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Using the New vSphere 5 Licensing Advisor

Before you update that older vSphere, gain some insight into your licensing requirements for vSphere 5 with this nifty tool.

Disaster Recovery in VMware Environments

In the recently posted "The World Runs on VMware vSphere" infographic, WiredCPU.com shows how just in the last 10 years (2001-2011) we have gone from virtually NO server virtualization in use to more than 50 percent of the servers in the world being virtualized (and over 20 million vSphere virtual machines running every day).

Backing up vSphere with VMware Data Recovery

Did you know that VMware offers VMware Data Recovery (VDR), a virtual infrastructure backup and recovery solution?

Understanding the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation

You can create some advanced virtual networks with this nifty tool. Have you tried it? Plus: Upcoming VMware Webinar July 12!

Top 10 Benefits of Server Virtualization

My list of the best that server virtualization has to offer over physical servers.

VMware High Availability and the CLI, or What Is AAM?

VMHA via vSphere works most of the time, but sometimes you'll need to get at those scripts to fix something.

WANTED: ESXi in the Public Cloud

I haven't found a public cloud provider yet that allows me to run a nested ESXi server as a virtual machine.

How vCenter Operations Can Help You

Your vSphere infrastructure needs monitoring, and that's where vCenter Operations comes in. Let's take a look at how to work with it.

Analyzing vSphere Performance with Free Xangati

I tried Xangati for ESX to find out why the tool was different from other virtual infrastructure performance-monitoring solutions. Here's what I found out.

Getting Started with vCenter Operations

Your vSphere infrastructure needs monitoring, and that's where vCenter Operations comes in. Let's take a look at how to work with it.

Every Admin Should ThinApp the vSphere Client

VMware Lab's ThinApped vSphere client allows running the client without installing it.

GUI for Free Hyper-V, For Free

Microsoft's Free Hyper-V needs a GUI. In the meantime, a third-party provider has filled in the gap.

Browse the Web in the vSphere Client

There's browsing the Web, and then there's kinda browsing the Web with vSphere. Here's a tool that removes the "kinda" part.

Don't Get Caught Not Knowing Your vSphere Requirements

Read the forgetful manual. It'll save you some pain later on when troubleshooting vSphere.

How to Create a Virtual vSphere Lab

The best way to learn anything is by doing it. You want to learn more about VMware vSphere? Build a lab.

Virtualization Tools That Cost Nothing But Download Time

Flings, SDKs, open source stuff ... there's more to free tools than ESXi and the vSphere client.

How To Upgrade vSphere 4.1 Update 1

With VMware vSphere 4.1 update 1 now generally available, what do you need to know about it and how do you upgrade to it? Let's find out.

Configuring the New vSphere 4.1 Active Directory Authentication

VMware officially announced that the vSphere 4.1 release will be the last one to offer the company's full ESX Server hypervisor with a console operating system.

Using VMware Go to Virtualize Servers Gratis

VMware Go is a free, Web-based product initially released at VMworld 2009.

VMware Labs Flings

VMware Labs is a venue for VMware Inc. engineers to demo their pet application development projects.

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