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VMware Newsletter 5.36

Posted by nisserow Sep 30, 2013

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From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, as I write this I am on my way to our VMware Tech Summit. THis is where we will get the opportunity to learn all about the awesome new solutions that have been presented to you at VMworld. There will not be a newsletter next week because of this but I will make up for it the following week.

 

Don't forget to register for vForum in Sydney in October. The details can be found here: http://info.vmware.com/content/APAC_ANZ_vForum.


Enjoy the next 2 weeks and I look forward to speaking to you again soon.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

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VMware Australia

 

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    VMware vCloud Blog: VMworld Barcelona – See What’s In Store! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2885)With all of the hype and buzz around VMworld San Francisco, it may be easy to forget that VMworld Barcelona is right around the corner! This year’s show will be held October 14 th to October 17 th at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, in Barcelona , and we’re excited to report that the vCloud team will be on-site again at the event, live-tweeting sessions, providing live photos from the show floor, and holding our popular #vTrivia contest to give VMworld Barcelona attendees the chance to win VMware swag and other…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Top Tips and Take-Aways from VMworld 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=873)It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since 23,000 forward-thinking IT professionals converged in San Francisco for VMworld 2013. With VMworld Barcelona just around the corner, we asked a few of our consultants to reflect back on highlights from San Francisco and offer advice for how to get the most out of the event. What nugget of information from VMworld did you take back to your work? “Pay special attention to NSX and vSAN because VMware is changing the way IT delivers networking and storage…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Installing vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5805)Here is our second best practice video for the day, this one for installing vCenter Server 5.5 Before commencing any installation task it is always best to carefully review and familiarize yourself with the various components and aspects of the product and it’s installation procedure first. Doing this will always help to ensure that the installation experience is that of a smooth and pleasant one. In this video presentation we specifically look at the Best Practices for Installing vCenter Server 5.5 .…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: Impact of Virtualization: A Personal Account (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2142)Post by: Ivan Talley, Systems Engineer, VMware I wanted step out of my System Engineer shoes for a moment and reflect back on  the specific impacts of VMware virtualization within the first environment I encountered it. The impact to the environment, and my daily work related duties, was one of the most fundamental changes I’ve witnessed in my career in I.T.   Many people take virtualization for granted today but I think we should all take a moment to understand the significant value this technology…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Best Practices for Installing or Upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5807)Here is a video in which we discuss some of the Best practices for Installing or Upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 . Everybody loves best practices – right? This video is based on VMware Knowledge Base article Installing or upgrading ESXi 5.5 best practices (2052329)  and you should read and familiarize yourself with the content contained within that article before commencing any installation or upgrade. Familiarizing yourself with the product’s installation and upgrade best practices will help ensure a…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 249 – SRM 5.5 What’s New? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8033)Host Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Ken Werneburg, VMware @vmKen Mike Ellis, RoundTower Tech @v2Mike Lee Dilworth, VMware @leedilworth News VMworld 2013 Photos VMworld TV on YouTube VMworld Mobile App Blog Posts from VMworld 2013 Blogger List Contributors VMworld 2013 Social Media & Community VMworld 2013 – Barcelona Podcasting for Cancer – Indiegogo – Consider donating today vBrownBag Automation Track – Check the schedule Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: VSAN and Storage Controllers (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10368)There have been numerous questions around supported storage controllers with regards to VSAN. Those of you who have been following the various posts and watching the presentations/webinars on VSAN will have seen the requirement that pass-through mode must be supported if you wish to use a RAID Controller. The purpose of this article is to delve deeper into this requirements and explain why VMware are making that recommendation for storage controllers. Which storage controllers can I use with Virtual SAN? …

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: What Can I Run On vCloud Hybrid Service? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2869)By:  Chris Colotti This is a  repost  from Chris Colotti’s blog,  chriscolotti.us . At every VMUG or other community presentation I always get asked the question, “So what can I run on vCHS?”. Well being the caring wise guy you all know I am, my response is always a question back. What CAN’T you run on vCHS? I jest, but in most cases the answer is pretty simple. I will leave out the obvious licensing questions and considerations of course. The real answer is there is nothing you are already…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Three new vSphere 5.5 videos up on YouTube (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5789)Here are three new videos uploaded to YouTube for the vSphere Web Client 5.5 release. These are produced by our Technical Publications Team. Their YouTube channel is well worth subscribing to. 5 Quick Tips for the vSphere Web Client Senior Member of Technical Staff Melina McLarty presents some quick tips and tricks for being more productive with the vSphere Web Client. Enhanced LACP Support in vSphere Distributed Switches Principal Engineer Ravi Soundararajan explains the concepts behind the Enhanced…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 248 – ESXi 5.5 What’s New? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8029)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Guests Kyle Gleed, VMware @Kyle_Gleed News VMworld 2013 Photos VMworld TV on YouTube VMworld Mobile App Blog Posts from VMworld 2013 Blogger List Contributors VMworld 2013 Social Media & Community VMworld 2013 – Barcelona Podcasting for Cancer – Indiegogo  - Consider donating today vBrownBag Automation Track – Check the schedule Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today! AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast…

     

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    VMware Virtualization Management Blog: Trends in Cloud Adoption (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=1728)In a recent 2013 Cloud Computing Study , The Info Pro, a service of 451 Research , projected explosive growth in the next two years for cloud computing. Many of the findings in this report are aligned with what VMware is seeing in the market. Here are some of the more significant findings from the report combined with some  thoughts on these trands. Cloud Computing is and Evolution of Efficient IT 60% of the study’s respondents view cloud computing as a natural evolution of IT service delivery and 69%…

     

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    VMware Virtualization Management Blog: Log Insight: Remote Syslog Architectures (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=1709)When architecting a syslog solution, it is important to understand the requirements both from a business and a product perspective. I would like to discuss the different remote syslog architectures that are possible when using vCenter Log Insight. Problem Statement For Log Insight, the problem statement is as follows. Every VMware product generates log messages. Every physical device (e.g. compute, network, storage) generates log messages. Every VM, including operating system and application, generates…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=1687)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 memory conservation techniques is used by default, even when memory is not in contention? a. Ballooning b. Memory compression c. Swap file d. TPS 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. TPS

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: A list of VSAN references – from VMware bloggers (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10342)A lot of folks have been looking for VSAN reference materials now that vSphere 5.5 is available and the VSAN beta can commence in earnest. Many VMware employees, who are also bloggers, have put together quite a bit of information to get you well and truly on your way to a successful VSAN deployment. This post will pull this information into one place of reference. First of all, to get us started, here are a few useful links on how to sign up to the VSAN beta, the link to the beta community and some demos,…

     

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    VROOM!: Performance Best Practices for vSphere 5.5 is Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1536)We are pleased to announce the availability of Performance Best Practices for vSphere 5.5. This is a book designed to help system administrators obtain the best performance from vSphere 5.5 deployments. The book addresses many of the new features in vSphere 5.5 from a performance perspective. These include: vSphere Flash Read Cache, a new feature in vSphere 5.5 allowing flash storage resources on the ESXi host to be used for read caching of virtual machine I/O requests. VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), a new…

     

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    VMware for Public Sector Blog: Emerging Strategies for Managing Mobility Event (http://blogs.vmware.com/publicsector/?p=81)On September 24, 2013 @ 2:00 PM ET VMware will be sponsoring a webinar alongside Government Computer News on the topic of “ Emerging Strategies for Managing Mobility .”  During this webinar, we will review the results of a recent mobility survey focusing on defense, civilian and state and local agency decision-makers and their mobile management strategies.  Please register tune-in if your schedule permits to listen to the findings, as well as hear Bryan Salek provide more insight on this topic from…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) In Action (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10306)Now that vSphere 5.5 has GA, I wanted to announce the availability of a few videos that I’ve posted to the VMwareTV YouTube Channel . The videos cover a couple of the vFRC management and configuration functionalities as well as interoperability with other vSphere enterprise core features such as vMotion, HA & DRS. vSphere Flash Read Cache Single and Multiple Hosts Configurations vSphere Flash Read Cache Configuring Virtual Machines to use Virtual Flash Read Cache vSphere Flash Read Cache…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vCenter Server 5.5 – Simple vs Custom Installations (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10292)With the release of vSphere 5.5 now upon us, before jumping in and performing a fresh install or an upgrade I wanted to highlight the minor changes to the vCenter Server installer, specifically when to use the simple installer and when to use the individual custom install wizards. With the new release, when you attach your ISO image you will be presented with the updated splash screen Simple Install Selecting this option which is now the default will give you an installation of the core components…

     

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    vCenter Orchestrator Blog: VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 is now GA! (http://blogs.vmware.com/orchestrator/?p=536)As part of the of the vSphere 5.5 announcement, we are extremely glad to share the general availability of vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 ! Large organization will greatly benefit from the enhanced cloud-scale architecture, out-of-the box high availability of the platform, and major improvements to the REST API. Additionally, workflow developers can enjoy a more efficient development experience thanks to the new debugging and failure diagnostic capabilities in the vCenter Orchestrator client. We continue…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: vSphere 5.5 is here! – KBs you need to know about (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5737)vSphere 5.5 has been released for all to download. We’re sure vSphere users are all eager to install a copy and start kicking the tires, and we’re just as eager to see that you get started on the right foot. With this in mind, we have created the following list of Knowledgebase articles that are brand new, or have been updated for vSphere 5.5 You’ll notice lots of best practices KBs here. The first grouping contains absolute ‘must know’ information, the second grouping gets a bit more into…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: ALERT: Unable to install or upgrade vCloud Director 5.5.0 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5761)VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur if you use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 as your vCloud Director database, you will not be able to successfully upgrade to (or do fresh install) vCloud Director 5.5.0 VMware is currently investigating this issue. The problem occurs only with the specific database version mentioned. For more information and updates on this matter, reference Knowledgebase article: Unable to install or upgrade to VMware vCloud Director to version 5.5.0 when using SQL Server…

     

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VMware Newsletter 5.35

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Breaking News: vSphere 5.5 and related technologies released. Check out your MyVMware portal for downloads.

 

Hi everyone, with the anticipation of vSphere 5.5 and it's related technologies being available to us soon we have been running a series of workshops to give our customers a better view of what they can expect from this new release. The enthusiasm has been overwhelming for the sessions and we are delighted with the attendance we have had. I hope to run more of these in the coming weeks.

 

 

Of course we have two very large events happening. VMworld Europe is our premier event in the region and on not to miss if you are able to get to it. In the ANZ region we also have vForum in Sydney which is our regional event similar to VMworld, be sure to register and attend this awesome event if you can - http://info.vmware.com/content/APAC_ANZ_vForum.

 

I will be on tech training in Kuala Lumpur for a week so there may be an interruption in the newsletter distribution during this time so please be aware of that. I will do my best to get some of the more important news out to everyone as soon as I can.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] 30sep-4oct

VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] 1-4Oct

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 10-11oct

VMware View: Design Best Practices [V5.x] - 28-30oct

 

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  • Review: Synology Diskstation DS1513+ with VMware – Part 2 (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11531)In part 1 we finished the hardware installation of the Synology and setup of the DSM software. In this part we will hook the Synology to the VMware vSphere 5.1 Lab environment. The Lab consist of a laptop with 32GB and 2 Quad core E5 Intel CPUs, VMware workstation 8 which runs two virtual VMware […] Leave A Comment posted in Hardware by Edwin Weijdema
    • Why is Content-Based Read Cache (CBRC) so important for Horizon View and VSAN? (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5444)This article builds on top of my previous two articles about Horizon View and VMware Virtual SAN. Here are the aforementioned articles: How does VMware VSAN help Horizon View?, and How is Horizon View configured for VMware VSAN? The CBRC (Content Based Read Cache)  was introduced with vSphere 5, allowing Horizon View administrators to leverage … Continue reading »
    • How is Horizon View configured for VMware VSAN? (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5440)In my previous article I discussed VSAN benefits for Horizon View (How does VMware VSAN help Horizon View?), including CAPEX and OPEX savings provided by the use of inexpensive server disks for shared storage and simplified day-to-day storage configuration and provisioning activities. In this article I will explore some of the VSAN capabilities and features … Continue reading »
    • Teradici is giving away a trip to VMworld 2013 Barcelona (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5436)  To celebrate 1,000,000 over 1 million Teradici PCoIP® zero clients shipped to enterprises worldwide Teradici is sending one lucky winner to VMworld 2013 Barcelona, October 14-16th. Teradici will cover flights, hotel and conference pass for 3 days. Thanks to Teradici for supporting the virtualization and EUC communities!   Click here to enter the competition This article was first published … Continue reading »
    • VMware vSphere 5.5 Physical Host Maximums (http://techhead.co/?p=7676)The release of VMware vSphere 5.5 has seen a number of enhancements to the underlying hypervisor (ESXi), and as with every major release of vSphere there is an increase in it’s capabilities around CPU, Disk and/or memory. Probably the most significant in the VMware vSphere 5.5 release is the increase in VMDK file size that […] The post VMware vSphere 5.5 Physical Host Maximums appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware vSphere…
    • Disable hibernation on Windows 7 and Windows 8 based systems – standalone and GPO configs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32184)You’ve wondered how to disable hibernation in Windows 7 (W8) and why? Hibernation function on W7 (vista, 8) uses hiberfil.sys hidden system file for fast wake up. When activated hiberfil.sys is created at the root filesystem. Unfortunately, this file is usually very large depending on how much your system has physical memory. Example of my […] You might also like: How to enable multiple RDP sessions on Windows How to Enable Copy paste between VMware vSphere Client and a How-to disable ssh warning esxi 5…
    • Latency Sensitive Applications on vSphere 5.5 – Deployment and Best practices (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32175)Even though everyone is waiting for vSphere 5.5 GA code, the first papers starting to show up. If you’re regular reader of my blog, you remember my article which introduced new feature in vSphere 5.5 which talks about Latency Sensitive Applications on vSphere 5.5. Check out my other vSphere 5.5 features from dedicated VMware vSphere 5.5 […] You might also like: VMware vSphere 5.5 Low Latency Applications Enhancements vSphere 5.5 Top 5 VM performance problems and how to solve them Read the full post…
    • New Free VMware Labs available Online at HOL (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32169)Few days back I reported about new labs that has been added to Free VMware Labs at Hands On Line after VMworld San Francisco. And today VMware has added even more labs to the list, which starts to be quite impressive.  All new VMware technology (yes, the one which is not available for public yet too !) is […] You might also like: VMware Horizon View 5.2 – Installation of Horizon View VMware Released Horizon Workspace 1.5 – what’s… VMware Horizon Workspace Reviewer’s Guide – The… Read the…
    • How to Remove Cached IP addresses and hostnames in vSphere client (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32158)If you’re IT consultant, IT guy working with VMware vSphere or just testing ESXi in your lab, after a certain time you’ll find that in your management workstation or laptop when launching the vSphere client (the Windows based) you start to accumulate the old connection settings. All those IPs and host/DNS names starts to make […] You might also like: Install and use local help file for vSphere Web client How-to register vSphere Web Client with vCenter –… vSphere Client – SSH Auto Connect to ESXi…
    • Official VMware VSAN Videos – VSAN config, requirements, interoperability and VM availability (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32136)There are new videos of VSAN available through VMwareTV YouTube Channel. There are 5 of them and all showing VSAN, the configuration steps and availability. Precisely one of those videos (video 5) which shows the details what happens if there is a host failure and the VM storage policy has been defined with Number of failures […] You might also like: VMware VSAN introduced in vSphere 5.5 – How it works… VMware VSAN Video Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… Read the full post…
    • How to enable multiple RDP sessions on Windows (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32121)Multiple RDP sessions is disabled on Windows servers. It means that if you are working on the server and at the same time another administrator connects, you get disconnected, because the other admin takes over. How to enable multiple RDP sessions? There is a simple way to do it and I’ll show you how to […] You might also like: Disable hibernation on Windows 7 and Windows 8 based systems Free Tool – Session downloader for TechED sessions… Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update for Win 7 SP1 and…
    • Check out VMware VSAN Through HOL – Free Online Labs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32100)VMware VSAN – virtual SAN, an upcoming product from VMware, can be tested by you, already, now. Even if you don’t have a home lab or even if VSAN is not available for public testing (while writing those lines). One of the newly added VMware HOL labs called Virtual SAN and Virtual Storage (HOL-SDC-1308) is […] You might also like: New Free VMware Labs available Online at HOL VMware Hands-On Labs Public Beta Interest List VMware I/O Analyzer updated – what’s new? Read the full post Check out VMware…

     

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    From the editors virtual desk

    Hi everyone, we have left VMworld US behind us and now have a few more events to look forward to. vForum in the ANZ, Sydney region which will be held in october (more details and to register: http://info.vmware.com/content/APAC_ANZ_vForum). Then we also have VMworld Europe to look forward to. I will be attending vForum in Sydney as I do each year and presenting a topic that I think is important to my customers. I will provide more detail on this in the coming weeks but in the meantime make sure you have registered for vForum.

     

    Have a great week.

     

    Virtually Yours

    Neil Isserow

    Senior Technical Account Manager

    VMware Australia

     

    Local Events (BRISBANE)

    - VMUG - VMworld 2013 Update (18 September)
    - Lunch and Learn - vSPhere 5.5 update (18 September)


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    VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 16-18 Sept

     

    VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 30 - 04 Oct

     

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      VMware Virtualization Management Blog: Announcing vCenter Log Insight 1.5 TP2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=1610)Today, VMware released vCenter Log Insight 1.5 TP2, which can be downloaded once you join the technical preview program on the  Log Insight product page . I would like to walk you through some of the major changes available in this new version. If you do not feel like reading, take a look at the  video  I put together demonstrating the new features. Technology Preview A Technology Preview (TP) provides early access to upcoming product innovations. There are several important things to keep in mind…

       

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      VMware Accelerate: IT, It’s Time to Change Your Relationship with Change (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1261)Author: Reid Engstrom Many IT organizations are reluctant to drive virtualization to high levels in their compute environment, while casting a speculative eye toward the software-defined data center (SDDC), which expands virtualization to include networking, storage, and management platforms. This reticence is hardly surprising since these advances require changing the data center environment, and change has always introduced the possibility of a technical fault widespread enough to affect business…

       

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      VROOM!: Simulating different VDI users with View Planner 3.0 (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1510)VDI benchmarking is hard. What makes it challenging is getting a good representation or simulation of VDI users.  If we closely look at typical office users, we can get a spectrum of VDI users where at the one end of spectrum, the user may be using some simple Microsoft Office applications at a relatively moderate speed, whereas at the other end of spectrum, the user may be running some CPU-heavy multimedia applications and switching between many applications much faster. We classify the fast user as the…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: Top 20 Articles for August 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5708)Here is our Top 20 KB list for August 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. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware (1008525) Downloading and installing VMware Fusion (2014097) Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.x (2005205) Broadcom 5719/5720 NICs using tg3 driver become unresponsive and stop traffic in vSphere (2035701) Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from…

       

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      vCO Team: Making vCO Workflow Wrappers (http://www.vcoteam.info/learn-vco/making-vco-workflow-wrappers.html)A vCO workflow wrapper is a set of workflow tasks that are added at the beginning of a workflow in order to take string values and look up a more complex data type or pre-defining inputs using attributes. You may have done these in the past already in vCO. Some examples would be finding a virtual machine by name or finding an Active Directory user by email address. If you're running the vCO workflow from within the vCO client or vSphere web client, you probably don't need to worry about this as both…

       

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      VMware vCloud Blog: Another VMware Cloud: GreenPages Runs Its Hybrid Cloud On VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2849)When it comes to the vCloud Hybrid Service, Matt Mock, IT Manager at GreenPages, Inc., shares, “What I am looking for in a hybrid cloud is the ability to easily move workloads and view all clouds within a single management pane. vCloud Hybrid Service will provide me the ability to extend our private cloud and utilize it for a secondary site.” A multimillion dollar national consulting and integration organization, GreenPages supports commercial, healthcare, and financial clients in fully virtualizing…

       

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      VMware vCloud Blog: Is Cloud the New Home for DR? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2852)This is a guest post from vCloud Service Provider,  Bluelock . VMworld 2013 is just wrapping up and cloud-based DR was certainly a hot topic on the show floor. VMworld attendees had lots of questions about security, ease of use and installation of RaaS solutions and they were treated to new and improved answers as the technology available to provide cloud-based DR has improved and matured over the past year, since VMworld 2012. Pat O’Day refers to the efficiency of the cloud-based DR technology as…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: ALERT: VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 password expiration (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5660)VMware has become aware of an issue caused by expired passwords in the virtual machines that make up the Horizon Workspace vApp. The issue affects VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0 (Build Number 1220937) VMware Support has issued two new KB articles. One applies to those currently installing VMware Horizon Workspace, the other to those already using the product. We recommend you familiarize yourself with both articles. For new installations of VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0, download VMware Horizon…

