Posted on 14. Mar, 2013 by .


  The results are in !!  In 2012 a vTexan.com was ranked 30th and this year we moved up 10 spots to #20 !!  W0OT !!   AWESOME! First and foremost THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!  Secondly thank you Eric Siebert for working hard to pull this together !!  Make sure you head over to http://vsphere-land.com/news/2013-top-vmware-virtualization-blog-voting-results.html […]

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Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by .


  Vote here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1165270/Top-vBlog-2013  It’s that time of year again where Eric Siebert and group over at vSphere-Land.com start the process of ranking the top virtualization bloggers in the industry.  I can only imagine how much work goes into tabulating these results !  There looks to be well over 200 bloggers which is just CRAZY […]

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Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by .


  So, this blog post is going to be a little different then my typical ones, but this is my blog so I get to publish whatever I want About 10 months ago, April 11th to be exact, I was alerted by a good friend of mine (Brian Carpenter – @vtBrianC) of a kick ass […]

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Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by .


  First and foremost let me point out that TrainSignal (@TrainSignal) is a sponsor on this vTexan.com blog site.  BUT I’d like to point out that I loved them before they were a sponsor Thank god for Social Media (Twitter and Facebook in this case) or I would have totally missed these little gems of […]

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Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by .


  If you’ve been following my install guide series for ProSphere 1.7 you know that we have already installed the ProSphere vApp, we setup the discovery of the the VNX and in my last blog, we setup the discovery of the VMware Infrastructure.  The next step is to add in the fabric switch information.  In […]

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Posted on 10. Jan, 2013 by .


  Hopefully you had a chance to review my “How to install ProSphere” blog post and are now ready to continue adding more discovery objects into ProSphere to get a larger overview of your environment.  The next object we will be adding is our VMware vSphere infrastructure.  This will get us one step closer to […]

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Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .


<Update May 21st ProSphere was updated to 2.0, the install is still the same) <Updated Jan 14th to include links to setting up VMware with ProSphere, and Cisco Switches – links at the bottom> In December, the Storage Resource Management Suite was updated and with that came ProSphere 1.7.  If you are not familiar with […]

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Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by .


  From time to time I’ve needed to get Solutions Enabler setup for various different reasons, on various different lab environments, as well as helping customers get this setup for things like VASA and ProSphere.  I figured I might as well document it and publish it so that in another 3 months, when I need […]

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Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by .


  Hopefully you read my blog post around IT Transformation.  If you recall, the whole movement around IT Transformation is the understanding that various companies’ differentiated value is coming more and more from their customer facing Applications.  Because of this, more and more attention needs to be focused on these applications.  This is driving the […]

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Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .


  One of the things that drove me to social media (Twitter+Blogging+Facebook+Linkedin etc) was a desire to share with the community, good, bad or indifferent, but sharing none-the less.  It’s probably a lot of the same reasons others gravitated towards this medium.  It’s not for everyone, but for those that embrace it, they can certainly […]

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