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

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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vSphere Book News

There’s good news on the book front. My book, Mastering VMware vSphere 4, is into the production phase. All the writing is complete, edits are complete or very nearly complete, and things are winding down. It’s been a crazy road, but one that I’m glad I took. So what’s the good news? The book will be available at VMworld!

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Vote for My Site!

Last week, Eric Siebert issued a call for the community to vote on the top 5 VMware blogs. If you haven’t already voted in Eric’s survey, please go over now and be sure to cast a vote to keep me in the top 5 of Eric’s list.

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Some New Christian Music

I recently purchased some new Christian music to add to my iTunes library; I had a credit with iTunes from some iTunes Gift Cards that my kids gave me for Christmas. After six months, I figured I’d better go ahead and use the iTunes credit or it would disappear.

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VMworld 2009 Spouse Activities

As many of you probably already know, my wife Crystal is in the midst of planning another round of activities for spouses attending VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, CA, later this year. Last year in Las Vegas, Crystal was joined by a number of other ladies for some great activities that included a tour of the Grand Canyon and a visit to the Hoover Dam. Their itinerary was much more packed with fun and enjoyment than mine, that’s for sure!

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TA2259 Ask the Experts at VMworld 2009

Shamelessly copied (mostly) from both Yellow Bricks and VMwareTips.com. I didn’t think either Duncan or Rick would mind very much.

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Xeon 5500 CPUs and EVC in vSphere

In early April when I traveled to Houston to meet with HP about the ProLiant G6 servers—a trip which resulted in this blog post—I got into a discussion with representatives from HP and Intel regarding the Xeon 5500 CPUs and Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC).

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