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May 01

NEVTUG Spring Ahead 2015 notes


Recently, I had the opportunity to present a session on “What’s New in vSphere 6” at the New England Virtualization Technology Users Group (NEVTUG).  During the Q&A portion of the session, I had a variety of asks on specific details about vSphere 6, but also some requests for links to information I referenced in the session.  My commitment to the audience was to provide that information as best as I could (and without getting myself into trouble), so I offer up the following:

Oracle Licensing Discussion – The Definitive Collateral Collection

This is a VMware blog post by Don Sullivan of VMware.  It’s one-stop shopping for Oracle on VMware information:

What’s New in the vSphere 6.0 Platform

There is a white paper on Whats New in vSphere 6 authored by Mike Brown, GS Khalsa, Jeff Hunter and Matthew Meyer of VMware.  Matt actually presented the slide deck version of this when he was at Partner Exchange earlier in the year:
Hope this detail is helpful, and always feel free to drop me a line.  Special thanks to Chris Harney of NEVTUG for the invitation!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2015/05/01/nevtug-spring-ahead-2015-notes/

Apr 03

How to Seamlessly Extend the Windows Server Trial to 240 Days

…as posted on HowToGeek.com

How to Seamlessly Extend the Windows Server Trial to 240 Days

The Microsoft evaluation releases of their products are incredibly valuable and useful tools as they allow you to have an unlimited number of test, demo and development environments to work with at no cost. The only catch is evaluation releases are time limited, so the more time you can squeeze out of them, the more useful they can be.

Here we are going to show you how to extend the usage time of the Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation release to its maximum.

How it Works

Once activated the Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation (or trial) lasts for 180 days, after which you must either enter a valid license key or the server will shut itself down after one hour of use.

With most every Microsoft product which requires activation, there is a grace period of several days in which the product can be used (unrestricted) before activation is required. In the case of Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation, this grace period is 10 days which can be reset (or re-armed) 5 times before activation is required. When fully utilized, gives an extra 60 days of usage time.

To put your mind at ease, this practice is completely legal and actually promoted by Microsoft. We are simply approaching this with an automated “set it and forget” it process.

Read the full article here:  How to Seamlessly Extend the Windows Server Trial to 240 Days.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2013/04/03/how-to-seamlessly-extend-the-windows-server-trial-to-240-days/

Mar 29

OS X: How to Check for The Flashback Trojan – Switching To Mac

OS X: How to Check for The Flashback Trojan – Switching To Mac

While Macs are known for being very secure, sometimes a bit of malware or the occasional virus slips through the cracks. Recently the virus dubbed “Flashback” was discovered. So far, this virus has infected an estimated 600,000 Mac users. While Apple has released an update patching the security flaw, it may still be lurking on your Mac.

If you’re worried that you may be infected, look no further. In this quick tutorial, we will be showing you how to detect the Flashback virus using a few Terminal commands.

Read the rest here: How to Check for The Flashback Trojan – Switching To Mac.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2013/03/29/os-x-how-to-check-for-the-flashback-trojan-switching-to-mac/

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