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From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi Everyone, I had such an awesome week last week. Firstly I hosted the 4th annual TAM Day in Brisbane for all of our TAM customers in our region. This was an entire day of awesome technical presentations, lots of food and cold drinks and of course plenty of coffee and chocolates and sweets to keep everyone happy. I had such a good day and judging by the results of the feedback form so did everyone else. I love hosting this every year and plan on doing this as long as I am allowed to.

I then flew to Sydney for our annual vForum which I think was a monumental success. Spending time with our customers in this setting makes me proud of our company and how we respect and value our customers. This is a free event with a paid area. Firstly the free event is amazing, there are loads of sessions, access to the labs and meals and other refreshments provided for 2 days, all of this is free, wow. Then there is the paid tier which is the All Access Pass (AAP). This is a great product and provides access to 3 additional session tracks specifically for our AAP delegates as well as a lounge area with wifi, coffee and food all day.

I also presented at vForum. I try and present at all of our conferences and at vForum it is my opportunity to present on the TAM program. This is a session that I am very passionate about and I hope that the participants enjoyed.

Finally after a hectic week I spent Friday in Sydney doing my VCAP-DCD exam. I will write some more on this but suffce to say that I passed which was such a relief. I am hoping to do a few other exams over the next few months as I am very keen to certify my skills and I will be encouraging my customers to do the same and possible study together.

Well I hope that your past 2 weeks have been as exciting and productive as mine. Have a wonderful week and I will chat to you again next week.

Enjoy this weeks newsletter which is a bumper after no newsletter last week.

Best Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
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New Validated ROBO Solution for EUC that Accelerates Deployments and Helps you Sell More
At VMworld EMEA, VMware launched a new fully tested and validated Branch Office Desktop solution that delivers the efficiencies and cost savings of centralization, but doesn’t assume that every desktop image must be centralized. It combines hosted virtual desktops, with image management for physical and virtual endpoints located in the branch. By supporting a spectrum of requirements through an adaptable solution that combines both approaches, we ensure the Branch-Office Desktop can be right-sized to meet the specific needs of individual branch locations and workers.

Transform Your Business to Capture a Greater Share of Customers’ IT Budget
Are you ready for your customers’ move from on-premise infrastructure towards cloud-based services? More and more, customers are seeking to move infrastructure capabilities such as email management, web traffic management and VOIP to cloud or managed services.

Partner Exchange 2013 Registration is Now Open
The cloud era offers your customers operational efficiencies and cost savings while creating new business opportunities for you. Be one of the first to hear how VMware will help you grow your cloud business by attending Partner Exchange (PEX).

Tools to Master the Software-Defined Datacenter
Power of Partnership 20/11/12 3:59 AM The VMware Partner Network Team Uncategorized
Among the many themes emerging from recent VMworld and vForum conferences, one in particular resonates: the Software-Defined Datacenter defines the path forward for IT.

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Virtual Reality: Flawed Logic Behind Microsoft’s Virtualization and Private Cloud Cost Comparisons
Microsoft has published a blog article claiming that VMware’s Cost-Per-Application Calculatoradmits VMware’s costs are higher.
VMware’s Cost-Per-Application calculator is designed to rebut Microsoft claims that Hyper-V is five to ten times cheaper. It shows that the acquisition cost with even VMware’s highest edition – vSphere Enterprise Plus is at parity with Microsoft and actually beats Microsoft for most configurations. For example, the blog shows a comparison result from the VMware calculator using servers that have 64GB RAM. A comparison using servers with 128GB RAM, the more common configuration, shows that the total cost with VMware is at parity with Microsoft.
 
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November 15, 2012 VMSA-2012-0016
VMSA-2012-0016
VMware security updates for vSphere API and ESX Service Console
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November 08, 2012 VMSA-2012-0015

 

VMSA-2012-0015

 

VMware Hosted Products and OVF Tool address security issues

 

[more]

 

 

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VMware vCenter 4.0 Update 4a Patch is available for download at:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_0

 

 

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·       November 15, 2012

 

Hitachi and VMware Expand Strategic Partnership

 

November 07, 2012

 

Socialcast® By VMware Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software

 

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TWEETS

(@VMWARETAM)

 

VMware TAM Program @VMwareTAM

vForum2012 in Sydney is done, what an awesome event, our customers are amazing and spending time talking to them was a highlight #vForum2012

 

 

VMware TAM Program @VMwareTAM

 

TAM Day 2012 in Queensland was awesome, pictures coming soon.

 

 

Mike Laverick @Mike_Laverick

 

mmm, looking at my posts on vCloud Director. Am I writing a book thru the medium of blog???

 

 

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VMworld 2012 End-User Computing Announcement Technical Reviews

 

November 28th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

Building a Compliant, Trusted Cloud in Healthcare

 

November 29th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

 

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Introducing the VMware vCenter Support Assistant Beta

 

VMware TAM Program Blog

19/09/12 6:49 AM Ryan Johnson Announcements Support

Sign-up and request access to the VMware vCenter Support Assistant beta program.

 

OVERVIEW

 

The VMware vCenter Support Assistant streamlines access and saves you time and effort by integrating the creation of VMware Technical Support Requests and the attachment of support diagnostic information within a single application.

 

 

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VMwareTV: Microsoft System Center falls short for managing VMware vSphere

 

VMware View Agent Direct-Connection Plugin Explained

 

VMware vFabric Blog: Big, Fast Data Opportunities in Mobile Applications

 

Big, Fast Data Opportunities in Mobile Applications

 

VMwareTV: VMware and the Software-Defined Datacenter

 

VMwareTV: VMware vFabric RabbitMQ Simulator

 

 

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Why Hyperic is Going to Support PostgreSQL Only As a Backend Database

 

The

next release of Hyperic is coming up soon and the biggest change is to the backend. In the next release, we will only support one database, namely

PostgreSQL. Those of you who have been with Hyperic for a while as long as I have may be surprised considering our history with PostgreSQL, but, as you read though this blog, it will start to make sense.

 

 

3 Signs Your Relational Database Must Go

 

Application and operations teams sometimes reach a point where they must upgrade the database. Whether it’s due to data growth, lack of throughput, too much downtime, the need to share data globally, adding ETLs, or otherwise, it’s never a small project. Since these projects are expensive, any recommendation requires a solid justification.  This article a) characterizes 3 signs where traditional databases hit a wall, b) explains how

vFabric SQLFire provides an advantage over traditional databases in each case, and c) should help you make a case for moving towards an

in-memory, distributed data grid based on SQL.

 

 

Why is vFabric on the CIO Agenda? Trends and Economics

 

So, why is vFabric on the CIO Agenda? In short, technology trends and basic economics.

 

In this article, we outline, provide key highlights, share the slides, and link to an on-demand, CIO.com webinar titled, “

Your business is now a software business. Now what?” In the recording, Tom Schmidt, Managing Editor at CIO.com, targets several questions to Al Sargent, Group Manager, VMware Cloud and Application Services, about how vFabric fits into the CIO agenda.

 

 

Cloud Diaries: Financial Services Company Saves 30-50% Capex & Automates 3000+ VM Deployment

 

Deploying an application automatically to over 1000 blades with 3000 to 5000 virtual machines is a big deal, particularly when a failed system can stop millions in daily revenue as is the case with large financial services company.

 

 

Application Director Community is Open & Growing

 

With the announcement at VMworld that

vFabric Application Director is now part of VMware’s vCloud Suite, the popularity of the product and usage among VMware users has grown significantly. In order to best support a group of diverse users creating cloud applications that can run on any cloud, VMware has created

a new community for Application Director users.

 

 

New Hyperic 5.0 Release Further Embeds Web Infrastructure Monitoring in VMware’s vFabric

 

It’s been 4 years and one week since we’ve changed the first number in the application version number for

vFabric Hyperic and the open source version,

Hyperic HQ.  In that time,

a lot has happened, including being

acquired by VMware. This latest release, marks the culmination of 4 years of integrating Hyperic into VMware’s processes and product lines, and establishes it as a fully integrated part of VMware’s vFabric cloud application platform.

 

 

Cloud Diaries: Turning 13 Datacenters into 6? How vFabric Application Director Helps

 

Those three words often mean a lot of things – a lot of work, a lot of change, a lot of cost savings, a lot of leadership, and a lot of coordination.  Of course, the payoff of doing it right can also be outstanding.

 

 

Preserving Cloud Application Portability – Introducing Cloud Foundry Core

 

The Cloud Foundry team is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core  -  a program designed to preserve cloud application portability.

 

In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of clouds is critical. The risks of being locked into a single cloud are substantial. Pricing, reliability, geographic location and compliance can all vary between clouds. Business requirements will evolve over time, necessitating the ability to move between clouds, whether public to private, private to public or between public cloud providers.

 

 

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How to Configure a Load Balancer Using vCloud Networking and Security Edge Device (vShield)

 

This is a follow on post from my previous article titled

How to deploy a vCloud Networking and Security Edge device. This post will show you the steps required to configure the Edge device to act as a Load Balancer. This is particularly useful if you are deploying multiple vCloud Director cells.

 

 

Another VMware Cloud: eMeter, a Siemens Business, Runs Its Hybrid Cloud on VMware

 

According to Bryan Bond, Senior Systems Administrator at eMeter, a Siemens Business,

“The biggest thing cloud has done for us is give us the elasticity that we did not have before.”Through the company’s VMware-based hybrid cloud deployment, eMeter can now easily spin up or down data center services in multiple countries, based on business demand and need.

 

 

VMware and EMC Awarded “Best Use of HPC in Financial Services” for NYSE Technologies “Community Cloud”

 

We are happy to announce VMware, in collaboration with EMC and Intel, has received the HPCwire Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Use of High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Financial Services.” The award was given based on VMware’s contribution to NYSE Euronext’s Capital Markets Community Platform, an infrastructure-as-a-service that offers a secure, cost-effective environment for hosting industry-specific applications and disaster recovery strategies.

 

 

Does Hybrid Cloud Work? Recap of 11/15 Webinar With Bluelock

 

Last week, I co-hosted “

Hybrid Cloud: 5 Stories of Success with VMware-Based Hybrid Clouds” with Bryan Bond, Senior Systems Administrator at eMeter, a Siemens Business. We kicked off the discussion by asking the question, “Why hybrid cloud?” This is a question many organizations are asking themselves today as they evaluate the best cloud solution for their business.

 

 

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The Three Step Approach to Vulnerability Management

 

I spend the majority of my time researching and talking about current threats and vulnerabilities and their subsequent countermeasures.  There are many essential components of an  IT policy for these and most people have a good handle on two of the three most important components.

 

First and foremost, an effective patch management process needs to be implemented in every organization.  As  non-Microsoft products are increasingly created and used by organizations, patching is not simply a Microsoft issue anymore.  Patching is widely considered a pro-active approach to vulnerability management.  An effective patch management process will effectively plug holes in vulnerabilities before they are exploited.  Most companies have had an effective process around operating system patching (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Unix/Linux) and now are starting to focus on application patching that may not be a part of the major software vendors commonly used today.

