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From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi everyone, we are just 2 weeks away from one of the best VMware events, VMworld in San Francisco. I know many of my colleagues will be attending and presenting sessions at the event. There will also be many of the bloggers that I use to create this newsletter there. This week your call to action is to read as much as you can on VMworld and persuade your manager that you need to go to this awesome event.

Lots of news this week so please enjoy the newsletter.

Have a great week.

Best Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
Newsletter Archive: communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam

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Announcing TAM Customer Central at VMworld 2012 (US)
TAM Day 2012 continues in its 8th year as the premier inaugural event to VMworld as an exclusive benefit to TAM customers on Sunday, August 26th. As part of VMware’s ongoing commitment to enhance the entire week-long VMworld experience we are pleased to announce VMworld 2012 TAM Customer Central. This new and exclusive TAM customer-only room is designed to ensure that TAM Customers have the best possible experience from Monday-Thursday during the conference.

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Takeaways from CompTIA Breakaway 2012
I just spent a fews days in Las Vegas catching up with my fellow Channel Chiefs at the CompTIA Breakaway 2012 conference. CompTIA is an organization that acts as the voice for the IT industry and its members are from companies at the forefront of innovation. Its mission is to  advance industry growth through educational programs, research, professional certifications, and networking events like the conference in Las Vegas.

Stay Connected with the VMware Partner Network
Check out the video below where Toni Adams, VP of Channel and Alliances, shares the best ways for you to stay connected with the VMware Partner Network. Our robust social media channels enable you to stay connected virtually for the latest news and information.  And, with VMworld US on the horizon, we look forward to connecting with you live through our strong line-up of partner activity.

Opportunities for Partners at VMworld
VMworld 2012 is just a few weeks away and the opportunities for education, collaboration and networking are better than ever for VMware Partners. Here’s a preview of what we have planned for you at this year’s event:

Partner Track – Attend one or more of the 20 unique sales or technical presentations to hear our experts discuss how to accelerate VMware technology adoption, increase loyalty and improve selling strategies.

Certification Exams – Get 50% off the cost of many VMware certification exams, including advanced certifications, exclusively onsite during VMworld 2012. Be sure to register in advance for each exam.

Cloud and Virtualization Education – Don’t miss our recommended business, technical and advanced technical general sessions and labs. We’ve outlined them by partner type in the Partner Guide.

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VMworld 2012 (US) - Get Your Social On
The VMworld 2012 (US) conference in San Francisco promises to be an amazing event. Both the VMworld 2012 and VMware TAM Program social media activity streams will be very active during the conference and the our exclusive TAM Program events.
Whether you are a VMware TAM customer and attending the event live or following from a distance, be sure to tune in and experience this dynamic event with the resources provided below.
Live Streaming and Recorded Coverage
Follow the live streaming and recorded videos during VMworld 2012
VMTN Community Tech Talks
The VMTN Community team will be streaming live video TechTalks with knowledge experts and community members in the VMworld Hangspace.
TheCUBE presented by SiliconAngle and Wikibon
TheCUBE will be streaming live video interviews in the VMworld Hangspace with executives, thought leaders, technologists, community experts and industry analysts.
VMworld TV
VMworld TV will be posting videos throughout the conference to our VMworld TV YouTube channel.  Catch up with highlights, announcements, demos and sessions by visiting
Your Videos!
Upload videos you record at VMworld (including pre/post conference) to your own YouTube channel and tag each video with “VMworld” or include VMworld in the video title. We’ll select videos to highlight on VMworld.com and VMworld TV.

HOME : SECURITY-ADVISORIES
July 12, 2012 VMSA-2012-0012
VMSA-2012-0012
VMware ESXi update to third party library
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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
August 09, 2012
VMware Announces Keynote Speakers for VMworld® 2012 in San Francisco, the Leading Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Industry Event
July 23, 2012
VMware Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

HOME : TWEETS
(@VMWARETAM)
Manish Patel @Mandivs
The names of characters in #Inception are: Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur, Mal and Saito. Note the first letters.

