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.

 

Not much other news from my side this week so I will let the newsletter do all of the talking.

 

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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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VMware Bloggers

 

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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,…

     

External Bloggers

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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…

     

KB Articles

 

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