 

 

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Pre-Defined and Certified Solutions with Cisco UCS Servers, NexentaVSA and VMware View

 

Desktop virtualization solutions are gaining traction with small and mid-sized organizations. But many of these IT organizations are extremely lean, and don’t have additional resources to dedicate to VDI deployment, systems integration and SAN management.  In order to help simplify VDI rollouts,  Cisco, VMware, and Nexenta have teamed up to develop a set of integrated solutions that are also fully validated under the VMware Rapid Desktop Program.

 

 

Solved! VMFS File Locking in VMware View 5.1 – All You Wanted to Know

 

Ever wonder why VMware View would support more than eight hosts in an ESX cluster?

 

Wonder no more. VMware View 5.1 now supports up to 32 hosts in an ESX cluster!  That is provided a NFS data store is specified for linked clone replica creation.   Since more than eight hosts can now be used in an ESX cluster, VMware View 5.1 makes desktop consolidation even more efficient than ever before.

 

 

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Using Storage Profiles with vCloud Director

 

As a provider of public cloud services, it is very desirable to establish multiple tiers of service that can be delivered to customers.  This helps in the establishment of pricing models and extends choices to the customers for performance.  Private cloud administrators have the same need, though for a slightly different reason.  Instead of using service tiers to establish a payment model, private cloud admins use service tiers to more effectively allocate resources to the organizations within the enterprise.

 

 

Auto Deploy Host Booting From Wrong Image Profile

 

A common Auto Deploy issue I come across is:  “I just added a new image profile and updated the rules on the Auto Deploy server, but when I reboot my vSphere hosts they still boot from the old image”.

 

 

vCloud Suite – VSA 5.1 Cluster Service Consideration & Successful Deployment Series – Part 2

 

The second installment of the series is based around a topic for which I’ve received a few questions about lately. The installation of VSA Cluster Service onto an operating system platform other than Windows. As previously mentioned in part one of this series, the VSA Cluster Services is supported on two different Linux distribution which are RHEL and SLES.

 

 

What is Software Defined Storage? A VMware TMM Perspective

 

I’m posting this from a train which is currently hurtling its way across the middle of Ireland. I’m on my way to meet our friends at NetApp, whose Insight conference takes place in Dublin this week. We’ll be catching up later to talk about many of the storage previews and visions announced at VMworld 2012. Most of you will know by now that the vast majority of my posts are technical in nature. In this post I will be taking a slightly different slant, and try to explain one of the new concepts VMware has around storage. Some of you who have been following the announcements at VMworld will have heard the references to software defined datacenter. An integral part of this vision is software defined storage. So what exactly is that? I wanted to use this post to share some of what we at VMware envision to be software defined storage.

 

 

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Evaluation Videos

 

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) was introduced with vSphere 5.1. VDP is ideally suited to protect small environments with enterprise-class backup and de-duplication technology. Each VDP virtual appliance scales up to 2TB of de-duplicated storage or 100 protected VMs and leverages EMC Avamar’s variable-length de-duplication algorithm to deliver de-duplication rates as high as 99%.

 

 

Auto Deploy Adding Host to vCenter Using IP

 

I’ve recently had several people report that Auto Deploy is adding new hosts to their vCenter inventory using the IP address and not the fully qualified hostname.

 

This happens if you don’t have reverse DNS look up configured for your vSphere hosts.  When Auto Deploy adds a new host to the vCenter inventory it does a reverse DNS lookup on the management IP to determine the host’s Fully Qualified Hostname (FQHN).  If the look up succeeds the host gets added using the FQHN, it it fails the host gets added using the management IP.

 

 

Setting up vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Edge Firewall

 

VMware vCloud Networking and Security Edge is part of the vCloud Networking and Security solution and provides network edge security and gateway services such as DHCP, VPN, NAT, Firewall and Load Balancing. In an earlier post

here, I described how to deploy SNAT and DNAT using Edge and briefly touched upon the firewall capabilities. In this blog, I will go through firewall capabilities of Edge in detail.

 

 

vCloud Suite – VSA 5.1 Remote Office/Brach Office Consideration & Successful Deployment Series – Part 3

 

The third installment of this blog series is based on the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) 5.1 and the support of remote office/branch office (ROBO) use case. With the release of VSA 5.1 VMware introduced the support and capability for the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) to centrally manage implementation across Remote Office/Brach Office (ROBO). This a compelling solution for customers that are required to manage, operate, and maintain ROBO type of environments. Some of the core benefits provided by the VSA are based around the most essential requirements for any business:

 

 

vSphere 5.1 – VDS New Features – BPDU Filter

 

As you might know by now, with the release of vSphere 5.1, VMware has enhanced vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) operationally as well as functionally. I talked about the new features briefly in the

what’s new paper and also posted

evaluation videos on some of the key features. In the next couple of weeks, I am planning to post more technical details about some of these new features. Since there were lots of questions around the new BPDU filter feature, I thought I will address that in this post.

 

 

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ThinApp Factory

 

The ThinApp Factory is a virtual appliance that brings centralized administration and automation to the process of creating virtualized Windows applications with VMware ThinApp technology.

 

 

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Virtualize Business Critical Applications Blog: Update on Virtualizing Java

 

Whether a custom Java application or third-party vendor application, all virtualize relatively easily. Often our customers notice improvements in performance and scalability when moving to a virtualized platform. Java application clusters are known to contain many instances that require increased managment when on a physical infrastructure. Many of our customers look for consolidation opportunities while improving performance and scalability. The prime reason for virtualizing Java applications these days is the ability to reduce the JVM instance sprawl that many administrators dread—and have to consolidate through virtualization in order to keep the scale manageable and feasible. Many of our customers have virtualized IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, JBoss, and Tomcat. In the last three years, virtualization of Java applications has become mainstream, as seen with many of our customer accounts.

 

 

VMware Hands On Labs Blog: Taking the Hands on Labs Online Portal for a Test Drive……..

 

We are very excited about bringing online our Hands on Labs Portal and wanted to give our early users a quick tour and some helpful tips to make your experience much easier and most of all fun for you….

 

A little bit about the Hands on Lab Portal…

 

 

Virtualize Business Critical Applications Blog: Update on Virtualizing Sharepoint

 

Because SharePoint encourages rapid growth and “viral” proliferation, user goals may conflict with the ability of the IT staff to deliver the desired services when needed within budgetary and manpower constraints. Flexibility is extremely valuable during this early period. If rapid growth and evolution can be supported at realistic costs, SharePoint can become an important tool to rapidly increase everyday productivity. vSphere facilitates this capability, allowing organizations to leverage the benefits of SharePoint on a pay-as-you-go basis. Because high availability features are inherent to the vSphere platform, these can be leveraged on demand. By virtualizing SharePoint, the common problems of deploying a complex, high-growth IT service are alleviated, allowing resources to be spent on maximizing the value of the tool in routine business practice.

 

 

VMware ThinApp Blog: Windows 8 Support with VMware ThinApp 4.7.3

 

On behalf of VMware, I’d like to announce that we have released version 4.7.3 of VMware ThinApp.  The big headline for this release is enabling ThinApp packages to run across the broadest spectrum of operating systems from Windows XP to the recently released Windows 8.  We’ve also updated the

ThinApp Factory Fling to include the 4.7.3 runtime so that you can automagically package with the most current ThinApp version. Lastly, the ThinApp SDK has been rev’d to keep up with those of you creating some integrated offerings or just streamlining the registration of ThinApp packages. (see other blog entries about how to use the SDK)

 

 

Virtualize Business Critical Applications Blog: SAP HANA on VMware vSphere

 

SAP announced today that VMware vSphere is now supported and is the preferred way to virtualize SAP’s high performance HANA database.  This is great news for customers of both VMware and SAP and opens new options for deployment and management of HANA.  This new announcement follows the 2011 announcement by SAP and VMware  that virtualization is a best practice for running SAP and that VMware is the preferred virtualization partner to deploy SAP applications for x86.  It demonstrates the strong partnership between the companies and their desire to offer customers compelling solutions by supporting the combination of their leading edge software.

 

 

Office of the CTO Blogs: Consistent Auditing in the Cloud Era

 

With the growth of cloud computing and the increase of customers deploying workloads in hybrid clouds, having the ability to audit information in a standard way across multiple cloud platforms has come to the forefront. The good news is that a lot of work has already been done in this area. The DMTF addressed this need with a new initiative

launched last year that looks at the ability to create open standards to federate and expose auditing data for cloud consumers. While it’s still early, I expect that over time this direction will give cloud consumers more confidence that their data is safe and that they’re getting what they paid for.

 

 

Virtualize Business Critical Applications Blog: Update on Virtualizing SQL

 

SQL is one of the most widely deployed database platforms in the world, with many organizations having dozens or even hundreds of instances deployed in their environments. In SQL Server 2012, vMotion of SQL workloads is unlimited with Software Assurance (SA) and prohibited without SA (i.e. customer must license the origin and target host to accommodate the vMotion). In SQL 2008, vMotion of SQL workloads is unlimited with SA and limited to once every 90 days without SA. This limitation is a Microsoft licensing limitation, not a technical limitation.

 

 

Virtualize Business Critical Applications Blog: Update on Virtualizing Exchange

 

Email has become one of the most critical applications in an organization’s IT infrastructure. Organizations increasingly rely on messaging tools for individual and organizational effectiveness. As a result, messaging administrators face a constant challenge as they continually seek to manage the conflicting demands of availability, agility, and cost.

 

 

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Dell EqualLogic MasterClass 2012 – Part 1

 

This is the first of three posts covering the Dell EqualLogic MasterClass that I recently attended. This was a free training event and, while I haven’t deployed or used EQL gear since 2009, I thought it would be worthwhile going along to refresh my memory and see what’s new.

 

 

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP5-IaaS Objective 3

 

On the 6th of November 2012 Larus Hjartarson presented on Objective 3 of the VCP5-IaaS blueprint for the EMEA vBrownbag

 

 

A Daemon's VIB - Part 2 (Building a software package for VMware ESXi)

 

Part 2: Service configuration and startup This is the second part of the "Daemon's VIB" series about building a software package for ESXi, using the example of the ProFTPD Offline Bundle that I recently released. In the first part I explained how to get (or create yourself) suitable binaries for ESXi. In this part I will focus on what is necessary    a) to make the service start up automatically

 

 

Want to do some VMware Hands-on Labs but don’t have the kit?

 

Those who have visited VMworld and done a couple of labs know how awesome these are. Recently VMware

announced that the VMware Hands-On Labs (HoL) would be made available online. You had the option to

register for the beta and last week they announced the

public beta was opened! On twitter some early reports are already popping up and judging by the comments people are loving it.

 

 

vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive only $17.95, limited time!

 

Frank and I decided to put the

vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive (paper copy) up for sale for only $ 17.95. This is a

limited time offer (21st of December), so if you want to get yourself, your friend-husband-father-kids or even grandmother a nice present be quick.

 

 

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager – How to install in a lab

 

Managing several hypervisors through a single pane of glass, that’s something that quite expected today, and it seems that VMware has reacted by publishing new plugin for VMware vSphere 5.1 called

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager Plugin (MHM). This plugin can get installed on the new vSphere Windows client only.

