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VMware Newsletter 5.38

Posted by nisserow Oct 18, 2013

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Hi everyone, well I have recovered from last week's adventure which was truly awesome and in fact quite unexpected. I now have 2 weeks until I am in Sydney and presenting at vForum. For those attending I am presenting on a topic that is very important to me in my work at VMware around maintaining 100% uptime for a virtualised environment.

 

As a TAM my customers expect me to be there when the system fails but as their TAM it is my responsibility to ensure that this never happens. It is quite interesting to think that I consider my job done if my customers never get to call on me for an outage but that really is the case. To achieve this takes hard work but I believe it can be done. I hope those of you who come to vForum in Sydney will come to the session and I will make it available afterwards as well for those that missed it.

 

Have a great week everyone.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Are ESXi Patches Cumulative (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10528)Updated based on feedback.  Thanks for the comments! I’d like to revisit the question “are ESXi patches cumulative”?  This time I hope to hammer home the point with an example. In short, the answer is yes, the ESXi patch bundles are cumulative.  However, when applying patches from the command line using the ESXCLI command you do need to be careful to ensure you update the complete image profile and not just select VIBs. There are two ways to update VIBs using the ESCLI command.  You can use…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: How Intelligent is Your Automation? (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1379)Author: Rich Pleasants When I talk with my enterprise clients about their IT as a service (ITaaS) strategies, service automation frequently comes up. Scripting might be done to make specific IT activities easier, but it does not necessarily address the need to orchestrate or fully automate a set of process steps that affect an entire process lifecycle timeline or set of quality measures. The true value of automation lies in functional build- and run-side automation: workflow automation user stories and…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: Moving Beyond IOPs for VDI (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2189)Post By Courtney Burry, Director of Product Marketing, VMware, and Tristan Todd, Reference Architect Engineer, End User Computing, VMware When it comes to desktop virtualization, one of the places you will end up spending a lot of your time is on storage planning and design. Given that over 50% of the cost associated with most VDI deployments comes from storage, it’s definitely worth the time and effort to do your homework in advance. Wading through the sea of storage vendors can often leave you…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 251 – VSAN (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8095)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Cormac Hogan, VMware @VMwareStorage 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…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMworld 2013 Europe, Now in 3D! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3795)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 2013 Europe, we’re pleased to offer several breakout sessions that highlight this technology.  To give you an idea of what we’ll be talking about, watch this  short video documenting the…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 250 – Open Topic (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8080)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests You, the community! 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…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMware Horizon Mirage: Layering Explained (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=3724)by Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, VMware Layering in Horizon Mirage is an important concept to understand. The layering technology that is implemented in Horizon Mirage gives IT great flexibility in managing physical and virtual endpoints. We’ll take this opportunity to provide more details on how layering works in Horizon Mirage. Let’s first take a look at what Horizon Mirage is: a solution for managing physical and virtual endpoints. Horizon Mirage is unique in its offering from an endpoint…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: A few cautionary notes about replication performance (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10482)Now for the warnings about all this improved vSphere Replication performance.  Why is this not unequivocally a great thing? Because you may run the risk of overloading certain systems with this. Let’s look at the technical issues at hand Let’s say you mass protect a few hundred VMs at the same time, what will happen?  Well first of all your hosts will get very busy calculating the initial full sync. They need to calculate the checksum of every disk both at the source *and* at the recovery target…

     

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    VMware for Public Sector Blog: NSX Webcast – VMware and Carahsoft (http://blogs.vmware.com/publicsector/?p=93)Recently at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco we introduced you to NSX. We feel this technology is game changing and we would love the opportunity to show you why we believe this to be true. We would love to show you how NSX can reduce costs and increase network security in your agency. If you would like more information on NSX, click here On October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific VMware Public Sector and Carashoft will have a webcast for VMware NSX. We will be discussing how NSX is cost…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Learn all about VSAN at VMworld Europe (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10516)For those of you going to VMworld Europe in Barcelona next week, there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about Virtual SAN (VSAN), and to get up close and personal with the people involved in its creation and development.  The following is a list of sessions and other activities that attendees can take advantage of: VSAN-related Breakout Sessions and Group Discussion STO5391 - VMware Virtual SAN STO5027 - VMware Virtual SAN Technical Best Practices EUC4688 - Lowering TCO for Virtual Desktops…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: VSAN Beta – iPad Winners from VMworld (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10499)The VMware Virtual SAN team would like to congratulate our 3 iPad winners: Brian Sweeney, Senior Technical Architect, AT&T Steven White, System Design Engineer, Philips Healthcare David Semanik, IT Manager, Nook All three were among the first 100 people to register for the beta. Enjoy your new iPad! Are you disappointed you didn’t win? Don’t be. We are giving away many more prizes to our beta testers. Right now, you can get into a raffle of five $100 Amazon gift cards. All you need to do is…

     

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    VMware Horizon Tech Blog: Nexenta VSA for View (NV4V) (http://blogs.vmware.com/horizontech/?p=186)By John Dodge, Technical Marketing, VMware Recently my EUC Reference Architecture team had the opportunity to see the Nexenta VSA for View (NV4V) for Horizon View in action (see our Reference Architecture posting here ). I have to admit to being impressed by both the product and the enabling potential of a well-executed virtual storage accelerator (VSA) strategy. There are a couple of notable incumbents and newcomers in the VSA space. Atlantis Computing ILIO has enjoyed some great wins (check out their…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Network Virtualization: The Holy Grail of Workload Agility (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2907)This is a guest post from vCloud Service Provider  Logicworks . Check out their blog,  Gathering Clouds . Everyone is familiar with virtualization. It’s become the IT standard for achieving greater levels of resource efficiency and functionality. While it’s just a tool, the vast majority of new builds utilize it in some way. This holds true for managed service providers (MSPs) as well. The benefits of virtualization to an MSP are similar to what an enterprise would experience. Given the nature of…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 Articles for September 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5835)Here is our Top 20 KB list for September 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. VMware Fusion 6 fails to start (2058900) Downloading and installing VMware Fusion (2014097) Installing Windows in a virtual machine using VMware Fusion Easy Install (1011677) Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.x (2005205) Broadcom 5719/5720 NICs using tg3 driver become unresponsive and stop traffic in vSphere…

