From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, hope you have had a good week. Finally making progress on my VCAC and ITBM learning. I managed to get some time this week to do some setup and things are going well.

This week I have published a list of courses for the Australia and New Zealand region. This is a fairly long list which can be found on the VMware MyLearn website. I am very focused on training as many of you know so I wanted to give you all the opportunity to see the courses that are still available and and at the time of writing still had seats available.

Have a chat to you TAM or Account Manager and get yourself booked on one of the courses below.

Have a great week everyone.

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

Local Training Classes

Course Name

Start Date

Auckland

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

05/26/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/05/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/09/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

06/09/2014

Brisbane

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]

05/26/2014

VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]

06/02/2014

VMware vSphere: What's New [V4.x to V5.5]

06/09/2014

VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]

06/10/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/16/2014

Canberra

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

05/26/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/02/2014

Melbourne

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]

06/02/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

06/02/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/05/2014

VMware vSphere: What's New [V4.x to V5.5]

06/12/2014

VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]

06/10/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/16/2014

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]

06/16/2014

Online

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management [V5.x]

05/26/2014

VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.1]

05/29/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator: Develop Workflows [V5.1]

06/02/2014

Perth

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

05/26/2014

Sydney

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]

05/26/2014

VMware View: Design Best Practices [V5.x]

06/02/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/05/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/02/2014

VMware vSphere: Design Workshop [V5.x]

06/11/2014

VMware vSphere: What's New [V4.x to V5.5]

06/12/2014

VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/11/2014

VMware vCloud Networking and Security for vSphere Professionals [V5.5]

06/16/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/16/2014

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]

06/16/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

06/16/2014

VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]

06/16/2014

Wellington

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.x]

06/16/2014

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

06/16/2014

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design [V5.x]

06/18/2014

VMware Bloggers

External Bloggers

  • Microsoft TechNet– Download & License Keys Reminder (http://techhead.co/?p=7881)As many of you know, Microsoft have decided to retire their TechNet software download and licensing subscription service, with the last day being the 31st August 2014.  This is a real blow to the many IT Professionals out there who use TechNet to keep their Microsoft product skills honed, and who also use it to […] The post Microsoft TechNet– Download & License Keys Reminder appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: End of the…
  • Hurry – voting for VMworld 2014 sessions closes on Sunday (http://www.vreference.com/?p=2235)I just realized I hadn’t thrown up post about this. No time like the present. Voting for VMworld 2014 sessions closes this Sunday (18th) at midnight. Be sure to get your voice heard and tell VMware which sessions you’d like to see this year. I’ve submitted 4 distinct breakout sessions this year, each of which [...]
  • Book review – Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34951)I know Veeam’s product insight out as I’m an early adopter, but by reading through Christian’s book I found out some areas which I discovered even further. This article is no mean to be in-depth detailed review, but rather a look for what an average enterprise admin who is managing business critical production systems running […] Read the full post Book review – Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere at ESX Virtualization . Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  • Free Study Guide – Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34939)In case you’re in preparation for 74-409 Microsoft Certification exam, you might want to check out this Free Study Guide - Microsoft’s certification exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center,  written by Orin Thomas (@orinthomas). The guide has 8 chapters to learn about server virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and starts with the […] Read the full post Free Study Guide – Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server…
  • VMware vSphere Management Essentials – Book Review (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34931)I recently got a hand on a new book published by PACKT publishing called VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials by Jonathan Frappier. This book is up to date guide for VMware administrators willing to start learning VMware technology from the ground up. Jonathan Frappier is an experienced IT professional who holds an advanced VMware certifications like […] Read the full post VMware vSphere Management Essentials – Book Review at ESX Virtualization . Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  • VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 – faster with machine learning capabilities (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34900)VMware has announced a new version of VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0.  More robust and faster, with speedier log analysis time up to 80 %, and overall speed resolution times up to 50 percent. Fully HTML5 based Web UI. The product also adds clustering approach where several instances of vCenter Log Insight configured in cluster […] Read the full post VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 – faster with machine learning capabilities at ESX Virtualization . Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  • My first look on VMware VSAN observer (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34882)After my recent installation of VSAN cluster I wanted to get some more deep information about what’s under the hood as vSphere web client itself does not give you much insights. I also wanted to see if the installation and configuration VSAN Observer performance and statistic tool is about. I already saw some posts about […] Read the full post My first look on VMware VSAN observer at ESX Virtualization . Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  • Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware – book to have (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34877)If you’re enterprise admin and running VMware vSphere in your company, you might be interested in following book by VMware press – Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right. This book written by Michael Corey, Jeff Szastak and Michael Webster is currently in pre-order and the pre-order price allows you to save 19% of […] Read the full post Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware – book to have at ESX Virtualization . Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

