SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design

This part will give you an understanding of each of the components required in a SRM environment and also information you should consider for your own design. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup […]

SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup

In this first part of the SRM tutorial I want to give you a quick overview of how my lab setup looks like and which scenario I am going to show within the following parts. In all parts I assume everyone to have a basic understanding of SRM (and of course also vSphere). I´m not […]

Bug: Uninstall of open-vm-tools fails

During the last days I moved some old VMs with OpenSUSE from an ESXi 3.5 host to a vSphere 5 environment. In the last step I wanted to install the actual VMware Tools. The VMs had the package open-vm-tools installed, which is included with the OpenSuSE distribution. If you run the install script of […]

Review VMware Forum 2012 – Germany

Yesterday I attended the VMware Forum 2012 in Frankfurt/Germany. For me this was an amazing event, because I won the brand new iPad 3 and as if that wasn’t enough I also won an iPod Nano. So thank you very much VMware for my new iPad and thank you VMturbo for the iPod 🙂 Ok […]

Course Review: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

I wrote in a post some weeks back that I signed up for the new VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course, which took place two weeks ago. The course main objectives: •  Install SRM 5.0. •  Understand the storage replication options. •  Deploy and configure vSphere Replication (VR). •  Configure inventory and resource mappings. •  Build protection […]

The VDI Business Case

I have done a lot of testing with VMware View 5 over the last months in my lab environment and did a lot of researches to dive into the whole VDI topic. By reason I am going to create a VDI business case for my company I wanted to sum up all the facts that […]

My Office

Last week Frank Denneman made a blog post about how he equiped his home office and modifed some furniture to suit his needs. I really enjoyed this post, because it´s “something different” to the normal postings about virtualization etc. and interesting to see how other peoples workplace look like. That´s why I follow Frank and show […]

VMware Forum 2012 – 13. June 2012 Frankfurt

I will also join the event “VMware Forum 2012”, which takes places directly the day after VMware Partner Exchange On Tour on the same place (13. June, Frankfurt). There will be three simultaneous sessions and also a exhibition of partners & sponsors (like EMC, Veeam, Trend Micro, HP etc.). You can register for this event here […]

VMware Partner Exchange On Tour – 12. June 2012 Frankfurt

I just registered for the upcoming event “VMware Partner Exchange On Tour” in Frankfurt (Germany) in June. Of course it´s a quite small event in compare to the “real” Partner Exchange, which took place some month ago in the USA. Due the fact I am living near Frankfurt of course I will join the event. […]

EMC PowerPath/VE – Licensing

In this post I will describe how to license PowerPath/VE on an ESXi 5.0 host. Please note that EMC PowerPath can be licenced / activated in two different ways: SERVED & UNSERVERD. Served licenses require a central licensing server, which provides your ESXi hosts with licenses. To activate a host you just need to assign […]