From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, been a very hectic week for me this week. It seems like so much is going on before we head into what I hope will be a quieter period over December. I think this happens every year and I just forget that it does and am not prepared. I was at our local VMUG this week which was excellent and something I really enjoy. I look forward to our final meeting of the year in December and then a break until the January kick off again.

 

I hope your week has been good and you enjoy this weeks newsletter.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

Local Events (BRISBANE)

- TAM Day (November)

 

Local Training Classes

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VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] 25 - 28 Nov

 

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.1] 09-13 Dec
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] 16-20 Dec

 

VMware Bloggers

 

 

External Bloggers

 

  • Need a ‘Cloaked’ Private, Hybrid or Public Cloud? (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12000)Where Cloud visibility and control meets security. HyTrust Acquires HighCloud Security! Last year I had a very nice conversation with Eric Chiu about everything in the datacenter moving into software and the risky things around that move, today HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company,  announced that it has acquired HighCloud Security, a leader in cloud encryption and key management software. By combining HyTrust’s powerful administrative visibility and control with HighCloud’s strengths in…
    • VMware NSX Distributed Services (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11972)This article is number two of a series about the upcoming network virtualization spree, specifically the one coming from VMware. Check out the first article in this series, ‘Introduction to VMware NSX‘. Traditional network services have evolved over the last years. Introducing more advanced firewalling, loadbalancing and remote access services. Typically, datacenter networks architecture these days look somewhat look this: The routers can be virtualized inside a physical box, using either VRFs or vendor…
    • Introduction to VMware NSX (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=11969)This article is number one of a series about the upcoming network virtualization spree, specifically the one coming from VMware. I spent 14 to 17 October at VMworld 2013 in Barcelona, basically getting my mind blown by the futuristic possibilities of network flexibility. Things are changing for the network, flattening the entire stack, distributing network services throughout the virtual network (instead of the monolithic central hardware), lowering network costs and making it more flexible and simple to…
    • And I thought “The Cloud” was just a fad….. (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4909)It’s true, I actually wrote that in a blog post back in March 2010 called Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s….The Cloud! Until now I’ve not really given it to much thought. Obviously, working at VMware I needed to understand vCloud Director, but that was only really from a functionality/design perspective. However since [...] " And I thought “The Cloud” was just a fad….. " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: Onwards…
    • vCloud Director Backups: The VMs are the easy part! (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5550)Sponsored Article There is one thing that we all can agree on, vCloud Director is materially different from what we’ve done in vSphere by itself. With the rich capabilities of self-provisioning, virtual data centers, additional storage options and more; there is more than just getting a virtual machine stood up. The vCloud Director constructs such … Continue reading »
    • PowerCLI for the VDI geek with Andre Leibovici – Automate ALL the things #vBrownBag (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5546)Last week the team over at vBrownBag invited me to talk about VMware Horizon View and the PowerShell integration during their webcast. During the live session I was able to cover the basic architecture, the PowerCLI implementation and also provide some simple examples. Thanks to the vBrownBag crew for having me over.   Watch now … Continue reading »
    • VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released (http://techhead.co/?p=7756)VMware have just released a maintenance update (6.0.2) for their Mac based Fusion product.  Although a minor update it does address a number of bug fixes to the recently released Fusion 6.x virtualization product.  If you are running Fusion 6.x then the next time you start it up you should receive a notification window that […] The post VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware vCenter 2.5…
    • VMware vCenter Server Update 5.5.0a Update Available (http://techhead.co/?p=7753)VMware have released an update to the vCenter Server 5.5 product.  This new release is numbered  5.5.0a and addresses a number of vCenter released bug fixes, predominantly around the area of vCenter SSO (Single Sign-On). Based on the bug fixes found in this release I’d definitely recommend you take a look, download, test and update […] The post VMware vCenter Server Update 5.5.0a Update Available appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related…
    • VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide Now Available (http://techhead.co/?p=7746)The VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide is now available for download.  If you’re thinking about, or have already, updated your VMware vSphere infrastructure to v5.5 then I recommend you take a look and familiarise yourself with this informative security hardening guide.  It is full of useful vulnerability avoidance know-how and contains best practices around the […] The post VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide Now Available appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a…
    • Horizon View Free Poster – Network Ports (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32935)If you administering VMware Horizon View solutions or architecting them, then you might welcome this very cool poster of network ports used by VMware Horizon View 5.2 which has been published by VMware KB guys. It’s a great way to visualize all opened port at the different parts of the infrastructure (External, DMZ or Internal) and […] You might also like: Free videos for VMware Horizon View 5.2 – User… VMware Horizon View 5.2 Blast Client and Demo VMware Horizon View 5.2 – MAC client update and…
    • HyTrust Acquires HighCloud Security to add encryption and key management capabilities (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32909)HighCloud security has an offering which allows to encrypt VMware vSphere, vCD public or private based workloads. The technology will be able to protect data by encrypting data at rest, where HyTrust was offering up to now, a security and hardening of the whole vSphere infrastructure via policies which for example are used to setup a […] You might also like: Highest-Level Security Certification for vSphere 5 VMware Free Training for Security – 1h Online,… Stratogen Opens New Datacenter in New York…
    • How to quickly check ESXi logs from web browser (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32914)There is many ways to check ESXi logs. You can SSH to your host (if SSH enabled) and check the logs through Putty for example, or you can generate log bundle via your vSphere Windows C# client (Adminsitration > Export system logs) to check them out after extracting those out from the zipped bundle. Logs […] You might also like: ESXi scratch partition – how to enable and why? VMware VDP logs – locate and troubleshoot vSphere Web Client – New in VMware vSphere 5.1 Read the full post How to quickly…
    • VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Free VMworld Session (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32900)Another free session I want to point out is the VSAN session by Vijay Ramachadran and Christos Karamanolis from VMware. You’ll learn how VSAN works and see some under the covers functions that makes VSAN so exciting new technology for the near future. They also brings the topic of price you’re paying for magnetic disks […] You might also like: VMware VSAN Beta Community opens the doors VSAN Observer – upcoming tool for monitoring VSAN… VMware VSAN Video Read the full post VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)…
    • 16 vCPU VMs for Fault Tolerance (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32882)How cool it is to have 16vCPU in a VM for Fault Tolerance? I remember when first introduced, FT had the same magic as vMotion. But limitations to 1vCPU VMs and other limitations concerning backups were factors that this feature is not widely uses, even if the configuration at the vSphere level is minimal. For […] You might also like: VMworld 2013 General Session – Lot’s of demos… VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Free VMworld Session VMware NSX Product Walkthrough and details from the UI Read the full post…
    • Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with VMware 5.x – Free E-learning (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32877)There is a new Free E-learning course provided by VMware Education, which allows you to follow online training called Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with VMware. It’s a 3 hours long training which gives you a good overview on how to architect a deployment of Microsoft SQL Server in vSphere environments considering SQL licensing policies and […] You might also like: Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on… vCloud Director 1.5 Self Paced Training from VMware… VMware View Free…
    • vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide Available – Free Download (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=32856)New updated release of vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide – to match the latest VMware vSphere 5.5 –  is out. This guide as in its previous releases gives you some good tips to secure your vSphere environments. As I reported already in the past on this guide – here is the vSphere 5.1 article, the format is […] You might also like: vSphere 5 Security Hardening Guide vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Released Mobile version of vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Available Read the full post vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide…