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From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the new look newsletter. I have been hard at work trying to separate everything into distinct sections with a table of contents to try and make it really easy to find the section you are after. Please let me know if this is working for you, I have received feedback and constantly try and implement anything that will make the newsletter better for you.

Last week I attended my local VMware Solution Symposium and had the opportunity to see the enthusiasm and passion for the amazing company that I work for. it was so cool to see hundreds of delegates who had taken the day to come and spend time with us to see what is happening in the world of VMware and virtualization. Thank you to all who attended.

It is Olympics week, possibly the greatest sporting event on earth and I am really looking forward to some of the events. The opening ceremony looked amazing and I expect the rest of the games to be just as awesome.

Have a great week.
 
Warm Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
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HOME : HOT-NEWS
VMware Solutions Symposium 2012 is Coming to a City Near You!
It’s Your Cloud
The free, interactive one-day event series will cater for both technical and business level audiences with informative sessions to help you on your cloud journey.

Event Cities and Dates
Melbourne: July 31
Canberra: August 2
Adelaide: August 9
Register: http://tinyurl.com/7lqt22n
More Info: http://tinyurl.com/6pa5jqj
 
HOME : FEATURED-ARTICLE
VMworld 2012 + VMware TAM Program + Social Media = Awesome
The VMworld 2012 and VMware TAM Program social media streams will be very active over the next couple weeks leading up to and during the conference and the exclusive TAM Program events.  Be sure to tune in now to the conference to experience just how dynamic social media can be.
 
HOME : SECURITY-ADVISORIES
July 12, 2012 VMSA-2012-0012
VMSA-2012-0012
VMware ESXi update to third party library
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HOME : PATCH-NOTIFICATION
General Availability of VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a Patch
Release Date: 7/12/2012
Detailed information regarding resolved and known issues and enhancements can be found at VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsp_vc50_u1a_rel_notes.html

 

VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a Patch is available for download athttps://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0.

 

ESXi 5.0 Patch Release Notes:
ESXi: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2019107
 
HOME : PRESS-RELEASES
July 23, 2012
VMware Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
July 23, 2012
VMware to Acquire Nicira
July 18, 2012
VMworld 2012, the Leading Virtualization and Cloud Computing Event of the Year, Heads to San Francisco and Barcelona
 
HOME : TWEETS
(@VMWARETAM)
VMware Go Blog: Weekly Roundup: 5 Links for IT Admins http://t.co/xyYZRgK7
TheStratis @TheStratis
PowerShell and VMware - Stop running VMs on VMware with PowerCLI
http://t.co/3J5kOCR1

VMware Planet V12n @PlanetV12n
Spouse Activities at VMworld 2012 (http://blog.scottlowe.org)
http://t.co/fEyMBTVm

VMware Planet V12n @PlanetV12n
Detecting ESXi Remote Syslog Connection Error Using a vCenter Alarm (virtuallyGhetto)
http://t.co/kM2OkyJX
 
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HOME : WEBCASTS
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HOME : VMWORLD
Pre-Conference Training: Big Savings, Big Incentives, Big Skills -- and all Open to the Public!
VMworld is all about education, collaboration and networking. Therefore, we want to make sure you are given every opportunity to get the very most out of the event – even if you can’t attend the full conference.

Attend VMworld 2012 US: An ROI Message for Your Manager
You already know how important VMworld 2012 is for your organization. Take advantage of this exceptional educational opportunity for IT and business technology professionals.
The new world of cloud computing can be daunting and requires the confidence to push system and software delivery to the next level. The business impact of your VMworld participation, including increased simplicity, agility and cost efficiency, makes this one of the best IT investments your company will make all year.
 
HOME : TAM
VMworld 2012 Top 10 Tips for VMware TAM Program Attendees
VMworld 2012 San Francisco is approaching fast and will offer a full schedule of learning opportunities that will show you how virtualization and cloud computing can help you spend less time and money supporting underlying IT infrastructure and more time on areas that yield business and competitive value.

