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Windows98 SE Revisited

| June 15th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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With all the talks of Apple's IOS 7 and the soon to be Microsoft's Windows 8.1, I'd like to revisit one of the most memorable operating systems from years past. I've always like Windows 98, particularly Second Edition! So without further ado, I will be installing Windows 98 SE under VMware Fusion. Under VMware Fusion, once ...

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VMware VCP 5.1 training

| December 7th, 2012 | 4 Comments »
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Today I wrapped up my VMware VCP 5.1 training from Global Knowledge. As I sit here on my couch, rainy/misty weather outside, I figured I'll provide a little glimpse into the training for those that may be looking to attend the course. The official name of the course is: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or ICM ...

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vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide

| December 8th, 2009 | No Comments »
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Just received my new reference book "vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide". Put together by some well represented individuals within the VMware community: Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping, Dave Mishchenko, Stuart Radnidge and Alan Renouf. Usually I read these technical books cover to cover. But this book, as stated above, is more of a reference book ...

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Block level VS File level storage

| December 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

I wanted to provide a quick summary of the differences between block and file level storage and how it pertains to VMware. This is not going to be a NAS vs SAN article, but more of the fundamental differences between how they each store data. Block level data storage Protocols that use block level: Fibre channel, iSCSI, ...

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vSwitch Performance Testing

| November 20th, 2009 | No Comments »

I thought it would be a good idea to do a little vSwitch performance testing with VMware's latest vSphere 4.0. Ever wanted to know how a real physical WindowsXP PC transfer rates would compare to a virtualized WindowsXP? How about from a virtualized WinXP to another virtualized WinXP on a different ESXi host? How about from a ...

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