virtualization

  • Virtualizationvmturbo16

    VMTurbo Free Virtual Environment Monitoring and Operations Management

    Many may be looking for free virtual environment monitoring and operations management.  There is a great solution out there in VMTurbo which is a free signup and download.  It provides an amazing set of functionality especially for free.  Once you…

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    Updating VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5 to 5.5 Update 2d

    For smaller environments the vCenter Server appliance is a great and easy way to get up and running with vCenter.  The update process to keep the appliance up to date is rather painless as well.  With the recent release of…

  • Cloudcloud_feat

    Has cloud computing matured?

    I was asked the question just the other day about cloud computing and what my thoughts were on the whole concept.  It made me realize the questions revolving around cloud computing for businesses are still there.  Many businesses are still…

  • Mobilevcmafeat

    How to manage your VMware environment from your iPad

    Most admins are on the go from the time they get in the office until the time they leave (if they get to leave at the end of the day).  Mobile devices have made the system administrator’s life much better…

  • Windowsgpartfeat

    How to Extend VMware Windows 7 virtual disk

    If you have ever spun up a Windows 7 workstation in VMware and get everything loaded and start using it only to find that you didn’t provision enough storage up front, you may be thinking you will need to delete…

  • Joining ESXi to a Domain

    Using domain credentials for your VMware environment only makes sense.  It alleviates the hassle of having to keep up with two different sets of user credentials and makes for a much more centralized authentication model for users as well as…

  • Installing vCenter Server 4.1 Step by Step

    Installing vCenter Server 4.1 update 1 is a fairly straightforward install. In preparation for this demo, we have built a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit server with all Windows updates, downloaded the ISO for vCenter Server 4.1 update 1 (which…

  • Virtualization Advantages and Disadvantages

    Virtualization and cloud computing are the big buzz words in the the technology industry these days. If you are employed in the tech field, no doubt you have had experience with virtualization and cloud computing either directly or indirectly in…

  • Cloning a virtual machine without VSPHERE

    If you have a single ESXi box and don’t have access to a VSphere box because of the lack of a license or hardware, you are missing some of the key functionality that makes virtualization great.  The ability to clone…

  • Scheduled Task in VSphere – using PowerCLI to delete existing machines

    Let me preface this post with the fact that I have just got my hands on the new Vsphere 4.1 release from VMware. However, on just a high level look at the scheduled tasks in 4.1, if you want to…