Archive for June, 2012

VMware Visio stencils based on latest powerpoint icons and graphics (Jun-11-2012)

Maish Saidel-Keesing over at Technodrone has recently released part 1 of 3 visio stencils from the VMware Icons and Images set. These new stencils have been improved from his previously releases:

  1. The images are now Flat Vector images – which improves the quality and allows for easier image resizing.
  2. The stencils are now better organized.
  3. All Icons have a standard size – and standard connection points.
  4. Build your own stencils – are now available and customizable.
I’ll keep you posted on the next 2 releases.


Just to have a little change of topic, I just wanted to share a clean and simple schedule with EST/PST times for all the EUROCUP matches. Fits perfectly on a 8.5 x 11.  I’m putting mine on my cubicle wall!

  Forza Azzurri  


Categories: Uncategorized

vPowerCLI 5 Reference 1.0.2 for iDevices and Android (from PocketTrain)

This tool is to be used for referencing the VMware vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets. vSphere PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell, and is used for managing and automating vSphere.

What’s New in Version 1.0.2
– Change the color scheme
– Added search field to make it easier to find cmdlets



get the iDevice version from iTunes

get the Android version from this QR-CODE

Categories: Mobile, Virtualization

Cool Tool: Veeam Backup (Free Edition) for VMware and Hyper-V

Veeam just released their latest free backup software. It includes some new additions to their free suite. Read below for more details!

A better way

Cloning, copying or exporting a VM can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. And if you have to power off or pause the VM, it can be disruptive, too.

But with VeeamZIP™ you can easily backup a VM for restore on any host.

The perfect fit

Whether you use VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or a combination of both, Veeam Backup Free Edition fits right into your environment. And however you do regular backups, Veeam Backup Free Edition is a must-have tool for managing your VMs.

What you need—when you need it

With Veeam Backup Free Edition, you can quickly:

  • Backup, archive or copy a VM—without pausing or powering it off
  • Restore data from inside a VM
  • Migrate and manage VMs and files

all in one easy-to-use tool that’s completely free.

What’s inside

Veeam Backup Free Edition contains useful utilities for day-to-day VM management:

  • VeeamZIP: ad-hoc backup for operational, archival or portability purposes.
  • Instant File-Level Recovery: restore individual guest files directly from an image-level backup.
  • File Manager: the easy way to manage VM and host files.
  • Quick Migration for VMware: migrate a live VM to any host or datastore.

The New FastSCP

More than 150,000 VMware administrators rely on Veeam FastSCP™ to manage VM and host files. Now FastSCP is part of Veeam Backup Free Edition—the essential tool for VMware and Hyper-V administrators.

Veeam Backup & Replication Download Free Trial

Categories: Uncategorized

vSphere 5 – ESXTOP Troubleshooting chart

This is a nice reference chart showing key ESXTOP metrics and thresholds for troubleshooting performance issues in ESXi.  (includes network, memory, cpu and disk)

I recommend printing it in color and on 11×17 or A3 paper.

This chart is courtesy of

download it here

Categories: Virtualization
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