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VMworld report from the field


Purpose: I am attending this year’s VMworld US and decided to write my experience so far. Read on to know what’s new with VMware and other technologies. Details: First, this is an amazing experience. If you are someone working with VMware technologies, then at least once you need to be in a VMworld. It’s amazing to see so many people…

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Don’t do it simply because you can: Distributed vs Simple Architecture


Hello all, it’s been long since my last blog. In between, I became a father, changed profile, changed location etc., in all a lot happened at personal and professional front. Coming back to blog, this particular topic was bugging me from last couple of months. In few of my last discussions with customers, it seemed we discussed only one point, that is to decide…

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Basics of Virtualization – Part B


In earlier post I talked about what is virtualization. In this post I am going to talk about types of Virtualization and their difference. Virtualization Areas: Nowadays virtualization is applicable to everything. As mentioned in the earlier post: Even something as simple as partitioning a hard drive is considered virtualization because you take one drive and partition it to create…

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UPDATE::Configuring NTP in VMware ITBM Standard Appliance (1.0.1)


Guys, There is another way. If you follow the previous post there would be a problem J . In ITBM standard appliance by default the following lines are on : Server 127.0.0.1 fudge  127.0.0.1 stratum 10 so when you check the time with ntpq –pn you would see that by default 127.0.0.1 is set up as default time server. Since…

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Configuring NTP in VMware ITBM Standard Appliance (1.0.1)


Guys, Recently I was deploying ITBM Standard suite and faced the following: Purpose:  I need to configure a NTP server in ITBM Standard Appliance. Reason: There is a time drift between ITBM appliance and vCAC & Identity appliance, so ITBM registration with vCAC fails. [ vCAC & Identity appliance are configured to use NTP server] Solution: Need to update NTP…

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Basics of Virtualization – Part A


Why this post? In recent past in my interaction with couple of college students and other technology professionals I could see that there is some confusion about virtualization and related technologies. Though many knows the tools and end options but again confused by the technology behind. So I decided to write a series of blog posts providing theoretical details about…

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How to build a home lab without dedicated servers


Hello Everyone,this is my first blog.Before I go ahead and talk about any other technologies I would like to talk about my Home Lab setup. Like many others I do not have dedicated servers at my home so I work around the limitations and get my lab going. By no means it is a great lab, but this will let…

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