From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi everyone, well this will be the last newsletter for a few weeks as I prepare for Partner Exchange in April and then I am off on annual leave for a week after that. I expect the newsletter will therefore be back in operation around the 3rd week of April after the easter holidays.

For those of you who celebrate easter and everyone else I wish you a happy holiday season and I hope that you manage to spend time with family and friends as I will be doing.

This past week I did another TAM and Partner session at our office in Brisbane which was well attended and focused on vCenter Orchestrator. I have been looking at the maturing of this technology for the past 3 years and I think that it is now at the stage where it competes very well with the more established players in the general workflow and automation arena but for those that have a vSphere environment it is an excellent choice and the leader in it’s sector. Take a look at:http://www.vmware.com/products/vcenter-orchestrator/overview.html


The PEX website is: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/partner-exchange/ontour

A reminder of some of the updates from last week and this week:
vSphere and vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1
vFabric Application Director 1.0
vShield 5.0.1
VMware vCloud Integration Manager 1.0.0

On to this week’s newsletter.

Warm Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor and VMware TAM Blog Custodian)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
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FEATURED ARTICLE
VMware vSphere Blog: Customers and Partners Weigh in on Why vSphere 5 is The Best Platform for Cloud Infrastructures
VMware Blogs 22/03/12 1:00 AM
It’s been a little more than seven months since we announced the general availability of VMwarevSphere 5. With almost 200 new and enhanced capabilities, vSphere 5 simplifies the lives of our customers and delivers quick and tangible value to their organizations. Simply put, with vSphere 5 and the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite, we are enabling our customers to take advantage of the next era of IT.
Since we launched vSphere 5, the feedback we’ve been getting from our customers and partners has been really positive. I’d like to share some interesting insights from a recent TechValidate survey of more than 1,200 VMware beta customers and partners:
70% of respondents surveyed have downloaded and deployed vSphere 5 and are taking advantage of the great new features and capabilities that vSphere 5 has to offer.

82% of those respondents are using vSphere 5 to virtualize their business critical workloads and applications. vSphere 5 is designed to enable customers to run theirbusiness critical applications with confidence and this is made possible in part by the great availability features in vSphere 5. Customers and partners are excited about vSphere’s availability features and in particular are using vMotion (92%),High Availability (87%) and Storage vMotion (68%).

One of the significant advancements in vSphere 5 is all about automation, no more manual processes, it’s about automating everything. With vSphere 5, customers and partners have the ability to automate datacenter resource management to respond to the needs of their business faster and reduce operating expenses. More than 70% of respondents are achieving OpEx savings with vSphere 5.

Other key advancements of vSphere 5 are the storage enhancements we made to simplify the management of storage and automate load balancing capabilities. We found that 80% percent of respondents have upgraded to VMFS 5, and are able take advantage of the increased scalability and performance of this filesystem. Additionally, we found 52% of respondents are using Storage DRS and are able to take advantage of how this feature automatically manages the placement and balancing of a VM across storage resources. We are also seeing great uptick of new storage features includingStorage I/O Control, which allows customers to configure rules and polices to specify the business priority of each VM and Profile-Driven Storage, which streamlines storage provisioning and ensures application services match the available storage.
We want to share some commentary from customers on their experiences, lets hear it in their own words:
“vSphere 5 is a game changing product. Much better product than anything else on the market. vSphere is 2 years ahead of the competition.”
“I have deployed vSphere 5 globally, upgrading from version 4. Being able to deploy Linux and Windows servers on ESXi reduces our cost of purchasing hardware globally. We also benefit from High Availability (HA), and other products, such as vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM).”
“I believe we will be able to accommodate larger workloads with more confidence using vSphere 5. The Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (Storage DRS) feature is fantastic as we migrate VMs for efficiency and refresh.”
“We’ve dramatically reduced timelines from first deployment to seeing relevant returns on investment, greater agility and better consolidation ratios including business critical workloads with vSphere 5.”
You can see the full results of the survey by visiting the TechValidate results page here.
-Michael Adams, Group Product Marketing Manager, vSphere

VMWARE USER GROUP (VMUG)
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vmug
The VMware User Group is an independent, global, customer-led organization, which maximizes members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events.

