Aidan Finn looks at some of the best practices for using the StorSimple 1200 virtual appliance.
Microsoft announced that Azure Backup Server (MABS) added support for ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 (with or without vCenter) with the recently released Update 1 for Azure Backup Server. Find out what this means for VMware users.
Learn Microsoft’s method for calculating the storage account requirements and replication bandwidth requirements for the DR-in-the-cloud solution, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), for VMware and Hyper-V.
Learn more about Microsoft Azure’s in-the-cloud disaster recovery (DRaaS) solution for VMware virtual machines and physical servers.
The Microsoft Azure cost estimator tool can help you determine what resources to move to the cloud, but Aidan Finn points out some glitches that need fixing.
Download the free Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0, and learn what it can do for you and your business!
Is it time to upgrade to the next version of vSphere? Check out our detailed guide on using VUM to upgrade VMware hosts.
Time for an upgrade? Learn how to perform an upgrade to vSphere 5.5 in our easy-to-follow walkthrough.
Do you know EXSTOP? You should! Check out our list of four important things that every VMware admin should know how to perform!
Different IT shops have different needs, and perhaps you need to enable SSH on your ESXi hosts. Learn to disable the annoying warning message in this easy walkthrough.
ESXi5 is the latest version of VMware’s virtualization hypervisor, which enables multiple virtual machines to run simultaneously on a single physical host, and is free to download and use. In this article Tom Finnis describes the new features in this version and discusses how you might benefit from installing it, whilst covering the basics like hardware requirements and the installation procedure.
vSphere based backup solutions such as VMware Data Recovery and Veeam Backup and Replication v5 rely on vSphere’s snapshot technology to backup live VMs, which excludes Fault Tolerant VMs as they do not allow snapshots. In this article, Tom Finnis explains how to use custom scripts to work around these restrictions and enable regular scheduled backups of Fault Tolerance protected Virtual Machines.
Ever needed to manage an ESXi server when a vSphere Client isn’t available or refuses to connect to it? VMware specialist Tom Finnis explains the various options available to you from the ESXi console, including several unofficial commands that will let you control your virtual machines directly.