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

A Potential Use for the iPad

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the Apple iPad. Some people are proclaiming it’s the end of traditional media like newspapers, magazines, and books. I’m not so sure about that, but I have found one potential use for the iPad that—for me, at least—might be compelling enough to make me go buy one later this year.

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On the VCDX Defense

I’ve been thinking about how to write this post since last Friday afternoon after I completed my VCDX defense panel. Even now, a week later, I’m not sure that I have the right words to use.

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A Collection of UCS Posts

There’s been quite a few good Cisco UCS posts published recently; I thought it might be handy to collect a list of some of them (I’m sure that I will miss some). Here are a few that I’ve seen over the past few weeks (in no particular order):

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Virtualization Short Take #35

It’s that time again: time for another Virtualization Short Take! Here’s a collection of links, articles, posts, and other tidbits that I’ve found interesting, informative, or useful over the last few weeks. I hope that you find something useful as well!

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VMware vSphere Pro Video Training

In case you’ve haven’t already heard, David Davis and the good folks over at Train Signal recently released an advanced VMware vSphere training course called “VMware vSphere Pro Series Training, Vol 1”. You can get more information about this new course from Train Signal’s web site.

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Partner Exchange 2010 Session TECHDV0721

This is a two-hour session on VMware View security architecture and security benefits titled “VMware View Security Benefits, Architecture, and Best Practices”.

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Partner Exchange 2010 Session TECHMGT0921

This is a session on vCenter Chargeback deployment, configuration, and best practices. The presenter is Naeem Malik from VMware. Naeem works in VMware’s PS organization and specializes in Chargeback, CapacityIQ, and Capacity Planner assessments.

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Partner Exchange 2010 Session TECHBC0320

This is a liveblog for VMware Partner Exchange session TECHBC0320, “How VMware Leverages Microsoft Volume Shadow Services for Virtual Machine Snapshots”. The presenter is Paul Vasquez with VMware; he works within the Technical Alliances Organization at VMware with a focus on backups.

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Moving Lab Manager Datastores

You might have noted a slight incompatibility between VMware vCenter Lab Manager and one of VMware vSphere’s core features, Storage VMotion, in this earlier post on VMware Lab Manager design considerations by former co-worker Aaron Delp:

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Using IP-Based Storage with VMware vSphere on Cisco UCS

I had a reader contact me with a couple of questions, one of which I felt warranted a blog post. Paraphrased, the question was this: How do I make IP-based storage work with VMware vSphere on Cisco UCS?

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