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

Need an ESX Cheat Sheet?

After noticing a link I’d added to my Delicious.com bookmarks about a cheat sheet for Linux/UNIX, a reader shared with me a cheat sheet that he had created for VMware ESX. The cheat sheet can be downloaded here, and the reader’s weblog is available here. Thanks for sharing this information!

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FCoE versus MR-IOV...huh?

I’ve had this link sitting in my “Articles To Read” list for quite some time, but—to be perfectly honest—I’ve been just too busy to really do anything about it. Now that a hectic few weeks has wrapped up and I have a small breather before the next hectic few weeks, I wanted to comment briefly on Doug Gourlay’s discussion of FCoE versus MR-IOV.

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NetApp Insight Posts

It looks like I may be able to blog about some of the content that was covered this week at NetApp Insight in LA after all. I’m still working out the details, but I hope to have things straightened out very soon. Stay tuned to this space for more details!

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CompareMyVM

VKernel, whose SearchMyVM search-based management product I wrote about back at the beginning of September, is launching a community site called CompareMyVM. The site is expected to formally launch in early December.

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Recent VMware Security Notice

I started to mention this in Virtualization Short Take #22, but I felt that burying mention of a security notice amongst a bunch of other links just wasn’t the right way to bring it to everyone’s attention. I don’t want to be accused of crying wolf, but I do want readers to be aware of this sort of issues when they arise.

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Virtualization Short Take #22

Despite the fact that I’m out of town this week at NetApp Insight, I wanted to go ahead and get out the latest installation of Virtualization Short Takes—my sometimes-weekly collection of interesting or useful links and tidbits.

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At NetApp Insight This Week

I’m in Los Angeles this week for NetApp Insight. This is the internal and partner-only conference that used to be called Fall Classic. The particularly cool part is that I’ll actually be presenting this week! On Wednesday, I’ll be giving a presentation on integrating NetApp and VMware technologies. Wish me luck!

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BlueStripe Releases FactFinder 1.1

BlueStripe Software has released version 1.1 of its flagship product, FactFinder. Readers may recall that I met with BlueStripe back during the VMworld 2008 timeframe, and I’ve spoken with them on a number of occasions at other times as well.

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VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3 is Available

I’m sure most everyone already knows from some other source, but just in case you hadn’t already heard: VMware has made available for download VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3. The link to download and the Release Notes are available here. Enjoy!

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Where is Bluebear Going with Kodiak?

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I broke the news on Kodiak, but since my first post on Kodiak back in August, Bluebear has seen quite a bit of coverage around the Internet. Fellow virtualization blogger Duncan Epping of Yellow Bricks has discussed Kodiak a number of times (here are only a few):

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