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VMware Newsletter 5.13

Posted by nisserow Apr 24, 2013
From the editors Virtual Desk
Hi everyone, busy week for me with the start of the TAM VCP Study Club. We also had another very successful Lunch and Learn session on SRM. This week we have our local VMUG. If you havent checked out VMUG then I suggest you do so as it is a great way to interact with like minded VMware peers in the industry. There are VMUGs in so many places I am sure there is one in your area.

 

Have a wonderful week
Best Wishes
Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Queensland Technical Account Manager
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VMWARE BLOGGERS
  • In the previous two vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall blogs we looked at  installation and policy management . In this blog, let’s take a look at how to handle day-to-day operations of App Firewall. Following topics are covered in this blog. App Firewall Flow Monitoring Capabilities App Firewall Syslog Management App Firewall Show History and Load History options App Firewall Configuration Backup App Firewall CLIs App Firewall Flow Monitoring Capabilities The Flow Monitoring feature of…
    • One of the greatest things about RabbitMQ is the community that surrounds it. With open source at its roots, people come together to share their code, their knowledge and their stories of how they’ve deployed it in their projects. At a recent meetup near Nice, France, database engineer Adina Mihailescu shared a presentation on choosing messaging systems. Supported by Murial Salvan’s benchmark comparing ActiveMQ , RabbitMQ , HornetQ , Apollo , QPID , and ZeroMQ , they shared some interesting performance…
      • In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed what IT as a Service (ITaaS) is and why it’s important for your company to thrive. In Part 2 of this series, we’ll take a look into IDG’s 2012 survey and the four key IT trends your company should follow in order to successfully deliver ITaaS. Trend 1: Changing Mindset, Roles and Organizational Structure is Paramount Success with ITaaS requires IT to take a strategic outlook and break down IT silos. To stay competitive in the market, IT must overcome…
        • AUTHOR: Eric Ledyard IT is caught in the middle of two opposing forces at all times—balancing the demands of the business with the challenges of IT. To be successful, the IT organization needs to change the way it creates, deploys and runs the services it provides the company. I find when working with most of my customers that there is a dichotomy between the goals of the business leadership teams and the goals of IT. For the CIO to be successful, she needs to solve for the challenges facing her…
          • Hadoop is used by some pretty amazing companies to make use of big, fast data—particularly unstructured data. Huge brands on the web like AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, Last.fm, LinkedIn, MercadoLibre, Ning, Quantcast, Spotify, Stumbleupon, Twitter, as well as some more brick and mortar giants like GE , Walmart , Morgan Stanley , Sears , and Ford use Hadoop. Why? In a nutshell, companies like McKinsey believe the use of big data and technologies like Hadoop will allow companies to better compete and grow…
            • By: Massimo Re Ferre’ , vCloud Architect In this post I am going to touch briefly on the challenges organizations usually face when moving to the cloud. Once organizations understand the value of moving to the cloud, they often need to work around a few hurdles to exploit the full value of it. The Incompatibility Issue The first problem most organizations face when moving to the public cloud is the fact that there is often a complete disconnect between what they have in-house and how the service they…
              • The cloud, mobile applications and big, fast data are fundamentally changing how applications are built and modernized today. To speed this transformation at the enterprise level, Pivotal, the new venture by VMware and EMC , will host a live streaming event on April 24th at 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern with a special announcement and an unveiling of its plans to build “A New Platform for a New Era”. The Pivotal platform will unite data, application, and cloud fabrics, helping enterprises to develop…
                • If you have experience performing basic administrative tasks within a Linux, Solaris, or Windows environment and want to build your virtual infrastructure skills, then you’ll want to attend VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management [V5.x] .  This hands-on training course builds your skills with VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™, providing you the knowledge to skillfully install and configure vCenter Configuration Manager, navigate the user interface, manage…
                  • by Martin Casado, Chief Architect Networking I remember giving the networking talk at the 2010 OpenStack design summit to a sparsely populated room in San Antonio. At the time, there were few real deployments to point to, there was no Quantum, Open vSwitch was relatively unknown, and the term “SDN” had only been coined a year-and-a-half earlier. Much has changed since that time. OpenStack has grown wildly in popularity and has become the leading open cloud orchestration framework. We have seen a…
                    • As vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) gains traction, so too does the need for details on how to extend it using vCenter Orchestrator (vCO). I have kept an eye out for good articles on vCAC and just saw a great one at the DailyHypervisor.com blog around Adding a computer account to Active Directory OU. This is something that we had done for LifeCycleManager (LCM) quite some time back and feel it is a good candidate for a vCO-centeric article. So a quick thanks to Sid Smith for his article. Our focus will be on…
                      • Today we have a new video which discusses and demonstrates how to license VMware Workstation . This tutorial is short, straight-to-the-point and specifically geared towards users who are new to VMware Workstation. For the purpose of this video tutorial we used VMware Workstation 9.x running on a Windows-based system, however the instructions also apply to a Linux-based installation. For full instructions, see VMware Knowledge Base article Licensing VMware Workstation (2014291) . Note : For best viewing…
                        • Times Internet Builds a Scalable Elastic Virtualized Datacenter Times Internet, the digital content delivery organise for Times India, embarked on an agressive Private Cloud deployment to deliver an elastic, scalable and ... From: vmwaretv Views: 47 3 ratings Time: 03:15 More in Science & Technology
                          • VMware SMB In a recent survey of more than 1,000 small to midmarket businesses, 68% say they plan to spend more on virtualizing their infrastructure this year than they did last year. Although cutting costs remains a key driver of virtualization, companies that have already implemented virtualization are seeing plenty of additional benefits. Demands on IT departments are changing, from increased pressures to implement BYOD policies for users to scalability issues, and expanding on virtualization remains a…
                            • The world’s largest banks have historically relied on mainframes to manage all their transactions and the related cash and profit. In mainframe terms, hundreds of thousands of MIPS are used to keep the mainframe running these transactions, and the cost per MIP can make mainframes extremely expensive to operate. For example, Sears was seeing the overall cost per MIP at $3000-$7000 per year and didn’t see that as a cost-effective way to compete with Amazon. While the price of MIPS has continued to…
                              • Today’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DV) Official Study Guide . Which view should you be in to add a host to an existing vDS? a. Hosts and Clusters b. Networking c. vSphere d. VMs and Templates See below for the answer Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course. Answer: b. Networking
                                • By TJ Vatsa, VMWare EUC Consultant INTRODUCTION I am writing this blog to share my thoughts and experiences when it comes to architecting enterprise virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. While some schools of thought believe that a one size fits all approach provides a low cost, modular deployment strategy, I believe in a different perspective, which is – “one size may fit, or better yet, align with one specific use case”. This approach in my opinion leads to a repeatable, predictable…
                                  • Being a System Administrator makes you very busy person. Multiple issues arise each day, and even several problems at the same time. Resolving each issue in a timely fashion, and then going about your day, is what being a successful System Administrator is about. Trust me we’ve all been there; having a pager strapped to your side, and being buzzed every time anything goes wrong. This can be especially frustrating if you are at home eating dinner with the family. Obviously, it is in your best interest and…
                                    • The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce, the most awaited and anticipated content of the year, the release of VMware vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Compliance toolkit in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager ( VCM ), a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite. (vC Ops). As a critical component of the vC Ops suite, VCM is the FIRST product in the market today to have the official GA version of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guidelines. The package comes in 4…
                                      • We’re extending the vExpert 2013 application deadline to from tonight to April 22, 2013 at midnight PDT. More information on the vExpert Program is available at the original announcement: vExpert 2013 applications are now open . Here is the vExpert 2013 application form . We’d like to encourage first-time applicants to go ahead and put in an application. It just takes a few minutes to apply. If you’re passionate about virtualization, cloud, and building the new software-defined data center,…
                                        • In the last post here , I provided some basic information on SNMP and also shared which networking MIB modules are supported in vSphere 5.1. Before I describe how to use these MIB modules, there is one correction I would like make to the last post. I had mentioned that network related Trap is not supported, but that is not correct. SNMP agent on the host does send SNMP Trap when a physical link goes UP or DOWN. The Trap is like an interrupt. Instead of polling the values of the different network…
                                          • This is a re-posting from the vSphere Security Blog to ensure maximum coverage. Hi, I’m pleased to announce to availability of the official release of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide. The guide is being released as an Excel spreadsheet only. This guide follows the same format as the 5.0 guide. All reference and documentation URL’s and code samples have been updated for 5.1. The guide is available here The permanent home will be here soon: http://vmware.com/go/securityguides Also available is a…
                                            • Hi, I’m pleased to announce to availability of the official release of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide. The guide is being released as an Excel spreadsheet only. This guide follows the same format as the 5.0 guide. All reference and documentation URL’s and code samples have been updated for 5.1. The guide is available here The permanent home will be here soon: http://vmware.com/go/securityguides Also available is a separate document containing the Change Log for the guide. The Change Log is…
                                              • Earning your VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA) certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer complex, single and multi-tenant public/private/hybrid VMware vCloud environments. Achieving VCAP-CIA status shows that you have advanced cloud administration experience and can: Configure and maintain vCloud Director Manage vSphere resources Manage vCloud Director resources Manage complex vCloud Director networks Manage…
                                                • Instagram is one of the poster children for social media site successes. Founded in 2010, the photo sharing site now supports upwards of 90 million active photo-sharing users. As with every social media site, part of the fun is that photos and comments appear instantly so your friends can engage while the moment is hot.  Recently, at PyCon 2013 last month, Instagram engineer Rick Branson shared how Instagram needed to transform how these photos and comments showed up in feeds as they scaled from a few…
                                                  • Version 2.0 of the popular VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal (VMKP) is now live! The VMKP is a free app which is designed to provide a simple way for VMware customers to view technical collateral around the Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure and Infrastructure & Operations Management products. Gain easy access to a variety of media and download your selected items to your device for when you are without access to the internet, the VMKP contains: Videos Evaluation Guides What’s New papers White…
                                                    EXTERNAL BLOGGERS
                                                    • Following on from yesterdays VMware Horizon View 5.2: Network Ports (Internal Design) post, I present to you my second Horizon View 5.2 Networking Port diagram. This diagram is of an External Horizon View 5.2 design and includes Security Servers and all of the ports required for both the internal and external firewalls. I hope you [...] Related posts: VMware Horizon View 5.2: Network Ports (Internal Design) VMware Horizon View v2.0 Clients: Released VMware Horizon View: HTML Access VMware Horizon View…
                                                      • I've been doing some work internally at VMware which I thought could be useful to the wider public, so I've decided to share this with you. I've put together a couple of detailed diagrams that display the networking port requirements and directional traffic flow to the various component that make up an Horizon View 5.2 [...] Related posts: VMware Horizon View: HTML Access VMware Horizon View v2.0 Clients: Released VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1: Released VMware Horizon View: Unity…
                                                        • Yesterday I was busy trying some things in my VMware Horizon View 5.2 environment and after a while I got tired of repeating the same tasks on different desktop pools over and over again. Looking for a way to make things easier I came across the View Pool Manager which is a VMware Fling that [...]
                                                          VMware Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 which has been released few days back (my post: vCenter certificate automation tool 1.0) enables to automate (or rather semi-automate) the management of SSL certificates of different vCenter components. This tool is the only tool that automates the job and which is supported by VMware. Certificates are real pain, and [...] Read the full post VMware Certificate Automation Tool – How to use at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community Edition…
                                                        • New vSphere hardening guide has been released. The news came by from vSphere Security Blog here. The vSphere Hardening guide present itself as an excel spreadsheet, where the different components of vSphere 5.1 are laid on separate worksheet. You have the possibility to consult different ways to restrict (harden) access to different components of vSphere and protect your installation [...] Read the full post vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Released at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo…
                                                          • vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 has been released few days ago. vCOPS 5.7 provides performance, capacity and configuration management for VMware vSphere. It’s a standalone product, which is also distributed as bundle with VMware vSphere. VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 is preconfigured as a virtual appliance (VM) and it’s available in three editions: Standard Advanced Enterprise What’s [...] Read the full post vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 – what’s new? at ESX Virtualization . Check Out…
                                                            • For those of you who start thinking about VCAP-CIA exam, which is an exam on vCloud Director – at the Datacenter Advanced Professional level. This exam is now available through VMware Education. When passing this exam, you’ll automatically become VCP-Cloud certified. VCAP-CIA stands for VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure administration. There is a requirements [...] Read the full post VCAP-CIA – vCloud VCAP exam available at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool…
                                                            KB ARTICLES

