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News of the week, have you been affected by Heartbleed? This seems to be the only thing on everyones mind right now, even some of my completely non techie friends have been asking me. So what is this all about Neil, I am worried about it and how it affects me. Its amazing how much interest there is in this issue and so there should be it is very serious. There has been some interesting advice from the paranoid, do not use the internet anymore or until everything is patched, however I have taken a different approach. Firstly as a techie I know that software isn’t perfect, lets face it what is. So for my entire online life which spans over 2 decades I have tarn a proactive approach, rather than being too cautions understand the risks and managing them accordingly. I use a proper password management service and try and ensure that all of my accounts have unique and as complex as they will allow passwords. This limits the attack surface of any potential hacker as we know as it means that he will not gain access to any other system based off a single system hack.

 

So what do I tell my customers. Well firstly they should not panic. I work with all of my customers to ensure that their systems are in good shape and adequately up to date with patches specifically security patches. As organisation do, we discuss security on a regular basis and their defence in depth approach is always looked at to ensure it is capable and adequate. When an issue such as this arises we ascertain the potential products that are at risk and then ascertain the risk level. Based on that we come up with an action plan which would take into account many factors including how important the system is, can we take it offline and many other things.

 

So the key is preparation, planning and above all do not have a knee jerk reaction, take a good look at the issue and analyse it with the correct intent for your organisations assets and provide recommendations based on that.

 

Our official KB for this issue is reflected here and I suggest that you have a look at the affected products and discuss how this may relate to your individual organisations circumstances and adopt a security posture to this issue accordingly.

 

VMware Response to OpenSSL security issue CVE-2014-0160/CVE-2014-0346 a.k.a: "Heartbleed" (2076225)

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2076225

 

Have a great week everyone.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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  • VMware Accelerate: Identifying Cost Savings with Service-Based IT Cost Modeling (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1950)By Reginald Lo Responsible service provisioning requires an appropriate balance between quality and cost. But this balance cannot be achieved without a clear understanding of the service costs and the relationship between cost and service levels. With this knowledge comes the power to make decisions on where and how to spend to reach the desired balance. To achieve this, you need to: Create a cost model for a service and thereby Understand what contributes to costs Provide levers and/or options for the…

     

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    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: SDDC: Changing Organizational Cultures (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=869)By Tim Jones I like to think of SDDC as “service-driven data center” in addition to “software-defined data center.” The vision for SDDC expands beyond technical implementation, encompassing the transformation from IT shop to service provider and from cost center to business enabler. The idea of “service-driven” opens the conversation to include the business logic that drives how the entire service is offered. Organizations have to consider the business processes that form the basis of what to…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Save 15% off VMware vSphere v5.5 Training (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4021)VMware vSphere is the industry-leading infrastructure platform for building cloud infrastructures. VMware training has one of the highest course satisfaction ratings in the industry* and can help you get the most from your vSphere solution. We recently added several new courses to our vSphere v5.5 lineup: VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5] VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5] VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.5] VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] VMware vSphere: Install,…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: Weekly News Recap, April 11 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2428)VMware News In VMware news, Sumit Dhawan and the End-User Computing team on Wednesday announced VMware Horizon 6, the latest update to VMware’s desktop and applications solution that now offers published application delivery along with virtual desktops from a single integrated solution. This announcement represents a major product milestone in VMware’s End-User Computing portfolio as […]

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Success and Innovation Starts with the Right Platform (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1383)By Gary Hamilton, Senior Cloud Management Solutions Architect, VMware Every day, companies like Square , Uber , Netflix , Airbnb , the Climate Corporation , and Etsy are creating innovative new business models. But they are only as innovative as the developers who build their applications and the agility of the platform on which those applications are delivered. By using Pivotal CF, an enterprise PaaS solution (powered by Cloud Foundry) that is constantly delivering updates to and horizontally scaling…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: The Latest View on Horizon 6 & Pivot3 vSTAC Appliances (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5634)Guest blog by Greg Pellegrino, Product Manager, Pivot3 Exciting news from VMware that Horizon 6 was announced this week ! VMware provided the opportunity to beta test the product, so I thought it would be fun and beneficial to share my thoughts on the new capacities framed by the impact to Pivot3’s customers and their business operations.  I spent a few hours with the Horizon 6 beta software loaded on the Pivot3 Test Drive array.  Pivot3 purpose-builds converged storage appliances for desktop…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Announcing VMware Mirage 5.0 (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5629)By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware Along with our major announcement of VMware Horizon 6  yesterday, I’m delighted to announce VMware Mirage 5.0! We’ve been working hard to support various new and exciting features. With Mirage 5.0 we continue with our unified image management support for the latest Windows operating system – Windows 8.1. IT can use VMware Mirage to migrate their end user’s existing Windows 7 devices onto Windows 8.1 The dynamic layering…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Horizon 6.0 – Cloud Pod Architecture Details (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5611)By Narasimha Krishnakumar, Director, Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware In my previous blog post introducing cloud pod architecture , I provided you with a high level conceptual overview. Now, let’s get to the details. Cloud Pod Architecture and Multi-Data-Center View in Horizon 6 One of the key features of the Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture is the high availability and scale-out of virtual desktops in VMware Horizon 6. Many of you may have heard about this feature referred to as…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Welcome Two New VCDXs (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4007)We are happy to welcome two new members to the VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert) community: Rene Van Den Bedem (VCDX 133) and Alessandro Bruno (VCDX  134). Both were awarded the exclusive  VCDX-DCV certification after successfully presenting and defending a production-ready VMware  solution before a panel of veteran VCDX-DCV holders. VCDX is the highest level of VMware certification. This elite group  is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments and the…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: ALERT: Response to Heartbleed OpenSSL security issue (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6131)This week, a new vulnerability was discovered affecting SSL, a protocol most of the Internet uses to encrypt and secure communications. The VMware Security Engineering, Communications, and Response group (vSECR) is investigating the OpenSSL issue dubbed “Heartbleed”. For information on which VMware products may be affected and resolution/remediation steps, refer to the two KB articles at the bottom of this post. For the curious, we would like to quickly explain why this particular vulnerability could…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: VMware Announces VMware Horizon 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2754)Yesterday VMware announced VMware Horizon 6, the latest update to our desktop and applications solution that now offers published application delivery along with virtual desktops from a single integrated solution. VMware Horizon 6 is an updated suite of end-user computing solutions that are designed to deliver desktop and application virtualization through a single platform from any cloud – be it public, private or hybrid – all under a unified, consistent workspace for the end user. You can read our…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 273 – VMware #vExpert 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8393)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Corey Romero, VMware @vCommunityGuy News Get Ready – VMworld 2014 VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress REPLAY VMware Horizon Special Online Event 2014 top VMware & virtualization blog voting results VMware Unleashes Horizon 6 – Delivering Published Applications and Virtual Desktops on a Single Integrated Platform Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 272 – Developer Center (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8391)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Lily Chang , VMware, Sr. Engineering Director Alan Tan, VMware, Senior Manager, R&D EcoSystem Engineering at VMware Bob Fraser, VMware, Product Line Manager News Interop Keynote – Pat Gelsinger – VMware CEO THURSDAY, APRIL 3 | 8:30AM – 10:15AM Get Ready – VMworld 2014 VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress VMware Horizon Special Online Event vExpert 2014 Announcement vExpert 2014 Q2…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: Introducing Horizon 6 (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2663)Today we announced Horizon 6 , a major step forward in VMware’s EUC strategy. As part of today’s news, we announced a huge number of new features and capabilities in this solution. I’d like to tell you more about this milestone and drill into a few awesome features including: Hybrid cloud , enabled by our acquisition of Desktone last year and now our Horizon DaaS offering, allows you to easily deploy virtual desktops on-prem, off-prem, or whatever combination suits your fancy. Combining Horizon View…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: We’re All In with VMware Horizon 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2392)By Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM of Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware Today, we announced VMware Horizon 6, the latest update to our desktop and applications solution that now offers published application delivery along with virtual desktops from a single integrated solution. This announcement represents a major product milestone in VMware’s End-User Computing portfolio as […]

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMware Horizon 6 – Introducing Cloud Pod Architecture (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5549)By Narasimha Krishnakumar, Director, Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware On behalf of everyone in the End-User-Computing (EUC) team at VMware, I’m proud to introduce you to a brand new capability of VMware Horizon 6, Cloud Pod Architecture. The key features of the Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture are high availability and scale out of virtual desktops provided by Horizon 6. Virtual desktops can now be deployed across multiple sites or multiple datacenters and managed globally through a single…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMware Horizon 6 – Simplifying Management and Automation (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5551)By Aaron Black and David Wooten, Product Managers, End-User Computing, VMware The announcement of Horizon 6 will undoubtedly broaden the scope of what organizations can deliver with VMware EUC technologies.  As customers and partners move to consume these additional capabilities rest assured that we’ve provided a framework to accompany Horizon 6 that enables scalable administration, automation, pinpointed performance analysis for IT, and delivers value to end-users with self-service provisioning and…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMware Horizon 6 – A Closer Look At Application Remoting (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5547)By Warren Ponder, Director of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware and Pat Lee, Director of End-User Clients, End-User Computing, VMware Today, I am really excited to share another exciting project I was to be asked to support our team in delivering, with the announcement of Horizon 6. One of the many new capabilities that will be available is application remoting of RDS hosted apps and extended capabilities for RDS based desktops. There’s been some speculation and many experts have had some…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMware Horizon 6 Unveiled Today (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5436)By Erik Frieberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware I’m so honored to work at VMware because every day I get to innovate and solve for some of the most complex technology challenges for enterprise customers today.  Each day, we are redefining the definition of what a data center is supposed to be with cutting edge technologies, advances in our product line, and solutions that help our customers improve their ROI. As you have been reading in some of my past blog posts, a huge…

     

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    VMworld Blog: Call for Papers is Now Open (http://www.vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/2014/04/08/call-for-papers-is-now-open)It’s official. It’s open. It’s time to finish those rough drafts for submission and get your abstract in the running for VMworld 2014. First, head on over to the VMworld website for all the important information about submitting an abstract. We want to help you submit winning proposals. So take the time to review our Abstract Submission Guidelines . These helpful recommendations will guide you in preparing your titles and session descriptions and will assist you in avoiding the common pitfalls that…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Big Data Extensions – Four new demo videos available (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12320)Four new demonstrations using the vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE) have recently been made available on the VMwareTV area on Youtube for your use. They are all compact (less than 5 minutes in duration). The demos are described below. BDE Demo #1: Installing and Configuring the vSphere Big Data Extensions This demonstration shows the process for installing and configuring the vSphere Big Data Extensions feature. This capability is available as a free download with VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus. It…

     

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    Workstation Zealot: Windows XP EOL and the Road Ahead (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=1204)Well it is finally here, after 12 years Windows XP support officially ends today, April 8th, 2014. I spent many great years using Windows XP, but as an ‘early adopter,’ I always personally upgraded to the latest Windows release on new hardware when it becomes available. However, in my professional life prior to VMware, I used Windows XP until late 2012 because it was still the corporate standard on laptops and desktops. The main reason why I used Windows XP for work, even as recently as 2012, was that…

     

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    Team Fusion: Extend your Windows XP journey with VMware FusionAfter 12 years in the market, Windows XP support ends today, April 8, 2014. Are you still using Windows XP? Do you need more time? If you’d like to continue running Windows XP, virtualization is an ideal solution. Virtualization will enable you to continue using Windows XP, but on modern hardware, like the latest Macs. And, if you’ve been thinking about getting a Mac, or own one already, you can use VMware Fusion 6 Professional to create a Windows XP virtual machine that will run on your Mac.…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Using VMware KVM Mode with VMware Workstation 10.x (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6126)Today we have a new VMware Workstation video. In this tutorial we discuss and demonstrate how to use VMware KVM Mode with VMware Workstation 10.x . VMware Workstation 10.x allows users to run Workstation in VMware KVM mode. This mode allows you to switch between active virtual machines using hotkeys. Virtual machines can be run in full-screen without launching the Workstation UI and manage their power state via CLI (command line interface). VMware KVM mode can be used as an alternative to run virtual…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Hybrid Cloud: A New Way of Thinking About Disaster Recovery (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3339)Protecting business applications against outages, failures, disasters and other causes of downtime is a top priority for many organizations, but as we discussed in our last blog , not all companies have the budget, expertise, time or staff to spare to improve their IT resiliency. For organizations that do have DR services in place, the challenge lies in maintaining the solution on an ongoing basis – this has led many to look into refreshing their options, in order to cut on spending and leverage existing…

     

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    Technology Short Take #40 (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3428)This is Technology Short Take #40, the latest in my series of articles with links, thoughts, rants, and raves about various data center-related technologies. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Technology Short Take #40

     

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    VCDX Candidate Tips from Down Under Part 1 (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3322)I read a couple of good articles recently from VCDX candidates that defended at Frimley in the UK. One successful, and one not successful on this occasion. Both articles Extra VCDX Experience Achievement Unlocked by Gregg Robertson and VCDX Recipe for Success by Rene Van Den Bedem (VCDX-133) offer valuable insights. I thought it was worthwhile repeating the comment I […]

     

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    VMware announces VMware Horizon 6 (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12261)“VMware to the power of 6” That’s how, a few minutes ago, VMware announced VMware Horizon 6, the next step in VMware VDI solutions. It is an integrated solution that delivers published applications and desktops on a single platform. Horizon 6 is a complete desktop solution with centralized management of any type of enterprise application and desktop, including physical desktops and laptops, virtual desktops and applications and employee-owned PCs. A complete solution with capabilities in application…

     

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    Nutanix has never lost data… and here is why! (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6182)One of the things Nutanix is particularly proud of is to be able to say that no customer data has ever been lost or damaged due to system or component failures. This is a big achievement for any storage solution vendor. However, please note that despite me personally having done the research and internal questioning … Continue reading »

     

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    VMware vExpert 2014 (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6175)Last week I found out I have been awarded with the VMware vExpert 2014.     The vExpert program is a recognition to the contributions to those who have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. This is the 5th consecutive year I am awarded on the … Continue reading »

     

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    How to publish RDS application in Horizon View 6 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34546)Horizon 6 announced few days back brought a clearly new wind into the desktop virtualization space. Where in the past the VDI was often subject of performance and cost, see ROI. We might see this changing, is the 2014 finally the year of the VDI? Yesterday’s post showed How to add RDS functionality to Horizon View […] Read the full post How to publish RDS application in Horizon View 6 at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    How to add RDS functionality to Horizon View 6 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34534)The newly announced Horizon View 6 flagship product from VMware brought great enhancements from the architectural point of view as you could already read about in my yesterday’s post. However from the administrator’s point of view (not from the architect’s perspective) there are some really cool features that I’d like to point out in this […] Read the full post How to add RDS functionality to Horizon View 6 at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware Horizon 6 – Major evolution in architecture and tighter integration of suite components (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34363)VMware Horizon 6 has been announced by VMware. This major update to VMware Horizon brings some major enhancements into the architecture, concerning Cloud Pod Architecture, which now supports global entitlements across View pods, RDS hosted apps, VMware VSAN (supported since View 5.3.1). Also new Application catalog which provides unified access to desktops and applications (previously […] Read the full post VMware Horizon 6 – Major evolution in architecture and tighter integration of suite components…

     

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    VMware Labs updated VMware tools for ESXi (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34511)There was an update of VMware tools for nested ESXi on VMware Labs website recently. The new update allows to report IPv6 addresses as well as IPv4 addresses for nested ESXi guests. If you don’t use VMware tools for your nested lab, you should as it allows to interract with the ESXi OS the same way […] Read the full post VMware Labs updated VMware tools for ESXi at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware Horizon Workspace Fundamentals [V1.8] Free Training (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34506)VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 which has been released last month is fully compatible with vSphere 5.5 U1. The product grew further with new feature and enhancements. While you can read what’s new below, I’d like to point you to New Free 2 hours training for VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 called VMware Horizon Workspace Fundamentals [V1.8]. If […] Read the full post VMware Horizon Workspace Fundamentals [V1.8] Free Training at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your…

     

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    Why did my VM reboot? (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=486)If you have implemented VMware VM Monitoring (part of HA), and your virtual machine rebooted quickly, you may not know why the virtual machine rebooted. Most often this is due to a Windows bluescreen, but you may want to see why VMware HA took the action to reboot the VM. The good news is that […] The post Why did my VM reboot? appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

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    Windows XP is dead! (sort of) (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=501)April 8th is the date that Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP and Office 2003. This does not mean that Windows XP is dead, but it does mean that you can’t get support from Microsoft telephone support, and Microsoft won’t be releasing any more security or stability updates.   For a business, this means that you […] The post Windows XP is dead! (sort of) appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

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    Designing data entry for a system (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=493)How do you work out what data you need to capture for a system? This is a question not often asked, at least not in the right way. Designing data entry for a system should be driven by the wants and needs of the output. It’s no good gathering data if it’s never going to be […] The post Designing data entry for a system appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

 

KB Articles

VMware Data Recovery
Upgrading to VMware Data Recovery 2.x (2069257)
Date Published: 4/1/2014

VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.1/5.5 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen during the manipulation of a Raw Device Mapping (2075387)
Date Published: 4/4/2014
Audio redirection not supported on ESXi/ESX (2074805)
Date Published: 3/31/2014
Syslog or message log displays the error: HTTP header command is notexpected (2072111)
Date Published: 4/3/2014
Adjusting software fibre channel over ethernet host bus adapter queue depths (2065484)
Date Published: 3/31/2014
ESXi enhancement for Headless System Support in ESXi 5.5 Update 1 (2075033)
Date Published: 4/1/2014

VMware Horizon Mirage
Installing the Mirage Management Server fails with error: Failed to connect to database. (2045872)
Date Published: 4/2/2014
Installing Mirage Management Server fails with error: Quiet exec failed: Failed setting default server policies (2058736)
Date Published: 4/4/2014
VMware Horizon Mirage Server and Horizon Mirage Edge Server install fails with a certificate error (2075103)
Date Published: 4/2/2014

VMware Horizon View
VMware Horizon View 5.2 Connection Server Event Viewer reports error: Session for user null timed out (2072427)
Date Published: 4/1/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
VMware Tools out-of-date on VMware Horizon Workspace (2062635)
Date Published: 4/1/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Type error occurs when using the getVMStatusDescription option in a VMware vCenter Orchestrator workflow (2065922)
Date Published: 4/1/2014
Troubleshooting SSL handshake errors when using OpenSSL-based REST clients with the Orchestrator Appliance 5.5.x (2076046)
Date Published: 4/4/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Installation of VMware Tools becomes unresponsive on Microsoft Windows guest operating systems with Citrix Provisioning Services (2070987)
Date Published: 4/4/2014
vCenter Server hangs validating permissions with error: Unknown entity host-2748 (2044216)
Date Published: 4/3/2014
VMware VCMSDS service fails during installation of VMware vCenter Server (2063119)
Date Published: 4/1/2014
Newly created virtual machines appear as unprotected by high availability in VMware vCenter Server 5.1 (2072028)
Date Published: 3/31/2014
Users are able to log in to vSphere Web Client regardless of permissions in VMware vCenter Server (2075296)
Date Published: 4/2/2014

VMware vCenter Support Assistant
Uploading logs through VMware vCenter Support Assistant when using more than one vCenter Server in the inventory (2075584)
Date Published: 4/3/2014

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
Best practices for upgrading to VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.1 (2075146)
Date Published: 4/4/2014

VMware Virtual SAN
Migration from vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) to VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) (2068923)
Date Published: 4/1/2014

VMware vSphere Management Assistant
vSphere Management Assistant 5.5 Patch 1 (5.5.0.1) (2068711)
Date Published: 4/4/2014

VMware vSphere Web Client
Unable to change RDM compatibility mode using vSphere Web Client (2075364)
Date Published: 3/31/2014

 

 

 

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Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying all the excellent VMware news of the week. I have spent much of this week working with my customers on their upgrades and have also spent some time on vCenter Operations Manager and working on custom dashboards for specific applications. I am very interested in operations management as many of you will know as I have had a long history with operational management solutions.

 

I am starting to look at vCAC and ITBM Standard a bit more. It is definitely a new area for me. I am very interested in bringing cost and saving visibility to the management of an organisation and I think that ITBM is perfectly positioned to do this. In addition to this vCAC provides the brokering services to what will become the next generation of services for the data centre from their own internal private cloud through to a multitude of external public cloud offerings of various forms, one of which may be the vCHS.

 

I will keep you updated with my progress in this exciting area.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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    VMware Accelerate: Big Data: Big Opportunity or Big Challenge? (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1946)By Barton Kaplan We are undoubtedly living in the era of big data. For any doubters, McKinsey estimates that the amount of new data that enterprises around the world stored on disk drives in 2010 equaled 7 exabytes, growing at a compound annual rate of 40 percent. [1] The opportunities for enterprises to leverage this data abound, at least in theory. In the retail sector alone, McKinsey estimates that big data could raise operating margins by a whopping 60 percent. [2] And in US healthcare, the potential…

     

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    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Forensic IT: Discover Issues Before Your End Users Do (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=852)by Paul Chapman, VMware Vice President Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations If you’ve ever watched five-year-olds playing a soccer game, there is very little strategy: all the kids swarm the field and chase the ball trying to score a goal. Most IT departments take a similar sort of “swarming” approach to service incidents and problems when they occur. For most of my career, IT has been a reactive business: we waited until there was a problem and then scrambled very well to solve it. We were…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Scheduled Maintenance April 11 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6124)VMware will be performing a system upgrade to several VMware Support Web applications on Friday, April 11th, 2014 from 7:00PM to 7:45PM Pacific Time. If you need to file a high severity support request while the upgrade is in progress, please call VMware Technical Support for assistance. Because of this maintenance window, you may experience longer than normal wait times on the phone. We encourage you to submit your lower severity support issues via the online case logging option once the website becomes…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Create a vCOps One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Part 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1371)By Sunny Dua, Senior Technology Consultant at VMware As I promised in my last post,  Create a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps , I am going to share the recipe for preparing dashboards similar to the “One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard,” which received a lot of appreciation from the Twitterati. A number of people  deployed the dashboard and within minutes they could showcase the capacity of their vSphere Clusters. Now I want to take this one level deeper and tell you how you can…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: What hybrid Cloud really means – thoughts from Interop Las Vegas (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2659)I used to be an avid blogger, and it’s time for me to start writing again, and often. I’ve recently attended Interop Las Vegas, where on April 2nd I spoke about “What Hybrid cloud really means”. After being on stage almost 600 times in six years for another, successful cloud provider, as a Technology and Cloud Evangelist, this was my first true speaking opportunity at VMware and I’ve been waiting for this for weeks. When you close a great adventure and start a new one, your first attempt at…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: vCloud Hybrid Service Customers Share Success Stories (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3341)Many VMware customers are leveraging vCloud Hybrid Service to take their business to the next level. Here are a few of the benefits VMware customers are achieving with vCloud Hybrid Service : Nexon America, a leading free-to-play video game publisher, leveraged vCloud Hybrid Service to expand the capabilities they had already implemented in their private cloud. This expansion was made even easier thanks to the internal team’s existing familiarity with VMware-based environments. Columbia Sportswear…

     

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    by Rich Bourdeau In prior blog posts we discussed the challenges of building your own “as a service” cloud framework, getting stuck with a prescriptive inflexible solution , and the opposite end of the spectrum, a solution that is so flexible that you basically have to assemble it yourself .   After six plus years in the cloud automation business I can safely assert that unless you have very simple needs, you will not likely find a cloud automation solution that matches 100% of your needs.  The reason…

     

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    VMTN Blog: vExpert 2014 Q2 applications are open (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8374)Applications will be accepted up until June 8th at midnight PST. Applications received after the June 8th deadline will roll into the Q3 nomination & voting process.  Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are the bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. They work as IT admins and architects for VMware customers, they act as…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Now Available VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5] TrainingVMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]   combines the content of the Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.  It is a 5-day, intensive, extended-hour training course for those willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.   Choose from Classroom or Live Online – where you can attend remotely from anywhere!

     

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    VMTN Blog: vExpert 2014 AnnouncementFirst we would like to say thank you to everyone who applied and yes it’s April 1st and this is the official list! I’m pleased to announce the list 2014 vExperts. We have 754 vExperts this year, which is impressive! Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. We were amazed to see so many applications for this years program. I want to personally thank everyone who applied and point out that a “vExpert”…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: What happened to that Hardening Guide setting? (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12286)Hi! As usual, most of my blog posts come from customer or field questions. Here’s a new one crossed my path recently. A customer, running vSphere 5.1, was finding some anomalies within their VM’s. Their belief was that some of the vSphere Hardening Guide settings were causing it. When this was assigned to me, I noticed that they were referencing the vSphere 4.1 hardening guide! The customer was applying guidelines from the 4.1 guide against a 5.1 system. They believed that the guideline was still…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Taking the Migraines Out of Migration (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5428)With Microsoft support for Windows XP ending on April 8, many legacy users are dreading the change. Thinking about the days needed to move applications, the risks of human error, and fears about data being lost are enough to keep IT managers up at night — and to delay migrations as long as possible. VMware and Dell Software are working together to take the pain out of the migration process. Now you can use VMware Horizon Mirage and Dell™ ChangeBASE in an automated approach to simplify the process and…

     

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    In Q4, 2013, Pivotal CF 1.0 was made available to customers and the vSphere team announced that VMware will begin resell of Pivotal CF . Pivotal CF is the commercially supported hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on the Cloud Foundry platform and optimized to run on VMware vSphere. It provides a turnkey PaaS experience for development teams to rapidly develop, update and grow applications dynamically on a private cloud allowing enterprises to operate at Internet scale for continuous delivery. I am…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Why Your Organization Needs a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3312)Businesses know they need to back up their data, their workloads and their applications in the event that disaster strikes. Downtime of business-critical applications or data loss could cause a major disruption for organizations caught without a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) plan in place. In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 25% of businesses that are affected by a disaster fail to reopen . Organizations don’t need to wait for a disaster to strike to start…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: A Closer Look at AirWatch (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2641)VMware completed its acquisition of AirWatch  last month.  Since then, both teams have been eager to learn more about the other’s products and technology.  To that end, today, Blake Brannon, Director of Sales Engineering at AirWatch, and I will be explaining our rationale for acquiring AirWatch as well as giving a technical overview of the AirWatch product and technology to the VMware R&D community.  While some of what we discuss will be for internal ears only, I thought it’d be useful to share…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Adding and removing users in My VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6120)Today we have a new  My VMware video which discusses and demonstrates  Adding and removing users in My VMware . In this tutorial you’ll learn: How to share folders with existing account users How to invite new users to folders and Subscription Services, and accounts Remove users from folders, Subscription Services, and accounts If you see users missing from your account or there are users you do not recognize, it is likely because My VMware provides a comprehensive view of your organization’s…

     

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    ESXi DCUI Shutdown vs vCenter Shutdown of a host (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14752)Today on the community forums someone mentioned he had shutdown his host and that he expected vSphere HA to restart his virtual machines. For whatever reason he got in a situation where all of his VMs were still running but he couldn’t do much anymore with them and as such he wanted to kill the […] " ESXi DCUI Shutdown vs vCenter Shutdown of a host " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Startup News Flash part 16 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14734)Number 16 of the Startup News Flash, here we go: Nakivo just announced the beta program for 4.0 of their backup/replication solution. It adds some new features like: recovery of Exchange objects directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, Exchange logs truncation, and automated backup verification. If you are interested in testing it, make sure […] " Startup News Flash part 16 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    VSAN – Misconfiguration Detected (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14713)Although Cormac Hogan already wrote about this I figured I would repeat some of his work. It seems like various folks are hitting this issue where an error is thrown while configuring VSAN: Misconfiguration Detected. The misconfiguration in this case refers to how the physical network has been configured. In order for VSAN to be […] " VSAN – Misconfiguration Detected " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    PowerShell User Group–San Francisco–1st April 2014 (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3130)Are you interested in PowerShell? Are you in the San Francisco area on 1st April 2014? If the answer to both of these questions is “Hell yeah” then make your way to the “Northern... PowerShell User Group–San Francisco–1st April 2014 is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    VMware vExpert 2014 ! (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12259)VMGuru is very proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row, we can proudly put the VMware vExpert logo on our site. Alex, Edwin and myself have been awarded the vExpert award 2014 for our contributions to the VMware virtualization community. This is an acknowledgement of our work and we will continue to share our knowledge and expertise with others. The vExpert program is a way for VMware to acknowledge and help those who ‘go the extra mile’ and give back to the VMware user community by sharing…

     

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    Living The American Dream (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=5048)I’ve always wanted to try living somewhere else in the world, to get some more life experience. However up until now I’ve not been in the position to be able to do this. But as one chapter in my life closes another chapter begins. Today I am please to announce that I have accepted a […] " Living The American Dream " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ No related posts.

     

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    Join Nutanix and Me for Citrix Synergy 2014 (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6131)Wow! How exciting….  for the first time ever I am attending a Citrix Synergy Conference and I also have been given the opportunity to present a Thought Leadership session during the conference. Citrix was one of the End-User Computing pioneers and makes me very grateful to be presenting with such amazing group of individuals. I would … Continue reading »

     

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    Shadowing RDS connections in Windows 2012 R2 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34465)Some sources reported that Microsoft has removed the possibility to shadow RDS connections in Windows 2012, but then put it back in the Windows 2012 R2 release. I quickly checked in my lab on two VMs, but saw that both versions of Windows Server 2012 allows that. I thought that it might interest someone, that’s […] Read the full post Shadowing RDS connections in Windows 2012 R2 at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Clean Installation and Configuration of vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 U1 (VCSA) (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34455)In this video you’ll see the detailed process of installation and configuration of vCenter Server 5.5 U1 appliance. The installation and configuration takes minutes. I cut perhaps 2-3 min when I recorded the video, not more. It gives you the rough idea of the process and implication. The install process got really simple and the […] Read the full post Clean Installation and Configuration of vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 U1 (VCSA) at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your…

     

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    vExpert 2014 announced – check it out! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34449)This year’s vExperts 2014 were announced! Check it out. I’ve been honored again as a vExpert this year. Great thanks to VMware and vExpert team behind the program. It’s Correy Romero who announced the news on the VMTN blog. This year over 700 vExperts (exactly 754 vExperts this year) were named. Here is the full list of […] Read the full post vExpert 2014 announced – check it out! at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Double Commander – Free File manager Windows, Linux, MacOS (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34440)I stumbled through this file manager called Double Commander. It’s not the first one I was testing in the past. If you remember, last year I have actually published an article which showed another free file manager based on tabbed approach. Today I’ll show you another free utility, a file manager which might be useful […] Read the full post Double Commander – Free File manager Windows, Linux, MacOS at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 8.x (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34431)One of the annoyances of W8.x OS (there are others too) is the fact that pressing WIN (Windows) + R and then typing cmd gives you command prompt window, but without elevated privileges. This is quite annoying because even with being member of the local administrator group you get restricted on that – you need Elevated Command […] Read the full post Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 8.x at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    vSphere Homelabs in 2014 – scale up or scale out? (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34413)Quite a few cool posts on home labs lately triggers this post concerning vSphere Homelabs in 2014 - designs and evolution. There was the first one I spotted on Erik Bussink’s blog yesterday which talks about Shift in homelab designs. Erik is right when saying that the requirements for homelab are exploding.  And now he just […] Read the full post vSphere Homelabs in 2014 – scale up or scale out? at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    vExpert 2014 (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4318)It’s been a very rewarding week for the vBrownBag team. I’m happy to announce that it appears that the entire vBrownBag team has received the vExpert award for 2014. I have also noted that a high percentage of people who present and participate with the podcast have also been selected. Well done everyone! This recognition […]

     

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    New vBrownBag Program (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4309)The vBrownBag crew enjoys what we do and the impact you tell us we have on your professional development. As such, we’re continuously looking for new ways to serve the community. Today we’re excited to announce a new program and podcast as part of the vBrownBag lineup, vBrownBag Jr. This new program, a natural offspring […]

     

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    Thank You! (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4307)Dear Virtualization Community, It is my profound pleasure to write this letter to you as tremendous thank you for your continued support. This week Eric Siebert of vSphere-Land.com revealed the results of his annual Top Blog vote. A subcategory of this vote is the top virtualization podcast. The vBrownBag crew, myself included, are extremely humbled […]

     

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    The New Kingmakers (http://www.kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/the-new-kingmakers.html)2 weeks ago, Brian Gracely ( @bgracely ) shared some information with me talking about the changing landscape of DevOps and it hit spot on. Brian showed a picture of a book titled The New Kingmakers , How Developers Conquered The World. I had never heard of it before so I wanted to explore, and to not spoil it completely, it did not disappoint. The book is pretty short at 57 total pages and has a whopping cost of only $3 on Amazon . There's no reason why anyone can't read this book because I was…

     

 

KB Articles

Virtual Disk Development Kit
Opening disk on second scsi controller using VixDiskLib_Open fails with error: You do not have access rights to this file (2075069)
Date Published: 3/28/2014

VMware ESX
Passthrough configuration on IBM x3550 M3 / x3650 M3 fails with the error: Host does not support passthrough configuration (2074817)
Date Published: 3/24/2014

VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.1 VMkernel log file reports: ACPI Warning (tbfadt-0326): FADT (revision 5) is longer than ACPI 2.0 version, truncating length 0x10c to 0xf4TSC (2069840)
Date Published: 3/28/2014
ESXi 5.1 VMkernel log file reports: WARNING: VFAT: 4346: Failed to flush file times: Stale file handle (2075503)
Date Published: 3/28/2014
VMware Tools cannot be installed on RHEL 7 due to missing ifconfig (2075519)
Date Published: 3/28/2014
VMware Tools installation fails to start on Solaris 11 (2069213)
Date Published: 3/24/2014
Installing the deployPkg plug-in (2075048)
Date Published: 3/26/2014
Manually restarting Active Directory related services on ESXi 5.5 displays the message: /var/lock/subsys: No such file or directory (2075398)
Date Published: 3/27/2014

VMware Horizon View
Configuring virtual digest disk task in runs when CBRC is disabled in VMware vCenter Server 5.1 (2068724)
Date Published: 3/26/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
User details do not sync to VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 database after a username is changed in Active Directory (AD) (2068996)
Date Published: 3/24/2014
Browser fails to connect after being redirected to a Kerberos Connector in Horizon Workspace (2070448)
Date Published: 3/24/2014

VMware vCenter Log Insight
Troubleshooting failure of asynchronous operations in Log Insight (2065512)
Date Published: 3/27/2014
Configuring ESXi hosts to send logs to Log Insight 1.x fails with “exit code 1″ (2075413)
Date Published: 3/27/2014
Import of Log Insight 1.5 content packs to Log Insight 1.0 skips alerts. (2073997)
Date Published: 3/26/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance
VMware vCenter Orchestrator fails to connect when it is restarted (2073036)
Date Published: 3/24/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Preserving the Storage Policies during a backup and restore of the vCenter Inventory Service database (2072307)
Date Published: 3/27/2014
VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage service fails to start after rebooting vCenter Server (2074505)
Date Published: 3/26/2014
After upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1, logging in to vCenter Server reports the error: Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server systems (2074942)
Date Published: 3/24/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Windows 2008 R2 Logon time increases or hangs at Welcome Screen after configuring Guest Virtual machines for backups (2051271)
Date Published: 3/28/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
The purpose of the Generic virtual blueprint in VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.2 (2056474)
Date Published: 3/26/2014

 

 

 

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From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks VMware newsletter. I have been focused around a number of customer initiatives, some of which are in the process of completing their upgrades to vSphere 5.5. This is a bit delayed for a few as they are in the throws of merging with another organisation which set them back in their timeline and they are now finding this to be a priority. It is an interesting jump as they have to move some hosts and vCenter Server from older versions like 4.0 which is at EOL to the new 5.5 platform and also ensure that other solutions such as SRM are upgraded at the same time. This has led me to think about the role that VMware and specifically vCenter Server has on an organisation and its ability to keep functioning in the case of an outage. With SRM we are in a great scenario but when we are required to do an upgrade or in this case a replacement there will be a period where the organisation may not have SRM installed. This puts them at rid, or does it. Having this conversation with one of the managers I asked him how often VM’s stopped working, it turns out that unless they have an operating system issue this rarely if ever occurs. Of course this does not mean that it won’t occur and tempting fate with a perfect storm of an outage at the same time that SRM is down is not an appropriate scenario, however the conclusion to this was that the risk was actually very low. In fact it was low enough for the business to recommend doing the upgrade with only an email message to the business owners giving them info on the potential outage window that could occur in the case of a catastrophic failure.

 

VMware technology is reliable, and organisations that maintain their virtual infrastructure and plan their upgrades careful, and try not fall too far behind are in a great position to upgrade with almost no impact to the organisation.

