Top 10 Virtualisation Blogs

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It's been over a year since the last poll was held to determine which were the top 10 virtualisation blogs on the internet. At the time this one was written only by me and wasn't even registered with vsphere-land.com for the vote. A lot can change in 12 months. Jeremy now co-authors the blog with me and has written plenty of brilliant articles. We're also registered on vsphere-land.com (Eric Siebert's site) and it's voting time once more. The world is full of award ceremonies and polls, each important to those involved. The thing to remember about blogging is that people don't often get paid for it. Many of the sites don't carry any sponsorship and with all of them the considerable effort to keep writing comes from passion and … [Read more...]

PowerShell Primer

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A few times in the last few weeks I've been asked if it's worth learning PowerShell. My answer is always "yes". Rather than repeat myself too often I thought I'd make a post out of it. But first, an apology. I met a chap at vBeers in London about 6 weeks ago. His background was more UNIX than Windows but he recognised that PowerShell was something that he'd have to learn a bit about. At the time I did promise to send him a few useful links to get started. As you might have guessed, I didn’t do it. So... Jeff, I'm sorry. For the benefit of Jeff and anyone else, here are some places to start when it comes to PowerShell and also PowerCLI (VMware’s extension cmdlets to PowerShell for managing their products). … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

After a frantic, busy and productive 2011, 2012 is shaping up to be another busy year for us at vSpecialist.co.uk, and for the Virtualisation Community at large! With that in mind,  want to wish all our readers and commentors a very Happy New Year, and we hope to meet, speak to, and engage with lots (more) of you in 2012! Jeremy and Mike - Admins, www.vspecialist.co.uk … [Read more...]