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Using the combined expertise of Pluralsight staff, and data collected from our most popular courses, we put together a list of top IT admin technologies for 2013, and a few predictions on the trends you should look out for in 2014.
The following is a guest post from J. Peter Bruzzese. Exchange has been Peter’s primary focus for ten years. When I was in the development phase of my Pluralsight course, Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization, I looked at as much information as I could regarding Exchange virtualization — my own content included. I looked at best practices from [...]
There has been considerable progress in the virtualization space in the last 15 years, which means there is no shortage of options to choose from. While there are a number of good vendors out there, such as VMware, Oracle, Citrix and Microsoft, it’s helpful to first know the types of solutions you can use before [...]
Can’t get enough of the vSphere 5.5 news? Now you can play with it yourself! Learn why you should take the time to download vSphere 5.5.
Don’t be fooled by the fancy title. VMware’s new VCA certification is less useful than it sounds. Learn why IT pros don’t need to get riled up about this cert.
vSphere 5.5 may have been the biggest news announced at VMworld 2013, but it’s not the only news. Two other notable announcements are helping grow VMware’s virtualization territory.
Update: Because David is under the weather, we’re rescheduling the Google Hangout for Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. CST. Sorry for the inconvenience! What’s all this noise about vSphere 5.5? Join our Google Hangout on Air with vExpert and instructor David Davis to get the scoop on this important vSphere update.
At VMworld for the first time this year, or hoping to go next year? TrainSignal instructor and VMworld veteran David Davis has got the top tips to get the most out of this huge conference.
As you near the peak of your IT career, make sure you’re continuing to learn and validate your skills. These three advanced certifications will solidify you as a senior-level subject matter expert.
Looking for a cheap and easy way to solve your disaster recovery problems? Look no further. Follow our step-by-step guide to implementing vSphere replication and managing replicas like a champ.
Are you a dev pro who dabbles in IT? If so and you’re not building up your virtualization skills, what’s holding you back? It’s possible you’re not sure where to begin your training, and if that’s the case, we’re here to help. If you haven’t heard, we recently acquired TrainSignal, the leading provider of IT [...]
Back on the job hunt but scared for your prospects? Do you need to go back to college to beef up your resume? Maybe not. These four IT skills are so in demand that with enough experience and skill you could land your next job without a diploma.
TrainSignal instructors David Davis and Chris Wahl talk about the keys to a successful career in virtualization at the 2013 Indy VMUG.
If you’re encountering transactional replication topology performance issues and you want to understand why a particular replication agent is under-performing, you can gather this information that will help you troubleshoot the true root cause. In this video excerpt from SQL Server Transactional Replication Fundamentals, Joe Sack shows you how to gather wait statistics using Extended [...]
High availability (HA) must work perfectly to prevent loss of crucial company data. Testing and deploying HA can mean a big lab with expensive hardware, or does it? Using VMware Workstation and some free software, setting up an HA lab can take as little as one hour.
One of TrainSignal’s very own IT guys put together his top list of software tools that get him through the many tasks often thrown at sysadmins. Check out these resources to make your life a little easier.
A new report from Cisco says that the majority of workers haven’t heard of virtualization. It’s not really surprising, but is it right? There are some key reasons why it’s important that a company’s non-IT staff is at least somewhat familiar with IT concepts.
Troubleshooting performance problems with virtual machines requires more than just looking at PerfMon data available within the VM guest, which can be misleading when the root of the problem exists at the hypervisor host level. In this course excerpt Jonathan Kehayias demonstrates a common problem for VM guest performance under VMware host oversubscription, that can [...]
The SQL Server team at Microsoft has just published a new white paper called Best Practices for Virtualizing and Managing SQL Server 2012 which provides guidance and recommendations for companies who want to virtualize their SQL Server implementations. The paper is a wealth of useful information and covers topics such as host clustering, configuring virtual machines, and [...]
Is VMware Workstation 9 worth all the hype, and more importantly, the hefty price tag? We explore the big new features you’ll find in the latest version of Workstation and define how you can use these new tools at work, and at home.