VMware Lab Manager offers a way to fence off a server configuration so you can clone many of the same configurations into the environment without having to re-IP or reset MAC addresses.
The purpose of the vSphere Mini Monitor is to provide a simple extension of the vSphere Web SDK to allow for real-time alerting of important user-based events on your vCenter server. It is not meant to replace a holistic monitoring platform. I wrote it to be secure, multithreaded, and lightweight. It is simply a cool geeky tool.
So that is a few hours of my life dedicated to seeing how easy it is to utilize the VMware vSphere Web SDK. And from a datacenter guy I can definitely say that the documentation, community (thanks @sjin2008), and SDK made this a pretty easy task. I highly recommend everyone take your cool tool ideas and try something out too.
I am working on a NLB with Windows 2008 servers and Exchange 2007 Hub Transport and Client Access roles right now. There is a lot of good information out there but I thought I would list a couple links I found relevant to VMware and Exchange 2007 SP1: VMware & NLB MS NLB Team Blog…
Why can't a user's membership to a domain group expire like their domain accounts can? Now they can!
How to convert Unix Timestamps to Date/Time in Excel. =timestampcell / 86400 + 25569 Right click on the cell with the formula above Format Cell and choose Date or Time as the Format.
Why not use the front panel LCD on newer Dell servers to list what VM's are residing on the host?