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vExpert.me exceeds 100,000 clicks!

vExpert.me exceeds 100,000 clicks!

I’m really pleased to say the vExpert.me URL shorten tool is really picking up use and click through rate. I originally launched this 28th September last year in this blog post and today the click rate topped 100,000. Amazing. Thank you to the vExperts that use and actively support the promotion of the tool. It’s marvellous to see. Since the launch the highest click rate currently looks like this: Don’t forget if...

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vExpert.me URL shorten tool now with GUI

vExpert.me URL shorten tool now with GUI

Since launching the vExpert.me URL shorten tool idea at the end of September 2012 [original blog post] it has been really great to see people’s adoption of it. Eleven months later and at the time of writing this (draft) blog post the statistics reveal an active use and click count too. The success of the vExpert accolade is primarily due to the people that willingly share information within the virtualisation community about their...

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Use Foursquare to help with your travel expenses

Use Foursquare to help with your travel expenses

Foursquare to write to a GMail calendar Quandary As a consultant I spend much of my working days flitting around the country on customer engagements extolling the virtues of all things virtualisation and Cloud. And drinking tea. I use my corporate MS Outlook calendar to make a note of my whereabouts but in busy periods and times of excitement, I forget. The end of the month arrives and I look at my calendar to prompt for my mileage claims,...

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PowerCLI Script to set default SATP and PSP

PowerCLI Script to set default SATP and PSP

I’ve just uploaded a new script that updates all ESXi5 hosts in a cluster with a default SATP (Storage Array Type Plug-in) then scans through all LUNs attached to the host(s) based on LUN ID provided changing the PSP (Path Selection Plug-in) to preferred value. I created this and tested in my ESXi5.1 lab and highly recommend you open the script, read it and understand it before editing and executing. It goes without saying you should...

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Boot Windows To Go in VMware Fusion v5

Boot Windows To Go in VMware Fusion v5

In preparation for a piece of work I have to undertake later this week I’ve been looking into creating a USB key with a Windows environment loaded, why? Well, I need a vendor specific application to be installed within this version of MS Windows so I’m able to locally reconfigure a piece of hardware. Sounds crazy? Well, it’s related to IBM hardware… This post here explains exactly what I’m talking about and what...

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VMworld 2012 – Twitter Hashtags

VMworld 2012 – Twitter Hashtags

VMworld2012 – SF If you’re not able to attend the conference this week in San Francisco and are using the Social Networks to keep up to speed to with happenings, there’s an awful lot of content being pushed out and it’s hard to keep up. VMware have defined a list of Twitter Hashtags in their attendee conference materials and encourage people to use them. So for us, non-attendees, here they are: Sessions and Hands-on Labs #vmworldinf...

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