Hi everyone, last week’s newsletter was really long and I hope that you enjoyed all of the new sections such as the Security section. This week I have no additional security news however I do have some news on a few of our other technologies aggregated via their newsletter. For those that receive these as well I apologise for the double up.


This week we held our first Lunch and Learn session in Brisbane. The session was very well attended and the feedback was very positive. Next week’s session is on VMware Capacity IQ. Details are at the end of this newsletter as they will be for each lunch and learn session. If you want to attend please don’t forget to register as space is always limited.

 

I was reminded by a colleague the other day that in January I passed my 2 year mark as a VMware employee. I had completely forgotten about this but it made me think how much has changed even in my short time at this amazing company. It also marks 2 years of newsletters. I have delivered around 100 of them since I joined VMware. I love doing the newsletter and even if there was 1 person who read the newsletter I would continue with the service. I hope that you get something out of the newsletter and of course please keep in contact if you have any suggestions or anything you wish to share with me or the TAM community.

Take care until next time

 

Neil Isserow (Editor) and Paul James

Queensland TAM Team

 

vSphere 4.1 Update 1

=== VMware ESX ===

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_esx41_u1_rel_notes.html

 

=== VMware ESXi ===

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_esxi41_u1_rel_notes.html

 

=== VMware vCenter ===

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html

 

=== VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 1 is available for download ===

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vsphere_4/4_0

 

Lab Manager - Product Announcement                            

Recently VMware announced important changes to the vCenter Lab Manager product, specifically around its future development and lifecycle.

 

Key Facts contained within the announcement:

 

-       Lab Manager will be supported until May 1, 2013, (27 months from now)

-       As part of VMware’s investment in our customers' journey to cloud computing, all LabManager customers can exchange existing licenses to vCloud Director (vCD)

-       Customers will have the option to exchange licenses anytime through the end of LabManager’s general support in May 2013

 

vCloud Director is a new software solution that provides the scalability and security necessary to deliver catalogue-based self-service provisioning across different workload types, across multiple enterprise tenants, and across both private and public deployment models

 

For those customers already using Lab Manager, this may be the ideal opportunity to:

-       Reduce Lab Manager Sprawl – consolidate multiple Lab Manager installations that havesprung up across departments into an enterprise private cloud

-       Facilitate your path to a Hybrid Cloud – obtain the option to extend workloads to externalpublic clouds using vCloud technology

-       Harden for mission criticality – leverage the scalability and security offered by the architecture of vCloud Director

 

For more details around the announcement please visit the official Product Lifecycle FAQ landing page at http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/labmanager-update.html

 

Springsource News

 

RabbitMQ 2.3.1 is Released

The RabbitMQ team is pleased to announce the release of RabbitMQ 2.3.1—perfectly timed for the start of the year of the Rabbit. This release fixes a number of bugs and introduces some enhancements, including streaming publish confirmations, new plugin mechanisms for authentication and authorization and more, which you will find in the release notes

 

Spring GemFire 1.0.0 project now available for both Java and .NET!

The Spring GemFire project is designed to make it easier to build Spring-powered highly scalable applications using vFabric GemFire as a distributed data management platform.   Through Spring GemFire, Spring users should feel right at home interacting with GemFire while developers familiar with GemFire will see the benefits and flexibility of the Spring container, its powerful AOP integration, and versatile service abstractions.  Spring GemFire for both Java and .Net available for immediate download.

 

Spring Android 1.0.0.M2 Released

We are pleased to announce that the second milestone release of the Spring Android project is now available! This release supports usage of the Spring Framework in an Android environment. The 1.0.0.M2 release focuses on extending the use of RestTemplate in native Android applications. For more details on utilizing the Spring Android Rest Template and Spring Android Commons Logging libraries, take a look at Roy Clarkson’s Spring Android and Maven ‘Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’ postings.

