Posts by Greg Shields

in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 10/28/2010 - 3:26pm

Off-Topic: The Challenge of Eliminating Administrator Rights when the User Owns their Computer

Another off-topic post for today, this time on the ever-present problem of successfully eliminating administrator rights.  If you’ve been around IT....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 10/05/2010 - 3:38pm

Podcast: Increasing Hyper-V Storage Performance by 3x with Virsto Software

Are you running Hyper-V as your hypervisor, but concerned about performance? It could be your storage. In this podcast, I talk with Mark Davis, CEO....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/30/2010 - 8:26am

Free Book: Private Clouds: Selecting the Right Hardware for a Scalable Virtual Infrastructure

I’m in the middle of constructing a new book for Realtime Publishers titled Private Clouds: Selecting the Right Hardware for a Scalable Virtual....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/27/2010 - 8:12am

VMware Releases Workstation 7.1.2 Update

You’ll find a new update for VMware Workstation the next time you power it on.  Version 7.1.2 includes a set of fixes for various operating systems,....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/24/2010 - 12:42pm

WEBINAR: Achieving Server Recovery in Minutes with Virtualization

The nice people over at AppAssure asked me not long ago to join them for a webinar.  That webinar essentially asks the question, “What do you do when....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/20/2010 - 8:12am

Simple Fix: vSphere Client Performs Slowly on Windows 7

I love these little, “turn off something we turned on” fixes for common problems.  Surfing through VMware’s recent knowledgebase articles today I....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/20/2010 - 8:05am

Get Your Hyper-V Visio Stencils!

The web’s full of all kinds of great Visio stencils you can download to make your Hyper-V graphics look snappy.  A quick search pulled up three that....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/19/2010 - 7:29am

Video Training Tiplet: Teaming & Load Balancing ESXi NICs in vCenter Server 4.1

A single network connection won't get you far in ESXi. It'll absolutely get you network connectivity, but you'll quickly lose that connectivity....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/19/2010 - 7:26am

Video Training Tiplet: Connecting ESX 4.1 to iSCSI Storage in vCenter Server

I’ve always been a big fan of network storage over traditional Ethernet.  With iSCSI’s long history and the new technologies we’re seeing in Fibre....More
in Virtualization Pro Tips Blog 09/10/2010 - 4:26pm

Add to Your RSS Feed: Microsoft Support’s Top Windows Server and Client Problems and Solutions.

These are not necessarily virtualization-focused, but they’re useful nonetheless. I was recently introduced to two new Microsoft RSS feeds that you....More

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