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VMware Newsletter 5.27

Posted by nisserow Aug 4, 2013

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi Everyone so all of the best laid plans and all of that I have spent much less time than I wanted on my new Horizon lab. I did manage to get through some of Horizon Workspace and configure many of the components but without the required time to spend on this I am still a bit behind.

 


I am sure some of you have noticed the few changes now in the newsletter to try and make it easier for you to obtain and read. I have also added a few new bloggers and will continue to do this and would appreciate it if you could give a shout out for your favourites so I can make sure they are on my list.


Enjoy the newsletter.


Kind Regards


Jillian Rayner

Partner Business Manager


Neil Isserow

VMware Senior Technical Account Manager and Newsletter Editor


TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

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- VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design [V5.x] 21-23 Aug

- VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] 02-06 Sept


VMWARE BLOGGERS

 

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    VMware Accelerate: Aligning Priorities to Drive Growth (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=859)CIOs are under greater pressure than ever to deliver results tied to three primary business priorities: Driving and managing business growth, Managing IT and operational costs, and Building competitive differentiation for the organization. Security, governance, and compliance initiatives, like much of IT, are often seen as cost centers, rather than providing significant business benefits to the company. This infographic illustrates that by working closely with other C-level teams and aligning to…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Are you Prepared for Your Next Test? (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3427)by Geoffrey Murase, Solutions Marketing, VMware The push to move from paper and pencil to online testing for state assessments hit a bump in the road earlier this year when the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus or “ISTEP+” state assessment program encountered some problems.  Below is an excerpt from an NPR article that summarizes the incident: “On Monday, April 29, 2013, Indiana students in Grades 3-8 began taking online portions of the state’s standardized test, the ISTEP+.…

     

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    VMware Virtualization Management Blog: Being a CIO Isn’t Fair (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=1335)In the latest installation of the Innovation series on the ReThink IT blog, Ramin Sayar, SVP of Products & Strategy and General Manager at VMware, talks with several CIOs who are moving from defense to offense and transforming their IT roles in order to better align with the business and drive change. What’s the common thread here? The infrastructure – the stage on which the business performs. These savvy CIOs understand the needs of their business. They understand how to link technologies such as…

     

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    vSphere PowerCLI Blog: Managing VDS with PowerCLI (https://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/?p=1477)With the release of vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 I have seen people become more confident with using the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS), this is probably due to some of the great new features that make the switch not only easier to manage but also less error prone when configuring, more manageable from the backup/restore point of view and top this off with some great new features and I can see why people are moving to the VDS from other existing visualized switching configurations. Some great examples of these…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=1666)This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide . Which of following is provided by VMware as a last resort to troubleshoot issues that cannot be resolved through more normal means? a. vCLI b. vSphere Client c. TSM d. PowerCLI 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: c. TSM

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Are You Ready To Get The Most Out Of VMworld? (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=663)Since the  sessions for VMware 2013  were announced, we’ve been highlighting a few favorites from our Professional Services Consultants and Service Architects each week. The planner will be launching soon, and with 350+ sessions this year, we imagine you’ll be carefully laying out your schedule in the coming weeks. This week we recommend you check in with David Hill about building a hybrid cloud and Wade Holmes about software-defined storage. And don’t miss our earlier recommendations in the …

     

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    VMware Security Blog: VMware CP&C releases NERC Unix Compliance toolkit in VCM! (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=753)The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce the availability of The North American Electric Reliability Corporation ( NERC ) UNIX compliance toolkit in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager ( VCM ), a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite. ( vC Ops ). The toolkit is aligned with CIP version 4 for Cyber Security. Rules mapped to CIP section nos. for easy traceability Rules for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, RHEL 5 and RHEL 6 4 collection filter sets containing 92…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: The Mobile Workforce Era (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2085)I recently had the pleasure of hosting and moderating an engaging panel on the Mobile Workforce Era at MobileBeat 2013 conference in San Francisco. MobileBeat is VentureBeat’s flagship conference on Mobile computing and how these technologies are evolving in both the consumer and business spaces. We had a diverse panel made up of Raj Singh (CEO, Tempo AI), Chris Hazelton (analyst from the451 Research), and Suzan Pickett (manager systems engineering at Columbia Sportswear). We discussed mobile computing…

     

EXTERNAL BLOGGERS

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    Updating from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.1 Update1 with PowerCLI (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=2883)Recently I was asked by someone how they could do rolling automated updates from ESXi 5.1 to ESX 5.1 Update 1 in their environment using PowerCLI, obviously there are a number of ways to achieve this and William Lam did a great job of showing these in this blog including a piece of sample PowerCLI [...] Updating from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.1 Update1 with PowerCLI is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now…

     

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    Disabling Netflow with PowerCLI (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=2876)Today I was asked if there was a script to disable Netflow on a VDPortgroup, the below was a couple of quick and dirty scripts to first of all list all VDPortgroups and if they have Netflow enabled, the second was to disable Netflow for a VDPortgroup or a number of VDPortgroups. This may help [...] Disabling Netflow with PowerCLI is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex…

     

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    Hardening recommendation to set limits on VMs or Resource Pools? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13136)I received this question last week about a recommendation which was in the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide. The recommendation in the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide is the following: By default, all virtual machines on an ESXi host share the resources equally. By using the resource management capabilities of ESXi, such as shares and limits, you … … Continue reading → " Hardening recommendation to set limits on VMs or Resource Pools? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter…

     

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    ESXi 5.x not recognizing larger than 2TB volumes? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13132)Just a short article, as it is something that is still coming up. Today someone asked me why his ESXi 5.x host wasn’t showing this local 4TB volume. It took me a couple seconds before I realized what the issue was, but the problem they were hitting was the fact that the driver used for … … Continue reading → " ESXi 5.x not recognizing larger than 2TB volumes? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3…

