From the editors Virtual Desk

Hi everyone, well only about 2 weeks to go until the Cloud Infrastructure announcement. I am rally excited about this event and hope that you have registered for the event and any local event taking place in your region. I will be part of this event as well so I have spent the past week skilling up so I am ready to answer questions during the event.

 

I have made some changes to this week’s newsletter and will be including more detail about the blog that the article comes from. I am doing this to try and give as much credit as possible in the newsletter to the original authors which if you have been following my newsletter for the past 2 and a half years are the reason this newsletter exists and the real heroes out there.

 

This week’s main announcement is on vFabric 5. As you might know I am a huge fan of developers and the developer community so announcements like this are very important to me. We are certainly taking the world of development to the next level with this and the many other services that we are working on and making better each and every day such as Cloud Foundry and other services that are related to this.

 

All information in this newsletter is archived on my blog at http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam and of course feel free to contact me or your TAM on anything that you would like further information on.

 

Take care until next time.

 

Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)

Queensland Technical Account Manager

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VMware to Announce Next Step in Cloud Infrastructure

Please join VMware executives Paul Maritz, CEO and Steve Herrod, CTO for the unveiling of the next major step forward in Cloud infrastructure. Paul & Steve’s 45 minute live webcast will be followed by additional online sessions where you can learn more about the industry’s most trusted virtualization and cloud infrastructure products and services. Join VMware and experience how the virtualization journey is helping transform IT and ushering in the era of Cloud Computing.

 

To register, please go to: http://bit.ly/ihnk4P

 

FEATURED SOLUTION

vFabric 5

Defining the Future for Virtualized and Cloud Java

by Rod Johnson in Cloud Computing, Java, Spring, SpringSource, VMware.

 

Today I am proud to announce version 5 of our VMware vFabric™ application platform defining the future of enterprise Java for cloud and virtualized execution environments. vFabric blazes the path to new and modern cloud architectures by providing a modern programming model paired with next-generation platform services. A path that is not overgrown with the cruft and complexity of prior-generation technologies. With vFabric 5, VMware is ensuring that enterprise Java is ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s demanding, data-intensive, massively scalable applications.

vFabric 5 continues to provide the best place to run your Spring applications with vFabric tc Server and the ability to monitor and manage those production solutions with incredible intelligence via vFabric Hyperic. The platform also addresses the technical challenges of cloud computing head on, supporting new approaches to data management that enable applications to scale across elastic, geographically distributed cloud architectures with our vFabric GemFire and RabbitMQtechnologies. This release introduces important new technologies that can take advantage of underlying virtualized environments to provide a new degree of flexibility and control for Java applications

 

continue reading at: http://blog.springsource.com/2011/06/14/announcing-vfabric-5/

 

SPRING/CLOUD FOUNDRY NEWS

Hyperic Brings Application Monitoring to Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry 30/06/11 4:33 AM

Today the vFabric Hyperic team just announced plug-in support for CloudFoundry. Hyperic is an application monitoring solution for web applications.

What does this mean?

Anyone who has deployed Hyperic and wants to leverage its monitoring capabilities to work with Cloud Foundry just needs to activate the plug-in and configure it to point to a Cloud Foundry instance to begin monitoring. The things that Hyperic can monitor inside of Cloud Foundry is pretty detailed, you can find the entire list here.

If you use Cloud Foundry and are a vFabric customer, this is something worth checking out.  Here is a screencast/demo of what the plug-in can do.

-The Cloud Foundry Team

 

Countdown to Grails 2.0: Static resources

SpringSource Team Blog 1/07/11 2:08 AM Peter Ledbrook Groovy/Grails Web

Web applications typically rely heavily on what we call static resources, such as Javascript, CSS and image files. In a Grails application, they are put into a project's web-app directory and then referenced from the HTML. For example, <link rel="stylesheet" href="${resource(dir: 'css', file: 'main.css')}" type="text/css"> will create a link to the file web-app/css/main.css. All very [...]