VMworld 2012 US - TAM Day
* Updated 2012-07-24 w/ Presenters, Titles and Twitter Accounts *
With IT landscapes rapidly changing, IT organizations are faced with the challenge of delivering service in a new form.
Join us for a one day exclusive event for Technical Account Manager (TAM) customers where VMware experts discuss the best practices and innovative technologies that address the challenges IT departments face as they transition to support this era of technologies — from end user computing infrastructure, optimization & management, and executive vision.
 
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Installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion 4
With the availability of Apple's latest addition to the Mac OS X family - Mountain Lion (watch the videohere) - which was announced earlier this week, we have started working on some new video tutorials specifically focusing on Mac OS X 10.8 in respect to our VMware Fusion product.
It will take us a few weeks to get these tutorials done and dusted. So, while you are waiting, here is a tutorial which demonstrates how to install Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion 4. This video is based on the VMware Knowledge Base article Installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) as a virtual machine in Fusion 4 (2005334).
 
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vFabric Web Server Improves Manageability with mod_bmx and More
Released in May as part of the VMware vFabric Suite 5.1, the latest version of VMware vFabric Web Server, VMware’s commercial web server (based on the popular Apache HTTP Server project), includes a number of improvements in the areas of manageability and security.  July heralds an incremental update version 5.1.1, with enhancements to security, mod_ssl and other components.

The engineering story behind vFabric Application Director: Enabling any app anywhere
Recently, VMware announced vFabric Application Director product to help deploy applications on public and private clouds. I have had the privilege of leading the engineering team that delivered this product, and am proud that we were able to build a tool that is truly open to the cloud, including all the application types and deployment locations that companies will want to service. Application Director meets not only current workload requirements that run within VMs, but is also open to enable future application stacks like Django, Ruby on Rails, NodeJS as well as noSQL and SQL databases. Likewise, it is open to deploy a variety of apps on variety of platforms—both public and private, including popular locations such as amazon and openstack. Most developers will recognize that building a product that is so flexible is not a trivial matter. However, we felt that not locking users into a single app stack or cloud environments was critical in order to not hinder application development. Giving developers the freedom of choice for application stacks while helping them keep their applications abstracted enough to land into the right production ready environments has been our guiding principal.
 
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Another VMware Cloud – Publishers Clearing House Runs Its Hybrid Cloud on VMware
According to Darwin Bravo, Senior Manager of Online Infrastructure and Operations at Publishers Clearing House, “Partnering with Hosting.com has allowed us to take our VMware virtualization strategy to the next level, helping us to cut costs and enabling a hybrid cloud platform.”
Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Port Washington, NY is a multi-channel direct marketer of value-based merchandise, magazines and promotional offers, as well as a leading provider of digital “Play & Win” entertainment. With an online network of more than 10 million unique monthly visitors, IT agility is essential in order to address extreme fluctuations in website traffic and ensure customer satisfaction.  

vCloud Basics for IT Admins: Key Features
In my experience with speaking at conferences and creating video software training courses, one of the primary obstacles I must overcome when discussing VMware’s cloud computing solutions is assisting VMware Admins in understanding what “vCloud “ is.
Some people think vCloud is a third party public cloud solution. Some people think it creates private clouds. Some people think vSphere is vCloud. Because confusion is common, I thought I would write a short post explaining what vCloud is and key features VMware admins should be aware of when getting started with vCloud.

The Mid-Market Opportunity for Providers of VMware vCloud Powered Services
Attention VMware Service Providers – do you sell to mid-market customers? The SMB and mid-market is growing, with virtualization as a top initiative and cloud adoption trailing close behind.
Selling to the mid-market is a great opportunity for providers of vCloud Powered services, because Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can be presented as an extension of customers’ existing VMware virtualization environments, or as a solution in place of on-site hardware. VMware Service Providers can leverage VMware virtualization leadership to sell cloud services based on a proven, compatible platform.
 
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HOME : EUC
View's Best in Class Support Policy Just Got Even Better!
Happy Birthday loyal VMware View Customers!  Well, it must be someone's birthday since the folks on the VMware View team have been working on a pretty spiffy little gift...
Effective right now, the General Support period of View's Support Lifecycle Policy has been extended to 5 years, bringing the total support lifecyle for VMware View to a whopping 7 years -- an absolute best in the industry!