     

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    vSphere PowerCLI Blog: PowerCLI Session at VMworld 2013 Barcelona (https://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/?p=1511)Following the amazing sessions at VMworld San Francisco and knowing that PowerCLI took the top spot from the VMworld sessions I wanted to again give you the information you need for VMworld Barcelona so you don’t miss out on the awesome PowerCLI content available. The Session Builder is live on the VMworld site and I thought it might be valuable to the PowerCLI fans out there to know which sessions and interesting PowerCLI related topics are out there and what is available to attend. Whilst PowerCLI is…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Understanding vSphere Active Memory (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10489)We’ve all seen “Active” memory reported within various vSphere interfaces, but how many us really know what it describes.  I think you might be surprised. Let’s look at its definition to get us started: Active Memory  - ”Amount of memory that is actively used, as estimated by VMkernel based on recently touched memory pages.” There are some very important details we need to breakdown here.  Example: What is it used for? What does estimated mean?  How do we define recently? Background : …

     

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    vCenter Orchestrator Blog: How Much Javascript Do I REALLY need to know for VCO?
    I find vCenter Orchestrator to have an extensive library of workflows, actions, and plugins to do what I need.  However, sometimes I do have to use the customizable  Scriptable Task element to customize the behavior of a vCenter Orchestrator workflow.  Thankfully, this is super easy to do as the  Scriptable Task  is a very powerful element that allows me a full range of programmatic manipulation using the simple, open language of javascript. When I use the  Scriptable Task  99% of the time what I…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Replication 5.5 Performance Findings (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10417)A few days ago I did a post on why VR is much quicker with version 5.5 than it had been in the past. Now let’s take a look at what the result of those changes is. VR Performance I replicated a single VM, 32 GB thick provisioned in size of which about 12 GB is actually allocated to disk. It took 44 minutes to copy that to the target location, including disk creation and setup time.  Specifically, 11.77 GB over 44 minutes, 21 seconds.   That’s about 4.56 MBps or 36.5 Mbps.  Now, that’s pretty…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: New Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper available (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10477)A new Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper is now available. VSAN is a new storage solution from VMware that is fully integrated with vSphere. The paper looks at all aspects of the new VSAN architecture, including what the requirements are, the converged storage and compute aspects, the hybrid nature of using SSD & HDD, and the new storage policies, bringing to reality VMware’s vision for software defined storage. Also the considerations that must be taken into account when deploying VSAN are covered as…

     

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    VMworld 2013 Barcelona–Where I will be (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=2930)After what I think has been my most enjoyable VMworld yet in San Francisco I am fully looking forward to VMworld 2013 Barcelona, I have lots of sessions to present and always enjoy the European VMworld as it seams to me to be slightly more technical, maybe people adjust their slides a little after the […] VMworld 2013 Barcelona–Where I will be 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…

     

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    Startup News Flash part 6 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13497)There we are again and just a short one this time, Startup News Flash part 6. VMworld Europe is around the corner so I expect a bit more news next week, I know of at least 1 company revealing what they have been working on… So what happened in the world of flash/startups the last […] " Startup News Flash part 6 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Designing your hardware for Virtual SAN (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13757)Over the past couple of weeks I have been watching the VMware VSAN Community Forum with close interest and also twitter. One thing that struck me was the type of hardware people used for to test VSAN on. In many cases this is the type of hardware one would use at home, for their desktop. […] " Designing your hardware for Virtual SAN " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    HA Futures: Pro-active response (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13530)We all know (at least I hope so) what HA is responsible for within a vSphere Cluster. Although it is great that vSphere HA responds to a failure of a host / VM / application and even in some cases your storage device; wouldn’t it be nice if vSphere HA could pro-actively respond to conditions […] " HA Futures: Pro-active response " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    HP finally killed the EVA (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11776)Today Alex discovered a public secret HP has been denying for some time but now they finally killed the HP EVA. When HP bought 3PAR back in 2010 the rumors quickly spread that HP would replace the EVA with their newly acquired 3PAR storage solutions. But until a month ago HP sales was still actively pushing EVAs, denying it being End Of Life. Less than a year ago, December 2012, HP launched its 3PAR StoreServ range at HP Discover in Frankfurt but insisted that there are no plans to discontinue EVA in 2013.…

     

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    Site update – Build numbers (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11628)Along with the new look of the website it was also time to update the build number database. In the last few weeks we have been working on updating the database, resulting in a increase with 387 entries making a total of 592 build numbers. But we didn’t stop there. On popular demand we changed the way the build numbers are presented, since there are devices that don’t support Flash. Therefore we abandoned Flash and created the site with HTML5. Now that we are using HTML5 every device should be able to…

     

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    Video demonstrating Horizon View 3D Graphics with vSGA (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5497)vSGA stands for “Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration”. vSGA leverage physical GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) installed locally in each vSphere host to provide hardware accelerated 3D graphics to virtual desktops.   The VMware SVGA 3D graphics driver is currently supported on Windows 7 and 8 virtual desktops for 2D and 3D and is used for both … Continue reading »

     