Christoph Harding @cdommermuth
Thats my View: Installation & Configuration of vCenter Operations Manager for View
http://t.co/1zkP4OIE

Rick Scherer @rick_vmwaretips
I have some books to give away...just how should I do it?
http://t.co/Ap0vG1nU

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http://tinyurl.com/293vuyg
Flexibility and Control: End-User Computing with EMC and VMware
August 14th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 QuickStart Series Part 1: SRM Preparation and Setup
August 15th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

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VMworld 2012 Sessions & Labs
VMworld Sessions & Labs will be offered within several Tracks this year.  Whether attending sessions within these tracks or following along online because you couldn't attend these sessions or the conference, please use the following Twitter hashtags to share details, questions and comments:

Leverage Cloud to Drive IT Transformation at VMworld 2012
VMware recognizes the unprecedented challenges facing IT organizations today to successfully operate in the cloud era. With this in mind, VMworld will showcase the new IT Transformation track (breakout sessions begin Monday), which will help organizations develop a strategy for how to build, operate, staff and measure the efficiency, agility and reliability improvements delivered through cloud computing.

Top Reasons Why You Can't Miss VMworld
VMworld is the place to get the tools and training you need to master the new cloud landscape with the speed, security and control you’ve come to expect.
Here are the top reasons you should register now:

Learn about VMworld’s Infrastructure Track
The VMworld Infrastructure track focuses on the industry-leading VMware vSphere platform and the compatible solutions for business continuity, networking, security, storage management and more that are setting the standard for today’s virtualized and software-defined datacenter.  You will learn how these solutions can provide your business and IT organization with unparalleled flexibility, control and efficiency while leveraging your existing investments and preserving your freedom of choice.

Learn about VMworld’s Operations Track
Operations management disciplines are converging in the cloud.  The VMworld Operations track look at new solutions for businesses and service providers that automate operations to deliver high quality of service while dramatically reducing operational costs.  Topics covered include managing virtual infrastructure in public, private and hybrid cloud environments with VMware vCloud Director and VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, approaches to building infrastructure-as-a-service architectures, and the virtualized networking, security and storage management capabilities delivered by the new VMware Products.

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A Couple Questions on VMware vSphere 5 Image Customizations
A couple of weeks ago a service provider has some specific best practice questions regarding VMware vSphere 5 image customizations. The service provider is planning an upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.0 and is using Image Builder CLI to create a customization of the ESXi image for all supported hardware platforms (e.g. HP and Dell.) They wanted to ensure they had the smallest image possible without losing any functionality and ensuring all relevant vendor specific management functions.

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Creating a Workstation virtual machine using existing VMDK virtual disks
This video provides an demonstration of how you can create a virtual machine in VMware Workstation for Windows using an existing VMDK virtual machine disk file.

This is particularly useful if you have downloaded a virtual appliance from the VMware Solution Exchange

 

HOME : VFABRIC
5 Key Challenges with Financial Services Data
Despite a troubled world economy, the data needed to run financial services keeps getting faster, bigger, more global, and more diverse.
As a result, there are new challenges to remaining nimble – quickly harnessing data in new ways to seize business opportunity, and to holistically manage risk.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the challenges that are spurring innovation and forcing change in Financial Services Application and Data Architectures. In a related session at VMworld, (APP-CAP3080 - Big Data, Fast Data in the Cloud Ready Front Office), you’ll hear more about our work to provide high performance, cost effective solutions to address 5 key challenges to managing financial services data.

New Webinar: Operational Efficiencies for the CloudOps and DevOps Era - August 16th @ 9am PDT
Software is a competitive differentiator in every market and needs to run on fast, flexible and reliable infrastructure to meet business demands. Learn how VMware is helping define new and emerging roles in the industry – CloudOps and DevOps – by increasing the benefits of virtualization at the infrastructure level through automated provisioning and predictive monitoring. VMware is preparing our customers’ infrastructures for modern applications where your own customer expects to access your products and services anytime from anywhere on any device.

