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VMware Newsletter 6.17

Posted by nisserow May 8, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, after a few weeks of school holidays and long weekend many of you will be back into the full swing of things again. It was great to get a full week without any interruptions and able to work on some of my projects that many of you will know I am working on.

 

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Have a fantastic week everyone.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

Local Events (BRISBANE)

- VMUG Thursday 8 May

 

Local Training Classes

Tinyurl.com/au7z3cr

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] 19-23 May

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] 26-30 May
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]
02 - 05 June


VMware Bloggers

 

  • VMware Cloud Ops Blog: To Succeed in the Cloud, CIOs Must Look Beyond Technology (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=902)By Paul Chapman, VMware Vice President Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations I’ve watched with interest as cloud solutions and services have matured in recent years to offer more agility, cost optimization, security, and quality of service for the full range of enterprise needs. Yet I continue to see many businesses adopt cloud services in an ad hoc—rather than holistic—fashion. This is often driven by business leaders who feel the systems they need can not be delivered fast enough by corporate…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: Competing with Shadow IT (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1977)By Daryl Bishop Over the last few years, business units have increasingly been bypassing IT and ordering services directly from external service providers (e.g., SaaS applications and cloud IaaS services). IT has been largely oblivious to this threat, believing that the business will continue to rely on IT for technology services. We’re now seeing the next stage of shadow IT with business openly bypassing IT, in fact the business model for some external providers is now purposely built around dealing…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: VMware is Ready to Shake Up the Cloud at EMC World 2014! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3468)The VMware vCloud Hybrid Service team is looking forward to this year’s EMC World! We’ll be front-and-center at EMC World, hosting breakout sessions, booth demos and keynote addresses throughout the conference. We’re also participating in a live three-day demonstration on the show floor where attendees will be able to watch a hybrid cloud – featuring vCloud Hybrid Service –  being built from scratch! If you’re attending EMC World, here’s a rundown of what you won’t want to miss: Build a…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: Weekly News Recap, May 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2493)VMware News VMware received recognition for its visionary approach this week in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. In fact, VMware had the highest rating for Completeness of Vision. In his post on the VMware Company Blog, “NSX Vision: Validated!”, Chris Wolf writes, “We believe this level of recognition is remarkable considering […]

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: Quick Tip: vSphere Auto Deploy Reverse Web Proxy Caching (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1415)

     

    By Ryan Johnson Lately, I’ve been working with a customer on a vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 Auto Deploy environment. The environment is rather large, and each pod of compute/storage requires localized access to the ESXi VIBs during the boot process. This falls in line with the best practice outlined in the VMware vSphere Installation and Setup Guide .
 Auto Deploy Load Management Best Practice Simultaneously booting large numbers of hosts places a significant load on the Auto Deploy server. Because Auto Deploy…
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    VMware vCloud Blog: Get Your Cloud Budget Under Control With VMware Cloud Credits (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3451)Scaling your public and hybrid cloud to meet business demands shouldn’t be a pain. Luckily, with VMware Cloud Credits , you can purchase and manage spending in one transaction through your MyVMware account! The VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program provides you with the means to make cost-effective VMware purchases while giving you greater visibility and cost control of your public and hybrid cloud deployments. It’s the easiest way to on-ramp to the cloud, enabling your company to utilize the cloud…

     

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    Virtual Reality: Debunking Myths About vSphere Data Protection (http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/?p=613)The release of VMware’s vSphere Data Protection 5.5 (VDP) seems to have caused a stir in the virtual backup industry. It appears we have hit a soft spot with some of the other vendors offering backup solutions for vSphere and have seen some confusing messaging coming from our partners/competitors in this market. While we’re certainly proud of the technology partner ecosystem built around VMware solutions I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight on vSphere Data Protection. The…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Zero Lead-Time Computer “Hardware” (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3447)By Chris De Vere Let me share an idea with you: The manufacturers of all products have the same problem regarding delivery lead-time: How can I get my products to my customers when they want them? The traditional approach is to use a two tier distribution model: a wholesaler who buys in bulk from the manufacturer; and a retailer who uses his understanding of his customer to stock the items that he believes his customer will purchase. There are three problems that I see with this approach: the first is the…

     

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    VMware Security Blog: Updated VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0002.2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1092)Today VMware has released the following updated security advisory: VMSA-2014-0002.2 The advisory was updated to document the release of an ESXi 5.1 patch that addresses 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. The ESXi 5.1 patches released today are not related to the OpenSSL Heartbleed issue ( ESXi 5.1 and below are not affected by this issue ). The…

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: Bringing VMware and AirWatch together (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2712)AirWatch is our biggest acquisition ever and as you can imagine, customers and partners alike are eager to hear how we plan to integrate it into VMware.  Specifically, how are we going to bring the two traditionally separate silos of desktop and mobile together? To help explain our vision for uniting VMware and AirWatch, we released a video describing our architecture and technology integration plans.  Definitely watch the video to learn more, and the rest of this blog will give you a summary of our…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Intro to Storage Resource Management (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12501)Most customers are aware of and are utilizing vSphere’s Resource Management capabilities in regards to compute and memory. On the contrary many of our customers, even the ones who own the licenses, aren’t utilizing the resource management capabilities on the storage side. Talking to quite a few customers, it seems to be an education issue. They simply don’t know what the features do or that they exist in the first place. The following video is meant to demonstrate the capabilities the vSphere…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: NSX Vision: Validated! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2486)VMware has been on a journey to bring the same benefits of server virtualization to the network for over a decade, starting with virtual switches, accelerating to our vCloud Networking and Security suite, and culminating with our 2012 Nicira acquisition and launch of our VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform. In the new Gartner Magic Quadrant […]

     

