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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.
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.
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Tools to Master the Software-Defined Datacenter
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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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vForum2012 in Sydney is done, what an awesome event, our customers are amazing and spending time talking to them was a highlight #vForum2012
TAM Day 2012 in Queensland was awesome, pictures coming soon.
mmm, looking at my posts on vCloud Director. Am I writing a book thru the medium of blog???
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Sign-up and request access to the VMware vCenter Support Assistant beta program.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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) 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%.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 6th of November 2012 Larus Hjartarson presented on Objective 3 of the VCP5-IaaS blueprint for the EMEA vBrownbag
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
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.
Frank and I decided to put the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
- VMWARE SUPPORT INSIDER
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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
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 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
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
Large Packet loss at Guest OS level on the VMXNet3 vNIC in ESXi 4.x / 5.x (2039495) Date Published: 11/14/2012
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
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 5 repeatedly prompts for the license key (2038051) Date Published: 11/12/2012
VMware Service Manager
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
Troubleshooting a performance problem in Service Manager (vSM) (2033938) Date Published: 11/14/2012
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
VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server Search function fails with error: A connection failure occurred (2012215) Date Published: 11/16/2012
Changing the vCenter Inventory Service HTTP port from Port 10080 to another port in vCenter Server (2031371) Date Published: 11/16/2012
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
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
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
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
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
VMware vCloud Director
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