 

Have a great week everyone.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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  • VMware Hands On Labs Blog: Backstage with VMware Hands-on Labs Session #2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=912)Join Doug and Bill as they describe how we operate our Hands-on Labs Service In this Session Bill Call and Doug Baer will walk you through an overview of the Hands-on Labs infrastructure, design considerations when creating our vApps (vPods) and how we move them across multiple datacenters around the world. This technical session is for architects, and administrators running datacenters. The content level is intermediate to advanced. Please plan to attend and be prepared to ask questions at the end of the…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 vSphere 5.5 Support Topics (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6110)Here’s our Top 20 vSphere 5.5 Knowledgebase articles for vSphere 5.5 and VMware Hypervisor 5.5 These KBs address the bulk of calls into our call centers for these products. See anything familiar in this list? VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: Debunking Cloud IaaS Mobility Myths (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2637)Many things in life appear great on the surface, but wisdom has taught us to never trust a book by its cover or believe in silver bullets . The latest story I frequently hear being pitched in IT circles is that of cloud IaaS Utopia. In this universe, workloads can simply move anywhere (between disparate providers and private data centers, for example) without consequence. Typically you’ll hear a few data points to justify the story, including: We use OpenStack, therefore your workloads can be run…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Distributed Switch – Backup and Restore (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12222)Continuing on with features found in the vSphere Distributed Switch, the Backup and Restore capability is a feature I rarely saw used when I was in the field. I saw, and still do see, customers going out of their way to make sure they can backup the vCenter database, and even more so SSO, but if you have to rebuild your vCenter or migrate to a new one and don’t have a backup of your Distributed Switch you’re going to be in for a lot of work. This video shows you how you can backup and then also…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: Navigating Your Approach to an SDDC (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1927)By Enrico Boverino In my last post , I introduced a banking scenario where my customer was focusing far too much on running at status quo and not enough on evolving the business – and by extension, IT — for continued success. Read on for two software-defined data center (SDDC) approaches that will help the CIO and IT set sail toward supporting innovation and meeting business goals.     Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca once said, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: New Technology Implementation Plan: Start by Stepping Back (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1317)By Jeremy Carter , VMware Senior Consultant I’ve been working on a customer engagement recently that takes advantage of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), which is designed to centralize and automate key IT activities, freeing the organization to focus on the needs of internal and external customers. In our deployment of vCAC, I’ve been reminded of a key principal of IT and business transformation: The technology is only part of the process. Often a shift in technology requires a period of assessment…

     

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    Top 25 bloggers 2014 results are out… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14698)The top 25 bloggers 2014 voting results are out. This year the competition was insane, and I know that I say this every year but if you look at bloggers like Cormac Hogan, Derek Seaman, Frank Denneman, Chris Wahl and William Lam you know what I am talking about. 1400+ people voted, 15 new blogs […] " Top 25 bloggers 2014 results are out… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Book: Networking for VMware Administrators (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14665)Fellow blogger Chris Wahl just announced the availability of an awesome book titled Networking for VMware Administrators he authored with Steve Pantol. The book is published via VMware Press and is a must read if you ask me. I am going to order it for sure as it is an area that I can definitely […] " Book: Networking for VMware Administrators " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Startup News Flash part 15 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14653)Number 15 of the Startup News Flash… What happened in the world of (storage / flash related) startup’s in the last couple of weeks? Not too much news, but I felt it was worth releasing anyway as other wise the below would be really old news. One of the most interesting BC/DR startups of the […] " Startup News Flash part 15 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    VSAN Basics – Changing a VM’s storage policy (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14603)I have been talking a lot about the architecture of VSAN and have written many articles. It seems that somehow some of the more basic topics have not been fully addressed yet like changing a VM’s storage policy. One of our field folks had a question from a customer which was based on this video. […] " VSAN Basics – Changing a VM’s storage policy " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Watch the Top vBlog 2014 Results Show live! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4664)countdown Join Eric Siebert from vSphere-land, David Davis from Virtualization Software, Rick Vanover from Veeam and John Troyer from VMware as we countdown the top 25 bloggers based on the results from my annual VMware/virtualization blog survey. This event will be broadcast live via Google Hangouts at 10:00am PST on Thursday March 27th right here on [...]

     

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    Updated: Supported Business Applications on the VMware Platform (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=7848)More and more applications are supported on the VMware Platform, with the release of VMware vSphere 5.5 the boundaries of virtual machines have been expanded even more. Often we get questions about which applications are supported on the VMware virtual platform. There is a website page where you can search for specific applications and if they are supported by the software publisher and a link to the support statement. In January 2012 there where 3490 applications support, nowadays the counter shows 5058…

     

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    Telling Lies Could Actually Protect You Online (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4990)When it comes to online security, I can safely say this is something I have been quite lax with. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. But after reading a few different articles lately about what information is actually out there on the internet, I decided to change my stance somewhat. I’m […] " Telling Lies Could Actually Protect You Online " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: Unofficial Online VMware User Group TIPS:…

     

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    vSphere and Hyper-V Visio stencils (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4987)For those of you who like to make pretty architecture diagrams, this might be for you. Veeam provides a FREE collection of VMware and Hyper-V virtualization Visio stencils that can be used by ESX administrators, system integrators and datacenter managers to create their own diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 as part of […] " vSphere and Hyper-V Visio stencils " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: vSoup – Visio is…

     

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    A Review of Horizon View 5.3.1 Limits and Maximums (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6127)Giving continuity to my Horizon View Limits and Maximums series (VMware View 4.0 | VMware View 5.0 | Horizon View 5.2 | Horizon View 5.3) I am now releasing an updated version for Horizon View 5.3.1. As an administrator or architect you should always ensure your designs are within the product’s Maximums and Limits in order to be entitled to … Continue reading »

     

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    Nutanix Controller Failure. Will Users Notice? (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6112)Reliability and resiliency is a key, if not the most important piece, to the Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS). Being a distributed system NDFS is built to handle component, service and controller (CVM) failures. “Reliability is the probability of an item operating for a certain amount of time without failure. As such, the reliability function … Continue reading »

     

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    Buy One Get One Free Virtualization Books! (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4295)Hey, you guyyyys! As you may be aware, a number of friends of the #vBrownBag podcast and friends within the overall virtualization community have written books for Packt Publishing. I recently found out that they’re celebrating their 2,000th title by offering a Buy One Get One Free deal. This is a limited time offer deal, […]

     

 

KB Articles

 

vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in for vSphere Client
Compatibility Information for vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in (2074778)
Date Published: 3/18/2014

VMware ESXi
Processor speed of virtual machine is reported incorrectly in the Guest Operating system (2071039)
Date Published: 3/21/2014
ESXi host might not report memory Pre-Failure Alert notification (2071113)
Date Published: 3/20/2014
Removing a VMware Virtual SAN-enabled cluster and detaching the VMware ESXi host from the cluster (2072347)
Date Published: 3/17/2014
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere (2073278)
Date Published: 3/17/2014
Virtual machine fails to power on with error: Longmode is unsupported. It is required for 64-bit guest OS support. On Intel systems, longmode requires VT-x to be enabled in the BIOS (2073384)
Date Published: 3/19/2014
Installing/upgrading to the HP Custom ISO published on 3/11/2014 sets the Host Acceptance Level to Community Supported/Accepted (2074804)
Date Published: 3/20/2014
The vNetwork Distributed Switch configuration on some hosts differed from that of VMware vCenter Server (2042692)
Date Published: 3/17/2014
VMware ESXi hostname displays incorrectly in the Active Directory (2071174)
Date Published: 3/21/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
Previewing files in Horizon Workspace fails with the error: Unexpected server response of 500 (2057117)
Date Published: 3/17/2014
Reconfiguring VMware Horizon Workspace 1.x to authenticate users in a multi-domain Active Directory forest (2063882)
Date Published: 3/19/2014

VMware IT Business Management Suite
Statistics calculated by sf_analyze_tables_vw do not include tables in VMware IT Business Management Suite (2073840)
Date Published: 3/19/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Collecting diagnostic information for the vSphere 5.5 Microsoft Windows Installer(s) (2061432)
Date Published: 3/17/2014

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Backing up and restoring vCenter Server Appliance 5.x (2062684)
Date Published: 3/18/2014
Backing up and restoring the vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 configuration for the vCenter Server Appliance (2063260)
Date Published: 3/18/2014
VMware vCenter Server Appliance fails to start while regenerating self-signed SSL certificates (2073717)
Date Published: 3/18/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
VMware vCloud Automation Center 4.x/5.x does not support removal of compute resources after data collection of endpoints (2072080)
Date Published: 3/18/2014
Load balancing vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) Servers or vCloud Automation Center identity appliances does not work consistently (2073321)
Date Published: 3/18/2014

VMware vCloud Connector
Support for VMware vCloud Connector 2.6 (2074464)
Date Published: 3/17/2014

VMware vCloud Director
The vCloud Director GUI displays incorrect disk size on large disks (2074692)
Date Published: 3/20/2014

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
vFabric Hyperic Server collects metrics for disabled GemFire Gateway Senders and reports them as available (2064711)
Date Published: 3/19/2014

VMware Virtual SAN
VMware Virtual SAN in cluster XXX in datacenter YYY does not have capacity (2074614)
Date Published: 3/19/2014

VMware vSphere Management Assistant
Implementing a custom SSL certificate on a VMware vSphere Management Assistant appliance (2075073)
Date Published: 3/21/2014

 

 

 

 

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Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter from Sunny Brisbane, Queensland. Yes I am back from my short holiday and have had an extremely productive week back, with a few small but manageable hiccups on the way. There has been so much news, updated products and other announcements over the past few weeks and the newsletters have reflected all of this new information so as usual I urge you to spend some time reading the posts that are provided and if you require further information do not hesitate to contact your VMware representative.

 

With the release of new technologies such as Virtual SAN you will start to notice that the weekly KB articles are also expanding to include these new technologies, some of the KB articles are information focused as well as potential items to be aware of so check them out.

 

Have a fantastic week.

 

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VMware Australia

 

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VMware Bloggers

 

  • VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Top 5 Ways IT Can Stay Relevant in the Cloud Era (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=831)By Jason Stevenson You have heard it said that “rock and roll is dead.” The same could soon be said about your IT department. External pressures are driving an extinction of the IT department. Today’s business users are becoming more and more savvy, growing up with all kinds of technology in both the home and the office. Desk-side computing is dying off quickly, being left behind by technologies—like tablets, smart phones, and even wearable technology like eyeglasses and wristwatches—that make…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: New Products Available in the VMware Service Provider Program (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3302)During VMware’s Partner Exchange in early February, we announced new program enhancements and products for the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) within the VMware Partner Network (VPN).  The goal of these changes is to create a simplified, predictable program that increases a Service Provider partner’s profitability and allows you to earn more rewards for your strategic and technical alignment to VMware. We also introduced several new products to the VSPP program. These products simplify and…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Creating and downloading reports in My VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6105)Today we have several new videos which will showcase how to perform various actions within the My VMware web portal. In this first video tutorial we discuss and demonstrate how to create new reports and edit and/or download saved reports using the My VMware web portal . My VMware provides the ability to create, edit and download the following reports: Products and Licenses Details Support Contracts Current Products/Licenses and Users with Access Product Updates History Upgradable Products and…

     

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    VMware ThinApp Blog: How to deploy AppLink packages in the enterprise (http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/?p=1706)AppLink is a great feature of ThinApp. The possibility to merge two or many packages together allows for a much more modular deployment model. But how do your deploy your AppLinks? I think we (read VMware) did ourselves a big disservice when we decided to add ;OptionalAppLinks=plugins\*.exe as a default setting in the package.ini file. Many out there now think it is required to use a folder called plugins relative to the parent package in order to use AppLink. This is far from true. Streaming…

     

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    VMware Hands On Labs Blog: Announcing VMware Hands-on Labs BackStage Pass Webinars (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=894)Join our Webinar Series VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass Friends, We are announcing the VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass Webinars Series.  These sessions are for Administrators, Architects and IT Managers running VMware environments of any size. Our talks are easygoing , focus on technology and provide tips and tricks to help make your life easier. The VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass Webinars Series will run the first Wednesday of the month 9:00 AM PDT. All sessions will be recorded and…

     

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    Workstation Zealot: What’s Cool about the VMware KVM Utility. (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=1081)VMware Workstation 10 comes with a handy utility which allows you to switch between active VMs (virtual machines) using a configurable hot key just like a KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch. The benefit of using the VMware KVM utility is the VMs can be run in full-screen without launching the Workstation 10 interface (no tool bar) and manage their power state via CLI (command line interface). Another additional benefit from an IT perspective is running a virtual machine for the user when Windows is launched…

     

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    VROOM!: Power Management and Performance in VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1805)Power consumption is an important part of the datacenter cost strategy. Physical servers frequently offer a power management scheme that puts processors into low power states when not fully utilized, and VMware vSphere also offers power management techniques. A recent technical white paper describes the testing and results of two performance studies: The first shows how power management in VMware vSphere 5.5 in balanced mode (the default) performs 18% better than the physical host’s balanced mode power…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Attend Two New VMware vSphere V5.5 Courses (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3909)We’ve added two new courses to help you achieve greater competence in the vSphere® environment.  VMware vSphere®: Skills for Operators [V5.5]  is a two-day technical training course designed to help operators and administrators create and manage virtual machines. Prerequisites include system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Choose your delivery method and register today. VMware vSphere®: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] is a five-day immersive workshop that…

     

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    Workstation Zealot: Spring is in the Air (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=1132)We are celebrating Spring this week in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southern Africa) with a cool 15% discount on VMware Workstation 10. This sale will not last long so act quickly for changing of the season savings. VMware Workstation : Buy Workstation 10 and get 15% off Upgrade to Workstation 10 from Workstation 8 or 9 and get 15% off This offer starts on Monday, March 17th at 8 PM Pacific Time and ends on March 20th at 11:59 PM…

     

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    Team Fusion: Celebrate the Changing Seasons with VMware Fusion (http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/?p=1839)Change is in the air—a seasonal change! Depending on where you live, you’ll soon be experiencing the annual shift from Winter to Spring or Summer to Autumn. We’re celebrating this change with a great sale on VMware Fusion 6 Professional and VMware Fusion 6. Buy Fusion 6 Professional and get 25% off. Upgrade to Fusion 6 Professional and get 25% off. Buy Fusion 6 and get 10% off. Upgrade to Fusion 6 and get 10% off. This sale will end long before Spring and Autumn will, so act quickly to get the…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Distributed Switch, Traffic Filtering (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12166)When talking with customers about our vSphere Distributed Switch I often find that they don’t know about a feature in the Traffic Filtering policy engine that allows for creation of Access Control Lists or ACLs. This is in additional to being able to tag traffic and pass Quality of Service (QoS) or Differentiated services Code Point (DSCP) values up to the physical network for prioritization. ACL’s allow you to create fine grain control of what traffic is allowed in or out of a VM, set of VM’s or…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: VMware Virtual SAN: Cross Cluster Migrations (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12157)I was recently involved in a conversations with regards to Virtual SAN and virtual machine migration capabilities. A few customers have been wondering about whether or not all of the vSphere migration operation and functions work with Virtual SAN due to the way the system works. One particular migration operation in question was around the ability to migrate virtual machines. From a storage solution perspective, Virtual SAN delivers a distributed shared datastore that is presented to all members of a…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere HA VM Monitoring – Back to Basics (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12076)In my experience as a customer, partner and working for VMware, I’ve found HA VM monitoring to be an incredibly helpful feature that I am consistently surprised is not used more. It is easy to turn on, provides an additional layer of protection for your VMs and just works. So why don’t more people use it? I am not going to be able to answer that question in this post, though I hope to provide enough information to get more people to try it out. First I’d like to briefly discuss what HA VM monitoring…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: Taking IT Out of the Shadows (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1916)by Barton Kaplan Wikipedia defines shadow IT as “systems and solutions built and used in organizations without explicit organizational approval…by departments other than the IT department.” It’s been a sore point for central IT organizations for a long time, and judging from the most recent data, it’s only getting worse. Gartner predicts that by 2015, 35 percent of technology spending will occur outside the central IT organization [1] . In a US$2.7 trillion industry [2] , that’s a big number.…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: PVSCSI and Large IO’s (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12145)Here’s a behavior that a few people have questioned me about recently: Why is PVSCSI splitting my large guest operating system IO’s into smaller blocks? By default ESXi’s behavior is to pass IO’s from the guest operating system as large as 32MB with the LSI vSCSI adapter (as long as the actual guest operating system doesn’t have a small default transfer size: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/9645697 ). However, the PVSCSI vSCSI adapter was designed to pass only 512KB IO’s, or smaller, so anything…

     

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    VMware Security Blog: Security Updates in vSphere 5.5 Update 1 + Hardening Guide news (https://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1048)5.5 Update 1 Release Notes vSphere 5.5 Update 1 was released on March 11th, 2014. The primary drivers for this release were lots of bug fixes and support for VSAN . At the risk of duplicating a huge amount of the release notes , please review in detail those things that are important to you. There’s a number of things in Upgrade and Installation and there’s a specific Security section that would be of interest. Also review the Known Issues section as there’s some interesting tidbits in there as well.…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Security Updates in vSphere 5.5 Update 1 + Hardening Guide news (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12117)5.5 Update 1 Release Notes vSphere 5.5 Update 1 was released on March 11th, 2014. The primary drivers for this release were lots of bug fixes and support for VSAN . At the risk of duplicating a huge amount of the release notes , please review in detail those things that are important to you. There’s a number of things in Upgrade and Installation and there’s a specific Security section that would be of interest. Also review the Known Issues section as there’s some interesting tidbits in there as well.…

     

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    I’ve created a new set of vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) walkthrough demos for vSphere admins that are interested in learning about OpenStack and what it can do. The walkthrough demos are available and accessible online, for everyone that is interested in learning about how the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) works. I have even included a the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) with VMware Virtual SAN for those of you looking for a storage solution. vSphere OpenStack…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: VMware Virtual SAN: 32 Node Scale Out Capability (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12092)Virtual SAN is now available and officially supports up to 32 nodes per cluster. Configuring and managing clustered solutions comprised of 32 nodes can become operationally intensive, time consuming, and overwhelming for any environment over time. One of the key differentiating benefits of Virtual SAN is how it delivers an efficient operational model suitable for today’s datacenter demands for virtualization. It is important to point out and understand the operational benefits deliver by Virtual SAN…

     

VMware Consulting Blog: Create a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1343)By Sunny Dua, Senior Technology Consultant at VMware It’s easy to set up a cluster capacity dashboard in just one click and I’ll show you how to do it with vCenter Operations Manager Custom Dashboards. In this two-part blog series, I’ll guide you through steps to get this dashboard installed in your environment and explain how to create the interaction XML. Let’s take a look at the final dashboard in the screenshot below, the problems it will solve, and its features. Then we’ll take a closer…

External Bloggers

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    VSAN HCL more than VSAN-ready nodes (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14586)Over the last couple of weeks, basically since VSAN was launched, I noticed something and I figured I would blog about it. Many people seem to be under the impression that the VSAN Ready Nodes are your only option if you want to buy new servers to run VSAN on. This is definitely NOT the […] " VSAN HCL more than VSAN-ready nodes " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    VSAN – The spoken reality (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14564)Yesterday Maish and Christian had a nice little back and forth on their blogs about VSAN. Maish published a post titled “VSAN – The Unspoken Truth” which basically talks about how VSAN doesn’t fit blade environments, and how many enterprise environments adopted blade to get better density from a physical point of view. With that […] " VSAN – The spoken reality " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Join me at the Calgary VMUG (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3124)This week I will be lucky enough to present at the Calgary VMUG in Canada where they will be holding an automation focused event, this will be my first time to Canada and I... Join me at the Calgary VMUG is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    Registered Storage Providers Missing After vCenter 5.5 Update 1 Upgrade (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4911)Taking a look at my VM Storage Policies compliance in the vSphere Client, I was alerted to a situation that none of my configured virtual machines were compliant with their assigned VM Storage Policy named “Five Nines Compellent Storage”.  Oddly enough, the virtual machine home directories and virtual disks were in fact on the correct [...] 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…

     

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    Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4908)Judging by the search results returned by Google, it looks like my blog is among the few virtualization blogs remaining which does not have a writeup on this topic.  It’s Friday so… why not. Scenario:  vSphere 5.5 Update 1 VMware vSphere Web Client fails to log into vCenter Server (appliance version) with the following error [...] 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…

     

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    What happened while getting 100% Virtualized (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1727)I often think about how many people have stalled around getting to 100% virtual. I know you are thinking I need to find some fun things to do. You are probably right. The first thing I thought when I deployed my very first virtual infrastructure project back in the day was, “Man, I want to […]

     

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    VMware Horizon View graphics – vSGA vs vDGA (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12225)As VDI solutions become more and more mainstream for standard office environments, a new challenge appears. We can swap the bulky desktop and replace it with a small thin client, delivering Windows desktops from the datacenter. Enabling a more flexible way of working with free seating, working at home. But how about those ‘special’ users who always get a ‘special’ workstation with high end graphic cards, dual monitor setup working with AutoCAD, Bentley MicroStation, etc? Can we deliver the high end…

     

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    Fancy A Trip Around The World? (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4983)Veeam is about to get its 100,000th customer and is launching an interactive contest for a chance to win a trip around the world and other prizes (Google Glass, iPad and Microsoft Surface). To participate, you need to register and predict the location of Veeam’s 100,000th customer on the interactive map. The closer you are […] " Fancy A Trip Around The World? " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: NorthWest England VMUG –…

