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Using Runecast to Monitor vSphere Environments

It's a cost-effective alternative to vRealize Operations Manager.

USB Redirection In VMware Horizon 6.0 With View

How to restrict USB drives while still allowing audio and video to VDI clients.

Replicate Your vSphere 6.0 Infrastructure in the Cloud

Using Ravello Systems to create proof-of-concept upgrades.

How To Use the vCenter 6 Content Library

It's a new feature that introduces tighter security controls into your virtual infrastructure.

Using vSphere 6 for VSAN and SSD Conversions

The newest version of VMware's flagship promises easier virtual HDD conversions. James puts that promise to the test.

How to Recover a Virtual Machine with Veeam

Its Availability Suite v8 got a customer's vital VM back online in a snap.

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 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.

How to Get VMware Documentation on iPhone, Kindle or iBooks

It's nice to know that VMware's documentation is accessible on my iPhone or Amazon Kindle. Here's how to gain access, too.

How To Use the vSphere Web Client to Deploy VMs

You have many options for deploying virtual machines. But here's one method you should become familiar with, as it'll help you when the other options become obsolete.

Deploy vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 in 5 Easy Steps

VMware wants you to start getting used to the vSphere Web client. One way to do that is to start using the vCSA.

Chaotic Cloud Pricing

Pricing for cloud services needs to be a bit more structured and transparent for anyone to take cloud computing seriously.

How to Monitor vSphere 5 vRAM Pools

With the introduction of vSphere 5, VMware created the concept of vRAM pools and added this as a critical component of purchasing a vSphere license.

How To Choose Virtualization Disaster Recovery Solutions

My list of features to help me narrow my buying decisions after the DR vendor has made its pitch.

Update: 4 More Free Tools for vSphere

Not the same ol' "Free Tools" session; we cover new tools that have come out since VMworld.

How to Get Started with VMware's Socialcast

Socialcast is the "Facebook" for the internal communications crowd. And it's a VMware product.

How to Run Your vSphere Infrastructure for Free

All three of the most popular virtualization hypervisors are available in free editions: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere Hypervisor and Citrix XenServer.

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