 

LATEST NEWS

vCenter Orchestrator Blog: Example of high level workflow with the SOAP plug-in

VMware Blogs 23/06/11 4:38 PM

In this post we’re going to show an example of a high level workflow composed of simple workflows generated with the SOAP plug-in.

First of all, we need a vCO server with the SOAP plug-in installed on it. The process of installing the SOAP plug-in is quite straightforward, you just have to follow the steps described on the SOAP plug-in User Guide.

 

VMware End User Computing: VMware Labs Fling -- ThinApped vSphere Client

VMware Blogs 24/06/11 1:00 AM

Back in March VMware Labs released this Fling.  We thought it was worth pointing to again. Jonathan Clark from VMware gives a demo of the VMware ThinApp version of the popular VMware vSphere Client. This VMware Labs Fling uses VMware ThinApp to package vSphere Client into a single portable EXE giving you instant access to your virtual infrastructure from any computer.

VMware Thinapp clients are easy to install and port.  All it takes is copy/download the exe file and running on Windows machine, then connect to an existing vSphere server and you are all set to go. It is that easy!  To learn more visit http://labs.vmware.com/flings/thinapp-vsphere.

ThinApp has been used by corporate administrators to deploy thousands of applications to millions of desktops. Use VMware ThinApp to create your own virtualized applications, for more information visit the VMware ThinApp page.

 

vCenter Orchestrator Blog: A vCO plug-in for vCenter Update Manager example

VMware Blogs 24/06/11 8:00 AM

As posted in this blog vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Update Manager is now available.The plugin comes with a set of predefined actions and workflows that abstracts the VUM API and reduce the complexity of using it.

I will show how to implement a common usage scenario inspired from vCenter Update Manager Admin Guide.

Attach an upgrade baseline to the VMs in the datacenter

Scan the datacenter inventory

Get the compliance state

Export the compliance state to a PDF or HTML.

Remediate the datacenter inventory.

 

VMware Virtualization Management Blog: Identifying capacity bottlenecks before and after CapacityIQ What-If scenario

VMware Blogs 24/06/11 8:51 AM

Perhaps just a coincidence, but I got this question during two customer presentations this week - is there a way in vCenter CapacityIQ what-if scenarios to point out which resource is causing the capacity shortfall? In other words, is there a way to see which resource is the bottleneck before and after a what-if scenario is modelled?

Let's walk through this use case in more details with some screenshots. Before you run a what-if scenario, vCenter CapacityIQ provides the time remaining information in two screens. First, you can see this in the CapacityIQ Dashboard.

 

vCO Team: Automate VMware LabManager with vCenter Orchestrator

VMware Blogs 24/06/11 3:00 PM webmaster@vcoteam.info (Christian Johannsen)

With the new released SOAP/REST plug-in you can automate everything you ever dreamed of! One of my favorite use cases is to automate the VMware Lab Manager operations with the SOAP plug-in. As many of you know the Lab Manager offers 2 API´s: an external and an internal one. The following examples are based on the internal API (https://YourLabManagerServer/LabManager/SOAP/LabmanagerInternal.asmx). This use case shows how to establish the VMware LabManager SOAP connection, create an new configuration, adding a template-based VM to the configuration, deploy the configuration and change the owner of the configuration.

 

VMware Virtualization Management Blog: vCenter Configuration Manager releases updated DISA guidelines

VMware Blogs 25/06/11 4:41 AM

A quick Friday note to point out that VMware Center for Policy and Compliance recently announced latest content update for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM). Check the blog post at the VMware Security & Compliance Blog for further details.

 

VMware Security Blog: Analogies and The Principle of Least Privilege

VMware Blogs 27/06/11 1:56 PM

Ana Seijas here -- one of the newest members of the VMware Security & Compliance team.  So I've been doing security for a long time...started as an external systems auditor and then onto internal audit, consulting, training, CISO, but the one thing I've enjoyed the most was being a Systems Engineer.  So I've been an SE as they are most commonly known for a number of years and for several very large companies.   As SE's we play consultant, sales person, techy or plain listener for our customers...and with all of these hats the one thing in common is that we do a lot of presenting!  As soon as there's even just one person in the room, we're ready to present....be it a Powerpoint, whiteboard, or napkin!  So over the years I've taken many presentation classes....and although I've learned many cool techniques, the one thing that stands out and I try to do most of all is create analogies of technical stuff to real-world stuff.  Its how I can make people remember what this stuff really does!

