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VMworld BC/DR Sessions

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A bit of shameless self promotion for some sessions I’m doing at VMworld and a few others in the BC/DR space that I’m pretty excited by.  First, my sessions: BCO1003 – This is a group discussion, I’ll be talking about DR, Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication, some best practices; Really this is a general chat Read more...
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ESXi, syslog and logins

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This blog posting, like many others, was prompted by a field request from a customer. The customer wanted to understand two things: When/How admins were logging into ESXi (DCUI or SSH) What were they doing when they were logged in Read more...
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Log Insight bulk ESXi host configuration with PowerCLI

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Recently I installed vCenter Log Insight, which by the way has one of the easiest and intuitive installers and configuration wizards ever! After the Install and during the configuration you can easily add your vCenter server and vCOPs server so that monitoring can start straight away. As an extra configuration step you can extend the Read more...
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Still not registered for VMworld?

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Are you still not registered for VMworld? Why not?! Let me tell you why I think you should sign up right now and make sure you attend the best event of the year… Sign up Now! Click here to find out more about VMworld 2013 and register. Read more...
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Help us to improve vCenter Orchestrator

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Would you like to see new plugins for a specific product or area of your business? Is there something that bugs you about vCO? Help us to make your vCO lives better! As part of the ongoing improvement initiatives at VMware, we would like to collect your feedback through a list of questions in the Read more...
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Use Cases of the vCloud Suite

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You likely have already heard of the VMware vCloud Suite.  What you might not know is how the products included within the vCloud Suite can be used to solve a specific use case. To help with this, we’ve defined some of the common use cases that we find our customers using.  If you look here, Read more...
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The difficulty in implementing ptRDM to ptRDM migrations

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I know that many of you have reached out in the past about doing ptRDM to ptRDM migrations, especially in situations where you have a storage array refresh taking place in your environment. A ptRDM is a physical compatibility mode raw device mapping, to give it its full name. It is also known as a Read more...
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SIOC – Which I/Os are charged to the VM?

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Recently there have been a number of queries in and around Storage I/O Control (SIOC) I/O accounting, especially when it comes to what might be called administrative functions such as virtual machine snapshots and Storage vMotion. I’ll try to answer some of those frequently asked questions in this post. Read more...