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Found a nifty trick today to help solve a outstanding issue for a customer. "How to Use the Remote Command-line Interface to Invoke Storage Vmotion in Windows Server or Desktop." B2V Guide to VMware ESX Server 3 Last Updated 5th January 2008 by Alistair Sutherland http://b2v.co.uk/b2vguide2v... To perform remote command line operations on an ......

So this certainly adds some ammunition for VMware’s coming stoush with Microsoft in the Battle of the Hypervisors? It makes you wonder who’s next on VMware’s radar? VMware acquires Thinstall Just yesterday virtualization.info published the news about a possible acqusition of VMware in the application virtualization market, speculating that the acquired ......

The folks here at SERVER CENTRIC, based out of St. Louis, MO, USA have put forward the following New 'Frienemy' Program. I think this is a good picture for what I was trying to descibe back in November 2007 where Aceess, Virtualisation, and Optimization technologies are not so much competing in todays maketplace but rather enriching and enabling business ......

Last week, I was joined by consultants from xtraVirt at the World Trade Center in Barcelona to implement an Virtual Farm upgrade for ESX 2.5.2 to the new Vi3 ESX (3.0.2). Be aware of xtraVirt in the marketplace. These guys are not only technically astute virtualistaion experts but also business savy strategist with extreme creative flare and a natual ......

VMware ESX 3.5 / VirtualCenter 2.5 Released Yesterday, Tuesday 11.12.07, Vware released VMware ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5. Oh, and they also released VCB (VMware Consolidated Backup) 1.1 but not too many people seem to care about that especially since at my organisation and other past orgs VRanger Pro has been the prime choice. VMware ESX 3.5 or ......

For those interested in VDI, big news came last month in that Citrix has acquired XenSource. "Citrix to Enter Server and Desktop Virtualization Markets with Acquisition of XenSource" Combination of Citrix and XenSource Accelerates the Mainstreaming of Virtualization and Strengthens End-to-End Application Delivery Strategy FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — 8/15/2007 ......

For all those SBC consultants, admins out there, have a read of a September 26 article from Brian Madden VDI for hundreds of apps and thousands of users? A case study where we recommended this instead of a Terminal Server-based solution But can VDI come out a niche and into the main stream? The ending is key: "If so, then bravo Citrix! Can we just please ......

Had the opportunity to see first hand at Microsoft Headquarters last week the new RTM for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Event Name: Creating and Managing a Virtual environment on the Microsoft Platform Location: Microsoft Ltd Room: Chicago 1&2 City: Reading Event Overview In this session, we move away from tradition, and bring you ......

VMware to slash VI3 price for SMBs Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments Very interesting news indeed, especially when you consider this is coming out just a week prior to the VMworld Event in SanFrancisco? Surely this news might have been worthy of being released then? So why the rush? Why the jump? Does this actually indicate that VMware is concerned ......

ENTERPRISE OPERATING SYSTEM DEPLOYMENTS My latest project has been to take a walk back to the good ole days with Unattended Setups and Sysprep in order to standardise the Windows Server Operating System across a server fleet made up of more than 2000 servers, globally. But this time, I'm doing with a twist after all the years of learning to apply. Its ......

Robocopy Standard on Windows Vista It appears that RoboCopy.exe is a standard command line tool in Windows Vista and it includes additional options. Previously this was only available via the windows resource kit. The help command from the Windows Vista Robocopy returns: ---------------------------... ......

VDI, as a Enterprise Technology ,is one of the key growth areas I'm seeing. Just catching up on some Industry News this evening...and not sure about all the readers here, but there is No Escape from the acronym VDI, i.e, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, in today's market space. Big players are coming to the table folks and we are truly about to see a ......

I found it hard to find a definitive list on the internet for what ports needed opening for Active Directory to replication between Firewalls. Here are my findings and all is working so, hope this helps someone else. TCP UDP ICMP RDP Remote Desktop 3389 DNS DNS Download 53 DNS Queries 53 WINS Replication WINS 42 WINS 42 ICMP echo-request 8 info-request ......

Last week as the Microsoft Summit (UK) conference....excellent...more on this later.

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