It’s Day Seven of the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp
Be sure to check out today’s session from Liquidware Labs on ProfileUnity + FlexApp™ for the Mobile Secure Desktop from concept to production in 30 minutes. In this session Liquidware Labs will walk you through the architecture and use cases of Mobile Secure Desktop deployments using ProfileUnity and FlexApp – The basic installation and configuration of the software, as well as a live demo demonstrating how the solution extends the power of Mobile Secure Desktop by VMware.

VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop-Check Out Today’s Session on Radius
Check out today’s session on the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp by Mark Benson on Radius authentication and configuration best practices here:
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/view/msdbootcamp

Microsoft Lync 2013 Support with VMware View Desktops
As VDI solutions such as VMware View gain market adoption and the technology evolves, continuing to offer end-users a PC like experience is important to sustain the upward growth trajectory. That is why unified communications is important to VDI vendors who need to continually reassure IT and end-users that the user experience will be the same as if they were working in a traditional personal computer.

VMware View Client for Mac Is Ready for OS X Mountain Lion
It is an exciting day for Mac users now that OS X Mountain Lion is available from the Mac App Store.
One of the great new features in Mountain Lion is Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper verifies the identity of the developer of Mac software downloaded from the Internet and requires that developers sign their software to ensure that the software is not malicious and has not been tampered with.

New VMware View 5.1 Stateless RA with Cisco UCS and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI
Glasshouse has just published a VMware View 5.1 Stateless RA with Cisco UCS and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI.
Reference Architecture Highlights:
Storage-less - virtual desktop images (VMware View linked-clones) are stored using local server memory, eliminating the need for traditional storage (SAN/NAS, SSDs).
Storage Optimization - Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI provided 227 IOPS per desktop and reduced the amount of memory per VMware View Linked Clone to 275MB.
Density - The reference architecture supported 120-140 virtual desktops per Cisco UCS blade server.
Performance - The architecture achieved better-than-PC performance with: -- Boot Time - 12 seconds per desktop with 2.5 minutes to boot 120 desktops.
User Experience - VMware View planner had average response time of 0.53 seconds with application launch times consistently below 1 second.
Operational Performance - VMware View can recompose in 45 seconds per desktop

It’s Day 10 of the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop Bootcamp
Be sure to watch today’s session on installing and configuring vCenter Operations Manager for View. Join Tim Federwitz, VMware’s consulting architect to dive into design considerations and best practices and view a live demo of installing and configuring the product in a View environment.
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/view/msdbootcamp/video_10
 
HOME : VSPHERE
Automatically Securing Virtual Machines Using a vCenter Alarm
In a previous blog post, we demonstrated how you can easily automate the hardening of your Virtual Machines by using a PowerCLI or vSphere SDK for Perl script and apply the latest vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide recommendations for your Virtual Machines. Now, this is great for securing your existing Virtual Machines, but what about new Virtual Machines that are created? Wouldn’t it be neat to have your Virtual Machines automatically secured after they have been created?

Path failure and related SATP/PSP behaviour
This question came up in a recent conversation about what happens in the Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) when there is a path failure. It basically describes the roles played by both the Storage Array Type Plugin (SATP) and the Path Selection Policy (PSP) when a path fails, resulting in I/O failing. When a virtual machine issues an I/O request to a storage device managed by the NMP (Native Multipath Plugin), the following steps take place:

Automatically Securing Virtual Machines Using vCenter Orchestrator
Here is another alternative to my previous blog post, which provides an automated way of hardening newly created Virtual Machines by leveraging an SNMP trap sent from vCenter Server to vCenter Orchestrator to execute a “Secure VM” workflow.

vSphere HA isolation response... which to use when?
A while back I wrote this article about a split brain scenario with vSphere HA. Although we have multiple techniques to mitigate these scenarios it is always better to prevent. I had already blogged about this before but I figured it wouldn't hurt to get this out again and elaborate on it a bit more.
First some basics...
What is an "Isolation Response"?

