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New VI Plugin

Andrew Kutz is on a roll. He’s released yet another plugin for the VMware Infrastructure Client; this latest plugin adds a “Console” tab when an ESX Server is selected that allows the user to open an SSH session to the selected server directly from the VMware Infrastructure client. No more need to launch PuTTY and log in!

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Final Article in VDI Series

My final article in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) series at SearchVMware.com has been published!

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A Quick Follow Up on Catbird

In Virtualization Short Take #2, I mentioned the announcement by Catbird of their HypervisorShield, and joined with Christofer Hoff in asking what it was, exactly, that Catbird was seeking to protect with this product.

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A Few Thoughts on Xen

I’ll start this blog posting with the disclaimer that I am not a Xen expert (at least, not yet). That being said, I had some questions, thoughts, rants, etc., that I wanted to get out of my system after a lengthy meeting with some Citrix XenServer folks today.

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VI Plugin Guide Available

Andrew Kutz has published a guide to developing plugins for VMware Infrastructure 3.5. More information on the developers guide is available in this blog posting from Andrew on the Virtualization Pro site.

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Filling the Gap With a Trigger

In part 2 of my informal discussion about getting things done with my Mac, I mentioned that I needed a way to invoke an AppleScript from within NetNewsWire. I was already using Mail Act-On and an AppleScript to easily move information from Mail.app into OmniFocus, and had a similar AppleScript for NNW but no easy way to invoke it.

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Virtualization Short Take #2

Before I begin the second installation of Virtualization Short Takes, I thought it was interesting to note that Thomas Bishop over at ScaleTheMind.com has adopted a similar strategy. There’s just so much happening that it’s truly impossible to discuss everything in depth. Even so, it’s often helpful to at least provide the readers with the links and some additional thoughts. It seems like this approach may be the best one to use. I’m certainly open to everyone’s thoughts.

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Getting Things Done on my Mac, Part II

A short while ago I wrote about how I was trying a new way of getting things done on my Mac. Since I published that blog entry, I’ve made some progress on wrapping myself around some of the tools and addressing some of the shortcomings I’d found. Since there may be others out there facing the same situation, I thought it would be useful to share my experience here.

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VIPlugins.com

Andrew Kutz has launched viplugins.com, a home for developing and distributing plugins for VirtualCenter 2.5. This launch comes on the heels of the recently released Storage VMotion plugin, which provides a graphical interface to Storage VMotion.

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Storage VMotion Plugin

Here I thought I was getting a scoop, but it appears that the e-mail I received regarding the Storage VMotion plugin for VirtualCenter 2.5 was distributed to a few others as well.

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