2 Ways Fast/Big Data Impacts the IT Org Structure
Though my background includes time as both a developer, architect, and CTO, much of my time today is spent discussing applications with senior IT executives. I manage an application development division of a national VAR and focus on the vFabric stack from top to bottom. One of the challenges I face is trying to provide application-centric consulting services to operations/infrastructure teams who (a) don't really own the decision of app software infrastructure and/or (b) don't understand it and, (c) worse in some cases, don't care. Recently, I've come to love my job for two primary reasons:

The Spring Insight RabbitMQ Plugin
Spring Insight is currently bundled with SpringSource Tool Suite or vFabric tc Server.
Download STS
Download tc Server Developer Edition
RabbitMQ, vFabric’s message delivery bus, is widely used across n-tiered applications that require a reliable and fast queuing system. Message queues are a useful strategy in modern applications, helping to decouple application components so they can work asynchronously, while the message bus directs transactions between application components or external services. A new RabbitMQ client plugin for Spring Insight helps monitor your application’s behavior when communicating with RabbitMQ servers, and can help you analyze latencies and errors within your application that might not become immediately visible as no end-user interaction is made.

3 Key Trends in Middleware Virtualization
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Middleware virtualization has three key trends that we are observing with our customer base: 1) Consolidation, 2) Elasticity and Flexibility, and 3) Performance.  In this blog, we examine each one of these trends briefly and invite you to come along for technical deep dive at this year’s VMworld session APP-CAP1426 - The Benefits of Virtualization for Middleware to be presented in both San Francisco and Barcelona.

Deploying vert.x Applications to Cloud Foundry
Developers can now use vert.x, a framework for highly scalable web applications, withCloudFoundry.com. Cloud Foundry has been a leader in providing an open Platform as a Service (PaaS), which allows for polyglot programming with a choice of multiple languages and frameworks. With recent releases of standalone application feature and Java 7 on CloudFoundry.com, developers now have a perfect environment to create vert.x applications, which can be written in any language that can run on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and deploy them to run on the JVM at CloudFoundry.com.
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Get Certified In VMware Cloud Computing
In my last blog post, VMware's First Cloud Certification, I announced how VMware was in the private beta stage of their first IaaS cloud certification, the new VMware certified professional - Infrastructure as a Service, or VCP5-IaaS. At that time, few details were available except that this was a more advanced certification than the VCP5, as the VCP5-IaaS required a VCP5.

VMware Provider Guide: Securing Hybrid Clouds with vShield Edge VPNs (Part 1)
The ability to securely interconnect physical and virtual datacenters with virtual private networks (VPNs) is one of the most important tools for customers and service providers alike. VPNs allow customers to securely connect their own physical, virtual, and cloud environments to virtual datacenters hosted by service providers, thereby eliminating the need to worry about loss or corruption while transferring data and enabling truly secure hybrid clouds.

VMware Provider Guide: Securing Hybrid Clouds with vShield Edge VPNs (Part 2)
In Part 1 of this series, we gave a brief introduction into VMware’s vShield Edge and how vShield Edge can help providers of vCloud Powered services securely interconnect customers’ enterprise datacenters with virtual datacenters in the cloud.  In this post we will delve into the logistics of establishing single or multi-site VPNs.
 
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vShield 5 App Deep Dive Series Part 2: Management Communications
Hello all! Here is another answer to a vShield question that has made a few people, including your's truly, go "Hmmm...."  The protocol and paths for the moving parts behind vShield management. Knowing this is critical for deployment of vShield. Here's the lowdown.

vShield 5 App Deep Dive Series Part 3: Resource Pools
Hi all. Continuing the series with one of the biggest benefits of vShield: vShield App’s flexible Resource Pool containers.  Fit your firewall objects to your workflow in plain-speak! How cool is that?

vShield 5 App Deep Dive Series Part 2: Management Communications
Hello all! Here is another answer to a vShield question that has made a few people, including your's truly, go "Hmmm...."  The protocol and paths for the moving parts behind vShield management. Knowing this is critical for deployment of vShield. Here's the lowdown...

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Government agencies get a ‘View’ into anywhere, anytime access
The government is not immune to the friction between demand for choices in devices and  requirement for security and control.  The variety of non-traditional devices is pushing the boundaries of the traditional four walls.
The once futuristic concept of teleworking and mobility is today’s reality. Given these challenges and opportunities organizations must imagine how the future can and will look.

