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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.

Are You Getting Your Money's Worth with vSphere?

I've spoken to a number of organizations that have upgraded to vSphere, and I've seen that many of them haven't enlisted all of the new features.

VMware Labs Flings

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

Microsoft Offers Under-the-Covers VDI

How Microsoft can give its VDI solution, Remote Desktop Connection Broker, much-needed credibility.

Virtualization Review

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