 

Spring Mobile 1.0.0.M3 has been Released

We are pleased to announce the third milestone release of the Spring Mobile Project which provides extensions to Spring MVC aiding in the development of cross-platform mobile web applications. The 1.0.0M3 release ships a general facility for user site preference management that can be used independently or in conjunction with the mobile site switcher. See the Changelog and reference manual for all the info

 

Latest news and reviews

 

Video - VMware MVP (Mobile Virtualization Platform)

VMware MVP allows users to carry a single device for both personal and corporate usage. Employees want to use their personal smartphone for work and are pushing IT to support those devices. This trend—sometimes called “Consumerization of IT”—challenges IT requirements for security, compliance and ease of management. VMware MVP enables enterprises to embrace this trend, by allowing IT to safely support employee owned devices. With VMware MVP, enterprises can get the security and ease of management they require, while reducing CAPEX.

http://www.vmware.com/products/mobile/

 

 

Performance Troubleshooting for vSphere 4.1

Chethan Kumar of VMware dropped me an e-mail last night (as he did to several other bloggers, I think) asking me to help raise awareness of the new release of the performance troubleshooting white paper for VMware vSphere 4.1. You can download the white paper here.

Some of the new sections added to this document, based on Chethan’s post to the VMware Communities site, include:

Troubleshooting performance problems in resource pools (both on standalone hosts and DRS clusters)

Additional troubleshooting steps around memory pressure (including hosts with compressed or swapped memory)

High CPU ready time in hosts that are not CPU saturated

Environments using snapshots

 

vSphere Integration With EMC Unisphere

If you manage EMC unified storage running at least FLARE 30 and DART 6, or if you’re using a recent version of the UBER VSA, or if you’re one of the fortunate few who have had your hands on the new VNX series, then chances are you’re familiar with or you’ve at least experiencedUnisphere, which is EMC’s single pane of glass approach to managing its multi protocol arrays.  For what is essentially a 1.0 product, I think EMC did a great job with Unisphere.  It’s modern.  It’s fast.  It has a cool sleek design and flows well.  They may have cut a few corners where it made sense (one can still see a few old pieces of Navisphere code here and there) but what counts for me the most at the end of the day is the functionality and efficiency gained by a consolidation of tools.

 

Updating ESXi 4.1 to Update 1 brings an error vim.fault.noHost

When I was trying to update the latest Update 1 I got an error on one host.

The error message says Install error on host: error details: vim.fault.noHost. It was quite strange since both other hosts I was updating went smooth without any errors. I was trying to apply those patches via CLI without success either. Then I did a quick research on Google and I found a reply on a VMware communities here.

Then I took a quick look at my host, and there were 2 orphaned VMs which were pointing to disconnected datastore, which wasn’t used anymore. I did unregister those 2 VMs and try to patch the host again. The problem was solved and the host patched successfully.

A quote from the solution:

If you have any invalid, inaccessible or orphaned VMs (like me) in the inventory, you should unregister those virtual machines and try again with update in Update Manager.

 

vCloud Director Performance and Best practices guide

vCloud Director Performance and best practices guide has been released.

The PDF white paper has been released by VMware last week. What’s in it? There are several topics covered in the paper:

Experimental Setup covering the setup used

Sizing for Number of Cell Instances, tested with up to 12 cell instances with 10 fylly loaded vCenter Server instances.

LDAP Sync from external LDAP servers,

Open Virtualization Format (OVF) File Upload

Clone vApps across vCenter Server Instances.

Deploying vApp with fence or without fence mode.

Inventory Sync.

Adjusting Thread Pool and Cache Limits.

The white paper has 32 pages.

 

VMware ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise: Planning Deployment of Virtualization Servers, 2nd Edition

This edition features detailed coverage of new vSphere features such as Storage IO Control, Network IO Control, Load-Based Teaming, Distributed Virtual Switches, ESXi, hardware and processors, and a significantly expanded discussion of auditing and monitoring. Haletky offers new or enhanced coverage of VM Hardware, virtual networking, VMsafe, and more. All new coverage is thoroughly integrated into Haletky’s insightful discussion of the entire lifecycle: planning, installation, templates, monitoring, tuning, clustering, security, disaster recovery, and more. Haletky consistently presents the most efficient procedures, whether they use graphical tools or the command line.

http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0137058977

 

New Troubleshooting Guide - Performance Troubleshooting for VMware vSphere 4.1

Performance problems can arise in any computing environment. Complex application behaviors, changing demands, and shared infrastructure can lead to problems arising in previously stable environments. Troubleshooting performance problems requires an understanding of the interactions between the software and hardware components of a computing environment. Moving to a virtualized computing environment adds new software layers and new types of interactions that must be considered when troubleshooting performance problems. 