VMWARE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
BRISBANE TRAINING
VMware vSphere: Advanced Fast Track [V4.x] - 14 May
VMware vCloud: Overview [V1.0] - 30 Apr
VMware vCloud: Architecting the VMware Cloud [V1.0] - 01 May
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - 16 Apr
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - 30 Apr
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - 14 May
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - 04 June
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - 11 June
Core Spring - 07 May
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.0] - 14 May
VMware vSphere: Design Workshop [V5.0] - 30 May
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.0] - 18 June
Core Spring - 06 Aug
VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.0] - 02 Apr
VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.0] - 26 Apr
VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.0] - 28 May
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] - 19 Apr

Live Online Learning
VMware live online learning is the perfect solution for professionals who want to attend VMware training but would prefer not to travel. Through this delivery method, our expert instructors deliver the same high-quality courses and hands-on experiences as in our traditional classroom courses – minus the travel. Learn more.

VMWARE OFFICIAL BLOGS AND NEWS
VROOM!: VROOM! Videos Talks About Hadoop and Big Data
In this episode of VROOM! Videos we talk about big data and Hadoop on vSphere.  More details on the great performance work that Jeff has done with Hadoop can be found in anearlier VROOM! blog post.

CTO Community Blogs: Ultra-low latencies -- Let's talk RDMA
Bhavesh and I are packing our bags and heading to Monterey this weekend for the kickoff of theOpenFabrics Alliance User and Developer Workshop, which to my mind is the venue for discussing all aspects of RDMA across multiple transport technologies and multiple OS and virtualization platforms. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Bhavesh and I will be presenting our experiences with RDMA in a talk titled RDMA on vSphere: Update and Future Directions.

Virtual Reality: Setting SolarWinds straight on how SMBs prefer VMware over Microsoft
SolarWinds recently published a blog claiming VMware ceded the SMB market to Microsoft Hyper-V. Unfortunately the SolarWinds blog is not accepting comments, so we are posting our response here. The blog misquotes Gartner, makes incorrect statements about VMware products and packaging and makes unsupported claims on how VMware will play in the SMB market.
Firstly, Gartner’s estimates of hypervisor SMB market share are far different from those made in the blog.

VMware vCloud Blog: vCloud Director 1.5 Multisite Cloud Considerations
This is a repost from Massimo’s personal blog, IT 2.0 – Next Generation IT Infrastructures.
In the last few months, among other things, I have been working on a document called vCloud Director 1.5 Multisite Cloud Considerations. Being able to deploy vCloud Director 1.5 across different sites is something our customers and service provider partners have been asking us a lot.

VMware vSphere Blog: Setting up a Shared VMware Tools Directory
Kyle Gleed, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
I often get asked why VMware provides two different image profiles as part of the ESXi offline bundle. For those who are not familiar with what an offline bundle is think of it as a copy of the installation ISO in a zip format.  The offline bundle is meant to be used with the ESXi Image Builder CLI to create custom installation images. These custom images, referred to as image profiles, can then be used to install ESXi hosts by exporting them as an ISO image or uploading them to an Auto Deploy server.

VMware vSphere Blog: Ye olde Controller, Target, Device (ctd) Numbering
I was having a discussion today about something that had not come up in a long, long time. It was about how controller numbers, target numbers and device numbers are assigned on an ESXi host.

VMware vSphere Blog: VMware Update Manager Survey
As VMware looks to improve or updates its solutions we continually look to understand our customer use cases and capture their feedback. VMware Update Manager is seen as a critical component for maintaining virtual infratstructures and we ask if you could spend a couple of minutes providing us feedback on how you use VMware Update Manager today by filling out this short survey
http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?94B0DCC69CDEC5C397

CTO Community Blogs: The State of Cloud Standards
As the field of cloud computing has developed over the last few years, many people in the industry have recognized the need for clear and open standards that can help maintain an environment that gives us as much flexibility in the future as possible.  Standards work for cloud computing security is relatively mature, but work on standards that ensure interoperability and portability is not as far along. The work goes back as far as 2008 when I had the opportunity to help to start some of the first cloud computing standards activity that resulted in the launch of the DMTF Open Cloud Standards Incubatorin early 2009. Lately, we’ve seen a lot of and Standards Development Organizations (SDO) that are also starting cloud standards work.   When I was part of an industry panel recently, talking about the state of cloud standards, I reviewed all of the progress that has been made and thought about where we really need to focus.

