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August 28, 2015
It's not a rebirth of the VMware Technology Network, but VMUG Advantage gives subscribers a trial period of a year for several VMware products.
September 30, 2013
The VMware Certified Associate (VCA) exam, while not overly technical, can help people who need to prove they understand various VMware technologies.
August 22, 2011
Mike Laverick previews the eye-catching VMworld 2011 breakout sessions that focus on the latest VMware releases, including vSphere 5, Site Recovery Manager and end-user computing.
April 12, 2010
The vSphere PowerCLI command line tool can make an administrator's life much easier by automating tedious, repetitive task. Here are five PowerCLI scripts you can't live without.
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With just a USB flash drive and an ISO image, you can install VMware ESXi. Learn how this can save you time and money, as well as two methods for installation. Continue Reading
Configuring ESXi time sync should be a top priority for admins once installation is complete -- failure to do so could result in application failure, VM issues and more. Continue Reading
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