Following the success of the first vSphere Design Pocketbook, PernixData has created a new version, this time dubbed “Blog Edition”.  Where the first book focused on small “tweet sized” design tips, the new one allows for more in-depth articles, lifting the first editions 200 character limit.

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I was invited by Nick Martin and Tom Walat to join them in this pre-VMworld edition of the podcast, so if you’re not bored reading about my Marvin speculations already, you can now listen to them as well over at This Week in Virtualization by SearchServerVirtualization

It also covers some expectation for VMworld 2014, which is rapidly getting closer.

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While working on reconfiguring my home lab setup, and migrating all the vSphere resources into a single cluster I ran into a problem powering on one of the VMs which used to run on a single host. The power on operation yielded the following error message: Invalid memory setting: memory reservation (sched.mem.min) should be equal to memsize (memsize) Task Details: Status: Invalid memory setting: memory reservation (sched.mem.min) should be equal to memsize(4096).

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Marvin the Paranoid Android

The recent speculations surrounding Marvin has now hit The Register (to bad they don’t link this way, but I guess thats how it is) as well, but one piece is still missing, arguably the most important one. We all know that the most important piece of something like this is it’s name, or acronym, not it’s technical merit…

There has been a few attempts at guessing what Marvin is an acronym for,  and here are some good ones from Twitter:

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How long as NSX for vSphere 6.0.4 Documentation been publicly available? I just noticed this, and that the NSX downloads seem to be available via MyVMware - If you are entitled to it that is.

Does this mean it will be available for download and we get to play with it soon-ish? It might have been available earlier too, unnoticed by yours truly…

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Update: The contest is now closed, and I have forwarded all comments to Packt Publishing, and they will contact the winners directly. Thanks to everyone who entered!

I have teamed up with Packt Publishing  to organize a giveaway of  my new **Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere **book.

3 lucky winners stand a chance to win e-copies of their new book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of them!

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Marvin the Paranoid Android (HHGG)

After close to a full day of Twitter speculations and discussions on what Marvin really is, some thoughts kept stuck with me, and this is my attempt at articulating what I think VMware might be up to.

Please note that I have no real knowledge of the status of the project, nor if it really exists outside of a poster in a window in the VMware campus. All I do know is that there is a trademark registered, and that there seems to be some merit behind the speculations done by CRN and The Register.

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