3 07, 2014

Book Review: Disaster Recovery using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager

By | July 3rd, 2014|Book Review, Review, SRM, Virtual Lab, Virtualization|0 Comments

It's time for another book review and this time, I am reviewing "Disaster Recovery using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager" This book is written by Abhilash GB (@AbhilashGB) who is amongst many things, a vExpert as well. The book is just over 140 pages long with five chapters. One thing I immediately [...]

24 02, 2014

Book Review: VMware vCloud Security

By | February 24th, 2014|Book Review, Cloud, Firewall, Review, Strategy, vCenter, vCNS, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vShield, vSphere|1 Comment

Security is a subject that has historically been overlooked by companies/vendors when it comes to deployment of new systems.  Generally, an easy and quick way out is preferred, especially when there are time-pressures to deliver a project or solution. That situation is exacerbated due to the fact that techies don't generally give security much thought [...]

12 08, 2013

StarWind Software’s iSCSI SAN: Shared Storage for my VMware Workstation Powered Lab

By | August 12th, 2013|ESX, Review, StarWind, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, Windows, Workstation|1 Comment

Like all VMware techies, I have also installed shared storage in different ways, to experiment with high-availability solutions.  One thing that has always bugged me is that virtual appliances providing shared storage, need to have the virtual environment running as a prerequisite.  In a home lab, one might not have an external NAS box so [...]