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Setting VMware ESX vSwitch Load Balancing Policy via CLI

I see this question popping up a lot, so I thought I’d just throw up this quick blog entry with the command that’s necessary to set the load balancing policy for a VMware ESX vSwitch.

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SearchMyVM

I received an e-mail today from VKernel announcing their new SearchMyVM product, which is now in beta.

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VMware ESX 3.5 U2 Validated via SVVP

Via VMblog.com, I noted this press release by VMware:

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Embotics V-Scout

Embotics, makers of the V-Commander software, have unveiled a new, free utility that leverages some of the same functionality as V-Commander. The new utility, V-Scout, was announced today and will be available for download from Embotics web site tomorrow, September 3.

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Spouse Activities Confirmation

If you haven’t yet communicated with my wife about participating in the VMworld spouse activities that she’s been planning, we need your confirmation right away! Only eight people have confirmed definitively that they will be participating, although many more have expressed interest in the comments on earlier posts. Crystal is in the final stages of making sure that she’s got a handle on how many people are going to participate, so please let us know right away if you will be joining in any of the activities. She particularly needs to know who will be joining in for the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon trip on Wednesday, since travel arrangements need to be made.

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Storage Short Take #3

With a collection of various storage-related links from the past few weeks, here’s Storage Short Take #3!

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Any iPhone App Recommendations?

Yesterday I bought my iPhone 3G. When the original iPhone was released, I didn’t buy one because it lacked 3G network connectivity, and the Samsung BlackJack 2 I was using was already 3G capable. In addition, the BlackJack supported ActiveSync for connectivity to my corporate Exchange infrastructure, and the iPhone didn’t. After the iPhone 3G was released, my two primary complaints had now been removed, and I said that I would get one—but not right away. I wanted some time to let early adopters get the phone, figure out the limitations, and find workarounds for those limitations (where possible).

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Bluebear and Kodiak

I guess I’m a little behind the times here, but a little company named Bluebear is in the process of developing a cutting-edge cross-hypervisor management tool named Kodiak.

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Virtualization Short Take #17

News, views, events, and commentary from around the virtualization world that struck my fancy over the past few weeks—that’s what you’ll find in Virtualization Short Take #17!

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First Look: Altor Networks VNSA

Altor Networks is one of several companies that has emerged from stealth mode over the last six months or so to pitch their products for virtualization security. Altor Networks’ product, the Virtual Network Security Analyzer, or VNSA, is their flagship product, but it’s important to understand what the VNSA is and what it attempts to do. This product isn’t intended to provide network security through enforcement or policy control, but instead is intended to enhance network security through visibility.

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