                                                            My VMware
                                                            My VMware Mobile App v2.0 FAQ (2048148)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Using the My VMware Mobile App (2048149)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Viewing license keys in the My VMware Mobile App (2048150)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Viewing user permissions in the My VMware Mobile App (2048152)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Searching the VMware Knowledge Base using the My VMware Mobile App (2048154)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Viewing your Support Requests in the My VMware Mobile App (2048155)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013

                                                            VMware ESX
                                                            Subscribing to VMware Compatibility Guide updates using the RSS feed (2048414)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013
                                                            Domain name entries in /etc/host with an underscore character (“_”) are replaced with a space character (” “) after reboot (2048670)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013
                                                            Virtual machines and vmkernel interface lose network connectivity on exceeding dvUplink character limit (2044846)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013

                                                            VMware ESXi
                                                            Deploying and using the SSL Certificate Automation Tool (2041600)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Configuring SNMP fails with the error: Agent not responding, connect uds socket failed (2042772)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Inconsistent display names are reported in the ESXi command line after renaming a virtual machine using the vSphere Client (2047839)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Exporting an OVF template from the virtual machine with an attached USB device fails with the error: Failed to export Virtual Machine: Unknown device: ‘USB 1′ (2048448)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013
                                                            vSphere DRS migrates all virtual machines from a host and does not migrate back (2044970)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013
                                                            This operation is not allowed in the current state of the datastore (2045801)
                                                            Date Published: 4/2/2013

                                                            VMware Horizon Mirage
                                                            Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Horizon Mirage (2045794)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013
                                                            Mirage processes are consuming a large amount of memory (2046225)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013

                                                            VMware Horizon View
                                                            USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Redirection Support with View 5.1 and Horizon View 5.2 (2048334)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013
                                                            AllowAutoDeviceSplitting policy for USB redirection might not give the View Agent setting precedence over the View Client setting (2048729)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013

                                                            VMware Horizon Workspace
                                                            Horizon Workspace Configurator wizard reports an Active Directory Bind failure (2048032)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013

                                                            VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
                                                            Removing an unwanted virtual disk from the UI or Analytics VM (2046813)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013
                                                            vCenter Configuration Manager UI periodically displays a blank/white page (2048222)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013
                                                            Apache Tomcat logs unavailable via Custom UI in vCenter Operations Manager 5.0.3 / 5.6 (2048996)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013

                                                            VMware vCenter Server
                                                            Generating certificates for use with the VMware SSL Certificate Automation Tool (2044696)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            The Performance Overview tab in vSphere Client 5.1 does not show any data for some of the objects (2045673)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013
                                                            Validating and correcting errors for an upgraded vCenter Server using the SSL Certificate Automation Tool (2048202)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Enabling VMware vCenter Update Manager plugin fails with error: sysimage.fault.SSLCertificateError (2048210)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013
                                                            Guest operating system support for Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) (2045704)
                                                            Date Published: 4/2/2013
                                                            vCenter Pre-Upgrade Checker fails with the error: Failed to connect to the database for user * look at the log file for more details (2048426)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013

                                                            VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
                                                            Using vCenter Server Heartbeat DNSConfTool.exe (2048790)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013

                                                            VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
                                                            vSphere Replication fails with the error: Virtual machine is in an invalid state during SRM Reprotect (2046796)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013
                                                            Cannot create a Protection Group when using vCenter Site Recovery Manager with EMC VNXe and NFS (2048339)
                                                            Date Published: 4/2/2013
                                                            Cannot configure Site Recover Manager settings in vCloud Usage Meter (2046589)
                                                            Date Published: 4/3/2013
                                                            Performing Reprotect with vSphere Replication in SRM 5.0.x (2047157)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013

                                                            VMware vCloud Automation Center
                                                            Blueprint for cloning Windows 8 or Windows 2012 may become stuck in MachineCustomization State in VMware vCloud Automation Center 4.5.x / 5.1.x (2048394)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013
                                                            vCloud Automation Center self-service portal displays a dollar sign in a non-US Windows system (2048459)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013
                                                            Amazon EC2 machine remains in the TurningOn state even when the AmazonEC2PowerOn workflow fails (2048464)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013