Enabling Password Free SSH Access on ESXi 5.0
I came across this question today:  “How do I setup password free SSH access to my ESXi hosts”.   A quick Google search turned up a lot of good info on this topic, but I didn’t find anything on the vSphere blog so I wanted to chime with a quick post, and hopefully add to what’s already out there.

VAAI Offload Failures & the role of the VMKernel Data Mover
Before VMware introduced VAAI (vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration), migrations of Virtual Machines (and their associated disks) between datastores was done by the VMkernel Data Mover (DM).
The Data Mover aims to have a continuous queue of outstanding IO requests to achieve maximum throughput. Incoming I/O requests to the Data Mover are divided up into smaller chunks. Asynchronous I/Os are then simultaneously issued for each chunk until the DM queue depth is filled. When a request completes, the next request is issued. This could be for writing the data that was just read, or to handle the next chunk.

Admission control: "used slots" exceeds "total slots"
On the VMTN forum today someone asked how it was possible that the "used slots" exceeded the "total slots". This is what their environment showed in vCenter:
 
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Latest Flings:
View Controlled Recompose Script
Guest Reclaim
gemcached
ThinApp Factory
 
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Team Fusion: VMware Fusion and OS X Mountain Lion FAQ (Updated)
VMware Fusion 4.1.3 works with OS X Mountain Lion made generally available today. We’ve been fielding a number of questions from current users about using VMware Fusion with Mountain Lion and have compiled the answers to common questions below. You’re also welcome to leave additional questions in the comments below.

Team Fusion: Buy VMware Fusion 4 today and get the next version for free!
You'll be pleased to know that if you purchase VMware Fusion 4 from July 25th through September 30th 2012, you are eligible for a complimentary upgrade to the next version of VMware Fusion.
Whether VMware Fusion 4 is purchased electronically from VMware, from a VMware reseller or as a retail box during this time period, you will be eligible for a free electronic upgrade to the next version of VMware Fusion.

Office of the CTO Blogs: VMware and Nicira – Advancing the Software-Defined Datacenter
Today I am extremely excited to announce VMware’s acquisition of Nicira, a 5 year-old company that has pioneered software-defined networking (SDN) and is the leader in networking virtualization for heterogeneous infrastructure environments and clouds. When combined with the outstanding networking team and technologies already at VMware, I believe we have the same opportunity to do for networking what we’ve already done for servers and many other parts of the datacenter. In fact, the people, passions, ecosystem, and industry-transforming opportunity reminds me very much of the early days of VMware’s server virtualization efforts!

VMware Accelerate: When the Business Demands BYOD - How Can CIOs Say “Yes”?
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is changing the landscape of corporate IT and support model; with the proliferation of mobile devices, corporate networks are becoming more challenging to manage and more at-risk every day. Corporate IT is now forced to react and build a new end user-centric computing model because the days of a static, one-size-fits-all policy applied to company-owned assets are gone. Today, IT departments need to become more agile and adapt quickly to BYOD because it is already happening.

The Console: VMware and Nicira – Advancing the Software-Defined Datacenter
Today I am extremely excited to announce VMware’s acquisition of Nicira, a 5-year-old company that has pioneered software-defined networking (SDN) and is the leader in networking virtualization for heterogeneous infrastructure environments and clouds.  When combined with the outstanding networking team and technologies already at VMware, I believe we have the same opportunity to do for networking what we’ve already done for servers and many other parts of the datacenter. In fact, the people, passions, ecosystem, and industry-transforming opportunity reminds me very much of the early days of VMware’s server virtualization efforts! 

Office of the CTO Blogs: An Educated View of Innovation – VMware’s Academic Program
VMware has a unique offering to the academic community called the VMware Academic Program or VMAP.  We started the program in 2005 in response to a growing interest from academics to do virtualization research and instruction.   VMware’s roots in academia (we started at Stanford University) compelled us to do much more than sponsored research and education via licenses and courseware.  We now have a robust global program that spans many facets of academia.   Through this program, we continue to foster innovation in virtualization as well as broader systems areas.
 
