ESXi is where it’s at: Community Roundtable podcast #11

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Once again we assembled from across the planet to bring you the most in-depth, interesting virtualization-related conversation you’ll hear today, although I suspect you can come close at VMworld. VMware Communities Roundtable #11 was focused on the newly-free ESXi. Charu Chaubal was our guest. Listen via the widget on the right, mp3 file, iTunes feed, Read more...

Still wondering about ESXi? Webinar, more resources

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I hope by now you’ve heard the news — VMware ESXi is available free for the downloading. Download ESXi right now. If you’re still a little fuzzy on what that all this implies or how to get going check out this webinar: VMware ESXi: The Easiest Way to Get Started with Virtualization. It starts in Read more...

VI Toolkit (the PowerShell one) $5K contest + GA

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[Update: mark your calendars for the VI Toolkit (for Windows) webinar on August 7.] I think I’ve made it clear that I believe the VI Toolkit (for Windows) is one of the most powerful tools VMware has ever made for VI admins. It’s designed at just the right level of abstraction that lets a VI Read more...

Performance, performance, performance: Roundtable #10 podcast

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The always-informed and always-informing Scott Drummonds joined us again on the VMware Communities Roundtable this week. Here are some of the topics we talked about. Listen by clicking the button on the right, downloading the VMware Communities Roundtable mp3 (52:48), or subscribing to the VMware Communities podcast RSS feed or VMware Communities podcast iTunes feed. Read more...

Why you should know the VIX API – new VIX API Blog

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If you’re at all interested in scripting and automated ways to manage your VMware Infrastructure (lazy? I prefer to use the term ‘efficient’), you should already be getting familiar with the VI Toolkit (for Windows) that uses PowerShell to smash everything in its path, currently in beta. The crew over there have made an amazing Read more...