VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5 – Tour

So you have ESXi up and running. What is next? Get the vCenter appliance running. I downloaded the OVA and imported in just a few minutes. After getting the appliance all booted go the https://<your-ip>:5480 Setup vCenter Options I selected custom so I could go through all the options. Oracle is also an option. Fill […]

Installing VMware vSphere 5.5 – Quick Tour

So if you haven’t gone through it in your lab, what is better than getting an idea of how to install vSphere 5.5 with a few screenshots. For the beginners out there I just wanted to walk through the process really quick like. Boot from the media! Still looks very familar if you have done […]

Virtual Storage Integrator – VSI 5.5

Actually using the Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) from EMC will simplify the complex environments used to create virtual data centers and private clouds. Wanted to bring to your attention some of the new features in the VSI What is new? A little deeper Demo from my good friend Itzik Reich @itzikr Itzik shows off how […]

More on the EMC, Cisco and Citrix 5000 on vSphere CVD (Cisco Validated Design) in 30 minutes

UPDATED May 26 – New links included Mike Brennan’s latest blog going into the testing and details of the CVD –¬†http://blogs.cisco.com/?p=114587 Scaling CVD for XenDesktop and EMC on Cisco¬†<—-NEWEST Version of the paper!!!! Back a few months ago I shared about the joint reference architecture that was able to boot and login 5000 users in […]