       

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      VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 246 – VMworld Recap (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=7987)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick Guests Chris Wahl, Wahl Network  @ChrisWahl VCDX #104 Scott Lowe, VMware @Scott_Lowe News VMworld 2013 Photos VMworld TV on YouTube VMworld Mobile App Blog Posts from VMworld 2013 Blogger List Contributors VMworld 2013 Social Media & Community Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today! AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast Virtualization Security Roundtable vCatchup Podcast –…

       

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      VMware Virtualization Management Blog: 5 VMworld Videos You Shouldn’t Miss (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=1594)Hi folks, Now that it has been over a week since VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, I thought I’d make a quick post to share some very cool videos from VMworld that you shouldn’t miss. So here are my five! First up, we have Ramin Sayar, SVP & GM, Cloud Management, at The Cube, talking about VMware’s Cloud Management strategy and offerings. Next, here’s the interview with Jim Silvera who shows how vCenter Operations Management Suite helps you manage Business Critical Applications. Next is the…

       

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      VMware Consulting Blog: The Secret to Getting Security to Say ‘Yes’ (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=852)By Richard Rees, Security & Compliance Architect, VMware Professional Services My post last week about the NSA and hybrid cloud I shared an important equation from the security world: Trust = Visibility + Control. In other words, if I’m going to trust a third party with my data assets, I need to have more visibility to make me comfortable with less control. Today I want to highlight the different requirements that security, IT, and business have for building trust, and how improved visibility can…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=1682)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 not viewable on your vSphere Client when you are logged on directly to a host? a. The Events tab b. Recent Tasks c. The Tasks and Events tab d. The Performance tab 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. The Tasks and…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: New VMware vCloud Networking and Security Goodies (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5485)You may have see news of new (and FREE!) videos from our Education folks on  VMware vCloud Networking and Security Suite . If not, don’t miss out on learning something new. For those of you participating in the beta of VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5,  there is a new release candidate available for download (an extension of the beta for 5.5). Downloads ( found here ) include: vCloud Networking and Security 5.5 vShield Manager vCloud Networking and Security 5.5 Upgrade Bundle vCloud…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: VMworld 2013 wrap-up (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5578)VMworld 2013 is a wrap, and it’s good to be home, but first a look back at the week. Global Services was well represented in the Solutions Exchange with the always busy Expert Bar, Education and Professional Services booths and more. This year we also occupied a booth in the Hang Space, specifically at the Community Bar. The atmosphere in the Hang Space was much more laid back and everyone seemed to open up a little more. I was stationed alongside VMware Education in the Support station and we worked in…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: iSCSI Port Binding (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5630)Here is our second Support Insider Live episode of tips straight from the mouths of our front-line Technical Support Engineers! This episode features Kiwi Ssennyonjo talking about iSCSI port binding. Port binding is used in iSCSI when multiple VMkernel ports for iSCSI reside in the same broadcast domain and IP subnet to allow multiple paths to an iSCSI array that broadcasts a single IP address. In three minutes Kiwi gives us the real deal when approaching this configuration issue. Additional information…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: Allow me to introduce you to vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10064)With the announcement at VMworld on the upcoming vSphere 5.5 release, one area that I have been greatly involved with (hence why I have been in stealth mode), has been the new and improved vCenter Single Sign-On. You may still say why do we need it? and why change something that wasn’t broke to begin with! but hang in there and let me highlight the changes and the benefits you will see as you begin to look at vCenter Server 5.5. With the new release, this shows we heard you loud and clear! vCenter Single…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: VMware Fusion 6 fails to start on some Macs (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5584)A few customers are reporting a problem after installing or upgrading to Fusion 6 — Fusion crashes right after being launched. They see a screen that looks like this: Click the image to see a larger version. This problem happens when there are Fusion 1.x or Fusion 2.x license keys still present on the Mac. To resolve this crash — that is, to start up Fusion properly — it’s necessary to delete the old license files. For the full steps to do this, please refer to: VMware Fusion 6 fails to start…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: New KBs for the new releases of Fusion and Workstation (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5617)As you know by now, VMware released new versions for it’s desktop virtualization products: VMware Fusion , and Workstation . To go along with these new versions, we have also created some new Knowledgebase articles and/or updated existing articles. Here is a list of what you need to know. Fusion Upgrading VMware Fusion 5.x to 6.0 (2056803) Downgrading VMware Fusion 6.0 to 5.x (2056786) Creating a new OS X virtual machine from the recovery partition in VMware Fusion 6.0 (2056798) Restricting virtual…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: Attention Storage DRS & Storage I/O Control Users… (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10195)…please help us on the future direction of these products. The new Product Manager for Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control has asked me to reach out the the community and ask for your input on what we should do next in these product areas. I know many of you actively use these technologies, so you are certainly the best folks to highlight what works well, what doesn’t work well and what additional features you would like to see added. Please take the quick survey on Storage DRS & Storage I/O…

       

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      Best Practices for running vSphere on iSCSI (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4158)VMware recently updated a paper that covers Best Practices for running vSphere on iSCSI storage. This paper is similar in nature to the Best Practices for running vSphere on NFS paper that was updated not too long ago. VMware has tried to involve their storage partners in these papers and reached out to NetApp & [...]

       

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      VMworld 2013–San Francisco–My View (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=2923)Another VMworld and I have to say, one of the best I have been too, the level of energy was huge this year at VMworld both for the speakers and the attendees, I think the Software Defined Datacenter is really a message that VMware customers can not only relate to but see how it is […] VMworld 2013–San Francisco–My View 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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      vSphere HA Futures: Restart Order (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13525)At VMworld I hosted a group discussion together with Keith Farkas (HA Lead Engineer) on the topic of HA Futures. Based on this discussion group session Keith and I decided to gather more feedback from the field, this post will hopefully help us with that. Please do not hesitate to comment. I will have a […] " vSphere HA Futures: Restart Order " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on…

       

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      vSphere Flash Read Cache and esxcli (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13570)As most features these days in vSphere you can configure them using the awesome esxcli command. I’ve already mentioned esxcli in my vSphere Flash Read Cache FAQ blog but I wanted to call it out explicitly here as I found it very useful. You can get some nice details using the esxcli command. So where […] " vSphere Flash Read Cache and esxcli " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on…

       

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      Frequently asked questions about vSphere Flash Read Cache (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13446)Last week I received many emails on the topic of vFlash so I figured I would start collecting these questions and answer them in a “frequently asked questions about vSphere Flash Read Cache” article. That way the info it is out in the open and it should be fairly easy to find using google. If […] " Frequently asked questions about vSphere Flash Read Cache " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day…

       

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      Startup News Flash part 5 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13409)After the VMworld storm has slowly died down it is back to business again… This also means less frequent updates, although we are slowly moving towards VMworld Barcelona and I suspect there will be some new announcements at that time. So what happened in the world of flash/startups the last two weeks? This is Startup […] " Startup News Flash part 5 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today…

       

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      VMware vSphere Virtual SAN design considerations… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13289)I have been playing a lot with vSphere Virtual SAN (VSAN) in the last couple of months… I figured I would write down some of my thoughts around creating a hardware platform or constructing the virtual environment when it comes to VSAN. There are some recommended practices and there are some constraints, I aim to […] " VMware vSphere Virtual SAN design considerations… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a…

       

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      VMworld TV, it just rocks! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13464)VMworld TV has been around for a long time, and I truly enjoy the videos. I know what kind of work goes in to recording these episodes and the long hours these guys make, so thanks for doing this Eric, Jeremy and production/camera crew! It is awesome work, and even though I attend VMworld, and […] " VMworld TV, it just rocks! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on Train Signal!

       

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      vSphere 5.5 UNMAP Deep Dive (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4783)One of the features that has been updated in vSphere 5.5 is UNMAP which is one of two sub-components of what I’ll call the fourth block storage based thin provisioning VAAI primitive (the other sub-component is thin provisioning stun).  I’ve already written about UNMAP a few times in the past.  It was first introduced 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…

       

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      The Great Jumbo Frames Debate (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=2298)Over the last couple of weeks the debate about whether or not to enable Jumbo Frames has been coming up quite a bit. This has been largely driven by discussion around VSAN in vSphere 5.5 and other types of network based storage access. A couple of people have been questioning the wisdom of having “enable […]

       

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      VMworld USA 2013 By The Numbers (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=2271)This will be a brief article highlighting some of the numbers that are of interest from VMworld US 2013 and some of the major announcements. I will dig deeper into some of the features that are important for customers virtualizing business critical apps in additional articles and only cover some of the important aspects here […]

       

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      How does VMware VSAN help Horizon View? (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5425)During last VMworld US VMware unveiled a new product called VMware Virtual SAN, or VSAN. For those not yet familiar, VSAN leverages local storage from a number of vSphere hosts that are part the same cluster. A distributed datastore is then created leveraging the local storage from each host. VSAN can be thought of as … Continue reading »

       

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      The World runs on Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5419)Last week I launched a SurveyMonkey poll to determine what VDI desktop user assignment model the industry, administrators and organizations are currently using in live production deployments.   A quick retrospect first - Couple months back I wrote an article entitled ‘Open letter to non-persistent VDI fanboys…‘ providing reasons to why persistent VDI makes more sense … Continue reading »

       

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      Feature Update to VDI Calculator v4.1 (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5414)Hello all, I have just released a new version of the VDI Calculator – 4.1. This is a small release that introduces a new feature that tells you when the calculator is out-of-date. I have implemented this feature after observing that many people are using an old version of the calculator.   What’s New Added … Continue reading »

       

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      VMware Workstation 10 can also downgrade virtual hardware. Did you know? (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32078)The other day I was trying VMware Workstation 10. I can’t remember if previous release was able to downgrade the virtual hardware, but the release 10 of Workstation can. I was actually trying to upload a Windows 2012 R2 server VM which I installed by using Workstation. This is something that has been around since […] You might also like: Downgrade Virtual Machine Hardware – what’s your VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6 Released! VMware Workstation 8.0.1 Released Read the full post VMware…

       

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      VCSA 5.5 Installation and configuration – Part 2 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32059)In the first part of the article we simply deployed the vCenter 5.5 VM from the OVF file - vCenter Server 5.5 Linux Appliance – Install/config  . Fast and efficient. While we successfully integrated the VCSA to the Windows domain and we could see the computer account in the AD, we still had to log in with […] You might also like: VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview Configuration Can’t access via SSH After upgrade to ESX 4.1 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (vCSA) – Installation and Read the full…

       

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      VMware VSAN Video (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32044)VSAN is hot. It’s time to check my vSphere 5.5 page and see all the new features of vSphere 5.5 that has been unveiled during VMworld 2013. I have been playing with VMware VSAN (one of the pre-release builds) and in one of my earlier articles you could read about the VSAN configuration steps, but […] You might also like: VSAN Observer – upcoming tool for monitoring VSAN… VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… Read the full post…

       

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      vSphere Best Practices on iSCSI – Deployments and Design (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32031)Newly updated white paper by VMware is all about design and deployment of vSphere on iSCSI storage, which is the most used by smaller and bigger customers. It’s a document which has been updated last week called iSCSI Design Consideration and Deployment guide teaches the best practices for running VMware vSphere on iSCSI storage.  Authored by Cormac […] You might also like: VMware Best Practices on NFS – get this new PDF Configure iSCSI port binding in VMware vSphere 4.1 video How to configure ESXi…

       

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      VMware vFlash Read Cache (vFRC) configuration steps (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32017)Upcoming VMware vSphere 5.5 which has been announced during VMworld 2013 brought another interesting feature called vFlash Read Cache (vFRC).  A special formatting is applied to each SSD in each host, and each SSD device is formatted with new filesystem called VFFS (Virtual Flash File System). This VFFS spans the cluster and forms a flash resource which […] You might also like: VMware vSphere 5.5 vFlash Read Cache vSphere 5.5 demos – New Interactive Product… How-to save resource pool tree before…

       

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      VMware VSAN configuration steps with nested ESXi hypervisors (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31969)You can test VMware VSAN configuration even if you don’t have 3 physical servers. By simply creating 3 virtual ESXi hosts (VMs) which runs on the same box it’s possible to test VSAN. Each virtual ESXi needs to have at least one spinning disk and one SSD disk. You can also use computer running VMware Workstation. In […] You might also like: VMware VSAN Video VSAN Observer – upcoming tool for monitoring VSAN… VMware VSAN introduced in vSphere 5.5 – How it works… Read the full post VMware VSAN…

       

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      Copy files from one cloud service provider to another – with Mover (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31956)There is a nice and convenient service called Mover.io which allows easily make transfer of your files from Dropbox to SkyDrive for example. But not only. There is quite a few connectors available through the service. It’s possible to transfer files and folders from many online storage service providers. This can be useful for individuals, […] You might also like: Free Tool: CloudFogger for Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive… Which Dropbox features makes me happy Send files to Dropbox with right click…

       

     

    KB Articles

     

    VMware ESX
    Understanding TCP Checksum Offloading (TCO) in a VMware Environment (2052904)
    Date Published: 9/2/2013

    VMware ESXi
    VMware Tools fails to start on a Solaris 10 virtual machine with the error: Unable to start services for VMware Tools (2058154)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    ESXi host reports an error: unsupported ioctl (2058568)
    Date Published: 9/2/2013
    Possible data corruption after a Windows 2012 virtual machine network transfer (2058692)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Windows 8.1 virtual machine is slow or unresponsive when a USB device is connnected (2057809)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    vSphere Distributed Switches do not support IPv6 addresses for encapsulated remote mirror sessions (2054387)
    Date Published: 9/3/2013

    VMware Fusion
    Downgrading VMware Fusion 6.0 to 5.x (2056786)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Upgrading a Windows 7 virtual machine to Windows 8 (2057651)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Creating a VMware Fusion mass deployment package (2058680)
    Date Published: 9/5/2013
    Boot Camp virtual machine fails to boot after upgrading VMware Fusion 5 to Fusion 6 (2059136)
    Date Published: 9/6/2013
    Upgrading VMware Fusion 5.x to 6.0 (2056803)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Restricting virtual machines in VMware Fusion 6.0 (2058673)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    VMware Fusion 6 fails to start (2058900)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013

    VMware Service Manager
    Viewing the Call History in the HTML Only version in VMware Service Manager fails with the error: Buffer too small for CLOB to CHAR or BLOB to RAW conversion (2058198)
    Date Published: 9/3/2013

    VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
    Automated installation wizard installs unsupported Agent on HP-UX 11.11 and HP-UX 11.23 (2057123)
    Date Published: 9/3/2013

    VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    VMware Converter Standalone conversion fails with the error: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code: 2147754767 (0x8004230F). (2058046)
    Date Published: 9/3/2013

    VMware vCenter Orchestrator
    Non-admin users cannot see workflow tokens in Orchestrator (2058033)
    Date Published: 9/3/2013

    VMware vCenter Server
    Storage DRS keeps VMDKs together and does not allocate to most optimal datastore (2053792)
    Date Published: 9/5/2013
    Installing or upgrading the vCenter Single Sign-On component of vCenter Server 5.1 on Windows fails with the error: Error 1335 with ssoser~1.cab (2057691)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager service fails with the error: Panic: Assert Failed: “!vmKernelIp.empty()” @ d:/build/ob/bora-820150/srm/src/storage/vc/accessMapUtil.cpp:108 (2057469)
    Date Published: 9/2/2013
    Restore vSphere Replication 1.0.x if ESXi Server Host is Moved (2051389)
    Date Published: 9/2/2013

    VMware vCloud Automation Center
    Cannot provision virtual machines using VBscript customization in the vCloud Automation Center blueprint (2058304)
    Date Published: 9/5/2013

    VMware vCloud Director
    VMware vCloud Director cannot add same template to vApp multiple times (2048054)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    VMware vCloud Director Web site reports an incorrect or huge number for CPU or memory allocations on an Organization vDC (2058683)
    Date Published: 9/6/2013

    VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
    Data is not averaged in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server (2055715)
    Date Published: 9/6/2013

    VMware vFabric Postgres
    Resolving B-Tree index sibling errors in VMware Postgres (2053886)
    Date Published: 9/6/2013

    VMware vSphere Data Protection
    vSphere Data Protection appliance fails with the error: Cannot open the disk /vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxx-xxx/vm_disk.vmdk or one of the snapshot disk it depends on (2056256)
    Date Published: 9/5/2013

    VMware Workstation
    Editing the .vmx file of a VMware Workstation and VMware Player virtual machine (2057902)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Restricting virtual machines in VMware Workstation 10 (2058671)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Evaluating VMware Fusion and Workstation (2057823)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Upgrading from VMware Workstation 9 to VMware Workstation 10 (2056782)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Downloading and installing VMware Workstation (2057907)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013
    Downgrading from VMware Workstation 10 to VMware Workstation 9 (2056784)
    Date Published: 9/4/2013

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    VMware Newsletter 5.33

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    From the editors virtual desk

    Hi everyone, well another full week for me and just so much news post VMworld 2013. Of course we made some very exciting announcements and now my customers want to know more. It is catch up time for me as I scramble to get ahead with all of the new and exciting technologies that we unveiled at VMworld. I think this is a very exciting time and I have seen many very positive articles on the web since the event of our many new initiatives from our new storage virtualisation solutions to expanded network solutions it is all happening at such a rapid rate and we are leading the charge with innovation and expertise in our industry. The benefit for our customers will be immense and I hope to become much better at explaining and identifying the way these new solutions can assist my customers to become more agile with their existing and new environments.

     

    Another packed newsletter so as always have a fantastic week ahead and soak up all of the news below.

