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VMware Announcements – vSphere 5.1 Licensing – What does it mean to you?

It’s VMworld 2012 time and with it come some exciting changes. So what do today’s VMware announcements mean to us in the virtualization community? I’m sure that you’ve already seen the news that with the upcoming version 5.1 release of VMware vSphere that the game has changed quite a bit. There are a few key pieces that came to light …

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Linked Mode separation? Veeam to the Rescue

Let’s suppose that we have a configuration where our VMware¬†data-centres are geographically separated and we use more than one vCenter instance running in Linked Mode. I’m using this type of configuration in lab and production environments with great success, except there is one distinct drawback. When two VMware data-centres are running with Linked Mode vCenter configuration, we no longer have …