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Republished: FlexClones or Deduplication?

Author’s Note: This content was first published over at Storage Monkeys, but it appears that it has since disappeared and is no longer available. For that reason, I’m republishing it here (with minor edits). Where applicable, I’ll also be republishing other old content from that site in the coming weeks. Thanks!

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A Comment Policy Reminder

I encourage open discussion and conversation here on my site, and I’m thrilled that readers feel welcome to share their viewpoints (even when those viewpoints differ from my own). To help foster this sense of free discourse, there are two rules upon which I insist for all comments:

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Republished: Dispelling Some VMware over NFS Myths

Author’s Note: This content was first published over at Storage Monkeys, but it appears that it has since disappeared and is no longer available. For that reason, I’m republishing it here (with minor edits). Where applicable, I’ll also be republishing other old content from that site in the coming weeks. Thanks!

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Thinking Out Loud: Why Deploy FCoE?

This is another one of my “thinking out loud” posts. This time, the question I’m mulling is this one: why deploy FCoE?

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Blades Won't Die, But They Will Change

I was going through my list of actions in OmniFocus, looking at my projects and actions and evaluating each of them. In my “Potential Posts” project, where I keep links to articles that I might use in a blog post, I found the URL for this article by Steve Kaplan about virtualization, Cisco Nexus, and blade servers. The basic idea of his article is that virtualization and the Cisco Nexus—specifically, the unified fabric—are going to combine to kill blade servers.

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Snapshot Issue with VMware Data Recovery

Reader Kyle Ross shared with me a potential issue with VMware’s new backup product, VMware Data Recovery. Others within the VMware blogging scene have also covered this, but I wanted to mention it as well so that others didn’t run into the problem. Here’s Kyle’s write-up:

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I Love Having My Content Stolen

You know, it’s really irritating when you pour your heart and soul into something, only to find someone else riding your coattails and leeching off your efforts. It would appear that NetworkVirtualization.com is one such leech.

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Virtualization Short Take #27

Here’s Virtualization Short Take #27, a collection of news, tidbits, thoughts, articles, and useless trivia I’ve gathered over the last week or so. Perhaps you’ll find a diamond in the rough among these items!

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SVVP Certifications for VMware vSphere

VMware has completed Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) certifications for both VMware vSphere 4.0 as well as ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 4. This brings the list of SVVP-certified products to include:

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New User's Guide to Configuring VMware ESX Networking via CLI

A lot of the content on this site is oriented toward VMware ESX/ESXi users who have a pretty fair amount of experience. As I was working with some customers today, though, I realized that there really isn’t much content on this site for new users. That’s about to change. As the first in a series of posts, here’s some new user information on creating vSwitches and port groups in VMware ESX using the command-line interface (CLI).

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