Deploy ThinApp and AppLink packages together
There is no mechanism to deploy ThinApp packages together. When a ThinApp package is  dependent on another ThinApp (Applink), they have to be deployed separately, followed by adding the Applink path in the ThinApp package.ini (OptionalApplinks or RequiredApplinks). Further, it requires rebuild of the ThinApp to pick up the Applink path.

ReadOnlyData or readonlydata?
Should you use ReadOnlyData or readonlydata? With ThinApp version 4.7.2 it doesn’t matter! Many package.ini parameters have been case sensitive in ThinApp version 4.7.1 and older. With version 4.7.2 all parameters in package.ini are case insensitive.

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VMware Business Continuity Survey
Our product management team is spending a lot of time right now looking at future product state and roadmaps, so we have another survey that is designed to help build the three-year strategy for the business continuity products. 

Creating an ISO Image from a VMware Patch File
Ever wondered how to create an ISO image from a patch that was downloaded from VMware’s web site?  Here are the steps:
(1)  Download the patch from VMware's web site.  For help with the patch portal check here.  At the time I’m writing this the latest 5.0 patch is "ESXi500-201207001.zip" so I’ll use it.  As an FYI, here’s a link to the patch release notes.

vSphere and vCenter feedback survey
we want to hear from you!
Help us make our products better with our quick 5 minute survey to collect feedback on your vSphere and vCenter.
http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?97B3DFC697D1C0C092

VMFS Heap Considerations
By default, an ESXi host has 80MB of VMFS heap at its disposal. This is defined in the advanced setting VMFS3.MaxHeapSizeMB. The main consumer of VMFS heap are the pointer blocks which are used to address file blocks in very large files/VMDKs on a VMFS filesystem. Therefore, the larger your VMDKs, the more VMFS heap you can consume. This is more true on VMFS-5, where double-indirect pointers exist to allow the unified 1MB file block size back a 2TB VMDK.

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VMware Technical Journal, Spring 2012
The VMware Technical Journal is a new publication for the company. We are looking forward to producing future journal issues at regular intervals to highlight the R&D efforts taking place in several different areas of engineering. Our current issue includes papers related to distributed resource management, user experience monitoring, and statistics collection frameworks for virtualized environments, along with several other topics. In future issues we will highlight other areas of VMware R&D, including Cloud Application Platform and End User Computing, and research collaborations with academic partners.
The hardcopies of the journal and USBs loaded with the journal can be requested by sending a request to vmtj@vmware.com.

Latest Flings:
View Controlled Recompose Script
Guest Reclaim
gemcached
ThinApp Factory

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Office of the CTO Blogs: Summer of vRDMA
Last summer, Josh Simons wrote a blog entry titled Summer of RDMA, summarizing work done by our intern, Adit Ranadive, who looked at RDMA performance on ESXi using VM DirectPath I/O with QDR InfiniBand cards passed through to VMs.
At the same time, I had been exploring how to exploit RDMA for accelerating ESXi hypervisor services like vMotion, and some ideas around how to enable RDMA within a guest while still maintaining the ability to vMotion such VMs.

vSphere PowerCLI Blog: PowerShell and PowerCLI at VMworld 2012 - San Francisco
Its VMworld time again… yes already !
At VMworld San Francisco there are some great sessions which include PowerShell and PowerCLI this year, I hope you have already added them to your session builder but if not then please see below.
You will find a mixture of Sessions, Group Discussions and a Hands On Lab.

Office of the CTO Blogs: Why VDI is more Secure than Physical Desktops
There has been some interesting conversations recently at both BriForum and in the blogosphere about VDI and Security, the premise being that VDI is not more secure than other ways of running Microsoft Windows. I want to address that comment head on and unequivocally state that VDI has quite a few security benefits. Now, let me state up front that VDI does not make the Windows OS more secure, nor is it a panacea for every possible security threat in today’s world of interconnected systems. However, it is well known that security is best addressed with multiple layers of protection with multiple defenses and VDI is one such technology. In particular it improves security by enabling better isolation and controls over the environment in which the Windows system exists. The View VDI environment running centrally in the data center on vSphere, in concert with technologies like vShield, has significant security benefits over physical endpoints, particularly mobile laptops running natively. These benefits accrue even when both are “well-managed”.