                                                            VMware vSphere Data Protection
                                                            Last Successful Backup is not updated in vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Reports tab and shows as Never (2044808)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013
                                                            VMware vSphere Data Protection does not backup virtual machines using the HotAdd Transport mechanism (2048138)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Accessing vSphere Data Protection and restoring vCenter Server when vCenter Server is inaccessible or corrupted (2048288)
                                                            Date Published: 4/2/2013

                                                            VMware vSphere Management Assistant
                                                            vSphere Management Assistant 5.1 Patch 1 (5.1.0.1) (2044135)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013

                                                            VMware vSphere PowerCLI
                                                            Update Manager PowerCLI cmdlet installer fails if the Windows folder is renamed (2048877)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013

                                                            VMware vSphere Replication
                                                            Recovering a virtual machine in the same source and destination folder fails with the error: Failed to register the recovered virtual machine (2041670)
                                                            Date Published: 4/4/2013

                                                            VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
                                                            vCenter Server vSphere Storage Appliance tab displays the error: The License Key assigned to this vCenter Server does not include vSphere Storage Appliance Feature (2014484)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            VSA installer reports the message: This VSA Installer will delete the existing data on the local hard disks of each host and will change the configuration of the hosts to support vMotion and HA (2048059)
                                                            Date Published: 4/5/2013
                                                            Replacing existing VMware vSphere Storage Appliance cluster service machine with a machine that has a new IP address (2048070)
                                                            Date Published: 4/1/2013

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                                                            VMware Newsletter 5.12

