Online VMware Training

January 21, 2011

Eric Sloof has released a couple of VMware training video’s on iTunes which are really interesting to see. It already contains 16 interesting free episodes. Eric is planning on recording more cool videos in the future so stay tuned to his channel. If you want to view one of the episodes, just follow this link and fire up iTunes.


VMware predictions for 2011

January 10, 2011

A new year has come, and here are some of my predictions for the VMware products:

– This year a major new release of vSphere will be released, probably vSphere verion 5.0. This new release will contain the following new features:
    – VMware ESX will no longer be available. This release is based on ESXi
    – Stateless support for ESXi will be added
    – Building on the Storage I/O feature, Storage DRS will be introduced
    – Integration with the storage layer will be further expanded through VMware VAAI
    – Power management functions will be further extended
    – New features will be available for automatic provisioning of ESXi
    – Replication of virtual machines will be provided by the hypervisor
    – VMware Fault Tolerance will support more vCPU’s
    – The vSphere client for the iPad will be released

– This will not be the year of VDI. VDI market penetration will rise, but doesn’t gain a significant market share.

– VMware View will get the following new features:
    – The security server will support PCoIP
    – Integrated profile management
    – The PCoIP protocol will be further optimized
    – The View client for the iPad will be released

– This year the focus will be more on the VMware Management products

– The VMware vShields product will further evolve and integrate with more VMware products

2010 in review

January 10, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 20 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 41 posts. There were 15 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 661kb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was September 2nd with 281 views. The most popular post that day was Virtualizing Citrix XenApp on vSphere, part I.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vsphere visio, nmp_devicerequestfastdeviceprobe, state in doubt; requested fast path state update, failed to get toplevelsystem, and vsphere visio stencils.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Virtualizing Citrix XenApp on vSphere, part I October 2009


Virtualizing Citrix XenApp on vSphere, part II December 2009
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VMKernel: nmp_DeviceRequestFastDeviceProbe August 2009


Visio Stencils for vSphere August 2009
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vSphere, HP EVA and path policies October 2009