     

    Virtually Yours

    Jillian Rayner

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    Neil Isserow

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    VMware Australia

     

    Local Events

    - VMUG - VMworld 2013 Update (18 September)

    - Lunch and Learn - vSPhere 5.5 update (18 September)

     

    Local Training Classes

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    VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 16-18 Sept

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    VMware Bloggers

     

    • VMware vSphere Blog: New iSCSI Best Practices White Paper Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10086)A new iSCSI best practices white paper is now available. The paper looks at all aspects of using iSCSI in a vSphere environment. The paper was created with the assistance of our partners from DELL & HP, and tries to find common agreement as to what are the best practices. It discusses networking configuration options, interoperability with other vSphere components and advanced settings. You can download the white paper from the VMware Technical Resources site here. Get notification of these blogs…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Platform–Quick Reference (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10055)With all the new announcements at VMworld last week you will be excused for not knowing the technical advantages that have been added to the vSphere 5.5 release and specifically in the platform, with this in mind we wanted to create a quick technical overview of what’s new so you are armed with the information you need as a technical person. This “Quick Reference” was created as a single place to look and find out the new features which interest you and give you some base information to quickly…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: A Summary of What’s New in vSphere 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10040)On August 26th at VMworld 2013 VMware announced vSphere 5.5 , the latest release of  VMware’s industry-leading virtualization platform.  This latest release includes a lot of improvements and many new features and capabilities.  In an effort to try and get my head around all this exciting new “stuff” I decided to go through the what’s new paper and compile a brief summary (well, relatively brief anyway). Here’s the list I came up with.  I’m sure I missed some things, but this list should…

       

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      VMware Hands On Labs Blog: The first of the 2013 VMware Hands-on Labs are now online! (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=382)Today we are excited to announce that we have released the first four labs from the 2013 Hands-on Labs Content catalog to the HOL Online portal. These four labs were among the most popular at our 10th Annual VMworld US show last week in San Francisco. They demonstrate some of the most talked about new products and features in networking, storage, performance and mobility. Click on the lab icon or the link below each lab description to enroll and begin your VMware Hands-on Labs Online session. To connect to…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: World’s First TPC-VMS Benchmark Result (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=9972)VMware, along with our partner HP , are excited to announce the world’s first TPC-VMS benchmark result! Many organizations and their operations teams are still not confident that databases can be virtualized successfully.  It has been VMware’s experience though that performance should no longer be a barrier to continued adoption of database workloads on vSphere.  By leveraging this 3rd party, audited benchmark, we hope to increase customer confidence that vSphere is the best platform for all your…

       

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      VMware Network Virtualization Blog: Seven reasons VMware NSX, Cisco UCS and Nexus are orders of magnitude more awesome togetherVMware NSX, Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus, TOGETHER solve many of the most pressing issues at the intersection of networking and virtualization. Executive Summary VMware NSX brings industry-leading  network virtualization capabilities to Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus infrastructures, on any hypervisor, for any application, with any cloud management platform.  Adding state of the art virtual networking (VMware NSX) to best-in-class physical networking (Cisco UCS & Nexus) produces significant optimizations…

       

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      Rethink IT: Reports of vCloud Director’s death exaggerated (http://blogs.vmware.com/rethinkit/?p=460)Borrowing from  Mark Twain’s retort to newspaper stories of his death , reports of the death of vCloud Director are exaggerated. vCloud Director (vCD) is alive and well and now 100% focused on the needs of the service provider market, where it powers more than 250 public clouds in the vCloud Powered and vCloud Datacenter programs in addition to VMware’s own vCloud Hybrid Service . We’ll continue to integrate vCD functions into vCenter and vCloud Automation Center, as previously announced . With this…

       

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      VMware End User Computing: Have You Ever Cheated on a School Test? (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3653)by Geoffrey Murase, Solutions Marketing, VMware The incentive to cheat is highly correlated with what is at stake.  For example, in preschool, it’s pretty rare to see a child copy another classmate’s finger painting because not much is at stake.  However, in high school, getting good grades means getting into a good college.  That’s where I was first exposed to the temptation of cheating on a test.  I recall one class where the teacher gave the same multiple choice test every  year.  Students…

       

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      VMware Consulting Blog: The Snowden Leak: A Windfall for Hybrid Cloud? (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=824)By Richard Rees Interest in hybrid cloud has risen since Edward Snowden’s leak in May revealing vast surveillance operations by the US government, according to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Carl Eschenbach during a VMworld Q&A last week. That’s not surprising, since hybrid clouds allow businesses to keep their data in their own house and out of the prying eyes of government. That’s undoubtedly attractive for foreign companies doing business with or in the United States, since the US…

       

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      Workstation Zealot: New Release of VMware Workstation 10 – Now Available! (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=716)We couldn’t be more excited to release the next major version of VMware Workstation! Workstation 10 showcases robust new features with unmatched operating system support, a rich user experience, a comprehensive feature set and high performance. VMware Workstation 10 is designed for professionals that rely on virtual machines to get their job done. We know IT professionals count on VMware Workstation for innovation and reliability and VMware Workstation 10 continues that tradition with features that…

       

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      VROOM!: IPv6 performance improvements in vSphere 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1407)Many of our customers use IPv6 networks in their datacenters for a variety of reasons. We expect that many more will transition from IPv4 to IPv6 to reap the large address range and other benefits that IPv6 provides. Keeping this in mind, we have worked on a number of performance enhancements for the way that vSphere 5.5 manages IPv6 network traffic. Some new features that we have implemented include: • TCP Checksum Offload: For Network Interface Cards (NICs) that support this feature, the computation of…

       

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      vSphere PowerCLI Blog: PowerCLI 5.5 What’s New–Overview (https://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/?p=1498)At VMworld last week we announced that vSphere 5.5 would be released in the near future. As part of this new release we will also introduce a new version of PowerCLI.  One of the sessions I presented last week gave detailed information on the new features which can be found in PowerCLI 5.5, the below is an overview of these features. More detailed information will follow on this blog in the near future but here is an overview of the new features to expect: New Cmdlets to manage vSphere Tags …

       

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      VMware vCloud Blog: VMworld Day 3 Wrap Up and VMworld 2013 Summary (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2838)By  David Davis To follow up on my last two VMworld 2013 posts ( Day 1 and Day 2 Wrap-Up ), let’s talk about what happened at days 3 and 4 of VMworld 2013! Sessions On Day 3 of VMworld, with no general session of the day, attendees went directly to labs and sessions. In fact, the top 10 sessions of VMworld 2013 have already been announced over at the VMworld community. They included awesome vSphere-related topics like PowerCLI Best Practices (by PowerCLI authors Luc Dekens and Alan Renouf of VMware)…

       

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      VROOM!: VMware vSphere 5.5 Host Power Management (HPM) saves more power and improves performanceVMware recently released a white paper on the power and performance improvements in the Host Power Management (HPM) feature in vSphere 5.5. With new improvements in HPM, one can save significant power and gain decent performance in many common scenarios. The paper shows that power savings of up to 20% can be achieved in vSphere5.5 by using industry standard SPEC benchmarks. The paper also describes some of the best practices to follow when using HPM. One experiment indicates that you can get around a 10%…

       

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      vSphere 5.5 Link-O-Rama (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4075)Your complete guide to all the essential vSphere 5.5 links. Bookmark this page and keep checking back as it will grow as new links are added. VMware vSphere 5.5 Product Feature Interactive Walkthroughs - (VMware) VMware What’s New Links What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform (VMware Tech Paper) Documentation Links Download Links ESXi Links ESXi 5.5 Free Version – [...]

       

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      My .02 on VMworld 2013 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4049)Well that’s a wrap, another VMworld in the bag for me. This is the 6th VMworld that I’ve attended so I’ve seen it evolve and change over the years and wanted to give my thoughts and feedback on it. Record attendance as usual, my thought on that in this post. Gone are the days where VMworld was [...]

       

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      Want a free digital copy of the vSphere Design Pocketbook? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13442)I just noticed that PernixData is offering free copies of the vSphere Design Pocketbook. Only thing you will need to do is register here. I believe at VMworld they handed out roughly 1500 copies of these, and they have been very well received. For those who don’t know, this book was “authored by the community” […] " Want a free digital copy of the vSphere Design Pocketbook? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign…

       

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      How do you know where an object is located with Virtual SAN? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=12711)You must have been wondering the same thing after reading the introduction to Virtual SAN. Last week at VMworld I received many questions on this topic, so I figured it was time for a quick blog post on this matter. How do you know where a storage object resides with Virtual SAN when you are […] " How do you know where an object is located with Virtual SAN? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day…

       

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      vSphere 5.5 nuggets: High Availability Enhancement (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=12971)There aren’t a lot of changes in 5.5 when it comes to vSphere High Availability aka HA, but one is worth noting. As most of you are probably aware of, vSphere HA in the past did nothing with VM to VM Affinity or Anti Affinity rules. Typically for people using “affinity” rules this was not […] " vSphere 5.5 nuggets: High Availability Enhancement " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today…

       

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      Testing vSphere Virtual SAN in your virtual lab with vSphere 5.5 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=12507)For those who want to start testing the beta of vSphere Virtual SAN in their lab with vSphere 5.5 I figured it would make sense to describe how I created my nested lab. I am not going to describe how to install ESXi nested as there are a billion articles out there that describe how […] " Testing vSphere Virtual SAN in your virtual lab with vSphere 5.5 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial…

       

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      What’s new in vSphere 5.5 for DRS? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13341)In vSphere 5.5 a couple of new pieces of functionality have been added to DRS. The first one is around the maximum number of VMs on a single host that DRS should allow. I guess some of you will say hey didn’t we introduce that last year with that advanced setting called “LimitVMsPerESXHost“? Yes that […] " What’s new in vSphere 5.5 for DRS? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today…

       

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      Did You (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4775)This large whiteboard was made available for VMworld 2013 attendees in the back of the VMware booth.  The photo was taken on Monday afternoon. Click on the image for a larger version. Did you <3 VMware and tell them why?  Show other readers where you signed in the comments section below. Can you accurately identify [...] 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 site…

       

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      A Look At vCenter 5.5 SSO RC Installation (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4767)This week at VMworld 2013, I attended a few sessions directly related to vCenter 5.5 as well as its components, one of which is vCenter Single Sign On (SSO): VSVC5234 – Extreme Performance Series: vCenter of the Universe VSVC4830 – vCenter Deep Dive First of all, both sessions were excellent and I highly recommend viewing [...] 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…

       

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      Onwards and Upwards! (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4839)Today I am both delighted and sad to announce that I am leaving VMware. Sad in the respect that over the past 3 years I have made some really great friends and had some amazing experiences and opportunities whilst at VMware. However I am delighted because I am moving to a company that has a bright [...] " Onwards and Upwards! " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: Goodbye VMware PSO – Hello VMware EUC Global CoE! Official VMware…

       

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      The Real VDI Status Quo Survey (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5405)Dear Readers, I am trying to determine what VDI desktop user entitlement mode the industry, administrators and organizations are currently using in live production deployments. Please answer this very brief questionnaire (only 2 questions). This survey is based on my previous article The Real VDI Status Quo.   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , … Continue reading »

       

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      The Real VDI Status Quo (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5391)In March 2011 published an article entitled ‘Floating Pools are the way to go….‘ where I  put a stake on the ground in relation to the use of persistent versus non-persistent desktops for VDI. I have always supported non-persistent desktops, and to some extent I was one of those who helped to define what the market Status … Continue reading »

       

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      VMworld 2013 End-User Computing Rundown (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5383)The normal VMworld pattern is that the keynote on Day 1 (Mon) is all about virtualization and Cloud, and Day 2 covers End-User Computing and other areas. vSphere and vCloud were covered on Day 1,  but there was also quite a bit on the new vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) offering, initially in North America and in other parts … Continue reading »

       

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      Splunk App for VMware 3.0 Released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31896)Splunk App for VMware version 3.0 has been released and introduces different architecture for the data collection and also a new GUI based configuration which makes the configuration process easier. The Splunk App for VMware 3.0 reduced the amount of data which is pulled from vCenter and ESXi hosts. (ex. vCenter daily logs = 15Mb; […] You might also like: Splunk App For Windows Server vMA + Splunk = Syslog Awesomeness ESXi scratch partition – how to enable and why? Read the full post Splunk App for…

       

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      VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6 Released! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31876)Just released! VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6. This is a major release of VMware Workstation since last year, which comes in after a two consecutive technology previews, where virtual hardware 10 and major enhancements like SSD pass through has been already revealed. What’s New in VMware Workstation 10? Creation of Restricted VM Advanced […] You might also like: VMware Fusion and Fusion Pro 5.0.3 – Maintenance… VMware Workstation 7.1.4 released VMware Fusion 4.1 Free Update released Read…

       

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      vSphere Replication 5.5 and SRM 5.5 Technical Update – Free VMworld Session (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31869)The vSphere Replication 5.5 (VR) is part of the vCloud Suite from the Essentials Plus and higher from the license standpoint. In this VMworld Session BCO5129 Protection for All: vSphere Replication and SRM technical update  they start the presentation with the basics, what VR does, how to install the components and then the registering with […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… VMworld 2013 Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… Read the full post…

       

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      New Free Script (with GUI) called Event-O-Matic to pick an event to generate a PowerShell Code (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31856)Luc Dekens has created a nice script which brings up a GUI which enables you to pick up a number of events, and then the script will generate PowerShell code which is placed to the clipboard. He named it Event-O-Matic and it’s available from his blog. When you connect to your vCenter, you have on […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 The PowerCLI man showed up again during VMworld Copenhagen… Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… Read the full post New Free Script (with GUI) called…

       

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      VSAN Observer – upcoming tool for monitoring VSAN performance (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31844)VMware VSAN which has been introduced during VMworld 2013 in SF allows to use local disks together with local SSDs (for acceleration) to create a pool of storage visible to all hosts in the cluster as a shared datastore. The product is not available yet. Here are some news about some cool management tools are showing […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… vSphere 5.5 Read the full post VSAN Observer – upcoming…

       

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      VMworld 2013 Highlights and HyperConvergence (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31829)It’s the last day of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco and I’d like to show some of the highlights which took my attention by not being there by myself, but found bits and pieces around the internet. With so many new enhancements to VMware vSphere 5.5 (which got twice stronger, or twice more in config […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 Why No SAN Solutions for Virtualization will be a success Nutanix NX-1000 and NX 6000 – Technology for SMBs and… Read the full post VMworld 2013 Highlights and…

       

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      vBrownBag TechTalks posted on YouTube (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3831)Another VMworld USA is over and we’re all slowly catching up on sleep. The vBrownBag Tech Talk videos are now up on YouTube, you can find links to all the videos either on the original schedule web page or on this YouTube playlist. Huge thanks go to the nearly forty community members who prepared and [...]

       

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      VMworld 2013 Wrap Up (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3830)This post is by Cody Bunch This is the sort of post where one would say something about being tired, sore feet, or having the “VMworld crud”. While I've had a bit of all of those things, this is not that post. This post could also drone on and on about how despite the oddball [...]

       

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      VMworld 2013 has Come and Gone (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-6365472631331478620)VMworld has come and gone. A whirlwind of a week. I only was in the US for 4 days, and in transit for another two, and it was worth every single second and cent. First thank you's. I would like to thank Corey Romero , and John Troyer for the blogger pass to VMworld. I would like to thank Amy Lewis for her assistance in getting me to VMworld as part of the Social Media effort for Cisco . Now to the show and my highlights and thoughts. The People Social networking is a major part of the conference. I…

       

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      Extending an EagerZeroedThick Disk (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2161)Today a coworker asked me about extending an EagerZeroedThick disk, as they had a customer inform them that extending an EagerZeroedThick disk actually turned it LazyZeroed. Although this is somewhat true, it is not 100% accurate. What actually happens is the extension becomes LazyZeroed but the original portion of the disk still remains EagerZeroedThick. This [...]

       

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      EMC Speed2lead in Milan Italy (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1353)EMC Speed2Lead Launch Today in Milan EMC announced a whole new update to many products. So first, why did I get to go to Italy for the launch. Ok, so back up one more step. Thank you EMC Elect program. EMC Elect if you don’t know is the community advocate program for EMC. I am […] Related posts: EMC Solutions Insiders – Episode 1 SDDC EMC and ScaleIO – Give me your flash Storage Caching vs Tiering Part 1

       

    KB Articles

    VMware ESX
    Detect TX Unit Hang with e1000 driver for LINUX 64-bit guest (2011336)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013
    Understanding TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) and Large Receive Offload (LRO) in a VMware environment (2055140)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013

    VMware ESXi
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201308001 (2053131)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201308402-BG: Updates tools-light (2053135)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130804001-standard (2053137)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201308101-SG: Updates esx-base (2053139)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130801001s-no-tools (2053141)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    Upgrading VMware Tools using the /usr/lib/vmware-tools/sbin/vmware-tools-upgrader command fails with a segmentation fault error (2057535)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    Installing or upgrading VMware Tools in a Solaris 10 virtual machine fails with the error: modname=$’ unexpected Uninstall failed (2057912)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013
    ESXi RAM disk full due to a locked virtual machine log file (2057975)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013
    Configuring Mellanox RDMA I/O Drivers ESXi 5.x (Partner Verified and Support) (2058261)
    Date Published: 8/28/2013
    Backing up and restoring ESXi configuration using the vSphere Command-Line Interface and vSphere PowerCLI (2042141)
    Date Published: 8/28/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201308401-BG: Updates esx-base (2053133)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201308403-BG: Updates net-e1000 (2053136)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130804001-no-tools (2053138)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20130801001s-standard (2053140)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    Relocate virtual machine operation is not allowed in the current connection state of the host (2046356)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013
    vSphere Distributed Switch teaming alarm triggered in vCenter Server (2057667)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013

    VMware Fusion
    Importing a virtual machine running in an Oracle VirtualBox to VMware Fusion, Workstation, or Player (2053864)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013

    VMware Horizon View
    VMware Horizon View HTML Blast access fails with the error: An error has occurred: code:ECONNRESET (2056649)
    Date Published: 8/29/2013

    VMware Service Manager
    VMware Service Manager type information entered in the service catalog does not display in the main application (2057652)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    Removing historical performance data from the Chargeback Manager 2.5 database (2041602)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013
    Hierarchies corresponding to DELETED_ VMware vCloud Director orgs are picked up by the automatic report scheduler in VMware Chargeback Manager 2.5 (2055945)
    Date Published: 8/28/2013

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
    Changing the time zone on the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 UI VM and Analytics VM virtual machines (2039996)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013
    Reconfiguring VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 after changing the IP address or hostname for a registered VMware vCenter Server (2047351)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013
    Creating a notification rule for Administrative Alerts in VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 (2048350)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013

    VMware vCenter Server
    How to disable and re-enable the Getting Started Tabs in vSphere Clients (2058014)
    Date Published: 8/29/2013
    The Show VMs in Inventory option in the vSphere Client does not persist between views (2008329)
    Date Published: 8/29/2013
    vCenter Server 5.1 fails to start with the error: Unable to create SSO facade: Invalid response code: 404 Not Found (2053804)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013
    An orphaned VMDK is created when manual Storage vMotion task is performed during virtual machine backup task (2055943)
    Date Published: 8/30/2013
    Single Sign-On server fails to start after Domain Name Server modifications (2057170)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    Rebooting vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 takes a long time when regenerating SSL certificates (2058332)
    Date Published: 8/29/2013

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager reports the error: There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation (2041891)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013

    VMware vCloud Director
    vCloud Director reports a Null Pointer error when attempting to update the vApp networking (2057295)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013
    End of Availability and End of Support Life for VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Standalone (2057589)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013
    Supported Ciphers for VMware Remote Console (VMRC) Certificates (2057736)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013
    Removing a datastore from VMware vCloud Director 5.1 fails with the error: DATASTORE datastore-xx on vcenter XXX is unknown to VCD (2057335)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013
    Migrating the vCloud infrastructure to a new storage in vCloud Director (2058094)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013

    VMware vCloud Networking and Security
    End of Availability and End of Support Life for vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Standalone (2055410)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013

    VMware vFabric Application Director
    Collecting logs from vFabric Application Director Appliance 5.x (2057138)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013

    VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
    Metric Data value varies in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server 5.0 (2055139)
    Date Published: 8/28/2013

    VMware vShield App with Data Security
    After adding a patch to vShield Manager the build number on the vCenter Summary tab does not update (2057021)
    Date Published: 8/28/2013

    VMware vSphere Replication
    A virtual machine fails to respond when using third-party backup software and VMware vSphere Replication (2040754)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013

    VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
    VMware vSphere Storage Appliance install fails with the error: ERROR – createCluster() failed.Timed out waiting for reply to request (2058132)
    Date Published: 8/27/2013

    VMware vSphere Web Client
    Logging in to vCenter Server 5.1 fails after an account is disabled or the password expires in Active Directory (2047627)
    Date Published: 8/26/2013

    VMware Workstation
    Disabling the suspend feature for a virtual machine in VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation (2056501)
    Date Published: 8/28/2013

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    From the editors virtual desk

    Hi everyone, just a short intro this week as there is so much going on from VMworld that I don't want to take up any of your time that you could be reading the newsletter so enjoy the update from what was a spectacular VMworld 2013.