 

vSphere PowerCLI Blog: Managing Virtual Machine questions with PowerCLI

VMware Blogs 27/06/11 11:05 PM

Greetings to all vSphere administrators out there! This post will illustrate another vSphere feature that is interesting from an automation perspective, namely - virtual machine questions.

Virtual Machine questions are questions that must be answered before the operation of a given virtual machine can continue. These questions can arise in different situations. These situations are usually rare but when they occur they block the virtual machine and require attention before the VM can be started again. Let’s see how we can elegantly handle those VM questions with PowerCLI.

 

Uptime: PowerCLI and SRM - what you need to know!

VMware Blogs 29/06/11 6:36 AM

Hello all,

I did say some time ago that I would help get you started with PowerCLI in the SRM world.  I have taken a lot of time to get here but I will help today.  I had a lot of issues making it work - my own issues that were tough but the wonderful Alan Renouf of thisblog and this one was a big help!

I suggest you review the SRM and Scripting blog I did previously for background info.

We have a number of things to do before you can execute a PowerCLI script during a failover.

 

ESXi Chronicles: Tips on Migrating to ESXi

VMware Blogs 30/06/11 7:37 AM

Over the past couple months I've been on the road presenting on the topic of ESXi migration at several regional VMware User Group (VMUG) conferences.  When presenting on ESXi migration one question that always gets asked is "what are the gotchas and and what can I do to avoid them?".  Based on this I was planning to do put together a "Top 10" list of things to watch for when migrating to ESXi when I came across this great blog article by Rick Vanover at Virtualization Review titled Top 5 Tips for Migrating to ESXi.  It's a great blog and a must read for anyone getting ready to migrate to ESXi.  Enjoy the article and be sure to check back for more tips on making the transition to ESXi.

 

VMware End User Computing: VMware Zimbra Allows MxToolbox to Offer Robust, Flexible Messaging Management Solution

VMware Blogs 1/07/11 1:00 AM

When MxToolbox, Inc. was founded in 2003, its primary focus was email security: helping small and medium-sized businesses fend off viruses and stem the growing flood of spam.

But as the needs of its customers changed, MxToolbox evolved as well. “Starting around 2006, we saw a drop-off in businesses looking for email filtering,” says Steve Harper, CEO, MxToolbox. “But it isn’t that companies no longer need filtering tools. It’s that they are getting rid of their email servers entirely.”

 

 

VMware End User Computing: Introducing VMware Zimbra for Android – A New Fling from VMware Labs!

VMware Blogs 1/07/11 2:09 AM

By Srinivas Krishnamurti, Senior Director, Mobile Solutions, VMware

We are excited to announce the availability of VMware Zimbra for Android (VZA) as a fling. A fling is a short-term thing, not a serious relationship but a fun one. Likewise, the tools that are offered as a fling from VMware Labs are intended to be played with and explored. None of them are guaranteed to become part of any future product offering and there is no support for them. They are, however, totally free for you to download and play around with!

 

VMware vCloud Blog: CloudCleaner: Features and Benefits of VMware Labs Latest Fling

VMware Blogs 1/07/11 2:10 AM

By: Matt Sarrel

If you’re like me then you are constantly changing configurations and redeploying virtual machine images. There can be a problem with this because host machines on the vCenter Server managed by vCloud Director can end up with orphaned resources if vCloud Director is removed.
Now this problem has a solution: CloudCleaner, a free product that helps restore these systems to a clean state. It selectively (or completely) removes all vCloud Director-created virtual machines, resource pools, network pools, and networks. It can also unprepare hosts that have been prepared by vCloud Director.

