T.B.D. There Be Dragons

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VMworld 2017 Live Blog: Day 3

Welcome to the VMworld 2017 US Tuesday General Session live blog! Tuesday General Session Note: To view the live blog you need to read this post on https://teebeedee.org. If you read it some other way, for instance via email subscription or RSS feed,...

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VMworld 2017 Live Blog: Day 2

Welcome to the VMworld 2017 US Monday General Session live blog! Monday General Session Note: To view the live blog you need to read this post on https://teebeedee.org. If you read it some other way, for instance via email subscription or RSS feed,...

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VMworld 2017 Roundup: Day 1

Sunday’s typically the day many attendees show up for VMworld. There are a few sessions, TAM stuff, partner stuff, but it’s fairly light over all. Registration went very smoothly this year, with the badge and materials pick-ups handled separately. It wasn’t without flaws,...

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VMworld 2017 Roundup: Day 0

VMworld Day 0. A day of anticipation, travel, and preparation for the wonderfully exhausting week ahead (feet don’t fail me now!). While I’m here cranking out some drafts behind-the-scenes to capture the week’s news, discoveries and mild manias, let’s check out a few...

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Architecture Principles: Where do they fit in the RAC model?

Eric Wright recently asked, “Is open source a true technical requirement?” A great question that Eric explores well, and after reading his article it felt like we could quest a little further. So please, go read Eric’s article if you haven’t already, then pop...

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Install VMware ESXi 6.5 on Intel NUC (Part 2/2)

In the first post, we created an ISO image of VMware ESXi 6.5 to install on our Intel NUC. Now we turn that ISO into a bootable USB and do the install. Make Bootable USB We’re going to use an application called Rufus...

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Install VMware ESXi 6.5 on Intel NUC (Part 1/2)

With VMware vSphere 6.5 released recently, I decided to rebuild my Intel NUC based homelab. My preferred method is to create a bootable USB drive with the ESXi install media on it. Then install from the ESXi USB to the dedicated NUC’s boot...

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VMworld 2015 Roundup: Day 5

The final VMworld catchup post, promise! In the spirit of No Post Left Behind, here is my Thursday summary for VMworld 2015 US. General Session For General Session commentary, check out the Live Blog. In hindsight, looking back over the live commentary, the Imagenet...

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Dragon Drop #3

What’s new on Dragon Drop this week? Let’s find out. The Goods My thought on 800 page VCDX designs by Frank Denneman Frank makes a reasoned argument for sticking with what you know. In design, that is. An architectural design submitted for a...

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VMware vSphere 6.5 is Out: Should you Care?

Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 6.5. Most of the core bits are available to download and take for a spin in your test environment. But wait, you say, isn’t this just a point release? It’s not like it’s vSphere 7 or...