Rethink IT: Delivering Business Innovation with Application Management A presentation at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference
A few weeks ago at the O’Reilly Velocity conference, Komal Mangtani, who heads up engineering for our Application Management business, and I co-presented VMware’s point-of-view on how applications need to be managed in the cloud era and how you can leverage the cloud to drive business agility and operational efficiency for your IT organization. Our presentation can be viewedhere.

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Accelerate Your Journey to Your Cloud with Application Modernization
Please join meon Thursday, August 16th at 8:00am PT as I talk about the Journey to full IT as a Service (ITaaS).Most people think that ITaaS stops at Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the reality of this is that simply providing a end-user portal for rapid provisioning really doesn’t help us solve the problems of legacy applications and frameworks.Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is not the end of the Journey to Your Cloud. Although IT Automation and Orchestration is critical to a successful ITaaS deployment, you need to modernize applications to make your business truly cloud ready. Application mobility is essential for business agility, simply virtualizing your J2EE stack or legacy applications isn’t enough. Join me to learn to modernize your applications for mobility and for the influx of Big Data.

VMware View Bootcamp - Mobile Secure Desktop: Cisco VXI Smart Solution
In this session we explore the complete, end-to-end architecture for the Mobile Secure Desktop, built on best of breed compute, networking, storage, security and collaboration technologies. This blueprint provides a prescriptive guide to removing the "guesswork" from delivering unified workspaces that embrace BYOD along with enterprise-grade collaboration and virtual desktops, built on a compute architecture that offers streamlined management with high performance for hundreds, to hundreds-of-thousands of users.

Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere® Deployments – new book
The Complete Guide to Planning, Deploying, and Operating High-Performance VMware vSphere 5 Virtual Infrastructure
New book by Sean Croockston (VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DCD) and Harley Stagner (VCDX 3 and VCDX 4) was released by VMware Press. The book is a guide to vSphere deployment and optimization.
In chapter 6 for example you’ll be able to see a Full case study, which explores the design from its inception to the implementation. You then explore the reasons for the design decisions along the way.

EMC – Using naviseccli to locate unused LUNs
I know I carry on like a bit of a pork chop when it comes to naviseccli – but I think some of the adulation is worth it. We’ve been trying to “reclaim storage” for a little while now (that’s code for not being allowed to spend money on additional capacity), and I’ve been looking for unused LUNs that may have been decommissioned and not unbound. To do this with naviseccli, use the getunusedluns command.

Zero Client Touch-Enabled Display Demo [Video]
Last week I blogged about my experiences using a GVISION 19?, a touch-enabled PCoIP Zero-Client LCD Display (Zero Client Touch-Enabled Display). Later on the week VMware SE Desktop Specialist, Bernie Cyplik, shared with me a video where he demonstrate how the touch enabled display could be used in a healthcare environment.

Deploying an Isolated Update Manager Download Service Architecture
SQL 2012 Client SQLCli UMDS Update Manager Download Service virtualization VMware VMware Update Manager vmware-umds -E vSphere 5 VUM
During a recent customer engagement for a Virtual Infrastructure build out I was tasked with deploying an Isolated/Air Gap Update Manager Download Service architecture. If you do not know what an isolated Update Manager Download Service is then read this article first before carrying on. I came across a few hurdles during this deployment and so i waned to create a quick reference of what I followed for my future reference and to hopefully help anyone who gets the problems I was getting during the setup

AutoLab 1.0 released
Hi everyone, it’s Alastair again with more AutoLab news.  Today we have released version 1.0 of the AutoLab which is a huge leap.  As you may have seen on my Demitasse blog the AutoLab has a sponsor, Veeam are helping make the AutoLab better.  In AutoLab 1.0 we not only have the complete vSphere lab in a box but now also the ability to add Veeam Backup and Replication and Veeam ONE into the lab. This allows evaluation testing and training on these products without deploying onto your production vSphere.