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    Office of the CTO Blogs: Be the Better Choice (http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2705)Aaron Sweemer entered a data center for the first time early in 1996 when he worked part-time as an intern while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to typical intern tasks, like getting coffee and doughnuts for everyone, Aaron was afforded the opportunity work on some pretty powerful and expensive hardware, such as Tandem NonStop Systems. It is also where Aaron first got his hands on technologies like Linux, PERL and Cisco. He soon discovered that he…

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Virtual SAN Training for World-Class Storage (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4065)Virtual SAN is a hot topic lately, and for good reason.  “Significant technological advancement” and “the standard bearer for a new class of storage solutions that promise to revolutionize how the world buys storage” –  that’s what the judges at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas, said when they awarded first place in the Storage category to  VMware® Virtual SAN™ . But the accolades don’t stop there – Virtual SAN also won the Best of Interop Audience Choice Award. Why has Virtual SAN turned so…

     

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    vCenter Orchestrator Blog: vCO Spring Plug-in season is here! (http://blogs.vmware.com/orchestrator/?p=634)The Spring is here along with the season gifts from vCenter Orchestrator Team just in time for Easter.  The holiday plug-in bundle comes with quite a few new integrations and major updates. vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1 vCenter Orchestrator  became  an integral part of vCloud automation center since version 6.0, playing a major role of an unified integration layer and XaaS engine.  In order to better serve the extensibility story of vCAC VMware released  vCenter…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: CIOs Need to Restructure to Deliver Today’s Innovations (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1964)No doubt you’ve heard the argument that CIOs are merely technology brokers who “don’t matter” in the world of digital business. We all know that the opposite is true: CIOs who understand the intersection of business and technology matter more than ever. What also matters is that you understand when it’s time to change your organization to meet the needs of the business. Take a moment to check out this InformationWeek report , which provides practical advice on when and why to restructure, what…

     

External Bloggers

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    Re: SFD5 event and negativity / respect (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14884)Storage Field Day was hosted last week, and I typically like these events. Mainly because they have start-ups presenting their new technology and I like the flow of the sessions typically. I also like the interaction between the “delegates” and the vendors, well at times I do. There were several blog posts on the topic […] " Re: SFD5 event and negativity / respect " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    HP Proliant Firmware Update Potential NIC Issue (http://techhead.co/?p=7819)I like to ensure my home lab servers firmware revisions are up to date from time to time and noticed this recent HP advisory (c04258304: dated 18th April 2014) warning about a possible issue when performing a latest firmware update to some models of HP Proliant servers, which are running particular Broadcom based network cards. […]

     

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    Hello World… (http://techhead.co/?p=7805)Well, you may (or may not ) have noticed that it’s been a while since I wrote my last blog post.  The past few months have certainly been “interesting” for me as I’ve been working through a unexpected health scare.  After undergoing treatment I am now popping out the other side of things with only […]

     

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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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    Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.4 Product Review (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34695)Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) 7.4 for VMware vSphere and Hyper-V is a newly released version of Unitrend’s Enterprise backup solution. The product brings a very innovative set of features that offer additional functionality to a product that is already packed with benefits that enable you to reliably protect enterprise workloads. But before diving into each […] Read the full post Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.4 Product Review at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make…

     

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    VeeamON 2014 – Veeam’s First Datacenter Availability Conference (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34676)Veeam just announced that will be holding a Datacenter Availability Conference in October 6-9, 2014 in Las Vegas. Wow. The conference will have general sessions, technical breakouts and expo lounge. There will also be labs and certifications running during the 4 days event. It will be possible to get certified as Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) at […] Read the full post VeeamON 2014 – Veeam’s First Datacenter Availability Conference at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions -…

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5] – Free 60 min training (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34671)New Free training from VMware Education has been announced – VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5]. This training is about VSAN and has four modules where you’ll learn about use cases, interoperability, DR, management but also you’ll have the possibility to see enabling VSAN clusters, create disk groups, storage policies and how to expand VSAN clusters. […] Read the full post VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5] – Free 60 min training at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere…

     

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    VMware Converter Standalone 5.5.1 With VSAN support and more (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34665)The latest release of VMware Converter Standalone 5.5.1 is available since few days. It’s a build 1682692 and you can download it from here. It’s a maintenance release which fixed several bugs, but with a bonus added a support for VMware VSAN. You can check out the release notes from this page. VMware Converter standalone adds those new […] Read the full post VMware Converter Standalone 5.5.1 With VSAN support and more at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your…

     

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    Tips for defining your BYOD policy (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=539)Whilst defining your BYOD policy, you might miss some important requirements to producing a document that will help guide your employees when they use their own device for work purposes. More organisations around the world are now providing an allowance to employees to allow them to buy their own consumer devices, however there is an […] The post Tips for defining your BYOD policy appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

 

KB Articles

 

New KB articles published for week ending 4/26/14

VMware ESXi
Adding disks with errors to a disk group (2075379)
Date Published: 4/22/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5 installation fails with a purple diagnostic screen and error: Heap FastSlabHeap already at its maximum size. Cannot expand. (2076553)
Date Published: 4/21/2014
Utilizing Rapid7’s Nexpose Vulnerability Manager with VMware NSX platform for scanning virtualized assets (2077179)
Date Published: 4/24/2014

VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion update in response to CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability (2076803)
Date Published: 4/25/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1.0 workflows marked as failed (2076530)
Date Published: 4/22/2014
The vCenter Orchestrator workflow you run might fail if you have execution rights on the workflow, but do not have execution rights on a specific action called by this workflow (2077210)
Date Published: 4/25/2014

VMware vCenter Server
SSD not available to add as backing for VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache (2065563)
Date Published: 4/24/2014
vMotion using the vSphere Web Client fails with error: Permission to perform this operation was denied (2075240)
Date Published: 4/22/2014
Deleting orphaned database jobs (2059714)
Date Published: 4/23/2014
VMware vCenter Server alarm Datastore Usage on Disk fails to respond after threshold exceeded (2076157)
Date Published: 4/24/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager recovery plan fails to complete (2072798)
Date Published: 4/22/2014