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    Homelab Thoughts – VSAN (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32456)Beta of VMware VSAN publicly available through VMware communities gives an opportunity for installing and testing. But how to evaluate the hardware necessary to build 3 nodes and not to break the budget? Here are my thoughts of what’s available right now and what would allows to build a VSAN based cluster for homelab. It’s […] You might also like: Performance best practices for vSphere 5.5 – technical VMware VSAN Beta Community opens the doors VMware VSAN Video Read the full post Homelab Thoughts…

     

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    VMworld Barcelona – See You There! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32441)As last year, I got that change and attend personally this year’s VMworld in Barcelona. I feel very privileged to be able to attend as many folks don’t have that possibility and stays home. While I don’t have an employer, it’s still my employer (myself) who pays for the travel and expenses… But most importantly, […] You might also like: VMworld 2012 San Francisco and Barcelona – more news VMware Now – If you can’t make it to VMworld… Last year’s VMworld sessions Free to watch Online…

     

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    Discover unRAID OS – an unique embedded Network Attached Storage (NAS) server operating system (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32434)I stumbled through this by surfing the web. unRAID is a NAS Operating System which allows storing digital files, videos etc… but with some huge difference at the RAID level as it allows mixing disks of different capacity. Similarly as Drobo does. unRAID embedded Network Attached Storage (NAS) server runs out of USB stick to provide […] You might also like: Drobo Elite – iSCSI SAN which supports multi host… Recover lost space from thin provisioned disks by using… Drobo B1200i at VMworld Copenhagen…

     

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    How to change the default password policies in vSphere 5.5 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32423)I’ve recently installed vCenter server appliance (VCSA) to manage my lab environment running vSphere 5.5. It’s faster than instaling a vCenter under Windows and it’s the future. I was wondering how to change the default password policies in vSphere 5.5?  The Default vCenter SSO configuration password policy is set to expire passwords in 90 days with […] You might also like: How-to backup and restore VCSA 5.5 internal database VCSA 5.5 Installation and configuration – Part 2 VMware vCenter…

     

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    How to Delete Libraries in Windows 7 easily with free tool (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32215)Windows 7 is good OS, but there is one feature that I don’t like. It’s the Libraries which are always on the way. It’s been a long time since I wanted get a post done which explains step by step how to delete libraries in Windows 7. How to get rid of libraries? The thing is […] You might also like: Veeam 7 Tape Support Use VMware online library as learning tool How to create ISO from folder Read the full post How to Delete Libraries in Windows 7 easily with free tool at ESX Virtualization…

     

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    How to share VMware Workstation VMs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32366)VMware Workstation 10 allows sharing VMs on a network. It’s possible to allow (or not) users to access this shared VM or give them different set of privileges too. Useful if you deal with users which are for example students or and you don’t want them to break/delete the VM. Users of VMware Workstation might […] You might also like: VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6 Released! Possible conflict with IIS by default when sharing VMs under VMware Workstation 8.0.1 Released Read the full post How…

     

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    vSphere HA Slot Size and Admission Control Video (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32323)VMware has recently published 3 new videos. I wanted to point to the third one which is very good for understanding the very interesting topic about slot size and admission control. If you ever wondered what does exactly that HA cluster policy called “Host failures the cluster tolerates” or how to understand slot size calculations, […] You might also like: VMware HA Slot sizes Official VMware VSAN Videos – VSAN config,… How Many VMs can you fit in virtualized environment Read the full post vSphere…

     

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    vForum Sydney, after VMworld EMEA (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3969)As I mentioned, I am not going to VMworld EMEA this year. For this quarter I must content myself with going to vForum in Sydney. This is a big vForum, two days long and over five thousand people attending making it about half the size of VMworld EMA. This year for the first time I’m […]

     

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    vBrownBag at VMworld EMEA next week (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=3957)I hope everyone is locked and ready to go next week, VMworld Europe is a great event and I’m personally disappointed that I’m going to be asleep in New Zealand while my buddies are having fun in Barcelona. The vBrownBag crew will be there, Gregg has the shortest trip and will be joined by Kyle, […]

     

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    VSI 6.0 vSphere Web Client (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1436)I didn’t get a chance to post this to the blog earlier this week. I wanted to share a demo I worked on this week showing how to install the new Web Client based Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI). We all know that the windows only client is in its last days (lived about a year […] Related posts: View Open Client 4.5 Beta 1.1 Now Out View Client on iPad with Bluetooth Keyboard Book Review: Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

     

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    Triple Book Giveaway (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/triple-book-giveaway.html)Clearing out the shelves and want to give away some books to a good home. Brand new books just waiting to give the reader some good learning. So what 3 books will I get: VMware vSphere Design 2nd Edition Mastering VMware vSphere 5 Automating vSphere with vCenter Orchestrator Awesome, right? So how do I enter. Just enter your email address on the promotion page . You do not need to be a facebook fan to enter (but of course I strongly encourage it, but then again I'm biased). Contest ends on Sunday…

     

 

KB Articles

VMware ESX
Creating an isolated network between two virtual machines (2043160)
Date Published: 10/2/2013

VMware ESXi
Multiple OpenSSH vulnerabilities in ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 (2054170)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
OpenSSH common vulnerabilities and exposures in ESXi (2057246)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
vCenter Server 5.5 displays a yellow warning in the Summary tab of hosts and reports the error: Quick stats on hostname is not up-to-date (2061008)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
Missing API Definitions in vSphere SDK for Perl (2061631)
Date Published: 10/5/2013
Unable to edit virtual machine settings in ESXi 5.5 (2060713)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware Horizon Workspace
Multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities detected CVE-2013-2251 and CVE-2013-2248 (2056852)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware Player (Linux)
Unable to license VMware Player for Linux (2060266)
Date Published: 10/3/2013

