VMworld 2015 US – Ready for Any

It’s that time of year again. The biggest event of the year for VMware. VMworld 2015 – ‘Ready for Any’ held in San Francisco. This is a must attend within my annual calendar. Attending VMworld allows me further insight into strategy & roadmaps for relevant products. In previous years, my…

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KEMP LoadMaster [Free Load Balancer] – Installation

I ran into Kemp on the conference floors, the product looked quite polished and got me interested following a demonstration by the booth staff. It has taken me awhile to find time to with play it, but I have deployed a Virtual LoadMaster (Kemp’s Free Load Balancer) into my home…

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Using vCenter Alarms for Environmental Awareness

VMware vCenter is capable of sending alarns/notification using a few key methods that are great to gain better operational awareness of your environment if you are not utilising a toolset like vRealize Operations Manager to gain these insights into your environment today. Whilst these methods are useful they do not…

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Managing vCenter/ESXi with VMware Fusion

Connecting to vCenter with VMware Fusion To connect VMware Fusion to vCenter, select “Connect to Server” from VMware Fusion’s file menu. Fill in your vCenter or ESXi IP/FQDN, username and password Hit Connect and start managing your virtual machines from VMware Fusion. To avoid jumping between multiple computers, I have…

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Evolving the ‘Lift and shift migration’ with Identity Management

Many cloud migrations are done with a lift and shift migration. Relocating legacy virtual machines or converting physical machines into a service providers virtual environment. This method is all about relocating the workload, and cost saving by removing the CapEx expense of physical infrastructure (Generally storage, compute and reduced network…

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ITaaS4751 Service Provider Keynote – Route to Market

Following the General Session on Partner Exchange 2015 Day #1, VMware held breakout keynote sessions for various route to markets. Being aligned so tightly with the vCloud Air Network, ITaaS4751 Service Provider Keynote seemed the most relevant one to attend for myself. I found this session was well received by…

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