     

    Virtually Yours

    Neil Isserow

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    VMware Australia

     

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      VMware Accelerate: Are You Delivering Speed as a Service? (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1225)Author: Joe Chenevey This week, VMware hosted its 10th annual VMworld in San Francisco. As a company. we’ve announced new products that broaden virtualization’s benefits beyond servers and into network and storage areas. When all data center infrastructure is virtualized, it can be delivered as a service much more completely than ever before. However, virtualizing all infrastructure does not constitute a software-defined data center (SDDC), and that’s key for executives to understand. When control of…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: VMware recieves 2013 Learning! Award (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2329)VMware named to the #8 position in the 2013 Learning! 100 awards .  In its 3rd year, the Learning! 100 awards honor high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration. The award recognizes VMware for Customer and Partner Programs calling out collaboration as an ‘Area of Excellence.’  Learning! 100 applicants are evaluated across three criteria: Aberdeen Group’s Best-in-Class Learning & Development assessment, EMG’s Learning Culture index, and overall organizational…

       

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      VROOM!: VMware vSphere 5.5 Performs Well Running Big Data Scenario with Greenplum (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1428)VMware recently released a white paper on the performance and best practices of running a Pivotal Greenplum database cluster in virtual machines. The paper reports the results of two studies. In each study, six physical machines are used in the Greenplum cluster. Three different big data workloads are run on the physical machines, and then on virtual machines in the same configuration. One experiment compares a physical setup to a virtual configuration for running Greenplum segment servers, one per host.…

       

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      VMware vCloud Blog: VMworld 2013 Day 2 Wrap-Up (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2834)By  David Davis On day 2 of VMworld 2013, the day started off with the general session/keynote with VMware COO Carl Eschenbach. Carl announced that the official number of VMworld attendees hit a record this year with 22,500 (but he is rounding up to 23,000). He introduced VMware Senior Principle Engineer, Kit Colbert. I have met Kit a number of times, I know that he was one of VMware’s early employees, and he’s a very smart engineer. Carl and Kit went through the struggles happening in the…

       

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      VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: IT-as-a-Service: Day 2 At VMworld (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2047)VMware President and COO, Carl Eschenbach, kicked off day two of VMworld 2013 with energy by reiterating the three imperative pillars of VMware’s vision: Virtualization extends to ALL of IT IT management gives way to automation Compatible hybrid clouds Carl’s main focus was around IT-as-a-Service, bringing VMware subject experts to the stage. First up was Kit Colbert, Principal Engineer at VMware. Kit drove a demo of vCloud Automation Center, showcasing: Project Vulcan on Private cloud / Public…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: KBTV Live from VMworld 2013 – Customer Testimonial (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5559)Good day KBTV fans! As you are probably well aware at this stage, VMworld 2013 is currently taking place this week in San Francisco. What you might not be aware of is that the KBTV team is recording live from VMworld. We very much enjoy attending this event every year and getting to spend time and interact with some of you guys in person. We bumped into one such person from California and he was nice enough to get in front of the camera and provide a quick testimonial and shares his thoughts concerning…

       

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      VMware Accelerate: How Virtualized Is Your Data Center? (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1209)If you’re at VMworld San Francisco today, stop by the VMware Accelerate Advisory Services demo booth in the Solution Exchange, and meet Craig Stanley, Accelerate Benchmarking Practice lead, and Heman Smith, Accelerate Organization Transformation lead. They’ll take you through a software-defined data center (SDDC) education and evaluation process, show you aggregate industry peer results, and create a custom SDDC analysis that will be emailed to you right there on the show floor! If you’re not at…

       

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      VMware Accelerate: VMware Cloud Compass Tool (powered by Alinean) (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1179)Author: Thomas Pisello, Alinean CEO and founder It can be a challenge knowing which cloud solution is best for your particular workloads and business requirements: a private cloud, public cloud or hybrid solution? To help you determine the best option, VMware worked with the business value experts at Alinean to create the VMware Cloud Compass Tool. The VMware Cloud Compass Tool factors your unique workloads, budget goals, risk tolerance and desired business outcomes to provide a customized 3rd party…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: vCloud Suite 5.5 – Click Thru Demos available online (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=9927)As part of the launch collateral for vCloud Suite 5.5, VMware’s Technical Marketing team has created a number of ‘click-thru’ demos. These have been used extensively at VMworld 2013, both in break-out sessions and in the VMware booth. However, these demos are also available online, and can be readily accessed by VMware customers who are interested in seeing some of the new features in version 5.5 first hand. The navigation is quite simple. The upper left hand corner, when clicked, will give you a…

       

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      VMware Accelerate: The 3 Rules for Making Confident IT Decisions (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1162)Author: Craig Stanley When presented with a choice between two solutions with an obvious difference in cost and value, you should always choose the cheaper one, right?  We all know that’s not the case, as it’s just not that simple. In fact, many times the more expensive choice may be the right one when all factors are considered. But it’s important that the cost premium delivers a value that exceeds the cost differential and potential for failure. The other intangible factors that influence…

       

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      VMware vCloud Blog: VMworld 2013 Day 1 Wrap-Up (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2819)By David Davis VMworld 2013 actually got started on Sunday, August 25 with registration, hands-on labs, and certification exams started. That morning was the annual 5K run/walk down by San Francisco bay. However, Sunday night was the first time you saw the massive gathering of VMworld attendees when the welcome reception kicked off in the solutions exchange. With an estimated 22,000 attendees at VMworld this year, the crowd and the vendor booths were larger than every. With this being the 10 th…

       

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      VMware Technical Account Manager Blog: VMworld 2013 Day One Recap (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=1301)VMworld 2013 – the 10 th annual – kicked off on Monday with the General Session and some epic announcements. But before we go deep and dive into the details… 2nd Annual TAM Customer Central The first day of the second annual TAM Customer Central was a resounding success. This exclusive TAM Customer-Only room was designed to ensure that TAM Customers have the best possible experience during the conference. On Monday customers had exclusive access to VMware product managers and experts for in-depth…

       

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      VMware Consulting Blog: Meet the Bloggers Today! (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=794)Don’t forget to stop by the Professional Services booth at VMworld today from 4:15–5pm for our Meet the Bloggers event. Get in-person answers to all your pressing IT questions and meet the consultants and architects behind this blog and the  VMware Accelerate Blog . If you can’t join us in San Francisco, we hope you’ll still join us here on the VMware Consulting Blog . We have lots of great posts scheduled for the coming months, including several by new bloggers. You won’t want to miss them!

       

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      VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: VMware Unveils 4 Major Announcements at VMworld (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2033)It’s been 10 years and VMware continues our customers’ journey to the cloud by further enabling the software-defined data center. Yesterday at VMworld, we announced these exciting advances for delivering IT-as-a-service: 1.) Compute : More apps than ever before love VMware® vSphere® – in fact, 2X as many and 32X the data – supporting 64TB. VMware vSphere 5.5 extends support for business-critical applications and new workloads, including big data extensions 2.) Storage: Rapid scaling of compute…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: Design Your Learning Path Any Which Way (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2302)Last year we released a learning paths tool where users could design a learning path based on their IT role, Architect, Administrator, or Engineer.  Feedback was tremendous!   It was an easy way to see what VMware courses to take.  But then the questions came … “What if I want to learn by a product-focus path for Horizon View ” or “What if I want a solution focus on Software-Defined Data Center ?” or “What if I want to focus on a specific  certification for VMware Certified Advanced…

       

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      VMware Consulting Blog: Get Your Hands on the Data Center of the Future (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=753)By John Steiner, Eric Ledyard and Shaun Millin Today’s software-defined data center (SDDC) is helping IT organizations meet business demands by automating and managing a growing range of data center functions, freeing up resources for new projects that support IT as a service. From talking to VMware customers, we know that up to 80% of deployment time has nothing to do with physical equipment—it’s all about the orchestration between the technology, the people and the migration process. Thus,…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Storage (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=9853)As with any vSphere launch, there are a bunch of new storage related features announced. This year is a little different as there are some considerable updates which I wanted to share with you. Virtual SAN (VSAN) VMware has made a public beta announcement on VSAN. While it is not yet GA, it is almost there and vSphere 5.5 will enable you to try it out first hand. VMware is taking a software-defined approach with VSAN and providing a product that is radically simpler, more scalable and agile, and lower-cost…

       

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      Office of the CTO Blogs: Next Generation Virtual Desktop as a Service (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2186)Welcome to VMworld 2013 and Imagine Dragons. Love that “ Radioactive ” song! Oops, sorry, wrong blog. ;-) Seriously, I want to share with you some powerful developments in the evolution of End User Computing that I’m discussing at VMworld this week. The first topic is a milestone in the evolution of VDI, what I view as the new generation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – “VDI 2.0”. I’m referring to a set of developments at both VMware and the industry that dramatically reduce the complexity…

       

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      Office of the CTO Blogs: New VMware Ready Devices (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2190)At VMworld this week you’ll hear a lot of exciting news coming from VMware on the mobile side and today I’m very excited to announce the immediate availability of several new VMware Ready devices and give you an update on our mobile efforts. The new DROID lineup from Verizon Wireless – Motorola DROID Maxx, Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID Mini – is VMware Ready.  These new devices are available in the market starting Aug 19 th . HTC One on Verizon Wireless is also VMware Ready and is…

       

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      VMware End User Computing: Why I’m Excited About End-User Computing (VMworld 2013) (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3597)By Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware This is my second week at VMware, and I for one am very excited about the future of the company. This is a company that has had a huge emphasis placed on INNOVATION. Engineers are proud of the great products they have pioneered that have practically made VMware a household name in the data center and the go to market team is proud of the success they’ve created with customers and the channel. The recent recognition of VMware as the third most…

       

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      vSphere 5.5 nuggets: changes to disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=12499)Those who were in the vSphere 5.5 beta program might have noticed it but I am suspecting many did not. With vSphere 5.5 there is finally an advanced setting to enable Disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault. This advanced setting was introduced with vSphere 5.0 and unfortunately needed to be enabled in a file (/etc/vmware/settings); which was inconvenient to say […] " vSphere 5.5 nuggets: changes to disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.…

       

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      vSphere 5.5: platform scalability (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13077)One of the things that always keeps people busy are the “max config” numbers for a release. I figured I would dedicate a blog post to vSphere 5.5 platform scalability now that it has been released. A couple of things that stand out if you ask me when it comes to platform scalability: 320 pCPUs […] " vSphere 5.5: platform scalability " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on Train…

       

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      Startup News Flash part 4 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13360)This is the fourth part already of the Startup News Flash, we are in the middle of VMworld and of course there were many many announcements. I tried to filter out those which are interesting, as mentioned in one of the other posts if you feel one is missing leave a comment. Nutanix announced version […] " Startup News Flash part 4 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on Train Signal!

       

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      vSphere 5.5 nuggets: vCenter Server Appliance limitations lifted! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=12967)For those who haven’t seen it… the vCenter Server Appliance limitations that there were around the number of virtual machines and hosts are lifted. Where the vCenter Server Appliance with the embedded ternal database used to be limited to a maximum of 5 hosts and 50 virtual machines this has been increased with vSphere 5.5 […] " vSphere 5.5 nuggets: vCenter Server Appliance limitations lifted! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware…

       

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      2013 VMware Fling Contest – Join in on the fun! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13368)Last year VMware organized the very first VMware Open Innovation Contest and it was a very successful contest which resulted in an awesome fling called “pro-active DRS“. The Open Innovation Contest is back again in 2013 but now called the 2013 VMware Fling Contest. Now lets get those creative juices flowing again, think about the […] " 2013 VMware Fling Contest – Join in on the fun! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training…

       

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      Introduction to vSphere Flash Read Cache aka vFlash (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13035)vSphere 5.5 was just announced and of course there are a bunch of new features in there. One of the features which I think people will appreciate is vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC), formerly known as vFlash. vFlash was tech previewed last year at VMworld and I recall it being a very popular session. In […] " Introduction to vSphere Flash Read Cache aka vFlash " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day…

       

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      Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual SAN (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=12620)Many of you have seen the announcements by now and I am guessing that you are as excited as I am about the announcement of the public beta of Virtual SAN with vSphere 5.5. What is Virtual SAN, formerly known as “VSAN” or “vCloud Distributed Storage” all about? Virtual SAN (VSAN from now on in […] " Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual SAN " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today…

       

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      A Look At vCenter 5.5 SSO RC Installation (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4767)This week at VMworld 2013, I attended a few sessions directly related to vCenter 5.5 as well as its components, one of which is vCenter Single Sign On (SSO): VSVC5234 – Extreme Performance Series: vCenter of the Universe VSVC4830 – vCenter Deep Dive First of all, both sessions were excellent and I highly recommend viewing [...] 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…

       

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      VMworld 2013 Technical keynote (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11479)Traditionally, the day 2 keynote is the technical presentation and demo of the new products. Until last year the day 2 keynote was Steve Herrod’s playground. Steve’s technical keynote speeches were epic, but unfortunately he left VMware. This year Carl Essenbach – VMware President and Chief Operating Officer – did the day 2 keynote in […] Leave A Comment posted in VMware by Erik Scholten

       

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      Review: Thecus N4520 – Part 1 (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11422)Last year Edwin did a review of the Thecus TopTower N8850, a beautiful enterprise grade NAS with a lot of features. So when the friendly people at Thecus send us the Thecus N4520 to review it was my turn. Thecus positions the N4520 as “the ultimate home and SMB NAS for any user who manges […] Leave A Comment posted in Hardware by Anne Jan Elsinga

       

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      VMworld 2013 USA – Keynote day 2 (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11395)Day 2 kicks off with a keynote by Carl Eschenbach, who is the EVP of VMware. Traditionally, the keynote of day 2 is the technical presentation and demo of the new products. This is my fourth VMworld and I only know the very dynamic presentations and demos done by Steve Herrod. Steve’s technical keynote speeches […] Leave A Comment posted in VMware by Alex Muetstege

       

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      Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Memory Limits (http://techhead.co/?p=7680)The following is a useful summary table that outlines the physical memory limits found with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (W2K12).  Just as a reminder Windows Server 2012 is only available as an X64 distribution. Although I’m not a big fan of the new user interface I will be starting to move my virtualization lab based […] The post Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Memory Limits appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: Microsoft Windows…

       

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      Mastering VMware vSphere Book Updated for vSphere 5.5 (http://techhead.co/?p=7677)VMware vSphere author, blogger and all-round aficionado, Scott Lowe, is releasing an update to his highly popular “Mastering VMware vSphere” book.  This time he is joined by fellow blogger Nick Marshall in updating “Mastering VMware vSphere” to reflect all the latest vSphere 5.5 changes and updates. I definitely can recommend “Master VMware vSphere” as an […] The post Mastering VMware vSphere Book Updated for vSphere 5.5 appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not…

       

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      VMware vSphere 5.5 Physical Host Maximums (http://techhead.co/?p=7676)The release of VMware vSphere 5.5 has seen a number of enhancements to the underlying hypervisor (ESXi), and as with every major release of vSphere there is an increase in it’s capabilities around CPU, Disk and/or memory. Probably the most significant in the VMware vSphere 5.5 release is the increase in VMDK file size that […] The post VMware vSphere 5.5 Physical Host Maximums appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware vSphere…

       

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      VMworld 2013 End-User Computing Rundown (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5383)The normal VMworld pattern is that the keynote on Day 1 (Mon) is all about virtualization and Cloud, and Day 2 covers End-User Computing and other areas. vSphere and vCloud were covered on Day 1,  but there was also quite a bit on the new vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) offering, initially in North America and in other parts … Continue reading »

       

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      VMware Tech Preview: Project Orcha (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5379)After the announcement I’m now allowed to talk about  one of the technologies I have been working on in the Office of the CTO EUC at VMware. Project Orcha is a technique to automatically and seamlessly enable access to any file or document within Horizon Workspace while on a tablet or a laptop/desktop computer using … Continue reading »

       

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      VSAN Observer – upcoming tool for monitoring VSAN performance (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31844)VMware VSAN which has been introduced during VMworld 2013 in SF allows to use local disks together with local SSDs (for acceleration) to create a pool of storage visible to all hosts in the cluster as a shared datastore. The product is not available yet. Here are some news about some cool management tools are showing […] You might also like: vSphere 5.5 VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… Read the full post VSAN Observer – upcoming…

       

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      VMworld 2013 Highlights and HyperConvergence (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31829)It’s the last day of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco and I’d like to show some of the highlights which took my attention by not being there by myself, but found bits and pieces around the internet. With so many new enhancements to VMware vSphere 5.5 (which got twice stronger, or twice more in config […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 Why No SAN Solutions for Virtualization will be a success Nutanix NX-1000 and NX 6000 – Technology for SMBs and… Read the full post VMworld 2013 Highlights and…

       

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      vSphere 5.5 demos – New Interactive Product Walkthroughs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31817)VMware vSphere 5.5 announced earlier this week during VMworld 2013 in San Francisco just got about twice robust than the 5.1 release. The enhancements are and innovations at multiple levels. There is a new website which allows to see interactive vSphere 5.5 demos. One of the speakers during the keynote said that VMware is contributing 70% […] You might also like: vSphere 5.5 VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… Installation of ESXi 5.5 in VMware Workstation Read the full post vSphere 5.5…

       

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      VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos and fun (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31811)The second day general session from VMworld 2013  is online. You can check also my VMworld 2013 page for other videos. In the session there is a lot of demos. The presenters, Carl Eschenbach, Kit Colbert and Joe Baguley. There is 22 500 attendees this year at VMworld. This year its vSphere 5.5, IT as a Service […] You might also like: Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… VMworld 2013 vSphere 5.5 demos – New Interactive Product… Read the full post VMworld 2013 General Session –…

       

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      vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (vCSA) – Installation and Configuration Video (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31796)Here is another video I’ve recorded during the beta phase of VMware vSphere 5.5. Its an installation and configuration of the vCSA, together with DNS and IP configuration. As you could already read on one of my posts about vSphere 5.5, the vCenter Server Linux Appliance (vCSA) 5.5 has now more robust features which supports […] You might also like: vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade Process Video VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview Configuration VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Enhancements – Linux version…

       

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      Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the Evolution of Enterprise Storage (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31780)There is over 22 000 attendees this year at VMworld 2013 San Francisco, for the 10th VMworld! This is a new record, certainly, but I think that there is many more people which still could not attend. For different reasons, financial, time, work, family…  I’m trying to cover the event remotely too, as I’m planning […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… VMworld 2013 Highlights and HyperConvergence VMworld 2013 Read the full post Free VMworld 2013 Session – The…

       

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      ESXi 5.5 Free Version – no more hard limit 32GB of RAM (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31754)ESXi 5.5 Free version is no more limited to 32 GB of physical RAM only! VMware has introduced the new enhanced version of VMware vSphere 5.5 yesterday during VMworld 2013 in SF. So this kind of information interests the whole virtualization ecosystem. But concerning virtualization at home, and all Home users, the IT enthusiasts, IT […] You might also like: ESXi 5 Free – what’s the limitations? ESXi Free vs Paid – What are the differences? ESXi 5.1 Free with no vRAM limit but physical RAM limit of……

       

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      Installation of ESXi 5.5 in VMware Workstation (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31743)Hi all. This is a simple demo of installation of the latest build of ESXi 5.5 (build 1198610) in VMware Workstation, as the product will be released in couple of days. The latest improvements of VMware vSphere 5.5 offers twice as more (x2) everything (vCPU, Memory, storage), 62TB virtual disks, vSAN, vFlash, AppHA…. ++++.  The latest […] You might also like: Installation of VMware ESXi 5 inside of VMware Workstation 8 vSphere 5.5 Create bootable ESXi 5 memory Stick by using Free Unetbootin Read the…

       

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      Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 – New Book (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31731)VMware vSphere 5.5 has been announced, but it’s not available yet. New release of popular vSphere Book – Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 has been announced and also only in pre-order at Amazon for now. I believe that everyone else lives on What’s happening during VMworld 2013 San Francisco, right? Check out my VMworld 2013 Blog Page! I […] You might also like: Mastering VMware vSphere 5 released Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on… VMware vSphere Design Book – 2nd Edition…

       

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      VMware vSphere 5.5 Low Latency Applications Enhancements (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31181)vSphere 5.5 introduces new features for Low latency applications which can be like databases, high performance computing (HPC) or stock trading systems. Those applications and latency sensitive workloads, where the network packets cannot have delay. Usually a in-memory database applications or trading applications. Requirements: Fast response time Predictable response times (jitter) VMware vSphere 5.5 Low […] You might also like: vSphere 5.5 Difference between USB device pass-through and VMDirectPath……

       

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      5.5 SSO and All You Need To Know (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/55-sso-and-all-you-need-to-know.html)Today, you are probably going to see a lot of discussion around the completely re-vamped vSphere 5.5 Single Sign On (SSO) experience. Most blogs will get very lengthy and technical, I'm going to do the exact opposite. So you've heard the announcement, now here's the 30,000 foot summary. What's New with vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 (the short short version) Improved Architecture Multi-master Built-in replication Site awareness Database There is no database!!! Installation One deployment model…

       

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      Hadoop Starter Kit and EMC Solutions Insiders Episode 2 (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1334)EMC Solutions Insiders is a tool to help enable and educate EMC and Partner field technical pre-sales people. We were lucky enough to catch up with James Ruddy (@darth_ruddy) with the EMC Office of the CTO. James created a pretty nice starter kit to help people get up and going with Hadoop on VMware using […] Related posts: EMC Solutions Insiders – Episode 1 SDDC More on the EMC, Cisco and Citrix 5000 on vSphere CVD (Cisco Validated Design) in 30 minutes Get Ready for the vHunt at VMworld with some…

       

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      VMworld 2013 San Francisco – Live Blogging (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2125)All Systems Go. VMworld 2013 has kicked off and things are in full swing. We’re about 10 minutes away from the Monday morning General Session beginning and there is definitely an excitement in the air. We have bloggers, analysts, customers, partners, attendees that have been to all 10 VMworlds (including myself) all standing around, mingling [...]

       

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      VMworld 2013 Itinerary (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2111)An event 10 years in the making! 2013 marks the 10th VMworld Conference here in the US and it has officially begun.  I arrived into San Francisco yesterday and have already reconnected with some vFriends, had a great dinner with an awesome customer and even was involved in a high-speed chase (ask me to tell [...]

