Google’s Finland data center is cooled by Baltic Sea water

Paper industry in Finland was hit hard by global recession and thousands of people has been laid off and several factories closed in few past years. In 2009 Google bought a closed-down paper mill in Hamina from Stora Enso, and has been transforming it into a green data center since then.  Google has now published ...

Technical White Paper: Migrating to VMware ESXi

Technical White Paper: Migrating to VMware ESXi
In addition to “VMware ESXi 4.1 Operations Guide” VMware published second technical white paper titled “Migrating to VMware ESXi”. With this new white paper VMware also published two helpful papers “VMware ESXi 4.1 Migration Checklists” and ”VMware ESXi Host configuration Worksheet”. These three papers help you to plan and carry out successful migration from legacy ...

Technical White Paper: VMware ESXi 4.1 Operations Guide 1

Technical White Paper: VMware ESXi 4.1 Operations Guide
VMware has published a new technical white paper “VMware ESXi 4.1 Operations Guide”. This new white paper is very much recommended read for any VMware admin as it describes ESXi deployment, management and troubleshooting options for those who need to prepare for migration to ESXi hypervisor platform. Document discusses technical details of ESXi on topics ...

How-to install vSphere ESXi on to a USB key

How-to install vSphere ESXi on to a USB key
In the past when I have had a choice of installing vSphere either in ESX or ESXi flavor I have always opted for ESX, I am one of those old-fashioned admins who think that Service Console is very handy in problem situations, and it has been. But times change, and even I need to adapt ...

vSphere 4.0 update 3 released 1

Almost a year has passed since last release but yesterday Sphere 4.0 update 3 was made available by VMware for those of you who are still on 4.0 version. On a quite short what’s new list in vSphere 4.0 update 3 is Improved All Paths Down handling on LUN rescan situations Updated VMware Tools with ...
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