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vSphere 6 Fault Tolerance: Continuous Availability for vCenter Server

All the upgrades to the VMware flagship product lead to much better availability of services.

How To Create a Workflow in VMware vRealize Orchestrator

The tool has come a long way in its ability to efficiently set up processes in vSphere.

Remote Desktop Manager: Centralize, Secure and Simplify Remote Connections

James finds a gem of a tool for remote administration.

Easy VM Conversions with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

The latest version of MVMC supports Windows PowerShell.

How to Create a Virtual SSD for vSphere 5.5 vFlash

Using a virtual solid-state drive can be a handy way to save time and money for certain vSphere tasks.

Free Training, Exam for Converged Infrastructure

James Brown tackles the VCE certification.

vSphere Environment Reports on the Cheap

PowerCLI and vCheck combine for a powerful, inexpensive solution.

How to Use VMware Workstation 10 for Basic Disaster Recovery

Try this quick, inexpensive fix when your options are limited.

Private Cloud as a Service With Mirantis and OpenStack

James Brown tries out OpenStack Express, and is impressed.

How to Configure EVO:RAIL Out of the Box

Is it easy to set up VMware's hyper-convergence appliance? James Brown finds out.

An Expert's VMworld 2014 'Must Attend' Session List

James Brown details the sessions he's put on his schedule, and discusses why you might want to add some of them, too.

How to Remotely Manage vSphere from Your Mobile Device

vSphere Mobile Watchlists might make your job a bit too easy. All that really means is that it'll free you for other, more important jobs.

Create a vSphere Lab with (Almost) No Effort

A few review-like words for Lab Guide's Autolab.

How To Reclaim Datastores with VMware's Storage DRS Maintenance Mode

Get back the storage that once belonged to you with this tip for quick datastore reclamation.

How To Migrate VMware VMs via Open Virtualization Format

Have a fallback plan and learn how to use OVF to migrate VMware VMs.

Enable vFlash for Server-Side Caching

There's a new way to speed up read operations on your VMs.

How To Configure Network QoS in vSphere 5.5

vSphere 5.5 announced a few new features and enhancements related to networking and specifically quality of service.

5 Ways Fusion 6 is Making VMware Look Good in Every Form Factor

Fusion 6 delivers a number of features, five of which I've used and found to be useful. Here's what I like so far.

Get to Know the vCenter Server Appliance

VMware will soon be discontinuing the vSphere Client for Windows application, formerly known as the VMware Infrastructure Client (VI Client).

How To Analyze Performance, Capacity with Foglight

Foglight Free Edition has enough capability to figure out your performance and capacity issues. Here's a look at the various tools.

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