HOME : EXTERNAL-BLOGS
Fight the FUD – Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware vSphere
I keep hearing stories from Customers and Prospects where Oracle appears to be trying to deceive them for the purposes of extorting more license money from them than they are legally required to pay. I also keep hearing stories of Oracle telling them they would not be supported if they virtualized their Oracle systems on VMware vSphere. This has gone on now for far too long and it’s time to fight back and stop the FUD!

Cool Tool - PowerShell WMI Extensions module
The PowerShell WMI Extensions module is a project that I wish I had started as soon as PowerShell 2.0 was released in 2009. It has been in development since late 2011, after I had been working on my pspx module for many months, and it is one of the most ground-breaking modules I have ever produced. The purpose of this module is simple: to auto-generate advanced functions that look and feel like cmdlets, complete with rich parameters, help documentation, examples, remoting support, security customizability support, and everything that you would expect from top-notch PowerShell commands by harvesting the rich data that is stored inside WMI, reducing as much as possible (or ideally eliminating) the need to dig through WMI documentation or to use more complicated WMI cmdlets to manage your infrastructure.

EMC – Using naviseccli to change the LUN Migration priority of a LUN
I am currently working through a metric shitload of LUN migrations on one of our CX4 arrays, with the end-goal being a replacement of 60 or so 300GB FC disks with 60 600GB FC disks. This is the sort of stuff you have to do when you’re not allowed to buy new arrays (budget notwithstanding). But enough moaning.

Understanding VXLAN and the value prop in just 4 minutes…
I already shared this video through twitter, but I love it so much I figured I would blog it as well. In this video VXLAN is explained in clear understandable language in just four minutes. We need more videos like these, fast and easy to digest!

What’s (not so) new in vSphere5 – Part6 (Deploying ESXi5)
vSphere5 introduced a brand new way to deploy the hypervisor – ESXi5 to the physical machine. There’s still the option to install to storage – be that USB/SD-Card, DAS, or boot-from-SAN – but a new feature called “Auto-Deploy” has been developed to allow the booting of the hypevisor across the network using PXE booting. This should allow for “state-less” ESX host – and make it very easy to deploy a new rack of servers or replace a dead server. It also means that the ESX host can be totally diskless with its state being delivered on demand as it boots, rather than being “stored” as configuration files on the host itself.

EMC – renaming the CX4 SP using natest.exe
We recently had to convert some old CX4-480s to 960s and rename them. For some reason we couldn’t change the names on the SPs or get them to join the Unisphere domain properly. EMC Support used a very useful tool called natest.exe to rename the SPs via a RemotelyAnywhere session. Here’s how to do it. Obviously you should use this tool with caution and only if instructed by support.

DaaS Mobility and Portability
One of the fundamental concepts behind cloud-based workloads is Mobility & Portability. Mobility & Portability have been continually discussed over the years and we finally see cloud providers offering solutions to import/export workloads from/to their clouds.

Site Recovery Manager survey… please help us out!
I just received an email from the the Site Recovery Manager Product Management team. They created a new survey, and I was hoping each of you who is using, or will be purchasing SRM soon, could take the time to complete it. These types of surveys are very useful for Product Management when it comes to setting priorities for new features and identify gaps etc. Thanks!
We are conducting a survey about VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to learn more about how people use our products. The survey will help us identify where we can improve the product to meet your needs and we would really appreciate getting your feedback.
The link to the survey is below, it typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete.http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?ECC8A4BDEDA6B9BAE7

System Center 2012 “Cloud in Your Pocket”; More Lies Ahead
Earlier this year at Microsoft Management Summit 2012, attendees were given USB flash drives loaded with copies of System Center 2012 products and the myriad dependencies needed for a chance at a successful deployment.  Brad Anderson was quick to praise this technological breakthrough, despite his apparent unfamiliarity with the nuances of a System Center 2012 private cloud deployment, and went on to give this idyllic description of the process in the keynote:
 
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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.

