Category Archives: TechInfo

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A Must-Have Tool for Every VMware Customer!

http://nickapedia.com/2011/11/03/straighten-up-with-a-new-uber-tool-presenting-uberalign/ If you are not already aware, VMware shops have been challenged for some time now (several years, in fact) with partition alignment problems in the guest file system…  VMware has been aware of this for years, and has offered … Continue reading

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VMworld 2011 Session BCA1230 – Best practices for virtualizing Java

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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VMworld 2011 Session BCA1950 – Production Proven Methods of Running Enterprise Java on vSphere

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… This session had excellent information, though … Continue reading

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How To: Install and Configure EMC VSI Plugins for vSphere

Overview If you are not already aware, the EMC storage Plugins for VMware vSphere are free to download for all EMC customers off Powerlink.  The plugins allow you to view all the characteristics of your virtual machine storage (NFS and … Continue reading

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How to Correlate your VMDK to your Windows Drives…

Recently, I received an email indirectly from a customer with a problem…  they had a number of virtual machines with many virtual disks, as well as RDMs.  the problem was that when they were trying to remove a VMDK, they … Continue reading

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Home Lab 3.0

Finally Got it Right… For those of you who have been following my progress (thanks for sticking around), there have been some changes to the home lab setup.  You may recall, in my post last fall – Home Lab, Part … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Axe…

So, I have begun my journey into my new world of EMC and VMware synergy, and I am having a blast.  Last week I helped out Nick Weaver as part of his documentation project for his new HOW-TO guide for … Continue reading

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