     

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    TIPS: Increasing your Facebook privacy (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=4943)The other day after I had spent some time tightening down my Facebook privacy, I posted a little Status update informing everyone of my little accomplishment. Since then, I have been sent quite a few message from friends asking how they can do the same. So instead of repeating myself, I decided to crank out […] " TIPS: Increasing your Facebook privacy " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: My Twitter account is Suspended!! And I…

     

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    Zentyal 3.4 Community Edition Released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34311)Zentyal Server is one of those Linux distributions which provides very well built-in front end management, a Webmin like GUI. They have just released Zentyal 3.4 Community Edition. I have blogged already about Zentyal in my post here where I tested also installation on the top of usual Ubuntu server distribution, which was also possible. But […] Read the full post Zentyal 3.4 Community Edition Released at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    How-to unlock the VMware VCSA root password? (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34298)VCSA has a default 90 days root password policy. You can change this behavior or you can manage the password policy through AD if VCSA is integrated with Microsoft AD. If you don’t change the password policy when deploying VCSA then the root account get locked after 90 days. How-to unlock the VMware VCSA root password? […] Read the full post How-to unlock the VMware VCSA root password? at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Configuration of a 16 node Virtual SAN cluster with the vSphere Distributed Switch – Video (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34289)There is new video at VMware showing the configuration of a 16 node Virtual SAN cluster with vDS (vSphere distributed switch). If you have missed the VSAN announcement and not using VDS so far because of the enterprise plus entry ticket, you might read the announce from VSAN launch which says that VSAN has the VDS option in. […] Read the full post Configuration of a 16 node Virtual SAN cluster with the vSphere Distributed Switch – Video at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions -…

     

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    VMware vSphere 5.5 Fast Track Training Available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34281)The latest Fast Track training is available from VMware Education. It’s 5 day’s in depth training which availability has been announced last week by VMware. It’s one of the possible trainings which is necessary to become a VCP certified – VMware Certified Professional. You can find the required (or) recommended trainings on each of the links […] Read the full post VMware vSphere 5.5 Fast Track Training Available at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

KB Articles

Virtual Disk Development Kit
HotAdd mode backup of virtual machine in VDDK aborts or fails with the error: Panic: Assert Failed: “_lockToken != __null” (2074136)
Date Published: 3/13/2014

VMware ESX
VMware support for Linux inbox VMware drivers (2073804)
Date Published: 3/10/2014
Extents are missing on the local datastore after upgrading VMware ESX 4.1 to VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 (2000045)
Date Published: 3/10/2014

VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403201-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 esx-base vib (2065812)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403204-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 net-e1000e vib (2065816)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403206-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 lsi-msgpt3 vib (2065818)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403208-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 sata-ahci vib (2065821)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403210-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 net-igb vib (2065823)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.5.0-20140302001-no-tools (2065825)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403102-SG: Updates ESXi 5.5 tools-light vib (2065827)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.5.0-20140301001s-no-tools (2065829)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Hostd crashes during snapshot operation in VMware ESXi 5.5 with error: bora/vim/hostd/hbrsvc/ReplicationGroup.cpp backtrace (2073120)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
VMware support of open-vm-tools (2073803)
Date Published: 3/10/2014
VMware vSphere 5.x の ESXi Network Dump Collector (2074010)
Date Published: 3/10/2014
vSphere 5.0/5.1 Direct IO support for NetApp storage devices (2069814)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Storing ESXi coredump and scratch partitions in Virtual SAN (2074026)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Retaining virtual machines of Virtual SAN Beta cluster when upgrading to vSphere 5.5 Update 1 (2074147)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Patch name for Patch ID “ESXi550-Update01″ is displayed as “see description” (2074388)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403203-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 rste vib (2065811)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403202-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 tools-light vib (2065815)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403205-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 scsi-mpt2sas vib (2065817)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403207-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 mtip32xx-native vib (2065820)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403209-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 scsi-megaraid-sas vib (2065822)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.5.0-20140302001-standard (2065824)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403101-SG: Updates ESXi 5.5 esx-base vib (2065826)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.5.0-20140301001s-standard (2065828)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-Update01: ESXi 5.5 Complete Update 1 (2065832)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Virtual SAN device encounters a permanent error when devices are not readable or writeable (2071075)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Virtual SAN memory or SSD congestion reached threshold limit (2071384)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403211-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 net-tg3 vib (2072575)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Adding more than 16 hosts to a Virtual SAN cluster (2073930)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Moving Disk Groups to a New Virtual SAN cluster (2073931)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Formatting a disk for a virtual machine backed by StorMagic SVA fails to complete in VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 (2073971)
Date Published: 3/11/2014

VMware Horizon View
Horizon View 5.3.1 on VMware Virtual SAN – Quick Start Guide (2073795)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
View Desktops may become unresponsive while powering off when using SEsparse disks in ESXi 5.5 (2073390)
Date Published: 3/12/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
User is prompted to enter credentials when redirected to a Kerberos-enabled Connector in VMware Horizon Workspace 1.x (2070497)
Date Published: 3/10/2014
User is directed to the login form to authenticate when directed to a Kerberos-enabled Connector in VMware Horizon Workspace 1.x (2070499)
Date Published: 3/10/2014

VMware Service Manager
In the request Completion screen, the Status value which is selected by default is not correct in VMWare Service Manager 9.1.x (2056655)
Date Published: 3/12/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Adding a vCenter Orchestrator endpoint to vCloud Automation Center fails with the error: Cannot connect to vCenter Orchestrator Server (2074285)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Updating the database configuration when upgrading vCenter Orchestrator 5.1.2 to 5.5.1 (2074034)
Date Published: 3/11/2014

VMware vCenter Server
VMware vCenter Server 5.5 – Patch VIM550-20140201 (2069244)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
When Storage vMotioning a virtual machine a general system error reports: Storage VMotion Failed to copy one or more of the VMs disks (2065799)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vSphere Auto Deploy in vSphere 5.x (2073588)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Login attempts to vCenter Server might fail after AD is configured as AD over LDAP (2069663)
Date Published: 3/13/2014
The vswp datastore changes from displaying to not displaying in the virtual machines summary tab (2074450)
Date Published: 3/13/2014
Upgrading Single Sign-on 5.1 to 5.5 reports the error: The existing SSL certificate is invalid. Replace with a valid certificate and try again (2068640)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Virtual SAN node reached threshold of opened components (2071379)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Virtual SAN insufficient memory (2071753)
Date Published: 3/11/2014

VMware vCenter Update Manager
VMware vCenter Server Health Status Changed alarm is triggered and reset to green (2015243)
Date Published: 3/12/2014

VMware vCloud Director
Installing VMware vCloud Director fails with the error: Couldn’t generate instance Id! (2057594)
Date Published: 3/10/2014

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
Microsoft Windows Licensing Compliance on vCloud Hybrid Service (2072898)
Date Published: 3/14/2014

VMware Virtual SAN
VMware Virtual SAN configuration fails with the error: Found another host participating in the VSAN service which is not a member of this host’s vCenter cluster (2062704)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Using the Reapply action does not change the VMware Virtual SAN virtual machine object status (2073947)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
vSphere High Availability (HA) fails to restart a virtual machine when VMware Virtual SAN network is partitioned (2073949)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Disks not claimed automatically when VMware Virtual SAN disk claim mode is set to Automatic (2074560)
Date Published: 3/14/2014
Powering off a VMware Virtual SAN host results in the Storage Providers view in vSphere Web Client taking longer than expected to refresh (2061216)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Compliance status of a virtual machine does not update when it is migrated between different datastore types (2062710)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
VMware Virtual SAN datastore not listed as a matching datastore when creating a storage based policy (2065479)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Requirements and considerations for the deployment of VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) (2068911)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
Collecting Virtual SAN (VSAN) support logs and uploading to VMware (2072796)
Date Published: 3/12/2014
VMware Virtual SAN datastores cannot store host-local and system swap files (2073944)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
A VMware Virtual SAN virtual machine in a vSphere HA cluster reports as HA protected when powered off (2073946)
Date Published: 3/11/2014
Automatic disk claiming does not work as expected if license is applied after enabling VMware Virtual SAN (2073948)
Date Published: 3/11/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection
Starting the MCS service in VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1.x fails with the error: gsan rollbacktime does not match stored rollbacktime (2053986)
Date Published: 3/10/2014
Connecting to the requested vSphere Data Protection (VDP) appliance fails with error: The SSO server could not be found. Please make sure the SSO configuration on the VDP appliance is correct. (2072033)
Date Published: 3/11/2014

VMware vSphere Replication
vSphere Replication recovery point objective violations (2070333)
Date Published: 3/12/2014

VMware vSphere Update Manager
VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.x fails to start with error: Not well-formed (invalid token) (2069750)
Date Published: 3/11/2014

 

 

 

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Hi everyone, this will probably be the last newsletter that I send from the beautiful Tweed Coast in northern New South Wales as I will be heading back to Brisbane this week.

 

If you are VCP certified or thinking of becoming certified then please be aware of the changes to the certification program which are listed in the newsletter regarding re-certification requirement periods - http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3886

 

It has been a great news week and there are tons of announcements, new produce and so on which feature prominently in the newsletter this week so please read on and enjoy.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

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VMware Australia

 

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  • VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere HA VM Monitoring – Back to Basics (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12076)In my experience as a customer, partner and working for VMware, I’ve found HA VM monitoring to be an incredibly helpful feature that I am consistently surprised is not used more. It is easy to turn on, provides an additional layer of protection for your VMs and just works. So why don’t more people use it? I am not going to be able to answer that question in this post, though I hope to provide enough information to get more people to try it out. First I’d like to briefly discuss what HA VM monitoring…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: Taking IT Out of the Shadows (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1916)by Barton Kaplan Wikipedia defines shadow IT as “systems and solutions built and used in organizations without explicit organizational approval…by departments other than the IT department.” It’s been a sore point for central IT organizations for a long time, and judging from the most recent data, it’s only getting worse. Gartner predicts that by 2015, 35 percent of technology spending will occur outside the central IT organization [1] . In a US$2.7 trillion industry [2] , that’s a big number.…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: PVSCSI and Large IO’s (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12145)Here’s a behavior that a few people have questioned me about recently: Why is PVSCSI splitting my large guest operating system IO’s into smaller blocks? By default ESXi’s behavior is to pass IO’s from the guest operating system as large as 32MB with the LSI vSCSI adapter (as long as the actual guest operating system doesn’t have a small default transfer size: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/9645697 ). However, the PVSCSI vSCSI adapter was designed to pass only 512KB IO’s, or smaller, so anything…

     

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    VMware Security Blog: Security Updates in vSphere 5.5 Update 1 + Hardening Guide news (https://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1048)5.5 Update 1 Release Notes vSphere 5.5 Update 1 was released on March 11th, 2014. The primary drivers for this release were lots of bug fixes and support for VSAN . At the risk of duplicating a huge amount of the release notes , please review in detail those things that are important to you. There’s a number of things in Upgrade and Installation and there’s a specific Security section that would be of interest. Also review the Known Issues section as there’s some interesting tidbits in there as well.…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Security Updates in vSphere 5.5 Update 1 + Hardening Guide news (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12117)5.5 Update 1 Release Notes vSphere 5.5 Update 1 was released on March 11th, 2014. The primary drivers for this release were lots of bug fixes and support for VSAN . At the risk of duplicating a huge amount of the release notes , please review in detail those things that are important to you. There’s a number of things in Upgrade and Installation and there’s a specific Security section that would be of interest. Also review the Known Issues section as there’s some interesting tidbits in there as well.…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Take Our Short Survey, Get Coffee On Us (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3295)It’s indisputable that the cloud is here to stay. It gives customers the flexibility to extend their workloads beyond their current data center, whether for dev/test, disaster recovery, or otherwise, and allows them to work more efficiently, reduce capital costs and much more. But in our latest survey , we want to know: why is your organization considering the cloud, and for what purposes? We’ve put together this quick six-question survey to get to know you, our vCloud audience, better. What role are…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: VMware Virtual SAN: 32 Node Scale Out Capability (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12092)Virtual SAN is now available and officially supports up to 32 nodes per cluster. Configuring and managing clustered solutions comprised of 32 nodes can become operationally intensive, time consuming, and overwhelming for any environment over time. One of the key differentiating benefits of Virtual SAN is how it delivers an efficient operational model suitable for today’s datacenter demands for virtualization. It is important to point out and understand the operational benefits deliver by Virtual SAN…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Create a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1343)By Sunny Dua, Senior Technology Consultant at VMware It’s easy to set up a cluster capacity dashboard in just one click and I’ll show you how to do it with vCenter Operations Manager Custom Dashboards. In this two-part blog series, I’ll guide you through steps to get this dashboard installed in your environment and explain how to create the interaction XML. Let’s take a look at the final dashboard in the screenshot below, the problems it will solve, and its features. Then we’ll take a closer…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 269 – #VSAN VSAN VSAN /cc @wholmes (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8331)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Guests Wade Holmes, VMware @wholmes News REPLAY – VMware NOW: Virtual SAN Special Online Event Essential VSAN: Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN VMware Launches VMware Horizon(TM) DaaS(R) to Enable Simple and Flexible Delivery of Desktops in the Cloud VMware Announces General Availability of VMware Virtual SAN Recertification Policy: VMware Certified Professional Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today …

     

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    Team Fusion: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know (http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/?p=1834)Could there be gaps in your understanding of VMware Fusion that may be preventing you from getting your maximum value? If you answered ‘yes’—or even if you answered ‘I don’t know’—help has arrived. Our colleague Michael Roy has published an eBook called Getting Started with VMware Fusion. It’s based on his 7+years of experience using Fusion and helping others use Fusion. Rather than trying to cover every Fusion feature, Mike chose to write in-depth descriptions of the Fusion features that…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Virtual SAN: Scaling Storage Capacity (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12057)One of the most discussed topics about Virtual SAN has been around its scalable architecture design and the ability to scale up and scale out. In this article, I want to discuss and showcase the scale up capabilities of Virtual SAN. Virtual SAN’s disk support is based on hybrid disk model that uses flash and magnetic disks to provide performance and storage capacity. Magnetic disks are the only disks devices that count towards the usable storage capacity of the Virtual SAN datastore. Flash devices…

     

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    VROOM!: VDI Performance Benchmarking on VMware Virtual SAN 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1790)In the previous blog series , we presented the VDI performance benchmarking results with VMware Virtual SAN public beta and now we announced the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN 5.5 which is part of VMware vSphere 5.5 U1 GA and VMware Horizon View 5.3.1 which supports Virtual SAN 5.5. In this blog, we present the VDI performance benchmarking results with the Virtual SAN GA bits and highlight the CPU improvements and 16-node scaling results. With Virtual SAN 5.5 with default policy, we could…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: New vSAN Resources (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6093)Just hours ago VMware announced the General Availability (GA) of Virtual SAN (VSAN) 5.5. This new product is the cornerstone of our Software-Defined Storage strategy and a key pillar of our Software-Defined Data Center vision. In typical fashion, our Documentation and KB team have lots of fresh articles you may want to be aware of as you try this new and exciting product. Adding a host back to a Virtual SAN cluster after an ESXi host rebuild Enabling or capturing performance statistics using Virtual SAN…

     

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    VMware ThinApp Blog: ThinApp delivery to non-domain members outside your Firewall (http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/?p=1692)Yesterday VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 was released. While being a minor release it comes with some really nice ThinApp enhancements. Horizon Workspace has been able to deploy ThinApp packages from the very start. With 1.8 it takes a major leap forward supporting ThinApp delivery using HTTP and to non-domain members. Below is a list of the most important ThinApp enhancements in this release. Support for DFS Your ThinApp repository can now be a Microsoft DFS share. This greatly enhances your deployment…

     

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    VMware Horizon Tech Blog: VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 and what’s new (http://blogs.vmware.com/horizontech/?p=280)Last night Horizon Workspace 1.8 was released. While being a minor release it comes with some major new features and functionality. Citrix-based Application (XenApp) integration From the Horizon Workspace User Portal, users can now launch Citrix-based applications via XenApp 5.0, 6.0, and 6.5 using single sign-on. This feature requires Citrix Receiver to be installed on the client and supports Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices. Enhanced VMware ThinApp support Horizon Workspace now supports ThinApp 5.0…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: The Dawn of Virtual SAN (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2613)Today I’m proud to announce the availability of VMware Virtual SAN 5.5. This milestone represents a disruptive event for the storage industry and a major achievement for VMware’s strategy. We are bringing together the key third block in the trio of virtualized compute, network and storage. With the fusion of these three resources upon industry standard server components, we can now fully realize a true software-defined data center. This fusion represents a significant milestone in simplification. To…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Horizon View 5.3.1 Is Here and Supports VMware Virtual SAN (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5294)By Narasimha Krishnakumar, Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware On behalf of everyone in the End-User-Computing (EUC) team at VMware, I’m proud to bring to you an exciting product announcement from EUC, just in time for the other Virtual-SAN-related announcements from VMware! Today, VMware announced the General Availability (GA) of VMware Virtual SAN 5.5 and I’d like to take a moment to also introduce Horizon View 5.3.1. With this release, we are continuing the tradition of rapidly…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: VMware Virtual SAN Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2311)By John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, SDDC Suite Business Unit, VMware Today marks a major milestone for VMware with the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN, a new, radically simple storage solution optimized for virtual environments. With VMware Virtual SAN, VMware delivers its first Software-Defined Storage product. Setting the stage for today’s general […]

     

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    VMware Security Blog: New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0002 (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1039)Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0002 Among the fixed issues is CVE-2013-5211 “DDoS vulnerability in NTP third party library”. VMware Knowledge Base article 2070193 provides mitigation for this issue and documents when vSphere components are affected. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security Advisories. Customers should review the security advisory and direct any questions to VMware Support.