VMware vSphere Blog: Exploring the vCloud REST API Part 2
In the previous article, we looked at some of the basic fundamentals required to use the vCloud API and walked through a sample login/logout to vCloud Director using two freely available tools: RESTClient Firefox Plugin and cURL.

Business Critical Applications: Virtualizing SQL Server on vSphere – Licensing
In a previous article, we talked about some best practices for virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere and to follow it up I want to take some time to answer a common question - what is the licensing impact when virtualizing SQL server.

 

VMware Virtualization Management Blog: Capacity Planning & Management with vCenter Operation Manager 5.0
The new vCenter Operation Management Suite (vC Ops) introduces new capabilities and a new level of integration between performance, capacity and configuration management disciplines.  Based on a foundation of self-learning behavioral analytics, vC Ops streamlines, integrates and simplifies the necessary capabilities required for a best practices approach to managing vSphere virtualized and cloud environments.  Examples of these capabilities include the ability to accurately detect and prevent building performance issues before they impact users, therefore improving the quality of service you're providing to your end users. Also, detecting and remediating potential capacity shortfalls while getting to a more proactive way of managing your environment, rightsizing your virtual infrastructure without risking performance degradation and thereby improving consolidation ratios.

VROOM!: VMware View 5 outperforms Citrix XenDesktop
Principled Technologies has just released an interesting whitepaper comparing the performance of VMware View 5 with Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 -- the doc can be found here. In this paper, View and XenDesktop are compared using LoginVSI, for both the light and medium workloads, and both network and CPU utilization data are presented.

CTO Community Blogs: Day 0 Support: Intel Xeon E5-2600 Processor
We have been working with Intel for several years to ensure "Day 0" support of the recently launched Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor series. (Often referred to by its processor codename of "SandyBridge-EP" or by its platform name of "Romley".) This support also includes the Intel Xeon E5-1600.

CTO Community Blogs: vFabric Application Director - welcome to the VMware portfolio!
Virtualization is the onramp to cloud computing, and management and automation capabilities unleash the full value of this technological shift. We’ve been busier than ever on the management and automation front, releasing new versions of vCenter, vCloud, and vFabric last week. There are lots of great capabilities to discuss in all of these, but today I would like to focus on VMware’s newest management product: vFabric Application Director. VMware’s management and automation efforts are aimed at simplifying and standardizing the delivery of Infrastructure (with vCloud Director, vCenter and vCenter Operations) as well as End User Services (with Horizon), and we extended this mission and strategy further to address three tier web applications and middleware.

VMware Security Blog: vCenter Configuration Manager 5.5 is now Generally Available
As you are probably aware, back in October we unveiled the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite designed to deliver integrated performance, capacity and configuration management for virtualized and cloud computing environments.  What is less well known is that VMware vCenter Configuration Manager is the anchor for the “configuration” management capabilities within the suite.  Having been part of Configuresoft for several years before it was first purchased by EMC and then sold to VMware, I feel a bit like a dad watching his baby grow up.  The technology that was Configuresoft is at the heart of vCenter Configuration Manager.

vSphere PowerCLI Blog: Automating creation of vCD Organizations, Users and Org vDCs
In Part 1 of this blog series I wrote about how I presented together with a colleague of mine Vladimir Goranov at Partner Exchange 2012.  I already showed you the reporting script and demonstration on how to create graphs straight from PowerCLI which detail the resources and statistics in your Cloud Infrastructure (CI).

VMWARE TV BLOG
VMwareTV: VMware vFabric AppInsight: Visibility into vCenter Notifications
A new feature in Appinsight 1.1 is to overlay vCenter notifcations on the performance charts.This allows us to correlate actions such as vMotion, snapshot creation,etc to see if they have any impact on the performance of our application.

VMwareTV: VMware vFabric AppInsight: Importing Applications Deployed by vFabric AppDirector
A new addition to 1.1 is our integration with vFabric Application Director -the new Application provisioning tool. In this demo we will showcase how we can monitor an application that is deployed by Application Director in the cloud.

VMwareTV: VMware vFabric AppInsight: Zoom Capability
A great new feature in Appinsight is the ability to zoom in to a specific time frame in any performance graph.