VMware Service Manager
Linked QD fields in a VMware Service Manager screen display 0 and prompt as mandatory when the fields are blank in the parent entity (2060157)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
Running vCenter Chargeback Manager reports in the vSphere Client report the error: Could not generate report as there are no entities in the given report period (2039859)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
A UNIX dynamic patching assessment template deployed with the same name as a Windows template displays as type static with no bulletins (2053964)
Date Published: 10/3/2013
Creating a custom WCI collection filter name with a special character fails with the error: Conversion failed when converting the nvarchar value (2057312)
Date Published: 10/4/2013
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Installation Manager grants log on as a batch job rights to the Collector service account (2057316)
Date Published: 10/3/2013

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (Standalone)
Navigating to Admin > Support > Logs in vCenter Operations Manager displays a NullPointerException error (2045025)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
vCenter Operations Manager Risk and Efficiency badges have no values (2041795)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
Upgrading vCenter Operations Manager fails with the error: No Updates attempted (2041805)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
Unable to access some Planning, Analysis, and Reports tabs at the World level after upgrading vCenter Operations Manager (2047474)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
Collector service periodically becomes unreponsive when HTTP Post Adapter is used with vCenter Operations Manager (2048348)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 becomes unreponsive when accessing the Environment > Overview page in Internet Explorer 10 (2050222)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
Scheduled reports fail to run in VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.x (2048199)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
Metrics are not collected from some or all vCenter Server resources after upgrading vCenter Operations Manager (2050229)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Setting up Nginx load lalancing software with VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 (2058674)
Date Published: 10/4/2013

VMware vCenter Server
Error “Client is not authenticated to VMware Inventory Service” during vSphere Web Client login (2059637)
Date Published: 10/3/2013
Upgrading or installing to VMware vSphere 5.5 fails if the username contains an exclamation mark (2061339)
Date Published: 10/3/2013
vCenter Server 5.5 fails to start after reboot with the error: Unable to create SSO facade: Invalid response code: 404 Not Found (2061412)
Date Published: 10/2/2013
Troubleshooting special character issues in vCenter Server 5.5 (2061415)
Date Published: 10/3/2013
Installing vCenter Server in linked mode fails with the error: LDAP: error code 49 – 8009030C: LdapErr: DSID-0C0904DC (2061492)
Date Published: 10/4/2013
VMware vCenter Single Sign-On fails to start with the error: Unable to get information from SQL Server (2059635)
Date Published: 10/4/2013
DRS Resource Distribution Charts in megabytes (MB) of Memory are not accurate (2061261)
Date Published: 10/1/2013
Cannot change the administrator@vsphere.local password after upgrading from vCenter Server 5.1 to 5.5 (2061122)
Date Published: 10/2/2013

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Logging in using vSphere Web Client fails on a vCenter Server Appliance with the error: Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service https://… SSL verification failed (2058430)
Date Published: 10/3/2013
Logging in to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Active Directory fails if group name contains parentheses (2061427)
Date Published: 10/3/2013

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Upgrading Single Sign-On 5.1 to 5.5 when vCenter Server Heartbeat is installed (2059820)
Date Published: 10/1/2013

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Site Recovery Manager test recovery fails with error to copy configuration file (2061578)
Date Published: 10/4/2013

VMware vCloud Automation Center
vCAC-Config.exe does not appear when run in command line with property file in VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.2 (2054842)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vCloud Usage Meter
Collections in Usage Meter 3.0.2 fail against vCenter Server version 4.x (2048296)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions and Serengeti may return success after setting target compute nodes even though not all nodes have valid task trackers (2060153)
Date Published: 9/30/2013

VMware vSphere Data Protection
Two vSphere Data Protection plug-ins are listed in the vSphere Web Client (2061015)
Date Published: 10/3/2013
Changing the default and alternate transport methods in vSphere Data Protection (VDP) (2061083)
Date Published: 9/30/2013
vSphere Data Protection retains backup jobs longer than expected (2060946)
Date Published: 10/2/2013
Backups using a VDP 5.1.x appliance on an ESXi 5.5 host are slow and you see the error: Trying to open disk [PT-ST2-01-01] svdc9650-243/svdc9650-243-000002.vmdk using mode nbdssl (2061359)
Date Published: 10/2/2013

VMware vSphere Replication
Replication stays in “Not active” state and source vCenter Server has event “Disk size mismatch” when source disk size is not divisible by 1024 (2061047)
Date Published: 10/1/2013

VMware vSphere Update Manager
Upgrading VMware Update Manager from 5.1 to 5.5 fails with the error: The VMware vCenter Server entered is not reachable (2060888)
Date Published: 10/2/2013

VMware vSphere Web Services SDK
QueryChangedDiskAreas(*) query does not return all allocated portions of the disk (2061282)
Date Published: 10/3/2013

nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware Newsletter 5.37

Posted by nisserow Oct 18, 2013

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, I know I said last week there would be no newsletter this week but I have decided as we have so much news to report and we are close to many events coming up in the regions I did not want to miss out on anything. I suspect the level of news will only increase over the next few weeks which makes it difficult to digest if I skip newsletters so here you go, this weeks newsletter and the 37th this year. At this pace we may be on track to a record number of newsletter this year.

 

I spent last week in Kuala Lumpur with my colleagues and more specifically with my TAM colleagues for a few days of training. I had an awesome time, had an opportunity to meet many of the folk that contribute to the blog and this newsletter by that fact and also pick up some very useful information for my customers that I will be sharing with them. This is one of the key aspects I think of being a TAM and being enrolled in the TAM program as a customer, the fact that your TAM is able to provide you with honest first hand information cutting through all of the hype on the latest technologies that VMware releases.

