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.
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!
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.
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.