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If you haven’t seen it yet, the new vCenter Web Client is beautiful.  Seriously, it looks great.  There seems to be a good bit of Flash used which can be painful at times, but it’s definitely the best looking GUI that VMware has ever created IMO.  Is it a replacement for the full vCenter client? […]

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Playing around in the lab this week, I noticed something interesting.  I’m not sure if it’s a bug, or by design, but it’s new with vSphere 5 so I wanted to share.

I have one lab that has vSphere 5 installed on internal hard drives, and everything looks just like it should.  When I look […]

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So right up front, I’ll tell you there’s no way I’m offering an opinion on this topic. There’s no upside, and I’ve learned my lesson the hard way. For all of you who have sent me a DM, e-mail, etc.. asking if I was going to put up a blog post with my feelings, […]

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With part one of my whole home computing make-over complete, it’s time to get finish up on the lab!  There are tons of other great blogs out there that talk about home labs (like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one…), and I […]

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Me! Ha! I know, right? Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies!  Rivers and seas boiling!  Forty years of darkness!  Earthquakes, volcanoes…  The dead rising from the grave!  Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! (What movie is that from?)

All kidding aside, this feels like a weight off my shoulders and […]

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The VMware keynote at EMC World 2011 focused on defining the move into a "post-PC" world. It's been a fairly common refrain for VMware for the last couple years, but in this particular keynote I got the impression that we seem to be preparing for a world where the hypervisor isn't front and center […]

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It's possible (probable?) that this is common knowledge for those of you who have to deal with this every day, but I'm going to post it in hopes it's useful, and so I can document it for myself!

I've been working in the lab, trying to get all of the pieces I'll need to be able […]

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I apologize that this post is so long in coming. Thanks to everyone who asked if I had more content coming, I’ll try and get everything dumped over the next couple days. I appreciate everyone’s patience!
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Day two of EMC World 2011 was definitely my favorite of the week. The trickle of VCE […]

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What a day.  Since I arrived yesterday afternoon the amount of work that has been done behind-the-scenes is incredible.  I wish there was someone making a video/documentary about the work involved in pulling something this big, this massive, off just so that everyone could appreciate the dedication that EMC and their partners put into this […]

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I’m in the air and on the way to Las Vegas to participate in the largest EMC World conference ever, and can’t wait to get there.  EMC has been gracious enough to plug me into their Social Media Machine™ for the week, so the plan is to live-blog the larger events as they happen, and […]

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So, I promised I wasn't going to do this, I really did.  There are such a great selection of home lab setup overviews out there (like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one…).  For goodness sake, there's even […]

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For those of you who get the reference in the title, rock on. For those of you who don't, write me off as a total nerd who reads too much. It's cool.

Yesterday was supposed to be a PTO day, but one of my co-workers pointed out a response that had been made to my […]

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I saw this link come across Twitter today courtesy of Mike Laverick (@Mike_Laverick, http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk) and wanted to make a couple comments about it because it's a subject really gets me worked up…

HP to Launch Enterprise Cloud Service

This isn't academic for me, I WAS one of those SPs that counted on HP […]

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VMware Partner Exchange 2011 is less than a month away, and I'm excited to use that event as a platform to talk to Service Provider and ISV partners (and prospective partners!) about the Vblock, about the vertical and horizontal solutions we are building on top of those Vblocks and about the roadmap for VCE in […]

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Sitting in the VMworld keynote, and there's a lot of stuff to think about… I'm very excited to see VMware looking seriously at the management needs of the cloud, and as a service provider I know how far there is to go.  Nothing scales without a good, well designed management framework, and while vCenter has […]

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Does anyone out there, especially if you are a service provider with a multi-tenant model, have any experiences with or feedback on your VMware VSPP experience?  We have a proposal we are working through now, and I'd like to hear from anyone out there as to how you feel it works (or doesn't) for your […]

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