New Article – Adding capacity to the Reserved LUN Pool

Another simple one that I thought was worth documenting for the cosmetic changes in Unisphere. You can find it here. Check out the rest of my equally exciting guides here.

 

EMC CLARiiON Basics – Service LAN Connectivity

Brian at Going Virtual had a great post recently on connecting to the CLARiiON via serial cable. I was all set to do a brief howto article on the various connection mechanisms available on the CLARiiON for service activities and then figured out that the bulk of the work was done. So I thought I’d just add a note that, if you want to connect to the CLARiiON’s service LAN, here’s what you need to do. This is more for my reference, as I always find myself scratching around for the service LAN IP addresses.

 

vShield Clarification

A couple of weeks ago I wrote on vShield. As I said then, the Asia Pacific and Japan vSpecialists have spent a lot of time on this wonderful product. We love it. The purpose of my blog entry was to highlight a best practice that would avoid an annoying issue. That issue is that vShield App installation on ESX hosts running a vCenter virtual machine can disconnect vCenter from the network. The workaround–documented in the vShield Administration Guide–is to run vCenter and vShield manager on a management cluster. Case closed. Well, not yet.

 

Spring Reading Pre-Review

It’s that time of year again, when all the hard work various folks in the community turn into tangible products. In this round we’ve some second editions of some popular books. Let’s dive right in:

VCP4 Exam Cram

Elias Khnaser (@ekhnaser)

 

The VCP4 Exam Cram volume looks to be about the only game in town with regard to the VCP4. I’m not entirely sure why that is, but the book does a wonderful job of setting out each VCP4 Blueprint objective, and attacking it. It then provides sample Q/A you can work through. A desk reference, as well as a CD loaded with additional prep material.

Summary: An amazing little exam prep package for the price. Well worth your time if you will be taking the VCP4.

 

TIL – Snapshots Also Revert VM Settings

Actually, learned this one yesterday, but just got around to writing the post. I was actually clued into this by some friends in the UK.

According to these VMware docs:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015180

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-esx-4-1/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#context=vm_admin&file=c_about_snapshots.html

An ESX snapshot contains the VM settings. Thus reverting it, will also revert this settings. Because I was under the opposite impression, I had to see for myself:

 

Crushing Urban Myths: VMware cost way too much?

I’ve done two articles for TechTarget that talk about VMware licensing. I think its a urban myth that VMware is an expensive option for SMB/SMEs. There’s been a lot of work in recent years by VMware to make it easier to consume the vSphere4 product, and last year they even altered the feature matrix of the Essentials Plus to allow SMB/SME customers to access features like vMotion and HA…

Read on McDuff – Part One is out now, as is Part Two

 

PowerCLI 4.1.1 poster - Updated

Pablo Roesch posted on the VMware Communities the latest version of the PowerCLI poster.

 

Snapshots are not backups

Well if you don't believe me, then believe VMware. There is official KB 1025279 -
Best practices for virtual machine snapshots in the VMware environment
(modifications are my own, refer to the original for the full article)

Snapshots are not backups.

 

Troubleshooting Performance Related Problems in vSphere 4.1 Environments

The hugely popular Performance Troubleshooting for VMware vSphere 4 guide is now updated for vSphere 4.1 . This document provides step-by-step approaches for troubleshooting most common performance problems in vSphere-based virtual environments. The steps discussed in the document use performance data and charts readily available in the vSphere Client and esxtop to aid the troubleshooting flows. Each performance troubleshooting flow has two parts:

How to identify the problem using specific performance counters.

Possible causes of the problem and solutions to solve it.

New sections that were added to the document include troubleshooting performance problems in resource pools on standalone hosts and DRS clusters, additional troubleshooting steps for environments experiencing memory pressure (hosts with compressed and swapped memory), high CPU ready time in hosts that are not CPU saturated, environments sharing resources such as storage and network, and environments using snapshots.

The Troubleshooting guide can be found here. Readers are encouraged to provide their feedback and comments in the performance community site at this link.

 

Management Cluster / vShield Resiliency?