                                                            Posted by nisserow Apr 17, 2013
                                                            From the editors Virtual Desk
                                                            Hi everyone, firstly a big apology for the mistake in lasts weeks newsletter. As many of you know I use my ipad for most of my work and for the weekly newsletter. I find this very convenient and it allows me to be really mobile and work anywhere on the newsletter during the week. The problem of course is that as I do the newsletter and review the newsletter sometimes things can be missed. Autocorrect is fantastic for most things but context isn't one of them and in this case it showed its volatility. I hope that has not spoiled the newsletter for you and I will always try and provide the best newsletter free of errors for you.
                                                            I am in full swing rebuilding my home lab now and getting the all new horizon suite up and running, for those following along this is part of my learning for my desktop certification that I am pursuing as part of my learning development for this year.
                                                            A reminder that all article headlines are clickable links to the full article and that all KBDigest are links as well.
                                                            Have a great week everyone.
                                                            Best Wishes
                                                            Jillian Rayner (Partner Business Manager) and Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
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                                                            VMWARE BLOGGERS
                                                            • Greetings KBTV fans and a very happy Friday to you! Today we have a new video for our VMware Fusion users which discusses and demonstrates installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 5 . A few things to point out before trying this out in your own environments: Apple’s End User License Agreement allows you to install up to two additional copies of Mountain Lion on your Mac, which is already running a retail version of Mountain Lion. You cannot install OS X…
                                                              • By:  Matt Sarrel I recently started using the vSphere client to manage vCloud Connector (which according to VMware most people were doing anyway) – it’s a great alternative to the web interface I previously used for vCloud Connector. You can still use vcloud.vmware.com to evaluate vCloud with a 90-day free trial, browse listings of service providers, and use resources like message boards, support, and instructional materials (such as documentation and tutorials).  The vCloud Connector 2.0 download…
                                                                • There is quite a few blog posts and KB articles describing how to virtualize Microsoft Office 2010 with the help of ThinApp. KB articles: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2021901 http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022287 A blog post: http://thinappguru.blogspot.se/2012/03/notes-on-packaging-office-project-and.html If you have Office locally installed but need to virtualize Project or Visio (many steps are the same as for Office 2010):…
                                                                  • The VMware Horizon Mirage Fundamentals [V4.0] .  is a 3.5 hour course covering the main features and components in the Horizon Mirage solution including information on installing and configuring the Horizon Mirage solution, as well as performing common administrator tasks and end user tasks. Register today (by clicking on “Add to my Enrollments”) and learn how to: •  Define Horizon Mirage concepts and components. •  Explain how Horizon Mirage works. •  List some of the key business…
                                                                    • I came across a few discussions lately around using folders with vSphere Data Protection (VDP). If you have used VDP, I imagine you know that it is possible to select “container” objects such as a cluster or resource pool when creating a backup job. The question that continues to come up is “Can I select a folder when creating a backup job?” Well, the answer is a bit more complicated than yes or no… The VDP Administration Guide says a folder can be selected. With that in mind, I navigated to…
                                                                      • By Steven Poitras, Solutions Architect at Nutanix, Inc. I recently had the opportunity to head over to the VMware HQ and conduct a white boarding session on the VMware Horizon Suite on Nutanix solution. When looking at the diagram in the solution video I noticed one thing, white space.  Rather than having complex lines going to LUNs/IQNs or chassis to arrays or uplinks, all we had to show was the Horizon architecture, which is what we really care about. One “ring” to rule them all Obviously…
                                                                        • If you’ve taken the VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management course and would like to extend your vCenter Configuration Manager skills then you’ll want to attend VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Operating Systems Management [V5.x] .  This hands-on training provides you the skills to enable configuration of vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM) for management of physical and virtual guest operating systems and Active Directory (AD) create and use compliance…
                                                                          • RSA 2013: A Conversation with TrendMicro Deep Security for vShield Endpoint integrates with the VMware APIs to provide agentless anti-malware protection and agentless intrusion prevention for VMware... From: vmwaretv Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 03:08 More in Science & Technology
                                                                            • RSA 2013: A Conversation with Sourcefire The Sourcefire Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) monitors real-time network and user activity in a virtual environment, detecting policy vi... From: vmwaretv Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:43 More in Science & Technology
                                                                              • RSA 2013: A Conversation with McAfee McAfee MOVE AV provides strong anti-malware protection integrates with VMware vShield Endpoint to offload key antivirus and anti-malware functions to a harde... From: vmwaretv Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 05:33 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                • RSA 2013: A Conversation with HyTrust HyTrust Appliance integrates with VMware to manage privileged access, ensure accountability, and enforce compliance for VMware vSphere™ based infrastructure. From: vmwaretv Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 07:22 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                  • RSA 2013:  A Conversation with Catbird Catbird vSecurity integrated with VMware vCloud Networking and Security App broadens access control capabilities for compliance enforcement. The joint soluti... From: vmwaretv Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 07:10 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                    • RSA 2013: A Conversation with Bitdefender Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments integrates with VMware vShield Endpoint to centralize antimalware functions and increase consolidation rati... From: vmwaretv Views: 11 1 ratings Time: 03:51 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                      • In the previous blog , we looked at how to install vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall. In this blog, let’s take a look at how to configure firewall policies to protect applications in the virtual datacenter by using a simple use case. Use Case Two applications are deployed on a shared network segment – “App-PortGroup” as shown below.  Each application has three tiers – web, app and db. Enforce the following separation between applications and tiers of each application using vCloud…
                                                                                        • SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?  In one of my favorite movies, the 1983 epic “War Games,” high school computer geek (a term ahead of his time) David Lightman (played by 21-year-old Matthew Broderick) wants to play an unreleased computer game — and impress a pretty girl (Ally Sheedy).  So, he starts hacking…which wasn’t a coined phrase in the early 80s. Little does he know the “computer company” he’s infiltrated is actually a military installation running a missile-command supercomputer called the…
                                                                                          • Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick Guests Dana Nourie, VMware @DanaNourie Andre Leibovici, VMware @andreleibovici  News VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is open – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Friday, April 12, 2013 vExpert 2013 applications are open – Deadline for applications is April 15, 2013, no its now April 22, 2013 US VMUG User  Conference  - Find one near you Podcast – #185 – Becoming a VMworld Speaker [Tips] vMUGGING Thoughts – Mike Laverick blog…
                                                                                            • In the past, administrators wishing to determine whether their specific hosts, guest operating systems, storage arrays, or other hardware were on the official VMware Compatibility Guide / HCL had to continually return to our page to see if VMware had added support or added any updates. The new and improved VMware Compatibility Guide makes it easier to get updates about specific hardware by providing RSS feed subscriptions. To subscribe to updates about an item: Search for the item you’re interested in. …
                                                                                              • The new database is opening up significant career opportunities for data modelers, admins, architects, and data scientists. In parallel, it’s transforming how businesses use data. It’s also making the traditional RDBMS look like a T-REX. Our web-centric, social media, and internet-of-things are acting as a sea-change to break traditional data design and management approaches. Data is coming in at increasing speeds, and 80% of it cannot be easily organized into the neat little rows and columns…
                                                                                                • In a recent blog post, we skimmed the surface of the journey from virtualization to IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) , but what exactly does ITaaS mean, and how important is it to the success of your enterprise? Mobility, cloud computing, social media, consumerization, big data and analytics have become deeply integrated into what makes up today’s enterprise. With this, the pace of IT change is rapidly increasing, resulting in a shift in the way organizations use and consume IT resources. More and more companies…
                                                                                                  • Many of you will have read various articles related to queue depths, especially in the area of LUN/device queue depths, and how these can be tuned to provide different performance for your I/O. However there are other queue settings internal to the VMkernel, which relate to how many I/Os a Virtual Machine can issue before it has to allow another virtual machine to send I/Os to the same LUN. What follows is some detail around these internal settings, and how they are used to achieve fairness and performance…
                                                                                                    • VMware offers BETA courses to those wanting to participate in finalizing the near complete course. You receive the same valuable VMware instruction at half-off the course price.  Sign up today as the courses do book up quickly. VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design [V5.X] BETA Location: Frimley, United Kingdom Time: May 8-10th @ 9:00 AM Irish Summer Time Europe/Dublin See Course Description VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] BETA Location: Frimley,…
                                                                                                      • ESG Lab Results & Validation for VMware Horizon View and Tintri Storage From: vmwaretv Views: 23 2 ratings Time: 06:17 More in Science & Technology
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                                                                                                          • Nutanix with VMware Horizon Suite Overview Looking to support data, apps and desktops in your environments? This video looks at the reference architecture for the Nutanix appliance with Horizon View a... From: vmwaretv Views: 103 4 ratings Time: 03:30 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                            • Pure Storage and Horizon View Reference Architecture Overview This video looks at the reference architecture for the Pure Storage Flash Array with VMware Horizon View. From: vmwaretv Views: 51 0 ratings Time: 05:05 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                              • Atlantis Computing, Cisco and VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture Overview This video looks at the low-cost, high-performance VDI architecture that leverages Atlantis ILIO dskless VDI and VMware Horizon View. From: vmwaretv Views: 23 1 ratings Time: 05:09 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                • Tegile, Cisco UCS and VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture Overview This video looks at the new Tegile, Cisco and VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture that provides a simple, low-cost and scalable solution for VDI. From: vmwaretv Views: 26 0 ratings Time: 06:44 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                  • Nexenta, Cisco and VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture Overview This video looks at the Cisco, Nexenta and VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture for 1000 stateless desktops on UCS-B and UCS-C class servers. From: vmwaretv Views: 23 0 ratings Time: 02:50 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor Overview VMware vSphere Hypervisor, a free and easy-to-use production-ready hypervisor helps you consolidate your servers so you can start saving today. From: vmwaretv Views: 4 1 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Science & Technology
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                                                                                                                          • One great way for IT to adequately address the needs of increasingly tech-savvy and impatient users is by implementing self-service on demand service provisioning. David Crane , a Cloud Operations Consulting Architect and Kurt Milne , the Director of Cloud Ops Programs at VMware are hosting a webinar, tomorrow, April 10 th , at 8am PT on “ Service Initiation: Understanding the People and Process Behind the Portal. ” During the webcast, they’ll discuss key concepts related to being a service broker…