 

I am often asked why the newsletter often contains information on our competitors or information from other companies. My response is that I try and provide my customers with as much information as possible related to our industry, VMware, competition and related solutions that compliment their VMware environment. It is important as a TAM for us to understand as much about our customers business as we can and this means knowing not only VMware but many other related technologies. I will continue to do this in the newsletter as much as possible by choosing to include bloggers that are thoughtful in their articles regardless of their allegiance.

 

With that onwards to this weeks news and I look forward to speaking to you again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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VMware Bloggers

 

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Understanding vSphere Active Memory (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10489)We’ve all seen “Active” memory reported within various vSphere interfaces, but how many us really know what it describes.  I think you might be surprised. Let’s look at its definition to get us started: Active Memory  - ”Amount of memory that is actively used, as estimated by VMkernel based on recently touched memory pages.” There are some very important details we need to breakdown here.  Example: What is it used for? What does estimated mean?  How do we define recently? Background : …

     

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    vCenter Orchestrator Blog: How Much Javascript Do I REALLY need to know for VCO?
    I find vCenter Orchestrator to have an extensive library of workflows, actions, and plugins to do what I need.  However, sometimes I do have to use the customizable  Scriptable Task element to customize the behavior of a vCenter Orchestrator workflow.  Thankfully, this is super easy to do as the  Scriptable Task  is a very powerful element that allows me a full range of programmatic manipulation using the simple, open language of javascript. When I use the  Scriptable Task  99% of the time what I…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Replication 5.5 Performance Findings (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10417)A few days ago I did a post on why VR is much quicker with version 5.5 than it had been in the past. Now let’s take a look at what the result of those changes is. VR Performance I replicated a single VM, 32 GB thick provisioned in size of which about 12 GB is actually allocated to disk. It took 44 minutes to copy that to the target location, including disk creation and setup time.  Specifically, 11.77 GB over 44 minutes, 21 seconds.   That’s about 4.56 MBps or 36.5 Mbps.  Now, that’s pretty…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: New Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper available (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10477)A new Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper is now available. VSAN is a new storage solution from VMware that is fully integrated with vSphere. The paper looks at all aspects of the new VSAN architecture, including what the requirements are, the converged storage and compute aspects, the hybrid nature of using SSD & HDD, and the new storage policies, bringing to reality VMware’s vision for software defined storage. Also the considerations that must be taken into account when deploying VSAN are covered as…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: IT as a Service: Virtualization Is Only Part of the Puzzle (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1326)During VMworld last month, VMware released insights from its  2013 Journey to IT as a Service Survey , based on feedback from more than 1,000 CIOs and other IT decision makers. The findings illuminate a growing revolution in how IT organizations are managed and perceived. As outlined in the study, IT organizations are progressing through three stages of transformation: IT Productivity : Capital expenditure savings through consolidation Business Productivity : Operating expenditure savings through…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: VMware vCloud Service Providers at VMworld Barcelona 2013 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2904)VMworld San Francisco was an amazing event with a record breaking number of attendees and several big announcements, and we’re keeping the momentum going with VMworld Barcelona just a week away! This year’s show will be held October 14th to October 17th at Fira Barcelona Gran Via.  VMware’s Service Provider ecosystem in EMEA is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, and there are many opportunities to learn more about VMware-based public and hybrid clouds offered by VMware vCloud Service Providers. If…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: How To Use VPN to Connect Multiple vCHS Clouds (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2898)By:  Chris Colotti This is a  repost  from Chris Colotti’s blog,  chriscolotti.us . As a newish member of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Technical Marketing Team one cool thing I get is access to various things to play with and test.  Something my whole team has access to in vCHS is both a Virtual Private Cloud and a Dedicated Cloud.  The unique thing about VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is that with a single user account you can access multiple cloud services you sign up for.  In our case we…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: Take 3 Minutes to Learn About vCloud Hybrid Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2147)Post by Theresa Villatore-Silva, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, VMware You’ve probably heard about VMware’s recently announced infrastructure-as-a-service offering called vCloud Hybrid Service . One of the main benefits of this cloud service for existing VMware customers is the fact that vCloud Hybrid Service is built on vSphere – the same platform you know and trust for your onsite IT infrastructure. This common platform between onsite and offsite environments means it’s easy to migrate…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Three new videos – vSphere 5.5 HA, Roles & Permissions (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5826)vSphere HA Admission Control Learn about vSphere HA Admission Control and the policies that you can choose from. Roles, Privileges and Permissions in the vSphere Web Client Senior Staff Engineer Peter Shepherd discusses privileges, roles, and permissions, and demonstrates how to create a virtual machine administrator role in the vSphere Web Client vSphere HA Slot Size and Admission Control Learn what a slot is, how it is calculated, and how it affects your vSphere HA Admission Control.

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Asia Pacific Certification Offers Abound (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=2566)Lot of offers available.  Choose your country: ASEAN  (includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) Secure your VCP5-DCV Certification pack today and receive add-ons worth over US$600 plus the first 50 registrants receive an IaaS exam voucher!   See promotion details. Australia & New Zealand Secure your VCP Certification pack today and receive add-ons work up to US$1000. See promotion details for VCP5-DCV Certification pack or VCP-Coud Certification pack China Save on…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: vCloud Hybrid Service Demos at VMworld (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=2889)News and announcements were plentiful during VMworld 2013, but one announcement in particular had VMware fans excited – the general availability of the vCloud Hybrid Service to all customers in the United States! In case you missed it at VMworld, the VMware Booth in the Solutions Exchange gave attendees the opportunity to familiarize themselves with VMware’s new hybrid solution, through demos and one-on-one time with vCloud Hybrid Service experts. While at VMworld, the vCloud Team was able to spend…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Flash Read Cache – What’s New White Paper (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=10383)A new vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) white paper is now available. In this white paper, is based on one of pillars of the software-defined datacenter of VMware® – storage. As VMware’s plans for SDDC focuses on a set of VMware initiatives around local storage, shared storage and storage/data services. In essence, we want to make vSphere a platform for storage services. This white paper examines in detail vSphere Flash Read Cache, a solution that provides persistent Flash-based storage tier services…