       

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      VMworld 2013 Wrap Up (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3830)This post is by Cody Bunch This is the sort of post where one would say something about being tired, sore feet, or having the “VMworld crud”. While I've had a bit of all of those things, this is not that post. This post could also drone on and on about how despite the oddball [...]

       

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      #vBrownBag treasure hunt at VMworld USA 2013 (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3794)VMworld is under way and so the #vBrownBag activities are also underway.  Starting Monday we will have the TechTalks happening in the communities lounge, behind the escalators in Moscone South. The TechTalks are also available streaming online for those not attending in person and (when I sort that out) on YouTube so you can view [...]

       

     

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    VMware ESXi
    Cold storage migration of virtual machine data is slow with the log entry: VMB: 1104: ignoring range (2051887)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Running a backup using a backup software reports the warning: vmProtect.Fault.Message : Message (2053765)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013
    ESXi 5.1 Update 1 host fails with the purple diagnostic screen with an error related to the DevFSFileClose function (2054287)
    Date Published: 8/23/2013
    Hostd agent stops running after changes to proxy.xml file in VMware ESXi 5.0 (2057020)
    Date Published: 8/22/2013
    Shutting down or rebooting an ESXi 5.0 host via the DCUI fails (2055034)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Installing or upgrading VMware Tools fails with the error: Cannot complete signature verification on the required VMware Tools ISO image (2053663)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013
    Software iSCSI datastores are not visible after a host reboot when using LACP for VMware ESXi 5.1 (2057606)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Exiting full screen mode on a virtual machine console fails after shutting down guest operating system (2057832)
    Date Published: 8/22/2013

    VMware Horizon Workspace
    Attempting to log into VMware Horizon Workspace 1.0 fails with error: The user could not be authenticated (2051201)
    Date Published: 8/23/2013

    VMware Service Manager
    All security roles are not visible after changing a customer to an officer in VMware Service Manager (2056403)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Imported reports in VMware Service Manager do not show custom field data (2056771)

    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Approve and Reject buttons in the VMware Service Manager approval task outbound email sends an email to approve or reject even if an incoming email is not defined (2056778)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
    ECMXA heartbeat job fails to complete for VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 4.0 and 5.0 (2043417)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator
    Accessing vCenter Infrastructure Navigator in vSphere Web Client fails with the error: Error while retrieving data from Infrastructure Navigator server (2044117)
    Date Published: 8/23/2013

    VMware vCenter Log Insight
    Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCenter Log Insight (2056760)
    Date Published: 8/21/2013
    Email alerts are not sent from vCenter Log Insight (2056981)
    Date Published: 8/21/2013

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
    Cannot access Resource Kind dropdown when configuring a Heat Map widget in VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp) 5.x (2056972)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    VMware vCenter Operations 5.7 and 5.7.1 incorrectly reports total virtual machine size rather than VMDK file size (2057556)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013
    KPI HT Breach alerts are generated for values over 100% on the Guest File System: Aggregate of all instances | Guest File System (%) metric (2057558)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013

    VMware vCenter Server
    Logging in to vCenter Server fails with the error: No ManagedConnections available within configured blocking timeout (2055448)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013
    Determining Single Sign-On and Inventory Service version numbers (2057466)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Virtual machine memory usage alarm (2057846)
    Date Published: 8/22/2013
    Virtual machine CPU usage alarm (2057830)

    Date Published: 8/22/2013

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager service on the recovery site fails while running a Recovery Plan Test or Disaster Recovery with an XMLParseException error (2055186)
    Date Published: 8/21/2013

    VMware vCloud Automation Center
    Cannot join a virtual machine to a domain when using vSphere and vCloud Automation Center Network Profiles to assign static IP’s from a pool (2056290)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vCloud Connector
    Testing VMware vCloud Connector 2.5.x connectivity using cURL commands (2054083)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCloud Connector 2.5x (2057022)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vCloud Director
    Creating an external network in vCloud Director fails with the error: Failed to create external network as port group dvportgroup-XXX or its VLAN ID XXX is in use (2042474)
    Date Published: 8/21/2013
    VMware vCloud Director sends email alerts about VPN connectivity every 8 hours (2057205)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    Increasing VMware vCloud Director database performance (2056557)

    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vFabric Data Director
    Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vFabric Data Director (2057153)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
    Agent resource error after successfully adding a new platform: Agent monitor ‘agent.commandListener’ does not have a MinRequestTime value Please turn on the server, or fix its Configuration” (2055659)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013

    VMware vShield
    Best practices when working with VXLAN PortGroups on a VMware virtual distributed switch (2057011)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013

    VMware vSphere Data Protection
    Limitations of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) File Level Restore (FLR) (2053871)
    Date Published: 8/21/2013

    VMware vSphere Management Assistant
    Running vma-support script does not reconstruct VA support bundle (2054109)
    Date Published: 8/20/2013
    An esxcli command fails with the error: locale.Error: unsupported locale setting (2056635)
    Date Published: 8/23/2013

    VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
    Installing or upgrading vSphere Storage Appliance fails with the error: Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid (2053327)
    Date Published: 8/19/2013

    VMware vSphere Web Client
    Unable to install Flash on Windows Server 2012 for use with the vSphere Web Client (2054049)
    Date Published: 8/21/2013

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    VMware Employees

    VMware Newsletter 5.31

    Posted by nisserow Sep 4, 2013

    From the editors virtual desk

    Hi everyone, as I write this I am on my way to Sydney for a short vacation and to see Blue Man Group.

     

    This week I have had an awesome week culminating in the VMware Brisbane Tech Day @ The Hilton event. The morning was all about our local partners who spent the time with one odour tech specialists learning about Mirage and how it can assist in migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 seamlessly and with little interruption to the organisation.

     

    The rest of the day was all about our customers and showing them the value of hybrid cloud services, how to choose a partner in this space and what VMware will soon be offering. An excellent day, really enjoyed by all and I hope to be able to organise again soon.

     

    A really long newsletter this week and I have tried to keep in as much news as possible as we head towards VMworld 2013.

     

    Have a fantastic week everyone especially if you are at VMworld.

     

    Virtually Yours

    Neil Isserow

    Senior Technical Account Manager

    VMware Australia

     

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    • VMware Technical Account Manager Blog: TAM Day & VMworld 2013, Your Customized Experience.VMworld 2013 is just a couple days away and it’s going to be epic. As we approach this year’s conference we want to reminder you about the exciting events designed exclusively for our TAM Services customers as well as provide you some tips during your time here in San Francisco. TAM Day Where your VMworld experience begins! Join us on August 25th for the one-day exclusive event for VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) Services customers. VMware experts will discuss the best practices and…

       

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      VMworld Blog: VMworld 2013 Hands-on Labs (http://www.vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/2013/08/23/vmworld-2013-hands-on-labs)[this blog is a repost from the VMware HOL Blog ] We are extremely excited about our plans for VMworld Hands on Labs 2013 and wanted to give you a preview of what to expect. This year we will be in the Moscone South Esplanade Ball Room with over 45,000 Square Feet of space dedicated to Hands on Labs. New Content for VMworld 2013 We will have tons of new labs around fresh topics for VMworld 2013 - with over 3,690 minutes of lab content (2.5 days @ 24 hours a day) Software Defined Data Center - vSphere,…

       

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      VROOM!: VDI Benchmarking with View Planner 3.0 (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1393)Recently we announced the general availability of VMware View Planner 3.0 as a VDI benchmark. VMware View Planner is a tool designed to simulate a large-scale deployment of virtualized desktop systems. This is achieved by generating a workload representative of many user-initiated operations that take place in a typical VDI environment. The results allow us to study the effects on an entire virtualized infrastructure. The tool can be downloaded from…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: Where in the World are VCPs? (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2237)Our minds are routinely boggled by the number of VMware Certified Professionals around the world—86% of the world’s countries have them! That’s why we thought you’d enjoy this infographic showing exactly where they are and which countries have how many. Have you connected with the other VMware Certified Professionals around you? Want to be the first one on the map in one of the few countries we haven’t reached yet? Find out more about  VCP certification  today.

       

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      VMware Support Insider: Meet VMware Technical Communicators at VMworld 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5542)Every year, the VMware Technical Communications team attends VMworld, which not only allows us to deepen our product knowledge, but also puts us elbow-to-elbow with the customers and partners who use VMware’s documentation . We’re excited about this opportunity to engage with you and find out how we can make your experience with our product docs and videos the best they can be. Worldwide, the Tech Comm team at VMware has about 70 information developers and support staff — including a dedicated video…

       

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      VMware Technical Account Manager Blog: VMworld 2013 Top 10 Tips for VMware TAM Services Attendees
      VMworld 2013 San Francisco is approaching fast and will offer a full schedule of learning opportunities that will show you how virtualization and cloud computing can help you spend less time and money supporting underlying IT infrastructure and more time on areas that yield business and competitive value. You will be empowered to take advantage of the best educational opportunity to expand your knowledge, maximize your investments, and gain a greater competitive edge with cloud and virtualization solutions…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: Announcing: Support Insider Live (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5520)We are delighted to announce a new video initiative from the Knowledge Management team at VMware that will bring you tips straight from the mouths of our front-line Technical Support Engineers. Support Insider Live videos are short, to the point nuggets of wisdom from those who work on customer issues daily. Ranging from basic to advanced, each video will address one idea, probably answering a question you’ve asked yourself. Videos are hosted on our VMware KBTV channel on YouTube in a new playlist…

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: VSAN and Software-Defined Storage at VMworld 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=9861)Here at VMware, we believe the next big area for innovation in the software-defined datacenter is software-defined storage (SDS).  VMworld 2013 is our opportunity to introduce Virtual SAN (VSAN), a new technology that converts direct attached storage into high performance, resilient, and flexible shared storage designed for virtual machines. Using only three servers you can create a shared datastore and start enjoying these benefits; stay tuned for more details.  If you are attending VMworld, then there…

       

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      VMware End User Computing: Microsoft SCCM and VMware Horizon Mirage: Better Together (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3537)By Manrat Chobchen, Technical Solutions Architect, End-User Computing, VMware Assume that you are IT admin and you are using Microsoft SCCM to do endpoint provisioning. Yes, you are suffering from the following problems: Recovery takes very long to complete. Software configuration is not preserved or needs to be reconfigured. User data and files are not fully preserved. If you are suffering from the above problems, you need a solution that provides full endpoint protection and is also compatible with…

       

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      Rethink IT: Managing the Shift to a New Model for IT (http://blogs.vmware.com/rethinkit/?p=455)In a previous post , I painted a picture of a new world in which CIOs act as service brokers, figuring out the best way for them to deploy services, whether internally or externally. In this new world, the CIO essentially oversees a “rental market,” in which services aren’t bought with expensive capital outlays, but rented with operational budget. Such a scenario begs the question of what impact such a “rental market” has on the way IT delivers technology. The first thing the CIO needs to do is…

       

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      VMware Accelerate: Decoding the DNA of the IT Organization (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1121)In this final video of a three-part interview, Paul Chapman, VMware’s VP of IT Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, explains why VMware’s IT organization has transformed to a different model—one that’s built around delivering services in a completely different way. Missed the first two videos? Here are links to parts 1 and 2 — and to learn more about VMware’s own journey visit our IT Transformation site Follow @PaulChapmanVM on Twitter If you’re coming to VMworld next week, don’t…

       

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      VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Your Official Guide to CloudOps at VMworld 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=466)VMworld is fast approaching and, as usual, there will be no shortage of events and activities: We’ll be live-tweeting, taking photos and videos, holding Twitter contests, and writing recap blogs so you won’t miss a thing. Sessions We’ll Be Live - Tweeting If you are unable to attend VMworld or don’t have room in your jam-packed schedule, we’ll be live-tweeting the following sessions from the Operations Transformations Track on the @VMwareCloudOps or @vCloud Twitter handle (keep an eye on our…

       

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      VMware Consulting Blog: Come Find Your Blueprint for BYOD Success (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=769)Employees today have more information available—and more ways to access that information—than ever before. No longer does a single device (whether it’s a laptop, a tablet or a traditional desktop computer) meet the needs of today’s workforce. Your goals haven’t changed: to deliver a secure, manageable and efficient end user computing environment to the enterprise. Now you just have to do that while managing a menagerie of devices. VMware products enable companies to virtualize, simplify and…

       

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      VMware Support Insider: Social Support at VMworld (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5508)As I do every year, I’ll be attending VMworld in San Francisco next week, talking to customers about what we like to call Social Support . Social Support comes from VMware’s Global Support Services, so rather than market to customers, we serve customers. Using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and this blog, we are actively assisting customers online with their search for answers to their technical issues, as well as proactively pushing out KB articles, how-to videos, Alerts, and much more. I’d love to…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: Guaranteed to Run Training Classes (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2223)VMware is now offering “Guaranteed to Run” classes in the United States and Canada. We understand making plans to train is an important commitment on your part and that cancellations can be disruptive to your schedule. VMware wants to ensure that your commitment to train is honored and with our “Guaranteed to Run” training classes, you can rest assured that your class will run. Enroll with confidence and rest assured that your class will not be cancelled. Get complete details here .

       

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      VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: 4 Ways for SMBs to Get the Most Out of VMworld 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2003)At VMworld, there are tons of opportunities to find out the latest from VMware on what’s new with products, learn technical how-to’s, and try out VMware solutions. Here are 4 ways SMB attendees can get the most out of VMworld 2013: 1. Attend breakout sessions : Check out the Content Catalog and filter for “SMB” in the Area of Interest section to see the range of sessions across solution tracks that have specialized content to address the IT needs of SMBs. Here are a few to add to your schedule : …

       

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      VMware vSphere Blog: Instant KB articles in the VMware Knowledge Portal (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=9833)Recently we have added the ability to access Knowledge Base (KB) resources via the VMware Knowledge Portal, the FREE iPad and Android tablet app available here: Now you can find the article you need on your portable device and use that information to resolve issues quicker and in an easily readable format. From the main screen you will now see a new “Knowledge Base (KB) Links” section where you can keep up to date with VMware Knowledge base articles and blogs.

       

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      VMware Support Insider: 14 new free VMware Horizon Mirage instructional videos (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5494)We have just added 14 FREE English VMware Horizon Mirage instructional videos presented by @LinusBourque to our growing library of educational videos! The video series begins with a product introduction and describes use cases for VMware Horizon Mirage, but then we get right into tutorial mode, demonstrating how to get started on the right foot when using the product. There’s even a link to free training . What more could you ask for? Topics include: Horizon Mirage Overview Horizon Mirage Use Cases …

       

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      Office of the CTO Blogs: Virtualized High Performance Computing (HPC) at VMworld 2013 (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2098)It’s been a busy few months on the HPC front here at VMware. I’ve been spending increasing amounts of time answering questions from our field people and talking with customers about the benefits of using virtualization and cloud technologies for HPC workloads. The two hottest application areas are clearly Life Sciences and Electronic Design Automation (EDA), with Financial Services as a third area where serious interest is starting to ramp. Customers in these sectors are actively evaluating or deploying…

       

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      VMware End User Computing: VMworld, Now in 3D! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3502)by Geoff Murase, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware Earlier this year, we announced Horizon View 5.2 which includes support for hardware accelerated graphics.  Customers have been anxiously awaiting this technology as it opens up a lot of new use cases for desktop virtualization such as support for CAD and other graphically intensive applications. At VMworld , we’re pleased to offer several breakout sessions that highlight this technology.  To give you an idea of what…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: FREE Instructional Videos on Horizon Mirage (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2243)VMware Certified Instructor, Linus Bourque, provides a tutorial on Horizon Mirage and how it fits into the desktop infrastructure.  Topics include: Linus Bourque, VCI Horizon Mirage Overview Horizon Mirage Use Cases Horizon Mirage Installation Horizon Mirage Installation Demo Using the Horizon Mirage Management Console Creating Reference CVD (Centralized Virtual Device) Creating Reference CVD Demo Creating the Base Layer Creating the Base Layer Demo Creating the App Layer Creating the App Layer…

       

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      VMware Accelerate: Is Your Infrastructure Holding You Up? (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1060)In this second video from a three-part interview, Paul Chapman, VMware’s VP of IT Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, shares the benefits he’s experiencing firsthand with the software-defined data center—from efficient utilization and dramatically reduced time to provision, to the ability to decompose the costs to deliver those services. You can view the first video here —and learn more about VMware’s own journey on our IT Transformation site Follow @PaulChapmanVM on Twitter

       

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      Startup News Flash part 3 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13277)Who knew so quickly after part 1 and part 2 there would be a part 3, I guess not strange considering VMworld is coming up soon and there was a Flash Memory Summit last week. It seems that there is a battle going on in the land of the AFA’s (all flash arrays), it isn’t […] " Startup News Flash part 3 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on Train Signal!

       

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      Simple Host Time Information (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=2912)Today I was asked if it was possible to pull certain time information from a VMware Host to ensure all hosts were not only using the same NTP server but also the same timezone and that they have the same time.  Obviously this is something that is very important for a number of reasons including […] Simple Host Time Information 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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      Veeam Launches Backup & Replication v7 (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4755)Data protection, data replication, and data recovery are challenging.  Consolidation through virtualization has forced customers to retool automated protection and recovery methodologies in the datacenter and at remote DR sites. For VMware environments, Veeam has been with customers helping them every step of the way with their flagship Backup & Replication suite.  Once just a simple [...] Post from: boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this…

       

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      Unleash The VCDX In You (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4748)VCDX certification – for anyone who is on the fence about going through with it, you may want to take a look at some short video clips shot at VMworld 2012 last year.  VCDXs who have gone through the certification process talk about what it has done for them in terms of opportunity, benefits, and [...] 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 site without prior…

       

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      Learning NVP, Part 3: NVP Manager (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3244)Part 3 of the Learning NVP series builds on the work done in the previous two posts and adds NVP Manager, which will provide a GUI we can use for further configuration tasks. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Learning NVP, Part 3: NVP Manager

       

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      My VMworld USA 2013 Schedule (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=2244)I’m just about organised for VMworld 2013, but there is still a lot to do in the week leading up to VMworld USA 2013. My sessions are finalised, although there might still be a repeat of one of my session (see below), so I thought I’d let you know where I’ll be and what I’ll […]

       

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      VMguru.nl at VMworld US 2013 (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11302)The biggest event of the year for us virtualization enthusiasts is just around the corner. VMworld celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. From 25 up to the 29 of August San Francisco’s famous Moscone Center will host VMworld 2013 and it’s huge audience. It’s going to be another great show, I’m sure. What’s hot and […] Leave A Comment posted in EMC by Alex Muetstege

       

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      VMworld San Francisco 2013 – vBeers Coolness (http://techhead.co/?p=7669)Well here we are, another VMworld is almost upon us. With VMworld San Francisco, comes another opportunity to hold a vBeers Community meet up, where myself and fellow vGeeks get a chance to catch up and talk with our peers and friends,new and old. This year vBeers VMworld is back at The Chieftain Irish Bar […] The post VMworld San Francisco 2013 – vBeers Coolness appeared first on TechHead and was written by KiwiSi . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San…

       

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      Attending VMworld? Useful Tips & Hints (http://techhead.co/?p=6939)Attending VMworld this year?  If so, here are a few handy tips and hints that may make your trip to VMworld a little easier.  Of course this is far from a complete list so please feel free to leave a comment to the bottom of this post with any of your own tips that you […] The post Attending VMworld? Useful Tips & Hints appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMworld 2012 – Still a long way off but… vBeers Tweetup –…

       

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      VMware vCenter Log Insight- Puppet Enterprise Content Pack Available (http://techhead.co/?p=7648)The Puppet Enterprise Content Pack is now available for VMware vCenter Log Insight. If you’re not familiar with VMware vCenter Log Insight then I highly recommend you take a look and download the free trial as it is highly useful piece of software that performs log aggregation and analysis across various devices and components in […] The post VMware vCenter Log Insight- Puppet Enterprise Content Pack Available appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other…

       

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      Veeam Backup & Replication v7 (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4879)A few days ago, one of my blog sponsors Veeam released the latest version of their incredibly popular Veeam Backup and Replication software. Veeam Backup and Replication seems to be one of those software packages that has been around forever and with every release comes some great innovation. Version 7 is no different. Below are some [...] " Veeam Backup & Replication v7 " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: Veeam: Backup And…

       

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      VDI Calculator v4 launch with support for Hyper-Convergence (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5372)While we all ramp up for VMworld 2013 I am excited to announce the release of a new version of my calculator. This new version (4.0) introduces the support for hyper-converged infrastructures. For years, IT organizations have built data centers organized around three key independent hardware segments – compute, network and storage. However, with the … Continue reading »