VMwareTV: VMware vFabric AppInsight: Simple Agent Installation
One of the new features in AppInsight 1.1 is the single code agent install. This install will automatically detect the application server and install the right bits for that application server. In this demo will show you how easy it is to install the code agent from AppInsight.

VMwareTV: VMware vFabric AppInsight: Troubleshooting Application Performance Issues
In this video we will show you how to troubleshoot performance issues for an application using vFabric AppInsight in just 5 easy steps. Some of the highlights include application dashboard, alerting, byte code instrumentation and remediation.

VMwareTV: VMware vCenter Operations Capacity Planning & Management: Drilldown & Alerts
bit.ly -- Join VMware's Ben Scheerer for the second of four videos diving deeper into the vC Ops capacity planning and management capabilities.

CLOUD APPLICATION PLATFORM
VMware vFabric Blog: Creating Insight Plugins
I recently did fairly detailed webinar on creating plugins for Insight. It should cover all the basics, from annotations to developing performant plugins for production. We had a good turn out!
Visit our github repo to get started: https://github.com/SpringSource/spring-insight-plugins

Rethink Application Logging with RabbitMQ
Application logging is essential to monitoring applications and diagnosing problems, but in a cloud universe where file systems may be ephemeral and application instances are provisioned dynamically keeping track of your application logs can be a challenge. Fortunately with Cloud Foundry you can get fast, multi-instance, cloud-proof application logging in just a few steps with RabbitMQ
In this blog post I’ll show you how to configure a Spring application so that it logs messages via AMQP. But first, what are the benefits? The primary motivations are that it’s fast and it doesn’t rely on the local file system of your application (which can disappear in a cloud environment). It’s also very easy to set up multiple applications to log to the same message broker, allowing you to aggregate log messages. Finally, you have the power to route and process those messages, for example allowing you to index them for search and store them in a blob store.
So how do you go about logging messages via the broker? If you’re happy to use Spring, you’re already ahead of the game. One of the best kept secrets of the Spring AMQP project is an AMQP Log4j appender that allows you log messages to any AMQP broker. All you have to do is configure it.

How OpenCredo Launched Three New Products in Seven Months with Cloud Foundry
From the beginning, Cloud Foundry has been about simplifying the development, deployment and operation of cloud applications.  In this second post in a series of guest blogs by application developers, we bring the story of OpenCredo and how Cloud Foundry helped to launch three new products for a major insurance company in just seven months instead of what would typically take years.

EXTERNAL VMWARE RELATED BLOGS (vExperts/Guest Bloggers)
Technical Paper - Stretched Clusters and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
This paper is intended to clarify concepts involved with choosing solutions for vSphere site availability, and to help understand the use cases for availability solutions for the virtualized infrastructure. Specific guidance is given around the intended use of DR solutions like VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and contrasted with the intended use of geographically stretched clusters spanning multiple datacenters. While both solutions excel at their primary use case, their strengths lie in different areas which are explored within.

1 Million IOPS Microsoft vs VMware Comparison
Applications VMware 1 Million IOPS iSCSI Microsoft vSphere 5 Windows 2008 R2
I recently read an article that announced Microsoft and Intel had achieved 1 Million iSCSI IOPS out of a single 10 GbE NIC. This is by no means a small achievement, on the surface at least. When you dig into the article a bit deeper you find out that the headline is not quite what it’s cracked up to be. Want to find out the full story?

How to update vSphere 5 to vSphere 5 U1 using the vSphere update manager
Step by step  of the upgrade process for ESXi 5 to ESXi 5 U1 using vSphere update manager.
Few days back I reported on that VMware has released an Update 1 of vSphere 5. This release is mainly fixing some issues found in the vSphere 5, but also brings some additional features and renforces the CLUF in some areas. I invite you to read my article on the release where you can have a look a those details – VMware vSphere 5 Update 1 has been released.

[Orchestrator] Configure Host Time Settings
In looking around vCO, at least in the default plug-in, there was not a good variety of workflows for configuring hosts. This workflow, will set the NTP server on a host.

Quick and Dirty #PowerCLI to Repair a Disk Space Problem
I ran into a case of a datastore that ran out disk space (why that happened is a whole different story – don’t go there… really….) but because of a whole strange chain of event this caused a number of VM’s to become corrupted.