VMware vCloud API
Including the metadata field in records returned by the vCloud Director QueryService API and filtering records based on the metadata field (2077217)
Date Published: 4/25/2014

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Plugin cannot connect to vCHS virtual private cloud (2075666)
Date Published: 4/25/2014

VMware vSphere Web Client
Unable to mount ISO image to a virtual machine using vSphere Web Client on Mac OS X (2076792)
Date Published: 4/24/2014
Unable to use mouse cursor within a virtual machine console through the vSphere Web Client on Mac OS X (2076794)
Date Published: 4/24/2014

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VMware Newsletter 6.16

Posted by nisserow May 8, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, I hope that you had an awesome Easter long weekend and break last week. In Australia we had another short week with Friday being ANZAC day. With a 3 day week it does make it tough to see all my customers and get all of my work done without cheating and working on the weekend.

 

My travels into the world of ITBM has been slow of late but I am still hoping to get more in depth on this. I have spent quite a bit of time on one of my favourite products however vCops (vCenter Operations) and as usual this product has shown me how good operations management can be when we work with a solution that provides an intelligent way to work with complex and an often dating amount of data. If you are not working with this solution yet I suggest you check it out. There is a version to suit everyone.

 

Have a great week next week with presumably most things back to normal for most of us with the Easter break over.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

Local Events (BRISBANE)

 

Local Training Classes

Tinyurl.com/au7z3cr

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5] 05-09 May

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] 12-16 May

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] 19-23 May

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] 26-30 May

 

VMware Bloggers

 

  • VMware Support Insider: Patching ESXi 5.5 for Heartbleed without installing Update 1 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6159)On April 19th, VMware released a series of patches for ESX 5.5 and ESX 5.5 Update 1 to re-mediate the CVE dubbed “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0076 and CVE-2014-0160). VMware also recently announced that there was an issue in the newest version of ESXi 5.5 (Update 1 and later), which can cause difficulties communicating with NFS storage. This NFS issue is still being investigated, and customers are encouraged to subscribe to KB article: Intermittent NFS APDs on ESXi 5.5 U1 (2076392) for updates. Due to the…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: VMware Weekly News Recap, April 25 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2469)VMware News In VMware news this week, VMware announced strong financial results for the first quarter of 2014 – a reflection of VMware’s unique position in helping customers transform their IT infrastructure.  In summary, VMware reported: Year-over-Year Revenue Growth of 14% to $1.36 Billion Year-over-Year Revenue Growth of 18% excluding Pivotal and divestitures in 2013 […]

     

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    VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Configuration Management in the Cloud (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=877)by Kai Holthaus “The Cloud” is one of the biggest paradigm shifts in the IT world. Instead of provisioning physical hardware in a physical data center and then managing applications running on the physical hardware, virtualization has allowed IT organizations to decouple logical infrastructure from physical infrastructure, and thereby deliver new-found flexibility to provide and manage value-add services. Additionally, IT organizations can now provision the cloud infrastructure itself, along with the…

     

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    VMware for Small-Medium Business Blog: The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2767)The Advantages of vSphere with Operations Management It’s come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management. Let’s clear things up: As vSphere environments have grown in size, it’s become increasingly important to efficiently manage virtualized capacity and monitor performance. This is why VMware introduced the product called vSphere with Operations Management. As the name implies, it combines the vSphere…

     

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    Workstation Zealot: Celebrate Earth Day and save on VMware Workstation (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=1272)Go green—consolidate your PCs into one with VMware Workstation 10 Virtualization is a green choice because the technology allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical computer. Reduce hardware and energy costs by consolidating your PCs with VMware Workstation, winner of more than 50 industry awards. Make a green choice and save up to 20% on VMware Workstation 10: Buy Workstation 10 and save 20% off Regular List Price Upgrade to Workstation 10 and save 20% off Regular List Price This…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Distributed Switch – Network Monitoring (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12475)When users adopt the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) there is a whole new level to monitoring that becomes available that’s not possible with our vSphere Standard Switch. Industry standard tools such as Port Mirroring and Netflow and our own VDS monitoring called Health Check. These powerful tools not only help to troubleshoot issues or monitor traffic but help to ensure you don’t have issues to begin with. The following videos and Product Walkthroughs demonstrate how to enable and use these…

     

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    Team Fusion: Celebrate Earth Day and save on VMware FusionGo green—consolidate all your PCs into one with Fusion Virtualization is a green choice because the technology allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical computer. When using Fusion 6 to run Windows on your Mac, you eliminate the need to have two computers, saving on energy costs and reducing your carbon footprint. And, since Fusion 6 is optimized to give you fast performance while efficiently utilizing your Mac’s battery power, you save even more. Make a green choice and save up to…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: OVF upload browser plug-in vulnerability (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3411)As VMware previously noted in KB 2076225 , a component called ovftool is vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. This tool is included in a browser plug-in used to upload OVF files (virtual machines) to vCloud Director 5.6, as used in vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). The affected component, the “VMware Client integration plug in 5.5”, can be downloaded if you choose to directly upload an OVF file using the vCloud Director user interface. To remediate, close your browser and uninstall the plug-in. The…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: How to Set Up a BYOD/Mobility Policy (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1391)By TJ Vatsa, Principal Architect, VMware Americas Professional Services Organization Smart phones have surpassed one billion worldwide for the first time in 2012 and that number will likely double by 2015, says Bloomberg . Smart phone sales are even surpassing desktop and laptop sales, according to IDC’s Worldwide Smart Connected Device Forecast Data . Rolling out a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy and infrastructure to handle the influx of personal devices can be a harrowing journey if it’s not…

     

