Book: A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with VMware Infrastructure 3

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Link: Book: A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with VMware Infrastructure 3 | virtualization.info. One week ago VMware started a new, very welcome initiative: the publishing of long books, called VMbooks, about specific topics.   The first one, 232 pages, is titled: A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with Read more...

Updated U2 releases out; letter from Paul; build numbers

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In case you’ve been at the beach this week (lucky you!), please feel free to read this letter regarding the problems this week with ESX 3.5 U2. Link: VMware: The Console: Letter from VMware CEO Paul Maritz. Express patches were made available last night. Link: VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 Patch Release – VMware. The Read more...

Lab Manager 3.0 – Communities Roundtable #13

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This week, the roundtable crew talked about Lab Manager with Martin Klaus, product manager. If you aren’t familiar with Lab Manager, or if you aren’t sure what was in 3.0, the recent release, this is a good listen. I particularly liked Martin’s story around 45:00 about the harried IT admin who found enlightenment during a Read more...

Current status on ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 issue

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For updates on the current issue with ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2, please refer to this knowledge base article, which will be updated over time.  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006716 Here is the current text as of 3:30pm PDT, but please visit the kb article for updated information. Unable to Power On virtual machine with “A General System error occurred: Read more...

Top Tips for Deploying VI, part 2 | VI Team Blog

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Click through for the details, but here are the highlights. Link: VMware: VI Team Blog: Top Tips for Deploying VI, part 2. 1. If you have an active/passive FC storage array (most mid-range arrays fall into this bucket), be careful about setup. Firstly, be sure to have redundant paths from FC switches to your arrays’ Read more...