 

 

Free Elearning Course - VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 Fundamentals

 

The SRM Essentials free elearning (self-paced, 3 Hours) training course equips experienced VMware vSphere administrators with the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.1. This elearning also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge to assist in disaster planning and test disaster recovery plans with SRM. This course introduces different storage replication options and focuses on vSphere Replication.

 

 

The enterprise journey to the vCloud

 

There are many interesting articles about building a Cloud platform using

vCloud director, creating network pools, preparing hosts and ensuring your allocation settings are correct. All good stuff for vAdmins.

 

 

PCoIP Bandwidth Calculator and Settings Guideline

 

Teradici’s PCoIP display protocol provides real-time delivery with high fidelity desktop experience for VMware View virtual desktops. To ensure a responsive desktop, the PCoIP protocol must be deployed across a properly architected virtual desktop network infrastructure that meets bandwidth, QoS, latency, jitter, and packet loss requirements.

 

 

VMware Innovate magazine edition available for download!

 

Internally at VMware we have this cool magazine called “Innovate”. I am part of the team which is responsible for VMware Innovate. I noticed this tweet from Julia Austin and figured I would share it with all of you. This specific edition is about RADIO 2012, which is a VMware R&D innovation offsite. (So looking forward to RADIO 2013!)

 

 

VMware SRM SSL Certificate Problems After Applying Microsoft Security Patch

 

Microsoft recently issued a security advisory and a patch that blocks any certificates with a key length less than 1024 bits. This has impacted a wide variety of systems including VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 and below. This article will provide you a way to quickly regenerate the self-signed SRM certificates.

 

 

Oversubscribtion of resources in VMware vSphere – any best practices? Yes

 

Best Practices for Oversubscribing of CPU, Memory and Storage in VMware vSphere environments.

 

New document which explains all about oversubscribtion. When managing VMware vSphere environments, you can easily oversubscribe memory, CPU or disk resources. But meaning that is easy to do does not mean that it’s the best for your infrastructure.

 

 

vCenter Server 5.1 Required Ports

 

If you’re setting up an environment where you have to deal with firewalling and lots of security, it might be useful to have all the necessary ports that are required for vCenter server 5.1 listed somewhere.

 

At first there will be all the required ports for vCenter server running on Windows system, and then bellow there will be required ports for vCenter server applicance 5.x as well. I hope you will find it useful.

 

 

Engineers Unplugged: Be Kind to Your Protocol

 

During VMworld Barcelona Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) from Cisco asked me and Chuck Hirstius (@remexus) to talk during few minutes about any subject. Here is our pitch on PCoIP deployment.

 

 

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming - Setting up your development environment

 

This video is the first in a 3-part video series entitled "Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming" which will provide some insights as well as some deep-dive training and step-by-step demonstrations and examples of how you can setup a platform for developing your own solutions for the vSphere Web Client.

 

 

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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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Socialized content & learning

 

My daughter recently completed her first school project. Images, text, animation & video, all referenced on-line and compiled into a slide-show, and handed to the teacher on a USB key. Compared to my recollection of doing school projects, which involved a large piece of card, a stack of felt tipped pens, rulers, glue, scissors, and an awful lot of…

 

 

Free Book Excerpt: “Workflow-Fu” with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

 

Here’s another great book excerpt from our friends at VMware Press. This time we’re sampling

Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator by Cody Bunch.

 

 

FREE VMware View Instructional Videos

 

FREE training videos

on VMware View release today.  These short instructional videos provide an overview and then a demonstration installing and configuring for:

-                              View Connection Server

-                              View Composer

-                              Persona Management

-                              Floating Linked Clones and Dedicated Linked Clones

-                              Windows, Mac, and iPad VMware View Client

Security Server

 

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- VMWARE SUPPORT INSIDER

My VMware Improvements

VMware will be adding new features and functionality to My VMware very soon. These enhancements are the direct result of feedback and requests from customers. Read on for highlights of the new features.

 

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming – Setting up your development environment

 

As promised in last week’s

post, here is the first  installment in a 3-part video series entitled

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming which will provide some insights as well as some deep-dive training and step-by-step demonstrations and examples of how you can setup a platform for developing your own solutions for the vSphere Web Client.

 

 

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming – Creating User Interface extensions

 

Here is the second installment in our 3-part video series entitled

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming which will provide some insights as well as some deep-dive training and step-by-step demonstrations and examples of how you can setup a platform for developing your own solutions for the vSphere Web Client.

 

 

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming – User Interface and Data Services

 

 

This video is the third in our 3-part video series entitled “

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming” which will provide some insights as well as some deep-dive training and step-by-step demonstrations and examples of how you can setup a platform for developing your own solutions for the vSphere Web Client.

 

 

Migrating virtual machines with Raw Device Mappings (RDMs)

 

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the US today, we have a new presentation, which we have incorporated into one of our very popular KB articles:

Migrating virtual machines with Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) (1005241).

 

 

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster – Uniform vs Non-Uniform

 

Last week I presented in Belgium at the quarterly VMUG event in Brussels. We did a Q&A and got some excellent questions. One of them was about vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) solutions and more explicitly about Uniform vs Non-Uniform architectures. I have written extensively about this in the

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster whitepaper but realized I never blogged that part. So although this is largely a repeat of what I wrote in the white paper I hope it is still useful for some of you.

 

 

Change IP address of VMware vCloud Cell

 

For an existing environment I had to change the VLAN and IP address that was used on the VMware vCloud 5.1 Cell. In

VMware KB 1028657 is written how to change the IP address in the database and in the vCloud Cell config, but there is no mention of how to do this at Linux level. This post will show you the whole process.

 

 

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Please consider checking -

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/ regularly for new and updated KB Articles.

 

OEM Authorized Support Providers Partner monthly Support Report (2038743) Date Published: 11/14/2012

 

VMware Data Recovery

Synchronizing the VDR appliance with an NTP server (1019539) Date Published: 11/14/2012

 

VMware ESX

VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201211001 (2036254) Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211402-SG: Updates bind-libs and bind-utils RPMs (2036262) Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211405-SG: Updates nss and nspr libraries (2036268) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Unable to install ESXi/ESX on Dell R510 with PERC S300 controller (2007524) Date Published: 11/14/2012

ESX 4.0 fails to initialize USB during boot (2011949) Date Published: 11/16/2012

ESX/ESXi 4.1 host takes a long time to reconnect to vCenter Server after a reboot (2012050) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Enabling the SSD option on SSD based disks/LUNs that are not detected as SSD by default (2013188) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Determining if a VMware Tools upgrade requires a reboot of a Windows guest operating system (2015163) Date Published: 11/13/2012

Windows guests running .Net 2.0 applications fail periodically when running on ESX/ESXi 4.1 on AMD systems (2004129) Date Published: 11/14/2012

VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211401-SG: Updates VMkernel, CIM, Tools, and others (2036261) Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211403-BG: Updates ipmi-ipmi-si-drv driver (2036263) Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211406-BG: Updates net-e1000e driver (2036269) Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201211407-SG: Updates expat, python, and python-libs (2036271) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Cannot power on a virtual machine located in an NFS datastore (2037507) Date Published: 11/15/2012

 

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 4.1 Patch ESXi410-201211401-SG: Updates Firmware (2036273) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Using vSphere Auto Deploy to create a vCloud Networking and Security Stateless ESXi image (2036701) Date Published: 11/12/2012

Creating a local VMFS datastore after a fresh installation of ESXi 5.0 fails with the error: Error during the configuration of the host:Failed to update the disk partition information (2037192) Date Published: 11/15/2012

vMotion of Windows virtual machine fails at 63% with the error: Source detected that destination failed to resume (2015595) Date Published: 11/14/2012

RDM with a size superior to 2 TB reported as invalid disk from the Windows 2003 Guest OS (2034200) Date Published: 11/14/2012

LSI SAS HBA is unable to see the LUNs after upgrading to ESXi 5.x (2034740) Date Published: 11/12/2012

ESXi 5.1 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen when powering on a virtual machine with a PCI passthru device (2039030) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (featuring Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform) (2039406) Date Published: 11/12/2012

Large Packet loss at Guest OS level on the VMXNet3 vNIC in ESXi 4.x / 5.x (2039495) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Cannot communicate over a Virtual Distributed Switch Uplink if its name has more than 31 characters (2038953) Date Published: 11/15/2012

VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201211001 (2036257) Date Published: 11/16/2012

VMware ESXi 4.1 Patch ESXi410-201211402-BG: Updates VMware tools (2036274) Date Published: 11/16/2012

ESXi host does not retain Active Directory membership after a reboot (2005012) Date Published: 11/14/2012

When upgrading, vCenter Server attempts to upgrade the vpxa agent on ESX/ESXi hosts a second time (2035759) Date Published: 11/15/2012

SSH connection after upgrading to ESXi 5.0 fails with the auth.log error: Could not load host key (2010607) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Configuring HA on an ESXi 5.x host fails with the error: Cannot install the vCenter agent service. Unknown installer error (2032101) Date Published: 11/12/2012

Creating a quiesced snapshot in Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 fails with the error: Snapshot guest failed (2034002) Date Published: 11/15/2012

Data corruption when using VMware ESXi 5.x with VAAI hardware accelerated VMFS data movement enabled on IBM System Storage DCS3700, DS3512, and DS3524 Storage Controllers (2039608) Date Published: 11/15/2012

 

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 5 repeatedly prompts for the license key (2038051) Date Published: 11/12/2012

 

VMware Service Manager

Rules in conditional branches within Service Manager are executed even when the conditional branch is already closed (2035653) Date Published: 11/15/2012

The Manage CMDB Task in Service Manager fails with a Permission Denied error (2031368) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Bullet points are positioned incorrectly in the VMware Service Manager Customer portal (2039115) Date Published: 11/12/2012

After rating/commenting on a Knowledge Base article in the Service Manager Customer portal, the screen refreshes and all formatting is lost (2039443) Date Published: 11/14/2012

‘Only when blank’ option unavailable for Model and Manufacturer in the integration mapping in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039456) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Removing an SLA applied to a call after the call is saved in VMware Service Manager 7.x / 8.x. / 9.x (2031104) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Troubleshooting a performance problem in Service Manager (vSM) (2033938) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Using a Multi QD widget in a Service Manager form causes display issues with screen width and height (2035647) Date Published: 11/15/2012

When reviewing a closed Service Manager request that is reopened via the API, the request appears as closed (2038750) Date Published: 11/16/2012

The Equal & Below parameter for CMDB Item Type does not work in the Service Manager IPK Statistics – Top Ten CMDB report (2039114) Date Published: 11/12/2012

Configuration Portability does not import all configuration information for Customer Survey in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2039446) Date Published: 11/14/2012

 

VMware ThinApp

Virtualized Internet Explorer 8.0 captured on an operating system version earlier than Windows Vista fails to start on Windows 8 (2038758) Date Published: 11/13/2012

 

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)

Performing a command-line upgrade of the vCenter Operations 5.0 Appliance (2031783) Date Published: 11/16/2012

 

VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Logging in to vCenter Orchestrator using SSO fails with the error: Failed trying to retrieve token: ns0:RequestFailed: Delegate is invalid (2039229) Date Published: 11/12/2012

Logging in to vCenter Orchestrator with SSO fails if the System Domain is not in the list of Default Domains (2039317) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Registering vCenter Orchestrator with a vCenter Single Sign On server which contains a large number of groups might cause issues (2039478) Date Published: 11/16/2012

 

VMware vCenter Server

vCenter Server Search function fails with error: A connection failure occurred (2012215) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Applying a host profile fails with the error: Resource group host/user/pool<id> not found on system (2017951) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Changing the vCenter Inventory Service HTTP port from Port 10080 to another port in vCenter Server (2031371) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Plugins installed in the vSphere Client connected to vCenter Server 5.0 do not support shortcuts or copy and paste functions (2034372) Date Published: 11/12/2012

Logging in to vSphere Client 5.1 fails with the error: The server took too long to respond (2038918) Date Published: 11/14/2012

vCenter Server shows ESXi 5.0 host with Lockdown Mode enabled even though it is not enabled (2017394) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Joining an ESXi host to a domain and specifying an authentication proxy IP fails with the error: The specified vSphere Authentication proxy server is not reachable, or has denied access to the service (2031477) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Storage Monitoring Service fails to start (2039067) Date Published: 11/15/2012

Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 fails with the error: Error 29107. The service or solution user is already registered. (2035940) Date Published: 11/15/2012

 

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

vCenter Server Appliance fails with the error: FATAL: remaining connection slots are reserved for non-replication superuser connections (2039381) Date Published: 11/14/2012

 

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Using customized SSL key integrating the FQN in Site Recovery Manager 5.x results in error: The host name in the Subject Alternative name of the provided certificate does not match the SRM host name. (2039269) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Protection and recovery of virtual machines when LUN replication is from one or more arrays on the protected site to one or more arrays on the DR site (2012287) Date Published: 11/13/2012

 

VMware vCenter Update Manager

Update Manager fails to update some hosts with an Unknown Error (2012244) Date Published: 11/16/2012

 

VMware vCloud Automation Center

VMware vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x error: Service cannot be started. (2037812) Date Published: 11/15/2012

Valid Custom Property value for Infrastructure.Admin.MachineOU in VMware vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x / 5.1.x (2037822) Date Published: 11/15/2012

Installing vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x / 5.1.x components fail with error: Access is denied. (2037946) Date Published: 11/15/2012

vSphere Agents is very slow when data collecting in VMware vCloud Automation Center (2038449) Date Published: 11/16/2012

Performing a data collection in vCloud Automation Center fails with the error: The DELETE statement conflicted with the REFERENCE constraint (2038987) Date Published: 11/12/2012

 

VMware vCloud Director

Resetting an Organization network fails with error: Invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted (2020827) Date Published: 11/16/2012

 

VMware vCloud Usage Meter

Resetting the vCloud Usage Meter root password (2034008) Date Published: 11/12/2012

 

VMware View Manager

The Connect USB Device menu in the View Client displays the message: Desktop Initializing… (2039429) Date Published: 11/14/2012

Connecting to a View Desktop using PCoIP fails with a black screen (2039529) Date Published: 11/16/2012

 

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From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi everyone, next week is my busiest week of the year. On Monday I will be hosting our Queensland TAM customes for our annual TAM Day. This is something I look forward to more than any other day when I get to thank our most valued customers who are part of the TAM program. This year we have an entire day af awesome food, the obligatory fresh brewed coffee and of course amazing sessions covering everything from our end user computing solutions through to the latest vCloud and security suites.

Straight after TAM Day I will be off to vForum in Sydney, this is another event that I wait the entire year for and really enjoy. It is the one time of the year I am able to discuss VMware with many different types of organisations both large and small and find the conversations that I have during this event with our passionate customers to be stimulating.

Whether you are a TAM Customer in Brisbane, coming to TAM Day or a VMware customer going to vForum I wish you a successful and fun week and encourage you to take the opportunity to meet the VMware team at each of these events.

**New!! Subscribing to Patch/Maintenance Alerts** To receive an email alert as soon as a patch or maintenance release becomes available, please subscribe via the following link on the Support home page: http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/subscription

Please note that there will be no newsletter next week but I promise a bumper wrap up the following week after vForum.

Best Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
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-       TAM DAY BRISBANE 2012 is on Monday
-       vForum Sydney is on Wednesday and Thursday
-       vForum TAM Lunch is on Thursday
 
HOME : PARTNER
VPN Launches VMware Partner News Blog
We are excited to announce the new VMware Partner News Blog, a daily digest of the news you need from the VMware Partner Network that is searchable by function, region, product, partner type and more. This new blog will also be a great tool for you to use as a reference as it shows all of the top news and updates in a consistent and archived format.
Each article will be tagged by the following categories so you can find the content that uniquely fits your needs:

VMware Zimbra 8.0: Messaging & Collaboration for the Post-PC Era
Have you had a chance to explore the new release of VMware Zimbra 8.0?  With more than 85 million paid mailboxes worldwide, Zimbra offers the most innovative messaging and collaboration experience available today. Built on the strength of VMware’s cloud expertise, Zimbra offers organizations of all sizes the option to deploy a browser-based email solution in a private or public cloud.

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Join Thousands of IT Professionals at vForum 2012
The most important annual event in the virtualization, cloud and end-user computing calendar is here. vForum 2012 is your chance to get up-to-date on all that’s happening with the latest technology and its applications to transform IT and your business.
VMware executives and industry leaders discuss the latest technology and trends
Learn in more than 75 Sessions and build your technical skills through the Hands-on Labs
Engage with the many IT organisations showcasing the latest virtualization, cloud and end-user computing solutions

When:
Wednesday and Thursday
14 & 15 November 2012
Where:
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Exhibition Hall 5.

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Sessions List - http://tinyurl.com/8mdsqyj

HOME : SECURITY-ADVISORIES
Prelim:
VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0015
Synopsis:    VMware Hosted Products and OVF Tool address security issues
Issue date:  2012-11-08
Updated on:  2012-11-08 (initial advisory) CVE number:  CVE-2012-5458, CVE-2012-5459 and CVE-2012-3569

October 4, 2012 VMSA-2012-0014
VMSA-2012-0014
VMware vCenter Operations, CapacityIQ, and Movie Decoder security updates
[more]

HOME : PATCH-NOTIFICATION
VMware vCenter 4.0 Update 4a Patch is available for download at:https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_0

 

HOME : PRESS-RELEASES
·  November 07, 2012
Socialcast® By VMware Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software
·  October 31, 2012
Study Shows IT and Business Professionals are Finding Business Advantages in Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
·  October 31, 2012
Study Shows IT and Business Professionals are Finding Business Advantages in Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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(@VMWARETAM)
VMware TAM Program @VMwareTAM
Monday is TAM Day in Brisbane, looking forward to seeing my TAM customers there

VMware TAM Program @VMwareTAM
vForum in Sydney is just days away, are your registered, it's going to be awesome

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CourseDateRegister
VMware View: Design Best Practices [V5.1]12 Dec - 14 Dec
http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?ui=www_edu&course=154748
VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]
17 Dec - 20 Dec
http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?ui=www_edu&course=140703
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]
17 Dec - 21 Dec
http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?ui=www_edu&course=131647

 

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Big, Fast, Flexible Data with Cloud Delivery

 

November 13th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

VMware vSphere 5.1 QuickStart Series Part 2: vCenter Server 5.1 What's New

 

November 14th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

Getting Started with Virtualization on the VMware Platform–Fast, Easy and Efficient

 

November 15th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

VMworld 2012 End-User Computing Announcement Technical Reviews

 

November 28th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

Building a Compliant, Trusted Cloud in Healthcare

 

November 29th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

 

 

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TAM Day 2012  Brisbane

 

Are you a TAM Customer in Brisbane, watch out for your invite to TAM Day 2012, coming soon!

 

 

vForum Sydney 2012 – TAM Day Lunch – Agenda (Register via your TAM)

 

12:30pm:Registration (foyer, Level 2)
Welcome and introduction by Mike Walshe, TAM Program Manager, VMware APJ
12:45pm:Steve Herrod, CTO and Sr VP of R&D, VMware Inc.
1:20pm:Neal Mueller, Product Marketing Manager, VMware Inc.
1:45pm:Q&A
1:55pm:Close

 

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TV

VMwareTV: VMware SMB Podcast Interview with John White -- Disaster Recovery

VMwareTV: Whats New in PowerCLI 5.1 - Datastore Clusters

VMwareTV: Oracle Virtualization: Benefits and Perceived Barriers

VMwareTV: Advantages of Virtualizing Business Critical Enterprise Applications

VMwareTV: Advantages and Overcoming Perceived Barriers of Virtualizing SAP

VMwareTV: How to Virtualize SAP on VMware

VMwareTV: Gartner Research Recommends Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange

VMwareTV: Virtualize Business Critical Oracle Apps on VMware

VMwareTV: VMware vFabric Application Director drag and drop interface

VMwareTV: VMware at Cornerstone Community Bank

VMwareTV: CARCO Group, Inc. and VMware

VMwareTV: BFL CANADA Transforms Business through VMware Virtualization

 

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vFabric Data Director supports Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop, Postgres – Accelerates database virtualization and Big Data adoption

 

Virtualization continues to be one of the top priorities for CIOs. As the share of virtualized workloads approaches 60%, the enterprise is looking at database and big data workloads as the next target. Their goal is to realize the virtualization benefits with the plethora of relational database sprawling in their data centers. With the increasing popularity of analytic workloads on Hadoop, virtualization presents a fast and efficient way to get started with existing infrastructure, and scale the data dynamically as needed.

 

 

Application Director Beta Open To Public

 

Due to popular request by customers and the field since the

VMworld announcement making vFabric Application Director to be part of the vCloud Suite, VMware is opening the beta program for the next release of

vFabric Application Director to the public. Both current or potential customers are invited to try beta the latest version of VMwares innovative application provisioning software that was showcased at VMworld and saved VMware own internal IT organization up to

90% in time to provision and 30% of the cost.

 

 

Webcast: Big, Fast, Flexible Data with Cloud Delivery

 

As we’ve

previously covered, data growth is quite unbelievable, and this means traditional database models are being stretched. On

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM PST, VMware’s Joe Russell will be presenting on several topics related to

Big, Fast, Flexible Data and how VMWare’s key data management technologies help companies overcome some of the key challenges with traditional RDBMS.

 

 

Buying vSphere or vCloud? Get a Free vFabric Suite Advanced License

 

As most followers of this blog know,

vFabric Suite is a lightweight, scalable, integrated middleware suite for on-site or cloud-based data-intensive custom applications. It is the best Cloud Application Platform for running Spring/Java on virtualized infrastructure. This free license is worth checking out for a myriad of reasons – for example, you can:

 

 

Spring Framework 3.2 RC1 released

 

Dear Spring community, I'm pleased to announce that the first Spring Framework 3.2 release candidate is now available. This generation of the core framework is a straightforward next step after last year's Spring Framework 3.1, continuing several well-established themes. Key features in Spring Framework 3.2 include: * A new Gradle-based framework build, making it easier

Read more...

