Here are three links to articles/blogs/KB entries you shouldn’t let escape you today: VMware Security Blog: VMware products and the Heartbleed OpenSSL issue, CVE-2014-0160 – Thanks to Manish Patel for bringing this along Veeam to offer advanced data protection with NetApp – comprehensive blog post by Luca Dell’Oca – Thanks to Francesco
Thoughts about the VCAP/VCDX bootcamp in Milano
Yesterday on Monday, April 7th 2014 I had the honor to participate in the VCAP/VCDX Bootcamp organized by John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) and Mostafa Khalil (VCDX-002). The bootcamp took place in Milano, Italy, at VMware HQ. We were about 30+ people, at least half of them from VMUGIT (The Italian VMUG),
The real value of our community
When I started writing this post I thought it would be time to write the mandatory “Thank you for being a vExpert this year post” with all the mandatory acknowledgements. This year, while I was of course glad to receive the vExpert accolade, it wasn’t with the same kind of excitement
VMware VSAN goes GA – vSphere 5.5 U1 Released
As VMware VSAN goes GA (General Availability), VMware released today vSphere 5.5 Update 1. The update is downloadable here (don’t try it with Siri!) and contains the following noteworthy changes/improvements: VSAN GA code (no longer a beta) vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) vSphere Client Plug-in Official support for vCenter Server on Windows
My two cents on Cisco storage strategy
Today I’ve had the opportunity to comment on Enrico Signoretti‘s blog post about Cisco’s storage strategy and their new UCS Invicta (Whiptail) solution. In his blog post, Enrico expresses a very similar opinion as the one I hold on Cisco strategy, what I read earlier this week on El Reg
Personal considerations on the evolution of the storage industry
Hey guys, I’m back after a 6 months long hiatus. Lots of work, illness, stuff to sort out, well it’s been a bumpy ride but thankfully there have been some successes, too. Today I want to kind of share some experiences I’ve had with customers and storage solutions here in
Get your Tweet-sized vSphere Design Considerations Pocket Guide!
I’m very proud to announce that a tweet-sized vSphere design consideration I submitted in the beginning of June 2013 was deemed relevant and will be published in a pocket book titled “Tweet-sized vSphere Design Considerations”. This project was announced by Frank Denneman on his blog in June and about 400
vTalk Series #2 – Interview with Pietro Piutti
Welcome back to the vTalk interviews! This week’s vTalk session is dedicated to Pietro Piutti (@stingray92), an italian virtualization professional who is very active in the VMware Community (and not only!). Hello Pietro, before I begin with the questions, could you introduce yourself?
vTalk Series #1 – Interview with vExpert Karel Novak
Hello all, so first of all apologies if someone has already come with the vTalk name, I’m not very original today and that’s the only thing which came to my mind 🙂 I would like to interview prominent members of the VMware Community worldwide, and due to geographic vicinity I
VMware launches vCenter Log Insight
Yesterday, VMware announced the availability of a new product, VMware vCenter Log Insight. If browsing through various ESXi and vCenter logs was turning into a nightmare for you, this will most likely ease up your work. vCenter Log Insight comes from the acquisition by VMware last year of a company called
VMware vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS and 5.0 Clustering Deepdive Kindle version are available for free!
A great initiative from Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman, their two excellent books: VMware vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS and 5.0 Clustering Deepdive Kindle version are available for free! I have bought those two books in the past and they are an invaluable resource for any serious professional who is into virtualization.
Update – VMware vExpert 2013
Dear readers, it’s been a long time since I’ve been actively posting on this blog, the reasons being mainly important changes in my life, both professional and personal. First of all, I’ve switched from Systems Administrator at HSBC Czech Republic to Presales Consultant at NextiraOne Czech Republic. This has been
Migration from ESX 4 to ESXi 5
Hello everyone! I hope you've had a nice summer time and enjoyable holidays as well! No such fun times for me, because (if you don't know – which means you don't follow me on twitter), I've decided to move along in my career and I will be moving to a
A fairy tale in IT horror land: activation of MS Office 2010 on Windows Server
In the course of our work, we are all faced at a point with the necessity to implement "solutions" that are against nature and common sense. I invite you to take a journey on a fairy tale where a critical process requires Microsoft Office 2010 on a server to run.
Do your homework
Like many people I follow with interest, amusement and sometimes consternation the war that is waged by proxy between the two main virtualization contenders: VMware and Microsoft. VMware, the market leader, weighs in with the incontestable arguments of proven, real world experience as well as a solid set of features.