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26 Feb 2015 | Bill Ferguson | No Comments | 376 views | Categories: Certification, Featured, VMware, vSphere 6
Quick Look at VMware vSphere 6.0: Configuration Maximums

I always tell my students that one of the main groups of facts that they should be studying for the test is configuration maximums, especially if they are higher than those of the previous version. Well, that means that “we” have some more studying to do now; because the configuration maximums that VMware announced for vSphere 6.0 have increased in just about every category regarding the design of clusters, hosts, and VMs.

19 Feb 2015 | Bill Ferguson | No Comments | 949 views | Categories: VMware, vSphere 6
Quick Look at VMware vSphere 6.0: Web Client

Having heard the opinions of the administrators using the 5.1 and 5.5 vSphere Web Client, many of whom were in my classes, VMware has redesigned the vSphere 6.0 client to be much more user friendly.

12 Jan 2015 | Linda Smith | No Comments | 2,707 views | Categories: Certification, VMware
VMware Announces New VCP6-DT Certification as Two Exams are Retired

It’s out with the old and in with the new as VMware releases VCP6-DT, a new certification for system engineers and desktop virtualization specialists, while at the same time announcing the retirement of the VDCA510 and VDCD510 exams.

30 Dec 2014 | John Hales | No Comments | 2,058 views | Categories: AWS, Big Data, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere 5
What’s the Difference Between High Availability and Fault Tolerance in VMware vSphere?

High availability’s goal within VMware vSphere is to minimize downtime, not prevent it. This feature is available in all editions of vSphere except Essentials. It is designed to handle the failure of any or all of the following: Loss of a physical ESXi server. Loss of a virtual machine. Loss of an application within a […]

17 Nov 2014 | John Hales | No Comments | 2,804 views | Categories: Virtualization, VMware, vSphere 5
Top 4 Use Cases for Migrating Virtual Machines

One of the advantages of VMware vSphere is that you can move a virtual machine (VM) from one location to another, across servers, storage locations — even data centers. Physical servers don’t have that ability and that can have many implications for disaster recovery, availability, etc.

9 Sep 2014 | John Hales | No Comments | 2,467 views | Categories: Conference, VMware
Thoughts on VMworld 2014

VMworld was as busy this year as it has been every year for the last 11 years. Here are the big takeaways from VMword 2014.

20 Aug 2014 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 5,494 views | Categories: Conference, VMware
Top 10 Must-See Sessions at VMworld 2014

After missing last year, I am headed back to VMworld in San Francisco. By the looks of the schedule builder bursting with a whopping 375 sessions, not counting repeat sessions, in only 19 timeslots spread over four days, it’s going to be a busy week.

16 Jun 2014 | John Davis | No Comments | 5,313 views | Categories: Certification, Technology, VMware
Good Reasons to Get VCP5-DCV Certified

Achieving VCP5-DCV certification is a good way to distinguish yourself from others in the virtualization community. It’s also a great way to validate your technical capabilities as you look to advance your career. But that’s not all.

23 May 2014 | John Hales | No Comments | 4,382 views | Categories: ESXi 5.1, VMware
What is VMware VSAN?

Up until now, the cost of managing and maintaining storage was deemed unavoidable and worth it to ensure high availability, shared access across hosts, low latencies, etc. These features will still probably be required for large, complex companies (and for core data center functions, etc.) for years to come, but in many other cases, they may not be required.

12 Sep 2013 | John Hales | No Comments | 10,472 views | Categories: Cloud Computing, Conference, ESXi 5.1, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere 5
Key Takeaways from VMworld 2013

Celebrating its tenth year, VMworld was a busy event this year — as it has been every year for the past nine.