May 19

vCoffee Links Issue #4 – 5/19/2014

Ugh… Monday. But it was a great weekend. Missed posting vCoffee links last week. Just a lot going on and I have been tied up with a couple of projects. Plus the weather has finally warmed up, so I have been trying to spend some time away from the computer.

Took a trip to the Chrylser Museum in Norfolk, VA to see the Duck. Even got photo bombed by the duck while taking a selfie.

The Duck

Also took a walk around the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. Had a great time and the weather could not have been better.

Now on to the links…

vCoffee Links is a regular feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.

Nice article by @bsuhr on an Operational process for keeping your VDI or PVS gold image updated.

Great interview from EMC World 2014 with @jtroyer and @CommsNinja on Social and Community Influence Marketing

A co-worker, @dadowistef, had the opportunity to attend EMC World 2014. I am looking forward to hearing about his experiences. Follow him on Twitter, check out his blog, and pester him to post more 🙂

Here is a handy post on Adding a Secondary NIC vCenter 5.1 Appliance VCSA. Useful if your ESXi hosts are on a separate isolated management subnet but you want to be able to access the vCenter on a routed subnet.

Michael Webster, @vcdxnz001, co-authored a new book on virtualizing SQL on VMware that is due to be released in August 2014 (and is available for pre-order now here Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right (VMware Press Technology)). Here is a great post from him that give a little insight into what we can expect from the book: Configuring Database Servers for Optimal Performance.

I am using the vSphere Web Client more and more. Can’t say that it is equal to the Windows vSphere Client, but if you want access to the new features available in vSphere 5.5, well you have to get use to change. Here is a nice article on some tips and tricks for using the new vSphere Web Client: Back To Basics: Using the vSphere Web Client – Tips, Tricks & Improvements

Enjoy your coffee. Have a great morning and a fantastic week!

Have anything interesting to add? Post a comment below or hit me up on twitter @herseyc.

About the author


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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