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 Released (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12042)As hinted throughout most of the day, the vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 has been publicly released this evening. vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 | 11 MAR 2014 | Build 1623101 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 Installation Package | 11 MAR 2014 | Build 1623099 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1 | 11 MAR 2014 | Build 1624811 Whats New vCloud® Hybrid Service™ vSphere® Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 This release delivers a number…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: ESXi (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3820)This week’s question comes from the  vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) video series . a. Third party reporting tools in the service console b. Third party agents running in the service console c. All of the above d. Third party management tools in the service console Click through to the  comments  for the answer and watch Install or Upgrade VMware ESXi 5.1 Overview  for more information. Follow  @VMwareEducation on Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Tuesday and visual updates from the VMware…

     

External Bloggers

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    Virtual SAN GA aka vSphere 5.5 Update 1 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14511)Just a quick note for those who hadn’t noticed yet. Virtual SAN went GA today, so get those download engines running and pull-in vSphere 5.5 Update 1. Below the direct links to the required builds: vCenter Server Update 1 downloads | release notes ESXi 5.5 Update 1 | release notes Horizon View 5.3.1 (VSAN specific […] " Virtual SAN GA aka vSphere 5.5 Update 1 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    PowerCLI 5.5 R2 Released (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3117)Just in case you don’t read the vSphere PowerCLI Official Blog I thought I would let you know that the latest version of PowerCLI greatness is out and its pretty awesome! In this release... PowerCLI 5.5 R2 Released is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    Automated deployment & configuration of Log Insight with PowerCLI (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3103)As part of my datacenter build I needed to install and configure Log Insight automatically, this is easier than it sounds, its easy enough to deploy and OVA file with PowerCLI but the configuration... Automated deployment & configuration of Log Insight with PowerCLI is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4908)Judging by the search results returned by Google, it looks like my blog is among the few virtualization blogs remaining which does not have a writeup on this topic.  It’s Friday so… why not. Scenario:  vSphere 5.5 Update 1 VMware vSphere Web Client fails to log into vCenter Server (appliance version) with the following error [...] 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…

     

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    VMware Releases vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 R2 (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4903)I stumbled across some interesting news shared by Alan Renouf on Facebook this morning – an R2 release of vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 (Build 1649237).  New in R2 per the release notes: Access to the vCenter Server SRM public API (Connect-SRMServer and Disconnect-SRMServer cmdlets) – an exciting addition for sure Support for adding and removing tags and [...] Post from: boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished…

     

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    A Quick Introduction to Docker (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3418)In this post, I provide a quick introduction to Docker, an open source project that promises a new way to containerize and packages applications in cloud environments. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. A Quick Introduction to Docker

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) is available now! (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12228)Today VMware announced the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN, a new and radically simple storage solution optimized for virtual environments. This was done during a VMware Virtual SAN online event  of which you can view the replay here. It includes a demonstration of the product, experiences of  beta customers, and highlighted performance and scalability details. For those of you who don’t know Virtual SAN, Virtual SAN is an object based storage system and a platform for VM Storage Policies…

     

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    Win a trip around the world with Veeam (http://www.gabesvirtualworld.com/?p=3297)Veeam is about to get its 100,000th customer and is launching an interactive contest for a chance to win a trip around the world and other prizes (Google Glass, iPad and Microsoft Surface). To participate, visitors need to register and predict the location of Veeam’s 100,000th customer on the interactive map. The closer you are to the […] See full post at: Win a trip around the world with Veeam

     

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    DaaS is a Non-Starter (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6067)A while back I published articles describing guidelines to what DaaS architectures should observe. My articles focused on Secure Multi-Tenancy, Elastic Resources, Automated Provisioning, Identity Management, Federation and Role Management, Self-Service Portals, and Reporting and Metering. I was mostly focused on DaaS aspects that relate to large service providers’ implementations. However, the reality is that … Continue reading »

     

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    Join me for the Varrow Madness (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6062)        Varrow Madness 2014 If you are not sure what to do next week you should register and attend the Varrow Madness in Charlotte, NC. The event is happening on March 20th. If you are not familiar with Varrow you should check out their website. In a nutshell, “Varrow provides world-class technology solutions … Continue reading »

     

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    Understanding Web-Scale Properties (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6030)Last week Gartner released an article saying that by 2017, Web-scale IT will be an architectural approach found operating in 50 percent of global enterprises. Gartner Says By 2017 Web-Scale IT Will Be an Architectural Approach Found Operating in 50 Percent of Global Enterprises Web-scale IT is more than just a buzzword, it is the … Continue reading »

     

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    PowerCLI 5.5 R2 Released – Download your free copy (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34263)Alan Renouf has announced through the PowerCLI blog the news few days back when the main news about VSAN and vSphere 5.5 U1 release. There is a new release of PowerCLI 5.5 R2 (Build 1649237 is VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2) which brings many new support for different products and vSphere. The latest PowerCLI 5.5 […] Read the full post PowerCLI 5.5 R2 Released – Download your free copy at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware VSAN Datastores supported on Horizon View 5.3.1 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34259)With the GA release of VMware VSAN, the latest update of Horizon View 5.3.1 now supports VSAN datastores as location of Horizon View desktops (full and linked-clones). There is no other enhancements or new features in Horizon View 5.3.1, just the VSAN support, which allows running VDI workflows on VSAN clusters. By default VSAN does […] Read the full post VMware VSAN Datastores supported on Horizon View 5.3.1 at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 1.0 GA – FAQ, Pricing and Design Options (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34239)As I already reported today, VMware has released vSphere 5.5 Update 1 which introduced VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). Some folks call it version 1.0 of VSAN, but it’s VSAN, it’s GA product and it scales up to 32 nodes. In this post I’ll try to look first at the pricing options which had been unveiled […] Read the full post VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 1.0 GA – FAQ, Pricing and Design Options at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34231)VMware has released their latest update to vSphere 5.5 Update 1. This update includes most of the vCloud Suite products, including VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). VMware VSAN (detailed post here: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 1.0 GA – FAQ, Pricing and Design Options) has been long awaited storage feature which is “baked” into the hypervizor and which enables […] Read the full post VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Released at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Synology Disk Station Manager 5.0 download available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34222)Many homelabs do use Synology NAS devices for virtualization, but not only. Synology has just released a new update enhancing the DiskStation Manager to version 5.0. It’s the latest operating system that is used all range of NAS devices. One of the new features is a new user interface that comes with a high-resolution mode for Ultra […] Read the full post Synology Disk Station Manager 5.0 download available at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    New Visio Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V from Veeam – free download (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34212)If you often creating diagrams, you might want to check New Visio Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V from Veeam. Can be used in Viso 2003 – 2013. There are 2D and 3D versions available at Veeam. The download is free, but registration is required. The 2D version got updated to the Metro style so you […] Read the full post New Visio Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V from Veeam – free download at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VCP for life – are you in? (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34193)Catchy title for not so catchy problem. VMware has announced yesterday a new recertification policy - Recertification Policy: VMware Certified Professional. The news came out from a fellow blogger Christian Mohn (@vninja). He posted the details on his blog and I reacted on the announce by posting two comments. I had a mixed feeling… Feeling that […] Read the full post VCP for life – are you in? at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware Re-Certification: Talking $$$ (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4245)In my recent post about VMware’s addition of expiration to their certifications I received a great comment from Jay Moore. The primary comment being: “It may come down to $$$ for some people. As a VCP5, I can take the VCP-DT exam for free, but cannot take the VCP-Cloud for free. I could sit the […]

     

 

KB Articles

VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.5 Uplink Port flaps when connected to a vSphere Distributed Switch (2065183)
Date Published: 3/5/2014
vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 VMFS.UnresolvedVolumeLiveCheck setting (2074046)
Date Published: 3/7/2014
The VMkernel log contains the warning message: Truncated Port name for LRO for port (2040148)
Date Published: 3/4/2014
Warning after the vMotion appears in the vmkernel log: Unable to set NUMA affinity mask for world (2071235)
Date Published: 3/3/2014
Purple Diagnostic Screen Exception 14 in SEsparse and LibAIO (LibAIODrainMergeQueue, LibAIOMergedIODone, SESparseAsyncDataDone) (2073516)
Date Published: 3/4/2014

VMware Horizon View
Unity Touch feature is not active in VMware Horizon View (2069383)
Date Published: 3/5/2014
Sound issues occur with Horizon View Client for Windows Store on a Surface Pro 1 (2072918)
Date Published: 3/8/2014
Analysing View Persona Management event log information (2073750)
Date Published: 3/5/2014

VMware IT Business Management Suite
Unable to set the Default Context when adding a user in VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.x (2071232)
Date Published: 3/5/2014

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Logging in to a destination virtual machine after a P2V conversion fails with the error: This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can continue (2055280)
Date Published: 3/4/2014

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Replacing a Windows 2008 server with vCenter Server Heartbeat installed in Non-Identical mode (2073808)
Date Published: 3/4/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Rapid Deletion and Recreation of SRM Placeholder Virtual Machines Results in an Error (2073868)
Date Published: 3/6/2014
IPv6 Customization Is Not Applied Correctly to Redhat Virtual Machines After SRM Test Recovery (2073865)
Date Published: 3/6/2014

VMware vCenter Support Assistant
Unable to access multiple vCenter Servers from within VMware vCenter Support Assistant (2073251)
Date Published: 3/4/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server
When upgrading from VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 to 6.0.1, the IaaS upgrade installation can fail silently (2073862)
Date Published: 3/5/2014

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Metrics collected per minute displays higher than expected in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server HQ-Health Report (2071094)
Date Published: 3/5/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection
After creating a role with the specific permissions defined in the VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 Administration Guide, logging in to the vSphere Web Client does not display the VDP Plug-in (2073229)
Date Published: 3/5/2014

VMware vSphere PowerCLI
vSphere PowerCLI Commandlets Get-Task and New-VM fail with the error: An item with the same key has already been added (2074044)
Date Published: 3/7/2014

VMware vSphere Replication
VMware vSphere Replication appliance no longer able to communicate with the VMware vCenter Server after changing the vCenter certificates (2063955)
Date Published: 3/5/2014

 

 

 

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Hi everyone, I hope you have had as good a week as I have. I am currently on some annual leave in such a beautiful part of Australia, very close to Byron Bay. The weather has been awesome and I am having a fantastic time. I have been keeping up with many of the news items, not that I am just working but also relaxing. This week’s newsletter is jam packed with some excellent information for you so please read it as comprehensively as possible.

 

I am currently getting to grips with vCAC and ITBM which are technologies I am very interested in and with the growth of Hybrid Cloud believe they will become even more crucial to a successful datacenter that is managed across multiple boundaries in the future.

 

I hope you enjoy the newsletter and look forward to speaking to you again next week.

 

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Neil Isserow

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    VMware End User Computing: Persistence Pays Off (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5272)Guest blog by Lee Caswell, VP of Virtualization Products, Fusion-io Back when VDI started, the persistent desktop was king.  The first virtual desktop wasn’t that virtual at all since persistent hardware was dedicated to individual users.  But it was fast and it was secure. The downside of persistent desktops was cost.  Dedicated hardware gave way to shared storage and more efficient provisioning techniques, but the cost of a persistent desktop remained far above the cost of a physical desktop. …

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Investing in Services – Announcing Acquisition of Third Sky, Inc (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6081)Scott Bajtos, SVP, Global Services, VMware VMware has always had a strong appetite for healthy disruption. We disrupted the data center and now we’re radically transforming IT with technologies that make your business more agile, efficient, and profitable. But it’s not enough to lead with great products. To insure our products are delivering the types of business outcomes our customers expect, services has also become a key ingredient for success. As we move into 2014, we are seeing a change in the…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: Virtual SAN: Powerfully Simple and Simply Powerful (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2605)Today, VMware is excited to highlight the upcoming release of Virtual SAN : a new kind of radically simple storage. It challenges long-held preconceptions about how storage should be done. It’s yet another proof point that the world is moving to a software-defined data center. Delivering Virtual SAN to market wasn’t easy. I’d like to share with you the story behind the story. When I arrived at VMware two years ago, I was given the charter to deliver the next generation of vSphere, our flagship…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Installing or upgrading to vSphere 5.5 made a little easier (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11955)Many of you have now kicked the tires with vSphere 5.5 either in your home lab or on some servers at work and you’re anxious to get all the new goodies running in your production environment. Perhaps some of you early adopters are already running in full production, but we’re guessing many of you are just contemplating your major upgrade now. VMware’s Tech Support staff tend to see a surge during the month of March in number of calls to support. But guess what? Many of the issues we’re anticipating…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: What is perferHT and When To Use It (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11949)I’ve been involved recently in a couple situations in which the ‘perferHT’ advanced setting has been implemented, but for the wrong reasons. I want to re-clarify how and when it should be used. As with many advanced settings, it can be helpful or hurtful. The Myth “PerferHT exposes Hyper-Threading to the guest operating system” – False! vSphere present vCPU’s to the guest operating system and does not ever expose when those threads are scheduled onto a Hyper-Threaded SMT context. The guest…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Can an admin peek inside my VM? (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11938)A great question crossed my desk today from a customer. “Can a VI Admin who has root access to ESXi “abuse” their privileges and “peek” inside the guests of VM’s hosted on the server?” The short answer? If your ESXi admin has root or full administrator privileges, they can do anything. Nobody should be surprised by this! HOWEVER, you can mitigate, limit and monitor what is being done. But first, let’s quickly review what is meant by “peek inside the guest”. In the human world,…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Announcing GA of Horizon Mirage 4.4 (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5276)By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware Horizon Mirage 4.4 is now generally available! This latest release of Horizon Mirage introduces several exciting new features that benefit a variety of areas in IT. Horizon Mirage 4.4 now includes support for the latest Windows desktop operating systems – Windows 8 and 8.1. With this addition, Horizon Mirage can protect desktops and laptops with operating systems starting from Windows XP (if you still have it!) to Vista to 7 and now…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: New book: Getting Started with VMware Fusion (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6075)One of our own, Michael Roy has just published his first book: Getting Started with VMware Fusion , written to help readers to get started running Windows on their Mac the right way. Michael talks about how to import your physical PC into the virtual world, and provides practical examples of how to keep your new Virtual Machine secure, backed up, and running smoothly. Going a bit deeper, he teaches you about snapshots explaining their great uses, and also using Linked Clones in VMware Fusion Professional.…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: VMware Virtual SAN Interoperability: OpenStack (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11841)With the upcoming release of Virtual SAN, I want to take the opportunity to demonstrate some of the interoperability capabilities of Virtual SAN with other products and solutions. I will start the series by showcasing Virtual SAN’s interoperability with OpenStack. This demonstration is based on the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) and Virtual SAN. This demonstration showcases the integration capabilities between a VMware Virtual SAN and the OpenStack framework by deploying a single instance of…

     

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    VMware Hands On Labs Blog: Synchronizing Cloud Catalogs (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=777)This post is part 2 in a series on the backend processes we use to manage the Hands-on Labs. The first part is available here . Before I get into the guts of handling export, replication and import, I think it is important to understand how to identify which templates we need to work with. Sure, starting from scratch is simple: you have a bunch of templates in cloud A that you need to replicate to cloud B. Typically, that is going to take quite a bit of time. The problems involved with initial transfer to…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Containing the Tempests in Teapots (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3220)This is a guest post from Lilac Schoenbeck , VP of Product Management & Marketing at vCloud Service Provider, iland . Disaster recovery invokes emotions – the sadness around Hurricane Katrina. The fear around Hurricane Sandy. Even just the extreme discomfort of the Northeast power outage in 2003 (which feels like yesterday – I carried water up 11 flights of stairs. ELEVEN).  But, as rational humans, we tell ourselves that disasters don’t happen every day and they won’t happen to us. It’s a…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 Articles for February 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6072)Here is our Top 20 KB list for February 2014. 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. ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 (2005205) Downloading and installing VMware Fusion (2014097) Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x (1027206) …

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 ESXi 5.x issues (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6057)Following on our earlier post about focusing our efforts on helping our vSphere 5.5 customers, we present to you a list of the current top 20 ESXi 5.x KB articles. ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshot due to locked files (2017072) Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 (2005205) Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi using the vSphere Client (653) Determining…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all VMware® Horzion™ Users!! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5240)Calling all VMware Horizon users who are involved in building or maintaining VDI or SBC environments  — you are invited to participate. Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) is conducting their 2014 end user survey on the “ State of the VDI and SBC Union” .  Last year’s survey had over 1000 participants and we are hoping for more participation from the VMware end user base this year. We need your help! The 2014 VRC survey will only take 10 minutes of your time. The questions of the survey are…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: How to Keep an IT Professional Happy (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1892)by Alex Salicrup It’s 6:00AM; my alarm clock just went off.  Another day started in a hotel bed hundreds of miles away from home and family. As a consultant, I do this half of the week most weeks, working with my customers. And, my team’s experience is very similar to mine. We meet this morning, all traveling from every corner of the U.S., to discuss several challenges that two of our clients are facing while making the cultural transition from traditional IT to service providers. Both clients are…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Getting Started with the vSphere Distributed Switch (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11827)When I joined the Technical Marketing team last September I was tasked with vCenter Availability and Scalability along with providing coverage for all things vCenter and SSO. Since that time I’ve branched out and am also covering Resource Management (more on this coming soon!) and also features in the Enterprise Plus SKU. I’m really excited about this as to this day one of my favorite and I feel underused features is the vSphere Distributed Switch, or VDS. To get started in the VDS series I wanted to…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Next Stop: VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3215)Following the excitement of the general availability of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service  in the US and now Europe , VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy is being well received and adopted among our customers and partners. It’s important to have a “subject matter expert” lead our customers and partners through this transition to capitalize on the growing cloud trend, while supporting IT with the rigor and management it needs. We are pleased to officially announce that Simone Brunozzi, has joined VMware as…

     

VMware Education & Certification Blog: Partners: Save 35% on vCenter Operations Manager Training (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3855)Organizations today are trying to manage multiple virtual machines — anywhere from 50 to 10,000 — and are looking to expand virtualization and cloud adoption to make management easier. The  Management Solution Competency  for VMware Partners helps you take advantage of this to drive new management license and services revenue in your existing vSphere install base. To help your team gain this valuable competency, VMware Education Services is offering partners  35% off  the following courses from…

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    Take a survey and get Infinio licenses for your lab (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4533)Infinio just announced general availability of Infinio Accelerator v1.2 which features support for VMware vSphere 5.5. If you haven’t heard of Infinio you should definitely check them out, their Accelerator product is a pretty slick solution for NAS storage that can give you a big boost in performance by using local host RAM as a [...]

     

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    As he faced the sun he cast no shadow (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14466)Those who are wondering, the title is a quote from one of my favourite Oasis songs. This phrase to me talks about someone who goes through life unnoticed. This phrase is what I thought of when thinking about orphans and orphanages. I felt that the majority of them would go unnoticed, would have no opportunity, […] " As he faced the sun he cast no shadow " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Startup News Flash part 14 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14237)Part 13 of the Startup News Flash… Hopefully not an unlucky one for the startups featured. Just a short one considering I am in Vietnam and away ‘from work’ for the last 2 weeks. A3Cube is a startup which came out of stealth recently and announced as they call it a ‘brain inspired’ data plane […] " Startup News Flash part 14 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Almost wrapping up: Vietnam Trip (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14455)Where do I start, how do I begin… These past couple of days have been crazy. Crazy in terms of schedule, crazy in terms of hours, crazy in terms of intensity and emotion (did I really say that?). What an experience, and if you would ask me if I would recommend this to you: YES! […] " Almost wrapping up: Vietnam Trip " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    I’ll be at #VFD3 tomorrow with Coho Data (http://www.vreference.com/?p=2208)A quick note to let everyone know that I’ll be at Virtualization Tech Field Day ( #VFD3 )  tomorrow for the Coho Data session . Andy Warfield  will lead the charge and I’ll be there delivering a short session. I’m really looking forward to meeting all the delegates – Steven Foskett  and his staff [...]