 

Using VAAI to Maintain Control?

blog.scottlowe.org 17/06/11 12:40 AM slowe Storage Virtualization SAN VMware vSphere

Chris M Evans (@chrismevans) aka The Storage Architect recently posted an article on his site titled “VAAI – Offloading or Maintaining Control?” The article was a follow-up to a discussion with Nigel Poulton (@nigelpoulton) at HP Discover 2011.

The basic premise of the article as I understand it was a discussion of whether the introduction of VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration), while it does bring benefits to the storage layer, also gives VMware more control. Quoting from the article:

 

PXE Manager Howto: Converting ESX hosts to ESXi

ESX Virtualization 23/06/11 10:00 PM Andy Server Virtualization ESX to ESXi ESXi Migration Fling kickstart PXE Manager vmware labs

PXE Manager Howto: Converting ESX hosts to ESXi

This is a guest post by Andy Grant.

PXE Manager was updated last week offering a new feature: ESX to ESXi conversion.  With VMware’s push to replace classic ESX with ESXi this feature comes at a good time.  Prior to any migration, it is highly recommended to review VMware’s ESXi migration guides at the ESXi Info Center.

Migration

Converting an ESX host to ESXi assumes you have successfully setup PXE Manager and loaded ESXi stateful/less images.

With little documentation regarding the feature, I though I would try it out and report on how it works.

 

Advanced Disk Parameters: the unofficial diagram

ESX Virtualization 27/06/11 10:00 PM Andy Server Virtualization DQLEN DSNRO esxcfg-advcfg Queue Depth storage

Advanced Disk Parameters: the unofficial diagram

This is a guest post by Andy Grant.

When it comes to understanding complex topics, I find it useful to create a diagram of the concept or system in question.  The creative process aids in my understanding and provides a means for discussion and review.

In an attempt to wrap my head around the different advanced disk parameters available, I created this diagram to better visualize the relationship between the settings.

To fit all the parameters into an easily view-able format, I have identified certain settings outside the VMkernel to provide correlation with the behavior they monitor.  Please be clear, every setting takes effect in the VMkernel.

I have tried to visualize a few ideas:

-  The green blocks represents small random I/O.   Notice the distance apart on disk.

-  The orange blocks represent large sequential I/O.  The blocks are located within close proximity on disk.

 

VM MAC Address Changes in VMware View

myvirtualcloud.net 28/06/11 1:48 PM Andre Leibovici tips vdi virtualization VDI view4.6 Vmware

A common question from VMware View administrators is if the MAC addresses in each VM are retained after a recompose or refresh operation.

In VMware View 4.0 and earlier linked cloning operations were a little more CPU and IO intensive. Because of the high number of recourses utilized during these operations VMware decided to change the basics of those operations for VMware View 4.5. I have previously written about how Linked Cloning operations work under the hood, read on Part 1 and Part 2 of my article “VMware View 4.5 Linked Cloning Operations Explained”. The article does not discuss the retention of MAC addresses.

 

PCoIP Network Design Checklist

myvirtualcloud.net 29/06/11 4:25 AM Andre Leibovici news vdi virtualization PCoIP teradici VDI

The PCoIP protocol provides a real-time delivery of a rich user desktop experience in virtual desktop and remote workstation environments. To ensure a responsive desktop, the PCoIP protocol must be deployed across a properly architected virtual desktop network infrastructure that meets bandwidth, QoS, latency, jitter, and packet loss requirements.

Teradici released the 2nd version of their Virtual Desktop Network Design Checklist document. This is a must read document, digging down to Network Requirements, Network Bandwidth, and PCoIP Session Variables.

 

VMware vSphere Client for iPad v1.1 is now available in Apple App Store

NTPRO.NL - Eric Sloof 28/06/11 5:37 AM nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) VMware View

Srinivas and his team are very excited to announce that v1.1 is now approved by Apple and is available in the App Store right now.  Be sure to first get updated vCMA so get the latest version of the backend vCMA server (v1.1) that is required for the new client. You can download the latest vCMA appliance at: http://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcma. The biggest "feature" in v1.1 of the client is to support management of ESX and ESXi hosts directly from the iPad without requiring a vCenter server instance.

