Category Archive: VMWare

Sep 27

Overwhelmed…

To say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement.  Hip deep in a major Tech-Refresh for a (non-EMC) vendor that is sucking my life dry, I sometimes forget that this blog is ever here. (As evidenced by the lack of activity) On the blog/webhosting front things have been interesting.  CATBytes is hosting about 50 users or so.  …

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Sep 27

Should you virtualize a single host?

Um…yes?  Kind of an obvious question in the grand scheme…  In fact I’m really surprised it’s not done more often. In the grand scheme of things.  Why wouldn’t a small business use something that’s FREE and gives them the ability to maximize their (usually minimal) hardware investment? I have a customer, one of those little …

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Oct 18

Upgrade fever…

Downtime last night – This time (almost) planned. In my constant effort to stay no more than a couple of steps behind current technology, I have started aquiring Dell 1850’s to replace my 2650’s. I decided to go with the 1850’s because they are smaller form-factor, which means that they’ll fit in my cramped little …

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Aug 31

VMWare Booting…

Ok, I’m curious as to whether anyone has an answer for this. Why don’t more people boot VMWare ESX from the SAN? It occurred to me the other night that I have 2 36G drives in each of my servers that I use possibly 10G of, when I already have a High-Availability storage solution at …

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Jul 14

VMWare shakeup…

Ok, first off, full-disclosure. I am a VMWare (NYSE:VMW) stockholder. Not much, but enough that I sat up and took notice when the news hit this week.  I also work indirectly for EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), so I have my loyalties there as well. VMWare CEO Diane Greene Departs The news that CEO and co-founder Diane …

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Apr 11

So much fun, so little time.

A few have noticed the site was down for an extended period this week.  I learned a few things this week. I set up my FC system and was so excited to get it moving that I neglected to adequately test my equipment.  I bought used equipment, with used drives, and put real data on …

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Feb 15

VMWare disk problems…

Ok, I’ve been playing more and more with VMware lately.  All of it personal, because the work opportunities just haven’t really presented themselves. In relocating one of my “production” servers to the Fibre array I purchased recently, I ran into a problem.  I realized that I was doing it wrong and tried to cancel out …

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Dec 22

VMWare Upgrades

I got the notification a while back that VMWare ESX v3.5 is out.  I read everything I could about it to determine if it was going to work on my almost out-of-date hardware (This site as well as most of my infrastructure runs on a pair of Dell 2650 servers running ESX) So very carefully, …

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Jun 02

Slow days?

Or is everyone else busy too? Haven’t had time to scratch my arse lately.  Though I did find the time to pair down my MP3 library to about 70Gig.  Amazing the stuff you accumulate when you have the room for it.  Stuff that you absolutely would never listen to in a thousand years. Getting over …

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