Archive for January, 2012

Don’t forget to Vote for Top VMware & virtualization blogs

January 31, 2020

Another year of voting for the top VMware and Virtualization blogs is here. Head on over and cast your votes. And dont forget to vote for yours truly "thehyperadvisor"! There's a lot of competition out there this year and it seems to keep growing.
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VMware vCenter Operations Manager Suite 5.0 is here!

January 25, 2020

VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 gets a face lift and some new features. If you haven't use this product yet in any form your really missing out on a tool that provides great information. If you have used the previous version then get prepared for some better data visualization changes (eye candy) as well...
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Using SCCM 2007 to find vCenters on your network

January 19, 2020

When you have to kind of oversee all things VMware vSphere it helps to know what's out there on your network. Typically in a large organization if someone installs ESX, there is going to be a vCenter to manage it. And up until vSphere 5, vCenter would be installed on a Windows server. Here...
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PlateSpin Protect product review Part 2

January 13, 2020

Each section has it's own set of configs which are pretty self explanatory once you see it. Settings can be tweaked to your delight, unless what you'd like is Continuous Data Protection (CDP) which is not an option. You can configure the recurrence pattern into the minutes range by first choosing Custom and then...
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PlateSpin Protect product review Part 1.

January 12, 2020

I was checking out a few products for disaster recovery with a focus around VMware VM protection. You may have heard of PlateSpin before but if you haven't actually had the time to try out the product here is my review. First off the PlateSpin Protect can be downloaded for you to see how...
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Are you driving virtualization with eyes wide shut?

January 10, 2020

As virtualized environments grow larger and more complex in design and architecture, it’s imperative to be able to spot current and potential bottlenecks that could lead to performance degradation and outages. Without a bird’s-eye view of your environment, you may as well be operating with your eyes closed. There is no way to guarantee...
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vSphere HA cannot be configured on the host because of its SSL

January 9, 2020

I recently came across this issue in my lab after upgrading my vCenter Server from version 4.1 to version 5 and figured I'd blog about it. In this case I have a couple of hosts with configuration issues shown in the screenshot below.
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