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My top 5 favorite enhancements to the new vSphere Web Client 5.5

I have been using the vSphere Web Client more and more lately and though transitioning away from the familiar legacy vSphere C# Client is not the …

Best Practices for running vSphere on iSCSI » Welcome to vSphere-land!

VMware recently updated a paper that covers Best Practices for running vSphere on iSCSI storage. This paper is similar in nature to the Best …

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vSphere 5.5 Link-O-Rama » Welcome to vSphere-land!

<b>Your complete guide to all the essential vSphere 5.5 links. Bookmark this page and keep checking back as it will grow as new links are added.</b><p>VMware …

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Refresher course on VMware virtual storage management

VMware storage management<br>study break<p>Storage vMotion demystified<p>How to implement shared storage in VMware<p>VMware offers a staggering number of tools …

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Four steps to securing vCenter and the VMware virtualized environment

IT security can often become an issue once your company gets above a certain size. When considering the overall...<p>security of a VMware virtualized …

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VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN)

VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) product developed by VMware that pools together …

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What is VCDX (VMware certified design expert)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

VCDX (VMware certified design expert) is VMware's highest certification level. There are currently three solution tracks for VCDX: Data center …

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Five VMware home lab ideas for beginner to advanced users

A VMware home lab serves many purposes for vSphere admins: testing new OSes, stress-testing the production design,...<p>trying new vSphere or vCloud …

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The top 10 VMware tutorials and tips for 2013

While talk of network virtualization, hybrid clouds and software-defined data centers dominated the news out of VMworld 2013, virtualization …

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A vCloud Director lab is within reach, even on virtual lab setups

Research can only teach a cloud computing admin so much about VMware's vCloud infrastructure. To create provider-hosted...<p>and at-home virtual data …

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Creating ESXi shared storage in VMware vSphere Hypervisor

With virtualized servers based on the free VMware vSphere Hypervisor, you will achieve better VM reliability by...<p>changing the data store from local …

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VMware for small business IT infrastructures: Top 5 tips

IT shops in small businesses deal with different budgets, problems and projects than their enterprise-IT cohorts. Check out these top five tips for …

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VMware vSphere basics: ESXi host cluster, vCenter and shared storage

The foundation for good VMware vSphere virtualization doesn't change no matter how large you scale the infrastructure....<p>Get these basics right to …

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The best VMware backup options in the cloud

That Microsoft commercial you've been seeing may tell you to take anything IT-related "to the cloud." But, remember,...<p>it's OK to be cautious. …

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Revealing the best vSphere network configurations and strategies

Virtual networking went from the bottleneck to the virtual server infrastructure to the central artery for the virtual world. Staying on top of …

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VMware SSO changes your authentication infrastructure ... for good

VMware SSO server -- a mandatory ID authentication component for many VMware applications at version 5.1 -- is...<p>the natural evolution of security …

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VMware PowerCLI 5.5 flexes administrative muscles

VMworld 2013 has come and gone in both San Francisco and Barcelona. There were numerous product announcements around...<p>vSphere 5.5, VMware Virtual …

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VMware IaaS: Converting from virtualization to a software-defined data center

Converting a virtualized data center to a software-defined data center enables automation and self-service. In...<p>practice, VMware's software-defined …

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VMware command line options to keep in your ESXi toolbox

Even if you've always used the GUI of vSphere Client to get your work done, that doesn't mean it's always the right...<p>tool for the job. Save time and …

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Is your VMware administrator doing a good job?

Companies that rely on server virtualization to support critical IT infrastructure need to know that their VMware...<p>administrators are proficient.<p>IT …

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How to stop worrying and learn to love the new vSphere Web Client

Since the release of vSphere 5.1, VMware has steered virtualization administrators from the Windows Client to the...<p>vSphere Web Client as the …

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Mastering PowerCLI commands to control VMware vCloud and vSphere

With VMware increasingly abstracting the data center from the administrator's granular control, the command line interface remains a bastion for …

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Top techniques to improve vSphere performance

Improving vSphere performance can be as easy as removing an unnecessary virtual machine restriction, or as complex...<p>as restructuring queues to …

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How the virtualization industry giant extended its reach - Virtualization giant extends its reach: A look at VMware acquisitions

VMware Inc.'s hold as virtualization industry giant remains strong with an estimated 60% market share, but the 15-year-old company has been actively …

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How do virtualization admins get VMs going on VMware vCHS?

With VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), how do virtualization administrators get VMs from ESXi servers in a data...<p>center to VMware's public cloud …

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VMware vCHS options: Dedicated cloud vs. virtual private cloud

<b>What's the difference between the dedicated cloud and virtual private cloud offerings in VMware vCHS?</b><p>Despite its name, vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) …

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Private cloud management software: VMware vCloud Director vs. vCenter

<i>VMware's vCloud Director cloud management software works great for public clouds, but, according to one cloud hosting company, private cloud services</i> …

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How the VMware software defined data center works: An IaaS example

What changes when IT transitions from a VMware vSphere-based virtual infrastructure to a VMware vCloud-based software-defined...<p>data center?<p>Earlier, …

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VMware stymied in its quest for world domination

VMware introduced its vision for the software-defined data center at VMworld 2012, and IT pros spent much of 2013 questioning and challenging that …

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