Technical Whitepaper - Secure Segmentation of Tier 1 Applications in the DMZ
VMware vShield App (vShield App) is a centrally managed, stateful, distributed virtual firewall. It protects virtual machines by placing a stateful firewall filter on every virtual network adaptor. vShield App enables simple-to-use, non-disruptive implementation of network security in VMware vSphere environments. This document focuses on the use of vShield App to secure applications in the DMZ.

VMware Switch – What is it?
Horizon Mobile running on Android Mobile Phone.
Well not exacly, because the Horizon Mobile Manager runs as a VM in the datacanter and the VMware Switch is installed on the Android phone. VMware Switch is part of the infrastructure – the client, which enables you to use the phone as a platform to run enterprise applications.
To control the groups, users and data and access to internal company’s applications, you’ll be using the Horizon Mobile Manager. The Horizon Mobile has been already demoed the first time last year at VMworld 2011 where VMware has partnered with phone maker LG.

Why use storage for VDI?
The storage technologies and vendors available on the market today have definitely evolved from simple spindle RAID groups and one tier caching mechanism available from 5 years ago. The options are so many that it’s not only difficult to understand and grasp all different technologies, but almost impossible to compare them side-by-side.

VMware View fully virtualized GPU NVIDIA VGX [VIDEO]
The team at the Dell Solution Center recorded this video that demonstrate the power of the NVIDIA VGX virtualized GPU for VDI environment. In this video the display protocol in use is PCoIP.
NVIDIA VGX uniquely addresses the user experience issues of traditional VDI by adding a fully virtualized GPU board into each of your VDI hosts. This now enables up to one hundred users to share a VGX board with GPU-accelerated VDI (GPU-VDI). The result is high responsive windows, multimedia playback, and the ability to execute enterprise applications such as AutoCAD and Photoshop without performance issues. The technology literally convert any average desktop or thin-client into a graphical performance workstation.

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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.

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The VMware Solution Exchange
Hello again everyone and welcome to my seventh post in our series The Support Outsider, a look into VMware from the point of view of an outsider (that's me), Intern Moses Masih.
This week I will use this idea to tell you about how I was able to start development in Drupal by simply downloading a pre-built virtual machine which was already fully configured and ready to develop.

Private VLAN (PVLAN) on vNetwork Distributed Switch - Concept Overview
This SlideRocket Presentation by our own Manish Patel provides a concept overview of Private VLANs. The Presentation defines what a PVLAN is and provides a diagram of how the Secondary PVLANs communicate. This presentation is also embedded in the Knowledge Base article Private VLAN (PVLAN) on vNetwork Distributed Switch - Concept Overview (1010691), which I recommend reading for the full text and definitions.

How to Purchase VMware Products
Hello again everyone and welcome to my series The Support Outsider, a look into VMware from the point of view of an outsider (me), Intern Moses Masih.

When monitoring Twitter I have often come across people asking questions about how they might buy a VMware product that they had downloaded to try out, and decided after kicking the tires, to purchase.