 

A Groovy DSL For Spring Integration

 

Spring Integration implements Enterprise Integration Patterrns using the Spring programming model to enable messaging in Spring-based applications. Spring Integration also provides integration with external systems using declarative adapters supporting jms, http, amqp, tcp, ftp(s), smtp, and so on. Currently, configuring message flows is primarily done via Spring XML and Spring Integration supports several namespaces to

Read more...

 

Spring Framework 3.2 RC1: New Testing Features

 

As Juergen Hoeller mentioned in his post announcing the release of Spring Framework 3.2 RC1, the Spring Team has introduced some exciting new features in terms of testing support. Most importantly, we've added first-class support for testing web applications. [1]       Please note: this is a cross post from my Swiftmind company blog. In this post

Read more...

 

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New Study Shows Growth of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Adoption

 

While security is still cited as a concern when it comes to public cloud adoption,

a recent study of 243 IT and business professionals, conducted by analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), suggests that many companies are beginning to feel more comfortable with the public cloud, as they move beyond the test and development phase of their public cloud deployments.

 

 

Does Hybrid Cloud Work? Learn From Five Successful Enterprise Companies in This Free Webinar

 

Hybrid cloud strategy can feel like a lot to take on in addition to managing your company’s private cloud, handling ongoing requests and trying to keep the business happy by keeping costs down but providing more in return.

 

 

vCloud Director *(Any) Storage Profile

 

I recently posted an article about

Architecting Storage Offering for vCloud Director 5.1. In the article I discussed new architecture considerations for the latest version of vCloud Director.

 

 

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VMware Security Note

 

Today, Nov. 4, 2012, our security team became aware of the public posting of VMware ESX source code dating back to 2004. This source code is related to the source code posted publicly on April 23, 2012. (For reference:

April 24, 2012 and

May 3, 2012). It is possible that more related files will be posted in the future. We take customer security seriously and have engaged our VMware Security Response Center to thoroughly investigate.

 

 

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Which vSphere client should I use and when?

 

With the release of vSphere 5.1 comes a new primary administration tool for managing your VMware vSphere 5.x environments, the vSphere Web Client. While the new web client has been given feature parity with that of previous vSphere Desktop Clients; the new features released with vSphere 5.1 are only managed via the vSphere Web Client.
To help understand the functionality of each client, below lists the new features that are only available via the web client and several features that remain available only in the desktop client. If a feature is not listed then that functionality is available in both the vSphere Web Client and the vSphere Desktop Client.

 

 

NAT deployment using vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Edge

 

VMware vCloud Networking and Security virtualizes networks and security to create efficient, agile, and extensible logical constructs that meet the performance and scale requirements of virtualized datacenters.  vCloud Networking and Security Edge is part of the vCloud Networking and Security solution and provides network edge security and gateway services.  Edge connects isolated (stub) networks to shared (uplink or external) networks by providing common gateway services such as DHCP, VPN, NAT, and Load Balancing. Also an Edge can be used to interconnect internal networks for isolation and routing with no uplink and or external access.  Common deployments of Edge include the DMZ, VPN Extranets, and multi-tenant Cloud environments where the Edge provides perimeter security and L4 to L7 services for Virtual Datacenters (VDCs).

 

 

VMware Remote Console (VMRC) 5.1 SDK Download Now Available!

 

The latest release of VMRC 5.1 SDK now provides support for both vSphere 5.1 as well as vCloud Director 5.1:

 

The VMRC SDK allows you to use a Web-based application to connect to a vCenter- or vCloud Director-managed virtual machine and access that virtual machine’s console in a browser window. You can interact with the virtual machine console input and screen. You can also use the VMRC SDK to manage virtual and physical device connections on a vCenter-managed virtual machine.

 

 

vSphere Inventory Searching and Tagging

 

With the release of vSphere 5.1, many new features were added and I really like some of the new search capabilities which can be great timesavers when administering a vSphere environment.

 

 

vCloud Suite – VSA 5.1 Cluster Service Considerations & Successful Deployments Series – Part 1

 

The new vSphere Storage Appliance 5.1 (VSA) introduced a great deal of new enhancements and capabilities to address the needs and use cases of small business (SMB) and adjacent markets such as remote office/branch office (ROBO). One particular enhancement I will cover as the first part of this blog series is the new VSA Cluster Service and its consideration for successful deployments.

 

 

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I/O Analyzer

VMware I/O Analyzer is a virtual appliance solution, which provides a simple and standardized way of measuring storage performance in VMware vSphere virtualized environments. I/O Analyzer supports two types of workload generator: IOmeter for synthetic workload and trace replay for real-world application workload. It collects both guest level statistics as well as the host level statistics via VMware VI SDK. Standardizing load generation and stats collection increases the confidence of the customer and VMware engineers in the data collected. It also ensures completeness of data collected.

 

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VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: New Live, Online Training Helps SMBs Running VMware Overcome Limited Time and Budget for Training

 

If you are an IT admin for a growing organization, sometimes getting the budget and time away from the office to attend training can be a challenge. VMware Education, Americas, has the answer with our latest course and new delivery method. Just released, the new

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage for SMBs course, delivered via

Epic Live, focuses strictly on the features and technologies in VMware vSphere that enable small and midsize organizations to transform their IT operations to be more agile and responsive. In addition, this new course is delivered in a manner that allows professionals to work, train, gain hands-on experience and revisit content without leaving the comfort of their office.

 

 

Workstation Zealot: VMware Workstation Updates Now Available

 

VMware Workstation 9.0.1 is now available

 

VMware Workstation 9.0.1 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 9.x customers. 

Read the release notes for more details.

 

VMware Workstation 8.0.5 is now available

 

VMware Workstation 8.0.5 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 8.x customers. 

Read the release notes for more details.

 

 

vSphere PowerCLI Blog: What’s new in PowerCLI 5.1–Datastore Clusters

 

As with previous releases of PowerCLI we constantly improve the number of cmdlets and enable the ability to work with some of the latest features.  With the recent release of PowerCLI 5.1 we have introduced the ability to work with Datastore Clusters.  This can be useful for the following scenarios:

 

 

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VMware View Licensing for Dummies

 

Questions about VMware View licensing often appear in my radar, especially from customers under ELA. Customers under VMware ELA may deploy as many VMware products as they wish based on agreement and need to report usage back to VMware.

 

 

VAAI Comparison – Block versus NAS

 

I get a lot of questions around how the vSphere APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) primitives compare from a protocol perspective. For instance, a common question is to describe the differences between the primitives for NAS storage arrays (NFS protocol) and the primitives for block storage arrays (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Fibre Channel over Ethernet protocols). It is a valid question because, yes, there are significant differences and the purpose of this blog post is to detail them for you.

 

 

vSphere HA compatibility list, how do I check it?

 

Someone

reported issues that in their environment VMs could not be restarted as there were no compatible hosts available. The relevant part of the error message was:

 

N3Vim5Fault16NoCompatibleHostE

 

I don’t know why in this case it happened as the log files unfortunately don’t provide these details. This person had manually restarted all of his VMs and that actually worked okay. This could mean that some how the “compatibility list” that vSphere HA maintains was not complete or it wasincorrect. So the question would be how do you validate that if you ever end up in a scenario like this?

 

 

How to change vCenter URL in VMware View

 

In some cases VMware View may show a problem with the certificate on the vCenter Server, displaying a dashboard red flag even when certificates and properly in place. This behavior can happen because the administrator entered the vCenter Server address in VMware View Admin UI using the short name instead of the FQDN, but the certificate used on the vCenter Server is a wildcard certificate for the domain.

 

 

Resizing an IDE virtual disk, part two

 

A long time ago I wrote this article about

resizing an IDE virtual disk. I just ran out of diskspace on my Windows 7 VM and I needed to increase the disk. Unfortunately the Windows 7 VM had and IDE disk and the Web Client didn’t allow me to simply increase the size of the VMDK. So this is what I had to do, and yes I agree it should be easier than this.

 

 

VMware Horizon Mobile 1.2 - Available for download

 

VMware Horizon Mobile enables enterprises to securely provision and manage corporate mobile workspaces on Android smartphones in isolation from employees' personal environments. This dual-persona solution makes corporate data more secure and enables enterprises to take advantage of employee-owned mobile devices.

 

 

How do I configure an HA vpxd.das advanced setting?

 

On the community forums

someone asked a question around how to set “config.vpxd.das.electionWaitTimeSec”. I was looking at the

documentation and it is indeed not really clear on what / where / how to set an HA vpxd.das advanced setting. This

KB article kind explains it, but let me summarize it and simplify it.

 

 

PowerCLI 5.1 – new datastore clusters commandlets – see the video

 

In this new video done by Alan Renouf (Virtu-al.net) he shows you some new commandlets which are now present in the vSphere

PowerCLI 5.1. There are quite a few possibilities on what to do with those PowerCli commandlets. This is a step-by-step video….

 

 

VMFS File Locking in VMware View 5.1 [WhitePaper]

 

VMware Technical Staff Jubish Jose has produced a detailed technical white paper that provides a thorough understanding of how VMFS File Locking mechanism impacts VMware View when used with View Composer to create Linked Clones.

 

 

vCenter Operations Manager – Caught out by new Solution Licensing step

 

In a few recent posts, I’ve been looking at performance counters in vSphere 5.1. One of my colleagues,

Hugo Strydom, reached out to me about doing a vCenter Operations (vCOps) custom dashboard to monitor the new Storage I/O Control (SIOC) counters in vSphere 5.1 which I detailed

here. Hugo has done a whole series of great blog posts on vCOps on his

blog site. I thought it would really cool to get this setup on my environment and take a look.

 

 

Are ESXi 5.x patches cumulative?

 

I find this question being asked again and again in the VMware forums by people who cannot just use Update Manager for patching, and most times the answers that are given there are a bit vague and unclear or even plain wrong. This is because ESXi patching is a really complex and not well documented matter. So I need to provide some background information before I'm going to answer this question:

 

 

VMFS File Sharing Limits increased to 32

 

I was reading this white paper about

VMware View 5.1 and VMFS File Locking today. It mentions the 8 host cluster limitation for VMware View with regards to linked clones and points to VMFS file sharing limits as the cause for this. While this is true in a way, VMware View 5.1 is limited to 8 host clusters for linked clones on VMFS Datastores, the explanation doesn’t cover all details or reflect the current state of vSphere / VMFS. (Although there is a fair bit of details in there about VMFS prior to vSphere 5.1.)

 

 

Technical White Paper - VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

 

View versions prior to 5.1 had a limitation of supporting a maximum of eight hosts in an ESX cluster when VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) storage was used. This was a barrier in a large-scale deployment of virtual desktops. View 5.1 breaks this scalability limitation by supporting a maximum of 32 hosts in an ESX cluster provided NFS storage is used for linked clone replica creation. Some common questions from

 

customers include:

 

 

vCloud Director Snapshots video

 

vCloud Director 5.1 which has been released recently now allows to create snapshots. I have detailed the features of vCD in my post here –

vCloud Director 5.1 released – what’s new? . By default the snapshot colon isn’t checked, so you’re not able to see if the vApp or VM has an active snapshot or not.