     

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    Nutanix Shadow Clones Explained and Benchmarked (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5979)One of the Nutanix features that drastically improve VDI performance and end-user experience is Shadow Clones. I briefly discussed Shadow Clones in the past. However, before explaining how Shadow Clones work let’s recap how VMware View Linked Clones work (the same is valid for XenDesktop MCS). To deploy linked clone desktops the administrator first creates … Continue reading »

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Launch and Configuration Maximums (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34164)Yesterday there was an online live announcement of VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) launch. The official GA shall be out next week and there is very interesting information concerning scalability. During the beta we were told that VSAN will be limited to 8 nodes at first, then during VMware PEX last month VMware announced that VSAN […] Read the full post VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Launch and Configuration Maximums at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    vCenter Single Sign-on install and config video (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34159)New video from VMware Tech Pubs website shows step-by-step how easy it’s to Install SSO which is part of the vSphere 5.5 and add identity sources. It’s possible to use the Simple installation option as well.  As you can add multiple identity sources, only one of them can be associated as the default identity source. […] Read the full post vCenter Single Sign-on install and config video at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware released Horizon Mirage 4.4 with Windows 8.x support and new Mirage Gateway (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34151)VMware released Horizon Mirage 4.4 which supports management of endpoints running Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1, in addition to existing OS starting with Windows XP. Additional new feature called Mirage Gateway allows secure centralized management of remote endpoints without the need of VPN. Additional enhancements integrates even more the Horizon Mirage product with Horizon View offering […] Read the full post VMware released Horizon Mirage 4.4 with Windows 8.x support and new Mirage Gateway at ESX…

     

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    Infinio Accelerator 1.2 now with vSphere 5.5 compatibility (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34133)Infinio is a software company which provides an unique server side software acceleration solution for NAS which uses RAM to accelerate VMware vSphere workloads. They just released version 1.2 of their product – Infinio Accelerator. The latest 1.2 release of Infinio Accelerator is compatible with the latest version of vSphere 5.5. Infinio is fairly new […] Read the full post Infinio Accelerator 1.2 now with vSphere 5.5 compatibility at ESX Virtualization . Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your…

     

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    VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials – New Book (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34091)There is a new book in town! This book is about VMware vCenter Operations and is written by Lauren Malhoit and reviewed by some great IT guys like Chris Wahl, Michael Poore and Mike Preston. The book which was released with Packt Publishing, is available now through many of the Online stores as Paperback or […] Read the full post VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials – New Book at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    vSphere Web Client Configuration Cheat Sheet (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34082)There is new PDF from Global Knowledge called Configuration Cheat Sheet for the New vSphere Web Client. This Free E-book (Free registration required) does focus on most common configuration issues and tasks that vSphere admin daily does. Those tasks can be configuration of VMs, networking, storage, settings of resources, cluster settings, permissions and many others.  The vSphere Web […] Read the full post vSphere Web Client Configuration Cheat Sheet at ESX Virtualization . Featured : VMware vSphere…

     

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    Free Utility for View Deployments – Horizon View Configuration Tool (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34064)This utility released by VMware Labs looks pretty awesome. It automates the deployment of VMware Horizon View installations. How it works? Simple. Its a virtual appliance bundled with all necessary VMware components that are necessary for the Horizon View setup. The only thing you need to provide is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 ISO. The Horizon […] Read the full post Free Utility for View Deployments – Horizon View Configuration Tool at ESX Virtualization . Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make…

     

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    Top VMware Blog 2014 Voting Now Open (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2291)Ok, so not as critical as political voting but still just as exciting is the yearly vSphere-Land top blog voting that happens each year. Well, it’s that time of year again. The vLaunchPad Top 50 on vSphere-Land is up for grabs and I really hope that I get to stay in the running!  I know [...]

     

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    Help steer what we do with EMC World (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2289)Things are in full swing for EMC World 2014.  The venue is paid for, sessions are selected and content being tweaked, and tons of other fun/exciting things are being worked on.  Now this is where you come in. Chad Sakac recently blasted a post asking for your input on what we do with our Hands-On Lab experience [...]

     

KB Articles

Socialcast SaaS
Signing in to Socialcast fails with a Single Sign-On error: Missing or invalid signature (2063799)
Date Published: 2/26/2014

VMware ESXi
Virtual machines deployed from VMware vCloud Automation Center fail to power on or power on with CBT enabled SCSI disks set to read-only (2072416)
Date Published: 2/26/2014
VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201402401-BG: Updates esx-base (2072653)
Date Published: 2/28/2014
VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi-5.1.0-20140204001-no-tools (2072655)
Date Published: 2/28/2014
Deploying PernixData FVP with ESXi 5.x (Partner Support) (2073257)
Date Published: 2/28/2014
Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons are missing in a guest operating system Windows 8.1 on VMware ESXi 5.1 (2070759)
Date Published: 2/24/2014
VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201402001 (2072652)
Date Published: 2/28/2014
VMware ESXi-5.1, Patch ESXi-5.1.0-20140204001-standard (2072654)
Date Published: 2/28/2014
Hosts with virtual machines using the E1000/E1000E adapter have networking issues after upgrading to ESXi 5.1 U2 (2072694)
Date Published: 2/24/2014
EMC VMAX and DMX Symmetrix Storage Array recommendations for optimal performance on VMware ESXi/ESX (2072070)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

VMware Horizon View
Received a “Connection timed out” error when using Horizon View Client for Windows Store (2072919)
Date Published: 2/24/2014
Horizon View HTML Access does not play sound if the remote desktop is Windows 7 N without the media feature pack installed (2073254)
Date Published: 2/24/2014
Tips for improving Horizon View HTML Access performance if you use security servers and the Blast Secure Gateway (2073256)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
Uploading files to VMware Horizon Workspace fails with the error: Unknown Network error (2063261)
Date Published: 2/25/2014
VMware Horizon Workspace recovery guidelines and restore procedures (2071602)
Date Published: 2/26/2014

VMware Service Manager
Extension field in the VMware Service Manager Screen Set includes static text that cannot be removed (2061811)
Date Published: 2/26/2014
Accessing objects from the History tab in VMware Service Manager reports script errors (2072461)
Date Published: 2/26/2014
MMA URL is not working for VMware Service Manager with Protect Mode enabled in Internet Explorer (2070247)
Date Published: 2/26/2014
Deleted contracts appear on the Contracts tab on the Configuration Item Details screen in VMware Service Manager (2073070)
Date Published: 2/25/2014

VMware ThinApp
Guidelines on virtualizing applications with ThinApp (2070839)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Importing the Compliance Content in vCenter Configuration Manager (2073406)
Date Published: 2/27/2014

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (Standalone)
Configuring more than one vCenter Server URL in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server fails (2059527)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Opening a console to a virtual machine fails with the error: Unable to connect to the MKS: Error connecting to /bin/vmx process. (2065135)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Customizing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager with IPv6 fails to remove the existing IPv6 configuration on Windows Guest operating system (2071242)
Date Published: 2/28/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Importing virtual machines into vCloud Automation Center fails and the virtual machines are deleted (2066200)
Date Published: 2/28/2014
Adding a vCloud Orchestrator workflow to a vCloud Automation Center workflow fails with the error: Could not reach vCenter Orchestrator endpoint (2072212)
Date Published: 2/24/2014
Unable to log in to VMware vCloud Automation Center when the UPN domain does not match the Active Directory domain (2072213)
Date Published: 2/28/2014

VMware vCloud Connector
Cannot access the transfer directory after upgrading to vCloud Connector 2.6 (2073208)
Date Published: 2/25/2014

VMware vCloud Director
Uploading media or vApp in vCloud Director 5.5 fails with error: Target SSL fingerprint mismatch detected (2071533)
Date Published: 2/25/2014

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
vShield Manager user interface becomes unavailable after upgrading to 5.1.3 when Cisco Nexus 1000V is present (2073502)
Date Published: 2/28/2014

VMware View Manager
VMware Horizon View Administrator reports the status of the ThinApp package as Pending Uninstall (2065517)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

VMware vSphere Replication
VMware vSphere Replication 5.1 recovery fails with the error: The object has already been deleted or has not been completely created (2043702)
Date Published: 2/26/2014

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
FAQ for VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) 5.5 (2072638)
Date Published: 2/24/2014

 

 

 

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Hi everyone, well I am back from a terrific trip to Tasmania. I only got to see Hobart and surrounds as I had limited time but it was really beautiful and I will definitely have to go back.

 

Many of you may have seen some of my information recently about the Airwatch solution that VMware has purchased. Well this has now been completed so you should see many more articles and information in the coming weeks and months on this technology that adds to the VMware solution stack.

 

I hope you enjoy this weeks newsletter, don’t forget to keep in touch and let me know what you would like to see in the newsletter and your favourite blogs that I will feature

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

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VMware Australia

 

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Installing vSphere App HA 1.0 – Part 3 of 3 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11798)Time for Part 3, we are almost done! Here are links if you are looking for Part 1 or Part 2 Deploying the Hyperic Agent(s) You only need to do this on VMs with applications you want to protect. For additional guidance on these steps and details for how to install multiple agents simultaneously see: Getting Started with vFabric Hyperic 5.7 starting at pages 53 & 25 Prerequisites Ensure that both the Hyperic server and the VM are using the same time source or have their time synchronized in some other…

     

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    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Provide Transparency with an ITBM Service Costing Process (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=818)By Khalid Hakim Last week I wrote about the growing need for IT to provide cost transparency to the business, especially to support its transition to a service provider or broker model. I also outlined some of the problems caused by opaque, decentralized costing strategies. At VMware, we rely on an IT Business Management (ITBM) Service Costing Process (SCP) to help customers run IT like a business. Behind the acronyms lies a powerful tool that allows IT to validate its expenditures and solidify its role…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: When to Overcommit vCPU:pCPU for Monster VMs (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11815)VMware’s conservative guidance about overcommitting your pCPU:vCPU ratio for Monster virtual machines is simple – don’t do it. Example: If you have a quad socket, 8 core host, this means you have 32 cores, or 64 SMT threads, which vSphere sees as potential logical CPUs. The actual largest monster virtual machine we’d recommend you create is 32 vCPUs for that host. Why is that? It is assumed you’ve assigned all those vCPUs because not only are they required by the application, but also that…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Hadoop meets Virtualization – a PrimerYou have probably heard the terms “Big Data” and “Hadoop” mentioned somewhere in the industry lately – they are both very popular subjects of discussion at the moment. This blog gives you an introduction to the core technology and explains some of the contributions that VMware continues to make to the Hadoop world. Hadoop often comes up as a computing platform for dealing with large data sets and for “unstructured data”. These unstructured data sets are generated from a wide variety of…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Installing vSphere App HA 1.0 – Part 2 of 3 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11776)In Part 1 we installed the Hyperic and App HA vApps. Now we are going to setup App HA in vCenter and install the Hyperic agent on the vCenter server so that all of our pieces are communicating properly with each other. Setting up App HA - additional details on this are available in the vSphere App HA Installation Guide starting on page 15 From the  Inventory  menu in the vSphere web client, navigate to  Administration > vSphere App HA Click the  Settings  tab Type the following parameters:…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: New eBook: 50 Tech Tips to Boost Your IT Career (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2599)A successful career in IT requires more than just technical skills. We’ve partnered with Spiceworks to create a  new eBook to share the top 50 tech tips from IT pros, for IT pros. What is the best IT career advice you’ve ever received? Download the IT Pro Career Tips eBook for the top 50 tech tips, including: How to raise your skills to the next level What three things to do when asking for a raise How to determine what certifications to obtain Did we miss any IT career tips you’d like to…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Installing vSphere App HA 1.0 – Part 1 of 3 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11646)I recently installed App HA in my lab and found some of the documentation unclear and at times hard to follow. I’m going to work with our Tech Pubs group to improve it. In the meantime I wanted to share what I learned to help make your installation easier. First, pay attention to the pre-reqs! Have DRS enabled on the cluster where you will be deploying the App HA appliance Enable “VM and Application Monitoring” in your cluster HA settings Create an IP Pool for the subnet(s) where you will install…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: NFV – Transforming the Operational Model of the Network (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2596)At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Pat Gelsinger ( VMware CEO ) laid out a clear vision for the Software-Defined Data Center ( SDDC ) and how it encompasses Network Functions Virtualization ( NFV ). The solution really begins with the massive-scale Cloud Data Centers that serve as the “control room” for both mobile operators as well as enterprises around the world. SDDC extends common virtualization concepts — abstraction, pooling and automation — to all data center resources and services…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Data Protection Backup to Tape (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11716)One of the more common questions I get around vSphere Data Protection (VDP) and VDP Advanced is whether backup to tape is supported. Before I answer that question and discuss a possible solution, I want to dig into why that question comes up fairly often. As I am sure you know, tape has been around for decades for a variety of reasons. Some (not all) organizations who use tape typically have one or both of these requirements: Backup data must be kept offsite for disaster recovery and/or backup data must be…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: ALERT: Transfers fail after vCloud Connector 2.6 upgrade (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6055)VMware has become aware of an issue wherein after upgrading to vCloud Connector 2.6, a change to the permissions on the staging directory causes transfers to fail. A newly installed vCloud Connector node has read/write/execute permissions for user, group, and other on the staging directory (777). When upgrading the node to vCloud Connector 2.6, these permissions are incorrectly set to 755. This removes the write permission for other, which in this instance references the admin user. For details and…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Two New VMware Courses Released (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3803)Two new courses are now available: • VMware Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp [V5.0] focuses on virtualizing Windows applications with VMware® ThinApp®, modifying the Package.ini parameters to handle special circumstances, and choosing the best deployment and updating processes for your environment. It prepares you for the the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT) certification . Prerequisites include a basic understanding of virtualization concepts, and completion of…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 vCenter Server 5.5 issues (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6040)For the next few weeks, we are focusing our efforts on helping our vSphere 5.5 customers find answers to questions as quickly as possible. We tend so see a surge in March of customers installing, upgrading, and configuring their new vSphere 5.5 environments so we present you this list of the top 20 vCenter Server KB articles. Please share if you find this list useful :^) Re-pointing and re-registering VMware vCenter Server 5.1 /5.5 and components (2033620) Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 best practices…

     

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    VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 266 – New & Upcoming VMware Books (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8316)Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Guests Lauren Malhoit @malhoit Robert van den Nieuwendijk @rvdnieuwendijk Chris Wahl, @ChrisWahl Steven Pantol, @StevePantol Brian Atkinson, @vmroyale Matt Liebowitz, @mattliebowitz Mike Preston, @mwpreston News VMware NOW: Virtual SAN Special Online Event Essential VSAN: Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN VMware cuts price of hybrid cloud management tool to $0 Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today …

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Security of the VMware Hypervisor – A Whitepaper (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11710)Hi! I’m happy to announce the availability of a whitepaper that I had been working on much of the past year. Since I joined VMware back in January of 2013, an almost weekly request was for a whitepaper that help IT team explain the security of the VMware vSphere hypervisor, a.k.a. ESXi, to a security professional. Frequently, the IT folks would encounter statements like “How can we trust the hypervisor?” or “I’ve heard of this  VM Escape thing, what’s to stop a VM from corrupting or…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Think Like a Service Provider, Build in vCenter Resilience (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1311)By Jeremy Carter , VMware Senior Consultant When I’m working on a customer engagement, we always strategize to ensure resiliency and failover protection for vCenter Automation Center (vCAC). While these considerations continue to be top priorities, there is another question that seems to be coming up more and more: “What about vCenter?” vCenter has long been thought of as the constant, the unshakable foundation that supports business differentiators like vCAC. Although we’re happy for that…

     

External Bloggers

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    The importance of securing your virtual world (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4479)Information security breaches are in the news a lot these days, but for many companies security doesn’t get the attention it deserves, until something bad happens. Let’s face it, implementing better security in a data center is a pain in the ass and inconveniences everyone from administrators to end users. Better security doesn’t make anyone’s [...]

     

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    Introduction to PowerCLI (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3095)Whenever I visit VMUGs or talk about PowerCLI I am constantly surprised by people who have not yet heard of PowerCLI or are unaware of the basics of how it works, let alone the... Introduction to PowerCLI is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    Vietnam trip, half way down… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14439)Been in Vietnam now for almost a week. (Read my previous posts here and here, also read Kamau’s most recent blog post here.) So far this has been a unique and amazing experience. The concept of service learning is something I had never thought of but resonates really well. The great thing about it is […] " Vietnam trip, half way down… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Vietnam trip, first couple of days… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14416)I have been in Vietnam a couple of days now and so far it has made a huge impression on me. (Many pictures here if you want an impression) To be honest I didn’t really know what to expect. I had never been to Asia before even, and never have been in contact in any […] " Vietnam trip, first couple of days… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Cool tool update: RVTools 3.6 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14414)It has been a while since I reported an update of RVTools. Rob just emailed me and told me that Version 3.6 is available as of today. He has been working really hard to get some great new functionality in, which I am sure all of you will appreciate. One of the coolest free tools […] " Cool tool update: RVTools 3.6 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Please vote VMGuru.nl #1 vBlog 2014! (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12214)Last year VMGuru.nl finished #31 overall and the #4 Independent blog in the top VMware/virtualization blogs 2013. Now, it is time again to vote the top vBlogs for 2014. Please help us to increase our score and vote VMGuru.nl (Overall & Independent) As in last years poll you can vote in special categories to help distinguish certain types of blogs. The categories are independent of the general voting so first pick and rank your top 10 overall favorite blogs and then choose your favorite blog in each…

     

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    Call for Action > VDI & EUC (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5960)  Eric Siebert (@ericsiebert ) has officially opened the pools for this year’s vSphere-Land Top bloggers List.   If you like VDI, If you like EUC, If you like this blog, If you like my articles, If you like Horizon View, Please consider voting for this blog. In 2010 the blog was amongst the top 40. … Continue reading »

     

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    Disaster Recovery – Failover and Failback with Nutanix (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5945)Nutanix has built-in VM-Centric, multi-site, bi-directional, multi-topology disaster recovery and replication engine that also supports VMware Site Recovery Manager and Run Book Automation tools. The replication utilizes incremental and fine-grained byte-level data transfers with intelligent data compression, eliminating network and storage resource throttle. Administrators may completely failover entire deployments to a secondary datacenter and later on … Continue reading »

     

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    How to install Android KitKat in VMware Workstation (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34036)Recently I stumbled on an article which briefly explains the installation of Android KitKat 4.4 in VMware Workstation. I knew that previous version of Android worked fine (including network) in VMware Workstation – see this post, but some tweaks were necessary. I wanted to test the latest version of Android, to see how it looks like […] Read the full post How to install Android KitKat in VMware Workstation at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization…

     

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    Upgrading vCenter Server using Simple Install (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34028)VMware vSphere allows using simple install for upgrading from 5.0 and 5.1 installations. VMware has published a new video of  Upgrading vCenter Server using Simple Install, walking through the steps. The vCenter Server 5.0 uses default values in this video for: SSO site name HTTPS port Installation directory If in your environment you’re using custom values […] Read the full post Upgrading vCenter Server using Simple Install at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every…

     

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    Snagit as screen capture tool, but does cool videos too (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34000)Over the years I’ve tried quite a few screen capture and video screen recording tools, but as I’m using a lot of screen captures in my posts so I finally stayed with Snagit, which is one of the oldest screen capture software out there. I remember about 10 years ago when I first started to use […] Read the full post Snagit as screen capture tool, but does cool videos too at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    Freeware RVTools 3.6 released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33993)New version of Freeware RVtools 3.6 has just been released. The 3.6 version is the latest version which comes after almost one year later of the previous release. I could see the tweets from @rvtools since several months as the developper Rob de Veij was testing the beta releases. The tiny little application (4.5 Megs […] Read the full post Freeware RVTools 3.6 released at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    Top Virtualization Blog voting 2014 Is here! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33977)As being announced by Eric Siebert from vSphere-Land.com, the Top Virtualization Blog voting for 2014 is now open. There is more than 300 blogs on the list!!  Wow. But hey, not all blogs are equal. Not all blogs are updated all year long, not all of them are good quality blogs and only few dozens of […] Read the full post Top Virtualization Blog voting 2014 Is here! at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    New ESXi Security Whitepaper released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33968)There is a new ESXi security whitepaper which has been released by VMware. The Author is Mike Foley. The paper covers pretty much everything which is security related and its destined to the IT team managing VMware infrastructures and it treats security of the VMware ESXi hypervisor in over 25 pages. Quote from the source: […] Read the full post New ESXi Security Whitepaper released at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    New VCP-Cloud Certification Exam (VCPC550) available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33964)After a VCP550 announced last month (read my article - New VCP Exam VCP550 based on vSphere 5.5 is available) covering datacenter virtualization, there is now also new VCP-Cloud certification exam based on vCloud Director 5.5 and VCAC 5.2 is available. With codename VCPC550.  You need to attend the vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] OR VMware vCloud Automation […] Read the full post New VCP-Cloud Certification Exam (VCPC550) available at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top…

