter”.  This term has been used very often the last weeks, specially at the VMworld keynotes, so now we can better understand about what this term implies.
Read the full article here

 

PHD Virtual Backup 6 and Instant VM Recovery

Antone talks about a new feature in PHD Virtual Backup, which provides a quick recovery from backup, and explains how this works.
Read the full article here

 

Does software eliminate or move location of vendor lock-in?

Here Greg talks about the vendor lock-in, and the claim of software vendors about that their solution eliminates vendor lock-in.   Truth or half-truth?
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Part 1: What’s New vSphere5.1: The Web-Client

In this article, Mike gives us an overview about the new vSphere Web Client (Adobe Flex based), which replaces the traditional vSphere Client (C# based).
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Enjoy the reading!!!

Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Aug 27th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am again to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

The SMB and VMworld
Mike Laverick talks about the SMB coverage at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. The Vmworld 2012 has a lot of news focused on SMB Market.
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Preparing for VCP5
Jonathan makes a nice compilation of resources for VCP 5 exam preparation. This post includes some tips and advices in order you get prepare to this exam.
Read the full article here

PHD Virtual – Backup review
Bilal makes a great review about PHD Virtual, a useful solution to make backups on our virtual environment.
Read the full article here

IBM buys flash solid state device (SSD) industry veteran TMS
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need?
In this article, Greg talks about the latest IBM adquisicion, Texas Memory Systems (TMS), an industry veteran, in order to get more SSD capabilities.
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SOS for PSOD
In this article, Bilal talks about the infamous PSOD and provides a compilations of links to helps us to face it.
Read the full article here

Enjoy the reading!!!

Top 5 Community Blog Posts – Aug 13th 2012

Hello Everyone! I am Patricio Cerda, vExpert 2011 and 2012, and virtualization blogger.

Here I am to write about the content of the Community Blogs and to provide you with the Top 5 recommended blog posts to read. This is my first week and every 2 weeks I'll be here writing about the best posts on Community Blogs. If you think a certain post is worthy to be in the Top 5, please let me know on twitter.

So, here is the selection for the last 2 weeks. (In no particular order).

Shell.log Holmes – CSI ESXi
In this post Bilal talks about how to do some troubleshooting on ESXi 5 using the log files, and the importance of not to use the root account when you SSHing into your hosts.  Read the full article here


Virtual Routers
In this post Steven talks about the new trends about Cloud Computing and Virtual routing.  Read the full article here

vCenter Operations – The Beginnings of VMware's Cloud Monitoring Stack
In this post Archie talks about Cloud monitoring solutions, with emphasis in vCenter Operations, and what are the trends on Cloud management.  Read the full article here.

Creating an Enterprise Cloud for App Dev: A CIO's Journey
This post talks about the Journey of Brian Lillie, CIO at Equinix, to create an Enterprise Cloud to Application Development.  Read the full article here

What does new EMC and Lenovo partnership mean?
In this post Greg talks about the recent partnership between EMC and Lenovo, and what that really means to the industry. Read the full article here

Enjoy the reading!!!