VMware Labs present its latest fling VMware Zimbra for Android (VZA)

NTPRO.NL - Eric Sloof 1/07/11 2:16 AM nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) Tools

VMware Zimbra for Android (VZA) is a native Android collaboration application that allows you to access your email, calendar, contacts, tasks and files from any Android device, specifically smartphones and tablets.
VZA supports any Microsoft ActiveSync compliant email server and also supports the VMware Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). With ZCS as the backend, VZA offers several additional ZCS-only features such as Briefcase, Saved Searches and many others that are not available in any of the Android email applications in the market today.
Be one of the first one to try, rate and comment - http://labs.vmware.com/flings/vza

 

EMC – naviseccli – Basics – Part 1

penguinpunk.net 23/06/11 11:25 PM dan CLARiiON EMC MirrorView Storage Unisphere cx4 cx4-960 cx700 emc flare howto naviseccli san

For those of you unfamiliar with the EMC tool naviseccli, I thought I’d do a few posts on some useful commands that can be run to save you some time if you’ve been doing a lot of repetitive tasks. The naviseccli tool is very powerful and can be unforgiving, so as always I recommend you read the manual and be sure that you know what you’re doing before you do it. The tool is ostensibly used to send status or configuration requests to a storage system (specifically the VNX or CX4) via the command line and can be installed on a Windows, Linux, Solaris or whatever platform.

 

Virtualisation 101 – Creating VMs Part 1

PlanetVM 27/06/11 5:30 PM Simon Bodecott The 101 series

To continue the introduction to Virtualisation by Simon we now move on to Creating virtual machines.

Building a shiny new VMware cluster is only the start of the journey to virtualisation – the majority of time and effort will be actually be spent creating and managing the virtual machines that will run on this new infrastructure.

This article will give a high level overview of some of the methods available for creating new VMs, and how you can automate the process to work more efficiently.

 

vCenter Orchestrator – VIX Plugin Installation

Professional VMware 28/06/11 12:44 AM bunchc automation orchestrator vCO VIX

If you are going to be using Orchestrator… and you should be, you are going to want to pull down and install the VIX plugin fromhere.

Why? I hope you are strapped into your seat, and that seat is bolted to the floor because the awesome fixing to drop will hit with a force so hard it will blow you over otherwise. Think on this situation:

 

Automation 101: vCenter Orchestrator – Set Custom Attributes

Professional VMware 30/06/11 12:30 AM bunchc orchestrator vCO vSphere

vCenter Orchestrator… It’s power is only exceeded by it’s mystery. Or so we thought… We’ve touched on vCO a number of times in the past. So much so that I’m actually writing a book on it (Yes that was a shameless plug…).  What follows now was a special request from Maish Saidel-Keesing brought about by a conversation about when and where to use vCO.

Specifically, he wanted to know not only if it were possible to set custom attributes, but to first check if they’re present, then if not, set them, and to do this on a re-occurring basis. What follows will be a lot of text followed by a download link to the completed workflow.

 

vCenter Orchestrator – Active Directory Like A Boss

Professional VMware 30/06/11 10:48 PM bunchc automation orchestrator vCO

This week has me finishing up Chapter 10 or so of the upcoming vCO Book (Amazon pre-order link here). Chapter 10 is the “How to cleanse a VM with fire” or so, and one of the varied bits of clean-up you have to do after deleting a VM is to pop that sucker out of your AD. Afterall, you don’t want to have stale machine accounts sitting around do you? That’s almost as bad as the stale pizza left on your table… no good.

 

Thin Client vs Zero Client

The SLOG - SimonLong/Blog 27/06/11 7:37 PM Simon Long General IT Gestalt IT VMware thin client vdi zero client

I was reading a discussion on an internal mailing list today about the differences between Thin and Zero desktop clients for VDI. I thought I would summaries the discussion and share it with you as it certainly helped to get it clear in my mind.

Zero Client

A Zero client is a special purpose / built client that uses a SoC or FPGA.

It is upgraded using a  firmware image. (Think of it like your  WiFi router.)

They all have software and they all run an OS.