                                                                                                                            • By  Justin Venezia, VMware EUC Consultant Many folks who are implementing end user computing solutions (VDI, application virtualization, etc.) ask the same age-old question – “How can I be successful?” Well, the answer is quite simple – plan the work, work the plan.  Jumping in with both feet and going right into the build and deployment of VDI, for example, may help you meet a tactical need and get you to a few hundred desktops. However, when you try to “scale” that environment, introducing…
                                                                                                                              • This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide . Which of the following is not a network security policy in vCenter 5.0? a. Promiscuous Mode b. MAC address changes c. Forged transmits d. IP address changes See below for the answer Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course. Answer: d. IP address changes
                                                                                                                                • Mobile Location Based Services are on the rise. After several false starts back in the mid 2000s, every mobile user now depends on their phones to tell them where they are, where their friends are, and to engage with social media like Facebook and Foursquare .  A report by Juniper Research suggests this market is expected to breach over $12 billion next year , where it hardly existed a few years ago at all. This is in part because mobile apps have become ubiquitous now. In order to remain relevant,…
                                                                                                                                  • Posted by Ramin Sayar Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure & Management LANDesk Acquires the VMware Protect Product Family Today LANDesk announced that it has acquired the VMware Protect product family, which came to VMware through the acquisition of Shavlik Technologies in 2011. LANDesk is acquiring the VMware Protect technologies (which will be renamed Shavlik Protect), existing customer accounts and the core team. In 2013, VMware is executing against three priorities –…
                                                                                                                                    • Post by Jeremy Hall From my own personal experience and the experiences I hear from my customers, VMware® Horizon View™ has been more than capable of handling day to day workloads.   But that didn’t stop our Product Development Managers.  Based on customer feedback, they added more enhancements to fulfill the goal of delivering an optimal user experience.  Enhancements cover 3D hardware graphic capability, added support for Microsoft Lync 2013, HTML Access, Windows 8 support, and an increased…
                                                                                                                                      • Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Guests Mike Foley, VMware @mikefoley News VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is now open VMUG Italy User Conference – The Debriefing vExpert 2013 applications are now open The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win New Community Competition – Are you the next Virtual Design Master? Community Events vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today! AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast Virtualization Security Roundtable …
                                                                                                                                        • What's New in VMware ThinApp 4.7 What's New in VMware ThinApp 4.7. From: vmwaretv Views: 192 4 ratings Time: 29:41 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                          • We are excited to announce the release of vCenter Operations Manager version 5.7, which is the key component of vCenter Operations Management Suite , and provides you with operations dashboards to gain deep insights and visibility into health, risk and efficiency of your infrastructure, and also includes performance management and capacity optimization capabilities. With this latest release, vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 comes with robust enhancements including: Allocation-based Capacity Planning …
                                                                                                                                            • VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7: Overview of What's New This video provides an overview of vCenter Operations Manager version 5.7, which is the key component of vCenter Operations Management Suite, and provides yo... From: vmwaretv Views: 612 1 ratings Time: 08:38 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                              • VMware ThinApp 4.5 Windows 7 Official Support VMware ThinApp 4.5 can package an entire application and its settings into a single executable that can be deployed to many Windows operating environments. T... From: vmwaretv Views: 92 1 ratings Time: 01:04 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                                • Ensuring your systems run smooth even when your data center has a hiccup, or a real disaster strikes is critical for many companies to survive when hardships befall them.  As we enter  the age of the zettabyte , seamless disaster recovery has become even more critical and difficult. There is more data than we have ever handled before, and most of it is very, very big. Most disaster recovery (DR) sites are in standby mode—assets sitting idle, waiting for their turn. The sites are either holding data…
                                                                                                                                                  • How is cloud computing delivering greater flexibility and reducing IT costs for business? VMware recently hosted IT industry analyst Maribel Lopez in an engaging live webcast, “Add Cloud to Your Business and Watch it Grow,”  focusing on the benefits of cloud computing and why companies of all sizes are seeing growth as a result of moving more and more workloads to the cloud. Applicable to current VMware customers and others, this webcast focused on defining cloud, answered the question of “why…
                                                                                                                                                    • This was a recent question that was asked internally about the minimum privileges required to query VIBs on an ESXi host. The request was for a custom script that was developed for compliance check and the customer was looking to create a custom vSphere role to minimize the privileges needed to perform the task. Since I did not know the answer, it was off to the lab for some testing. Through the process of elimination, it turns out the only privilege that is required for querying VIBs on an ESXi host is…
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                                                                                                                                                            • I have been having these discussions with our engineering teams for the last year around guaranteed restarts of virtual machines in a cluster. In the current shape / form we use Admission Control to guarantee virtual machines are restarted. Today … Continue reading → " Guaranteeing availability through admission control, chip in! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                                                                              This is almost step by step video from VMware showing the seamless migration of Windows XP system by using VMware Mirage. VMware Mirage 4 has introduced layered approach to migration and management of data across AD management infrastructures. Is possible to create a layer with different set of applications, and apply this layer to a group of users or [...] Read the full post VMware Horizon Mirage Video – Migrating XP to Win 7 at ESX Virtualization .  Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community…
                                                                                                                                                              Hi guys, I thought I'd just bring your attention to a reasonably new section on the VMware Blog which is being writing by VMware's Professional Service's Consultants and Architects. The VMware Consulting Blog. Welcome to our new VMware Consulting blog. Drawing from our extensive experience delivering tens of thousands of services engagements to our clients [...] Related posts: Do you have a Virtualization Blog?? Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s….The Cloud! VMware Virtualization TCO /…
                                                                                                                                                            • VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers, which are owned and managed by either IT or the end user. Mirage enables enterprise IT administrators to centrally control the base and application layers guarantying a consistent view of the image across all endpoints. Through the Mirage Management Console, … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                              • When VMware View 5.1 was release I wrote about the changes to storage and memory footprint when the 3D software rendering option was enabled. VMware View 5.0 3D Reverse Engineered vSphere 5.0 New .vswp file & Storage Tax on VDI Just to recap: ESxi 5.0 implements a second .vswp file for every virtual machine created either with … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                                • I have just release the Horizon View VDI Calculator v.3.1 with important updates to the graphics stack in order to correctly support the new 3D software and hardware rendering. What’s New in Release 3.1 - Added support for new 3D functionalities in Horizon View 5.2 - Added support for 64, 128, 256 and 512MB Video … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                                • Hi everyone, it’s Alastair here, @DemitasseNZ. I missed out on the chance to do the VCAP5-DTD beta exam at the end of last year, primarily because New Zealand shuts down from Christmas for a couple of week as it’s the middle of our summer. So when the exam was released to general availability last week [...]
                                                                                                                                                                  • The VMware Visio Stencils I have created are by far the most popular post on my blog. Over the past few years I have posted a three versions over the years since they were released. I decided last week that it was time to create a dedicated page that would hold the most up to date version and not to have them spread out all across my blog. Therefore from now all the old versions will now redirect to this page. Why "The Unofficial VMware Visio Stencils"? That is because they are not prepared…
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                                                                                                                                                                  Hi everyone, anger short week and I just have so much still to do. I am preparing for my next exam as you know which is my desktop certification. I have just recently completed my IAAS exam and my home lab now has to be rebuilt in order to accommodate a full horizon suite implementation. I don't have that much kit at home so find myself doing this for each major technology I want to learn but it also helps me prepare everything from scratch. I will keep you up to date with my progress along the way and what I am doing to achieve my next certification.
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                                                                                                                                                                  • Undeleeb Din, VMware Enablement Lead for the VMware Certified Instructor Program, details the VMware Desktop Certification programs.
                                                                                                                                                                    • By: Ed Hoppitt A significant slice of the problems that those of us running IT are dealing with today comes down to badly behaved users. In fact I spoke about the issue of badly behaved users in my presentation at VMworld last year. What I mean by “badly behaved” is that users are becoming more and more impatient and demanding.  They are used to having their own way in the consumer world of technology. And now they’re bringing their impulsive, demanding and impatient behavior to the workplace. I…
                                                                                                                                                                      • VMware vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall is a hypervisor-based firewall that protects applications in the virtual datacenter. Using App Firewall, organizations gain visibility and control over network communications between virtual machines. App Firewall installs as a hypervisor module and firewall service virtual appliance. In this blog, I am going to go show how to install vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall. App Firewall Installation Once the vCloud Networking and Security Manager…
                                                                                                                                                                        • IMPORTANT SECURITY UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE Download VMware vFabric Postgres Security Update Download immediately The PostgreSQL Project has released an important security update for all supported versions including v9.2.4, v9.1.9, v9.0.13, and v8.4.17. Likewise, VMware has also released updated versions of the vFabric Postgres distribution. This release includes a fix for a high-exposure security vulnerability ( CVE-2013-1899 ) that is considered so important, the PostgreSQL project pre-announced this…
                                                                                                                                                                          • With the release of vCenter 5.1 adding additional certificates into the environment to make communication between components more secure, the process of updating these certificates with customers’ own signed certificates has been a challenge. We are pleased to announce the general availability of vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0. This tool provides an automated mechanism to replace certificates in the following components of the vCenter Server 5.1 management platform: The tool is available now…