4.1 cluster design vshield vSphere

I was reading Scott’s article about using dedicate clusters for management applications. Which was quickly followed by a bunch of quotes turned into an article by Beth P. from Techtarget. Scott mentions that he had posed the original question on twitter if people were doing dedicated management clusters and if so why.

As he mentioned only a few responded and the reason for that is simple, hardly anyone is doing dedicated management clusters these days. The few environments that I have seen doing it were large enterprise environments or service providers where this was part of an internal policy. Basically in those cases a policy would state that “management applications cannot be hosted on the platform it is managing”, and some even went a step further where these management applications were not even allowed to be hosted in the same physical datacenter. Scott’s article was quickly turned in to a “availability concerns” article by Techtarget to which I want to respond. I am by no means a vShield expert, but I do know a thing or two about the product and the platform it is hosted on.

 

E-Book version of the HA/DRS Deepdive?

I’ve had this question too many times over the last couple of weeks and instead of answering all of them separately I figured I would dedicate a blog article to it so that I can reference to that. Here we go:

Q) Will the e-book version of the HA/DRS deepdive be available soon?

A) No. We have decided that we will not release an e-book (including pdf, ibook, kindle) version of the book. It required a full reformatting of the book which is simple not feasible at this point in time. As it is a “self published” book we are responsible for not only the content but also the formatting etc. Sorry about that, for “Volume 2″ however we will reconsider this.

 

Anti-virus and the impact in virtualized environments

I was reading Richard Garsthagen’s article about anti-virus solutions yesterday and decided that this deserved a little bit of extra attention as it is an often overlooked area when it comes to architecture and impact. As Richard points out the difference in terms of load that it generates and overhead is enormous. All of these combined will most definitely result in an increase of consolidation ratio. Not only that but is will also seriously lower the risk during for instance a VDI boot storm but also think about the impact of HA initiated restarts. This could cause an enormous amount of IOps and CPU/Memory overhead which in its turn could impact the other virtual machines.

 

Blocksize impact?

I was answering a couple of questions on the VMTN forum and stumbled on the impact of using similar blocksizes for all VMFS volume which I never realized. Someone did a zero out on their VM to reclaim some wasted diskspace by doing a Storage vMotion to a different datastore. (Something that I have described in the past here, and also with relationship to VCB here.) However to the surprise of this customer the zeroed out space was not reclaimed even though he did a storage vmotion to a thin disk.

 

VMware Virtualization Management Blog: vCenter CapacityIQ 1.5 and Storage support

vCenter CapacityIQ 1.5 adds support for storage analytics and modelling that spans all three key use cases - analyze, optimize and forecast - of the product. This blog post provides details on these storage related enhancements in CapacityIQ 1.5.

CapacityIQ 1.5 tracks storage space used as well as IO throughput and latency. For storage space used, CapacityIQ provides further breakdown in terms of space provisioned, space used by VMDKs, snapshots etc. For both throughput and latency, CapacityIQ tracks read and write metrics separately. Furthermore, it tracks storage throughout in terms of IOPS as well as KBps. CapacityIQ 1.5 also adds trending and forecasting based on these storage metrics to provide time remaining information.

CapacityIQ dashboard and views have been enhanced to present all this storage anaytics. In the screenshot below, you can see storage metrics as part of the Resources section in CapacityIQ 1.5 dashboard.

 

Virtual Reality: 2010 – Another Great Year for VMware and Our Customers

The film industry awards season is just reaching its peak, but the software industry’s own Oscars for 2010 have been handed out and VMware finished up with another great year.  Here’s a sampling of the recognition VMware received from the IT trade press in 2010:

InfoWorld 2011 Technology of the Year – Best Virtualization Platform: vSphere 4.1 (7th year running!)

WindowsITPro Best of TechEd, Virtualization & Attendees Pick for Best of Show: vSphere 4  [The Attendees Pick award was especially notable since TechEd attracts exclusively hard-core Microsoft users.]