The Teradici zero client for example runs a RTOS ( Real Time OS ) called Thread-X

Thin Client

A Thin Client is a device that has a stripped down custom OS, customized Linux OS or OEMed Windows Embedded OS.

The image is typically larger than a firmware payload and in some cases a little more difficult to distribute depending on the management tools.

Some will argue they need to be managed / patched more and in some way that is true.

An example of a Thin Client would be like VDI Blaster where you have a tiny OS installed on a PC which has only one function and that's to get you to your virtual desktop.

 

Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding the story

Yellow Bricks 23/06/11 10:13 PM Duncan Epping Storage 4.1 ESX esxi vSphere vstorage

There has been a lot of discussion in the past around Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding and what the value should be and how it relates to the Queue Depth. Jason Boche wrote a whole article about when Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding (DSNRO) is used and when not and I guess I would explain it as follows:

When two or more virtual machines are issuing I/Os to the same datastore Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding will limit the amount of I/Os that will be issued to the LUN.

 

 

VMware Knowledge Base Weekly Digest: New Articles Published for Week Ending 6/25/11

Apache Tomcat 7
How can Tomcat redirect to a secure connection when behind a reverse proxy web server? (1037406)
Eclipse Virgo
Enabling the YourKit Profiler with Eclipse Virgo (2000979)
VMware Converter
Setting the minimum vCenter Server permissions required to perform VMware Converter operations (2000123)
VMware Data Recovery
Backing up a virtual machine using VMware Data Recovery fails with the error: Trouble writing to destination store, -1115 ( disk full) (2000009)
VMware ESX
Scanning ESX/ESXi 4.1 hosts using VMware Update Manager fails with the error: No space left on Device (1028213)
After upgrading from vSphere 4.0 to vSphere 4.1, the Load-Based Teaming and Network I/O (NetIOC) Control options are missing (1037898)
Displaying the ARP and Neighbor Discovery cache for VMkernel network interfaces (2000130)
Multicast subscribers drop off when using active/active vSwitch (2000313)
Cannot access the Recycle Bin after adding a second disk to a Windows 7 virtual machine (2001320)
Browsing datastore from within vCenter Server shows vpxa logs but not datastore contents (2001346)
Windows virtual machine fails to boot the error: BOOTMGR is missing (2001388)
Monitoring network traffic from within a virtual machine on a VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi server (1038847)
Powered-off virtual machines are incorrectly powered on by HA after an ESX host is rebooted (1034509)
vSphere ESX/ESXi hardware status sensors return different cached values in API than in vSphere Client (1037330)
Fixing the vmkernel message: iprt_vmk table absent (1038089)
Degraded storage performance when the guest partition is not aligned to the underlying logical storage blocks (2001484)
Information regarding vSphere storage device latency performance metrics (2001676)
VMware ESX 4.0.x
Cannot mount a snapshot volume that has VMFS extents on ESX 4.x (1035222)
Cold migration or deploying template fails with the error: Cannot connect to host (1036619)
VMware HA and vMotion with stretched IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Cluster (2000948)
VMware ESXi
Cannot create a VMkernel port on an ESXi host (1034275)
Requesting a VMware speaker at an event (2001189)
Configuring additional gateways for vmkernel ports on an ESXi host (2001426)
Deleting a vmdk file for a virtual machine that is no longer used fails: Device or resource busy (1039362)
Linux virtual machine reports the error: TPVMLPD: Device type not supported (2001254)
Failure to enter Standby mode on a vSphere ESX/ESXi host (2001651)
Emulex OneConnect loses network connectivity with tagged traffic (2001858)
VMware Fusion
Boot Camp virtual machine fails to power on with the error: Resource Busy (2001712)
Using Activity Monitor to investigate the processes that are related to VMware Fusion (2001739)
Opening folders or files that have long names or paths can cause applications to fail on Windows guests (2001824)
VMware Service Manager
Configuring a KB Sharepoint site for use with the VMware Service Manager Knowledge Bank (2001271)
Request Manager does not receive notifications when the Target Date Exceeded option is enabled (2001567)
Knowledge Base articles in Customer Portal are not properly formatted (2001606)