 

 

IP Masquerade on Edge Gateways in VMware vCloud Director 5.1

 

Last week I was helping a customer with installing and configuring VMware vCloud Director 5.1. Things were going pretty smooth until I noticed that we could not get any traffic to get out of the organisation to the external network. The Organisation network was connected to a Edge Gateway but it did not let any traffic through. In vCloud 1.5 this just worked out of the box. It used to have IP Masquerade and NAT enabled per default. After some troubleshooting we figured this was not the case in vCloud 5.1 on Edge Gateways. To enable IP Masquerade and NAT you have to do the following.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Registration Open for Feb 2013 VCDX Defenses

 

The VMware Certification team is pleased to announce that

registration is now open for the next VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) defenses during VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), February 23-28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Both

VCDX4 and

VCDX5 defenses will be held during this session. The deadline for applying is January 4, 2013.

 

If you have any questions about the PEX Las Vegas defense, please post to this

thread on the VCDX forum so that other candidates may benefit from the answers.

 

 

FREE VMware vCloud Director Training

 

vCloud Director

is one of our top trending instructor led courses

each week.  Well, now you can access short instructional videos based on the same key training material.  From concepts & architecture to building a vApp to creating site-to-site VPNs, there’s a lot of FREE training available on the VMware video site

.  Begin your learning journey today!

 

Free Book Excerpt: Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

 

Our friends at VMware Press have provided our readers a

free chapter excerpt from their new release, Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 by Mike Laverick.

 

 

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How to- VLAN configuration on virtual switches, physical switches, and virtual machines

There are three methods of VLAN tagging that can be configured on ESXi/ESX. Our presentation today provides a brief overview of these methods that can be configured on ESX/ESXi: External Switch Tagging (EST), Virtual Switch Tagging (VST), and Virtual Guest Tagging (VGT).

 

New vSphere Web Client Programming video series coming soon!

 

We have been a little bit quiet as of late, but we are hard at work preparing some new video material for your self-learning, knowledge-advancement and problem-solving needs.

 

The next three videos that you will see being uploaded from us over the next day or so are part of a new 3-part video series entitled “

Getting Started with vSphere Web Client Programming” which will provide some insights as well as some deep-dive training and step-by-step demonstrations and examples of how you can setup a platform for developing your own solutions for the vSphere Web Client.

 

 

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Please consider checking -

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/ regularly for new and updated KB Articles.

 

Socialcast On Premise

Cannot log in using Company Login in Socialcast On Premise (2036698) Date Published: 10/31/2012

 

VMware ESX

The ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 2 host console screen reports the error: 0.00.00.03.004 cpu0:4096)PCI: 2804: failed for 000:128.02.0 0 (2038320) Date Published: 10/29/2012

vNIC connected to a vDS appears to disconnect and reconnect during snapshot operations (2011040) Date Published: 10/29/2012

 

VMware ESXi

ESXi 4.1 host fails with a Page Fault Exception and COW operations in the backtrace (2017599) Date Published: 10/30/2012

Upgrading from a Dell customized VMware ESXi 5.0 ISO to a later version fails at 26% (2036167) Date Published: 10/30/2012

Vulnerability scanners report false positive for Dropbear SSH (CVE-2012-0920) (2037316) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Power Management Technology appears as Not available on ESX/ESXi hosts with AMD processors (2037872) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Upgrading to vSphere 5.1 on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with Microsoft User Access Control enabled (2038504) Date Published: 10/29/2012

ESX 4.x and ESXi 4.x / 5.x fail to locate ks.cfg on USB drive for kickstart installation (2011332) Date Published: 11/2/2012

Configuring Serial Port Communication over Network between two virtual machines (2004954) Date Published: 11/2/2012

Reverting storage controller firmware to a version that does not support hardware accelerated locking can lead to datastore not showing up in the vSphere Client datastore view (2037144) Date Published: 10/31/2012

 

VMware Service Manager

SLA is applied twice on a call in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2030315) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Cannot close a call until a KB article is completed in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2032360) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Duplicate Column Value section in the VMware Service Manager 9.x Integration module (2034099) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Feedback Comments pop-up in KB Admin does not close in VMware Service Manager (2034499) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Child task are not being activated due to their positions in the workflow in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2035645) Date Published: 11/1/2012

Automatic tasks is reopened and remains open in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2035648) Date Published: 11/1/2012

VMware Service Manager 9.x workflow displays error: Task could not be activated because the workflow reached the maximum number of recursive loops (5) (2035650) Date Published: 11/1/2012

Setting colors by Physical Status in the Service Manager Calls Outstanding screens does not work as expected (2038265) Date Published: 10/29/2012

Monitor Drill Down lists are not automatically refreshed even when the Auto Refresh option is enabled (2038443) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Failed conditional branching in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2035649) Date Published: 11/1/2012

The First/Response Esc Time field appears blank when reviewing a Service Manager call with an SLA (2037867) Date Published: 10/30/2012

 

VMware vCenter Protect Essentials

VMware vCenter Protect 8.0.x installation fails on German operating systems (2038644) Date Published: 11/2/2012

VMware vCenter Protect Advanced 8.0.2 Release Notes (2038491) Date Published: 11/2/2012

 

VMware vCenter Server

vCenter Server fails during virtual machine snapshot operations (2018884) Date Published: 10/30/2012

vSphere Web Client fails to install: Error 25005. Setup failed to generate the SSL keys (2035628) Date Published: 11/1/2012

Installing vCenter Server 5.0 on Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 SP1 fails with the error: vCenter Server is not supported on this platform (2037744) Date Published: 11/1/2012

vCenter Server Log In Fails After Changing the Single Sign-On Signing Certificate (2038335) Date Published: 11/1/2012

VMware-viclient: Uptime column under virtual machine tab of virtual center is not visible (2038699) Date Published: 11/2/2012

The VirtualCenter Server service fails with the error: duplicate alarm name (2015068) Date Published: 10/31/2012

 

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Configuring certificates signed by a Certificate Authority (CA) for vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 (2036744) Date Published: 10/29/2012

 

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

TestFailover cleanup operation may hang at 60% in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.x (2004936) Date Published: 11/2/2012

SRM Reprotect using Dell EqualLogic array fails (2021098) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Planned migration from site A to site B in SRM stops at the Change Storage to Read-only stage (2037817) Date Published: 10/29/2012

SRM: Testfailover or Failover operations may fail if the iSCSI initiator IQN contains uppercase characters (2004874) Date Published: 11/1/2012

 

VMware vCloud Director

Low vCPU limits in VMware vCloud Director Org vDCs can significantly reduce network speed (2034420) Date Published: 11/1/2012

Unable to power on a virtual machine in vCloud Director when guest customization is enabled (2036173) Date Published: 10/31/2012

Unable to set the autogenerated password or SID for vApp templates in vCloud Director 5.1 (2038286) Date Published: 10/30/2012

 

VMware vFabric Application Director

vFabric Application Director mapped network selections are unavailable (2035153) Date Published: 10/30/2012

 

VMware vFabric GemFire

Configuring licensing for Gemfire HTTP Session Replication with VMware vFabric tc Server 2.x (2036383) Date Published: 11/1/2012

 

VMware View Manager

Transfer Server fails checking out virtual machine at 10% (2012300) Date Published: 10/30/2012

Logging in to the View desktop with the new password after changing the old password reports the error: Unknown username or bad password (2035954) Date Published: 10/31/2012

 

VMware vSphere Web Services SDK

Potential race condition between virtual machine reconfiguration and other virtual machine operations. (2038527) Date Published: 10/29/2012

 

ZCS Network Edition

Upgrading ZCS from 7.2 to 8.0 causes users with ChildAccounts enabled to lose all account info (2038384) Date Published: 10/29/2012

 

ZCS Open Source Edition

Dynamic Distribution lists in Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0.x (2038098) Date Published: 10/31/2012

 

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From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi everyone, we are haeding towards the end of 2012 but we still have a number of exciting initiatives going on. First and formost have you discussed the latest vCloud Suite with your Account Rep? There is a great opportunity for you to upgrade to the latest suite and get solutions such as vCloud Director included, all on a simple per CPU licensing model.

The second item on the agenda before the silly season is upon us is of course vForum Sydney in the ANZ region. As you know I am a big fan of this local event and of course the many other regional vForum events around the world. I feel that these are an excellent way for you to interact with your peers in the industry as well as get up to date, in depth information directly from VMware.
 
Onwards to this weeks newsletter, have a great week.

Best Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
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-       TAM DAY BRISBANE 2012 is coming
-       vForum Sydney and TAM Lunch

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New Grid Updates Enable More Partner Leads
Power of Partnership 31/10/12 9:44 AM The VMware Partner Network Team Uncategorized
Good news, partners. New updates to the VMware Grid, the channel-ready demand generation platform, are now available. These updates help you to execute VMware co-branded campaigns in a more automated way, so that you can start generating demand for your business faster than ever.

Increased Profitability with advantage +
Power of Partnership 2/11/12 6:40 AM The VMware Partner Network Team Uncategorized advantage+ Opportunity Registration vmware VMware Partner Network
VMware has recently unveiled key updates to the advantage+ Opportunity Registration to help you increase your profitability with richer margins and an easy registration process. In the video below Riadh Dridi, Director, Americas Partner Marketing & Alliances shares more information on the improvements that have been made to the advantage+ deal registration program including:

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Join Thousands of IT Professionals at vForum 2012
The most important annual event in the virtualization, cloud and end-user computing calendar is here. vForum 2012 is your chance to get up-to-date on all that’s happening with the latest technology and its applications to transform IT and your business.
VMware executives and industry leaders discuss the latest technology and trends
Learn in more than 75 Sessions and build your technical skills through the Hands-on Labs
Engage with the many IT organisations showcasing the latest virtualization, cloud and end-user computing solutions

When:
Wednesday and Thursday
14 & 15 November 2012
Where:
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Exhibition Hall 5.

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October 4, 2012 VMSA-2012-0014
VMSA-2012-0014
VMware vCenter Operations, CapacityIQ, and Movie Decoder security updates
[more]

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VMware vCenter 4.0 Update 4a Patch is available for download at:https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_0

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·       October 31, 2012
Study Shows IT and Business Professionals are Finding Business Advantages in Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
·       October 30, 2012
VMware Announces VMware vFabric™ GemFire® 7.0
·       October 30, 2012
VMware Announces VMware vFabric™ GemFire® 7.0

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Tracey Orr @tweettraceyorr
Read about VMware Knowledge Series athttp://info.vmware.com/forms/KS_Reg

VMware Planet V12n @PlanetV12n
The Fast and Furious Pace of Mobile Adoption (Virtualization Journey) http://bit.ly/VfO8ta

VMware Partners @VMware_Partners
http://ow.ly/eXcNW  Learn more about the new enhancements made to advantage+ = richer margins and increased profitability.