10 Gigs ethernet 4 times cheaper with latest Intel chips
Cheaper Intel 10 Gigs Ethernet Dual NIC card is here.
Intel is the first time succeeded in designing a chip all-in-one, combining the MAC, the intermediary between the physical layer and logical layer and the PHY, converting digital signals into analog signals just before they hit the cable.

Blocking or allowing traffic when vShield App is down?
I did a couple of articles about vShield App a couple of months back. One of them explained how to get around a situation where vShield App would be down, as in this case of traffic would be blocked. Since then I spoke to multiple customers who asked me if it was possible to configure vShield App in such a way that traffic would be allowed when an issue occurred with vShield App. Although this goes against best practices and I would not recommend this, I can understand why some customers would want to do this. Luckily for them vShield App 5.0.1 now offers a setting that allows you to do this:

SRM 5.0 – New Equallogics SRA and “Forced Recovery”
This might have slipped under your radar – but there’s been a number of updates that affect SRM in the last couple of days.
Firstly, Dell have re-released their Site Recovery Adapter (SRA) for SRM 5.0 – officially its called EQL 2.1 SRA. It includes one vitally important update. With Dell Equallogic there was an issue with the failover and failback process. What would happen is that you would loose the “schedule” of replication – that meant after failback, you’d need to remember to go into Group Manager, and attach the schedule again to get replication occurring every 15mins or what ever you had configured for your RPO.


Playing around with WSX
I wanted to test WSX, which is part of the Tech Preview of VMware Workstation for Linux. WSX allows you to see your virtual machine’s desktop in a browser window. I installed Workstation for Linux on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, the process is fairly straight forward. This is what I had to do to get WSX running:

Open-SDK–Opening the vSphere Management SDK
When writing scripts (I am a fan of PowerCLI of course) there is many a time when I need to get something out of the vSphere SDK so I can dig in and get the details that I am looking for.
Of course you could always go out to the internet and look for what you would like.
But sometimes I do my coding when in transit (don’t worry I am not driving) - and have no internet connection - so I like to have the SDK with me on my laptop.

Coining a New Term: Adaptive Application User Experience
In recent times I frequently see speakers in IT conferences coining the term Desktop Transformation as a way to describe the profound changes that ‘should’ occur in order to port organizations from desktop management dark ages to the post-modern era of end-user IT consumption where users are the driving force behind device supportability. Another term for that is IT Consumerization.