VMware ThinApp
Capturing a ThinApp application on a 64-bit operating system (2001334)
Different versions of the same ThinApped application cannot be run simultaneously on the same system (2001630)
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Collections on UNIX/Linux agents fail in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager with PingFailed errors (1025833)
Installing a package from VCM collector console fails due to missing file: repositories.xml (1038131)
VCM Upgrade or Reinstallation fails with error: Package Parsing Error (2001828)
vCenter Configuration Manager collections on Solaris systems with ZFS filesystems fail (1039315)
Installing the VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Import-Export tool on non-collector machines (2000600)
Remote commands fail to run in vCenter Configuration Manager (2001678)
vCenter Configuration Manager login fails with blue screen and authorization error 4060 (2001691)
VMware vCenter Lab Manager
Unable to share a configuration with the Organization Administrator of a different Organization (1035945)
Setting customization parameters in a Lab Manager customization script (1037162)
VMware vCenter Operations Standard
vCenter Operations Standard becomes unresponsive when being configured (1037601)
vCenter Operations Standard shows higher network I/O workload than expected (2001129)
Resetting the root user password in the vCenter Operations virtual appliance (2001476)
Resetting the Administrator password in vCenter Operations (2001483)
VMware vCenter Server
Scanning ESX/ESXi hosts using VMware Update Manager fails after reinstalling vCenter Server and Update Manager (1031691)
vCenter server fails to start with the error: [VpxdMain] Failed to initialize: vmodl.fault.ManagedObjectNotFound (2001504)
vCenter Server reports SystemBoard9 Memory messages under Health Status - Memory (1030420)
DRS recommendations are ignored when the virtual machine is powered on by scheduled task (1035224)
Virtual machines lose network connectivity after deploying from template, customizing, and powering on after creation using dynamic portbinding (1037675)
Cannot enable vSphere Client plugins after they are installed (2001202)
Finding the global annotation and the non-global annotation data in the vCenter Server database (2001242)
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Site Recovery Manager powers on virtual machine with Recovery Priority set to Do not power on (2001390)
VMware vCenter Update Manager
Patch staging and remediation using Update Manager fail (2001631)
VMware vCloud Connector
Setting the debug logging level for vCloud Connector (2001208)
Modifying the file size and the number of files to retain in vCloud Connector (2001209)
VMware vCloud Director
When uploading a vApp in vCloud Director, the vApp status changes to ERROR (1036717)
vCloud Director Setup wizard fails when creating the system folder in vCenter Server with the error: The name '<object name>' already exists (1036801)
Changing the Oracle database login credentials on a vCloud Director cell (1037148)
Using the fence-util module to troubleshoot vCloud Director Network Isolation issues in vCloud Director (2001438)
VMware vFabric GemFire
Update on Gemstone support infrastructure changes (2001806)
VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Locating the vFabric Hyperic license file (1037752)
Hyperic installation fails with the error: Errors while performing Hbm2DDLExporter (1039373)
VMware vFabric tc Server
Enabling the YourKit Profiler with tc Server running in SpringSource Tool Suite (2000980)
VMware View Manager
Error during provisioning: Unable to find folder (1038077)
USB redirection in View Manager takes a long time to connect and is slow to access when using SSL (2000438)
Connection to the View Admin page fails with error: The requested resource admin is not available (2001277)
Creating a link clone desktop with no disposable disks fails when using the Power Shell command: Update-automaticlinkedclonepool (2001313)
View Manager 4.x session that uses the PCoIP protocol disconnects frequently (2001443)
Mulit-monitor connection fails on View Client running on Windows XP Embedded (2001679)
Automated backup of the ADAM or View Composer database fails (2001534)
VMware vShield Endpoint
Guest operating systems that are supported for vShield Endpoint Thin Agent (1036847)
VMware vSphere Management Assistant
esxcli commands do not work with vi-fastpass (1038472)
VMware Workstation
Workstation virtual machine quits unexpectedly after mounting a USB drive (1020920)

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