     

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    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: VMworld Recap: Hear From the CloudOps Experts, Part 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=592)As we discussed in Part 1 of our VMworld 2013 recap, cloud technology is empowering organizations to re-think IT – an opportunity underlined in our September #CloudOpsChat , which explored how automation lets IT operations service clients efficiently while focusing on meeting business objectives. In the second and concluding post in this series, we further explore those possibilities – Hear from CloudOps experts Ed Newman, Kevin Lees with Khalid Hakim, Valentin Hamburger with Bjoern Brundert, Jeff Ton,…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Three new vSphere 5.5 Web Client videos (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5821)Flow-Based Marking for QoS Traffic Senior Staff Engineer Peter Shepherd explains flow-based marking in vSphere Distributed Switch and walks you through configuring Quality of Service (QoS) tagging in a simple Voice-over-IP (VoIP) environment by using the vSphere Web Client. Improve Networking Performance by using SR-IOV Senior Staff Engineer Peter Shepherd discusses the advantages of using the Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) technology in vSphere 5.5 or later for reducing latency and improving…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Installing VMware ESXi 5.5 using the Interactive Installer (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=5816)Continuing on with vSphere 5.5, this video discusses and demonstrates how to install VMware ESXi 5.5 using the Interactive Installer . Interactive installations are recommended for small deployments of fewer than five hosts. You can boot the installer from a CD or DVD, from a bootable USB device, or by PXE booting the installer from a location on the network, then follow the prompts in the installation wizard to install ESXi to disk. As you will see from the video, the installation procedure for ESXi 5.5…

     

External Bloggers

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    HA Futures: Pro-active response (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13530)We all know (at least I hope so) what HA is responsible for within a vSphere Cluster. Although it is great that vSphere HA responds to a failure of a host / VM / application and even in some cases your storage device; wouldn’t it be nice if vSphere HA could pro-actively respond to conditions […] " HA Futures: Pro-active response " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Virtual SAN news flash pt 1 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13750)I had a couple of things I wanted to write about with regards to Virtual SAN which I felt weren’t beefy enough to dedicate a full article to so I figured I would combine a couple of news worthy items and create a Virtual SAN news flash article / series. I was playing with Virtual […] " Virtual SAN news flash pt 1 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Virtual SAN and Data Locality/Gravity (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13739)I was reading this article by Michael Webster about the benefit of Jumbo Frames. Michael was testing what the impact was from both an IOps and latency perspective when you run Jumbo Frames vs non-Jumbo Frames. Michael saw a clear benefit: Higher IOps Lower latency Lower CPU utilization I would highly recommend reading Michael’s full […] " Virtual SAN and Data Locality/Gravity " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Virtual SAN webinars, make sure to attend! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=13737)Interested in Virtual SAN? VMware is organizing various webinars about Virtual SAN in the upcoming weeks. Last week there was an introduction on VSAN, you can watch the recording here. The next one is by no one less than Cormac Hogan. Cormac will talk about how to install and configure Virtual SAN and will discuss […] " Virtual SAN webinars, make sure to attend! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Site update – Build numbers (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11628)Along with the new look of the website it was also time to update the build number database. In the last few weeks we have been working on updating the database, resulting in a increase with 387 entries making a total of 592 build numbers. But we didn’t stop there. On popular demand we changed the way the build numbers are presented, since there are devices that don’t support Flash. Therefore we abandoned Flash and created the site with HTML5. Now that we are using HTML5 every device should be able to…

     

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    vRockstar pre-VMworld Party! (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11726)Source: vclouds.nl We think that you are all VMworld Rockstars! So we decided to bring the vRockstar party back to VMworld Europe for a second year running! Last year was a blast and this year it’s going to be even better! Join Patrick Redknap, Marco Broeken, Robert Payne & Hans De Leenheer to kick off VMworld in style at the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona’s central square Plaça de Catalunya with drinks and hard rock! We have some great sponsors this year! Many thanks to PHD Virtual, Cisco, SanDisk,…

     

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    Acronis vmProtect (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11376)Recently we where approached by Acronis if we would be interested in having a look at their backup and replication product called vmProtect. vmProtect is suitable for environments that have up to 100 virtual clients in a vSphere virtual infrastructure. The installation and reviewing is based on vmProtect version 8, in the mean time however Acronis released version 9. In this article we will have a look at some of the features and the GUI for vmProtect version 8 and I will point out some new features for…

     

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    VMware Horizon View: Using Webcams and Microphones (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5475)With release of Horizon View 5.2, VMware announced  support  for Real-Time Audio-View as part of the Feature Pack 2 (find the release notes here). Peter Brown and Tarique Chowdhury provided some quick tips, guidance and configuration tips in their article Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) for Horizon View. I also wrote an article entitled Understanding Horizon View Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) a … Continue reading »

     

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    Update to VDI Calculator v4.2 (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5473)Hi there,   I have just released a new version of the VDI Calculator – 4.2. This is a small release that fix some known little bugs and prepare the calculator for future updates. Your current installed calculator should automatically ask you to update the application, but you can also just go and launch it … Continue reading »

     

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    What’s New and What’s Next for Horizon View (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5470)During VMworld 2013, Ravi Kumar and I presented a session entitled “What’s New and What’s Next for Horizon View”. In this session we discussed few aspects about what users and administrators should expect from Horizon View in the future. In this session I  took brief time to diagram and explain each of Horizon View components … Continue reading »

     

