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vCenter 7.0 on VMware Fusion

You probably are here because you want to run VMware vCenter 7 on your Mac. Maybe using VMware Fusion, maybe another hypervisor. If you’re looking for some common failures because you already tried it a few times and run into errors – you can skip to the troubleshooting section. Let’s get the prerequisites out of […]

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vSphere 6.7 Pardoned Until Oct 2022

VMware has decided not to stop providing general support in November of 2021 – extending it until October 2022. We’ll get another eleven months to plan and migrate off vSphere 6.7. For most small and mid size businesses, this won’t be much of a challenge. The upgrade path to 7.x is very well established. Most […]

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VMware View 5.1 Deployed

I took this week after classes finished to tear down our View 4.6 cloud that was hosted on vsphere 4.1 ESX servers and redeploy it properly with a dedicated vCenter server, upgrade the vmware environment to 5.0 U1 and then roll out a new View 5.1 environment. A few quick observations for those planning upgrades. […]

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Ultimate Deployment Appliance

I’m excitied to begin automating vSphere (ESX) server installations. I now have four servers, ready to install vSphere for our VMWare View environment. I could easily just bang them out one at a time with a USB DVD drive and KVM – but where is the fun in that? I’m going to use a community […]

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DroboPro Performance Testing Part 2

My original post included a quick and dirty test on raw hard drive performance using HDTach to give me an idea of what I was working with with my new DroboPro. Of course true to any benchmarking test – there are so many metrics that can be tested that may be able to give me […]