Archive | April, 2011

PlateSpin Migrate data transfer troubleshooting

One of the most common problems on using PlateSpin Migrate is the data transfer process. After the target VM has been created and booted with Windows PE, a process is started on the target to receive files from the source server. The process which does the transfer is ofxcontroller.exe . The data is send from source to target over port 3725 […]

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The Cloud and the SMB: Diversified?

I was reading the post Small Business Virtualization and that really got me thinking about Small to Medium Businesses and what part Cloud Computing will play in that market.  There are plenty of small businesses in and around my area and I have a couple of friends that are the owners of a couple of […]

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First Impression of the PXE Manager for vSphere

I just fiddled somewhat with the ‘fling’ from the VMware site: PXE Manager. Well, if you ask me, it’s not just a ‘fling’, but it is really, really useful. It’s easy to install and easy to use. Here’s the summary from the ‘fling’: PXE Manager for vCenter enables ESXi host state (firmware) management and provisioning. Specifically, it […]

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Virtualization=good: Gaps in architecture=bad

I was recently talking with my colleague, Wai Chung, about  the design of complicated data architecture. He had a number of insights to offer that I thought readers would find very relevant. After paying him in advance with a few beers, he was kind enought to document his thoughts in the following article. I hope […]

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