KB Articles

Virtual Disk Development Kit
VMware Virtual Disk Development kit restores the thin-provisioned disk of a virtual machine residing on NFS as a thick-provisioned disk (2077787)
Date Published: 5/14/2014

VMware ESXi
Understanding the VMFS heap eviction process in ESXi 5.5 (2077898)
Date Published: 5/12/2014
An ESXi 5.1 host provisioned with Auto Deploy remains in maintenance mode after booting (2054038)
Date Published: 5/14/2014
Checking if NetFlow / IPFIX is enabled on a vSphere Distributed Switch or vDS PortGroup from ESXi host command line (2065036)
Date Published: 5/13/2014
OpenSSL Security Advisory released on January 06, 2014 (CVE-2013-4353, CVE-2013-6449, and CVE-2013-6450) (2070532)
Date Published: 5/12/2014

VMware Horizon View
Installing Horizon View 5.2 connection server fails with error 28018: There was an error creating MS Direct Service Instance (2070614)
Date Published: 5/16/2014
Supportability for Microsoft Lync 2013 phone integration within VMware Horizon View (2078289)
Date Published: 5/16/2014

VMware Service Manager
Using Custom Search in VMware Service Manager does not return the columns configured in Column Configs (2077741)
Date Published: 5/12/2014
Custom search in VMware Server Manager 9.x does not return expected results (2077742)
Date Published: 5/13/2014

VMware ThinApp
The virtual version of SolidWorks edrawing 2013 x64 Edition fails tolaunchon Win7 64 bit operating system (2070004)
Date Published: 5/13/2014
The native Internet Explorer 8 might freeze when you use the ThinDirect plug-in (2073845)
Date Published: 5/13/2014
Microsoft Project 2010 and Microsoft Visio 2010 cause an MSI installer and licensing error on deployment systems with Microsoft Office 2010 natively installed (2077860)
Date Published: 5/13/2014

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Physical to virtual conversion of a Linux virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone fails with the error: Host key can’t be retrieved (2073051)
Date Published: 5/14/2014

VMware vCenter Server
Manually removing a System DSN in Microsoft Windows (2073118)
Date Published: 5/13/2014
Renaming a VMware vSphere Distributed Switch in production when virtual machines are connected (2048035)
Date Published: 5/13/2014

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Emails sent from VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.x are rejected (2073849)
Date Published: 5/14/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Collecting VMware vCloud Automation Center logs using the vCAC log collection utility (2078179)
Date Published: 5/15/2014

VMware vCloud Connector
Timeout error while using vCloud Connector 2.6 to copy to or from a vSphere cloud (2078110)
Date Published: 5/15/2014

VMware vCloud Director
A user with restricted rights in vCloud Director 5.5 can alter hardware parameters when deploying a virtual machine (2075619)
Date Published: 5/13/2014

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
Adding a datastore in VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions 1.x plug-in fails with the error: Error 1034 (2077735)
Date Published: 5/13/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware vSphere Data Protection minimum required vCenter user account permissions (2072861)
Date Published: 5/12/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware vSphere Data Protection appliance fails to attach disks during VDR to VDP migration (2073709)
Date Published: 5/12/2014