MonthFebruary 2014

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This year he has over 300 blogs listed. You should keep in mind several factors when voting, such as longevity, length of content, frequency, and quality. Voting is now open, and will continue through 3/17/2014. I am really glad and humbled to be taking part in the top virtualization blog this year for the first time. I would really appreciate if you could vote and support me.


New VMware Product Walkthroughs

VMware has launched a new website which will help you to get up to speed with some of their new products. This walkthrough is designed to provide a step-by-step overview. Here are the currently available PWTs:





Training Video – VMware vCenter Log Insight

Manual Duron, Senior Systems Engineer, discusses and demonstrates VMware vCenter Log Insight and the challenges it solves, including changing business needs while focusing on maintaining service levels, efficient “root-cause analysis” for troubleshooting issues, and managing overwhelming amount of machine-generated log data.

VMware Virtual SAN explained by Melina McLarty


Senior staff engineer Melina McLarty discusses Virtual SAN functionality which virtualizes local physical storage resources of ESXi hosts and turns them into storage pools that can be carved up and assigned to virtual machines and applications according to their quality of service requirements.

Free e-learning course – VMware Log Insight Fundamentals

The Log Insight is a FREE self-paced course that provides information about the Log Insight solution and describes how it works, its architecture, installation, configuration, and how to use it for log analysis.

The course consists of the following self-paced modules:
  • Log Insight v1.5 Overview: This module provides an overview of Log Insight, including use cases and architecture.
  • Log Insight v1.5 Installation and Configuration: This module provides information the installation and configuration of Log Insight.
  • Log Insight v1.5 Analysis: This module provides information about how to use Log Insight for log analysis.

Register here

vCloud Automation Center 6.0: Introduction

VMware vCloud Automation Center helps companies improve service delivery times by automating provisioning and management if IT services across multi-vendor deployment technologies, tools and processes.

In this video we will look at some of the business drivers that are increasingly causing IT departments to deploy on-demand, cloud infrastructure and some of the challenges that companies face with their deployments.

VMware vCenter Operations Manager and Business Critical Applications

This video shows why you would want to manage your BCAs in vCenter Operations Manager and the value of bringing in “extra” valuable data. This video walk through a common degraded health scenario and talk about how you could use the dashboards and the data to solve a real problem with an application.


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