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    How to share VMware Workstation VMs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32366)VMware Workstation 10 allows sharing VMs on a network. It’s possible to allow (or not) users to access this shared VM or give them different set of privileges too. Useful if you deal with users which are for example students or and you don’t want them to break/delete the VM. Users of VMware Workstation might […] You might also like: VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Fusion 6 Released! Possible conflict with IIS by default when sharing VMs under VMware Workstation 8.0.1 Released Read the full post How…

     

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    vSphere HA Slot Size and Admission Control Video (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32323)VMware has recently published 3 new videos. I wanted to point to the third one which is very good for understanding the very interesting topic about slot size and admission control. If you ever wondered what does exactly that HA cluster policy called “Host failures the cluster tolerates” or how to understand slot size calculations, […] You might also like: VMware HA Slot sizes Official VMware VSAN Videos – VSAN config,… Free VMworld 2013 Session – The Next Phase in the… Read the full post…

     

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    vFlash Read Cache Performance PDF (vFRC) – vSphere 5.5 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32320)New whitepaper which has been released by VMware brings details about new feature present in vSphere 5.5 – vFlash Read Cache (VFRC). I already reported on the details about VFRC in my article - VMware vSphere 5.5 vFlash Read Cache. The paper brings more details about vFlash Read Cache Performance through much deeper testing with different workload […] You might also like: VMware vFlash Read Cache (vFRC) configuration steps vSphere 5.5 demos – New Interactive Product… VMware vSphere 5.5 vFlash Read…

     

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    How to upgrade VDP – from VDP 5 to VDP 5.5.1 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32328)After vSphere 5.5 release, users of VDP might look for How to upgrade VDP? The latest update of vSphere Data Protection (VDP 5.5.1) brought new features and enhancements that I have reported on in my article here - VMware VDP 5.5 and VDP Advanced – With a DR for VDP.  You might already knew that VDP uses […] You might also like: VMware VDP 5.5 and VDP Advanced – With a DR for VDP! VMware Data Recovery 2.0 – the upgrade process from… VMware VDP logs – locate and troubleshoot Read the full post…

     

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    How-to backup and restore VCSA 5.5 internal database (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32309)vCenter server appliance (Linux) version 5.5 increased the limits for its internal vPostgress DB now supporting up to 100 hosts and 3000 VMs. Soft limit, but enabling the usage and deployment scenarios at the client’s sites. Clients which are OK with the fact that their vCenter is not on Windows. There are some questions which […] You might also like: vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade Process Video VMware vCenter Orchestrator Overview Configuration vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (vCSA) – Installation and…

     

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    Realtek 8169 NIC in ESXi 5.5 not detected by default – install a VIB (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32292)I was upgrading my Whiteboxes this week end. I had them populated with some Intel NICs (no problem with those) and some Realtek NICs. The unsupported Realtek NIC was not recognized after clean install, but could be installed with community supported drivers. Read on if you have the same problem and your Realtek 8169 NIC […] You might also like: Realtek onboard NIC support in vSphere 5 How to install VIB on VMware ESXi ESXi Free – how to upgrade to ESXi 5.1 Read the full post Realtek 8169 NIC in ESXi 5.5…

     

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    Zentyal Linux 3.2 released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32283)I’ve reported about Zentyal Linux few months back and showed two types of installs (prepackaged and on the top of Ubuntu server). I found that this Linux distro is interesting enough for small, or very small businesses. Its Ubuntu Server based distribution which uses an GUI front-end for easy administration. This is interesting for people […] You might also like: How to Install Zentyal in Ubuntu Server VMware Tools Download From Online Repository How-to install vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and…

     

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    VSI 6.0 vSphere Web Client (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1436)I didn’t get a chance to post this to the blog earlier this week. I wanted to share a demo I worked on this week showing how to install the new Web Client based Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI). We all know that the windows only client is in its last days (lived about a year […] Related posts: View Open Client 4.5 Beta 1.1 Now Out View Client on iPad with Bluetooth Keyboard Book Review: Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

     

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    VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5 – Tour (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1431)So you have ESXi up and running. What is next? Get the vCenter appliance running. I downloaded the OVA and imported in just a few minutes. After getting the appliance all booted go the https://<your-ip>:5480 Setup vCenter Options I selected custom so I could go through all the options. Oracle is also an option. Fill […] Related posts: Book Review: Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator Installing VMware vSphere 5.5 – Quick Tour New Releases for VMware vCenter

     

 

KB Articles

Silver Peak Software WAN Optimization solution in VMware software defined data center (2060271)
Date Published: 9/26/2013

VMware ESX
ESX/ESXi host locks a series of on-disk resource metadata structures delaying operations from other hosts (2052862)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
When remediating a cluster Distributed Resource Scheduler no longer migrates virtual machines to remediated ESXi/ESX hosts (2053401)
Date Published: 9/26/2013

VMware ESXi
The snmpwalk command times out if more than 10 LUNs are attached to ESXi host (2059590)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Taking a snapshot of a virtual machine with virtual disk over 2TB on an EMC VMAX array results in corrupted redo logs (2059823)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
Cannot configure a virtual machine with 4 MB of Virtual Flash Read Cache and a block size of 16 KB or greater in ESXi 5.5 (2059916)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Windows 8.1 virtual machine fails with an blue screen and reports the error: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (2060019)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Paid product upgrade paths for VMware products (2060657)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Enabling Virtual SAN on vSphere 5.5 does not create disk groups (2060786)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Upgrading VMware Tools from 4.x to 5.1 fails with the error: MS Visual C++ Runtime Lib Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGateway.exe. This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way (2059287)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
ESXi upgrade fails if DRS CPU and memory utilization is above 100 percent (2059871)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Custom System Resource Allocation values are reset when upgrading to ESXi 5.5 (2059299)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

