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Newsletter: December 4, 2016

Hi all,

I am sitting in the lobby in my hotel in Vegas to start this.  Room not ready.  And due to various things I am starting very late on this newsletter.  1,925 more words

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Auto Deploy GUI

vSphere Auto Deploy is a feature that provides for rapid provisioning of ESXi hosts by automating the host installation and configuration. In my previous posts I explain the architecture and components of Auto Deploy ( 1,120 more words

VSphere

Create VM Using PowerCli and an XML File

To create a VM from a XML file , first we have to create a xml file with the settings for the VM. I created a very basic on that only specifies the name and size of the vDisk. 118 more words

VSphere

VMware Snapshot Overview

This post will talk about how VMware snapshots work, what they should and should not be used for, and provide a demonstration. A snapshot preserves the state and data of a virtual machine from a specific point in time. 1,361 more words

VMware

AHV vs Vmware, AOS 5.0 edition

Few months ago I compared Vmware against Acropolis Hypervisor. At that time I listed ten use cases or features where Vmware was better or the only option as Hypervisor in Nutanix environment. 1,173 more words

Nutanix

vSphere Data Protection Install Guide

This post will walk through the installation of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.1.3; a vSphere integrated backup and recovery solution. Data Protection is based on EMC Avamar deduplication backup and recovery software, and can also integrate with EMC Data Domain for scalability. 900 more words

VMware