External Bloggers

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    PernixData feature announcements during Storage Field Day (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14861)During Storage Field Day today PernixData announced a whole bunch of features that they are working on and will be released in the near future. In my opinion there were four major features announced: Support for NFS Network Compression Distributed Fault Tolerant Memory Topology Awareness Lets go over these one by one: Support for NFS […] " PernixData feature announcements during Storage Field Day " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Heartbleed Security Bug fixes for VMware (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14850)It seems to be patch Saturday as today a whole bunch of updates of products were released. All of these updates relate to the heartbleed security bug fix. There is no point in listing every single product as I assume you all know the VMware download page by now, but I do want to link […] " Heartbleed Security Bug fixes for VMware " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Alert: vSphere 5.5 U1 and NFS issue! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14839)Some had already reported on this on twitter and the various blog posts but I had to wait until I received the green light from our KB/GSS team. An issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. (NFS volumes include VSA datastores.) This […] " Alert: vSphere 5.5 U1 and NFS issue! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Completely Dismissing the FUD against Nutanix! (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6273)It seems that spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) in the storage industry is in vogue once again and I also want to take the opportunity to completely dismiss some of the FUD that storage solution vendors are trying to spread into the software-defined-storage market, and in particular about Nutanix. Nutanix being the major disruptor … Continue reading »

     

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    VDI Calculator v5.7 Release (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6266)Today I am announcing the General Availability of the new VDI Calculator v5.7. This is a small update that introduces support for the Nutanix NX-7000 series and Italian language. There is also introduction of a high memory utilization warning that is automatically triggered when RAM consumption goes beyond the maximum Nutanix appliance limit. When Nutanix calculation … Continue reading »

     

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    Nutanix 4.0 PowerShell has Full Feature Coverage (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6201)One of the big new things for workflows and automation in Nutanix NOS 4.0 are the PowerShell cmdlets to interact with the Nutanix API’s. The POSH library covers the entire extent and functionality of the Nutanix GUI. Basically, anything that can be done via GUI can also be done via REST and can also be done … Continue reading »

     

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    Network connection lost after vCSA restore (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12300)Today we encountered a strange error after restoring a vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) in our vCloud Director environment. You would expect that a restore of a virtual machine would return it to its original state at the time of the back-up.  As it turns out this is not the case when restoring a vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA), vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Appliance or vSphere Management Assistant (vMA). The first thing we noticed was that it took a very long time (10 minutes) for the vCenter Server…

     

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    Nakivo backup & replication v4.0 released (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12266)Today Nakivo announced the release of their fourth version for backup & replication. Nakivo backup & replication is build for handeling virtual infrastructures and is certified by VMware. The product works agentless and is meant for both onsite and offsite backup of virtual machines. The new version of backup & recovery includes: Instantly browse, search, and recover Microsoft Exchange objects – such as emails – directly from compressed and deduplicated VMware VM backups, without the need to…

     

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    VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12275)A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be able to do any IO to the datastore. This will result in a BSOD for Windows virtual machine and read-only filesystems for Linux guests. Last friday we encountered this ourselves and already got the confirmation from VMware…

     

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    Infiniband in the homelab – the missing piece for VMware VSAN (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34654)The first time I ever touched this amazing (and cheap) network technology called Infiniband, it was a while ago when setting up an back-end storage network (without a IB switch) between two hosts. You could probably see the exploit in my article here - Homelab Storage Network Speedup with …. Infiniband, together with a short video. The HCAs […] Read the full post Infiniband in the homelab – the missing piece for VMware VSAN at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make…

     

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    vSphere Mobile Watchlist update – now with host monitoring and remediation too (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34642)vSphere Mobile Watchlist app got a nice update which allows you to add hosts to your list of monitored objects. I have already wrote some details about this app, the ability to create a list of critical VMs which needs to be up no matter where you are, but just to remind you, the vSphere […] Read the full post vSphere Mobile Watchlist update – now with host monitoring and remediation too at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    VMware Workstation 10.0.2 – maintenance release with performance improvements (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34618)There is a new release of VMware Workstation 10.0.2 which has been pushed out since few days, which is a maintenance release. As it’s maintenance release it does not bring any new features, but has some interesting performance improvements. For example the E1000e driver use in a VMs got a performance improvement or the easy […] Read the full post VMware Workstation 10.0.2 – maintenance release with performance improvements at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your…

     

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    Nakivo 4 Released with Exchange Objects Recovery, Log Truncation and backup verification (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34625)Nakivo 4.0 GA version has been released today bringing a feature that not every backup product offers out of the box – Exchange Objects recovery. Where some backup products needs agents in an Exchange Sever VM and others simply do not offer individual Exchange Objects recovery, Nakivo brings this feature to the backup market today. I […] Read the full post Nakivo 4 Released with Exchange Objects Recovery, Log Truncation and backup verification at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere…

     

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    vCenter Server 5.5 U1a released fixing Heartbleed (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34607)VMware has rolled out new update on vCenter server 5.5 U1a. This update fixes a Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL third party library. HearbleThere are no new features in this release and only vCenter server and vCenter server appliance are on the list of updated products. The bug was affecting a Windows based vCenter server and […] Read the full post vCenter Server 5.5 U1a released fixing Heartbleed at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Manual access to Windows Update (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=537)A situation happened with me today that I wanted to share – I was trying to update Windows 8.1 to Update 1, on a laptop that has a screen resolution of lower than 1024×768. If you don’t know the significance of this, it means that I can’t run any Metro style apps – which includes […] The post Manual access to Windows Update appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

 

