Archive for March, 2009

Cisco unveils their new Unified Computing System

After many weeks of speculation, Cisco today announces their new Unified Computing System.

The system will come with VMware’s virtualization software as VMware also today confirms that they have made an OEM agreement with Cisco.

VMKUSAGE is back! in VC 2.5 U4

If you have been working with ESX for a while, you might remember VMKUSAGE on the MUI (the old ESX web interface), well it is finally back again. VMware released yesterday Update 4 for VC2.5 and ‘included’ a new plugin. It is not part of the normal install or in my case upgrade, and the install procedure might scare you away, but it is worth it!

If you want to use this, please check out this knowledge base article. If you are like me, upgrading your VC, make sure you stop your webaccess service before the upgrade, else you have to uninstall the service and start over again (see this kb article). One more tip, if you are using SQL Express, read this KB article

Well after you get it all working, you will see that on any host, resource pool or VM view you have a new tab (not on your datacenter for some silly reason).

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Missed VMworld Europe? 26 Videos now Online!

Not able to make it to VMworld Europe this year? No worry we recorded over 9,000minutes!!!! of video for you 🙂 Not everything has been placed online yet, but the first 26 videos made by our VMware TV reporters are now available for you to watch. Later this week we will also make some of the breakout session videos available for everyone. If you did attend the show or have a subscription you will get access soon to all recorded breakout sessions, so the full 9000minutes worth of content.

Here is the video link page:

TIP: one of the 26 videos is the ‘VMware Unplugged’ session (56minutes) where 4 of the senior staff from VMware are answering questions from the public.