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Month: November 2012

Home lab upgrade: a new host!

Home lab upgrade: a new host!

I have been running a home lab for about 3-4 years. What started with 1 server with a local disk (Dell R200) pretty soon evolved into 2 servers (2x DELL R200) and a small cluster was born. This all started with VMware ESX 3.5 and back then 2x 8GB hosts would be enough to test several appliances/tools. Sadly appliances and virtual machines became more and more (mostly) memory consuming and I added my desktop as an extra “server” (with another…

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Free Training: VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals [V5.1]

Free Training: VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals [V5.1]

VMware announced a FREE online training course called “VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals [5.1]“. This course is a self-paced course which lasts 3.5 hours and it’s available through myLearn training. The VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals self-paced course introduces students to the components, architecture, functions, and benefits of vCloud Director. For more information regarding vCloud Director I suggest reading the “what’s new” document. Objectives Briefly explain cloud computing Recognize cloud implementations Identify VMware vCloud Director functions and benefits Analyze vCloud Director architecture…

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New book by VMware: VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials

New book by VMware: VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials

VMware released a new book regarding ThinApp 4.7 Essentials writen by Peter Bj√∂rk. This book will explain in about 250 pages how to package applications into a portable way. The book contains 7 chapters full of information. You can order it now over at Packtpub or Amazon! VMware ThinApp 4.7 is an application virtualization and portable application creator which allows users to package conventional applications so that they are portable. “VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials” shows you how to deploy ThinApp…

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VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0 released

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0 released

One of the new cool announcement at VMworld 2012 in Barcelona was the support for managing Hyper-V servers using the web client. There has always been a fling (vCenter XVP Manager and Converter) for this but it has now become an extra feature. VMware has now released version 1.0 for free. VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager is a component that enables support for heterogeneous hypervisors in VMware vCenter Server. It provides the following benefits to your virtual environment: An integrated platform…

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