     

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    VMworld Expert Program, get with it! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13123)For the last couple of years we had an Expert Program at VMworld. I was designated as an “knowledge expert” in 2012 and 2011 and as part of the expert program I delivered various “Group Discussion” sessions and did 1:1′s with customers. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, this program is typically opened up for scheduling after … … Continue reading → " VMworld Expert Program, get with it! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a…

     

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    Technology Short Take #34 (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3227)This is Technology Short Take #34, my latest collection of links and articles on core data center technologies. Here's hoping you find something useful! This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Technology Short Take #34

     

KB DIGEST ARTICLES

VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.x user privileges do not take effect (2036068)
Date Published: 7/16/2013
ESXi/ESX host boot halts with the error: Error panic:cannot open b.z (2044512)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Enabling FTP and configuring a passthrough networking device with a subsequent reboot of the host might result in failure of ESXi hosts with a purple screen (2054859)
Date Published: 7/18/2013
ESX 5.1 attempts to use VAAI when copying between two LUNs on different storage arrays (2055623)
Date Published: 7/19/2013
vSwitch Failback and Failover Order settings do not persist when applying a host profile (2055633)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
VMXNET3 resets frequently when RSS is enabled in a multi vCPU Windows virtual machine (2055853)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using HP 3PAR StoreServ Peer Persistence (2055904)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Shutting down a Windows guest OS displays a message in the event log: vmx returned Autoupgrade is not supported for guest.initiateUpgradeAtShutdown (2044176)
Date Published: 7/18/2013
Enabling or disabling CsumOffload,TcpSegmentation and ZeroCopyXmit in a vSwitch (2055689)
Date Published: 7/18/2013
Missing realtime data in datastore Performance Charts when the datastore cluster has more than 10 datastores (2055279)
Date Published: 7/15/2013
Setting a device passthrough to the virtual machine fails with the error: Device 4:0.1 is already in use (2055550)
Date Published: 7/18/2013

VMware Horizon Mirage
Accessing the Mirage Web management console reports multiple HTTP errors (2055408)
Date Published: 7/15/2013

VMware Service Manager
Auditing is enabled in System Admin, yet audit data is not captured for some fields in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2055679)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Obtaining Import Templates mentioned in the VMware Service Manager 9.x Data Import Wizard User Guide (2055897)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Linked partitioned reasons and types do not behave as expected in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2054253)

Date Published: 7/15/2013
Officers cannot access the newly created partition in VMware Service Manager (2055548)
Date Published: 7/15/2013
Recipient Data fields added to a message template in VMware Service Manager Designer are not populated in emails (2055795)
Date Published: 7/16/2013

VMware vCenter Operations for Horizon View
Several widgets contain no data in vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View 1.5.x (2054004)
Date Published: 7/15/2013

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 login to vCenter Server fails with the error: Unexpected status code: 400 (2042461)
Date Published: 7/18/2013

VMware vCenter Server
When using host profile to setup the SNMP agent the receiver stays blank. (2033173)
Date Published: 7/18/2013
Changing VMware vCenter Server Single Sign On log file settings (2036028)
Date Published: 7/16/2013
Host profile compliance fails with error: Resource pool settings changed for group host/vim/ (2041809)
Date Published: 7/16/2013
Deleting or renaming a VDS uplink port fails with the error: Uplink is in use by the teaming policy defined at DVPort name (2043652)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server systems (2051847)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Virtual machine console screen takes up to a minute to display (2053692)
Date Published: 7/16/2013
Logging in to vSphere Web Client fails when using the Use Windows session authentication option (2054277)
Date Published: 7/15/2013
The Licensing Reporting tab in vSphere Client 5.1 reports an error: VMware vSphere Web Client is not installed or it is incorrectly configured for this vCenter Server (2054349)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Performance overview charts display the error: General report generation exception (2054864)
Date Published: 7/16/2013
vCenter Server 5.1 performance charts report dropped network packets (2052917)
Date Published: 7/19/2013

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
vCenter Site Recovery Manager service fails after reinstalling vCenter Server (2055888)
Date Published: 7/18/2013

VMware vCenter Update Manager
vCenter Update Manager fails to upgrade virtual machine hardware version (2055326)
Date Published: 7/17/2013

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server
Model Manager Data configuration fails in VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server 5.2.x (2053001)
Date Published: 7/15/2013

VMware vCloud Connector
The suspend operation in VMware vCloud Connector 2.5 is disabled for a virtual machine that is powered on in vCenter Server 4.x (2055793)
Date Published: 7/17/2013
Cannot power on virtual machine after copying to vCloud Director 5.1.2 (2055368)
Date Published: 7/15/2013

VMware vCloud Director
VMware vCloud Director 5.1.x Media Status displays as Stopped rather than Ready (2055136)
Date Published: 7/17/2013

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
vFabric Hyperic agent cannot start under RHEL/CentOS with $COLUMNS set and in a deep directory path (2055328)
Date Published: 7/19/2013

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Modifying the date and time format for Application Resources in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server 4.x and 5.x (2055813)
Date Published: 7/19/2013

VMware Virtual Disk Development
Virtual machine is corrupted after it is restored over the SAN transport mode (2055682)
Date Published: 7/16/2013

VMware vSphere Data Protection
VDP File Level Recovery fails to mount a restore point with the error: Property message not found on String and there is no default value. (2055242)
Date Published: 7/15/2013

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Installing the vSphere Storage Appliance Management Service in a Windows virtual machine fails with the error: error 29506 creating VCS admin user (2055791)
Date Published: 7/19/2013
VSA 5.x memory overcommit error: VSA cluster alert memory overcommit available Internal ID: datacenter (2054539)
Date Published: 7/16/2013


 



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