VMware Fusion
Powering on a virtual machine after upgrading to VMware Fusion 6 fails with the error: VMware Fusion cannot open files in the Steinberg VST Mixer Settings Format (2060272)
Date Published: 9/26/2013

VMware Horizon View
Configuring USB plug-in delay settings for VMware Horizon View desktops (2059673)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
A linked-clone rebalance fails on Horizon View 5.2 desktops with vSphere 5.5 (2060440)
Date Published: 9/24/2013

VMware Service Manager
Active Directory integration in VMWare Service Manager 9.x creates blank Organizations or Locations (2047083)
Date Published: 9/24/2013

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Installing vCenter Configuration Manager 5.7 fails during hardware check with the error: The available hardware is not sufficient to run VCM (2058867)
Date Published: 9/25/2013
Logging in to the VMware vCenter Configuration Manager API fails with the error: Could not find stored procedure ecmAPI_sp_user_login_authenticate (2056354)
Date Published: 9/25/2013
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Web Console package fails to uninstall during upgrade to 5.7 (2057374)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Setting up vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 to start in compatibility mode (2059187)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 FAQs (2057799)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
VMware vCenter Server 5.x fails to start after upgrading Single Sign-On configuration from vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 (2058080)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Cannot edit a vSphere 5.5 Identity Source in the vSphere Web Client (2058968)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
When installing vCenter Server 5.5 using the Simple Install method, a dialog displays reporting the warning: A script on this page is causing your browser to run slowly (2059216)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
vCenter Server 5.5 Simple Installer does not check for required space on non-system drive. (2059518)
Date Published: 9/25/2013
vCenter Server 5.x fails to start after upgrading vCenter Single Sign-On in a High Availability configuration from version 5.1 to 5.5 (2059794)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
VXLAN Network Virtualization Preparation in VMware vCloud Networking and Security shows Not Ready even after installing the VIB manually (2059865)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Adding additional hosts to an existing Virtual SAN cluster (2059936)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Installing vCenter Server 5.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system fails after displaying the message: Installing Directory Service (2061000)
Date Published: 9/28/2013
Installing vCenter Single Sign On 5.1 fails with the error: Error 29148.STS configuration error (2052689)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Management service repeatedly generates the error: Enumerate trusts failed Failed to enumerate domain trusts for domain_name(dwError – 5) (2060143)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Upgrade from vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 rolls back after importing Lookup Service data (2060511)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
vCenter Server 5.5 Installation Wizard shows domain information as vsphere.local instead of your local domain name (2060720)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
Installing vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 fails if the password for administrator@vsphere.local contains an & character (2060746)
Date Published: 9/25/2013
Installing vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 on Windows server 2012 fails with the error: A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected (2060820)
Date Published: 9/25/2013
Installing the vSphere Client in a vSphere 5.5 environment fails with the error: vSphere Client cannot be installed on a Domain Controller (2060849)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 and the AD Domain Controller is also on Windows Server 2012 (2060901)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Cannot view problems that occur while configuring Virtual Flash of individual SSD devices (2059359)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
Core dump partition is not created when using the Preserve VMFS option with Auto Deploy Stateless Caching or Stateful Installs in ESXi 5.5 (2059799)
Date Published: 9/23/2013

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Unable to log in with root account on the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance when using an external vCenter Single Sign-On server (2059855)
Date Published: 9/27/2013
HTML5 virtual machine console fails to open after restarting vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (2060604)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
Unable to log in to vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 if username or group name contains letters with accents (2060873)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Upgrading vCenter Single Sign-On 5.1 to vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 (2057258)
Date Published: 9/23/2013

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Powering on a virtual machine after running the Recovery Plan in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager fails with the error: Error – reason.msg (2041197)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
Large deployments require increasing vSphere Replication Server memory (2060858)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
SRM 5.1.1.1 Express Patch Release (2057972)
Date Published: 9/23/2013

VMware vCloud API
When sharing a catalog with ‘everyone in my organization’ in VMware vCloud API, all API users can view the download URL of a vAppTemplate (2059032)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

VMware vCloud Connector
Cannot copy from vCloud Director 5.5 to vCloud Connector 1.5 with vCloud Connector (2060574)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Template with multiple virtual machines is not retained in catalog after Offline Data Transfer import (2060593)
Date Published: 9/23/2013

VMware vCloud Director
After upgrading to VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5.1, new vApps are not displayed in VMware vCloud Director 5.5 (2060005)
Date Published: 9/24/2013
Adding additional disks to virtual machine in vCloud Director fails with the error: The operation failed because no suitable resource was found (2060922)
Date Published: 9/26/2013
Supported guest operating systems in vCloud Director 5.5 (2058524)
Date Published: 9/23/2013
Starting vApps in VMware vCloud Director fail with the error: javax.net.ssl.SSLPeerUnverifiedException: peer not authenticated (2060087)
Date Published: 9/23/2013

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
VMware vFabric Hyperic WebSphere MQ QManager Availability metric is grayed out with a value of 200% (2060265)
Date Published: 9/24/2013

VMware VirtualCenter
Configurando La Resolución de Nombres para el Servidor VMware vCenter (2006050)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

VMware vShield App
Upgrading to vShield App 5.5 fails with the error: DvFilter module is not up on the host (2060004)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

VMware vSphere Data Protection
vSphere Data Protection 5.1 backup job fails in Japanese locale version of vSphere Web Client when week is specified (2060166)
Date Published: 9/24/2013

VMware vSphere Replication
Replications go into Error state when you change the vSphere Replication Server certificate (2061040)
Date Published: 9/27/2013
Virtual machine fails to power on when you enable replication on a raw device (2060714)
Date Published: 9/25/2013
vSphere Web Client triggers a logout causing vSphere Replication tasks to fail (2060796)
Date Published: 9/25/2013

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