Author Archive | Steven Beaver

New Year and New Exam- Prepping for the VCP5

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012 and as is customary this time of year, I would like to start things out in 2012 with a New Year’s Resolution.  My resolution this year is to take the VMware VCP5 exam before the class requirement grace period comes to an end for all of us VCP4s.  […]

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The Speed of Change

The speed at which technology changes is absolutely amazing in that as soon as you buy something, the next faster, bigger model comes out.  I think back to when I started my career and remember a workstation that I was using with a 200MHz processor and I was really thrilled when I got it bumped […]

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The Start of VMworld 2011

VMworld 2011 has finally arrived as the expected crowd of about 20,000 arrived in Las Vegas for the event. The temperature is a broiling 110* and sunny. Today is Monday, August 29, and the official start of the conference, but the vExperts had the opportunity to attend a special briefing, before the show, that focused […]

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Take it to the Cloud

Everywhere you look you hear more and more about cloud computing as well as one of my favorite lines from a Microsoft commercial “Let’s take it to the Cloud…”.  Companies are jumping on the cloud bandwagon in quite a big way.  I wanted to point out and mention some stories and services that I am […]

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Tripwire Inc. Acquired

In 2008 Tripwire made itself known in the virtualization space with the release of two free tools, Tripwire’s ConfigCheck and OpsCheck. By the time 2009 came around, Tripwire was getting itself fully established in the virtual space for the release of its new product, Tripwire’s vWire. vWire was released in the summer of 2009 and […]

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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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vSphere Client for the iPad

The VMware Community Roundtable, which is recorded every Wednesday, has been available for download from iTunes for the last couple of years or about as long has the podcast has been presented on TalkShoe.com.  Other than the community podcast and The Virtualization Security Podcast there have not really been too many other things available on […]

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Exploring a Limitation of VMWare DRS

I have been a big fan of VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). VMware DRS is a service or feature that will dynamically allocate and balance computing resources across the hosts in a cluster. In all of the environments I have work with so far, DRS has been a fantastic tool for getting and maintaining that […]

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Host Only Supports 1 vCPU: Licensing?

I had a fun day resolving a licensing issue for a client.  This one was a little different than I had seen in the past.  The cluster in question is an eight node cluster running ESX 3.5.  The error message that I received when trying to perform a vMotion was “Unable to migrate from HostA […]

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