     

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    The Choice Overload Problem (http://www.kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/the-choice-overload-problem.html)Originally Posted at the VCE Vblog - The Choice Overload Problem My wife recently signed our family up for Netflix, and ever since then I've been perusing the catalog late at night trying to find something interesting that isn't a pre-2000 era movie. There's a few different "Best of 'TED Talks'" so I decided to give it a whirl. The first one I watched was called "Life Hacks" . I was immediately dialed in from the different ways people view everyday situations. Heck,…

     

KB Articles

 

New KB articles published for week ending 2/22/14

VMware Data Recovery
VMware Data Recovery becomes unresponsive after 49 days (2072805)
Date Published: 2/20/2014

VMware ESX
VMRC becomes unresponsive when attempting to mount an ISO file that is mounted to too many virtual machines (2072690)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware ESXi
During the installation of ESXi 5.0 on iSCSI LUN, you see the error: Expecting 2 bootbanks, found 0 (2020053)
Date Published: 2/20/2014
Cannot enable Fault Tolerance on a Windows 8 or Windows 2012 virtual machine (2044001)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
Creating quiesced snapshot fails with the error: An error occurred while saving the snapshot: msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCING-ERROR (2069952)
Date Published: 2/18/2014
Installing an ESXi host using the kickstart file fails with the error:TypeError: int,int,str,attr (2070086)
Date Published: 2/17/2014
The Execute Storage vMotion for Storage DRS task fails with the error: The available Memory resources in the parent resource pool are insufficient for the operation (2070921)
Date Published: 2/17/2014
Time counter stops in a virtual machine using HPET running on an ESXi 5.0 host (2071092)
Date Published: 2/18/2014
Copying the vmdk file from the datastore browser fails with the error: Expected put message. Got: ERROR (2072211)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
CPU usage in virtual machines running Windows 2003 spikes to 100% randomly every few minutes (2004508)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
Running the vmtoolsd –cmd “info-get xxx.yyy” command after hot-adding memory/RAM to a virtual machine returns No value found (2073055)
Date Published: 2/21/2014
Configuring iSCSI port binding with multiple NICs in one vSwitch for VMware ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 (2045040)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
Converting a thick VMDK to thin format does not allow to retrieve the free space reported by the guest OS (2046311)
Date Published: 2/18/2014
After restarting the ESXi host, virtual machine fails to power on with message: The operation is not allowed in the current connection state of the host (2069496)
Date Published: 2/20/2014
Configuring VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache fails with the error: The requested operation is currently disallowed on host using a direct connection (2065564)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware Fusion
Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows (2073023)
Date Published: 2/20/2014

VMware Horizon Mirage
Cannot remove failed or incomplete tasks from Pending Tasks in the VMware Horizon Mirage 3.x/4.x management console (2059479)
Date Published: 2/19/2014

VMware Horizon View
Folder redirection in VMware View Persona Management fails after upgrading to VMware Horizon View 5.3 (2072397)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware IT Business Management Suite
Cannot open Designer from inside portal when in SLM or ITFM modules in VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.x (2072990)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Exporting events from Tasks and Events in VMware vCenter Server 4.x / 5.x fails to export all events (2071612)
Date Published: 2/17/2014
Best practices for multiple VMware vCenter Server database instances running on the same SQL server (2043958)
Date Published: 2/20/2014
VMware vCenter Server 4.x/5.x is not able to send an email after an alarm has been triggered (2021458)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
Virtual machine fails to power on with the error: virtualized performance counters are not supported within an EVC cluster (2070484)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
VMware vCenter Server consumes most of the CPU, memory or disk I/O after enabling Virtual Flash (2072392)
Date Published: 2/18/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Multiple redirects occur between the VMware vCloud Automation Center login and the Identity server login and fail with a Status 400 error (2065891)
Date Published: 2/19/2014
Email notifications are not received in VMware vCloud Automation Center (2070078)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server
VMware vCloud Automation Center workflows fail with the error: System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriterException: Failed to create a ‘PointCollection’ (2072733)
Date Published: 2/20/2014

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent consuming high disk I/O (2055571)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1 backup operation fails with multiple errors (2053807)
Date Published: 2/21/2014
Upgrading vSphere Data Protection fails at 0% with no errors (2073047)
Date Published: 2/21/2014
Restore operation using the Restore Client in vSphere Data Protection fails with the error: Failed to get disks: Unable to browse as proxies are unavailable (2065746)
Date Published: 2/21/2014
Cannot back up virtual machines in a VMware Horizon View or vCloud Director environment using VMware vSphere Data Protection (2072831)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware vSphere Replication
VMware Documentation Centers show topics and illustrations in the wrong language (2071403)
Date Published: 2/21/2014

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
After installing Microsoft Security Advisory update KB2661254 the VSA manager tab does not display with error message: Navigation to the webpage was cancelled (2042452)
Date Published: 2/18/2014
Unable to start the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 5.1.1 Cluster Service (2043409)
Date Published: 2/18/2014

 

 

 

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Hi everyone well as I write this I am on my way to Tasmania for my first visit. I am pretty excited, it is always fun to travel and visiting somewhere new is always exciting. I am only there for a short visit, just a long weekend but I am sure it will be worthwhile. I will let you know next week.

 

Each week I put out the VMware newsletter and there has ben for a while now the sections you see below. I wanted to explain briefly what each section is. The Local Events section is where we place anything local to the newsletter. As I am in Brisbane for example I try and put anything that is happening in the next week or two in our city in this section that is being run by VMware. The local training classes are again local classes that VMware will be running directly in Brisbane in my case. There is a link to this which will allow you to see all of the courses and get more info or register if you wish. Next we have the VMware bloggers, this is a section for only VMware employees bloggers and can therefore be considered “official” VMware related information. We then have External Bloggers which is my collection of non VMware employee or official blogs that I follow and find useful, you are welcome to suggest others for me to use. The final section is always the KB Digest which is our weekly Knowledge Base articles which are of vital importance to the health and well being of your VMware environment.

 

I hope that gives you an idea of each section. Feel free to send me any comments or suggestions anytime.

 

Have a fantastic week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

Local Events

 

Local Training Classes

 

VMware Bloggers

 

  • VMware Cloud Ops Blog: An ITBM Service Costing Process is Key to IT Transformation (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=809)By Khalid Hakim As more businesses recognize the integral role IT plays in the overall success of the enterprise, executive and business stakeholders have higher expectations of IT’s performance and its ability to prove its value. Providing cost transparency back to the business is key to meeting those expectations. That is why today’s IT organization needs to have an in-depth understanding of the costs associated with delivering IT services, enabling each service manager/owner to defend his or her…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: The Many Clouds of Hands-on Labs (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2574)Post by Doug Baer, Infrastructure Architect, Hands-on Labs team in Technical Marketing, VMware This post originally appeared on the VMware Hands-on Lab (HOL) Blog Behind the scenes of  VMware’s Hands-on Labs ,  there is a lot of “care and feeding” of the lab infrastructure, manuals, and the lab environments themselves. You might be surprised at how much opportunity there is for things to stop working, even in environments that have been precisely configured and then effectively frozen in time.…

     

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    VMware ThinApp Blog: Virtualizing Internet Explorer, what works? (http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/?p=1690)Today many enterprises are struggling with their Internet Explorer implementation. You know what works today but what happens if you change the Java version or even worse, the version of Internet Explorer? Updating your browser implementation is many times almost as complex and risky as migrating to a new Operating System. ThinApp offers it-departments around the globe help with their browser implementation. By virtualizing your browsers and by using our URL redirection feature called ThinDirect you can…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Welcome the Newest VCDXs (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3762)During the VMware Partner Exchange event in February, we also held VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert) Defenses. The following people received the coveted VCDX status at this event. VCDX-Cloud  Matt Vandenbeld (in addition to his existing VCDX-DCV) Garrette Grouwstra, VCDX 127 VCDX5-DCV Derek Seaman, VCDX 125 Richard Arsenian, VCDX 126 Hersey Cartwright, VCDX 128 Josh Coen, VCDX 129 Sean Howard, VCDX 130 Jeff Mercier, VCDX 131 Kalen Arndt, VCDX 132 VCDX is the highest level of certification…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.x/5.1 to 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6027)Here is a new vSphere video tutorial which demonstrates how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance from versions 5.0.x or 5.1 to that of version 5.5 . Before attempting the upgrade: If you are using custom SSL certificates, ensure that they meet the requirements as per VMware KB article Configuring Certificate Authority (CA) signed certificates for vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (2057223) Ensure that you have taken a backup/snapshot of your existing vCenter Server Appliance and the external database. …

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Some Small Changes Around Here (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6007)Those of you who follow us on Twitter @vmwarecares and @vmwarekb are going to notice a small change. Same goes for our Facebook pages ( VMware Knowledge Base and VMware Cares ). In order to better serve our global customer base, we are transitioning the concierge focused vmwarecares responsibilities to our Customer Service team. Some new faces on that team will be responding to your inquires going forward. The vmwarekb social accounts will still be manned by me, but I will be focusing my efforts on…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Exporting data to a CSV file in My VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6021)This video discusses and demonstrates how to export My VMware data to a CSV file . Our video is based on VMware Knowledge Base article  Exporting data to a CSV file in My VMware (2045109). You can export data to a CSV file from numerous pages in My VMware: Exporting data from the Users & Permissions page Exporting folder data from the License Keys page Exporting data from the Account Summary page Exporting data from the Order History page Exporting data from the Support Contract History page …

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Take A Sneak Peek at On Demand Classroom (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3746)You’ve seen the testimonials  but still haven’t tried On Demand Classroom yet.  Well, here’s an opportunity to try it, FREE by taking a SNEAK PEEK at the robust self-paced learning option. The SNEAK PEEK for On Demand Classroom offers a FREE one time, 90-minute access to the first two course modules, from VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1], including: Module 1: Course Introduction and Logistics Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization, which includes: - Introduces…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: VMware Horizon View Extends Chromebooks in the Enterprise (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5212)by Geoffrey Murase, Solutions Marketing, End-User Computing As more and more corporate applications are delivered from the cloud, businesses are presented with multiple choices in how to access them.  No longer are businesses required to use full blown desktops or laptops to get their work done. For many, all they need is a way to access the web. With Google Chromebooks, businesses of all sizes can take advantage of the low price, built-in security, fast boot times, and worry-free upgrades that…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Virtual Machine Monitoring Now Active in vCloud Hybrid Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3195)By:  Chris Colotti A few months ago customers of vCloud Hybrid Service noticed a new tab on the Virtual machine view that said “Monitoring”. At that time people also noticed it stated that the feature was not yet available.  The reason for this is that the vCloud Hybrid Service portal code is updated separately from the vCloud Suite components under the covers.  The monitoring feature required some updates to vCloud Director to be rolled to all the tenants.  I’m happy to report that as part of…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: State of SMB IT in 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2570)Good news for SMB IT pros in 2014! In a recent survey, Spiceworks asked 450 IT pros what their budget forecast looks like for the year. The outlook is positive, with nearly half of respondents reporting both an anticipated increase in IT budget, IT headcount and overall company revenue. In North America alone, Forrester Research predicts IT budgets will rise to an estimated $976 billion in 2014. On average, IT pros surveyed said they plan to invest an average of $302,000 on IT products this year. Where…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: vSphere 5.1 (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=3740)This week’s question comes from the  vSphere 5.1 video series . a. To allow safe change to virtual machine states without the worry of failed implementation. b. To allow a safe backup of the system. c. To allow rapid return to the pre-change state without traditional uninstallation or recovery. d. and when used improperly poses a risk to not only the virtual machine in question but other VMs in the environment. Click through to the  comments  for the answer and watch  vSphere Snapshot Overview…

     

External Bloggers

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    Automation Tip 7–Testing (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3092)One of the great things about automation is the ability to achieve consistent results, same thing every time, but go careful. What happens for example if your automation task is incorrect, if it doesn’t... Automation Tip 7–Testing is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3087)Last week VMware announced vSphere Mobile Watchlist, this is a mobile phone app for iOS and Android devices that enables you to work with virtual machines, create custom lists or watchlists to monitor and... VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    Don’t create a Frankencluster just because you can… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14377)In the last couple of weeks I have had various discussions around creating imbalanced clusters. Imbalanced from either CPU, memory and even a storage point of view. This typically comes up in discussions where either someone wants to bring larger scale to their cluster and they want to add hosts with more resources of any […] " Don’t create a Frankencluster just because you can… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    What is Virtual SAN really about? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14365)When talking about Virtual SAN you hear a lot of people talking about the benefits, what Virtual SAN is essentially about. You see the same with various other so-called Software Defined Storage solutions. People typically, when talking about these solutions, talk about things like “enabling within 2 clicks”… Or maybe about how easy it is […] " What is Virtual SAN really about? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    vSphere Availability Survey, please help out! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14360)Just received the below from the vSphere Availability team. It takes a couple of minutes to fill out and it helps the vSphere Availability team to set priorities correctly for upcoming releases, yes indeed based on your answers! — copy / paste — The Availability team (that brings to you products such as vSphere HA, […] " vSphere Availability Survey, please help out! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    How to delete an orphaned desktop pool (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12207)Time for a new problem in the VMware Horizon View series. After running into problems which forced me to ‘Manually delete protected Horizon View replicas‘ and ‘Link a VMware View desktop to its replica‘, now I encountered an orphaned desktop pool which could not be deleted. First, What got me into this mess. As I told you last week I was testing a Nvidia Quadro K5000 graphics card when my ESXi whitebox died on me. This also corrupted the one hard drive which contained all my Horizon View desktops.…

     

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    No internet connection results in slow vSphere client consoles (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12189)In the last few weeks a customer that I am working for has been making a lot of changes within their infrastructure. Some big and some (on the surface) small. Somewhere during those weeks a change was made and the consequence of that change has gone by unnoticed at first. Then reports started to come in from colleague administrators that console sessions for virtual machines, when using the vSphere client, where really slooooowwwww. Opening a console took more than 10 seconds and trying to open…

     

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    Building a new ESXi whitebox (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12185)Unfortunately the whitebox ESXi server I build in June 2011 died on me when testing a Nvidia Quadro K5000 graphics card. So I needed a new ESXi server for my home lab. I looked at some HP and Dell mini servers but  I decided to build a new VMware ESXi whitebox. Power supply, hard disks and SSD were still fine so I only needed a new motherboard, processor and memory. In the past I’ve used websites like, ‘Ultimate VMware ESX Whitebox‘ and ‘VM-help.com‘ to find compatible parts but because one no…

     

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    Nutanix Automation, Policies and the SDDC (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5903)In a Nutanix cluster, PRISM is the management gateway for components and administrators to configure and monitor the cluster. This includes NCLI (command-line), the HTML5 UI (administrative interface) and REST API support for the entire management framework, providing customers a choice of building orchestration applications.     Nutanix engineering made sure all features and functions … Continue reading »

     

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    New VCP-Cloud Certification Exam (VCPC550) available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33964)After a VCP550 announced last month (read my article - New VCP Exam VCP550 based on vSphere 5.5 is available) covering datacenter virtualization, there is now also new VCP-Cloud certification exam based on vCloud Director 5.5 and VCAC 5.2 is available. With codename VCPC550.  You need to attend the vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] OR VMware vCloud Automation […] Read the full post New VCP-Cloud Certification Exam (VCPC550) available at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top…

     

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    Bandwidth, latency and connectivity measures with PsPing – Free Utility (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33959)There is a free tool called PsPing – Free Utility, which implements Ping functionality, TCP ping, latency and bandwidth measurement. It’s a command line tool which shows you the results on the screen but there is also an option for generating histogram which can be easily imported into spreadsheet. The utility is part of PsTools which is […] Read the full post Bandwidth, latency and connectivity measures with PsPing – Free Utility at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking…

     

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    Free 90 min of On Demand Classroom which meets VCP requirements (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33950)There is a new offer from VMware which promotes new training format for passing VCP certification. As you know, to pass VCP you need to attend a class and then only you are able to pass the certification exam to finaly earn the VCP title. There is another way to attend a VMware class – […] Read the full post Free 90 min of On Demand Classroom which meets VCP requirements at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    New Book – Learning PowerCLI (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33939)There is a new book for VMware administrators willing to enter the learning process of PowerCLI. This is not the first book on PowerCLI as I know at least another one which I reviewed a while back –  PowerCLI Book (VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference) If you’re not aware, check this post. The book I’m referring […] Read the full post New Book – Learning PowerCLI at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    Veeam 7.0 R2 Patch 3 release brings performance improvements (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33932)Veeam released third patch already for Veeam 7.0 which brings several enhancements and performance improvements especially useful in large scale environment. Veeam does recommends especially to those bigger customers so they can take advantage of new performance enhancements. Veeam 7.0 R2 Patch 3 release details can be found at this KB1854. One of the improvements […] Read the full post Veeam 7.0 R2 Patch 3 release brings performance improvements at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven…

     

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    VMware vCloud Connector (VCC) now free (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33926)VMware has made vCloud connector available as a free tool. In the past there were two versions of VCC, which one of them was paid one. The core and advanced versions were merged together in the version 2.6 to be available as free download. The architecture is still based on server node and client node […] Read the full post VMware vCloud Connector (VCC) now free at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

 

KB Articles

 

New KB articles published for week ending 2/15/14

VMware ESX
VMware ESXi 5.1 hostname remains blank when deployed using Auto Deploy (2068827)
Date Published: 2/13/2014
Broadcom adapter data corruption on ESXi/ESX hosts using the tg3 driver and TSO enabled (2072515)
Date Published: 2/14/2014

VMware ESXi
Nexus 1000V VEM module appears unlicensed after upgrading to a newer version of ESXi/ESX (2041585)
Date Published: 2/12/2014
Persistent mount of a snapshot LUN may not persist across reboots in VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 (2065248)
Date Published: 2/13/2014
Virtual machine fails to power on with the error: vami.netmask0.Hip- Chat. Network has no associated network protocol profile (2070950)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
ESXi 5.x host has Standard Switch: vSwitchUSB0 with attached port group IMM_Network0 (2072235)
Date Published: 2/13/2014
After upgrading from ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0.x, host do not receive ESXi 5.0.x evaluation license (2064146)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
Host Profile compliance check fails with the error: Did not find CIM-XML Indication Subcription for query select * from CIM_Indication sent to destination http://127.0.0.1:49152′. (2064774)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
vSphere Client times out before authentication to ESXi completes (2072539)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware Horizon Mirage
Using the Horizon Mirage Storage Reports tool (2048671)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
Upgrading to VMware Horizon Mirage 4.3 triggers an event: Please contact technical support (2068532)
Date Published: 2/10/2014

VMware Horizon View
VMware View Security Server service fails to start after modifying the locked.properties file (2071106)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
Guest-driven mode changes are not supported in Horizon View if you use PCoIP connections (2072187)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
Determining the current VMware Horizon View Connection Server AD LDS Schema Master (2068632)
Date Published: 2/10/2014

VMware IT Business Management Suite
The Cost Object Dashboard for objects appears multiple times when added in VMware IT Business Management 8.x (2071628)
Date Published: 2/10/2014
Drilldown settings do not appear on the Edit Drilldown page (2071783)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Cost Object value does not save in the Drilldown System Page attribute in VMware IT Business Management 8.x (2072238)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Pasting into an UDF of type RTF with a line break results in unexpected behavior in VMware IT Business Management 8.x (2072245)
Date Published: 2/11/2014

