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Resources for Getting Started with VMware NSX

VMware NSX, VMware’s Network Virtualization and Security platform is one of their hottest technology platforms.  VMware NSX is all about micro segmentation, a policy based method for ensuring resources are configured with the appropriate security settings. There is, of course, tremendous business value provided by a technology such as this.  Before we talk about this, let’s …

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It’s Here!  vSphere Update Manager on the vCenter Server Appliance

The vCenter Server Appliance has come a long way since its release in vSphere 5.0.  It’s gone from “I think it will be a good solution for my lab” in vSphere 5.0 to “wow, I can support as many hosts and clusters as Windows!” in vSphere 6.0.  vSphere 6.5 introduces the new era of vCenter, …

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My Sessions at #NetAppInsight 2016

This year, I’ll be heading to #NetAppInsight Las Vegas for the first time as a presenter.  NetApp Insight is where the original Vanna White FlexPod pose originated back in 2012, if you’ve been keeping track of those.  Little did I know back then that I would be attending NetApp Insight as a presenter on the Converged …

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Setup and Use of the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator

This article provides an overview of how to use the UCS Platform Emulator.  It describes initial configuration and use, as well as a few tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.  You also may see this referred to as the Cisco UCS Emulator or UCSPE. Why would you want to use the …

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How do I Contain This Virtual Machine?

There’s been a lot of talk about containers lately, especially in the VMware space.  At VMworld 2015, we heard more about Project Photon and vSphere Integrated Containers.  While these are both great advancements in the container space, I think they can confuse people who are just starting with containers, and perhaps using VMware as their …

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Lightwave and Photon Measured from a Rocket, VMware Enhances Cloud-Native Apps

Whether or not their customers realize it, VMware has been in the container game for light years in container time.  One of the things I’ve found the most interesting, is the ability to run containers on the vSphere platform without increasing overhead, or sacrificing performance.  Anyone who has a vSphere environment, and is thinking about …

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