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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.

 

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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…

     

External Bloggers

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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 [...]

     

 

KB Articles

 

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