David Davis, Virtualization Blogger

Last Updated on 11 July 2010, Total: 247 Blog Posts

Written by David Davis, VCP, the intention of this blog is to share with readers the most relevant and important information, news, tips and tweaks for all aspects of Virtualization, focusing on Microsoft Hyper-V. VMware, and Citrix. We will discuss topics such as high availability, migration, performance, recovery, product add-ons, and more. We will also cover practical information to help with administration and management of your virtualization infrastructure.

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201 News 19 June 2010
37 VMware ESX How-To 11 July 2010
  1. VIDEO: Connecting VMware vSphere to Iomega iSCSI Storage

    Checkout my latest video on how to use the Iomega Ix4-200D with VMware vSphere and iSCSI. In this video you'll learn: Overview of the Iomega NAS/SAN Product Line How to enable iSCSI in the Iomega StorCenter How to enable iSCSI in vSphere and connect to the SAN How to format the new iSCSI disk with VMFS How to migrate a... Read More

  2. 3 VIDEOS: vExpert Panel, Scott Davis and Mike DePetrillo of VMware

    In June I was at the Charlotte, NC Regional VMware User group (VMUG). This was the larges VMware user group that I had ever been to with 800 people. I recorded 3 sessions there and have created videos of all three. They are: vExpert Panel with Chad Sakac of EMC, Mike Laverick of RTFM-ed.co.uk, Scott Lowe of EMC, and Vaughn... Read More

  3. VIDEO: VMware Go- The On Ramp to Virtualization

    Here is a new video that I created covering the new version of VMware Go (just released). The new version of Go offers a number of new features including an improved user interface and direct virtual appliance download and import. Enjoy! (click on the video below to watch)... Read More

  4. Spiceworks Adds Free Virtualization Management Capabilities to IT Management Software

    Spiceworks IT Desktop Version 4.6 Provides More Granular Management Control of Desktops and Servers for 900,000 IT Professionals WorldwideAUSTIN, Texas – March 24, 2010 – Spiceworks™, Inc. today announced the release of a new version of its free IT management software that includes features designed to help IT professionals better manage their computers, networked devices and software. The latest additions... Read More

  5. VMware ThinApp 4.5 is released!

    Have you heard that VMware has released a new version of their application virtualization solution, ThinApp? As you probably know, I created a video training course that covers ThinApp so I am very excited to checkout the new features. Fortunately, VMware has a new blog post that covers all the new features including RELINK and Windows 7 compatibility. Read the... Read More

  6. Free Virtualization Tools

    Everyone loves free virtualization tools, right? Here at VirtualizationAdmin.com, we have started a new list of Free Virtualization Tools and, so far, we are up to 18 tools on the list. These tools are from repuatible companies like Vizioncore, Veeam, and Solarwinds. Checkout our list of free virtualization tools at this link... Read More

  7. Xangati provides "video-like" network visibility

    Xangati recently released a VMware vSphere appliance that provides "video-like" visibility to your virtual network. Offered with a 14-day free trial, this appliance is able to view all traffic crossing your virtual network and allow you to monitor that traffic through sleek interface. Similar to a DVR that you would use to pause and rewind your TV shows, Xangati for... Read More

  8. What are VMware vApps?

    Cody Bunch over at ProfessionalVMware.com has a great post on VMware vApps, which is part of the VCP objectives. In my new video, I cover similar concepts such as what a vApp is, how they can help you, and the basics of how to use one. Enjoy!... Read More

  9. VCP & VCDX "Brownbag" live online study sessions

    Interested in VMware certification like the VCP and VCDX? vExperts Cody Bunch (of professionalvmware.com) and Tom Howarth (of planetvm.net) are offering a FREE new VCP and VCDX online / live study session of the VMware VCP and VCDX. You can either join into a session live or listen to recorded study whenever you want. Trust me, when going for one... Read More

  10. You have to listen to Virtumania!

    Rich Brambley (@RBrambley) and crew from the new Virtuamania podcast are both educational and entertaining! This new podcast covers everything that you need to know about virtualization, storage, and servers. Rich has a real talent for making this stuff COOL and FUN, all at the same time (something not easy to do). Listen to the Virtumania Podcast here!... Read More

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