See how to create a simple Nginx reverse proxy container for VMware vSphere Auto Deploy, which is great for setting up a proof of concept.
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For my VMworld 2016 breakout sessions this year, I wanted to demonstrate new functionality that was added to Auto Deploy. After exploring a few ideas, I settled on leveraging the new Script Bundle feature to send a post-boot tweet directly from stateless ESXi hosts. I figured sending a tweet would be an effective way to […]
Photon OS TP2, the open source small-footprint container runtime from VMware, gains several new features to help vSphere administrators deploy and manage: PXE boot, scripted install, and guest OS customization.
VMware Project Photon Technical Preview 1 shipped with Docker 1.5. Learn how to update to the current version of Docker with a few simple commands.
Enable authorized users to log into Photon instances with ssh using Lightwave directory credentials, eliminating the need to manage local user accounts.
Learn how to quickly install the Project Lightwave identity and access management platform on Photon.
See why VMware vSphere with Virtual SAN delivers the best infrastructure for OpenStack environments.
Use this shell script to extract and modify the contents of an ESXi ISO image for use with PXE boot installation.
New survey acknowledges importance of mobile device management in the enterprise, which is obviously why VMware acquired AirWatch.
Managing a multi-hypervisor datacenter is chaotic - like 32 out-of-sync metronomes.
Dierbergs switched from vSphere to Hyper-V in an effort to reduce licensing costs, but ultimately returned to VMware when the promise of "good enough" failed to materialize.
Multi-hypervisor data centers are on the decline, despite what you may be hearing from motivated challengers to the market leader.
See how to use 'clogin' from the open source RANCID tools to quickly view the status of all interfaces connected to a particular HP blade server outfitted with Cisco Blade Switches.
Use the Homebrew package manager to quickly add command-line tools and more to Mac OS X.
Include VMware Tools during Ubuntu PXE installs by adding a few lines to the preseed configuration.
Hilarious series of polygraph videos with Microsoft employee under interrogation.
Microsoft exec responds to VMware Hybrid Cloud. Heavily.
The length of the short list of Microsoft partners offering a huge Azure "appliance" is approaching zero.
Latest edition of Veeam Backup & Replication allows vSphere administrators to back up to a public cloud.
Will a future version of the tepid Microsoft Surface tablet run a resurrected version of Windows NT?
Both vSphere and Hyper-V offer a capability to move running virtual machines and storage in a single operation, but virtual disks on local storage cannot be protected by HA.
New book on vSphere 5 covers a variety of technical aspects needed for effective virtual infrastructure design and administration.
Working together with Intel and Dell, VMware demonstrated vMotion with SR-IOV on ESX in 2009.
VMware removed vRAM entitlements from vSphere licensing; applies to existing 5.0 as well as 5.1 environments.
Fault tolerant virtual machines can protect key elements of an infrastructure today, while Windows Hyper-V offers only criticism, press releases, and vaporware.
Why should Hyper-V have all the fun?
With the launch of vSphere 5.1, VMware is neutralizing the controversial vRAM-based licensing model and reverting to the former per-socket arrangement. Tad is busy updating his sales and marketing collateral.
Microsoft tried to compare storage performance results from the upcoming Windows Hyper-V 3 with experiments from a year-old vSphere whitepaper that used completely different configurations -- see what happens when similar configurations are used.
The next version of Hyper-V, part of Windows Server 2012, purportedly performs "unlimited" concurrent live migrations.
It takes a lot more than a 16GB flash drive full of management products to deliver a production cloud.
Microsoft System Center private cloud campaign claims "Ready now." Is it?
In what can only be regarded as a breakthrough in hypervisor performance technology, it is now possible to run tier-1 applications on minimal resources and without regard for high-availability of any kind!
Join the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Products team in this exciting network/security role.
The "hosted private clouds" on display at MMS 2012 were based on shared infrastructure, making them public clouds in reality.
According to NIST, hybrid cloud infrastructures enable data and application portability - not typically a point of compatibility between PaaS and IaaS clouds.
Microsoft tipped their hand by announcing a plethora of beta products in 2011, left with little to announce this year at Microsoft Management Summit 2012.
How is a tricked-out bicycle like a System Center 2012 private cloud?
Todd and Sreekanth from the VMware Performance Team talk about vMotion, with a guest appearance by Eric Gray.
New book on vCenter Orchestrator from Cody Bunch shows how to automate vSphere tasks. WIN one of ten copies!
Exciting new opportunity to join the VMware cloud infrastructure competitive lab team.
System Center 2012 RTM planned for "2H CY11" -- can you feel the excitement?
Two iPhone apps to help keep up with podcasts and RSS feeds.
Virtualizing vSphere enables many possibilites for learning and experimenting. What you *you* doing with nested virtualization?
Side-by-side tests show that VMware vMotion is over 5 times faster than Hyper-V Live Migration. Plus, vMotion is more reliable and protects application SLAs much better than Hyper-V.
The Microsoft Cloud Power billboard on Highway 101 is obscured by a construction project. See who won last week's caption contest.
Win a copy of the new VMware Workstation 8 by providing the best caption for a photo of the Microsoft Cloud Power billboard construction site.
Independent tests show VMware vSphere 5 outperforms Hyper-V R2 SP1 in overall performance, resource management, and scalability.
VMware vSphere 5 introduces a new license report for vRAM. Unfortunately, the report does not display properly when using the Linux-based vCenter Server Virtual Appliance until a small workaround is executed.
Citrix CFO downplays XenServer during Q2 2011 earnings call, shifting focus to Microsoft Hyper-V.
In a recent blog post filled with FUD and misinformation, the Microsoft virtualization team makes a surprising commitment to maintain Windows pricing.