Posted on 23. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
The last couple of weekends have afforded me some SERIOUS VMware Home Lab time and out of that is a few blog posts around what I’ve been up to. In one of my prior blog posts I spoke about my new home lab (still working on that blog) and my endeavor to install everything from […]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
What a difference a week makes !! Geez, this is what I really love about being in IT and specifically getting to work with VMware products. Last week I published a quick blog on “How to Monitor vSphere 5 from your iPad”. Essentially this is a tool that VMware released that allows you to […]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
This is something I’ve been wanting to do a while. As you recall, I’ve been reinstalling everything in my VMware vSphere 5 home lab I’ve decided that I really need/want/”glutton for punishment” to install SQL Server 2008 R2 and start moving away from the default SQL Express stuff that most of the VMware tools let […]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
I’ve been in the process of updating my VMware home lab (future blog alert) and with that I’ve decided to do a lot of “fall cleaning” of stuff. About the only thing I’m keeping is my ActiveDirectory and DNS VM and everything else is getting a brand new install including vSphere 5.0, vCenter 5 etc […]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
Talk about your perfect timing. Hot off the presses last week was the very timely VMware View 5 Performance Best Practice Guide that I blogged about and then I see a tweet from Scott Sauer (@ssauer) about the new VMware View Backup Best Practices Deployment and Technical considerations guide. The funny part is I […]
Posted on 09. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
As I’ve said a couple of times, I’m pretty passionate about End User Computing (EUC) and where that technology is heading towards (like the end of desktops as we know it :). I was afforded the awesome opportunity to be apart of a sub-group within the vSpecialist organization that focuses on EUC and specifically lately […]
Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by vTexan.
This week I had the awesome opportunity to work the Oracle Open World show in San Francisco. I was there mostly as an invite from the EMC Oracle Social Media/Marketing team to help with a couple of fun #oowHunt (Scavanger Hunt) things and had a blast participating. Personally I think Oracle has a […]
Posted on 26. Sep, 2011 by vTexan.
From time to time I’m asked to do quick/dirty IO sizing for customers looking to do View Virtual Desktops. Normally it’s a request by the EMC Technical Consultant to help size the array. Now, I usually throw a bunch of caveats into the mix like “they really should be working with either EMC Consulting Services […]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2011 by vTexan.
This blog post is a long time coming !! This is a culmination of information I seem to consistently send out to customers and prospects that I meet with on a day to day basis. Usually I send this information in a REALLY REALLY long e-mail but I thought now I can simply send them […]
Posted on 17. Sep, 2011 by vTexan.
As I’ve mentioned in the past I’ve been working with a good friend of mine to help him get his home lab up and running. In the last blog post I talked about the importance of a solid Windows 2008 Template and the process in vSphere 5 on how to create a template. As […]
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- How to install configure and deploy VMware View 5 on vSphere 5
- FastCache-the answer to the Automated Storage Tiering Problem
- The VMware Home Lab
- How To Install EMC ProSphere
- How to recreate a VMware Workstation VMX file from scratch
- Vblock: the answer to the NRE time problem
- VMware is not evil - my opinion on their new licensing model