       

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      Horizon View Events Notifier Free Tool (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5355)My VMware  colleague Chris Halstead (@chrisdhalsted), EUC Senior Systems Engineer, just released a new free tool that will help VMware Horizon View administrators to become a little bit more hands-off. Horizon View Events Notifier allow administrators to set up alert and notifications, such as Warnings and Audit failures. The tool utilizes SMTP and allows for addition of  multiple addresses … Continue reading »

       

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      Hotlink DR Express Seamlessly integrates into vCenter to offer automatic DR to Amazon (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31641)Hotlink DR Express is an innovative solution from Hotlink and which allows tight integration with VMware vSphere to offer DR to the cloud – to Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services). Many VMware admins or IT engineers working for small shops aren’t willing to use cloud as their primary data center for their workflows, but having the […] You might also like: Download VMware vCenter Multi Hypervizor Manager 1.1 (beta) Cloud Backup Costs Estimate with Amazon AWS S3 –… VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview…

       

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      Foglight 7.0 Enterprise and Foglight for Storage Management 3.0 announced by Dell (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31629)Dell has announced Foglight 7.0 Enterprise and Foglight for Storage Management 3.0. Among the new features introduced in Foglight 7.0 is support for upcoming release of VMware vSphere, vCloud Director support and also support for VMware Horizon View,  The new releases include Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise and Standard Editions 7.0 and Foglight for Storage Management 3.0. The GA is […] You might also like: Foglight for Virtualization – New Free Tool from Dell… Top 10 Ways that Foglight…

       

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      14 Free New Videos – VMware Horizon Mirage (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31621)There is another amazing collection of videos. This time for VMware Mirage, or I should rather say for VMware Horizon Mirage. 14 FREE English VMware Horizon Mirage instructional videos are presented by @LinusBourque, who I recently talked about in my article, where he is an author of Official VCP-DT cert guide book. The videos are […] You might also like: Installation VMware Mirage DB on Separate SQL Server Horizon Mirage 4.2 Introduces New Cool Web Based Console and VMware Horizon Mirage Video –…

       

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      Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 Released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31456)Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 (ZVR) has been announced and it seems that again this time Zerto goes ahead of the competition by Introducing innovative features for service providers and customers which seeks a robust DR solution for VMware vCloud Suite. Zerto’s previous release, which has been released only about a year ago and which I […] You might also like: Zerto Virtual Replication Demo – VMworld 2012… Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 Announced Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 Product Review Read the…

       

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      VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31597)VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide, Premium Edition – for VMware admins willing to prepare to pass VCAP5-DCD (datacenter design), there is a new book written by Paul McSharry (VCI).  There are two editions of this book available where the paper one has a DVD included with Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine. The eBook has an online […] You might also like: VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide – new book for preparing… The Official VCP 5 Certification Guide Official VCP Certification Guide – A Free…

       

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      Embotics vCommander 5.0 with Cloud Brokering Platform for 2014 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31594)Canadian company Embotics announced vCommander 5 which will be available during the VMworld 2013 starting 26th of August 2013. V-Commander 5 is an alternative to VMware vCloud Director, and allows creating private and public cloud based and implemented within VMware vSphere environment. The latest release also supports external cloud provisioning with Amazon. Other cloud service […] You might also like: Playing with Embotics V-Commander live demo Cloud questions in a SMB VMware Private Cloud Computing- a…

       

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      FreeNAS 9.1 Released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31518)FreeNAS 9.1 released, last week. According to the official release notes, there is a new wizard for creating and managing volumes and better plugin support. Yes, FreeNAS can be used to store files, photos, videos etc.. but enhanced with plugins it can also handle miniDLNA which can stream media files such as music, pictures, and video to […] You might also like: Freenas updated to 8.0.3 How to configure FreeNAS 8 for iSCSI and connect to ESX(i) Freenas 8.2 beta supports additional modules like iTunes…

       

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      EMC Solutions Insiders – Episode 1 SDDC (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1330)EMC Solutions Insiders is a webcast for EMC SE’s and EMC Partner SE’s. The purpose is to enable the technical field on what is pertinent to our customers. EMC Solutions Insiders on EMC Community Network In our first attempt we were able to get an MVP, Aaron Chaisson to talk about the Software Defined Data […] Related posts: Come to the EMC World HoL -Thats Hands on Labs An All New but Very Similar Adventure VMware View – User Profile Options

       

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      VMworld 2013 – In-N-Out Burger Meetup (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1325)The annual 2vcps run to In-n-Out burger! This kid from Southern California now living in Atlanta, Georgia needs to get some burgers. So let’s meet up get a Double Double and talk a bit about all the cool things going on at VMworld. Meetup Where: at the In-n-out in San Francsico When: Tuesday 8/27 – […] Related posts: VMworld 2010 – In-N-Out Burger Meetup VMworld 2011 – In-n-Out VMworld 2009 – In-n-Out Burger Run

       

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      Discounts on VDI books (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3782)Packtpub has offered us a discount code for some books, two books about VMware View, or Horizon View as it’s now called. The vouchers are for a nice 30% discount on the two books and are valid until the 25th of October. Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2 Voucher code MREIVHV30 Instant VMware View Virtualization How-to [...]

       

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      The Ultimate Blogger's Guide to VMworld 2013 (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-4487678134233052124)There are a number of posts out there on the WWW with great guides on how to make the most of your time at VMworld , two of them are mentioned here below: The Ultimate Guide to attending #VMworld 2013 – AND ON A BUDGET! Where to hang out, eat during VMworld 2013 – San Francisco These are great resources. I would like to share with you, some advice of how I would make good use of my time, AS A BLOGGER , while at VMworld. This year I will be part of the Cisco Social Media effort at the conference. Get…

       

     

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    VMware ESXi
    Linux virtual machine’s boot is slow and displays the warning: RecordRoutingInfo: Unable to collect IPv4 routing table (2048572)
    Date Published: 8/16/2013
    Attempts to upgrade ESXi 5.1 hosts installed on 2GB SD cards to ESXi 5.1 Update 1 by using Update Manager or ESXCLI might fail (2054483)
    Date Published: 8/13/2013
    Adding an ESXi/ESX 4.x host to a cluster fails with the error: The vSphere 4 Essentials Plus license for Host does not include VMware DRS (2021154)
    Date Published: 8/14/2013

    VMware Horizon View
    Unable to cancel a failed recompose task from the task list in View Administrator (2016091)
    Date Published: 8/16/2013

    VMware Service Manager
    Pressing backspace when editing the quantity field causes the VMware Service Manager customer portal to go to previous screen (2054006)
    Date Published: 8/12/2013
    Partitioned Service Orders are visible in VMware Service Manager (2056765)
    Date Published: 8/12/2013

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
    vCenter Operations Manager datastore disk space allocation displays total disk space configured for a virtual machine and not the actual disk space configured for the datastore (2056726)
    Date Published: 8/12/2013

    VMware vCenter Server
    Installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 when using a SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 Standard database fails with the error: Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services instance (2013897)
    Date Published: 8/14/2013
    Re-registering vCenter Server to SSO server fails with the error: DuplicateSolutionsCertificate (2048754)
    Date Published: 8/13/2013
    Cannot power on virtual machine in a Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster (2057121)
    Date Published: 8/16/2013
    Security scan of vCenter Server 5.1 reports the message: Sun ONE Application Server Upper Case Request JSP Source Disclosure (2056851)
    Date Published: 8/13/2013

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    SRM test failover fails with disconnection errors in environments using Firewalls (WaitForUpdatesEx) (2040301)
    Date Published: 8/12/2013

    VMware vCloud Automation Center
    vSphere virtual machine events do not display in the vCloud Automation Center 5.2 Audit Log Viewer (2056245)
    Date Published: 8/14/2013

    VMware vCloud Connector
    Understanding VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Offline Data Transfer deploy options (2053774)
    Date Published: 8/15/2013

    VMware vCloud Director
    Creating an Organization vDC Network fails with the error: VSM response error (100): 401 Authorization Required (2056969)
    Date Published: 8/14/2013

    VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
    Deploying a virtual machine within VMware vCloud Hybrid Service fails with the error: No access to entity (2055731)
    Date Published: 8/15/2013

    VMware vCloud Networking and Security
    VMware vShield Manager’s Task page shows Purge tasks as Queued with an end date of 12/31/1969 (2057299)
    Date Published: 8/16/2013
    Best practices for upgrading to VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.2c (2057233)
    Date Published: 8/15/2013

    VMware vFabric AppInsight
    VMware vFabric AppInsight 5.0 compatibility with VMware vFabric Hyperic 5.7 (2054464)
    Date Published: 8/12/2013

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    VMware Newsletter 5.30

    Posted by nisserow Sep 4, 2013

    From the editors virtual desk

    Hi everyone, I have had quite a week. In Brisbane we had Wednesday as a public holiday for the Ekka which is a local event. I took the opportunity to get down to the beach for a bit of relaxation and of course spent some extra time on my Lab. Of course it did mean a shorter than normal week so I had loads to catch up on but all good and I actually enjoyed a midweek break.

     

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    Oh yes if you are in Brisbane and have registered for our upcoming Lunch and Learn I look forward to seeing you there.

     

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    Neil Isserow

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    VMware Australia

     

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      VMware ThinApp Blog: ThinApp at VMworld 2013 (https://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/?p=1573)Here is a quick list of ThinApp related sessions and labs showing at VMworld 2013. EUC4629 – ThinApp 101 and what’s new in ThinApp next version What’s Now, What’s New and What’s Next. This session will give an overview on the functionality of ThinApp including what’s new in ThinApp.Next. We will show you how ThinApp simplifies application deployment using various technical demos given in this session. Speakers: Peter Bjrk – EMEA Horizon & ThinApp Specialist Systems Engineer, VMware …

       

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      VMware Support Insider: Going to miss VMworld? Watch it live online! (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5488)We know there are a few of you who can’t attend VMworld 2013 for one reason or another with all of it’s exciting keynotes and announcements. For you, we have an alternative. VMware NOW —your online destination for breaking news, live events, product announcements, and more. Register now and join us online for the live stream of Pat’s General Session on August 26th ! If you prefer, you can replay later at your convenience.

       

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      Office of the CTO Blogs: Network Virtualization Gets Physical (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2143)Network virtualization, as others have noted , is now well past the hype stage and in serious production deployments . One factor that has facilitated the adoption of network virtualization is the ease with which it can be incrementally deployed. In a typical data center, the necessary infrastructure is already in place. Servers are interconnected by a physical network that already meets the basic requirements for network virtualization: providing IP connectivity between the physical servers. And the…

       

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      VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 244 – VMworld Previews (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=7943)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick Guests Dan Wendlandt, VMware @danwendlandt Sonal Patel, VMware Brian Knudtson, VMunderground @bknudtson Jim Millard, VMunderground @millardjk News Don’t miss VMworld 2013 (10th annual) VMworld Content Catalog VMware Certification Exams 75% off During VMworld VMware Technical Journal, Summer 2013 VMworld Hotel & Travel Welcome to the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013 Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast…

       

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      VMware Technology Alliance Partner Blog: Awesome TEX Sessions at VMworld! (http://blogs.vmware.com/tap/?p=733)VMworld is almost here and session seats are filling up very quickly. Reserve you seat at the sessions now to avoid disappointment. Here are some great sessions to go to in the TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE TRACK (TEX): TEX5221 - Go to Market with the VMware Solution Exchange  - Watch promo video The VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) is VMware’s marketplace for ecosystem solutions. It currently contains more than 2,000 solutions from VMware partners and developers. Since its launch in 2012, it has had more than 3…

       

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      Office of the CTO Blogs: Healthcare at VMworld 2013: Best Practices in Action (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2110)Technology is enabling healthcare to accelerate its innovation and industry transformation. And I’m reminded of this whenever I walk into a hospital – I think of the best practices current physicians follow and the researchers who are breaking new ground on a daily basis. I believe cloud, mobility and collaboration technologies are the key building blocks that will ultimately help transform the healthcare landscape like nothing we have ever seen. As a healthcare IT professional, you face unique and…

       

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      VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=1679)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 requirement of HA? a. Hosts must be in the same cluster. b. Hosts must share the same CPU vendor and family. c. Hosts must have shared datastores. d. Hosts must have access to the same physical networks. See below for the answer Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install,…

       

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      VMware Hands On Labs Blog: Getting ready for VMworld 2013 – New features, new links,…. (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=347)Hands-on Lab friends,, Just wanted to let you know about some really cool new features to help you share your labs with your friends and colleagues. Invite a Friend – This is a great new feature we have been planning on for a while and just got out – The idea here was to help you share a specific lab with someone that might be interested in learning more. Rate this Lab – This is one of my favorites – we always get asked which labs are the most popular ? This feature will be able to provide a view…

       

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      VMware End User Computing: Announcing the VMware Reference Implementation series! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3258)by John Dodge, Director, End User Computing It is my great pleasure to introduce the VMware Reference Implementations series! Our Reference Implementations shed light on real world VMware EUC deployments, giving you the insider’s view of the architecture and the behind-the-scenes perspective of key decisions, and the lessons learned along the way. As compared to reference architectures, reference implementations focus on actual customer environments, and whenever possible we’ll share the benefits…

       

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      VMware vCloud Blog: VMworld 2013: Check Out What’s In Store! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2703)VMworld 2013 is right around the corner and we hope that you are just as excited as we are! As long time veterans know and as first time attendees will soon find out, VMworld is one jam-packed event. We want to make sure that you don’t miss a beat, so we’ll be on-site live−tweeting, taking photos, making videos and holding contests where you’ll have a chance to win VMware swag and more! Take a look at everything you need to know about VMworld 2013. Every year at the VMware booth at VMworld,…

       

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      Minimum bandwidth requirements per concurrent vMotion? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13327)I have been digging for a long time now to figure out what the minimum bandwidth requirements are per concurrent vMotion. After a long time I finally managed to get a statement. In the past the statement was made that 622Mbps was the minimum required bandwidth for vMotion, it appears that this is incorrect for […] " Minimum bandwidth requirements per concurrent vMotion? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a…

       

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      ESXi “Management traffic” tickbox, what does it do? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13297)I have seen this popping up various times over the last few years. That little tickbox on your VMkernel NIC that says “Management traffic” (aka management network) what is it for? What if I untick it, will SSH to that VMkernel still work? Will the HA heartbeat still work? Can I still ping the VMkernel […] " ESXi “Management traffic” tickbox, what does it do? " 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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      Startup News Flash part 2 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13209)First part of the Startup News Flash was published a couple of weeks ago, and as many things have happened I figured I would publish another. At times I guess I will miss out on a news fact or a new company, if that happens don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your findings/opinion or […] " Startup News Flash part 2 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on Train Signal!

       

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      My VMworld US 2013 schedule… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13236)It seems that the dust has finally settled, it is clear what my VMworld schedule will look like. Well for now at least, as I will expect some “one on one” slots to be added, as part of the Expert track. If one of the sessions fills up there might also be a repeat, who […] " My VMworld US 2013 schedule… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day Trial today on Train Signal!

       

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      Veeam Back-up & Replication 7 available NOW (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11192)Veeam has just released the new version of their award winning product, Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Back-up & Replication 7 includes a lot of enhancement and cool new features. With these new features and enhancements Veeam Backup & Replication 7 leverages the capabilities and benefits of virtualization to deliver a powerful, easy-to use and affordable solution for […] Leave A Comment posted in Third party product(s) by Erik Scholten

       

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      Try the EMC Storage simulators (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11169)At work I only use storage from NetApp or HP because that’s what our portfolio includes. If I want to familiarize myself with other storage solutions we at VMGuru regularly test Synology, QNAP or Thecus SMB/home storage solutions. For enterprise grade storage solution I rely on special one-of projects like I’m in right now were […] Leave A Comment posted in EMC by Erik Scholten

       

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      My VMworld 2013 San Francisco Sessions (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4857)VMworld 2013 San Francisco is now less than two weeks away!! But there is still plenty of time to make sure you schedule in all of your “must see” sessions. To help with the scheduling, VMware has just release their VMworld 2013 app for both iOS and Android. This is a cool app that you [...] " My VMworld 2013 San Francisco Sessions " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: VMworld 2013 Public Voting is OPEN vBeers Tweetup – VMworld…

       

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      vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2013 (Saturday 24th August 2013) (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4841)VMworld San Francisco is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup!  The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2012 was a great time so we couldn’t let this opportunity go by without arranging another one.  The official vBeers tweetup goes from strength to strength and increases in popularity every year that [...] " vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2013 (Saturday 24th August 2013) " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ …

       

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      Horizon View + GPU + APEX + Leap Motion (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5339)Just thought would be nice to share this little video recorded by Gunnar Berger, a Gartner Analyst (@gunnarwb). In the video Gunnar uses a Horizon View VDI session with PCoIP, plus NVIDIA GPU and a Teradici APEX acceleration card. Nothing new here, except that he added a Leap Motion making it a cool demo!   … Continue reading »

       

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      How to improve VDI with Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5325)I am constantly receiving questions about graphic performance in virtual desktops. This blog post will help you to better understand the 3D graphics state of affairs for VMware Horizon View 5.2. Broadly speaking most leading VDI solutions on the market today are all talking about delivering new advanced 3D capabilities. VMware was the first company to virtualize … Continue reading »

       

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      vSphere Portable Management Toolbox – vPi by Xtravirt (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31482)vPi is a nice portable Management toolbox created by Xtravirt, for VMware admins. This toolbox which can be installed on Rapsberry Pi pocket computers, is packed with opensource tools and scripts for managing and monitoring VMware vSphere environments, so it’s kind of “Swiss knife” for Virtualization consultants or IT admins. The toolbox can be downloaded as […] You might also like: vSphere License validator Demo video PowerShell Plus 4.7 – Free tool to learn and master… VMware Tools Download…

       

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      Veeam Backup & Replication v 7.0 Released! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31492)Long awaited by many virtualization admins, Veeam Backup & Replication v 7.0 has finally been released today. I’ve covered (almost) all features and new enhancements already. But there is always more to tell about this piece of software. Veeam brought this new version just before VMworld San Francisco, which is also the 10th VMworld in […] You might also like: 75 Enhancements in Veeam 7 – Plus the new features! Veeam Backup and Replication v7 – Virtual Labs for… Veeam 7 Release Date – with…

       

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      Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31473)New book by VMware press - Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere. This book written by Matt Liebowitz and Alex Fontana guides you and gives you tips for virtualizing Microsoft business critical applications on VMware vSphere. The book is available from Amazon as a Paperback ($40.74) or Kindle edition ($41.99) and covers advanced topics […] You might also like: New performance study for virtualizing SQL Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 3.0 Technical Hands on… Aligning…

       

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      75 Enhancements in Veeam 7 – Plus the new features! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31435)Veeam has finally announced all the new features, plus 75 enhancements which will be part of their upcoming release of Veeam Backup & Replication 7, which is a major release of Veeam. While the product will most likely be available and demoed during upcoming VMworld 2013 in SF and Barcelona, today we know already about […] You might also like: Veeam Backup & Replication v 7.0 Released! Veeam Backup and Replication 6.5 has been released Veeam 7 Tape Support Read the full post 75 Enhancements in…

       

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      Cloud Backup Costs Estimate with Amazon AWS S3 – Including retention policies (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31414)More and more backup vendors offers backup to the cloud storage. It’s one of the features that VMware virtualization admins are looking for as it allows a DR solution at reduced costs. Especially for small shops where there is no need of a remote site with another host for replication (or backup).  So Cloud Backup Costs […] You might also like: Trilead VM Explorer beta: Backup/Restore to Amazon S3 WordPress Backup Cloud Service I’m using – a… Trilead VM Explorer Updated Read the full post Cloud…

       

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      Networking for VMware Administrators from VMware Press (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31335)Networking for VMware Administrators by VMware Press. This upcoming book is written by Chris Wahl and Steve Pantol. The book as you would expect by the title, focuses on networking, and is destined for VMware admins willing to learn more about networking. Chris Wahl is one of the bloggers out there which is very active […] You might also like: Securing a virtual DMZ environment using vCloud Networking… Free vCloud Networking Poster to download VMware vSphere Design Book – 2nd Edition Read the full…

       

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      Infinio use case (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3749)I wrote a few weeks ago about Infinio and their NFS acceleration product for NFS datastores on vSphere.  Since then I realised that one of the clients I’m working at is an ideal candidate for the product.  The customer has an aged VDI environment containing some old ESXi hosts and backed by an old low [...]

