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HA Futures: Orchestrated Restart and Restart Priority – Part 1 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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Last week I visited Palo Alto. I had a long conversation with my friends from the vSphere HA team. I have done a series of articles in the past asking for feedback/comments on future features/functions of HA that the team is looking to implement. One of the first features I would like to discuss is […]

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See you at VMworld Europe


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VMworld Europe is coming up fast. I always get the question where people can find me. This is not an easy question as VMworld Europe usually means two things: sessions and meetings. Actually, it means three things: sessions, meetings and running between those. If you want to find me it is best to attend one […]

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Want to test vSAN? Go to VMTestdrive!


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This week I had a conversation with two of my colleagues who are part of the Global Platform Engineering team, Rory and Marilyn. I had spoken with them before on this topic, but at that point, they weren’t quite ready to go all out just yet, but now they are. Rory and Marilyn and their […]

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Books linked, buy paper Clustering Deep Dive get ebook for 2.95!


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We just managed to link the paper and electronic version of the Clustering Deep Dive. This means that if you buy the paper book today, you can get the e-book at a discount. This was something a lot of you have asked for, so we pushed it through. Unfortunately, it did mean we had to […]

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VMworld Europe Session Builder is open!


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VMworld Session Builder is open, so if you are planning on going to VMworld Europe you may want to go to the session builder website and add the sessions you would like to see to your schedule. I created a list for VMworld US, most of these still apply. I also have two sessions of […]

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VMworld Europe Session Builder is open!


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VMworld Session Builder is open, so if you are planning on going to VMworld Europe you may want to go to the session builder website and add the sessions you would like to see to your schedule. I created a list for VMworld US, most of these still apply. I also have two sessions of […]

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MS Word: Paste and Match Formatting by default


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Something that bugged me for a long time on a Mac was the copy/paste behavior. I always wanted it to default to match the formatting of the document I am working in, or even paste in unformatted text. Pasting formatted text just messes up your whole document. I never knew how to do this until […]

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MS Word: Paste and Match Formatting by default


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Something that bugged me for a long time on a Mac was the copy/paste behavior. I always wanted it to default to match the formatting of the document I am working in, or even paste in unformatted text. Pasting formatted text just messes up your whole document. I never knew how to do this until […]

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HA Admission control: How can I check how much reserved resources are used?


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I had this question twice in the past three months, so somehow this is something which isn’t clear to everyone. With HA Admission Control you set aside capacity for fail-over scenarios, this is capacity which is reserved. But of course VMs also use reservations, how can you see what the total combined used reserved capacity […]

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VMworld Sessions with vSAN Customers


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At VMworld, there were various sessions with vSAN Customers, many of which I have met in some shape or form in the past couple of years. Some of these stories contain some great use cases or stories. Considering they are “hidden” in 60-minute sessions I figured I would write about them and share with you […]

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