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fresh out of development today VMware has a new tool to help everyone with the implementation of custom certificates. The vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 , will help customers update certificates needed for running vCenter Server and supporting components. This is primarily of interest to customers who use custom certificates either generated internally from Corporate CAs, or from public CA’s like VeriSign. To add a little background information various components within vSphere and the vCenter…
                                                                                                                                                                              • VMworld is turning 10 and we invite you to the celebration! Register today and save $500 off the on-site price. Celebrating 10 years as the premier conference for IT professionals, VMworld has grown from 1,600 attendees in 2004 to more than 20,000 expected in 2013. Since our first VMworld, we’ve seen three Mars landings, submarines sent to the depths of the Mariana Trench, and Facebook grow from 650 users to 680 million. Through the last 10 years VMware has extended the benefits of our market-leading…
                                                                                                                                                                                • Post by Brandon Sweeney I’d like to share a customer success story about Meritrust Credit Union that many of you in the financial industry can probably relate to. These days, financial institutions are facing demands from customers to develop new products and applications.  Additionally, the pressure is on for them to become more mobile and efficient to meet customer needs, make  improvements to secure sensitive customer data  all while reducing opex and capex and adhering to new regulations. …
                                                                                                                                                                                  • VMware offers the following BETA course via live online delivery at a 50% savings. VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] BETA Dates: 13-16 May 2013, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Time Zone: (GMT -5) Central Daylight Time (America/Chicago) Do not delay if you are interested, as seating is limited.  Sign up today. Visit the VMware BETA course page for details on other BETA courses available around the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • In this post, I want to discuss one of the important enhancements in vSphere 5.1. It is obviously related to networking and has to do with providing monitoring support to virtual switch parameters through SNMP. We talked about the RSPAN, ERSPAN capabilities and how you can make use of these features to monitor and troubleshoot any networking issue. Similarly, using the new networking MIBs, you will have the visibility into virtual switches. Here are some of the basics on SNMP before I jump-in and discuss…
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folks, Just wanted to list out some of the very cool new features that the guys have been adding over the last few weeks. Feature Name : SPEED-TEST (Experimental Mode) This is got to be one of my favorite debugging self serve tools the guys are working on. I like it because it gives the user a way to determine how things are going relative to where they are taking a lab. We are still working the kinks out in this feature so please keep the feedback coming. You will need to log into your account, once…
                                                                                                                                                                                        • VMware is looking for people to tell their certification story. Why did you get certified? How has it helped your career? Do you have any advice for others? Jason Boche, VCDX #34 If you’d like to become a VMware Certification Pro and help encourage others to become certified, please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey and share your story*. A select few who fill out the survey will have the option to video their story and be profiled on www.vmwarecertificationvideos.com like Jason Boche,…
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Today I’m giving a keynote at Cloud Connect Silicon Valley entitled “Who Feeds Paris?” The question comes from a book called “ Naked Economics ” by Charles Wheelan.  What he means by “who feeds Paris?” is that there are millions of people who live in Paris and eat at least three times a day.  How could a government ensure that just the right amount of food is sent to the right grocery stores and restaurants to be consumed by the citizens?  Specifically, he states “…somehow the right…
                                                                                                                                                                                            • The PostgreSQL community announced last week that an important security update will be released on April 4, 2013 . This release will include a fix for a high-exposure security vulnerability and all users are strongly urged to apply the update as soon as it is available. Knowing how disruptive urgent security updates can be to IT and developers, the PostgreSQL community issued advanced warning in the hopes that it would ease the impact to day-to-day operations while helping as many companies as possible to…
                                                                                                                                                                                              • [originally posted on commondenial.com ] I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the one hour free training that VMware is providing on vCloud Networking and Security. It is a great opportunity to check out and understand the product. Overview of class : The vCloud Networking and Security Fundamentals course covers VMware’s vision of a Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) and explains key features of vCloud Networking and Security Suite. This course also examines various methods for implementing…
                                                                                                                                                                                                • This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide . Which of the following is the minimum license requirement to create a vDS? a. Enterprise Plus b. Enterprise c. Advanced d. Essentials See below for the answer Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course. a. Enterprise Plus
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By  Nathan Smith, VMware EUC Consultant I want to highlight a few of the best practices in a View deployment that are often overlooked but easily corrected.  My highlights are based on our practice’s collective experience with one  of the services offered by EUC Professional Services, the Desktop Virtualization Health Check. These are normally undertaken after the environment has been up and running for a while or ahead of a significant expansion. Amongst other things the Health Check includes a…
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • One of the coolest feature in my opinion is Tagging in the new vSphere Web Client. Unlike Custom Attributes which was limited to an ESXi host and Virtual Machine object, the new Tagging capability allows you to create custom labels and metadata on ANY vSphere inventory object. In addition, you can have multiple tags per object and you can search based on tags to help you quickly find what you are looking and making this feature even more powerful. Just like with anything new, it takes time to get used to.…
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • With thanks to many sources including: Michael Haines, Jesse Schachter, Zach Shepherd, Vegard Sagbakken, Trevor Gerdes, Michael Haines Hello and welcome to the third vCloud Suite Digest, a compilation of common technical questions and answers on vCloud Suite architecture and implementation. Behind us is a legion of people a group of people far too numerous to mention (for us these are the unsung heroes of VMware) who provide definitive answers and guidance. People fixing problems on a daily basis, that…
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Last Wednesday we hosted another Twitter chat ( #vSMBChat ) for the SMB community to share best practices and information on virtual infrastructure management. We were joined by an active group of participants and our moderators Alan Renouf , Senior Technical Marketing Architect for VMware, and special guest Jonathan Frappier . Our chat covered a variety of topics around VIM, ranging from the benefits of going virtual to user recommended tools for virtual management. Here is a look at the conversation: …
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Today we are releasing a new set of capabilities in  Serengeti  0.8.0, which extends the reach of partner supported Hadoop versions and capabilities. In addition, we are broadening the reach of Serengeti into mixed workload configurations, enabling provisioning of an HBase cluster in this release. As I’ve discussed in previous posts , most big-data environments consist of a mix of workloads. Serengeti’s mission is to enable as many of the big-data family of workloads into the same theme park, all…
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Today VMware is releasing a significant new release of their big data virtualization open source project Serengeti called M4 or version 0.8.0. Designed to help make it easier for Hadoop users to deploy, run and manage mixed workload clusters on a virtualized platform, this release broadens support across the various distributions of the Hadoop community, including new support for Cloudera CDH4 , MapR , and HBase . Additionally as part of this release, Serengeti M4, includes updated performance configuration…
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Why should you move to the cloud with VMware and one of our vCloud Service Providers? As Abdul Hummaida, Development Project Lead at AppSense, shares, “ From a development perspective, if someone comes to me to request hardware my first question to them is, ‘Why would you need to buy hardware rather than use the iland cloud?’” AppSense, headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices around the world, focuses on the creation of complete user virtualization – giving users the ability to…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Are you ready for the next step after earning your VMware Certified Professional – Desktop (VCP-DT) certification? The new VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD) certification shows that you have continued to enhance your desktop virtualization skills, and validates your ability to design, plan, and optimize VMware View solutions. It shows that you have a strong understanding of VMware View core components and their relation to the data center, as well as View design…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VMware Horizon Mirage Windows 7 Migration From: vmwaretv Views: 113 3 ratings Time: 04:25 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VMware Horizon Mirage Rapid Desktop Repair From: vmwaretv Views: 37 3 ratings Time: 03:43 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • VMware Horizon Mirage Base Layer Update From: vmwaretv Views: 35 2 ratings Time: 05:20 More in Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Starting April 22, 2013, VMware Training is offering a VMware vSphere Troubleshooting 5-day workshop based on VMware ESXi™ 5.1 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1 This class will be offered in Germany (22-26 April), the UK (29 April – 3 May) the UAE (5-9May) and the US. Registration for the classes in Germany, the UK, and the UAE closes 10 April. The workshop is hands-on with a focus on the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware® vSphere®…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • When you are a software company like VMware, you are tied to the success of your partners in the field standing shoulder to shoulder with your customers, guiding them to a successful deployment. Their success and growth directly reflects your customer’s success as your own success in the marketplace. Partners are focused on solutions that customers care about because it is the only way to stay in business and grow.  Today, 10 representatives from technology consulting organizations share their…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Here is our Top 20 KB list for March 2013. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Downloading and installing VMware Fusion (2014097) Virtual machines fail while using 3D applications after applying Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0 (2040249) Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.x (2005205) Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner Activation Code (PAC) portal (2011587) Installing Windows…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Check out our upcoming schedule of live, online training classes in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) delivered in English, French and German. For a limited time, we are offering a 10% discount on all direct delivered Live Online classes scheduled between 5th February and June 30! Just use referral code: EMEALOL10 when registering, to get your discount! Course Name Start date Duration (Days) Language Register Now! VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.1] 08/04/2013 3 …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The vCloud Networking and Security Fundamentals course covers the VMware vision of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), explaining the key features of vCloud Networking and Security Suite.  The learning objectives of this one-hour self-paced course are: Communicate the VMware vision of a SDDC Explain workload networking and security requirements Describe vCloud Networking and Security components Examine vCloud Networking and Security implementations Register today!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick Guests Alan Renouf, VMware @alanrenouf  News Online VMware Forum 2013 – Tuesday, April 23, 2013 EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is now open . Bare Metal Cloud for your Auto-Lab – Mike Laverick New Beta Program offering: VMware Hosted Beta Community Events vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today! AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast Virtualization Security…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EXTERNAL BLOGGERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • I have been reading many articles over the last weeks on Software Defined Storage and wrote an article on this topic a couple of weeks ago. While reading up one thing that stood out was that every single storage/flash vendor …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • One of our product managers asked me if I could share this survey with the world. The topic is vCenter Federation and APIs. It literally takes a couple of minutes to fill out. Your help / input is greatly appreciated, …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Expendable news item here only worthy of a Friday post.  