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The Truth About Virtual Machines In The Cloud

While Cloud Computing is easily one of the biggest trends in the information technology industry today, it can be intimidating for those investigating it for the first time, especially when it comes to the beloved workloads they are looking to ... Read More

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Is VMware ESXi Free?

When it comes to VMware vSphere as a whole, VMware ESXi, or the VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a critical component.  Often people ask me “Is ESXi free?”  The answer may surprise you, because it is “Yes!”  Let’s take a closer ... Read More

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ESX vs ESXi, A VMware History Lesson

If you are talking about a vSphere host, you may see or hear people refer to them as ESXi, or sometimes ESX.  No, someone didn’t just drop the i, there was a previous version of the vSphere Hypervisor called ESX. ... Read More

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A Guide to Fumbling Through VMware PowerCLI

VMware’s PowerCLI can come in quite handy in a vSphere environment, especially when you are managing a large number of hosts.  Sure, you can find sample scripts on the Internet to run, but it is also a good idea to ... Read More

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How to Run Kali Linux on All VMware Platforms

Kali Linux is a popular and powerful Linux distribution that comes with many security tools built right in.  If you have ever head of BackTrack, BackTrack became Kali Linux in 2013.  It is a Debian based distribution.  A distribution like ... Read More

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VMware vSphere Explained (vSphere vs ESXi vs vCenter)

When it comes to VMware in your datacenter, you’ve probably heard a number of terms thrown around when talking about it.  Some may call it vSphere, some may call it the ESXi environment, or some may just refer to everything ... Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Since joining Veeam, I have worked extensively with one of the newest products Veeam has to offer called Veeam Availability Orchestrator, or VAO. Veeam Availability Orchestrator makes it easy to create detailed Failover Plans to protect your VMware vSphere Virtual ... Read More

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All About vSphere 7 U1 Features

vSphere 7 U1 is now available.  Let’s take a closer look at what this vSphere update brings to the table, and and some of my favorite features vSphere 7 U1, along with the other VMware software products that were released ... Read More

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VMware Snapshots Explained

One of the most useful features in VMware vSphere are VMware snapshots.  While people love to use snapshots, VM snapshots are also something that can be confusing or easily misunderstood.  This is the complete guide to VM snapshots in VMware, ... Read More

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A Look At VMware vSphere Remote Branch Office Editions

Virtualization has become prevalent in all areas of our infrastructure, from the datacenter, to our remote offices. Virtualizing the ROBO (a common term used for remote or branch offices) brings additional challenges to organizations, beyond just the initial deployment. One ... Read More

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