HOME : KB-ARTICLES
Please consider checking - http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/ regularly for new and updated KB Articles.
New Articles Published for Week Ending 8/4/12
Apache Active MQ
Implementing a more granular security level in Apache Active MQ 5.4 (2010044)
Apache Tomcat
Installing Apache Tomcat 5.5/6/7 with a multi-instance layout on Linux (2014154)
Running Apache Tomcat instance as a daemon on Linux (2014445)
Running Apache Tomcat as a Windows service (2014459)
Deploying ASF Tomcat 6.0 using multi instances layout on Windows OS (2014282)
Enabling the Tomcat 5.5 Shared Folder in Tomcat 6.0/7.0 (2009736)
Shavlik NetChk Protect
Uninstalling/reinstalling the Shavlik/VMware Remote Scheduler service on a single machine (2031752)
Patch Definitions on Patch Tuesday for Shavlik NetChk Protect (2007536)
Database upgrade failures due to SQL timeouts on large databases in Shavlik NetChk Protect (multiple versions) (2008439)
Socialcast On Premise
Updating the SSL Trusted Root Certificates for Socialcast On Premise (2031574)
Spring Framework
Integration of JSR-303 Bean Validation into Spring Framework applications (2014071)
Building the Spring Framework 3.1 from source (2014248)
VMware ESX
Upgrading VMware Tools fails with the error: No module mptscsi found for kernel x.x.xx-xx, aborting (2013593)
Updating or upgrading ESX/ESXi hosts that contain vCenter Lab Manager virtual machines (2013018)
VMware ESXi
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2032346)
SW-FCoE does not work with Cisco Nexus 1000V (2021313)
The virtual machine Summary tab reports the error: The virtual machine inventory file is damaged or unreadable (2031100)
UCS Blade loses configuration after reboot (2031315)
Software iSCSI dynamic discovery address is not retained after reboot on ESXi 5 when using Emulex OCe11100 10GbE, iSCSI UCNA HBAs (2031899)
VMware Service Manager
Changes made to the organization and location fields in the customer record details in Service Manager are not retained (2032275)
Troubleshooting checklist for VMware Service Manager 9.x (2008358)
Request Screen Set list not ordered by Name in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2008548)
'Unspecified' value is displayed in the MultiQD field in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2009633)
Request Manager is unable to Take Action on Inactive Task forwarded to Multiple Recipients in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2013754)
Negative and Decimal Numbers allowed in VMware Service Manager 9.x Portal Request (2013915)
Attempting to perform a transaction with the API fails with error: No record was found. (2013942)
VMware Service Manager 9.1 Application log error: Query 'FETCH OFFICER ALERTS' does not exist (2014388)
Forgotten Password option on Customer Portal does not supply correct password in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2006644)
TempDB on the SQL Server grows very large while upgrading VMware Service Manager 9.x (2013667)
SAM Connector Integration does not update Location field when mapped in VMware Service Manager 9.x  (2013918)
Selecting Submit Later on request configured to forward internal/external fails to forward in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2014401)
The Admin Summary - Audit Trail report in Service Manager does not filter correctly (2032406)
Upgrading from VMware Service Manager 9.0.x to 9.1.2 does not install the Escalation service (2032699)
VMware ThinApp
Scanning a ThinApp package on View Manager 4.6.x captured with ThinApp 4.7.2 fails with the error: Failed to retrieve application details from the network (2031571)
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Cannot view vCenter Configuration Manager reports in the vSphere Client using the vCM plugin (2032403)
VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator
Changing network settings in VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (2014430)
VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Running SSH commands to the ESX host from vCenter Orchestrator fails with the error: Unable to execute command InternalError: Auth fail (2031729)
VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server 5.0 install fails when the server has multiple NICs (2013894)
Creating an alarm that triggers when Storage Path Redundancy or storage connectivity is lost (2021948)
Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a fails on an Oracle database with the error: PLS-00905 STATS_ROLLUP2_PROC is invalid (2032277)
Normalized Latency and Aggregate IOPs charts show zeroes in the Performance view for datastores and datastore clusters (2018850)
Date Published: 8/1/2012
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Starting the SRM service after upgrading vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.0 Update 1 fails with the error: Registration with the local VC server is not valid (2030002)
VMware vCloud Director
Unable to deploy a vShield Edge device from vCloud Director or vShield Manager (2031353)
The Stop Action in vCloud Director reverts to Power Off when Shut Down is selected (2014876)
VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server
Starting an Apache httpd and Tomcat/tcServer as a non-root user (2010111)
VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Silent RPM Installation of vFabric Hyperic 4.6.x or earlier version fails with the error: FATAL EXCEPTION at /opt/hyperic/hyperic-hqee-installer/installer/data/setup.xml:523 (2030570)
vFabric Hyperic Server 4.5.x/4.6.x does not start after upgrade (2014245)
VMware vFabric tc Server
Running Apache Tomcat/tcServer with non-root privileges (2010091)
Apache Tomcat 6 auto-deployment fails (2013517)
Overview of logging for Apache Tomcat 5.5/6/7 (2014334)
VMware View Manager
Installing View 5.1 Security Server fails with the error: Unable to pair this Security Server with the specified Connection Server (2030607)
VMware View Client with Local Mode: How it works (2032741)
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Collecting the vSphere Storage Appliance server logs when the cluster is offline (2014713)

 

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