KB Articles

VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201404001 (2076120)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201404401-SG: Updates esx-base (2076121)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
Error occurs after upgrading from 5.0 U1 to 5.1 U1 using vSphere Update Manager (2076206)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
Frequent NFS APDs after upgrading ESXi to 5.5 U1 (2076392)
Date Published: 4/18/2014
ISO image entry might not be removed from the VMX file after installing VMware Tools on a virtual machine (2076512)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
Windows 2008 R2 and Solaris 10 64-bit virtual machines blue screen or kernel panic when running on ESXi 5.x with an Intel E5 v2 series processor (2073791)
Date Published: 4/17/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201404402-BG: Updates tools-light (2076122)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201404403-BG: Updates lsi-mr3 (2076123)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard (2076124)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-no-tools (2076125)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201404020 (2076586)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201404420-SG: Updates esx-base (2076589)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20140401020s-standard (2076590)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20140401020s-no-tools (2076591)
Date Published: 4/19/2014

VMware Horizon View
VMware Horizon View and the Heartbleed Bug (2076796)
Date Published: 4/18/2014

VMware Horizon Workspace
Remediation steps on critical updates to Horizon Workspace Server regarding CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability (2076551)
Date Published: 4/15/2014
Remediation steps for critical updates to Horizon Workspace Clients regarding CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability (2076783)
Date Published: 4/18/2014

VMware vCenter Server
VMware vCenter Server 4.x/5.x inventory fails with a system error (2076164)
Date Published: 4/14/2014
Resolving OpenSSL Heartbleed for ESXi 5.5 – CVE-2014-0160 (2076665)
Date Published: 4/19/2014
Resolving OpenSSL Heartbleed for VMware vCenter Server 5.5 (2076692)
Date Published: 4/20/2014

VMware vCenter Support Assistant
VMware vCenter Support Assistant 5.5 unable to collect/upload logs from an ESXi 5.1.x host (2076185)
Date Published: 4/15/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server
vCloud Automation Center 6.0.x tenants become inaccessible and identity stores disappear (2075011)
Date Published: 4/18/2014
Remediation steps for critical updates to vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1 regarding CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability (2076869)
Date Published: 4/19/2014

VMware vCloud Connector
Standard Virtual Switch with “VM Network” port group required when you copy to vSphere (2076239)
Date Published: 4/14/2014

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
Upgrading a vShield Networking and Security Edge device in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) (2073381)
Date Published: 4/17/2014

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
Upgrading to vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.4 best practices (2076531)
Date Published: 4/17/2014
Best practices for upgrading to VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.2 (2076534)
Date Published: 4/17/2014

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager to VMware vCenter Hyperic Fulfillment (2076667)
Date Published: 4/16/2014

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
Resolving the CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) security vulnerability for Big Data Extensions 1.1 (2076855)
Date Published: 4/19/2014

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VMware Newsletter 6.15

Posted by nisserow May 8, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone. I hope that you have all enjoyed the Easter break. I certainly have, it has been a great time to spend with Family and Friends. I must admit to eating more than my fair share of chocolate this weekend and awesome food and having loads of fun but that is what having bait of time off is for. With that in mind this weeks newsletter is a few days later than usual to coincide with the public holiday and allow me to get as much news to you as possible.

 

Please take particular note of the Heartbleed announcements and updates that VMware have been providing and ensure that  you are discussing these with your teams and VMware as appropriate. As a reminder the link to the Heartbleed KB is here and has had updates for VMware solutions throughout the week as promised.:

 

 

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

 

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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] 28-02 May

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5] 05-09 May

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] 19-23 May

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] 26-30 May

VMware Bloggers

 

  • VMware vCloud Blog: OVF upload browser plug-in vulnerability (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3411)As VMware previously noted in KB 2076225 , a component called ovftool is vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. This tool is included in a browser plug-in used to upload OVF files (virtual machines) to vCloud Director 5.6, as used in vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). The affected component, the “VMware Client integration plug in 5.5”, can be downloaded if you choose to directly upload an OVF file using the vCloud Director user interface. To remediate, close your browser and uninstall the plug-in. The…

     

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    VMware Consulting Blog: How to Set Up a BYOD/Mobility Policy (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1391)By TJ Vatsa, Principal Architect, VMware Americas Professional Services Organization Smart phones have surpassed one billion worldwide for the first time in 2012 and that number will likely double by 2015, says Bloomberg . Smart phone sales are even surpassing desktop and laptop sales, according to IDC’s Worldwide Smart Connected Device Forecast Data . Rolling out a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy and infrastructure to handle the influx of personal devices can be a harrowing journey if it’s not…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Safely Expanding Access to Applications (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5700)Guest blog by Lori Mac Vittie, Senior Product Manager, Emerging Technologies #F5, #VMwareCloud and #Horizon6 are forcing us to think about access to what matters: applications. The industry often talks about how the data center perimeter is expanding, necessarily, due to technological shifts such as cloud and mobility and BYOD.  But that isn’t really the case. If you look closely, you’ll see that the perimeter is actually shrinking, getting tighter and tighter around the data center. With just…

     

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    VMware Accelerate: CIO Survey Gives 4 Tips to Tech Execs (http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=1956)This infographic distills InformationWeek’s 2014 Strategic CIO Survey results into top focus areas. Perhaps not surprisingly, for IT execs, cutting costs ranks at the top of the list. What else keeps your peers awake at night? Speed to market, insufficient budgets, and the skills gap. Scroll through the entire image for a final section of practical advice, and share your thoughts and tips in the comments.