For those who may have missed it, VMware has released an update to the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 5.1 appliance formally referred to as Patch 1.  This release is documented in VMware KB 2044135 and the updated appliance bits can be downloaded here.  Log in, [...] Post from: boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished on another web page or web…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interested in reading VMware vSphere Design, 2nd Edition ? Want to win a free copy? Read the full post for details on how you can win a free copy. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. vSphere Design Guide Giveaway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • This a response to Gabrie van Zanten’s question – Design question: Why vCenter Server Datacenter? To summarize, Gabe argues that the datacenter object in vCenter creates artificial limits on his operational abilities and asks why he shouldn’t just use folder objects across sites. Gabe postulates that perhaps the default for our designs should be [...]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • While pursuing the 100% virtual mark you once in a while run into trouble with legacy hardware where there is hardware directly attached to the physical server you are going to virtualize. If it is USB equipment you can use USB Anywhere devices to make it happen, but if it is serial port connected equipment [...]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • When working on a design in which there would be two physical datacenters, I started to rethink about why I would create multiple datacenters inside vCenter Server. I noticed that almost all example designs I look at that cover two physical datacenters, also have two datacenters in the vCenter Server design. But why? When searching [...] See full post at: Design question: Why vCenter Server Datacenter?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The release of vCenter 5.1 added more certificates into the mix (I shudder every time I think about Certificates). This was done to make communication between the components more secure. However, the process of updating these certificates with customers' own signed certificates is currently very tedious, error prone and the source of much pain for [...] Related posts: VMware View 5 – Released!!! VMware Horizon View: vSGA VIB’s and HCL Released VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1: Released …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • I know I do!! For those of you who do not know what VMworld is: http://www.vmworld.com/index.jspa Veeam are giving away a FREE full pass to VMworld 2013. All you have to do is register your name and you'll be entered into the draw. ENTER HERE Related posts: VMware View: Microsoft Lync 2013 Support = Yes Sir! London VMUG – 24th Jan 2013 VMworld US: vBeers – Saturday 25th VCP4 Exam Deadline and Free 2nd Shot Extended Northwest England VMUG – Thursday, 31st January 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managing certificates through vCenter components is a pain. VMware reacts (finally) and released a command line tool called vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 which enables you to automate the deployment of certificates for different vCenter components like SSO, vCenter, View Connection server etc… The tool does provide automation of deployment, but does not manage the actual generation of [...] Read the full post vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Imagine you have the possibility to plugin a single (or multiple) SSDs to each of your host of you cluster running VMware vSphere, and create a very fast redundant storage tier based on flash. In addition, no existing network or storage changes are necessary. Pure fiction? Not really. PernixData is new startup company, which works on [...] Read the full post Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) – Server Storage Pooled Flash by PernixDATA at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • vCenter Server Heartbeat is a product that allows the protection of vCenter server. You’ll find many good tips on designing the solution and there are many links to documentation and online help explained as well. This post shows the vCenter Server Heartbeat Installation Video. The deployment showed in this video is as  virtual-virtual. You’ll find about [...] Read the full post vCenter Server Heartbeat Installation Video at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community Edition…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Recently deploying another ESXi host which does shared storage for the whole lab at the same time pointed out the usual warning messages. Most of you usually know all of them, but for the new people which are trying to learn, this post might be useful.  When working in my lab, installing ESXi hosts which runs [...] Read the full post Fix 3 Warning Messages when deploying ESXi hosts in a lab at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community Edition You may also like: How-to disable ssh…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homelab Nexenta on ESXi. In the article I wrote few days back I was building a NAS box for my lab and was going to use it not only as a pure storage box, but also as an ESXi host. At the same time I was going to explore the ZFS possibilities with L2ARC and ZIL [...] Read the full post Homelab Nexenta on ESXi – as a VM at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community Edition You may also like: Performance tests with FreeNAS 7.2 in my homelab Video of my VMware vSphere HomeLAB My…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gabrie van Zanten at gabesvirtualworld.com published an updated to his PowerShell script that enables Horizon View to utilize dynamic IP addressing for PCoIP connections using whatsmyip.com. This pretty cool for people installing Horizon View at home for lab purposes.   Update: I have checked the script to work with VMware View 4.6, VMware View 5.0, …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Services Providers and large customers with requirement for multi-tenant Desktop-as-a-Service frequently ask me how would be possible to integrate Horizon View and vCloud Director and get both technologies to work together. As of today, the official VMware answer is – this is not supported. In this article I demonstrate how multi-tenant implementations with View and …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The following content is in Spanish, the language in which the webinar is presented. El 4 de abril 2013 en ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag LATAM se presentó el tema “Cloud Credibility”  por Larry Gonzalez  @virtualizeCR (tip: se puede ampliar a pantalla completa y cambiar la calidad de reprodución a HD 720p). https://www.cloudcredibility.com  vBrownBag en castellano es una expansión [...]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Brad Christian (@bchristian21) presents on using PowerShell to automate VMware View Pool creation and user provisioning, including Floating Linked Clones, Replica Tiering, AD group creation and entitlements. This method can have a new PowerShell user automating VMware View in under an hour just by filling out a few variables in a spreadsheet. See http://vhipster.com/2013/03/28/vbrownbag/ for the slide [...]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • On the 2nd of April 2013 Kenny Garreau covered objective 8 of the VCAP5-CID blueprint – vApp Design on the EMEA vBrownbag. The video from the session is below EMEA vBrownbag with Kenny Garreau covering VCAP5-CID Objective 8 – vApp Design from EMEA vBrownbag on Vimeo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KB ARTICLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware Converter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Converting a Linux machine using VMware Converter fails with the error: ‘InitrdNativePatcher failed to generate initrd image (2048116)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              High virtual machine ping latency and performance issues with Nexus 1000V (2041982)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/27/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201303401-BG: Updates esx-base (2044374)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130304001-standard (2044376)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201303101-SG: Updates esx-base (2044378)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130301001s-standard (2044380)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Installation problems with ESX/ESXi (2045134)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: System Management problems with ESXi/vCenter Server (2045393)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Networking problems with ESXi/vCenter Server (2045582)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Storage problems with ESXi/vCenter Server (2045963)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mouse pointer location malfunction in Windows 2008 R2 guest operating system (2047651)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Understanding the BPDU Filter feature in vSphere 5.1 (2047822)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Setting virtual machine file system heap size values (2048166)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Change Block Tracking is reset after a storage vMotion operation in VMware Data Recovery 1.x / 2.x (2048201)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/27/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201303001 (2044373)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201303402-BG: Updates tools-light (2044375)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130304001-no-tools (2044377)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201303102-SG: Updates tools-light (2044379)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130301001s-no-tools (2044381)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mapping PCI slot numbers to guest-visible PCI bus topology (2047927)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/28/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware Fusion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Installation problems with Fusion (2046059)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Operating System (OS) problems with Fusion (2046077)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Storage problems with Fusion (2046081)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Fault/Crash problems with Fusion (2046942)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware Horizon View
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On a View desktop, if your authentication setup includes a Kerberos Realm, the Active Directory user name is sometimes shown instead (2047579)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cannot use Horizon View HTML Access from a Mac OS X 10.6.8 client using Safari 5.1.7 if View Connection Server is installed on a French operating system (2047603)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How to improve audio quality when using USB headsets or speakers with a View desktop (2047808)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware Service Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saving a Service Manager call fails with the error: Invalid Target Element for this operation (2048227)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cannot retrieve Network Pool items using the vCloud Director connector in VMware Service Manager 9.1.4 (2048346)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SLA calculations in Service Manager do not consider the suspended calls (2048349)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/28/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vCenter Server
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Storage vMotion on ESXi 5.x fails with the error: Cannot allocate memory (2000026)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Configuring HA on cluster fails with the error: Cannot complete the configuration of the vSphere HA agent on the host. SSL certification is disabled (2034088)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Installation problems with vCenter Server (2045613)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Operating System (OS) problems with ESXi/vCenter Server (2045791)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trending Issues: Fault/Crash problems with vCenter Server (2047233)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vSphere 5.1 Web Client does not prompt for login credentials in Internet Explorer (2048298)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cannot re-register vCenter Server to the Inventory Service after upgrading from vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1 (2045422)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/28/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat FAQ (2044902)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/27/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vFabric GemFire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Running GemFire C# Native Client 7.0 using non-generic API fails with the error: GemStone.GemFire.Cache.NotConnectedException (2041452)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Index Creation in vFabric GemFire fails with a distributed deadlock (2041544)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Querying objects serialized with ReflectionBasedAutoSerializer from gfsh on GemFire 6.6.x fails with the error: not deserialize pdx because a PdxSerializer does not exist (2047259)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Deleting a custom plugin using the vFabric Hyperic Plugin Manager fails while displaying the status: deleting… (2047017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/28/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware View Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              View Administrator users are unable to modify the ThinApp configuration and ThinApps options (2047850)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vShield Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vCenter SSO integration with vShield Manager stops working after upgrading from vShield Manager 5.1.1 to 5.1.2 (2047771)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/27/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vSphere Data Protection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VDP Core Services do not start 30 days after deployment (2042652)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/29/2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Last Start Time and Next Run Time in vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Backup tab displays the incorrect time (2044832)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/26/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 5.1.x manager installation in environments with Active Directory Authentication fails with error: Failed login due to a bad user name or password (2047897)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date Published: 3/25/2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware vSphere Update Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Installing a client plug-in on a computer with Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC) fails and “System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Access is denied” is found in the client logs (2043760)


