Performance Best practices for VMware vSphere 4.1


VMware recently released an updated version of “Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1”. This version covers VMware ESX 4.1, ESXi 4.1 and vCenter 4.1.

In the introduction it is stated that this book is not intended as a Quick start Guide for planning and configuring new projects. In my opinion it is very useful as a checklist for new deployments and for reviewing existing environments.

So what is in it? The book contains 4 chapters and a glossary.

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VMware + Android = VirtualViewer


Since I have changed my Palm Treo cell phone for an Android powered device, I have entered a new dimension. One of the coolest aspects is the  Application Market. Please do not bash me, I know there are other excellent products like the iPhone. Now and then I browse the Android Market with the search term “vmware”. In most cases the results are Apps for the VCP exam preparation, but today there is a new App named VirtualViewer. Read the rest of this entry »

Resizing Virtual disks and some annoyances


Increasing the size of a virtual disk is a routine job, especially in a Windows environment. Since Virtual Infrastructure 3.5, the Client offers the ability to adjust the size of a Disk File. But sometimes, there are some annoyances.

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