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PHD Virtual Backup 6.1

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PHD Virtual has released a new version of their award-winning data protection software PHD Virtual Backup 6.1. This version adds some major new functionality and enhancements, which include:

Instant Recovery for Full/Incremental Backup Mode
Rollback Recovery
Reporting Enhancements
Job Copy

Instant Recovery for Full/Incremental Backup Mode
With PHD Virtual Backup version 6.1, PHD Virtual brings Instant recovery to Full/Incremental [...]

PHD Virtual Backup and Replication 5.3

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PHD Virtual Backup and Replication 5.3, earlier demonstrated at VMworld 2011 by PHD Virtual, is coming soon. According to PHD Virtual it will be offering even faster backup and restore of virtual machines and new technologies that offer more flexibility for disaster recovery of your virtual environment.
NEW FEATURES

New Job Processing Engine with I/O optimizations
Up to [...]

vSphere Client for iPad – Another step forward in mobile administration

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Today VMware announced the release of the vSphere Client for iPad. The first great thing is that you can download the vSphere Client for iPad from Apple’s iTunes Store for FREE! The second great thing is that it looks really awesome and the interface is very intuitive.
VMware is taking mobility very seriously as this is [...]

Brocade Network Advisor Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter

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The storage network administrator drew my attention to the Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter.
Brocade Network Advisor
Brocade Network Advisor provides a unified network management solution across Brocade Fibre Channel SANs, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Layer 2/3 IP switches and routers, Wireless, Layer 4/7 Application Delivery networks and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) [...]

A new PowerCLI release and a New Year’s feature

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On Decembre 2nd, VMware released PowerCLI 4.1.1 (or PowerCLI 4.1 Update1 as VMware calls it). Although this is a minor release, it contains more than just some bugfixes. The new release contains several enhancements and quite a couple of new cmdlets. Let’s have a look at some of the new improvements in PowerCLI 4.1.1:

Using the ESX [...]

Virtualization EcoShell 1.2.6 released

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Vizioncore just released the newest version of the vEcoShell (Virtualization EcoShell). As a user and developer of VMware PowerCLI scripts I almost use the vEcoShell on a daily basis. The amazing thing about the vEcoShell is that you don’t need any scripting experience to use PowerCLI scripts and examples found on the web. If you [...]

Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal GIVEAWAY

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If you are looking for migrating your Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V), vice versa (V2P) or even to another hardware platform (P2P), you might want to have a look at Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal edition from Paragon software.
Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal allows you to:

Migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V)
Migrate from a virtual [...]

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 [...]

Unattended upgrade of HP mgmt agents – Part 3

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In my post Unattended upgrade of HP mgmt agents – Part 2 you could read about my script for an unattended installation of the HP Management agents on ESX3.5. In this part I’ll share my next version of the script for installing the HP Management agents on ESX4.0 and ESX4.0 U1.
In the ESX4 installation, the location of [...]