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Virtualization: One Guy’s Journey

A while back, last October in fact, I presented at the Edmonton VMUG. Being my first public presentation I wanted to keep things simple and familiar. I decided my topic should be the virtualization journey I’ve been on these many years. A big picture view...

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Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Best Practices

During an infrastructure provisioning conversation the other day a comment was made that, as a best practice, EVC should be avoided if possible. I was taken aback by this statement as the use of EVC is clear to me. Unfortunately I haven’t had a...

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Designing a Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Sketchnote

I recently watched Mike Rohde‘s [amazon text=The Sketchnote Handbook Video&asin=0321885139] DVD. In it, Mike describes what a sketchnote is and provides some tips and tricks to help you start sketchnoting. Sketchnotes are a more visual approach to note taking. Imagery, layout and typography are...

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Learning How to Learn

Last August a tweet popped up that peaked my interest. New blog post: Online course: An Introduction to Operations Management starting soon: U Penn’s Wharton School … http://t.co/eAixAFhhd4 — Thomas A. Limoncelli (@yesthattom) August 2, 2014 By the way, quick plug, if you’re...

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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 4

There was no general session on Wednesday.  I managed to take in a session, sat in as the audience for the live VMTN Community Roundtable podcast and spent a good few hours in the Solutions Exchange. NET2745 – vSphere Distributed Switch Technical Deep...

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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 3

I ran into some technical difficulties at VMworld last week and wasn’t able to continue blogging from the conference. In the spirit of  “better late than never”, it’s time to catch up! Cast your mind, if you will, to one week ago today…...

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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 2

Monday’s when VMworld really kicks into gear. Starting with the first general session and the kick-off of the week’s worth of sessions, panel discussions and other activities. Let’s get right to the Roundup Rundown: General Session While not the finally tally, it was...

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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 1

Another satisfyingly exhausting day of VMworld in the bag. TL;DR: Exercise, registration, on with the show, utter madness, and friends both new and old. On to the rundown. Exercise The day started with the VMworld 5k Fun Run at Chrissy Field. If I...

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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 0

Touchdown SFO! I’ve been up for eight hours already, and the day’s just started! It’s not quite noon in sunny-with-clouds San Francisco and I’m catching my breath quickly while I wait to check into the hotel. The One About the Tardis Having a...

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VMworld 2014 Preview: Personal Experience

Last year was my first visit to VMworld. I was very fortunate and happy to attend, however I was also quite overwhelmed. There is so much to take in and you want to try to experience it all but it’s just not physically...