VMware IT Business Manager Standard
Upgrade Instructions for IT Business Management Standard Edition from 1.0 to 1.0.1 (2071629)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
Increasing the size of the /data file system by extending a virtual disk on the user interface or Analytics virtual machine for VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.0.x (2043693)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator API
Creating a custom workflow in VMware vCenter Orchestrator fails with the error: date argument must be a date and non null (2071750)
Date Published: 2/14/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Host profile creation in VMware vCenter Server 5.5 fails with error: Value specified is out of range. Range: 1 to 256 (2070031)
Date Published: 2/14/2014
Migrating a virtual machine with one or more RDMs attached fails with the error: Target disc should be different than the source disc, unable to access file (2070949)
Date Published: 2/12/2014
Profile-Driven Storage Service fails when Inventory Service reaches 500 sessions (2071657)
Date Published: 2/14/2014
vCenter Storage Monitoring Service requires a long period of time to initialize (2071863)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Running a recovery task using a planned migration fails with the error: Unable to find a placeholder datastore for the host/cluster Failed to unregister protected VMs (2048667)
Date Published: 2/12/2014
SRM reports timeout errors while powering on the virtual machines on a shared recovery site (2072303)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
SRM Recovery Plan Fails with an Internal Error (2072415)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware vCloud Application Director
Upgrade Instructions for Application Director from v6.0 to v6.0.1 (2069837)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Virtual machines imported through Infrastructure Organizer and reprovisioned lose their IP address in VMware vCloud Automation Center (2072078)
Date Published: 2/13/2014

VMware vCloud Connector
Content Sync: Virtual machine name contains timestamp after synchronization (2072349)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Internal server error while registering vCloud Connector UI (2068701)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
vCloud Connector copy and Content Sync fail for vApp templates that have been added to the catalog with the ‘Make Identical Copy’ option (2070254)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Isolated networks not listed in Copy wizard (2070255)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Copy Wizard does not display a warning for attached ISO file while copying from vCloud Director clouds (2070256)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Temporary template created during copy validation is not deleted if copy fails (2070257)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Copy validation does not display error for vSphere Profile-Driven Storage issues (2070258)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
VM Network Adapter is changed from VMXNet3 to e1000 after virtual machine is stretch deployed to a vCloud Director 5.1.2 or 5.5 cloud (2070261)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
UI does not display a failed task if the source node goes down or the server cannot reach it during export (2070262)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Stretch Deploy wizard displays Edge External Network Interface Name for stretched network field even if vApp network is connected to a Direct Organization network (2070274)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
To copy a very large workload over a slow network, configure the nodes to avoid delete task id error (2072291)
Date Published: 2/11/2014
Copy and Content Sync fail for vApp templates that have been added to the catalog with the Make Identical Copy option (2072344)
Date Published: 2/11/2014

VMware vCloud Director
Uploading or downloading to a VMware vCloud Director 5.5 catalog fails with a Thumbprint Mismatch error (2070908)
Date Published: 2/12/2014

VMware vSphere Replication
Cannot power on a virtual machine after enabling vSphere Replication (2057808)
Date Published: 2/12/2014

VMware vSphere Web Client
Unable to open the vSphere Web Client 5.5 in a browser on a Linux-based desktop (2054599)
Date Published: 2/10/2014

 

 

 

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    VMware Partner Exchange 2014 General Session - Work at the Speed of Life in a Mobile Cloud Era Watch Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, VMware End-User Computing, explain the opportunities for IT to innovate in desktop and mobility to enable their users to wor... From: VMware Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 28:39 More in Science & Technology

     

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    VMware Accelerate: Move at the Speed of Business with an ITaaS Model (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1869)by Alex Salicrup I knew this would be no ordinary customer engagement when the CEO of a global food retailer announced he expected to triple revenue in five years. I also knew an ITaaS model could exploit the cost and operational benefits of a software-defined data center. But was their existing IT infrastructure capable of meeting his business goal? Simply put—no. Read the story behind our strategic approach and the company’s progress toward an end-to-end transformation in my post on the VMware…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: BCDR Strategy: Three Critical Questions (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2555)Post by   Jeremy Carter , VMware Senior Consultant This post originally appeared on the VMware Consulting Blog Organizations in every industry are increasingly dependent on technology, making increased resiliency and decreased downtime a critical priority. In fact,  Forrester  cites resiliency as the number three overall infrastructure priority this year. A business continuity solution that utilizes the virtual infrastructure, like the one VMware offers, can greatly simplify the process, though IT…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: VMware vCloud Connector is now free! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3189)The hybrid cloud team at VMware is excited to announce the general availability of vCloud Connector 2.6. VMware vCloud Connector links vSphere-based private and public clouds via a single interface, allowing you to manage them as a single hybrid environment. You can transfer virtual machines (VMs), vApps (collections of VMs with related resource controls and network settings), and templates from one vSphere-based cloud to another. You can also set up a content library to distribute and synchronize…

     

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    Workstation Zealot: Sweet Virtualization Deals (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=1045)We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sweet 20% discount on licenses and upgrades of VMware Workstation 10. Fall in love all over again with VMware Workstation, the winner of more than 50 industry awards. Buy Workstation 10  and get 20% off Upgrade to Workstation 10 from Workstation 8 or 9 and get 20% off Hurry—this offer expires at 11:59 PM PST on Friday, February 14 th .

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Successful IaaS Deployment Requires Flexibility & Alignment (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1301)By Alex Salicrup, IT Transformation Strategist When the CEO of a global food retailer announces his goal to triple revenues in five years, the IT organization knows it’s time to step up its plans to overhaul the IT infrastructure. That’s just what happened in a recent customer engagement where we helped the IT organization automate provisioning, eliminate the need for a significant increase in headcount, and enable a new service provider approach to support their software-defined data center. The…

     

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    Introduction to VMware Cloud Business Solution Learn how VMware VMware Cloud Business solution delivers complete financial transparency around the cost of IT Services -- driving the highest level of align... From: VMware Views: 4 1 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Science & Technology

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Innovation: A Way of Life in the VDI Ecosystem (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5187)by Mason Uyeda, Senior Director, Technical Marketing and Enablement, End-User Computing, VMware For those who have watched the news and announcements this week from VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) in San Francisco, and especially those who have the opportunity to attend, I’m sure you would agree that it’s impressive to witness the unstoppable march of innovation. In particular, I’m speaking about end-user computing (EUC) and the numerous VMware partners that are announcing advances that will drive cost…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Desktops as a Service Momentum at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5184)By David Grant, Senior Director, DaaS Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware What a week it has been for the DaaS market and for VMware here at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX). We continue to demonstrate why we are the clear market leader in DaaS with several great announcements this week. Not only did Desktone by VMware pioneer the DaaS market back in 2006 but now as part of VMware, we continue to drive innovation. I have had many conversations this week with partners (4000+ VMware partners here!)…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: iSCSI Storage and vMotion VLAN Best Practices (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6009)We got a question this morning on twitter from a customer asking for our best practices for setting up iSCSI storage and vMotion traffic on a VLAN . The question caused a bit of a discussion here amongst our Tech Support staff and the answer it seems is too long to fit into a Tweet! Instead, here’s what you need to know if you are working on the best design for your VLANS. iSCSI and vMotion on the same pipe (VLAN) is a big no-no unless you are using multiple teamed 1GbE uplinks or 10GbE uplinks with…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Now Available – VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11674)VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist allows you to monitor the virtual machines you care about in your vSphere infrastructure remotely on your phone. Discover diagnostic information about any alerts on your VMs using VMware Knowledge Base Articles and the web. Remediate problems from your phone by using power operations or delegate the problem to someone on your team back at the datacenter. IMPORTANT NOTE: A VMware vSphere installation (5.0 and above) is required to use VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist. Access to…

     

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    VMware Technology Alliance Partner Blog: vCloud Hybrid Service Track for ISVs (http://blogs.vmware.com/tap/?p=834)Please join us at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX ) at Moscone for informative sessions specifically designed for ISVs interested in vCloud Hybrid Service. We have four breakout sessions specifically to meet your needs as an ISV. We would also like to meet you during our Open House. • Accelerate your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Business with vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) (TEX 3119) • Everything you need to know to maximize your revenue with vCloud Hybrid Service – TAP Focused (TEX 3211) • Tier 1…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Which vSCSI controller should I choose for performance? (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=11658)I wrote a blog article in Oct 2010 on this same topic that is still frequently referenced today so I figure it was due for an update. So what should I choose as my vSCSI controller and what are the differences between them? First, it’s important to remind everyone that when you select the Guest OS for a new virtual machine this automatically makes a selection for which vSCSI controller to use based on what drivers are available in the OS distribution.  So be sure to select the correct Guest OS to…

     

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    VMware Hands On Labs Blog: The Many Clouds of Hands-on Labs (http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=646)Behind the scenes of VMware’s Hands-on Labs, there is a lot of “care and feeding” of the lab infrastructure, manuals, and the lab environments themselves. You might be surprised at how much opportunity there is for things to stop working, even in environments that have been precisely configured and then effectively frozen in time. For example, SSL certificates and password expiration policies are the bane of my existence… On a call at the end of 2013, I demonstrated some of my maintenance…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: BCDR Strategy: Three Critical Questions (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1277)By Jeremy Carter , VMware Senior Consultant Organizations in every industry are increasingly dependent on technology, making increased resiliency and decreased downtime a critical priority. In fact, Forrester cites resiliency as the number three overall infrastructure priority this year. A business continuity solution that utilizes the virtual infrastructure, like the one VMware offers, can greatly simplify the process, though IT still needs to understand how all the pieces of their business continuity…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: 4 Ways to Build Better Roadmaps (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1863)By Barton Kaplan Roadmaps are uniquely leverageable tools for IT leaders. They can be used to drive consensus among stakeholders, bridge strategic and operating plans, and provide a framework for multiyear investment decisions. But the current state of practice leaves a lot to be desired. According to a recent poll from best practices firm CEB [1] , 70 percent of IT professionals are either ‘somewhat’ or ‘highly dissatisfied’ with their roadmaps; only 3 percent are highly satisfied. In my…

     

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    Startup News Flash part 13 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14348)Edition 13 of the Startup News Flash already. This week is VMware Partner Exchange 2014 so I expected some announcements to be made. There were a couple of announcements the last week(s) which I felt were worth highlighting. There is one that is not really a startup, but I figured should at least be included […] " Startup News Flash part 13 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Virtual SAN (related) PEX Updates (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14336)I am at VMware Partner Exchange this week and there and figured I would share some of the Virtual SAN related updates. 6th of March their is an online Virtual SAN event with Pat Gelsinger, Ben Fathi and John Gilmartin… Make sure to register for it! Ben Fathi (VMware CTO) stated that VSAN will be […] " Virtual SAN (related) PEX Updates " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Operational simplicity through Flash (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14333)A couple of weeks back I had to honor to be one of the panel members at the opening of the Pure Storage office in the Benelux. The topic of course was flash, and the primary discussion around the benefits. The next day I tweeted a quote of one of the answers I gave during […] " Operational simplicity through Flash " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    BLAST Windows Apps to your Chromebook (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12180)In September 2011 VMware gave us a sneak peek at Project AppBlast and with VMware Horizon View we can use AppBlast technology to access desktops using a HTML5 compatible browse. But as of today we can experience the true power of AppBlast. Today VMware and Google announced a new service to deliver Windows applications to Google Chromebooks. Google and VMware today announced that they are working together to make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterprise to access Windows applications and the…

     

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    VSAN Availability is Known – March 2014, and shall have up to 16 nodes support (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33922)VMware VSAN shall be released in March 2014. This is close! We’re already in Mid-February. VMware VSAN is currently in public Beta and all beta customers can apply for 20% discount. It’s limited time discount on any product purchase of 10 licenses or more. (valid until June 2014). VMware VSAN is licensed per CPU. If […] Read the full post VSAN Availability is Known – March 2014, and shall have up to 16 nodes support at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every…

     

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    vSphere Mobile Watchlist – Mobile app to manage critical VMs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33917)New application for Android or IOs allows to monitor and remediate problems detected on your vSphere 5.x infrastructure. It took my attention and I’m interested on what it does and how to use it. A screenshot from my phone showing the login screen. I have a new phone, it’s Galaxy Note 3. Reasons why I […] Read the full post vSphere Mobile Watchlist – Mobile app to manage critical VMs at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should…

     

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    VCAP5-DCA status: passed! (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33908)This came as a very good news for me this morning as I just received a good news from VMware Certification about my VCAP5-DCA exam score report! Passed. This completes my second VCAP exam – VCAP5-DCD which I passed during my Lisboa’s stay in November last year. This was my second attempt for the VCAP5-DCA exam […] Read the full post VCAP5-DCA status: passed! at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know

     

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    (Ultimate) vSphere Monitoring and Performance (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33885)Yeah. Catchy title he? Yes, because the PDF which is behind is also exceptional, IMHO, and needs some good spotlight. The document in question is called vSphere Monitoring and Performance and it’s been released by VMware to give VMware admins good deep informations for monitoring and performance of vSphere 5.5. The document has  175 pages and […] Read the full post (Ultimate) vSphere Monitoring and Performance at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization…

     

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    VMware vExpert Program now with quarterly nominations (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=33900)vExpert program nominations is here again. This year change is that new vExperts can get nominated through the year and every quarter the application will be re-examined to perhaps let you in. The are now quarterly nominations into the 2014 vExpert program. We will leave the application open year round and at the end of […] Read the full post VMware vExpert Program now with quarterly nominations at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator…

     

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    Access your Live Nutanix Demo environment (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5889)One of Nutanix partners (DH Technologies) created an instant on-demand Nutanix demo. The demo gives users the ability to test drive a real Nutanix environment and get hand-on with the PRISM UI.   After signing-up for the demo you will receive a welcome email with an invite to test drive a Nutanix Powered Virtual Desktop. Once you … Continue reading »

     

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    Cloning and Powering VMs on Nutanix with VAAI [Video] (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5876)I was given a Nutanix cluster to learn about the product, features and interoperability. During the installation and configuration process I recorded videos to demonstrate how simple and easy Nutanix really is. While I believe Nutanix biggest features are the web-scale properties (I will discuss more later), such as true linear scale-out performance and shared nothing … Continue reading »

     

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    Software-Defined Storage FOR DUMMIES [eBook] (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=5869)Nutanix just-released a book is entitled “Software-Defined Storage for Dummies” and is written by industry expert Scott D. Lowe (@otherscottlowe) and Nutanix’s own Greg Smith. The book is presented from a vendor-agnostic perspective, focusing on the topic of software-defined storage and the emerging trends and technologies behind it. The book showcases the possibilities of web-scale … Continue reading »

     

 

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How to change your default account in My VMware (2071131)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to create a folder in My VMware (2071460)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to delete a folder in My VMware (2071462)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to find a folder in My VMware (2071464)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to move a folder in My VMware (2071465)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to rename a folder in My VMware (2071466)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to request a transfer of legal ownership to another company (2071469)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
How to correct an order that has been delivered incorrectly (2071505)
Date Published: 2/3/2014

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Rising virtual machine system security software V1.0.0.0 integration with VMware vShield Endpoint 5.1 (2071636)
Date Published: 2/4/2014
VMware vFabric products to Pivotal product fulfillment (2071790)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware ESX
Windows virtual machine event log reports the error: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued (2063346)
Date Published: 2/7/2014
Configuring an ESX/ESXi host to restart after crashing with a purple diagnostic screen (2042500)
Date Published: 2/7/2014
Duplicate ESX host and resources are created in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server 5.0 when VMware ESXi 4.1 is upgraded to ESXi 5.1 (2054949)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware ESXi
After disabling traffic for the management network on an ESXi host, it re-enables after rebooting the host (2017144)
Date Published: 2/7/2014
SSD Device presented as a SAN LUN is claimed by an incorrect SATP VMW_SATP_LOCAL instead of the correct SATP VMW_SATP_ALUA in ESXi 5.x (2041905)
Date Published: 2/4/2014
Windows Server 2012 not listed in guest operating system list in ESXi or vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1 (2061322)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
Troubleshooting slow memory performance in a virtual machine (2064036)
Date Published: 2/7/2014
ESX and ESXi host time keeping Best Practices (2004453)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
Applying a host profile in ESXi 5.1.x/ vCenter Server 5.1.x fails with error message: A general system error occurred (2048555)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

VMware Horizon View
After upgrade to Horizon View 5.3 Connection Server, the View Administrator UI is unavailable (2071589)
Date Published: 2/5/2014
Intermittent connection problems occur when browsing to View Administrator with Internet Explorer 8 (2071893)
Date Published: 2/5/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
Using Auto-Generated SSL Certificates to change the Horizon Workspace 1.x FQDN (2062074)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

VMware IT Business Management Suite
Unable to navigate from Performance to Agreement revision when All is clicked (2071231)
Date Published: 2/4/2014
Unable to restore a VMware IT Business Management Suite Flow to a previous version (2071661)
Date Published: 2/7/2014

VMware Server
VMware Update Manager fails to create a baseline with Oracle ODBC 32 bits version 11.2.0.3 (2071375)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5.x affected by database deadlocks after upgrading to version 2.5.1 (2058299)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

VMware vCenter Log Insight
Active Directory Authentication in vCenter Log Insight (2069086)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server database grows excessively after upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 5.1 (2058670)
Date Published: 2/5/2014
Joining ESXi host to Active Directory using vSphere Authentication Proxy fails with the error: The specified vSphere Authentication Proxy Server is not reachable, or has denied access to the service (2058689)
Date Published: 2/4/2014
Upgrade from vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 fails due to missing/inaccessible package (2063566)
Date Published: 2/7/2014
Keystrokes typed in to the vSphere Web Client console of a MAX OS X virtual machine do not translate correctly (2071245)
Date Published: 2/3/2014

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.6 fails to install correctly on a localized system (2071739)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Resizing virtual machine disk files that are protected by vSphere replication (2042790)
Date Published: 2/7/2014

VMware vCenter Update Manager
VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.5 fails to download the latest metadata and create default baselines when using an Oracle database (2069247)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
In OpenStack, a Linux machine may show as On in IaaS but may not be accessible to the consumer as the machine is waiting for input to complete provisioning (2065872)
Date Published: 2/6/2014
Reprovisioned and reconfigured machine tasks show completed in the catalog even though the tasks are in progress in VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 IaaS (2065873)
Date Published: 2/6/2014
You receive an Internal Error when you click on the green plus icon to add an Advanced Services Endpoint. (2065892)
Date Published: 2/7/2014
When connecting the VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Appliance to the Identity Appliance, you see the error: ‘Error communicating to the remote server’. (2065893)
Date Published: 2/7/2014

VMware vCloud Director
Ubuntu Guest operating system customization is not applying DNS settings in VMware vCloud Director 5.1.x (2042181)
Date Published: 2/3/2014
Keytool error:java.lang.Exception: Failed to establish chain from reply (2010375)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
A host reboot is required to complete agent VIB installation in VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.x (2056077)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
Summary counts portlet shows resource number instead of name in settings (2053883)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware vFabric tc Server
VMware vFabric Product Rebranding Initiative (2071952)
Date Published: 2/6/2014

VMware VirtualCenter
Versions of Active Directory supported in VMware vCenter Server (2071592)
Date Published: 2/7/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection
Cannot add client to VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1/5.5 appliance while creating or editing a backup job (2059866)
Date Published: 2/7/2014

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) Networking Etherchannel/Portchannel (2039964)
Date Published: 2/4/2014

 

 

 

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