Brisbane VMUG Meeting
Be sure to visit our new Brisbane VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

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Education Roadmap
On the run-up to VMworld, we have been working hard over the last 5 months on our Education roadmap, with a batch of shiny new courses and certifications. I hope you will find this new approach refreshing and intriguing. We have looked carefully at how to provide more choice in courses and formats, and enhanced by new certifications, wrapped up in an easy to understand matrix to halp make the right choice for your education requirements. I look forward to sharing more information with you over the forthcoming weeks.

VCP5-IaaS Certification Released
We're happy to announce that the newest VMware Certification program - VMware Certified Professional 5 - Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS) is now available.
This certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a Cloud environment using vCloud Director and related components. Achieving this certification demonstrates your understanding of basic cloud concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy and cloud security, as well as your skills in using vCloud Director to create and manage vApps, service catalogs, and organization/provider VDCs, as well as administering cloud enabled networking and storage.
 
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VMware Workstation 8 as a Server
Hello again everyone and welcome to my sixth post in my series, The Support Outsider - a unique look into VMware from the point of view of an outsider (that's me), Intern Moses Masih.
This week I am going to briefly talk about a very useful feature of VMware Workstation that I came across this past week.
My first introduction to Workstation came in college where one of my friends had it on his computer and I saw a few things that it offered but had never gotten my hands on the product until I started working at VMware. Installing workstation was very easy and I was easily able to understand how it works on my own from playing around with it.

Understanding the Storage Path Failover
This presentation follows along the VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x and 5.0 storage multi-pathing failover sequence, as it is logged on ESX Classic and ESXi.
For more information be sure to consult the KB articles referenced in the presentation.

Will VMware Fusion run on OSX Mountain Lion?
If you're a Mac user you probably were eager to download and install the latest iteration of Mac OSX, labelled Mountain Lion. If you're like me, you paid your $20 bucks, waited for the download to complete and the minute it did, you launched the installer without any thought to what applications you might be breaking. I'm as guilty of this behavior as the rest, and as soon as my machine rebooted, there it was staring at me on the dock -- a VMware Fusion launcher with a big overlay on top of it apparently indicating this application will no longer run.
 
