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IBM remolds DB2 10.5 as a Hadoop and in-memory database killer

In the update of DB2 released today, IBM has added a set of acceleration technologies, collectively code-named BLU, that promise to make the venerable database management system better suited for running large in-memory data analysis jobs. Developed by t ...
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Storage vMotion of a template

If you try to run storage vmotion against a template, you will realize it’s not allowed in the GUI. So, you end up with two solutions: - “quick and dirty”: convert template to VM, run Storage vMotion, convert back VM to template - “SysAdmin style”, use ...
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Category: Templates
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Building my Nexenta VM using (NFS) best practices (Virtual Clouds)

I am currently using Nexentastor for my home lab. In my previous post I’ve explained how I build my low power 64Gb home lab. I’ve installed Nexentastor Community Edition on my virtual machine with the following specs: 2vCPU 8GB RAM 16Gb system disk o ...
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Category:Homelab Storage
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Installing OS X 10.9 Mavericks as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 6.0 (2056603)

This article provides steps to install OS X 10.9 Mavericks as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 6.0.   Note: Apple's End User license agreement allows you to install up to two additional copies of Mac OS X 10.9 on a Mac that is already ...
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Category:Mac OSX
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vSphere5: Setting the Observed IP Range

During the setup of a demo environment I realized it would be very useful to have the "Observed IP Range" be correct on my vSphere ESXi servers. While searching for a low-cost way to get the ranges to populate I noticed a few interesting behaviors of the ...
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Category: Manage
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Here’s how to install ESXi 5.5, if you’ve got a Realtek 8111/8168 NIC

ESXi 4.1, 5.0, and 5.1 all worked fine with the common Realtek 8111/8168 series of network adapters, found in a variety of consumer-class motherboards. What to do in the home lab, suddenly you can’t even install, even though you have a perfectly workable ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Graylog2 Installation - Syslog Server for ESXi and others

I recently wanted to check out http://graylog2.org/home href="http://graylog2.org/home" target=_blank>Graylog for gathering syslog messages because I have heard good things about it. Well the issue was that I was not able to find any good articles on h ...
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Category:Linux
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VMware: The operation is not allowed in the current connection state of the host

Today I want to install Windows 8 in my test lab, after creating a new virtual machine and power-on the VM I received warning error message

Category:Troubleshooting
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VMware vSOM: What does it mean for vCops licensing? (viktorious.nl)

A couple of days ago VMware introduced a new licensing option for vSphere customers which was called “vSOM” rather quickly in the VMware community. vSOM stands for vSphere including Operations Management using vCenter Operations Manager. VMware vSOM is ab ...
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First look at VMware ESXi 5.5 installation on flash drive, followed by the vSphere client install Video 19:26

This video is just a first step in producing a whole series of these, much like the comprehensive, step-by-step series I did back on ESXi 5.0, seen here. You’ll witness the install of the hypervisor, with wait-for-it parts sped up considerably. I also tou ...
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TinyCore Builder for VMware View

Builds a very small Linux image that allow end-users to automatically connect to a VMware View environment without having to enter any configuration parameters.

Category:Manage
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ThinApp - Office 2010 "Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this application. A repair attempt failed or was canceled by the user. The Application will now shut down."

Okay so its now into Friday evening and Im looking at a ThinApp Office 2010 licensing issue (cancel that - swearing at an office licensing issue) - that Im sure I fixed once before for another customer. I dont fancy this eating away at me, now what was it ...
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Install Zimbra 8.0.3 Open Source Edition on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Active Directory Authentication

Install Zimbra 8.0.3 Open Source Edition on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Active Directory Authentication using Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Category: VMware Zimbra
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How to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 on Vmware 9 With VGA And Sharing File With Windows - YouTube

1. go to http://www.mahmood1.com 2. download link pdf file.3. get Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 bootable link.4. download Mac OS 10.8.35. extract file and install vmware.

Category:Mac OSX
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Automating ESXi 5.1 Kickstart Tips & Tricks

There is not a whole lot of changes for kickstart configurations between ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.0, majority of the tips and tricks noted in the ESXi 5.0 kickstart guide are still relevant for ESXi 5.1. Below are a few new tips and tricks (some old) as well a ...
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IBM Storwize V3700 Storage Virtualization Array

Introducing the easy to use, efficient and affordable IBM Storwize V3700 storage virtualization array - with advanced efficiency technologies for improved productivity. Learn more at www.ibm.com

Category:IBM
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