CRN Virtualization Product of the Year: vSphere 4.1 and vCenter 4.1

Network World Best of the Tests 2010, Server Virtualization: vSphere 4

eWeek Top Products of 2010: VMware View 4.5

Channel Insider Product of the Year: VMware View 4

Those same members of the technical press had some very nice things to say about VMware and our products in 2010:

“Microsoft won't come anywhere close to leapfrogging VMware in 2010” – Redmondmag.com

“VMware is in fact leaps and bounds ahead of competitors” – InfoWorld

“…the ESX feature set is substantially more mature…VMware remains the champ.” –InformationWeek

and my favorite…

“VMware is the king of virtualization. There is none higher.” – TechTarget

 

VMware vCloud Blog: Getting Started with vCloud Director, VMware Remote Console Proxy and VMware Remote Console Plugin

By Michael Haines, vCloud Architect

The Remote Console Proxy allows a tenant (a vSphere Remote Console client) using VMware vCloud Director (vCD) the ability to access a vApp (VM) and open and present the console of that vApp (VM) in question.

So, why do we need to have a Remote Console Proxy at all? In the context of VMware vCloud Director, we have a product that is designed to work over the public Internet. For security reasons, we need an intermediate communication module, the Remote Console Proxy. The security aspect and benefit here for the Service Provider means that they do not have to put their vSphere infrastructure directly on the internet, and for the consumers (tenants) of such a service, they gain the ability of access through an additional security layer such as a firewall, etc. 

Here’s How it Works:

 

VMware vCloud Blog: Getting Started with vCloud Director, VMware Remote Console Proxy and VMware Remote Console Plugin (Part 2)

By Michael Haines, vCloud Architect

In Part 1 of this post, I inroduced the components of the VMware console proxy, remote console proxy, and how they work with vCloud Director. In Part 2, I'll cover resiliency of the remote console proxy, what ports are required, operations available to the user, and run through troubleshooting and tools.

 

VMware ThinApp Blog: ThinApp package usage metering

Nicolas Van Wijnsberghe, a colleague of mine, sent me this great example of just how flexible ThinApp and its VB-Script support is. With our VB-Script your imagination is pretty much the limitation..

 

Here is a VB-Script that will provide a poor mans software-metering solution.

 

ESXi Chronicles: VMware ESXi: Planning, implementation and security

The week before VMware Partner Exchange I decided that it was time to start brushing up my ESXi knowledge. I usually dig up all the manuals and presentations I can find and start from there. This time I took a different approach however, I bought a book. The book was titled "VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security" and was authored by a true VMTN Community hero, Dave Mishchenko.

I bought the e-book copy so that I was certain I could start reading during my flight 5 days later. But I was curious and I found myself flipping through the pages the very first evening and was almost half way through before my flight. I guess that says enough about the readability of the book. But readability/flow is not particularly why you buy a book. You buy a book like this because you want to know more about the subject, in this case ESXi. Dave's target audience is every person new to VMware and everyone who is considering migrating from ESX to ESXi.

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VMware Knowledge Base Weekly Digest: New Articles Published for Week Ending 2/12/11

VMware Capacity Planner
VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager 2.8 randomly displays the message: ERROR: An unexpected error occurred! (1034334)
Date Published: 2/10/2011

VMware ESX
Unable to join ESX/ESXi 4.1 hosts to the vCenter Server 4.1 inventory when using the Juniper SRX-650 firewall (1032650) Date Published: 2/8/2011
Converting a Linux operating system fails with the error: Unable to create virtual machine (1023173)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Installing a Windows virtual machine fails with the error: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing (1032711)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
USB devices do not reconnect to the target virtual machines after vMotion on ESX 4.1 hosts (1032885)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
esxcfg-scsidevs –a command does not locate HBA cards that support adp94xx and aic79xx drivers (1032909)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Using IBM DB2 - 9.7.2 database with vCenter Server 4.1 Update 1 (1033201)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware ESXi
The vSphere Client reports a 404 error when connecting directly to an ESX/ESXi host (1032649)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Support of Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) on ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (1033811)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
vCenter Converter converting a Linux operating system does not maintain LVMs on the resulting virtual machine (1019398)
Date Published: 2/10/2011
ESX loses network connectivity with Emulex BladeEngine 10Gb Ethernet Controller be2net driver loaded (1033314)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
QueryChangedDiskAreas API with changeId set to "*" throws FileFault error (1033816)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
VixVM_LoginInGuest failure: Authentication failure or insufficient permissions in guest operating system (1033989)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Unable to mount IPSTOR Timemark LUNs on ESX or ESXi 4.x (1034290)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