       

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      Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts On Twitter (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-7858780874343359753)I just found out that I was included on the Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter . I was surprised (to say the least) to be included in a list with a number of familiar faces on Twitter : Randy Bias, @randybias Stephen Foskett, @SFoskett Reuven Cohen, @rUv Hoff, @beaker Ben Kepes, @benkepes Alessandro Perilli, @a_perilli Duncan Epping, @DuncanYB Dave McCrory, @mccrory Stuart Miniman, @stu John Mark Troyer, @jtroyer Brian Gracely, @bgracely Ed Saipetch, @edsai Vanessa…

       

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      Virtualizing the Management Layer with Intigua (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-8857349662180840148)About two weeks ago I spent a very interesting hour with Shimon Hason (Co-Founder & CEO), Phil Neray (VP of Marketing) and Tomer Levy (Co-founder). Intigua ? Where have you perhaps heard that name before? Intigua won the Best of VMworld 2012 in the New Technology category. So what is Intigua? The blurb from their website says… Intigua was founded in 2010. Currently they have an R&D facility in Herzliya, Israel and their headquarters are located in Boston ( and not in Palo Alto ). They secured…

       

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    My VMware
    Updating the Subscription Service Renewal Method in My VMware (2056648)
    Date Published: 8/10/2013

    Socialcast
    Process updates and changes for VMware Horizon Socialcast support (2053624)
    Date Published: 8/9/2013
    Socialcast customers transitioning to standard VMware Support (2054136)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013
    Information about VMware Socialcast (2053781)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013

    VMware ESX
    Simulating HA failover (2056634)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013

    VMware ESXi
    YouTube video stalls when using Apple MAC OS X (2040900)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013
    Unable to power on a virtual machine with mounted sparse disks (2045616)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013
    Creating a Host Profile fails with the error: Unexpected language (2053272)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013
    Installing vSphere Client 5.1 fails with the error: Failed to install hcmon (2053281)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013
    Disabling an ESXi CIM provider when it fails or is unstable (2053715)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013
    Creating a host profile from an ESXi host fails with error: argument of type ‘NoneType’ is not iterable (2054021)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013
    Using the vSphere API and esxcli to Patch ESXi Servers (2056761)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013
    ESXi host does not reconnect vCenter Server after hostd fails to start (2054391)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013

    VMware Fusion
    Cannot run Java applications in a Fusion virtual machine with a mirrored desktop (2055102)
    Date Published: 8/5/2013

    VMware Horizon Mirage
    Using a clean-state uninstall to remove the Horizon Mirage Client and all Mirage internal data (2045784)
    Date Published: 8/9/2013
    Importing drivers into the Horizon Mirage Driver Library (2048206)
    Date Published: 8/9/2013

    VMware Horizon View
    Performing a silent installation of VMware vCenter Operations for VMware Horizon View 5.2 (2054072)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013
    VMware Horizon View 5.2 HTML Access FAQ and troubleshooting (2046427)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013

    VMware Horizon Workspace
    Deploying VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 fails with an error on the configurator virtual appliance: Failed to boot strap vApp. Exit code 1 (2053620)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013
    Disabling a Workspace module in VMware Horizon Workspace 1.x (2056300)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013

    VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
    Cannot import hierarchies in VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5.1 (2056553)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013

    VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
    Notice of End of Availability and End of Support Life for vCenter Configuration Manager Server and vCenter Operations Management Suite Regulatory Compliance Option (2056788)
    Date Published: 8/9/2013

    VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator
    Cannot remove an Application ID in vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (2053926)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013

    VMware vCenter Operations Enterprise
    Notice of End of Availability and End of Support Life for vCenter Operations Enterprise Standalone License per Managed System, vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 and vCenter Operations Manager Adapter (2056793)
    Date Published: 8/9/2013

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
    When suppressing or suspending an alert in VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.x, you see the error: Operation Not Completed (2048337)
    Date Published: 8/5/2013
    Enabling Dynamic Threshold processing in VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.x and later (2053906)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013

    VMware vCenter Server
    vCenter Server Service 5.0 update 2 fails to start on Windows 2012 (2042650)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013
    VMware VirtualCenter Server service fails intermittently with the error: Win32 exception: Access Violation (0xc0000005) (2050700)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013
    vMotion fails at 14% with the error: Operation Timed out (2054100)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    Stopping, starting, or restarting vCenter Server Appliance services (2054085)
    Date Published: 8/7/2013

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    The Guest OS Quiescing option is grayed out on a virtual machine with a Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 guest operating system (2056446)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013

    VMware vCloud Director
    vCloud Director virtual machines deploy without a network adapter (2053477)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013
    Cannot use the auto-generate password feature during the Ubuntu guest operating system customization (2053938)
    Date Published: 8/5/2013
    VMware vCloud Director does not report CPU consumption on Allocation Pool based Organization Virtual Data Centers (2054043)
    Date Published: 8/8/2013

    VMware vCloud Networking and Security
    New Edge CLI command to activate or de-activate Crashdump Support in VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x (2055284)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013
    Best practices for upgrading to VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5 (2055673)
    Date Published: 8/6/2013

    VMware vShield Manager
    VXLAN Agent install and uninstall failure (2053782)
    Date Published: 8/5/2013

    VMware vSphere Data Protection
    Manually fixing a data mount and running a HFS check in VMware vSphere Data Protection (2053932)
    Date Published: 8/5/2013

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    VMware Employees

    VMware Newsletter 5.29

    Posted by nisserow Sep 3, 2013

    From the editors virtual desk

    Hi everyone, well it has been a really busy week. I managed to get 2 days holiday at the beginning of the week which turned out to be glorious Queensland weather. I took the opportunity to see Wolverine which I really enjoyed and get in some time relaxing on the beach on the NSW far north coast which was excellent. Of course taking 2 days off meant I had a whole heap to catch up with when I returned so the rest of the week was flat out but very productive.

     

    I am spending more and more time with my customers on our End User Computing solutions and find myself getting even more value out of my home lab running Horizon Suite all of the time by being able to test many of my customers requirements. My goal for next few weeks is to spend more time looking at profile and persona management and how to best approach this in a large organisation with multiple levels of complexity.

     

    On a personal note I decided to bite the bullet and get myself a new Macbook Air. My previous one has now done 3 years of excellent service and has been used by my son for the past few months while I have been using my Macbook Pro however I find this to be too heavy to carry around and use on a regular basis compared to the Air so here I am again sporting a new Air and very happy with my decision. Of course I have my VMware View client installed and VMware Fusion to ensure all of my computing needs are satisfied.

     

    Neil Isserow

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    VMware Australia

     

    Local Events (BRISBANE)

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    - Thursday 22nd August Migrating from XP to Win7 (Partners only)

     

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

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    VMware Bloggers

    VMware Hands On Labs Blog: HOL Scheduled maintenance this weekend – Sunday 8:00 PM – Midnight EST (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=340)

    Folks In preparation for VMworld we will be switching ProjectNEE to our Las Vegas DataCenter this weekend. We willl need to take our Project Nee portals off line Sunday evening – hoping this does not cause too much grief for yo. Rest assured we have “user admin” and Trevor to ensure things come back online without a hitch.. You might be asking who Trevor is ?

    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: Nominate an IT Hero, Win a VMworld Pass – One Week Only! (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=1955)We’ve received many great submissions for our IT Hero contest since we first launched the contest in May, and we wanted to take this time to thank everyone who’s nominated their IT Hero so far – it’s inspiring to hear the stories of our unsung IT Heroes out there! For the next week only, we’re sweetening the deal and will be awarding full conference passes to VMworld San Francisco to two lucky winners! All you have to do is nominate your IT Hero between now and next Friday, August 16 th , and…

    VMware vCloud Blog: VMworld 2013: Check Out What’s In Store! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2703)VMworld 2013 is right around the corner and we hope that you are just as excited as we are! As long time veterans know and as first time attendees will soon find out, VMworld is one jam-packed event. We want to make sure that you don’t miss a beat, so we’ll be on-site live−tweeting, taking photos, making videos and holding contests where you’ll have a chance to win VMware swag and more! Take a look at everything you need to know about VMworld 2013. Every year at the VMware booth at VMworld,…

    VMware vCloud Blog: How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Hybrid Service – Part 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2690)By:  Chris Colotti This is a  repost  from Chris Colotti’s blog,  chriscolotti.us . Part 2 of this series on how to set up vSphere Stretch Deploy with vCloud Hybrid Service will deal specifically with the requirements and workings of the vShield Edge Gateway component in the local vSphere infrastructure.  The reason I think this aspect is important is that from my experience most vSphere only customers may have never introduced this into their environment.  However, it is a requirement for the…

    VMware Accelerate: IT’s Next Step—Are You Ready? (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=955)Leading-edge companies are seeing notable results from making the transition to a true broker of strategic business services, according to a recent CIO MarketPulse survey of IT decision makers conducted by IDG Research. And, one of the foundational building blocks enabling IT’s metamorphosis to service broker is the software-defined data center. IT’s evolution to a service broker also requires organizational and process changes in addition to a game-changing architectural approach. Defining the…

    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: VMworld 2013 Keynote Speakers and SMB Sessions (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=1949)Join us for the 10th Annual VMworld in San Francisco and witness VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s President and COO, Carl Eschenbach and other VMware executives discuss how VMware is extending the software-defined data center to the public cloud. Hear from customers who have used virtualization in their own organizations and experience the technology that is transforming the data center. Don’t miss Thursday’s session—you’ll be inspired by three of the brightest stars in hands-on innovation…

    VMware vCloud Blog: We Want Your Tough Questions Around the vCloud Hybrid Service – Join Us for #cloudtalk 8/15! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2686)Earlier this year, VMware announced the vCloud Hybrid Service – a new hybrid cloud solution poised to shake up the current public cloud offerings out in the market. We know you have questions, and we want to answer them! For this month’s #cloudtalk, on Thursday, August 15 th at 11am PT , we’re going to switch things up and will use this time to encourage our audience to ask their tough questions around the vCloud Hybrid Service . Your questions will then be answered by Mathew Lodge, Vice President of…

    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Workload Assessment for Cloud Migration, Part 2: Service Portfolio Mapping (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=430)By: Andy Troup Successfully assessing workloads and placing them in the appropriate private, hybrid, and public cloud environments can make or break a cloud strategy, enabling greater agility and cost efficiency. In this series, I’m reviewing four key areas to look at when performing a workload assessment. Last time, I suggested a framework for classifying workloads as potential candidates for moving to a cloud environment . Next time I’ll look at the approach for assessing the costs and benefits of…

    VMware Education & Certification Blog: More Certification Pros Stories (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2000)We’ve added to our collection of Certification Pros stories . Check them out to learn how VMware certification has helped these people advance their career, and what advice they have for others considering certification. Joe Piscaer Josh Atwell Christian Rudolph Ben Loveday Steven Maszkiewicz Want to join them? Share your story! If you’re coming to VMworld in San Francisco and you’re VMware certified, we’d like you to share your story to help others become certified. We are doing short,…

    VMware vCloud Blog: How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Hybrid Service – Part 1 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2680)By:  Chris Colotti This is a  repost  from Chris Colotti’s blog,  chriscolotti.us .  Now that I got my lab re-configured for just vSphere 5.1 only I wanted to simulate not only the use case for Stretch Deploy into vCloud Hybrid Service, but specifically doing so when you only have a vSphere infrastructure.  Doing so has some different nuances you will need to consider that would not be present when doing a stretch deploy from a private vCloud Director install in premise to the Public Cloud.  I…

    VMware Network Virtualization Blog: 7 Ways Network Virtualization Simplifies Your Life (http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/?p=215)This past week was National Simplify Your Life Week. It was a time of year to organize your garage — or your sock drawer. It’s the week for eliminating all those unnecessary items in your life. In other words: it’s time to de-clutter so you can de-stress ! Perhaps nowhere is the need for simplicity more important than in the life of today’s IT professionals. From managing networks to building and deploying applications, the day-to-day rigor of IT is anything but simple. Add to that the emergency…

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    VMworld Blog: VMworld 2013 Blog Series: Certification (http://www.vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/2013/08/07/vmworld-2013-blog-series-certification)To celebrate our 10th annual VMworld, each week we'll be looking at a different facet of our event, from the evolution in VMware technology to our place as one of the world's largest IT conferences. For updates on VMworld 2013, please follow @VMworld on Twitter. The rapidly changing pace of IT industry has made IT certifications invaluable for validation of technical knowledge and career advancement. In light of technology and product advancements, VMware’s Education and Certification Team…

    VMware vCloud Blog: Everything You Want to Know About vCloud Hybrid Service But Were Afraid to Ask – A Spotlight Session Designed By You, For You (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2651)By now you’ve heard that VMware has announced the vCloud Hybrid Service – an IaaS cloud built on the vSphere Hypervisor, owned and operated by VMware. Not only is it the fastest path to cloud, with the broadest operating system and application support, but it also helps users extend beyond their current data center, and drives down the risk and cost of ownership. But you may be wondering: What are some of the challenges current vCloud Hybrid Service Early Access customers have faced and how have those…

    VMware vCloud Blog: What’s Required For vSphere Stretch Deploy To Work With vCloud Hybrid Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2658)By:  Chris Colotti This is a  repost  from Chris Colotti’s blog,  chriscolotti.us .  I wanted to run through a quick guide to what is needed for vSphere Stretch Deploy to work with vCloud Hybrid Service and how things are setup to get it working.  There is a misconception that getting this working is really hard to do, but I hope you will see that is not in fact the case. Stretch Deploy Appliance Requirements The following virtual appliances are needed in order to begin the setup of Data Center…

    VMware vFabric Blog: Tomcat 8: Websocket, Lamda Expressions, SpringOneG2X & More (http://blogs.vmware.com/vfabric/?p=6091)The first release candidate of Apache Tomcat 8 is now available as an alpha release. This release is intended to allow for testing and feedback. It is not intended for production use. One of Pivotal’s senior engineers, leading expert, and Tomcat contributor, Mark Thomas , made the announcement on Tuesday via Apache Tomcat mailing lists. Tomcat 8.0 supports the Java SE 7 specifications including, Java Servlet 3.1, JavaServer Pages 2.3, Java Unified Expression Language 3.0, and the new Java WebSocket 1.0…

    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: July #vSMBChat Recap: Keep It Simple: The Next Step in Virtualization (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=1924)Last week for #vSMBChat, we discussed just how easy it is for SMBs to adopt virtualization solutions . Co-hosted by Brent Sullivan (Director of HP Strategic Alliance at VMware), Brent Allen (Group Manager, CAS Private Cloud at HP), Stephanie Hardisty (Senior Manager, HP Alliance Marketing at VMware), and Robert Chen (Senior Manager, HP Alliance Marketing at VMware), last month’s #vSMBChat gave our SMB community the opportunity to talk about just how simple the transition to a virtualized IT infrastructure…

    VMwareTV: VMware Virtual Environment - Navicure Customer Showcase (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:3nUF9pIdJVY)VMware Virtual Environment - Navicure Customer Showcase Navicure a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement an... From: vmwaretv Views: 13 1 ratings Time: 02:02 More in Science & Technology

    VMwareTV: VMware IT Infrastructure - Quark Software Customer Showcase (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:UqzrPe0UWbg)VMware IT Infrastructure - Quark Software Customer Showcase Discover how Quark Software Inc. is able to better serve their customers and business partners with an IT infrastructure based on VMware. "VMware has really ... From: vmwaretv Views: 93 2 ratings Time: 02:15 More in Science & Technology

    VMware Support Insider: What’s new with VMware Horizon View (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5471)VMware Horizon View, formerly known as VMware View is discussed in detail here in three videos by VMware Certified Instructor Linus Bourque, who discusses what’s new in version 5.2 In part 2, Linus specifically covers what’s new with the ease of management and total cost of ownership: Lastly is a demo of the product demonstrating how to install the Horizon View Connection Server: Linus recently authored the book: VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide (with DVD): VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop…

    VMware Hands On Labs Blog: August 1st Winners: Defy Convention Photo Contest – Hands on Labs (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=332)Folks, These have been extremely fun to be a part of and we have been amazed at the creativity you guys are showing – thanks so much for participating. Our first winner really drove the point that he can and does take the labs anywhere,,, we had to limit the number of photos but we can tell you Jay really takes his labs very seriously.  Jay be sure to swing by the labs during VMworld we sure would like to shake your hand. Title: My Grocery List: Apples, Asparagus, Grapes, Beer, and Hands-on Labs …

    VMware Hands On Labs Blog: VMware Hands-on Labs 2013 – Content Strategy (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=306)Hands-on Labs Friends, We want to share our content strategy with you because this will help you understand where we are going and what you should expect. Our Mission Statement: Labs for every user in the Universe We have been delivering labs for many years at VMworld and recently shifted the model to online 24x7x365. This was not easy. We have had plenty of bumps along the road and have been lucky to have the support of users like you. Bringing the Hands-on Labs Online portal into reality has always…

    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: More Thoughts on the Benefits of Standardization (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=418)By: Pierre Moncassin A couple of months back, Rohan Kalra and I looked at how modern IT organizations are helping their clients trade control over compute assets for control over business processes . In the cloud era, we explained, IT can give developers and users immediate access to standard IT services that are accessed and then scaled on demand. By accepting this increased standardization, their users are gaining unprecedented agility at the business level. For this to happen, though, IT consumers…

    VMware Support Insider: Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5467)Network adapter choices depend on the version number and the guest operating system running on the virtual machine. This video discusses the different network adapter options available for virtual machines. For additional information related to network adapters for your virtual machine, check out VMware Knowledge Base article: Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine (1001805) . For more information on network types, see: Understanding networking types in hosted products (1006480) .