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Unidesk Brings Enhanced VDI Management to Horizon 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5694)Guest blog by Tom Rose, Chief Marketing Officer, Unidesk Corporation Was it a coincidence that a new version of Unidesk was announced the same day as VMware Horizon 6 ?  Or course not!  Over 600 customers are using VMware Horizon with Unidesk, making us IT’s most popular virtual desktop infrastructure/management combo.  Together, VMware Horizon and Unidesk simplify virtual desktops and applications for IT and make virtual desktops a fit for more users.  So of course we’re going to be one of the…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Delivering the Best Computing Platform for VMware Horizon 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5682)Guest Blog by Jim McHugh, Vice President, Marketing, Cisco Unified Computing System Last week’s announcemen t at VMware highlights the continued innovation seen in the end-user computing space, and how important our virtualized or remoted desktop and application  solutions are to delivering enterprise workspace mobility, security and business agility. Industry-Leading Desktop Virtualization Delivering virtualized or remoted desktops and applications with an exceptional user experience that scales, is…

     

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    Team Fusion: VMware Fusion 6.0.3 Update (http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/?p=1852)On April 17th we released VMware Fusion 6.0.3, a maintenance release. This update is recommended for all users of VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional. To download VMware Fusion 6.0.3, open VMware Fusion and select VMware Fusion > Check for Updates. For more details on Fusion 6.0.3, read the Release Notes . Thanks to the Fusion customers reporting these issues to Fusion Support and discussing them with the VMware Fusion Community . -The VMware Fusion Team

     

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    VMware Education & Certification Blog: Question of the Week: vCloud (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4042)This week’s question comes from the vCloud Concepts and Architecture module. a. Consolidating the workload onto individual hosts. b. Specifying the layer at which VMs run. c. Providing datacenter resources without binding them to a specific piece of hardware. d. Removing the dependency on vCenter. Click through to the  comments  for the answer. Follow  @VMwareEducation on Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Friday and visual updates from the VMware Education and Certification community.…

     

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    Workstation Zealot: VMware Workstation 10 and Player 6 Updates Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/?p=1234)VMware Workstation 10.0.2 Now Available VMware Workstation 10.0.2 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 10.x customers. Read the Release Notes for more details. VMware Player 6.0.2 Now Available VMware Player 6.02 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Player 6.x customers. Read the Release Notes for more details. How to get the updates VMware Workstation 10 will prompt you to download the update the next time you run it. You can manually…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Effect of VAAI on cloning with All Flash Arrays: (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12446)Cloning virtual machines is an area where VAAI can provide many advantages. Flash storage arrays provide excellent IO performance. We wanted to see what difference VAAI makes in virtual machine cloning operations for “All Flash Arrays”. For the test 500GB of random data on a VMDK was created on a Linux virtual machine. This virtual machine was then cloned with VAAI turned off and then on to study its impact. The results of the testing truly attest to the big benefits that VAAI bring to massive write…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: The Speed of Life at the Scale of Enterprise (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5675)Guest blog By Andy Fenselau, EMC XtremIO It’s all about the user experience.  From its early days, IT has been all about keeping users happy.  And now, more than ever, IT has to show its value to users—especially for desktop virtualization. “Users” are everyday people like you and me.  In the past, users were tied behind their desk to isolated desktops with homogenous operating environments. Nowadays, we are mobile, use a wide variety of devices and applications, and expect access to services…

     

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    This post originally appeared on the VMware vCloud blog The vast majority of IT applications are not protected by Disaster Recovery because it’s too expensive and too complicated – that changes today with the availability of vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery. A worrying minority of applications, both Tier 1 and Tier 2, are protected by DR because of that cost and complexity. vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – Disaster Recovery  is simple to install and operate, and costs just $835 per month for: …

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Building VDI Solutions to Meet Heightened Customer Expectations (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5659)Guest blog by Patric Chang, Sr. Director Global Alliances, Fusion-io In the new VDI world, customer expectations have progressed from robust, snappy virtual desktops to having ready access to corporate and personal applications, using multiple rich media on preferred devices to easily access content from any location.  Satisfying customers requires using highly efficient and scalable infrastructure to deliver VDI on premise or on public or hybrid clouds.  IT professionals can address heightened customer…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Horizon 6.0 – Introducing Virtual SAN Integration (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5644)By Narasimha Krishnakumar, Director, Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware On behalf of everyone on the End-User Computing (EUC) team at VMware, I’m proud to bring you another exciting product announcement from EUC. View 5.3.1 was introduced early in the first quarter of 2014 to support Virtual SAN 5.5 GA. As you may have read recently, VMware announced the release of Horizon 6 (with View). With this release, we are continuing to expand the Virtual SAN integration capabilities delivered by…

     

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    VMware Security Blog: New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0004 (Heartbleed) (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1075)Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0004 This advisory list the VMware product updates and patches that address the OpenSSL Heartbleed issue, CVE-2014-0160 . It is only the first release of the advisory with several more to come, as we will release more product updates and patches this week. In order to remediate the issue, follow these steps: - Deploy the VMware product update or product patches that address CVE-2014-0160 - Replace certificates - Reset passwords The…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: App HA 1.1 Released – Now available for download (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12357)The latest version of App HA, 1.1, was released last week and is now available for download. This release has a number of cool new features that will greatly increase the usability of App HA. I will do additional post(s) on these in the next few weeks. More applications: Oracle (10g & 11g) and PostgreSQL (8.x & 9.x) Support for custom services: Any service Hyperic agents are currently able to start/stop Increased interoperability with vSphere: now supporting both vSphere 5.5 and 5.1 More…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Top 20 Articles for March 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6145)Here is our Top 20 KB list for March 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. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Downloading and Installing VMware Fusion Installing async drivers on VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x Installing Windows in a virtual…

     

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    VMware End User Computing: Microsoft Lync 2013 in View Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Desktops (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5626)By Tony Huynh, Product Line Manager, End-User Computing, VMware It gives me great pleasure to announce that Horizon 6 with View will be adding support for Microsoft Lync 2013 VDI integration on Windows 8.0 and 8.1 desktops. In View 5.2, VMware added support for Lync 2013 Client capabilities, including VoIP and videoconferencing, in View desktops running Windows 7 SP1. With Horizon 6 with View, customers will be able to run the Lync 2013 Client with full functionality inside Windows 8.0 and 8.1 virtual…

     

