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Win a iPad 2 with the VMworld PM Survey!

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The Product Managers at VMware are always interested in getting feedback from customers!  This feedback helps them in making decisions on the roadmap for some of your favorite features. To help get this feedback, they have created a small survey for VMworld 2011.  This short survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and gives you Read more...

vSphere HA 5.0 Best Practices Guide Now Available!

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Hot off the presses!  After a lot of work by a multitude of people (Keith F., Elisha Z., and Marc S., to name a few), I'm proud to announce the availability of the vSphere HA 5.0 Best Practices Guide. This guide is for people who implement, design, or manage environments that leverage the power of Read more...

What's New in vSphere 5.0 Whitepapers

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Since Roger Lund already mentioned on his blog, I figured now's as good as of time as any to mention these whitepapers we created.  These are a series of whitepapers made by the Technical Marketing staff to help you understand some of the new features in the 5.0 release.  There are several short papers, each Read more...

vSphere 5.0 is released with new HA features!

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Today VMware announced the release of VMware vSphere 5.0.  This is a huge release!  Some of the key features of this release include:  Convergence. vSphere 5.0 is the first vSphere release built exclusively on the vSphere ESXi 5.0 hypervisor architecture as the host platform. VMware vSphere Auto Deploy. VMware vSphere Auto Deploy simplifies the task Read more...

vCenter HA Survey

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Customer feedback is critical for us at VMware to understand our customer's needs.  It helps to shape the direction of the products and features as well as help us identify any pain points.  To this end, we have a new survey that we invite you to take concerning the availability of vCenter.  I'd invite you Read more...

New Book: Professional vSphere 4: Implementation and Management

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I'm always on the lookout for new technical books with a VMware focus.  It looks like Cody Bunch and Patrick Ancillotti are working on a new one called "Professional vSphere 4: Implementation and Management".  It is expected to be released later this year (May 18th acording to Amazon.com).  From the standard description: "VMware vSphere, is Read more...

VMware Heartbeat 6.3 Update 1 Released

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This past Friday, VMware announced the availability of VMware Heartbeat 6.3 Update 1.  The release notes list several new features, such as: Enhanced passive server management capabilities — A new deployment option allows the passive server to be managed directly and monitored or patched remotely from a centralized solution; this includes receiving file level antivirus Read more...

Now on Twitter!

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You can now follow us on Twitter!  Just add vmwareuptime and you will get updated when we post articles and find news of interest to the HA/DR virtualization community.  Read more...

New VMware Book – VMware vSphere Design

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There's a new book coming out that you might be interested in.  It's called 'VMware vSphere Design' and was co-authored by Forbes Guthrie, Scott Lowe, and Maish Saidel-Keesing.   I have not read it yet myself, but according to it's page on Amazon, it looks like it strives to cover all of the important factors Read more...

PSODs and VMware HA

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Despite our best efforts here at VMware, there are occasions where a PSOD may occur.  PSODs can occur for a wide range of reasons, including out of memory and hung CPU conditions.  In a HA protected environment, if a PSOD does occur you would expect that the VMs that were running on the host that Read more...