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31 March, 2012

#TrainSignal CBT: "#VMware #vCloud Director Essentials"

Hello all,
I've just received package from TrainSignal that contains the brand new released training: "#VMware #vCloud Director Essentials". This course comes on two DVDs or can be accessed online (Mobile On-Demand Training Train Where You Want, When You Want).

The training is very interesting and it's a must have for virtualization designers/administrators that want to be prepared to the Cloud transition

This course was designed to walk you through:
  • Cloud Computing and vCloud Director 101
  • How to Build Your vCloud Director Lab
  • Managing vCloud Director Resources and How vCD Works with vSphere
  • How to Create Catalogs and vApps
  • Plus - learn about vCloud Director in the real-world from vExpert Jake Robinson of vCloud Datacenter provider, Bluelock
The instructor of the course is:
Certified Instructor David Davis David Davis VCP5, VCAP-DCA, vExpert, CCIE #9369
so... no presentation needed! Best ever instructor IMO.


if you want you can watch a demo of a lesson just click on the image above.

For a quick view of the interface of the course and the subjects have a look at the video below.




Stay tuned for the next post...
cheers
\mf

27 March, 2012

VIDEO: Accessing vFoglight from within vSphere Client

hello all,
Quest is one of the software house that take part in the virtualization ecosystem.
check out this video on "Accessing vFoglight from within vSphere Client" by Quest vFoglight Community (thanks Aaron Newsome - Solution Architect)


cheers \mf

26 March, 2012

Coming Soon: Veeam will extends support for Hyper-V to Veeam One

Hello all,
[cite from Veeam site]
Powerful, easy-to-use and affordable—and coming soon to Hyper-V! Real-time monitoring Automated documentation Easy management reporting Built-in knowledge base and "best practice" alarms/thresholds Best value for SMB Veeam ONE v6 delivers the capabilities that matter most to busy virtualization admins—in one easy-to-use package that installs in minutes and provides instant visibility of your entire virtual infrastructure. If you′re strapped for time or resources, Veeam ONE is the answer to your VM management challenges!
Read all
cheers
\mf

25 March, 2012

Veeam: Win a free pass for VMworld 2012

Hello all,
some few days to win a free pass for VMworld 2012 thanks @Veeam

click here to enter the raffle

Hear why to choose Veeam


cheers
\mf

VMworld 2012 is coming

Hello all,
VMworld 2012 is coming and this year will take place in San Francisco (end of August 2012) and in Barcelona (middle of October 2012).

As an european  attendee I'm very happy about the destination of this year and I'm waiting to get all the below:

[cited from VMworld site]

Education. Collaboration. Networking.

Barcelona October 9-11

Don't miss VMworld 2012 and take advantage of this exceptional opportunity for IT professionals. If you are looking to spend less time and money supporting underlying IT infrastructure and more time on areas that yield business and competitive value, then be sure to join us for...
Education.
Choose from more than 150 Breakout Sessions and Hands-on Labs covering topics such as the hybrid cloud, enabling IT as a service and delivering end-user freedom while maintaining IT control.
Collaboration.
Attend group discussions or meet one-on-one with Knowledge Experts to learn and share experiences about deploying virtualization and enabling your cloud.
Networking.
Engage with more than 100 technology partners to discuss new and innovative solutions to benefit your business.

So Sign-Up to receive an email alert about when early bird discounted registration begins and other event details.

cheers
\mf

24 March, 2012

Adesense Revenue during the VDI contest

Receipt for Cats food


Hello all,
ADsense revenue (43€) during VDI contest go for a non profit organization. I've done the shopping and I'm inserting the receipt.

In the near feature , when my girlfriend will ship the food to the Cat Asylum I will post those pictures too.

for now be happy to see the mountains of food collected in the picture below.

thank you all

cheers
\mf

Prizes shipped yesterday: new contest coming up in the next weeks?

Hello all,
the two Transignal "VMware View 5 Essentials Training" 2 DVD Package had been shipped yestersday, and the winners, Matthew K. Johnson and Charbel Nemnom got the receipts of the shipments by email.

Stay tuned for a new contest coming out in the next three/four weeks

What will be - in your mind - the prizes next time? tell me commenting this post.

cheers
\mf

20 March, 2012

VDI Contest: the two Winners

Hello all,
the two winners have been randomly chosen.

Congratulation to Matthew K. Johnson and Charbel Nemnom: they will receive the "VMware View 5 Essentials Training" 2 DVD Package
Thanks to Trainsignal staffa for giveaways, and all the partecipants for comments!

cheers
\mf

17 March, 2012

VDI Contest is over



Hello all, VDI contest is over.  
Stay tuned for the two randomly choosen winners of TrainSignal "VMware View 5 Essentials Training" 2 DVD Package that will be announced on March 20th, 2012
cheers
\mf 

16 March, 2012

From VMware site: VMware ESXi 5.0 Complete Update 1

From VMware site:
Update 1 for ESXi 5.0 released

Release Date: March 15, 2012
Download Filename:
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip
Build:
623860
608089 (Security-only)
Download Size:
564MB
md5sum:
55c25bd990e2881462bc5b66fb5f6c39
sha1sum:
ecd871bb09b649c6c8c13de82d579d4b7dcadc88
Host Reboot Required: Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes



Read the whole bulletins

03 March, 2012

Embotics v-Commander: Installing and configuring in 20 minutes

Hello all,
I've installed in my vSphere home lab Embotics V-Commender. the software is really simple to install and, citing the Embotics website:
Developed for IT managers and administrators in mid-sized enterprises who are building or managing private cloud infrastructure, Embotics V-Commander is a software solution that provides management, automation and self-service provisioning. Unlike other cloud management software on the market today, our product provides a comprehensive set of virtualization and private cloud management capabilities in a single, integrated software package that can be implemented within 1 hour, which results in unmatched time-to-value.
With V-Commander you can do lifecycle management, performance metering, chargeback reporting and a lot more.



If you have a lab environment, it's worth to do an installation and check out this product. cheers
\mf