External Bloggers

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    Heartbleed Security Bug fixes for VMware (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14850)It seems to be patch Saturday as today a whole bunch of updates of products were released. All of these updates relate to the heartbleed security bug fix. There is no point in listing every single product as I assume you all know the VMware download page by now, but I do want to link […] " Heartbleed Security Bug fixes for VMware " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Alert: vSphere 5.5 U1 and NFS issue! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14839)Some had already reported on this on twitter and the various blog posts but I had to wait until I received the green light from our KB/GSS team. An issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. (NFS volumes include VSA datastores.) This […] " Alert: vSphere 5.5 U1 and NFS issue! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Disk Controller features and Queue Depth? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14803)I have been working on various VSAN configurations and a question that always comes up is what are my disk controller features and queue depth for controller X? (Local disks, not FC based…) Note that this is not only useful to know when using VSAN, but also when you are planning on doing host local […] " Disk Controller features and Queue Depth? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Startup News Flash part 17 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14800)Number 17 already… A short one, I expect more news next week when we have “Storage Field Day”, hence I figured I would release this one already. Make sure to watch the live feed if you are interested in getting the details on new releases from companies like Diablo, SanDisk, PernixData etc. Last week Tintri […] " Startup News Flash part 17 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    FUD it! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14781)In the last couple of weeks something stood out to me when it comes to the world of storage and virtualisation and that is animosity. What struck me personally is how aggressive some storage vendors have responded to Virtual SAN, and Server Side Storage in general. I can understand it in a way as Virtual […] " FUD it! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    Crossing the Threshold (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3430)Are you in the midst of a professional transformation? While looking ahead to see what still needs to be done, don't forget to look behind and see what you've already accomplished. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Crossing the Threshold

     

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    VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12275)A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be able to do any IO to the datastore. This will result in a BSOD for Windows virtual machine and read-only filesystems for Linux guests. Last friday we encountered this ourselves and already got the confirmation from VMware…

     

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    Nutanix 4.0 Hybrid On-Disk De-Duplication Explained (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6208)Nutanix is a distributed scale-out 3-tier platform, utilizing RAM, Flash and HDD. This combination provides access to constantly accessed data in terms of microseconds; instead of milliseconds when exclusively flash devices are used. This is an awesome feature that influence and enhance the end-user experience for any type of workload. De-duplication allows the sharing of … Continue reading »

     

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    Nutanix 4.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6218)Today Nutanix announced the release NOS 4.0. This is a major release with introduction of features in the areas of data services, performance, resiliency, data protection, and management and analytics. It’s been eight months since NOS 3.5 was announced with the Elastic De-Duplication Engine, PRISM UI, RESTful API, SRM Support, and Nutanix is now delivering another … Continue reading »

     

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    vCenter Server 5.5 U1a released fixing Heartbleed (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34607)VMware has rolled out new update on vCenter server 5.5 U1a. This update fixes a Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL third party library. HearbleThere are no new features in this release and only vCenter server and vCenter server appliance are on the list of updated products. The bug was affecting a Windows based vCenter server and […] Read the full post vCenter Server 5.5 U1a released fixing Heartbleed at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Trilead Enterprise Backup and Replication for VMware and Hyper-V Announced (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34571)Trilead is preparing some big changes in it’s product’s range as the product just went out with 5.1 RC version which brings a very interesting features for VMware and Hyper-V users. Features that will be present in new edition of Trilead Entreprise 5.1, but can be already tested with the 5.1 RC version. Those enterprise […] Read the full post Trilead Enterprise Backup and Replication for VMware and Hyper-V Announced at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Zero-Config Remote Desktop Software Ammyy Admin and others (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34590)Here is a quick recap (not even close to be exhaustive) of different applications which offers access to remote desktops. I know there is many other apps, but let’s quickly have a look at some of those which are the most interesting. One of them is Ammyy Admin, which is Zero-Config Remote Desktop Software that […] Read the full post Zero-Config Remote Desktop Software Ammyy Admin and others at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    How-to rename VMNIC in VMware ESXi (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34578)The problem of assigning different name to your VMNIC is not new. Several sources reported  NIC enumeration that occurs after applying a BIOS update, resulting a connectivity loss. But there is a way to fix it even if rename VMNIC in VMware ESXi through the UI isn’t possible. In my case it was simple a cosmetic […] Read the full post How-to rename VMNIC in VMware ESXi at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    Xangati Released Two New Dashboards to extend their Software Suite (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34572)Xangati just announced two new dashboards in their software suite. Xangati is a specialist in end-to-end real time monitoring, but their product offers some unique capabilities, like storm tracking or automatic recording when your infrastructure is performing badly. There is new Executive Dashboard which offers an overall view of VDI and VI components and also […] Read the full post Xangati Released Two New Dashboards to extend their Software Suite at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere…

     

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    WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 allows saving storage and memory (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34563)The latest update of Windows 8.1 brings an interesting functionality which allows to use lower end machines with small SSDs save space so If you have such a PC or tablet which has a small SSD and struggling to get everything installed, you might consider this type of installation. It’s called Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) […] Read the full post WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 allows saving storage and memory at ESX Virtualization .   Featured : VMware vSphere Editions - Make your choice

     

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    #vBrownBag Jr – For Real This Time (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4366)You may recall 2 weeks ago when I announced the #vBrownBag Junior initiative. I’m slightly embarrassed to say that it was originally intended as an April Fool’s gag, but given the reaction and support we had in the community it left the crew and I with a challenge. I’m happy to announce that the #vBrownBag […]

     

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    Put your pagefile on it’s own disk (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=512)If you’ve been in IT for a while, you may stick by the rule that with Windows, you should put your pagefile on it’s own disk. Originally, this was when computers had little RAM, and to optimise performance of the pagefile it was advised to use FAT instead of incurring the overhead of a journaled […] The post Put your pagefile on it’s own disk appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

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    The only way to give directions (http://www.v-wiki.net/?p=521)Many of us have to give directions; it might be in a project, when managing a team, instructions for someone to pick something up for you from a shop – but the way to give directions is important. What is wrong with the way people are directed? In a recent ‘disagreement’ with my mother on […] The post The only way to give directions appeared first on Virtual Wiki .

