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Ranked #27 in Eric Siebert’s Top VMware bloggers survey

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Last Monday, Eric Siebert published the results of the Top25 VMware Virtualization Bloggers survey. Also watch the vChat episode 8 where the Top25 is announced.
Big Congrats to all of you who made it into the Top25. Great Job!
While the previous vote back in January 2010 had a total of 66 blogs, there were now 115 [...]

The VESI – Getting it up and running

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On April 8th we had a very good DutchVMUG meeting, which was totally dedicated to using PowerCLI and The VESI (Virtualization EcoShell Initiative). Although setting up the environment is straightforward, I wanted to do a small write-up which leads you through the install process and includes all download links needed.
Installation Overview
The complete setup of the [...]

How sure is your backup?

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Everybody backups their environment, but how many do actually test if the backup can be restored? When you do, you know how time consuming this process is and even when you do a test restore, you are actually only testing that particular backup. You can’t possibly test every backup in your environment.
Veeam, an industry leader [...]

VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6

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Last friday VMware released Virtual Center 2.5 update 6.  Most interesting new feature is that it now supports customization for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
From the Release notes:
What’s New
Guest Operating Systems Customization Improvements
Customization support for the following guest operating systems has been added in this release:
For more complete information about supported guests [...]

Voted #29 top blogger on vSphere-land.com

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In my previous post, I already wrote about the Top25 Bloggers that were announced by Eric Siebert on vSphere-land.com. Eric has now put the full voting results online. Out of the 66 blogs I ended up as 29th.

Although I didn’t make it into the Top25, I’m still very satisfied ending up on the 29th place with [...]

vSphere-land Top25 bloggers

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The votes have been counted and the new Top25 bloggers are revealed by Eric Siebert on vSphere-land. A total amount of over 700 people from all over the world have casted their votes, which delivered Eric a nice weekend counting.
The new Top25 as published by Eric siebert on vSphere-land:

Yellow Bricks – Duncan Epping – 158 [...]

Support your favourite blog. Vote Now!

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In case you didn’t noticed already, Eric Siebert  from vsphere-land has proclaimed a new top bloggers election. Blogging takes a lot of work, and most of us do this on top of our day jobs and hence don’t get paid for it. So I’m honoured to be a nominee alongside world’s greatest virtualization bloggers. Check out the [...]

Geographically dispersed cluster design

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Nowadays more and more companies have or are considering a 2nd datacenter in another site. Mostly the main reason for this 2nd datacenter is for disaster recovery purposes. There are 2 ways to utilize this 2nd datacenter. First one could choose for an active-passive setup, where in the 2nd datacenter bare-metal servers are waiting to [...]

VMware virtualization – Where do I start?

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Occasionally I get the question “Hey, I’m new to VMware virtualization. Since you are the expert, can you please tell me where to start?” All right, if you really want to get started, let me give you some guidelines. First you need a VMware virtualization layer. There are different options to choose from.
Desktop Products
If you [...]

ESX Memory Management – Part 3

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In part 1, I explained the virtual machine settings that are available to us regarding to memory, in part 2, I explained how the ESX kernel assigns memory to a VM and in this part I will dive into ESX memory reclaiming techniques.
The ESX kernel uses transparent page sharing, ballooning and swapping to reclaim memory. [...]