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New Articles Published for Week Ending 7/21/12
Using Trend Micro Deep Security 8.0 SP1 with VMware vShield Manager 5.0 and Endpoint 5.0 (2031671)
Apache Active MQ
How to see the prefetchSize in Apache Active MQ 5.4 (2005523)
My VMware
Viewing account users in My VMware (2031410)
Shavlik NetChk Protect
Scheduling vCenter Protect Essentials deployments fails with Error 1385 (2031449)
Generating verbose logs for reproducible issues in VMware vCenter Protect and Shavlik NetChk Protect (2031065)
Spring Framework
Unit testing a dispatcher servlet with a custom context class in Spring Framework 3.0 (2004790)
Virtual Disk Development Kit
Using Multithreading for backups and restores cause high CPU utilization by vpxa process  (2003587)
Discrepancy in the openssl libs version used used by VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit 1.2 (2003585)
Date Published: 7/19/2012
VMware ESX
Preguntas frecuentes (FAQ) de compatibilidad entre EVC y Procesadores (CPUs) (1038244)
Troubleshooting Windows operating system issues using the MPS reporting utility (2031279)
VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.0 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen and reports the error: Failed to ack TLB invalidate (2000091)
Incorrect Syslog configuration in the /etc/vmsyslog.conf file causes multiple issues (2016914)
Some of the configuration parameters are lost when deploying a Workstation virtual machine from an OVF template in ESXi 5.0 (2030359)
Date Published: 7/19/2012
Manually setting a scratch location for ESXi in the vSphere Client appears to succeed but the setting is not honored (2003678)
ESXi hosts with more than 128 GB of physical memory fail to generate valid core dumps (2012362)
Performing Reset System Configuration on an ESXi host causes ASYNC drivers to revert to older version (2013662)
VMware Go
Location of VMware GO log files (2031587)
VMware Service Manager
Replying to a system-generated email logs new call instead of updating existing call in VMware Service Manager 9.x (1031851)
A Current physical status is not available when setting column colour configs in Requests Outstanding (1032880)
Reporting on floating license usage in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2000108)
Linking Microsoft SharePoint with VMware Service Manager 9.x (2000124)
Downloading VMware Service Manager V9 RP10 controls (2000125)
Running DataSchema Report in VMware Service Manager 9.x results in error: Error in IN_RBVIEWER.Populate. Error = Operation is not allowed when the object is closed (2000128)
Cannot log in to VMware Service Manager 9.x system using Administrator credentials (2000129)
Clicking Back to Main in changes the Call Status in VMware Service Manager 9.x  (2000215)
Enabling Active Directory in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2003738)
Password encryption in VMware Service Manager 8.x/9.x (2003801)
A pop up error occurs 'da.IPK_STREAM_REF.options.0' is null or not an object (2009635)
Email notifications are not sent for re-opened tasks set to forward to Last Recipient in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2009638)
Logging a new request with a large attachment in the Service Manager customer portal fails with the error: OutofMemoryException (2031487)
Upgrading to VMware Service Manager 9.x results in an InWrapperMenus.js error (2000117)
Quick Solutions do not format correctly when used in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2005338)
Manually forwarding an email to a recipient email address in Service Manager displays System Lock as the recipient name (2031388)
Cannot delete a task in the Service Manager workflow template (2031392)
Search criteria not carried across to Search screen when searching a Bulletin Board in Service Manager (2031484)
When a Discrepancy report is created for a record, incorrect values are shown in CMDB Value and Mapped Value (2031685)
VMware vCenter Chargeback
Cannot gather information for vApp virtual machines created in vCloud Director after upgrade to Chargeback 1.5.x (2030938)
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
VE Compliance runs not displayed in vCenter Configuration Manager 5.x portal after virtualization collections (2000251)
Mixed mode no longer required in SQL for VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.x (2000268)
VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Perfomance issues when logging in to the Orchestrator client (2031391)
VMware vCenter Protect Essentials Plus
Starting vCenter Protect Essentials fails with the error: One or more errors have occurred (2031365)
VMware vCenter Server
Cannot connect to the ESXi 5.0 host or vCenter Server 5.0 using the vSphere Client (2011834)
Statistics rollup works with a time delay when VCVA 5.0 Update 1 with embedded database is deployed with a system time zone other than Etc/UTC (2030521)
Installing vCenter Server 5.0 fails with the error: JDBC connectivity to the database using the generated JDBC URL failed. (2030954)
Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 fails with the error: Exception Thrown while executing SQL script (2031306)
When starting a RHEL Linux virtual machine, you see the message: Cannot setup NMI watchdog on CPU (2031297)
After upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0, only real time performance data is available (2031118)
Reinitializing the vCenter Server database (2031295)
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Updating the vCenter Server Appliance (2031331)
VMware vCenter Update Manager
Scanning and remediating a Windows virtual machine fails with the error: Could not download patch packages for following patches: qchain.exe (2030723)
VMware vCloud Connector
Load Balancer Issues While Copying Large Files with vCloud Connector (2031440)
VMware vCloud Director
Unable to create an organizational network in in VMware vCloud Director 1.0.x (2005189)
VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server
Writing a support request for vFabric Enterprise Ready Server (ERS) (2003507)
VMware View Manager
Icons do not display correctly when accessing a View Desktop using PCoIP (1020132)
Setting up the Kiosk mode using the vdmadmin command with a MAC address fails with the error: Failed to perform clientauth operation (2013037)
VMware Tools shows as out-of-date on View Desktop virtual machines (2013644)
Cannot access the VMware View Admin page (2030824)
View pools fail to recompose after adding an ESX host to the View cluster (2031363)
Cannot connect to a View Connection Server after it has been restarted (2013274)
Split settings for composite USB devices for USB redirection in VMware View 5.1 and later (2016748)
VMware vSphere Web Services SDK
Attempts to consolidate vmdks after removing snapshots fails with error: Failed to consolidate after removing snapshots: Argument list too long (2002960)
VMware Workstation
Audio, video, or Skype is not working in a Workstation virtual machine (2030546)

 

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