Product Review : Sun VirtualBox

I never was really interested in Sun VirtualBox until I went to a Product Roadshow put on by Sun Microsystems about 2 weeks ago. As soon as I returned to my office I immediately download VirtualBox to see what all the hype was about.

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Created on November 2, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Good Reading.

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Product Review : Vizioncore vFoglight

I’ve been using a demo version of vFoglight for about 2 weeks now and I am overwhelmed with how much this product can do.  The installation is extremely straight forward, this product is based on Quest Software’s Foglight Application and Service Management software.  Basically you have three components, the actual Foglight software and the VMware Collector and Connector.  Long story short, this piece of software is most likely all you would ever need for complete monitoring, reporting and alerting of your VMware Infrastructure, the downside is that you would most likely need a team of server administrators and trained professionals to get it all configured and running to meet your needs.

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Created on October 30, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Good Reading, Monitoring.

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NetApp Accelerate Cancelled

Sad to hear that NetApp Accelerate has been canceled.  You can definitely tell our economy isn’t doing too good when conferences like these are canceled. You can read the official NetApp statement on the cancellation on their website.


Created on October 29, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Accelerate, Conferences, NetApp.

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Product Reviews Coming Soon

It has been a few days since I’ve blogged, I apologize for not devoting as much time this week as I should have. But, on a lighter note, I do plan on writing up a few product reviews this weekend.

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Created on October 28, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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GoToAssist Express

Its not often that I talk about non virtualized things, but a recent run-in with this new piece of software created by Citrix has me delighted. Most tech heads know that your typically the first line of support for your friends and families desktop repair needs, with this being said its typically a nightmare providing phone support for non-techie people without getting frustrated and pulling your own hair out, or even worse yelling at the person.

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Created on October 22, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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Article in NetworkWorld Magazine

An article that I was interviewed for during VMworld 2008 was just published today in NetworkWorld magazine. Definietely some good reading if your into virtualization as much as I am.


Created on October 22, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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Speaking at VMware Virtualization Forum 2008

Wow, has my schedule really filled up! It all started with VMworld 2008, now it feels like I’m speaking at a conference almost every week! I think I may need to get back into consulting!

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Created on October 20, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Conferences, vForum, VMware.

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Access the ESXi Service Console

Here is a brief write-up on how to access the Service Console of VMware ESXi. As a disclaimer, this should only be done under the direct supervision of a VMware Support Engineer.

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Created on October 20, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESXi 3.5 Tips, VMware.

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Advanced Settings for VMware HA

After discussing the issue(s) about NFS.LockDisable and how those problems may be generated (ie: VMware HA initiation), a few comments came in about VMware HA and how the default settings may not fit their specific needs.

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Created on October 20, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESX 3.5 Tips, ESXi 3.5 Tips, VMware, VMware HA.

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Common issues with NFS.LockDisable=1

After seeing a mention on Scott Lowe’s blog (blog.scottlowe.org) and on Storage Monkeys Blog (blogs.storagemonkeys.com) I’ve decided to discuss the issue(s) that I’ve came across in regards to disabling NFS Locking with the NFS.LockDisable=1 function.

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Created on October 18, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESX 3.5 Tips, ESXi 3.5 Tips, NetApp, Storage, VMware, VMware HA.

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