VMware Fusion
Installing Mac OS X Server on a virtual machine fails with the error: Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer (1032864)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
The Mac OS X Server guest virtual machine fails to boot after installing the Mac OS X Server 10.6.5 update (1032867)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Troubleshooting guest applications that do not recognize a connected CD/DVD drive (1033066)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Mounting a Fusion virtual disk fails with the error: VMware Fuse Daemon failed to start (1032874)
Date Published: 2/7/2011

VMware Service Manager
Deleting data from the VMware Service Manager IN_LDAP_SCAN table (1033971)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Duplicate emails are sent or incoming emails are logged multiple times in VMware Service Manager 9 (1034166)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

VMware ThinApp
Applications captured with ThinApp that include a VBS script fail to run on Windows 7 with UAC enabled (1034319)
Date Published: 2/10/2011

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ
CapacityIQ connection with vCenter Server fails because of UnknownException or SAXParseException errors from vCenter Server (1033957)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

VMware vCenter Chargeback
Purging duplicate samples before upgrading to VMware vCenter Chargeback 1.6 (1032952)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware vCenter Converter
How to manage SSL certificates for VMware vCenter Converter and VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (1034180)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter 4.1 running with SQL Server causes tempdb to grow excessively (1033925)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
VMware VirtualCenter Server service fails to start with the error: vpxd logs show ODBC error: (08001) - [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]TCP Provider: Timeout error [258]. (1025664)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Forcibly remove CapacityIQ plug-in from vCenter (1034064)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Upgrading vCenter Server 2.5 to vCenter Server 4.0 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 or 6.3 Update 1 Installed (1034029)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Upgrading and applying Service Packs to SQL Server protected by vCenter Server Heartbeat when the vCenter Server database is remote from the vCenter Server (1034077)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Installing and protecting View Composer 1.1, 2.0, or 2.5 after vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 is installed (1034079)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to a later update or to vCenter Server 4.1 with a local SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 installed (1034131)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to a later update or to vCenter Server 4.1 with a local SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 2 or earlier installed (1034160)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 2 or earlier installed (1034161)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.1 with a remote SQL database with vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 2 or earlier installed (1034162)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Disabling SSL when vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 Update 1 is installed (1034028)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 2.5 to a later update or to vCenter Server 4.0 when protected by vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 or later protecting vCenter Server and SQL Server database (1034030)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Uninstalling vCenter Server Heartbeat Plug-ins (1034078)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Adding and removing server groups to the vCenter Server Heartbeat console with vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 and later (1034091)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 installed (1034156)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.1 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 installed (1034159)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware vCloud Director
Using the Cell Management Tool to Shut Down a vCloud Director Cell (1033575)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware vCloud Request Manager
VMware vCloud Request Manager user management and identities (1033949)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware View Manager
Connecting to View desktops using RDP protocol fails with the error code 2825 (1034158)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Unable to connect from the Windows 7 Client to the View Connection Server after installing the patch in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2482017 (1034262)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
View Admin page cannot be accessed in Mozilla Firefox using the keyboard (1034317)
Date Published: 2/10/2011
The Windows Magnifier Accessibility applet does not work with PCoIP connections to the View Client (1034320)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Keyboard in VMware View Manager does not respond when using the PCOIP protocol (1024586)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Modifying desktop or pool settings in VMware View Manager fails with an Internal Error (1025728)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Unable to use Oracle 11g Release 2 database with VMware View Composer (1031964)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Changing the default session timeout value for the VMware View Connection server (1034033)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
You see error messages after Storage OverCommit is set to Aggressive (1034115)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Provisioning of a linked clone pool fails with the error: View Composer Fault: Invalid input parameter ReplicationDatastoreMoId for desktop provisioning. Reason: ValidationFailure (1034259)
Date Published: 2/10/2011
Delays in opening videos for non-admin users when MMR is enabled in a PCoIP session to a Windows XP View desktop (1034330)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware VirtualCenter
Collecting the diagnostic log from vCenter Server fails with error: Unable to read data from the transport connection (1032561)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware Workstation
Using a network adapter only with the VMware Workstation guest virtual machine (1020359)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Network connectivity problems occur on Windows XP guests using bridged networking on certain combinations of network drivers and hardware (1025978)
Date Published: 2/9/2011