VMware Knowledgebase @VMwareKB
New #VMware KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2038527  Potential race condition between virtual machine reconfiguration and other virtual machine operations

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Managing the Realities of a Multi-Platform, Multi-Cloud World
November 6th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
VMware vSphere 5.1 QuickStart Series Part 1 vSphere 5.1 Platform, What's New
November 7th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
An Overview of VMware vCloud Suite
November 8th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
Big, Fast, Flexible Data with Cloud Delivery
November 13th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
VMware vSphere 5.1 QuickStart Series Part 2: vCenter Server 5.1 What's New
November 14th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
Getting Started with Virtualization on the VMware Platform–Fast, Easy and Efficient
November 15th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
VMworld 2012 End-User Computing Announcement Technical Reviews
November 28th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
Building a Compliant, Trusted Cloud in Healthcare
November 29th 2012 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)

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TAM Day 2012  Brisbane
Are you a TAM Customer in Brisbane, watch out for your invite to TAM Day 2012, coming soon!

vForum Sydney 2012 – TAM Day Lunch – Agenda (Register via your TAM)

12:30pm:Registration (foyer, Level 2)
Welcome and introduction by Mike Walshe, TAM Program Manager, VMware APJ
12:45pm:Steve Herrod, CTO and Sr VP of R&D, VMware Inc.
1:20pm:Neal Mueller, Product Marketing Manager, VMware Inc.
1:45pm:Q&A
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VMwareTV: Nicira (VMware) for Open, Flexible and Virtualized Networking

Nicira, now part of VMware, re-invents networking through resource and operational efficiency--allowing you to place any workload in a way that takes advantage of underutilized pockets. Martin Casado, CTO and co-founder of Nicira, describes today's cloud technologies and the necessity of virtualized networking and open standards for further cloud growth. Nicira focuses on improving networking in the same ways that apps and storage have evolved. Virtualized networking could make resources more flexible and available, and improve utilization.

 

Nicira (VMware) Virtualizes the Network for Service Providers, Enterprises and Gov't Agencies

 

bit.ly -- Nicira, now part of VMware, virtualizes the network with the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP).

 

 

RabbitMQ Clustering on the RaspberryPi

 

A video showing how to cluster RabbitMQ using three RaspberryPis for hardware. More info on RabbitMQ clustering can be found here: rabbitmq.com/clustering.html

 

 

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Catch the VMware Knowledge Series in a City Near You

 

Why come?

This complimentary, half-day program is a place where you can learn about how to benefit from VMware’s key cloud computing initiatives: the software defined data center, the virtual desktop and automated application provisioning in the cloud. There will also be a breakfast, a session on transforming cloud organizations, a working lunch and jumpstart program, and a technical town hall.

 

Updated vFabric GemFire 7 Delivers Fast, Reliable Data at Cloud-Scale

 

Memory is faster than disk. People realize that when they need to support high performance on-line applications. Recently many traditional database providers latched onto this and started “washing” their offerings with in-memory variations. At the same time, new companies are jumping into the In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) space with unproven offerings. However, enterprise data is not something many are willing to experiment on.

 

 

Rearview Mirror: The Evolution of Hyperic Over the Past 6 Years

 

Today is a new kind of birthday for me—it’s the day I started at Hyperic 6 years ago. It’s a journey that has been nothing short of surprising. My first meeting with then CEO Javier Soltero started the pace of what was to come: I had no idea it was an interview walking in, and was even more surprised when I walked out of that same interview accepting a job that same night. That sets the tone for the next 6 years.

 

 

NanoTrader: Now The SpringTrader Reference Architecture

 

Back in August, we provided a

sneak peak at NanoTrader, VMware’s vFabric Reference Architecture.  It was referenced in

several posts and then featured in a session at

SpringOne recently.  The application has now been named SpringTrader, and we wanted to a) share more information about the SpringTrader app including some updated architecture graphics, b) provide

a new tool (a version you can log into online), and c) share the location of the

Spring Trader bits for download.

 

 

vFabric SQLFire: A roadmap to cloud-enable your data architecture

 

At SpringOne-2012, the “Effective design patterns with NewSQL” session generated a lot of interest. Jags Ramnarayan and I discussed scalability and predictability problems with traditional RDBMS systems, NewSQL driving principles, SQLFire architecture, application design patterns as well as data consistency and reliability.

 

 

2 Lessons on RabbitMQ from HighLoad – Extending the server with Plugins and HA Queues

 

Recently, I presented at the

HighLoad++ conference in Moscow Russia. Many of the developers I spoke with were interested in two pieces of information about

RabbitMQ, and I wanted to share these with a broader audience:

 

 

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SEGA Beat The Christmas Sales Spike with VMware + More VMware Cloud Customers in the News

 

As the adoption of cloud services continues to grow, customers who have deployed VMware-based clouds have been popping up more and more in the news, as they share their success stories and discuss how VMware technology has transformed their business.

So far we’ve highlightedAutoScout24 in The Financial Times, eMix in eWeek, and Columbia Sportswear in InformationWeek.

 

How to Deploy a vCloud Networking and Security Edge Device

 

Today I have been working in the lab messing around with vCloud Networking and Security for one of the projects I am working on. With all the new changes in vCloud Networking and Security version 5.1, deploying an edge device needs a little understanding. I have written this blog article to walk you through the steps involved in deploying an edge device, and what to look for when you have deployed it.

 

 

Architecting Storage Offerings for vCloud Director 5.1

 

Prior to the release of the vCloud Suite and vCloud Director 5.1, the discussions for architecting cloud as it relates to vCloud Director and storage offerings were based around tiered models focused on performance and capacity.

 

The access to tiered offerings was previously achieved by creating multiple provider virtual datacenters (PVDC) that would consist of different storage characteristics that could be offered to different tenants.

 

 

vCloud Director 5.1 VXLAN Configuration

 

The new vCloud Director 5.1 delivers many new features and enhancements, one in particular is the introduction and support of Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN). VXLAN is a technology that enables the expansion of isolated vCloud architectures across layer 2 domains beyond the limits imposed by the IEEE 802.1Q standard. By utilizing a new MAC-in-UDP encapsulation technique, a VXLAN ID adds a 24 bit identifier, which allows networks to push beyond the IEEE 802.1Q limit to a possible 16 million logical networks. Figure 1 below illustrates the changes added to the Ethernet frame by VXLAN.

 

 

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It’s Time to Deal with BYOD

 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the proverbial “elephant in the room” these days for IT organizations.  A recent report from Forrester analyst Frank Gillett (“Windows: The Next Five Years”) shows that Microsoft’s dominance of personal devices (defined as laptops, tablets and smartphones) has gone from 95% in2008 to just 30% in 2012.  The primary reason is the growth of Android and iOS powered tablets and smartphones, which now outpace traditional laptop sales.  Just look around in your next meeting.  Those devices have already made their way into the workplace.

 

 

Get More out of Your Storage with View Storage Accelerator

 

Are you tired of stressing out your servers and storage?  Do you want to reduce your IOPS?

 

If the answer is yes, you should take a look at the VMware View Storage Accelerator (also known as Host Caching) for View desktops.  Content-Based Read Cache (CBRC) is part of vSphere 5.0 and has been integrated into VMware View 5.1.  One performance bottleneck is the I/O requests issued from a virtual machine to the underlying storage for accessing the data contents from its virtual machine image.  The View Storage Accelerator addresses this bottleneck by leveraging the CBRC feature in vSphere that provides a per-host RAM-based solution for View desktops. This considerably reduces the read I/O requests that are issued to the storage layer and also addresses boot storms.

 

 

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Snapshots with vCloud Director 5.1

 

With the release of vCloud Director 5.1, it is now possible to take advantage of snapshots.  This highly requested feature allows you to capture the state of a VM or vApp at a particular point of time.  At a later time, you can then revert back to the snapshot.

 

 

vSphere Replication 5.1.0.1 patch released

 

Some of you may have noticed that vSphere Replication 5.1 has been unavailable to install or upgrade through either VAMI upgrades or the VUM repositories.  We’ve just released 5.1.0.1 which is now available through either mechanism!

 

There are a few means of upgrading you can choose: Either using the built-in VR Appliance web console upgrade method, or through VUM.

 

 

Beta Customers Wanted!

 

VMware currently has a beta program available for the VMware vCenter Support Assistant.  This product is designed to help customers accelerate the support process when they have issues by allowing them to open support cases and automatically collect and send diagnostic information to VMware right from their vSphere client.

 

 

Restart virtual machine by HA? Destination: cluster or resource pool?

 

Recently I received the same questions from multiple customers, if HA restarts a virtual machine will it be placed in the resource pool it belongs or will it be restarted in the root resource pool (cluster-level)?

 

 

vCenter 5.1.0A Readme

 

I was involved with a document for the release of vCenter Server 5.1.0A which when released I could not find. It wasn’t until I raised this internally that I found where the document was actually listed. This document is a readme for the vCenter 5.1.0A release and contains information that will help with vCenter Single Sign-On design and installation. I thought I would share it here as more than likely you missed it as well.

 

 

Considering VSA for ROBO? Please read this!

 

After fielding a number of questions around this topic recently, its come to my attention that there is a misunderstanding on how to implement the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) for certain ROBO solutions. The requirement around the tie-breaker code (VSA Cluster Service) is either misunderstood or misinterpreted when it comes to 2 node VSA deployments at remote office/branch office (ROBO) sites.

 

 

vSphere Replication Videos

 

Some of you may not yet have seen vSphere Replication in action.  VR was introduced about a year ago as part of Site Recovery Manager, but was spun out as a standalone feature of vSphere 5.1 in September 2012.

 

 

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Performance API (PAPI) Project Interview

 

VMware believes that external collaboration is essential to true innovation. VMware Labs is happy to call attention to a tool of interest for Flings followers called PAPI. Our academic partner the University of Tennessee created and publishes PAPI. PAPI, the …

 

 

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Office of the CTO Blogs: The VMware Experience at the Grace Hopper Celebration

 

A group of women from VMware recently attended the

Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore.  This is an important event that brings together technical women for several days to discuss technology trends, get career support and learn from thought leaders.  While I was not able to attend this year’s event, I had a chance to catch up with some of those who did and want to share their direct feedback and experiences:

 

 

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Win Access to VMworld 2012 Sessions

 

Attention all VMware Junkies!  For those of you that were unable to attend VMworld 2012, here is your chance to get access to all of the content available from VMworld 2012!  Valued at $699 I’m giving away one voucher that will provide FREE access to all of the sessions and their content, including associated MP3′s and PDF’s! Experience all presentations online just like actually being at VMworld!

 

 

VMware Support Alert – Implementing CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1

 

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following Special Alert direct from VMware Support Insider.

 

 

HP releases Service Pack 2012.10.0 for ProLiant and updated drivers for ESXi 5.0 und 5.1

 

HP has released version 2012.10.0 of their Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP). This is a (bootable) ISO file that contains the latest firmware and driver packages for ProLiant servers. What's new: Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Added offline support for HP Diagnostics and Array Configuration Utility (ACU) Updated to HP Smart Update Manager 5.3.0 Added custom baseline

 

 

Working with CA signed certificates in your vSphere environment?

