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INF-BCO2655: FT for SMP VMs Tech Preview

This is a session blog for INF-BCO2655, titled “VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance for Multiprocessor Virtual Machines - Technical Preview.” The presenters are both from VMware (naturally); they are Jim Chow and Shrinand Javadekar. I’m looking forward to seeing what progress has been made on this front since the last time VMware spoke about the possibility of multi-vCPU FT.

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APP-CAP2165: Operating Cloud Foundry

This is a session blog for APP-CAP2165, Operating Cloud Foundry. The speakers are Mark Kropf, Brian McClain, and Dave McCrory (formerly of VMware and now with Warner Music Group). I have no previous experience with Cloud Foundry so I’m really looking forward to this session.

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VMworld 2012 Keynote, Day 2

This is a live (or reasonably live) blog for the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

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INF-VSP1423: esxtop for Advanced Users

This is a session blog for INF-VSP1423, esxtop for Advanced Users, at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, CA. The presenter is Krishna Raj Raja from VMware.

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VMworld 2012 Keynote, Day 1

This is a liveblog from the keynote on Day 1 of VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

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Working with KVM Guests

As you may already know, my new role at EMC has me spending more time on open source projects like KVM, OpenStack, and others. Over the past few days, I’ve been working with KVM for a bit, and I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along the way. Readers who are very familiar with KVM won’t likely find anything new here (although I do encourage you to share any additional information or insight in the comments).

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My VMworld 2012 Schedule

It’s that time of the year again—time for VMworld! As I’ve done in years past (although I’m late getting this information published this year), I’m posting my VMworld schedule here. I do this for two reasons. First, it may spur someone to look at a session that perhaps they hadn’t considered before (or it may spur me to look at a different session due to feedback!). Second, I often get requests to meet, and posting my schedule here along with a link to my Google calendar helps streamline that process. So, without further ado, here it is!

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Installing KVM and Open vSwitch on Ubuntu

This is the first of a number of posts in which I’ll be discussing Ubuntu Linux, KVM, and the Open vSwitch (OVS). I hope that you find the posts helpful.

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So Long, Status Quo (Again)

A little over two years ago, I wrote a blog post titled “So Long Status Quo.” (The title is taken from the Nichole Nordeman song “Brave”, in case you didn’t catch the reference.) At the time, I was making a pretty big move in my life, moving from a career in the VAR/reseller space—where I’d been for over a decade—into a job working for EMC Corporation on the vSpecialist (aka the VMware Affinity) team.

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Open Source Network Redesign

As you might have noticed in recent blog posts, I’m spending a fair amount of time working with open source solutions like Ubuntu Linux, OpenBSD, Puppet, and similar. As part of the effort to make myself more familiar with these and other open source projects, I’ve decided to re-architect my home network using predominantly open source software.

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