Welcome Project Nautilus! Running Containers Natively with VMware Fusion on MacOS

There is a lot of hype around containers.  There is also a lot of truth in what’s ahead for the industry as containers are becoming important parts of many new applications.  VMware has just released what they dubbed Project Nautilus.  Shout out to Michael Roy (a fellow Canadian) who has been doing wicked cool work … Read more

Setting up Docker Datacenter on VMware Fusion

With the release of Docker Datacenter, it seemed like a good idea to kick the tires on this new system to get a handle on what the experience is like installing, configuring, and managing the new packaged Docker offering. There are a few pre-requisites that you have to get sorted out which include: Base system … Read more

How to Stop Windows Guests from Sleeping and Suspending in VMware Fusion and Workstation

As someone who spends a lot of time in virtual labs, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, and VirtualBox are absolute staples to my day-to-day activities. One if the challenges that we run into sometimes is that we have a few things going on at the same time and we let our lab machines relax for a … Read more

Portable Lab – The DiscoPosse mobile VMware Workstation

One of the best ways to gain knowledge and to test drive software and configurations is to have a virtual lab. This isn’t really big news of course, but for many newcomers to Systems Administration and virtualization it can be difficult to find resources to build an effective lab. Luckily, with VMware Workstation, or VMware Fusion for OSX … Read more