 

Are you working with CA signed certificates in your vSphere environment? You might want to check out these recently published KB articles. They will definitely help understanding the whole process around installing and configuring them. (Thanks Simon for pointing these out!)

 

 

Bandwidth requirements for long distance vMotion

 

I received a question a while back about the bandwidth requirements for long distance vMotion, aka live migration across distance. I was digging through some of the KBs around stretched clusters and must say they weren’t really clear, or at least not consistently clear…

 

 

VXLAN basics and use cases (when / when not to use it)

 

I have been getting so many hits on my blog for VXLAN I figured it was time to expand a bit on what I have written about so far. My first blog post was about

Configuring VXLAN, the steps required to set it up in your vSphere environment. As I had many questions about the physical requirements I followed up with an article about exactly that,

VXLAN Requirements. Now I am seeing more and more questions around where and when VXLAN would be a great fit, so lets start with some VXLAN basics.

 

 

Thinking of stretching your vSphere cluster? Now–2x further, 2x lower entry cost!

 

The topic of stretched clusters is HOT. While a few years back, this was not for the faint of heart (unclear support model), mutually exclusive with VMware SRM, and relatively rare – fast-forward to today: Clear support model in VMware’s...

 

 

Using PowerShell v3.0 CIM cmdlets with VMware ESXi Hosts

 

I noticed that in PowerShell V3.0 some CIM cmdlets were introduced which allowed PowerShell to be able to interact with CIM providers and gather information, when importing the CIM Cmdlets into my session you can see we have a number of new cmdlets to work with:

 

 

Updated VMware Knowledge Portal iPad App

 

Following my

recent post showing the VMware Knowledge Portal iPad App, I just wanted to add a quick note to say firstly, If you do not have this then download it straight away.  The information on here is very useful and includes videos as well as documentation for the vCloud Suite of products.

 

 

Technical White Paper - View Storage Accelerator in VMware View 5.1

 

Leveraging the Content-Based Read Cache in VMware vSphere 5.1 within VMware View 5.1. The goal of

this paper is to provide a thorough understanding of how the content-based read cache (CBRC) functions with vSphere 5.1, and how it is integrated in VMware View 5.1. It will also provide a detailed explanation of configuring View Storage Accelerator (also known as Host Caching) for View desktops.

 

 

View Storage Accelerator in VMware View 5.1 [WhitePaper]

 

VMware Staff engineer Sivaprasad Govindankutty has produced a very detailed technical white paper that provides a thorough understanding of how the content-based read cache (CBRC) 
functions with vSphere 5.0, and how it is integrated in VMware View 5.1. It will also provide a detailed  explanation of configuring View Storage Accelerator (also known as Host Caching) for View desktops.

 

 

Multiple View Composer Servers against single vCenter

 

VMware View administrators and architects commonly deploy one or more vCenter Server for a single VMware View deployment. For each vCenter Server in a VMware View pod, one instance of VMware View Composer may be optionally installed in the vCenter server itself, or since VMware View release 5.1 in a stand-alone server.

 

 

Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1 vCenter Virtual Appliance

 

Long White Virtual Clouds

29/10/12 8:34 PM @vcdxnz001 Business Critical Applications CA SSL Certificates Security VMware Custom CA SSL SSL Certificates SSO vCenter vSphere 5.1

Recently I wrote about Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1

which applied to the Windows installable version of the vCenter 5.1 and it’s supporting components including SSO. VMware has now also released the instructions to update the CA SSL certificates in the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Virtual Appliance.

 

vSphere 5.1 and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5 Deployment Considerations

 

Long White Virtual Clouds

3/11/12 2:22 PM @vcdxnz001 Business Critical Applications VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5 VCHB VCSHB vSphere 5.1

Some of you may also remember the article I wrote titled Using vCenter Heartbeat to Protect Non-vCenter SQL DB? Think Again!

. vCenter Server Heartbeat is only licensed and supported to provide HA and protect certain components. This article will outline what components are supported with the new vSphere 5.1 release and some important design and deployment considerations.

 

Rethink using vCloud Director 5.1 with just vSphere Enterprise license

 

Gabes Virtual World

31/10/12 9:36 AM Gabrie van Zanten vCloud vCloud Director datastore enterprise enterprise plus storage profile vcloud

Customer of mine was running vSphere with Enterprise licenses and wanted to extend his environment with vCloud Director. Since the minimal requirement for vCloud Director 5.1 is a vSphere Enteprise license, we did some checking on what features would be left out when using just an Enterprise license instead of Enterprise Plus. The environment is quite small, it will be used to deploy Develop-Test-Acceptance environments with certain application sets. It is sized to handle 50 VMs and we estimated a maximum of 20 different networks and the environment will be hosted on 3 ESXi hosts.

 

SSH Auto Connect to ESXi – with SSH AutoConnect Plugin

 

This plugin is provided and maintained by a french collegue blogger

VMDude.fr and enables you to connect to your ESXi hosts without leaving your vSphere client (the Windows one). There is also the possibility to setup per-host password, in case you’re using different root password for each of your hosts.

 

 

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Author Interview: Bill Ferguson Discusses the VCP5 Cert Guide

 

VMware Press author, Bill Ferguson discusses his The Official VCP5 Certification Guide during VMworld 2012 San Francisco with

Josh Atwell.

 

 

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VMware Knowledge Base Weekly Digest: New Articles Published for Week Ending 10/27/12

 

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Enterprise Purchasing Program

Enterprise Purchasing Program FAQ (2038369) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware Data Recovery

Cannot restore a virtual machine using VMware Data Recovery (2021362) Date Published: 10/22/2012

 

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201210001 (2034548) Date Published: 10/26/2012

VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201210401-BG (2034549) Date Published: 10/26/2012

VMware ESXi 5.1 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.1.0-20121004001-standard (2034550) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Implementing CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1 (2034833) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Disabling SSH services on an ESXi host using the vSphere Client fails with the error: Cannot change the host configuration (2037544) Date Published: 10/25/2012

Migrating a vmkernel interface between standard vswitches (2037654) Date Published: 10/22/2012

Error after upgrading to ESXi 4.1 or performing a P2V conversion: The VMware Tools Service service Terminated Unexpectedly. It has done this X times (2005820) Date Published: 10/24/2012

VMware ESXi 5.1 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.1.0-20121004001-no-tools (2034551) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware Go Pro

VMware Go 2.1.101 Compatibility Test memory requirement uses Total Physical Memory (2020560) Date Published: 10/23/2012

 

VMware Service Manager

A deleted Service Manager workflow group continues to appear as a Linked Stakeholder in a Configuration Item (2037765) Date Published: 10/22/2012

Clicking the print icon while editing/viewing a workflow template in VMware Service Manager 9.x does not display any information (2037998) Date Published: 10/23/2012

Searching using a single wildcard in VMware Service Manager causes search results columns to disappear (2038009) Date Published: 10/22/2012

Opening a request in Service Manager fails with the script error: Object doesn’t support this property or method (2038080) Date Published: 10/25/2012

Exporting a Service Manager report to Excel fails with the error: File error: data may have been lost (2037606) Date Published: 10/22/2012

vCloud Director scheduled scans in Service Manager fail with the error: Query target is not defined: #org (2038087) Date Published: 10/25/2012

 

VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager

VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager end of availability (2038312) Date Published: 10/25/2012

 

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.x virtualization collections fail with error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory (2037583) Date Published: 10/23/2012

 

VMware vCenter Converter

Booting a Windows 7 virtual machine that was created from P2V fails with the error: No physical memory is available at the location required for the Windows Boot Manager (2005167) Date Published: 10/24/2012

 

VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

vCenter Infrastructure Navigator does not function properly (2038226) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (Standalone)

Unable to open the email Alert detail link received for Resource Kind in vCenter Operations Manager (2037865) Date Published: 10/22/2012

CPU Contention values for ESXi 5.x hosts are inaccurate in vCenter Operations Manager (2037949) Date Published: 10/23/2012

 

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)

Deployed virtual machine count reported in the Capacity Remaining Dashboard is incorrect (2038185) Date Published: 10/25/2012

 

VMware vCenter Server

Navigating to the Log Browser after updating vSphere 5.1 Single Sign On Certificates fails with an Unauthorized Access error (2037927) Date Published: 10/23/2012

Single Sign On installation for non-English upgrade of vCenter Server (2037976) Date Published: 10/26/2012

ESX/ESXi error: The host does not have sufficient memory resources to satisfy the reservation (2005073) Date Published: 10/24/2012

VMware vCenter Server 5.0 service crashes due to high memory usage (2016011) Date Published: 10/22/2012

Configuring CA signed certificates for vCenter Server 5.1 (2035005) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for the Inventory service in vCenter Server 5.1 (2035009) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vCenter Server SSO in vCenter Server 5.1 (2035011) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Unable to delete a user or group from a vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) group (2037102) Date Published: 10/22/2012

Creating certificate requests and certificates for vCenter Server 5.1 components (2037432) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for the vSphere Web Client and Log Browser in vCenter Server 5.1 (2035010) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

VMware Data Protection plugin does not appear in the vCenter Server Appliance (2036092) Date Published: 10/23/2012

 

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Unable to pair sites in vCenter Site Recovery Manager (2037938) Date Published: 10/23/2012

SRM service fails to start after upgrading from Site Recovery Manager 5.0 to 5.1 (2038046) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Troubleshooting SRM configuration migration after upgrading from SRM 4.x to SRM 5.x using the SRM migration tool (2015619) Date Published: 10/23/2012

 

VMware vCenter Update Manager

Location of VMware vSphere Update Manager logs (2038036) Date Published: 10/25/2012

Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vSphere Update Manager in vCenter Server 5.1 (2037581) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Desktop

VRM Agent Invalid URI errors are logged to Log Viewer in VMware vCloud Automation Centre 4.5.x (2038066) Date Published: 10/25/2012

 

VMware vFabric GemFire

Deadlocks occur between query and cache operations when enabling eviction and persistence to disk (2034196) Date Published: 10/22/2012

 

VMware View Manager

After installation of Microsoft Security Advisory update KB2661254, connections to VMware View servers and desktops might fail (2038078) Date Published: 10/23/2012

Transfer Server fails to publish image when using manual names for Automated Pools (2037346) Date Published: 10/23/2012

Cannot check out a local mode desktop in VMware View Manager 5.0.x / 5.1.x (2037353) Date Published: 10/23/2012

View PCoIP session becomes unresponsive (2037549) Date Published: 10/25/2012

 

VMware vShield Edge

Redeploying vShield Edge 5.1 fails with the error: The object has already been deleted or has not been completely created (2038126) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware vShield Endpoint

VMware vShield Endpoint: Error when trying to open documents from network drives (2038186) Date Published: 10/25/2012

 

VMware vSphere Data Protection

vSphere Data Protection 5.1 – Important information about upgrade (2037772) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance

Hardware and RAID requirements when deploying VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) (2038275) Date Published: 10/26/2012

Patch update sequence for vSphere 5.1 and its compatible VMware products (2037630) Date Published: 10/26/2012

 

ZCS Network Edition

Configuring Zimbra and Exchange 2010 for Free/Busy information interop (2020577)

 

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