vSphere Essentials and Veeam Free Edition Tips

Veeam Quick Migration for Standalone ESXi or vSphere Essentials

vSphere Essentials does not offer vMotion functionality, only vSphere Essentials Plus and higher editions. Even if you have installed vCenter server and managing the  environment without having vmotion, you cannot move VMs from one ESXi host to another without much downtime. Here are some Veeam Free Edition Tips. I have seen environments just with two hosts […]

New PernixPro™ Program from PernixDATA offers NFR software for IT professionals


PernixDATA has announced today a new Program for IT professionals, vExperts, VMUG leaders, analysts, and bloggers. All those people, but not only, as other individuals can also apply, will be able to have access to NFR software from PernixData, network with other technical specialists, see some deep dives demos or get hand on latest promotions. Also with this […]

SEsparse Disk Format vs VMFSsparse – VMware performance study

Read/write performance of “full” VMDKs hosted on SAN storage across different data transfer sizes

While the new SEsparse disk format introduced in vSphere 5.1 for Horizon View based workloads only, the VMFSsparse is used for snapshoting or linked clones too. SEsparse Disk Format vs VMFSsparse are compared and tested in this study. The SESparce VMDK virtual disk format – Space Efficient Sparse Disk Format. This disk format has a new granular block allocation size […]

How to Delete Libraries in Windows 7 easily with free tool

How to delete windows 7 libraries

Windows 7 is good OS, but there is one feature that I don’t like. It’s the Libraries which are always on the way. It’s been a long time since I wanted get a post done which explains step by step how to delete libraries in Windows 7. How to get rid of libraries? The thing is […]

vFlash Read Cache Performance PDF (vFRC) – vSphere 5.5


New whitepaper which has been released by VMware brings details about new feature present in vSphere 5.5 – vFlash Read Cache (VFRC). I already reported on the details about VFRC in my article – VMware vSphere 5.5 vFlash Read Cache. The paper brings more details about vFlash Read Cache Performance through much deeper testing with different workload […]

Zentyal Linux 3.2 released

Zentyal 3.2 Release

I’ve reported about Zentyal Linux few months back and showed two types of installs (prepackaged and on the top of Ubuntu server). I found that this Linux distro is interesting enough for small, or very small businesses. Its Ubuntu Server based distribution which uses an GUI front-end for easy administration. This is interesting for people […]

Performance best practices for vSphere 5.5 – technical PDF


VMware vSphere 5.5 is officially GA since few days. The whole vCloud suite starts to leverage Flash features (vFlash read cache) and upcoming VSAN. VSAN really is something that’s transforming the classic shared storage market and shared storage approach in design.  VSAN is discussed briefly in the pdf Performance best practices for vSphere 5.5. I’m planning […]

Nlite alternative for Windows 8 and Windows 7 – WinReducer 8

WinReducer 8 - Freeware for reducing ISOs before install for Windows 8

Everyone knows Nlite, right? Nlite is tool for reducing the size of original Windows ISOs, but the software hasn’t been updated yet for Windows 7 or Widnows 8. Good news, the developer is working on it. With such a tools you can basically strip some options directly from the ISO and install more lightweight system. […]