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMware Newsletter 5.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted by nisserow Apr 7, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From the editors Virtual Desk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a great Easter long weekend. I did my IAAS exam to certify as a VCP-Cloud last week and passed which was a good achievement. As you know if you have been following along this was part of my mid year plan for certification and the next certification I am trying to obtain is my Desktop certification. I have practical but not much theoretical experience in View and the rest of the desktop suite so I am starting to work on that aspect. That of course means that there may be more End User Computing based articles in the newsletter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please remember that all the article titles are clickable to the full article on the respective bloggers website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I look forward to speaking to you all next week again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best Wishes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor) - VCP5/VCP-Cloud/VCAP5-DCD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Queensland Technical Account Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Newsletter Archive: communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VMWARE BLOGGERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • As we spoke about in this announcement, here are our currently trending KB articles related to ESXi and vCenter Server. These are the issues the majority of users are encountering. See anything familiar? Trending Issues: Installation problems with ESX/ESXi (2045134) …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Something you’re going to see starting today are a new breed of KB articles, titled “Trending Issues: “. Our plan is to run reports on incoming support traffic and determine which KB articles are used most often. As … Continue reading →
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A customer recently asked: “Why should the option disk.enableUUID=true be set to false when a reboot is just pending, as stated in KB article: Backing up a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine using vSphere Data Protection 5.1 fails with …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Happy Friday to all of our VMware KBTV fans! We have a new video for your viewing pleasure today and this video will be of specific interest to any of our vSphere vCenter Server Appliance users. This video discusses and …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Last week I received a question from a customer asking about configuring shares for a Virtual Machine’s virtual disk (VMDK) as well as setting the IOP limits for a virtual disk. An old script that I had written was shared …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The resource management team is interested in your opinion about a feature in development; storage reservations. The current version of Storage I/O Control provides tools to prioritize and provide fairness to I/O streams of virtual machines. However the current version …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Many of you probably have participated in one of the many beta programs VMware has offered in the last couple of years. I personally have participated in various beta programs when I was a customer / partner and I always …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Similar to my previous blog post for vSphere, you can now programmatically retrieve the list of supported guest OSes for vCloud Director 5.1 if you are looking to build your own custom provisioning solution or portal. You no longer have …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A common question that I see asked on the VMTN community forums is the ability to programmatically identify which guest OSes (Operating Systems) are supported in vSphere using the vSphere APIs. This request usually comes in handy for folks looking …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • This is one for our Italian readers. If you are a VMware user and reside in Italy, we are having a great Italian VMUG event in Milan on April 3rd, next month. I will be presenting on VMware’s Software Defined …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By Charles Windom, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware In this blog post I cover the most common tasks in securing your VMware Horizon View deployment. Although the main objective is to provide a secure environment for your users …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • by Charles Windom, Senior Product Marketing Manager End-User Computing While working on the upcoming release of our Windows 7/8 Optimization Guide, I had some thoughts and I just wanted to share some of the things I noticed while modifying our …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • By Peter Brown, Senior R&D Manager, VMware, London, UK With the EUC Solutions Management and Technical Marketing team What Is USB Device Redirection? We are all used to USB devices on laptop or desktop machines. If you are working in …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • By Mike Coleman, End-User Computing Last week we released the VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack, which included a couple of great new features: Unity Touch and HTML Access. Pat Lee just posted a blog on Unity Touch, and I’m …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • By: Chris Colotti This is a repost from Chris Colotti’s blog, chriscolotti.us.  So all week I have been posting tidbits about the vCloud Director Hybrid cloud I have been building.  So what was my purpose for doing so?  Well I did it to make a couple …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • We are aware of provisioning delays some users have experienced when signing up for the VMware Cloud Evaluation.  We’d like to apologize to our users for exceeding the target provisioning time for new accounts. For those who are ready to give …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • By: Massimo Re Ferre’, vCloud Architect This is a repost from Massimo’s personal blog, IT 2.0 – Next Generation IT Infrastructures. Having worked for about 3 years with vCloud Director I have to admit that the networking subsystem is the one that takes more time …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Indeed.com is hosting a tech talk that will be a case study of how they scaled their aggregation engine to handle 35 million job postings per day using RabbitMQ. The talk will be hosted at Indeed’s engineering site in Austin, …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ever since VMware released our new version of the popular PostgreSQL, we have been working hard to publish a series of informative articles on what’s new in the vFabric Postgres (vPostgres) 9.2 release. There are a number of cool things like major …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Especially in today’s world, security is top of mind for app developers, DBAs, and CIOs alike. One of the benefits that VMware strives to include in every product is a system of reasonable defaults for security. This generally means that …
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • I received this question yesterday about material around VMFS. Of course I pointed them to the white paper Cormac recently published, which is an awesome read. But I also had this other link laying around which I forgot to share … Continue reading → " VMFS Deepdive Paper " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Many of you probably have participated in one of the many beta programs VMware has offered in the last couple of years. I personally have participated in various beta programs when I was a customer / partner and I always … Continue reading → " New Beta Program option: VMware Hosted Beta " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • One of the things that many people have asked me is how they could check if their environment was meeting the requirements for an upgrade to 5.1. Until today I never really had a good answer for it but fortunately … Continue reading → " Awesome Fling: vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Recently I was asked if we could list some basic information from VMware View using the cmdlets which come installed on the View Administrator server, the request was specifically a list of VMs and the pool they were in, this was easily achieved with the Get-DesktopVM cmdlet as below: Secondly they were after a list [...] Gathering simple pool information from VMware View is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration"…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regardless of what the vSphere host Advanced Setting Disk.MaxLUN has stated as its definition for years, “Maximum number of LUNs per target scanned for” is technically not correct.  In fact, it’s quite misleading. The true definition looks similar stated in English but carries quite a different meaning and it can be found in my SnagIt [...] Post from: boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished on…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Troyer (you know him as @jtroyer on Twitter or the guy with the disco ball jacket at social events) has made the announcement that vExpert 2013 applications are now available. Simply put, a vExpert is the formal recognition, by VMware, of being a virtualization rock star.  I haven’t read the latest charter but technically [...] Post from: boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished on another web page…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As part of the VMware Horizon View 5.2 release a few weeks ago, VMware introduced a new technology feature called vSGA (Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration). To find out more about this technology, checkout my VMware View 3D Gaming Experience post. Two of the common questions I've been asked many times since the release of Horizon View [...] Related posts: VMware Horizon View v2.0 Clients: Released VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1: Released VMware Horizon View: HTML Access VMware Horizon…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shortly after the release of vCenter 5.1, VMware released “vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0″. With this product you as an administrator are able to manage third party hypervisors like Microsoft’s Hyper-V from within your vCenter installment. This will give companies more flexibility over what hypervisors they are able to use and thus use the hypervisor they need [...]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hope you enjoyed the previous series on VMware vCloud Director networking. In this post I will show you how to make the vCloud Cells available through a Load Balancer using the vShield Edge. By publishing two or more vCloud Cells behind a load balancer, it is easier to separate management network from user network and [...] See full post at: VMware vCloud 5.1 Networking part 4 Cell Load balancing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • This is Episode 34 of the Get-Scripting podcast. Tune in to listen to us talk and interview people about PowerShell. Download it here , subscribe in iTunes or via a different feed reader . Intro: Alan: PowerCLI 5.1 Release 2 is now out - VDS, PS3, vCD 5.1 PowerScripting Podcast vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script NetApp Workflow Automation Number 8 in the Top Virtualization Bloggers Jonathan: Finalising my chapter for Deep Dives Book Using JH Software’s Simple DNS Client Library For .NET In PowerShell…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • View Pool Manager allow Horizon View administrators to easily manage users across desktop pools and security groups in large deployments. One of the of the biggest challenges View administrators face in large deployments is the desktop pool maintenance. Commonly each desktop pool has an Active Directory security groups with the correct amount of users a … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • I have just release the Horizon View VDI Calculator v.3.0 with full support for Horizon View 5.2 and vCenter 5.1. This is a major release of the calculator with multiple enhancements to mostly support higher scalability with the new versions of View and vCenter.   What’s New in Release 3.0 - Added support for pools … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • During many of my customer briefings, conference sessions  and discussions with friends I frequently notice that many of the terms used in EUC (End-User Computing) are yet unknown to many – so are the benefits of the multiple different technologies being created and implemented in enterprises today – things such as MDM, MAM, EMM etc. … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • This week I received an interesting question from a colleague that I had also been asked in the past. However, in the past I was not able to present a good solution for the problem. Let me present the scenario. A VMware View pool of persistent desktops was created and provided to developers using the … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vCloud Automation center (vCAC) is a new product that has been announced during VMworld Barcelona. vCAC enables you to automate provisioning and management if IT services across multi-vendor deployment technologies, tools and processes. This product is quite complex but automation provided can reduce complexity and risk, speed of deployments. It’s an automation toolkit. I have reported on details [...] Read the full post vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) videos at ESX Virtualization . Check Out This…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • This newly published book is a second edition of VMware vSphere Design. The Authors Scott Lowe and Forbes Guthrie were joined by Kendrick Coleman for a detailed chapter on vCloud Director which is part of  the book. The news has been here for several days and many bloggers has already covered this during this week, [...] Read the full post VMware vSphere Design Book – 2nd Edition at ESX Virtualization .  Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community Edition You may also like: New book about vSphere…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Free PDF which shows three best practices for Storage and server admins on How-to enhance Performance of VMware environments. To show storage and server admins some tips to avoid friction. This document written by Bryan Semple from Dell shows what involves a discussion between storage teams, application teams and VMware administrators. Enhancing VMware Performance – Three [...] Read the full post Enhancing VMware Performance – Three best practices for Storage and Server Admins at ESX Virtualization…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced Version is GA. VDP Advanced is a new product is an enhanced version of VDP and I already reported on that few weeks back during the announcement. The VDPA scales up to 8Tb of deduplication storage as well as 400 VMs per VDP appliance. The product is sold separately with Per Physical CPU [...] Read the full post VMware VDP Advanced Now Available – how it compares to other backup products? at ESX Virtualization .  Check Out This Free Tool : VMturbo Community…
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