VMware Black Friday Sale – Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Pro with 30% Discount

VMware Fusion 7

VMwares Black Friday Sale Starts Tomorrow! If you’re planning to invest in VMware Fusion, note that you’ll get 30 % Off the price during Black Friday week end. VMware Fusion 7 has been optimized for Yosemmite and has been detailed in my post here. Some of the highlights: Allocate Up to 2GB of video memory to […]

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Replication Target details

VDP Advanced or VDP Replication Target

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) product bundled with vSphere Essentials plus and higher licensing is backup and replication product which is managed through web based UI only. It’s tightly integrated to the Web based client console. I’ve deployed the product in the past and also upgrades are quite easy to proceed too. VMware keeps making the […]

VMware Tools Heartbeat Options And Application Monitoring Possibilities

Overriding the cluster automation level for a VM

VMware Tools heartbeat is used by vSphere High Availability (HA) checking if VM is in running state. You must first enable it at the cluster level. There is a choice of disabling, enabling for VMs or enabling for VMs and Applications. The VMware tools heartbeat is sent to host and if host does not receive […]

Saber 1000 Series By OCZ announced with up to 960Gb – Drains only 3.7 watts of power in active state


A new enterprise classe SSD’s called Saber 1000 Series were announced by OCZ Storage Solutions (a Toshiba group). Three models with capacities 240Gb, 480Gb and 960Gb were announced, with a very efficient 3.7 W of power in active state. The drives are SATA based devices with an interesting feature allowing centralized management of multiple devices […]

How-to Apply VMware Free License to VMware ESXi

How-to apply free VMware license to ESXi hypervisor

One of those questions that are often asked by VMware newbies is How-to Apply VMware Free License to VMware ESXi. Because even if you think that the product is free, it must be licensed. If not, it installs as 60 days trial, which expires after….60 days. Compared to other hypervisors, the free version of VMware hypervisor […]

Free VMware Training – vRealize Orchestrator for vRealize Automation [V6.1] Fundamentals

Free VMware Training - vRealize Orchestrator for vRealize Automation

There is new Free VMware Training available online (you need an account – also free) which teaches vRealize Orchestrator for vRealize Automation [V6.1] Fundamentals.  It’s 1.5 hours long training which walks you through the fundementals of automation and orchestration with vRealize Orchestrator. The training has only 3 lessons but they are packed with content! Lesson […]

Another Alternative to Microsoft’s SQL Management Studio

Query Designer

In my post 5 Free Alternatives to Microsoft SQL Management Studio I’ve mentioned five products that can manage SQL databases and can be used as alternatives to Microsoft SQL Management Studio. I’m sure that there is even more tools that exists, but today I’ll show you Another alternative to Microsoft’s SQL Management Studio which exists as a […]

When Your Favorite Vendor Will Turn Into Indoor Farming Business?

Toshiba producing Lettuce

It’s kinda cool to see vendors like Fujitsu, Sharp or now Toshiba to really go green. I mean producing salads and lettuces in indoor, clean facilities – Indoor Farming Business. No, it’s really no joke and it makes sense. After Sharp producing strawberies in Dubai, Fujitsu has started to grow lettuces in sterilized clean rooms […]

Welcome New Sponsor – OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company


ESX Virtualization has new sponsor – OCZ Technology. Does this company needs an introduction? Perhaps no, perhaps yes. Back in a days when OCZ were in the consumer business, the OCZ Vertex was one of the best SSDs. But that was before… Now products like Vector 150 (120-480GB / MLC / 5-Year Warranty; Up to 550 MB/s and […]