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

VMworld EMEA Spousetivities Update

I’ll make this one short and sweet. As many of you probably already know, my wife (Crystal) has been organizing spouse activities—now affectionately called “Spousetivities”–for VMware-related conferences for a few years now. This year, she’s extending Spousetivities to VMworld EMEA in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Stretched Cluster Presentation from Denver VMUG

I had the honor of speaking in front of the Denver VMUG on Tuesday of this week. It was a blast, and I got to meet a great group of people. I received some positive feedback on the presentation that I gave at the VMUG, so I thought I’d share it here as well.

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A Collection of vCloud Director Links

Since VMworld 2010, I’ve been collecting vCloud Director-related links—and there have been a bunch of them! I’m sure that the short collection I have here are only a subset of all the great material that’s been published on this new product. In any case, here’s my collection of vCloud Director links:

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Technology Short Take #4

Welcome to Technology Short Take #4, the latest collection of virtualization, storage, networking, and other data center-related links, news, thoughts, and views. As always, I hope you find something interesting here!

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New User's Guide to Symmetrix VMAX Auto Provisioning Groups via CLI, Part 1

Readers who also follow me on Twitter have probably noticed that I’ve been in an EMC Symmetrix VMAX training class this week. As part of that class, we’ve been working with Auto-Provisioning Groups. For other users who might be new to SYMCLI (the Symmetrix CLI) and Auto-Provisioning Groups (APGs), I thought this “new user’s guide” to APGs via the CLI might be handy. Comments from experienced users are welcome! In future posts, I’ll provide some additional commands for modifying and viewing APGs via CLI.

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Trying to Understand OSPF Summary Routes

While working through some OSPF configurations in preparation for my CCNA exam next week, I noticed something I thought was odd, and I don’t really understand why it’s behaving in this manner. I thought perhaps a networking expert can enlighten me.

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Reverting Project Behavior in OmniFocus

I recently updated OmniFocus on my MacBook Pro to version 1.8, the latest version, and noticed something that was—to me, at least—quite disturbing. Projects that had no child actions were now displaying in my Contexts view! Besides running counter-intuitive to my (albeit limited) understanding of Getting Things Done (GTD), this new behavior just didn’t make sense to me.

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Technology Short Take #3

Welcome to Technology Short Take #3, a collection of links about key data center technologies like virtualization, networking, and storage. I’m still striving to broaden the scope of these posts to include even more storage and networking posts, so I’d love to hear feedback from readers on how well I’m doing and what other sources I should consider for inclusion here.

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Keep Your Eyes on HyTrust

I’m not a security expert (I’ll leave that to Ed or the Hoff), but if there’s a security company out there to keep your eyes on it is, in my opinion, HyTrust. Since releasing their security appliance in April of 2009, HyTrust has continued to expand their reach. Last week at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, HyTrust made a few announcements to note:

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vSphere 4.1 Links

I’d collected a long list of vSphere 4.1-related links as part of the process of revising Mastering VMware vSphere 4, a project that has since been shelved. Rather than just delete the links now that the book is no longer being revised, I thought I’d post them here (in no particular order) just in case someone else might find them useful.

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