New Sponsor: Veeam

If you’re into virtualization, you must have heard about Veeam. I remember it well, the first time I used Veeams’ free tool FastSCP back in 2007 to connect to my ESX 3.x hosts. Since then, I always looked forward to new products from Veeam. Here is a small overview of the Veeam company profile and their products. Company Veeam Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance partner, develops innovative products for virtual infrastructure management and data […]


VMworld 2011 Copenhagen – Day 4.

The last and final day of VMworld has arrived. This time the session started a bit later probably because of the party the day before 😉 Anyway, after a good night sleep and quick breakfast I went off to the Bella Center. Here are the sessions that I attended: VSP2447: Understanding Virtualized Memory Performance Management. “Have you ever wondered how VMware ESXi decides which virtual machines to reclaim memory from? Do you know the best […]


VMworld 2011 Copenhagen – Day 3

Another early start for this morning. Quick breakfast and off to Bella Center for more VMware madness! Here are the session that I attended: BCO1562: Site Recovery Manager 5.0 and VMware vSphere Replication. “Site Recovery Manager 5.0 combined with VMware vSphere replication introduces the ability to protect any virtual machine anywhere. In this session you will learn about the main use cases for this new technology. More importantly, you will learn about the architecture options […]


VMworld 2011 Copenhagen – Day 2.

Early start! After the breakfast with @esloof @teovmy @jpiscaer, @Arjantim and @Scorpinus, we went to the Bella Center for the second VMworld day. Here are the sessions that I attended: VSP3866: Performance Best Practices and Troubleshooting. “Performance issues and troubleshooting are often in the critical path of any virtualization effort. Presented by VMware technical support experts, this session is designed to provide insight into performance issues and best practices that VMware support and field organizations […]


VMworld 2011 Copenhagen – Day 1

Sunday evening, I arrived in Copenhagen and checked in the CABINN Metro hotel. When I was walking through the airport, I saw these cool posters VMware and other vendors put all over the place 🙂 Check it out! Day one at VMworld 2011 started nice and quiet. I arrived at 8:30, registered, received my backpack and went inside to explore the place. There were no interesting partner sessions so I decided to go straight to […]


How to: Install & configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance

The VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) is a new product from VMware which enables you to run a preconfigured vCenter Server as an appliance in your vSphere environment. The appliance is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and comes pre-packaged in OVF, ZIP or VMX format. This provides a low-cost alternative to the “classic” Windows based vCenter Server. The vCSA is packaged with an embedded database that supports up to 5 hosts and 50 […]