     

 

KB Articles

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Downloading certification logos (VCP/VCA/VCAP/VCDX) (2075010)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Certification is not appearing on transcript (2075012)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
VCP5 Data Center Virtualization Certification Requirements (2075015)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Finding the cost of the VCA/VCP/VCAP/ exam (2075093)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Locating a qualifying course and pricing (2075096)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Locating your Candidate ID for Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (2075107)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Printing course completion certificates (2075108)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Purchasing exam vouchers using Professional Service Organization credits or a credit card (2075113)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Registering for advanced level exams at Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (2075187)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Scheduling Associate and Professional Level Exams at Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (2075189)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Requesting exam authorization (2075190)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Registering for SpringSource exams: Certified Spring Professional, Web Application Developer, and Enterprise Integration Specialist (2075191)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
SpringSource certification requirements (2075268)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Technical questions regarding Workstation licenses (2075284)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Updating the profile in your training/education account (2075298)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Using VMware Authorized Training Center vouchers for exams (2075299)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Accessing VMware certification portals (2075300)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
Impact of OpenSSL security issue CVE-2014-0160/CVE-2014-0346 a.k.a: “Heartbleed” on VMware Customer Portals and web sites (2076353)
Date Published: 4/10/2014

VMware Data Recovery
VMware Data Recovery (VDR) 2.x dedupe transactions are corrupted (2075765)
Date Published: 4/11/2014

VMware ESX
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201404402-SG: Updates ntp (2070689)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201404001 (2072476)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201404401-SG: Updates VMX, guest-install, Apps (2072478)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
A vulnerability might allow ESX/ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 hosts, vCenter Server 4.0 and 4.1 to direct vSphere Client to download and execute an arbitrary file from any URI (2075340)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESX 4.0, Patch Release ESX400-201404001 (2068798)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201404401-SG: Updates VMX, hostd, Scripts, CIM, Others (2068808)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201404402-SG: Updates ntp (2072483)
Date Published: 4/11/2014

VMware ESXi
Windows Server 2012 installation fails with error: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED (2058625)
Date Published: 4/7/2014
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201404401-SG: Updates Firmware (2068810)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESXi 4.0, Patch Release ESXi400-201404001 (2068805)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
Hotplug of a device in an ESX/ESXi host fails with a CPU or memory admission check error (2032692)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201404402-SG: Updates vSphere Client (2072227)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201404001 (2072477)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
VMware ESXi 4.1 Patch ESXi410-201404401-SG: Updates firmware (2072484)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
ESX\ESXi host disconnects due to hostd running out of sessions with error: SOAP session count limit reached (2074137)
Date Published: 4/7/2014
Hostd becomes unresponsive after enabling software ISCSI when installed from the ESXi 5.5 Update 1 Driver Rollup ISO (2075171)
Date Published: 4/8/2014

VMware Horizon Application Manager
Transition of VMware Horizon Suite to Horizon Enterprise Edition (2076010)
Date Published: 4/9/2014

VMware Horizon View
VMware Horizon View sessions disconnect when using wireless or cellular networks (2070541)
Date Published: 4/10/2014
The time stamp on a snapshot image does not update automatically in VMware Horizon View (2074301)
Date Published: 4/8/2014

VMware Service Manager
You cannot re-add the fields ‘Auto-Calculate Target Date’ and ‘Recalculate Dependent tasks’ to Task screens after being deleted in the Designer module of VMware Service Manager 9.x (2072453)
Date Published: 4/11/2014

VMware vCenter Server
VMware vCenter Server Single Sign-on vmdir.log grows in size causing the disk to fill up (2067005)
Date Published: 4/8/2014
A virtual machine or host in vCenter Server has alert icons but no corresponding alarm (2070859)
Date Published: 4/8/2014
Connecting vSphere Client to vCenter Server or ESXi Server to install vSphere Client results in an warning dialog box (2074148)
Date Published: 4/11/2014
vCenter Single Sign-On deployment modes for vSphere 5.1 (2072442)
Date Published: 4/8/2014
vCenter Single Sign-On deployment modes for vSphere 5.5 (2072435)
Date Published: 4/8/2014

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
VMware vCenter Server Heatbeat fails to install with error: Installer stopped functioning (2069271)
Date Published: 4/8/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
SRM test cleanup fails with “Error – No hosts with hardware version ’10′ and datastore(s) ‘”"‘ which are powered on and not in maintanence mode are available” (2074490)
Date Published: 4/9/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
SRM site pairing fails with permission error after upgrading VC and SRM servers to version 5.1 (2051914)
Date Published: 4/9/2014
Additional vSphere Replication servers successfully register with the vSphere Replication appliance when there are network issues between the vSphere Replication server and the host (2076269)
Date Published: 4/10/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Adding a new tenant or infrastructure admin to a tenant in vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 fails with the error: System exception (2074533)
Date Published: 4/7/2014
Moving the VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.x SQL database to a new server (2074607)
Date Published: 4/9/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server
Retrieving logs from VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.x (2074803)
Date Published: 4/8/2014

VMware vCloud Director
Datastores are not accessible in a VMware vCloud Director Org Virtual DataCenter (2075366)
Date Published: 4/9/2014

VMware Virtual SAN
Changing the multicast address used for a VMware Virtual SAN Cluster (2075451)
Date Published: 4/7/2014
Changing the default repair delay time for a host failure in VMware Virtual SAN (2075456)
Date Published: 4/7/2014

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
End of Availability of vSphere Storage Appliance (2076312)
Date Published: 4/9/2014

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