The other day (Nov 16, 2011 to be exact), my fellow nerd and Tech Field Day delegate, Tom Hollingsworth crafted a great blog post on the new movement in IT, and business in generalâ€¦ Bring Your Own (Apple) Device to work. If you have not read the post yetâ€¦ you gotta check it out.
I have to say, I am quite shocked that I am on the tail end of waiting 1.5 hours for an ESXi 5.0 upgrade to complete booting. Seriouslyâ€¦ 1.5 hours. I have been waiting for some time to get some ESXi 5.0 awesomeness going on in my environment. vCenter has been sitting on v5 for […]
With the release of VMware’s vSphere 5 product, the addition of the vCenter Virtual Appliance has been a welcome addition to management options. However, vCenter Virtual Appliance includes DHCP and TFTP functions that can be used for a PXE installation environment. Read on for instructions on using the vCenter Virtual Appliance as a PXE host for ESXi host installations!
When VMware acquired Integrien in August 2010, there were some questions as to what that acquisition was going to lead to in the future. With the release of vCenter Operations suite of programs, that question is answered.
However, I believe I have found a great use case for I/O virtualization thanks to a presentation from Virtensys during the most recent Portland VMUG meeting.
The more and more I think about it, VMware is a farmer. No doubt they have created something very special. The ecosystem surrounding their foundation product, the hypervisor, is rich, fertile, and ready for harvesting.
The VMware Flings have provided some amazing utilities. PXE Manager introduces an easy to manage installation mechanism for ESXi installations. Read on for a guide on installing, configuring, and installing ESXi on a host.
In my day to day work routine, I make a point to catch up on some technical sites. Sure, it is fun seeing what is going on in technology-land on a daily basis. However, keeping abreast of trends and issues in technology-land is super important.
Growing from a smaller, more basic network into a more mature networking environment can impose some growing pains. Introduction of EIGRP, DMVPN, and other Cisco technologies can help to reduce the growing pains and mature into a very functional networking environment. Read on for more discussion of our moving to a more mature and scalable network.
Tech Field Day #5 featured some amazing companies and products. While I do not want to reinvent the wheel and duplicate much of the writing that the other delegates have provided, I would like to take a moment to comment on all of the presentations. Read on for my take on the Tech Field Day #5 presenting sponsors and their respective products.