VMWARE KB ARTICLES
VMware Knowledge Base Weekly Digest: New Articles Published for Week Ending 3/17/12
Apache HTTP Server
Configuring load balancing between Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat/tc Server using mod_jk (2010433)
Configuring load balancing between Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat/tc Server using mod_proxy (2010450)
Socialcast
Cannot change the group type to External Facing in Socialcast (2014106)
Creating and downloading log bundles from a Socialcast On Premise cluster (2015366)
Creating Helpful Links for groups in Socialcast (2015377)
Deleting a group in Socialcast (2015389)
Using topic tags effectively in Socialcast (2015482)
Socialcast Dedicated Cloud
Using Reach extensions in Socialcast (2015325)
Group type options when creating a new group in Socialcast (2015378)
Socialcast On Premise
Enabling beta features in Socialcast On Premise (2013688)
Creating an Idea in Socialcast (2014486)
Posting a question to be answered in Socialcast (2015369)
Creating a group in Socialcast (2015388)
Sending a bulk invite to a group of users in Socialcast (2015560)
Editing or deleting a message in Socialcast (2015665)
Editing or deleting a comment in Socialcast (2015668)
VMware ESX
VMtools install failure in Windows Vista (2015070)
After upgrading ESX 4.0 Update 1 to Patch 04 build number 208167, the vmware -v command incorrectly reports the old build number 208167 (1019141)
VMware ESXi
Change the collection level for Storage DRS and SIOC data counters in vSphere 5.0 Update 1 by using the Level Mapping Utility (2009532)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203202-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 tools-light vib (2010815)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203204-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0  scsi-megaraid-sas vib (2010817)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203206-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 sata-ahci and sata-ata-piix vibs (2010819)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203208-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 scsi-rste vib (2010821)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203209-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 net-nx-nic vib (2010822)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi50-Update01: VMware ESXi 5.0 Complete Update 1 (2010823)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203102-SG: Updates tools-light VIB (2011433)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203210-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 scsi-mpt2sas driver (2011435)
Database error while reregistering AutoDeploy on vCenter Virtual Server Appliance (VCSA) (2014087)
Virtual machine is disconnected in Cisco Nexus 1000V (1024875)
Cannot boot the ESX/ESXi host when the dvSwitch name has Japanese characters (2012677)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203201-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0  esx-base vib (2010814)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203203-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0  ehci-ehci-hcd vib (2010816)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203205-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 misc-drivers vib (2010818)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203207-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0  net-e1000e vib (2010820)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203101-SG: Updates esx-base VIB (2011432)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203103-SG: Updates net-e1000e driver (2011434)
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203211-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 scsi-aacraid driver (2011436)
VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-standard (2012671)
VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-no-tools (2012672)
VMware ESXi 5.0 Security-only Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-standard (2012673)
VMware ESXi 5.0 Security-only Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-no-tools (2012674)
Using vmkfstools to reclaim VMFS deleted blocks on thin-provisioned LUNs (2014849)
ESXi scripted installation fails if you specify a network device (2014856)
VMware Service Manager
In VMware Service Manager Action Type in call history where knowledge is linked to a call appears to have changed from 'AL' to just 'A' in version 9.x (2007134)
Clicking OK New in the Service Manager Call Closure screen triggers associated IPK workflow rules and a new Call screen is not opened (2014980)
Incorrect Request risks are shown in a Workflow Conditional Branch rule for all partitions in VMware Service Manager (2015302)
Service Manager Request history incorrectly shows a request as completed when a call is linked to the request (2015306)
VMware Service Manager event log reports the error: The session data for entity Person #X has expired (2015307)
Cannot search for cases by Officer name in Service Manager when the officer is no longer active (2015517)
Knowledge Base article on customer portal displays title as incorrect Entry Type (2010138)
Knowledge Base articles attached to a Customer Portal viewable case can be read regardless of the portal user's security access levels (2015064)
Service Manager Knowledge Bank administrators and/or editors receive emails requesting review of retired articles (2015120)
Cannot copy and paste text from an email or Microsoft Word document to a text field in Service Manager (2015465)
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
SUM download jobs in vCenter Configuration Manager fail with the status: waiting on assessment (2011738)
The Virtual Environments Compliance wizard includes more data type properties than appear in the associated data grids (2015454)
VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager
End of Availability and End of Support Life for VMware Lifecycle Manager (2015661)
VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Connecting to LDAP using SSL from within the vCO Configuration page fails with the error: simple bind failure. (2015425)
Issues with vCenter Orchestrator weboperator Web view (2015178)
VMware vCenter Server
Enabling EVC on a host with an EVC supported processor fails (2008403)
Changing the default password of the custom certificate for vCenter Server 5.0 (2013144)
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
SRM service fails to start with the error: Column db_id does not exist in table pd_localsite (2013309)
VMware vCloud Director
Resetting the network on the vCloud Director vApp or Org Network fails with the error: Unable to create vShield Edge VM (2015233)
VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Unable to add a control action to an alert in vFabric Hyperic Server (2015481)
VMware View Manager
Recomposing a desktop or pool using a new snapshot with the same name does not trigger the recompose task (2010856)
Cannot input non-English characters in View Client for Linux if the language set does not use UTF-8 encoding (2015297)
View Client for Linux requires external network access and proper proxy settings to perform CRL checking (2015451)
Encryption and Compatibility Requirements for VMware View 4.6.1 and 5.0.1 (2015453)
View desktop rebalance does not migrate a secondary persistent disk that is not part of the pool configuration (2015457)
View Clients are unable to validate connections to the security server when using an SSL offload device (2015294)
Windows 7 license sometimes becomes deactivated when checking out a View desktop to run in local mode (2015296)
Setting a concurrent power operations rate to support View desktop logon storms (2015557)
VMware vShield
Security scan in a environment deployed with VMware vShield 4.1 reveals several CVEs (2009477)
VMware vShield Edge
Site-to-Site VPN connection drops when vShield Edge device has more than one external IP address (2011579)
VMware Workstation
Upgrading VMware Workstation, Player, or VMware Tools in a virtual machine fails with the error: CDS Internal Client Error (3033) (2015010)
Zimbra Collaboration Server
Uninstalling Zimbra Collaboration Server  (2004910)