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 […]
Posted on 10. Sep, 2011 by vTexan.
I’ve been working with a good friend of mine in helping him pull his VMware home lab together. One of the topics we discussed was the key to a good VMware Home Lab was a solid Windows 2008 R2 template. It doesn’t need to be just Windows 2008, it could also be Windows 7 for […]
Posted on 05. Sep, 2011 by vTexan.
Another VMworld USA has come and gone and with it a TON of awesome memories and cool opportunities to learn. This year was my first year to work along side our VMware brothers and sisters in the VMware Hands on Lab (HoL). If you recall, the HoL was something I missed all together in 2010 […]
Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by vTexan.
This morning I was having some home desktop issues so as a good little Windows user I decided it might be time for a reboot. I suspended a work Win7 VM in VMware Workstation and then went about powering down everything else. Once my desktop rebooted I went to fire up my work Win7 VM […]
Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by vTexan.
One of the many things I enjoy about working here at EMC is the attention they pay to Social Media. I’m a huge Social Media fan, especially the ability to push information (good/bad or indifferent) out for others to use. As we get closer to VMworld, and shortly after, you will start to see this […]
Posted on 14. Aug, 2011 by vTexan.
What started off as a good idea, quickly snowballed into my home lab being jacked up for about 3 weeks. I often refer to these things as “life lessons” and unfortunately I usually experience these things a lot. I normally just chalk it up to my ADD and move on !! Hopefully this blog post […]
Posted on 05. Aug, 2011 by vTexan.
Me being right doesn’t happen often (just ask my wife) but when it does, I like to make sure I point it out to people If you go back a few weeks to VMware’s big vSphere 5 announcement you will recall that no matter how many awesome features and benefits they rolled out with […]
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