Monthly Archives: October 2012

vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0.1 Now Available

If you’re having trouble using VMware vCenter Converter 5.0 to migrate VM’s with a 5.1 host or vCenter, you’re in luck.  vCenter Converter 5.0.1 has been released with support for vCenter/ESXi 5.1.  Unfortunately, VMware has not yet decide to support this application fully, as explained in the release notes. What’s […]

Replacing vCenter Certificate

Depending on organizational or technical requirements, you may have a need to replace the default certificates for vCenter or ESXi.  This is easily accomplished once you understand the process. Create a private key Create a certificate request Obtain the certificate from a certificate authority Convert the certificate to PFX format […]

Citrix XenServer 6.1 Released

Yesterday Citrix announced that XenServer 6.1 was released.  I am excited to download and try it as I will be studying XenServer on my pathway to CCEE.  There is also a new conversion tool, XenServer Conversion Manager, for use with XenServer 6.1 Download XenServer 6.1XenServer Master Class webina

VMware Misses the Mark Second Year in a Row

“Hey, Joe, remember when VMware introduced vRam and we were all totally stoked and excited beyond belief?!”“Yeah, man that was totally awesome!  Wait…what?”“I know…!”“No, Tad, vRam was terribad.  So terribad that customers revolted and in vSphere 5.1 they actually removed it entirely.”“Oh…” VMware has received strong recognition among Fortune 500 […]