Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

Getting Things Done on my Mac

As part of transitioning into my new role at ePlus, I’ve been having to change some of the ways that I track my responsibilities and outstanding tasks. For many, many years I’ve been driven by customer-facing projects, and I centered my organization—document filing strategies, keywords, e-mail folders, tasks, etc.–around these projects. It was pretty easy to know what needed to be done when you’re implementing a farm of ESX Servers, or installing a new storage area network.

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Clearing the DNS Cache in Leopard

In previous versions of Mac OS X, I could use this command to flush the DNS resolver cache:

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Netsh Shortcuts

Reader Tom Spis read my article on resetting DNS and WINS on DHCP clients and shared some insight on shortening some of the Netsh commands used in that article.

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New Blog

A friend and colleague of mine recently launched a blog of his own, The Blade Blog. If the useful information that’s been posted there so far is any indication, this will be a definite addition to your RSS subscriptions. Keep up the good work, Aaron!

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HP VirtualConnect Clarification

SearchVMware.com recently published an article of mine about using HP VirtualConnect with ESX Server and the impact it has on configuring ESX Server networking. Based on the comments to my original post about the article, it appears that I didn’t adequately explain the interaction between VirtualConnect’s Standard Ethernet Networks and VLAN tagging. I’d like to thank those readers that asked about this issue and take a moment to clarify.

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Momentum Building Around Xen

Momentum seems to be building around the Xen-based virtualization offerings from Citrix, as more ISVs announce support for Citrix XenServer or Citrix XenDesktop. The latest announcements include:

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Book Review: Xen Virtualization

I just finished reading the book titled Xen Virtualization: From Technologies to Solutions, published by Packt Publishing and written by Prabhakar Chaganti. Overall, the book was helpful in getting up to speed with Xen, although it appears that English was not the native language for either Mr. Chaganti, his editor, or both.

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VMware Fusion Update Released

As I’m sure most of you have already seen elsewhere, VMware has released version 1.1.1 of VMware Fusion, their desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. I’ve already downloaded and installed the update, which is free for registered owners.

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This is Hilarious

Via Ben Rockwood, I found this and thought it was just too funny to pass up:

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New Article on HP VirtualConnect

For some good information on using HP VirtualConnect with VMware ESX Server, go check out this article just published by SearchVMware.com:

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