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Nothing but ClearSky Ahead

This last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a Tech Field Day event, in Boston, Massachusetts. During the event, ClearSky invited us to their headquarters and took the time to present their vision and solution.  I must admit, I had not heard of ClearSky prior to the event, but doing some quick reading, my appetite was whet to learn more. The Lowdown: Founded in 2014, ClearSky aims to provide storage in a way that is a little outside the box.  Most storage admins are aware that the majority of[…]

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Veeam Vanguard 2017

I was informed earlier this month that I was awarded the title of Veeam Vanguard again, for the 2017 year.  This is indeed a great honor and I appreciate all the hard work that the team over at Veeam has done to make this the best program out there. For those not familiar with what a Veeam Vanguard is: The Veeam Vanguard Program is a hand-selected list of people of all backgrounds who Veeam feels embraces our brand best in their communities. Some Vanguards are bloggers, some are active on[…]

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Veeam Replication – VM Failover

Part 1 here: Veeam Replication – Installation Part 2 here: Veeam Replication – Configuration Part 3 here: Veeam Replication – VM Replication The last part of the Veeam portion of the Replication Roundup, is VM Failover.  While Veeam has failover plans, and has some powerful advanced settings, for the series, replication and failover will be done using the minimum amount of work. To get started, select Replicas from the tree on the left, and right click on the VM.  Choose “Failover Now” to initiate the failover process. Select the restore point.[…]

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VMworld 2015 – Kickoff

It’s that time again.  VMworld 2015 kicked off Saturday with the Welcome Reception. But, the unofficial start was earlier in the day. vBreakfast started off the day at Mel’s Diner.  This is the 4th year for this great get together organized by Shane Williford.  vBreakfast tweetup is a great time to meet with your fellow tweets in person, and too meet new ones. And, the food is fantastic. Starting off the afternoon was VMunderground Opening Acts.  Opening Acts is a great way to get the lowdown on the trends that[…]

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vSphere 5.1 Lab – Nested ESXi 5.1

Now that I’ve got some shared storage setup for the lab environment, it’s time to get some ESXi 5.1 hosts.  Since this is a lab environment, I want to run some nested ESXi 5.1 hosts. Running nested means installing a hypervisor inside of another hypervisor.  This could be XenServer, Hyper-V, or ESXi.  Obviously, I recommend the later!  You can install and run VMs on top of the nested ESXI install, and they can be 64bit, but that depends on the CPU. I had already blogged about running a nested setup previously, however, there[…]

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