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Steve Beaver
Steve BeaverStephen Beaver is the co-author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center and Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration as well as being contributing author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and How to Cheat at Configuring VMware ESX Server. Stephen is an IT Veteran with over 15 years experience in the industry. Stephen is a moderator on the VMware Communities Forum and was elected vExpert for 2009 and 2010. Stephen can also be seen regularly presenting on different topics at national and international virtualization conferences.

Type 0 Hypervisor – Fact or Fiction

July 26, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

While looking around the web for anything new with virtualization, I kept seeing more and more posts and articles about the new type of virtual hypervisor. Type 0, now this sounds interesting and I found these definitions for each type of hypervisor.

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VMware’s Executive Shuffle! Maritz Out and Gelsinger In

July 18, 2012
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VMware100x30

VMworld 2012 is right around the corner and the time leading up to the conference is usually the time major announcements are made about new technology and/or new products to strike interest in different technologies that will be presented at the conference. Today a different kind of announcement has been made, in that Paul Maritz…

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VMware Sponsors the Open Networking Research Center

July 3, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

In my humble opinion, 2011 was the year for storage inside the virtualization space with a lot of new storage related technologies presented at VMworld 2011. There were different technologies ranging from Tier 1 SSD storage in a box that can plug right into VMware vSphere as its own datastore, to all the software storage…

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Unified Computing: Collective Group or Single Responsibility

June 19, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

I have spent a great deal of time lately working with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). This computing platform is really quite impressive with its power and flexibility, but my expectations about the platform have really changed since I completed the UCS training. During the training classes that I attended, both the design and…

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All Paths Down!

May 31, 2012
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StorageNetworking

I recently had the joys of helping deal with an All Paths Down (APD) situation which presented itself when removing a LUN from all the hosts in a cluster. If you do not detach the device first, which will also initiate an unmount operation before you physically unpresent the LUN from the ESX, it causes…

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What is your Definition of a Successful Implementation?

May 18, 2012
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green_check

How do we measure success? This seems like it should be an easy question to answer but is it? Success itself is a dynamic variable that can be defined in several different ways from a promotion or even recognition from your peers. Now what about a successful cloud implementation or implementation in general? How would…

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A Call To Action With One Voice – Cross Hypervisor Management

May 7, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Microsoft's release of the public beta of Windows Server 8 with the new release of Hyper-V 3, is increasing focus on cross hypervisor management. Hotlink and Microsoft SCOM lead this debate, will VMware step in as well?

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Ecosystems for Both VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors

April 26, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Since the start of the Windows 8 Public Beta, there has been a great deal of discussions and comparisons galore. There have been points made that Microsoft Hyper-V will be good enough to draw good consideration in companies looking to the future. For me personally, feature comparison was not my first consideration. One measurement that…

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VMware Licensing Past and Present Compared to Hyper-V

April 18, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

When we look for patterns from the past, sometimes we can really get a good idea of what the future might entail. If you take a look at the way VMware has rolled out licensing changes during each of the major releases you can see a pattern and get an idea of what the future…

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