    VMware vCloud Blog: Did You Know: There Are Three vCloud Hybrid Service Hands-On Labs (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2639)By:  Chris Colotti This is a  repost  from Chris Colotti’s blog,  chriscolotti.us .  I am working on helping with some of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service VMworld content reviews and I learned there will be three hands-on labs that directly deal with the offering. The three labs are: HOL-HBD-1301 – vCloud Hybrid Service Jump Start for vSphere Admins HOL-HBD-1302 – Advanced Networking and Security HOL-HBD-1303 – Hybrid Cloud Management – Manage Your Cloud If you are starting to…VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=1677)This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide . If you are logged directly on to a host, which of the following tabs should you select to monitor the system health status of the host? a. Health Status b. Hardware Status c. Summary d. Configuration 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.…

    VMware Consulting Blog: Don’t Miss VMworld’s Hands-On Labs: Now More Mobile & Flexible (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=695)For many of the 21,000 attendees expected at VMworld 2013 San Francisco , a main draw will be the Hands-On Labs (HOLs), which have grown from 120 users in 2004 to 45,000 square feet of space and 2.5 days worth of content this year. HOLs allow participants to try out VMware products on provided computers or—starting last year—their own device, powered by hotspots around the convention center. This means users don’t have to change licenses or buy equipment, and product experts are available to provide…

    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 Articles for July 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5464)Here is our Top 20 KB list for July 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. Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.x (2005205) Repointing and reregistering VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x and components (2033620) Broadcom 5719/5720 NICs using tg3 driver become unresponsive and stop traffic in vSphere (2035701) Installing Windows in a virtual machine using VMware Fusion Easy Install (1011677) Restarting…

    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Get Smart, Certified and Stylish! (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2035)Check out the new promotion that just launched today in the U.S. When you register and attend an eligible class you’ll receive a free VMware Certified Professional (VCP) exam voucher, along with a free copy of  The Official VCP5-DCV Certification Guide from VMware Press, and your choice of a free VMware jacket or duffle bag.  That’s a more than $300 offer that’s yours for free when you register for and attend a VMware vSphere: Install, Manage, Configure [V5.1] or a VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1]…

    VMware Virtualization Management Blog: vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #6 – Building a Dashboard for an Executive User (https://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=1392)Hi folks, Here is tech tip #6 in the vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips series! In the first 3 tips, we gave you the tools to make better use of your vCenter Operations Manager. By following the steps in the first three videos (check out Tips #1 , #2 , and #3 ) you will be able to build business applications, better label your resources through tag groups and apply your key performance indicators to better meet your SLAs. In tech tip #4 , we used the data extracted from vCenter Server to create a…

    VMware End User Computing: It’s Hard Making ‘Plans’ in End-User Computing (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3490)by Brian Gammage, Chief Market Technologist The last five years have seen the rise of a new burning requirement in end-user computing (EUC): building a transformational plan. Before then, most organizations made their plans around upgrade and renewal of their PC installed base – exploiting the stability and increasing commoditization of a mature and well understood platform. But since 2008, newer generations of technology have moved into the mainstream, expanding the range of available options…

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP3046 - Cloud Infrastructure Suite (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:bSYJxPCUUY0)VMworld 2012: Session VSP3046 - Cloud Infrastructure Suite vCenter, the management heart of vSphere, is primarily a closed application with a large API for integration. The application ecosystem around vCenter (from ... From: VMworldTV Views: 40 1 ratings Time: 36:25 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1729 - Understanding Virtualized Memory Performance Management (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:b08S0X43jCQ)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1729 - Understanding Virtualized Memory Performance Management Have you ever wondered how VMware® ESX® decides from which virtual machines to reclaim memory? Do you know the best way to tell when your host's memory is at... From: VMworldTV Views: 68 1 ratings Time: 59:26 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1622 - Performance New Features and Best Practices for vSphere (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:ke-vgl0FCTE)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1622 - Performance New Features and Best Practices for vSphere VMware continues to enhance the performance features and capabilities of the vSphere platform making it the most robust and highest-performing cloud platform... From: VMworldTV Views: 67 1 ratings Time: 57:06 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1549 - Into vMotion: Architectures, Performance, Best Practices, Future (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:_jjYTI_sccw)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1549 - Into vMotion: Architectures, Performance, Best Practices, Future vMotion and storage vMotion are key, widely adopted technologies which enable the live migration of virtual machines on the vSphere platform. These features ... From: VMworldTV Views: 41 0 ratings Time: 57:01 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1423 - ESXtop for Advanced Users (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:bgbGf780EKY)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1423 - ESXtop for Advanced Users This is an advanced technical session for ESX/ESXi administrators who want to understand the various counters exposed by ESXtop. This talk will cover various... From: VMworldTV Views: 88 1 ratings Time: 52:41 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1367 - Upgrading vSphere (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:sIN4B5Z2lv4)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1367 - Upgrading vSphere An in-depth overview of the vSphere upgrade process; includes a detailed overview of the upgrade procedure along with tips and recommendations to ensure a su... From: VMworldTV Views: 4 1 ratings Time: 53:52 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1364 - Architecting Auto Deploy for Availability and Scalability (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:egrdTbp29NQ)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1364 - Architecting Auto Deploy for Availability and Scalability Covers Auto Deploy installation, availability, scalability and performance. Learn how to architect a highly available and highly scalable Auto Deploy infrast... From: VMworldTV Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 01:00:43 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1365 - Understanding VMware ESXi Security (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:pmtMPH8bDJg)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1365 - Understanding VMware ESXi Security An in-depth presentation of the security facilities available in ESXi, and using them effectively to secure your virtual infrastructure. We discuss the ESXi ... From: VMworldTV Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 59:11 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1353 - vCenter: A Technical Deep Dive (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:MQoMVkhSg0I)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1353 - vCenter: A Technical Deep Dive The newest release of vCenter and the web client contains several new features - some of these are architectural changes, others include new user functionali... From: VMworldTV Views: 18 0 ratings Time: 40:49 More in Science & Technology

    VMworldTV: VMworld 2012: Session VSP1252 - What's New with vSphere Automation (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:0y_EfRuYuTk)VMworld 2012: Session VSP1252 - What's New with vSphere Automation In this session Technical Marketing automation experts William Lam and Alan Renouf will take you through VMware Automation. You will learn which products are... From: VMworldTV Views: 12 0 ratings Time: 55:00 More in Science & Technology

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    vCenter Operations and the Quest for the Missing Metrics (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2403-guid.html)

    Check out the VMworldTV Channel (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2415-guid.html)

    VMware Knowledge Base Video - Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2414-guid.html)

    New Book - Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2413-guid.html)

    VMworld 2012: Session VSP1252 - What's New with vSphere Automation (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2412-guid.html)

    VMworld 2012: Session VSP1729 - Understanding Virtualized Memory Performance Management (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2411-guid.html)

    Back in time: VMworld 2012 – Whats new with vSphere Automation (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=2905)Oh how long ago it seams, VMworld 2012 and William Lam and I were talking about what was new in ESXCLI and PowerCLI, I enjoyed presenting with William and enjoyed the session and the demos we did in this presentation, now you too can enjoy the session as it looks like VMware has opened it […] Back in time: VMworld 2012 – Whats new with vSphere Automation is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now…

    Speaking at VMworld US and want a #VMworld speaker shirt for free? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13217)During one of our (Frank, Irfan and I) advisory calls with CloudPhysics we discussed the fact that it was the 10th VMworld this year. I was telling Irfan how much I always liked the VMworld speaker shirts and that it was a shame VMware didn’t do speaker shirts last year, and typically the shirts would … … Continue reading → " Speaking at VMworld US and want a #VMworld speaker shirt for free? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware…

    Startup News Flash part 1 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13191)I am on PTO this week so have tried to avoid spending time behind my mac/iPhone/iPad, well tried I guess… It is difficult as most of you probaby know and have realized. While on vacation a couple of interesting things happened, hence this Startup New Flash blog post. The primary focus of this article is … … Continue reading → " Startup News Flash part 1 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a VMware Training ? Sign up for a Free 3 day…

    Different tiers of storage in a single Storage DRS datastore cluster? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13183)This question around adding different tiers of storage in a single Storage DRS datastore cluster keeps popping up every once in a while. I can understand where it is coming from as one would think that VM Storage Profiles combined with Storage DRS would allow you to have all types of tiers in one cluster, … … Continue reading → " Different tiers of storage in a single Storage DRS datastore cluster? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Looking for a…

    A Short Dry Spell (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3231)I'm experiencing a short dry spell in blogging, but I hope to be back soon with new content. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. A Short Dry Spell

    The VMworld bands over the years (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=3989)I’ve been attending VMworld since 2008 and the official parties have always been a fun way to unwind for a bit and escape from virtualization. VMware has had a variety of different bands to play at the party over the years that are listed below: 2007 - Smash Mouth (Treasure Island) 2008 - DJ & Tainted Love [...]

    The Top 10 Things You MUST Know About Storage for vSphere (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=3985)If you’re going to VMworld this year be sure and check out my session STO5545 - The Top 10 Things You MUST Know About Storage for vSphere which will be on Tuesday, Aug. 27th from 5:00-6:00 pm. The session was showing full last week but they must have moved it to a larger room as [...]

    vCenter Server Heartbeat – Product Manager Needs Your Feedback! (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=2220)vCenter Server Heartbeat is a critical component used to protect vCenter Server from outages in a LAN configuration, which provides high availability, and for DR in a WAN configuration, which can also support site outages. It is the only supported way to get high availability for vCenter Server, and can also protect the vCenter Server […]

    Virtual Beats Physical for HPC Monte-Carlo Grid Performance (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=2216)Most of the time we are sizing systems assuming that there is a slight delta in performance between workloads running native and workloads running in a virtual machine. Most of the time the assumption is the overhead is between 5% and 10% at 100% utilization on the part of virtual. However this is not always […]

    Business Critical Apps, Monster VM Design and SDDC Performance at VMworld 2013 (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=2213)This year at VMworld I have three sessions that will be brining you some Business Critical Apps, Monster VM and Database in Software Defined Datacenter performance best practices, trends, design considerations and much more. Places in theses sessions are strictly limited and are filling fast. If you have interest in any of these topics I […]Try the EMC Storage simulators (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11169)At work I only use storage from NetApp or HP because that’s what our portfolio includes. If I want to familiarize myself with other storage solutions we at VMGuru regularly test Synology, QNAP or Thecus SMB/home storage solutions. For enterprise grade storage solution I rely on special one-of projects like I’m in right now were […] Leave A Comment posted in EMC by Erik Scholten

    Cost analysis: VMware Horizon View vs Citrix XenDesktop (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11152)When I’m advising customers on desktop solutions it’s an obvious battle between VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. Customers are becoming more and more cost aware due to the economic circumstances but the demand for audio/video and real time communication is growing. When Server Based Computing (SBC) is a viable option customers tend to compare Citrix XenApp […] Leave A Comment posted in View by Erik Scholten

    VMware OS Optimization Tool (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11149)In May 2013 Sander wrote two great articles (post 1, post 2) on optimization of desktop operating systems for use in a VDI environment. Today I ran into a new VMware fling, a VMware OS optimization tool. The VMware OS Optimization Tool allows you to optimize a Windows 7 operating system for use in a […] Leave A Comment posted in View by Erik Scholten

    Adios Active Directory Services (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5317)Over the past couple years I had long and passionate discussions on the subject I am discussing in this article. Here is the deal… I believe computer corporate directory services, such as Active Directory, are doomed to extinction. However, before I start discussing my theory I have to say that I know that many will … Continue reading »

    Update to my VMworld Sessions and a Peek into the Future (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5314)Howdy everyone.   For those of you coming to my VMworld sessions I have couple updates. Firstly, for those coming to the EUC5145 – Enterprise Mobility Management: What is It We Need to Manage? panel , I regret to inform I will not be able to attend this panel due overlapping commitments. In my place you … Continue reading »

    New VMware vCOps for Horizon View 1.5 Architecture DeepDive (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5266)VMware recently published an article describing the new functions and features on VMware vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View 1.5. Here is the original article, but in summary: Easier Installation Greater Scalability Previous versions of vC Ops for View were limited to a single environment of no more than about 3,000 desktops. To monitor more … Continue reading »

    Networking for VMware Administrators from VMware Press (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31335)Networking for VMware Administrators by VMware Press. This upcoming book is written by Chris Wahl and Steve Pantol. The book as you would expect by the title, focuses on networking, and is destined for VMware admins willing to learn more about networking. Chris Wahl is one of the bloggers out there which is very active […] You might also like: Securing a virtual DMZ environment using vCloud Networking… Free vCloud Networking Poster to download VMware vSphere Design Book – 2nd Edition Read the full…

    VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide – new book for preparing VCP (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31320)A new book called VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide by VMware Press has been anounced. VCP5-DT (desktop) is a certification for VMware administrators willing to became VCP.  This book was specially created to pass the VCP5-DT exam. The author is Linus Bourque is a VCI (VMware Certified Instructor) from VMware. The Content of the book matches […] You might also like: Official VCP Certification Guide – A Free Chapter… The Official VCP 5 Certification Guide VMware Horizon View 5.2 – what’s new in ease…

    Assuring Performance in VDI Deployments (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31291)Assuring Performance in VDI Deployments -  The paper focuses on VDI projects, and especially on performance and how to assure that the end users gets a correct performance to his desktop or how to make sure that the existing infrastructure delivers the best performance. VDI projects are often complex with unpredictable performance results. With a recent survey […] You might also like: New Java Performance whitepaper Maximize VM performance, vCPU Sizing Considerations and IOPS Analytics Required to…

    Homelab Storage Network Speedup with …. Infiniband (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31198)When I first built my homelab few years ago I never thought that one day I’ll be using anything else than 1Gig NICs for storage network. I always thought that the  FC or 10 gigs ethernet technology is out of range most of the individuals and a lot of the SMBs for years to come. […] You might also like: Homelab Nexenta on ESXi – as a VM Performance Tests of my Mini-ITX Hybrid ESXi Whitebox and… Performance tests with FreeNAS 7.2 in my homelab Read the full post Homelab Storage Network Speedup with…

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View 1.5 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31245)vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View 1.5 which was recently released by VMware brings new features and enhancements for administrators and users that would like to proactively monitor their VMware View environments. The vC Ops for View can not only monitor View desktops but during the deployment and installation phase, the View data collector agents are […] You might also like: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack – Where… VMware Horizon View Features Pack 1.0 – what it brings Free videos…

    PernixData Launches Flash Virtualization Platform 1.0 (FVP) (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31214)Today is a great day for PernixData as the company is announcing the general availability (GA) of their Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) product. A product which accelerates workloads without the need for a change of the existing SAN storage device. When planning to install The FVP, there is no need to plan any configuration changes […] You might also like: Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) – Server Storage… PernixData Flash Virtualization Platform in my lab PureStorage and energy-efficiency of…#vBrownBag Follow-up Software Defined Networking with Joe Onisick (@jonisick) (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3747)Joe Onisick goes over what defines a SDN, what the features you can expect to find from a SDN, the components of SDN and why you want SDN. #vBrownBag Follow-up Software Defined Networking SDN with Joe Onisick (@jonisick) from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo.

    #vBrownbag Follow-Up Sean Duffy covering the Xtravirt vPi (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3745)On the 6th of August 2013 Sean Duffy covered the Xtravirt Advantage vPi on the EMEA vBrownbag. The recording from the webinar is below EMEA vBrownbag with Sean Duffy covering the Xtravirt vPi from EMEA vBrownbag on Vimeo.

    Access the DCUI from a Remote SSH Session (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-1034989925829136258)I posted a tweet tonight. Love it that you access the DCUI from a putty session pic.twitter.com/ODZuFaYMmL — Maish Saidel-Keesing (@maishsk) August 8, 2013 I needed to restart the management agent on a ESXi host (it would not reconnect to vCenter) Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host (1003490) is the correct KB for information on how to do it. If you are at the console - you go in through the DCUI. There is a not well known fact that you can also invoke the Direct Console User…

    VMworld 2013 – Ask the Experts Panel Sessions (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2102)Wow…another year, and another VMworld coming up.  I can’t believe how fast time goes by, and how fast things evolve in the tech industry. I know it’s cliche to say that this will be the most exciting VMworld, because I say that every year, but honestly every year brings something new and this year is going [...]

     

    VMware KB Digest – New Articles Published for Week Ending 8/3/13 (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2097)

    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. VMware ESX The vmkernel log reports SITPUA error messages (2045271) Date Published: 7/31/2013 VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307401-SG: Updates [...]

     

    KB Articles

    VMware ESX
    The vmkernel log reports SITPUA error messages (2045271)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013
    VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307401-SG: Updates VMkernel, CIM, Tools, and others (2053400)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307405-SG: Updates libxml2 and libxml2-python (2053413)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307001 (2053393)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307402-SG: Updates nss and nspr libraries (2053406)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307403-SG: Updates openSSL (2053410)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201307404-SG: Updates GnuTLS packages (2053412)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013

    VMware ESXi
    Determining if your VMware vSphere HA cluster has experienced a host failure (2036544)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201307001 (2053396)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201307401-SG: Updates Firmware (2053493)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    High rate of dropped packets for guests using E1000 adapter on the same ESXi 5.x host (2056468)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013
    Past day performance charts display a 10 minute gap in data every 20 minutes (2056506)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013
    VMkernel log reports the error: Partition: 420: Missing prot MBR label for naa.xx (2056563)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201307402-BG: Updates VMware Tools (2053495)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013

    VMware Horizon Mirage
    Configuring Antivirus Exclusions for VMware Horizon Mirage 3.x and 4.x (2052489)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013

    VMware Horizon View
    Changing the IP address of a Connection Server in VMware Horizon View 5.x (2051923)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013
    Resolving virtual printing problems with View Client for Mac OS X and pre-5.2 View Agent desktops (2053490)
    Date Published: 7/30/2013

    VMware Service Manager
    Deleted workflow templates appear in the request search screen in Service Manager (2056493)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013

    VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
    LDAP user that is a member of groups in multiple domains cannot log in to VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager (2056544)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013

    VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
    Upgrading vCenter Configuration Manager fails with the error: Cannot insert duplicate key row in object ‘dbo.ecm_sysdat_imd_operating_system’ (2038354)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    Signed patch content cannot be validated with a new signing certificate in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 4.x and 5.x (2050220)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013
    Configuring Communication Protocols to Stage Linux and UNIX Patches (2051632)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    VCM cannot deploy selected SUSE patches from the assessment results for all bulletins (2056540)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
    Key performance indicators in vCenter Operations Manager Foundation display the message: Normal: not yet calculated (2053310)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    Collections against one or more vCenter Server data centers fail (2056542)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    Application Overview widget settings are lost after upgrading to VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.1 (2056548)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013

    VMware vCenter Server
    Register command fails when repointing Single Sign-On Server to vCenter Server 5.1 with the error: Exception in thread main java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError (2036966)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013
    Upgrading from vSphere 5.1 to 5.1 Update 1a for multiple vCenter Servers in a single SSO instance (2056494)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    VMware VirtualCenter and VMwareVCMSDS services fail to start (2056551)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013
    Location of vCenter Inventory Service log files (2056632)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013
    VirtualCenter Server service fails to start with the error: Unable to create SSO facade: vmodl.fault.SystemError (2056296)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013
    Cross-host Storage vMotion is grayed out in vSphere Client (2037951)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013
    vCenter Server Fails to start due to incorrect SQL port. (2041989)
    Date Published: 7/30/2013
    Unable to open Guest OS console with: Error: The VMRC Console has Disconnected. Trying to reconnect (2050470)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013
    Location of vSphere Profile-Drive Storage log files (2056646)
    Date Published: 7/30/2013

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    Determining which virtual machines have been restarted during a vSphere HA failover (2036555)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013
    How to determine the mapping between hostname and hostId in a VMware HA cluster (2037000)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013

    VMware vCloud Automation Center
    Inventory scan in vCloud Networking and Security fails with the error: Error converting value {null} to type ‘System.Boolean’. Path ‘enableServiceInsertion’, line 1, position (2056289)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013

    VMware vCloud Director
    Cannot unregister vCloud Director from the vSphere Lookup Service (2047482)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013
    Changing an external network default gateway in vCloud Director (2049651)
    Date Published: 8/3/2013

    VMware vCloud Networking and Security
    VMware vShield Manager Plugin does not load properly (2056079)
    Date Published: 7/31/2013
    F5 BIG-IQ Cloud version 4.0.0 API integration with VMware vCloud Networking and Security (2053664)
    Date Published: 8/1/2013

    VMware vShield
    Using Sophos Anti-Virus for VMware vShield 1.0 to secure virtual machines (2053275)
    Date Published: 7/29/2013

    VMware vShield Manager
    Cannot install VIBs for host preparation after changing the IP address for vShield Manager (2053354)
    Date Published: 7/30/2013

    VMware vSphere Web Client
    vSphere Web Client Inventory Tree views containing at least 20 virtual machines cannot expand into a list (2038031)
    Date Published: 8/2/2013


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    VMware Newsletter 5.28

    Posted by nisserow Sep 3, 2013

    FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

     

    Hi everyone, I have had a great few days with my new Horizon View environment. While not 100% complete I have most everything hooked up as required and working as advertised. I have found most of the setup to be fairly straightforward and that it does pay to read the documentation which I do tend to avoid usually to my detriment. I really like the reviewers guides which I often follow first when using new technology in my lab and recommend this as a simple way to get acquainted with a new solution very quickly.

     

    I have a few items I wish to enhance, namely changing to root certificates from the current self signed as well as implementing a more flexible edge firewall for both Horizon Workspace and View as I am limited in my home lab by a fairly low end router and dynamic IP.

     

    Enjoy this weeks newsletter everyone, more on this and my progress next week.

     

    Kind Regards

    Neil Isserow

    VMware Senior Technical Account Manager and Newsletter Editor

     

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        VMware Support Insider: Troubleshooting when virtual machine operations are greyed out (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5419)Hello, I am a Technical Support Engineer at VMware. I would like to talk about an issue I worked on recently with a customer that may come up for other users. The Support Request (SR) came to me with this description: “The Virtual Machine options are not working”. I had to ask myself, “What do you mean by ‘not working’”? I quickly called the customer and we got a remote session going so that I could see for myself what the problem was. The problem was with only one Virtual Machine in that…

         

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        VMware vSphere Blog: .@VMwareStorage at #VMworld 2013 (San Francisco) (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=9809)A short note to let you know some of the events I’ll be involved in at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco. With only a few weeks left to go, I thought I’d give you some options to attend sessions where you can learn about new storage developments at VMware. TAM Day . This year I am once again involved in TAM Day, the day for customers who have Technical Account Managers. It is being held on Sunday, August 25th, and I will be there for the birds of a feather luncheon and the panel discussion in the…

         

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        VMware Accelerate: Working with Your Mobile Rebels (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=925)Driven by an unprecedented pace of change and choice in applications, devices, and access, workforce mobility now ranks as a top CIO priority. And, the growing diversity in devices and applications is making it harder to make decisions, knowing those decisions will also impact the culture and character of your company. Jason Hill, head of EMEA EUC Advisory Services at VMware, shares some of his tips in this Q&A on how to work with your mobile rebels and implement an effective BYOD policy.

         

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