Monthly Archives: March 2007

Hy-Vee Triathlon and Half Marathon

I am much further ahead than I was last year before my last half marathon. Last week, I did my first 13 mile training run, and on an unofficial course I equaled my time for the half last year. The … Continue reading

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Hypervisor (Xen and VMware) performance comparisons

I spoke on this subject during VMworld 2005: VMware has now put a line in the proverbial sand that reliance on simply being able to virtualized is no longer enough. Take that, Xensource, and your aspirations. You must be able … Continue reading

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Update on my half-marathon training

Here is my week which is my most productive week yet. The week started bad with some of the reoccurring weekend snow/ice storms, but by midweek, the weather turned nice. It definitely assisted in increasing my mileage and decreasing my … Continue reading

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Update on ESX on x3550

Just an update on a previous post about ESX incompatibility with x3550, the solution from IBM was to install 3.0.2 or install a BIOS patch, which was not released (at that time) yet. Fortunately, it was released ahead of schedule, … Continue reading

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VMware VI3 HA, or How I learned to stop fearing patching ESX Servers

Our implementation of ESX in the past have typically taken the approach of “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Consequently, I typically have not been very agressive in our patching to the various vulnerabilities and enhancements that VMware releases. … Continue reading

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