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VMware Newsletter 5.11

Posted by nisserow Apr 10, 2013
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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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          • 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…
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                                                          • 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…
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                                                                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…
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                                                                    • 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 [...]
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                                                                          • 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 …
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                                                                                              • 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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