A new challenges awaits 2

A new challenges awaits
Year 2012 kicks off with a big bang for me, I left my stable income position at Capgemini Data Center Solutions unit and joined a new, small but agile company Suomen IT-Virtuoosit Oy as VMware Certified Instructor. In my new position I will deliver VMware training in Finland through VATC’s such as Arrow ECS and ...

VMware vCenter AppSpeed got End of Availability date

VMware vCenter AppSpeed got End of Availability date
VMware has decided to kill vCenter AppSpeed, no new licenses will be sold after January 3rd, 2012. Support for existing licenses will continue until September 15th, 2012. Official notification of EOA and ESL is available at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2010764 which I will quote briefly: We want to provide you with an important update about the VMware® vCenter ...

Christmas giveaways for IT experts 1

Christmas giveaways for IT experts
Holiday season is upon to us again and Santa is on move already, some companies are feeling generous and giving out free NFR licenses for study and demonstration purposes, perfect for home lab use. Here are some that I have found so far. DataCore is giving out 365 day NFR license for SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor ...

VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 2 released 2

VMware has today released a Update 2 for vSphere 4.1. vSphere 4.1 Update 2 includes number of security fixes, number of NIC drivers updates and fix for failing VAAI storage vMotion operations on EMC VMAX array running a specific firmware level. Release notes for VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2 are available here, and for ...

VMware Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 released 2

VMware Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 released
VMware has today released VMware Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 for general availability. One of the cool new additions of Workstation 8 is “Shared VMs” feature which allows you to remotely connect to VMs on other VMware Workstation instances, ESXi hosts or to even vCenter Server! With Workstation 8 you can migrate VMs from your ...

Deploying EMC PowerPath/VE 5.7 with Update Manager 5.0 2

Deploying EMC PowerPath/VE 5.7 with Update Manager 5.0
Improvements in vSphere 5 Update Manager makes installation of 3rd party host extensions easier than ever before, no more "esxupdate” or “vihostupdate” in CLI required. Here is example how you can deploy latest PowerPath/VE with Update Manager 5.0 to your brand new vSphere 5 cluster. Download latest PowerPath/VE bundle zip and unzip it, in that ...

VMware Certified Professional 5 exam now available

VMware Certified Professional 5 exam now available
VMware Certified Professional 5 exam (VCP510) is now available in Pearson VUE test centers around the world, you may schedule your exam here http://www.vue.com/vmware/. As I was participating on vSphere 5 beta I received an invite to a VCP5 beta exam which I took in July, unfortunately I am still waiting for my exam score, ...

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of
I spotted something very unexpected and interesting in the Twitter today, David Robertson (@daverdfw) is working on a EMC Symmetrix virtual storage appliance for VMware vSphere which is actually on display at the VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Symmetrix VSA is still an unofficial and EMC internal only project but if enough Symmetrix customers show ...
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