From the editors virtual desk
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the VMware Newsletter. A number of people have been asking me how I compile the newsletter and I thought it would be a good idea to explain.
The newsletter is designed first and foremost to be a digest of the weekly news from a number of VMware sources. These are sources that I have selected over the past few years and I try and ensure that I keep these relevant. The first section is all about local information, events and training. Then the blogs that I follow are summarised with links for the past week. These are blogs from official VMware sources and not from external sources. The next section is from external sources and this is where I use my discretion in terms of who and what content gets in. This can be a bit of a difficult one but I try and keep it as open and unbiased as possible. Finally a link or the actual weekly KB articles are listed.
So as you can see this is a very simple process and allows for a very concise, summarised weekly view of the VMware world and what is going on.
I am always on the lookout for new blogs so please feel free to send me any suggestion and I will do my best to include them in upcoming newsletters.
I wish you a very successful week and look forward to speaking to you again next week.
Senior Technical Account Manager
Local Training Classes
- ALERT: Creating tenants and adding or deleting users fails in vCloud Automation Center when using vSphere SSO (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6206)VMware has become aware of an issue wherein: Creating tenants fails and the System Exception error is displayed. Adding or deleting users from tenants fails and the System Exception error is displayed. Error messages appear in logs (details in KB) Before upgrading to vCAC 220.127.116.11, you must patch your vSphere Single Sign-On (SSO) system. For […]
- VMware Weekly News Recap, July 18, 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2695)VMware News In VMware news this week, VMware extends its hybrid cloud reach to the Asia-Pacific region through two new and exciting partnerships in Japan and China. We are honored and excited to work with SoftBank and China Telecom to deliver hybrid cloud services to clients. As Bill Fathers states in his blog post about […]
- VMware Customer Innovation Awards – Nominations Now Open (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2688)Working closely with Computerworld, the VMware Customer Reference Program has launched the annual VMware Innovation Awards, with winners to be announced at VMworld in August. Now in its second year, the Innovation Awards program was created as a platform to showcase high-impact customer implementations of VMware solutions. It is a way for customers of any […]
- VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Reach to Asia-Pacific Region (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2684)By Bill Fathers, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit I am pleased to announce the expansion of VMware’s hybrid cloud service footprint into the Asia-Pacific region through two new and exciting partnerships in Japan and China. This week in Japan, Pat Gelsinger will join Ken Miyauchi, representative director and COO […]
- CTC and VMware Announce Plans to Build Hybrid Cloud Service in China (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2669)By Sanjay Mirchandani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan Today marked a milestone development in VMware’s growth story in Greater China. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Telecom Corporation, Cloud Computing Branch, to build a world-class hybrid cloud service that will start benefiting Chinese customers next year. This move […]
- Managing Virtual SAN with RVC: Part 1 – Introduction to the Ruby vSphere Console (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13257)Allow me to introduce you to a member of the VMware CLI family that you may have not yet met, the Ruby vSphere Console, also called RVC for short. The Ruby vSphere Console is a console user interface for VMware ESXi and Virtual Center. You may already know of the Ruby vSphere Console, as it […]
- VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide for VDI (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13222)It’s time for everyone to get up to speed with the latest and greatest VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing guidance for Horizon View Virtual Desktop Infrastructures. In this new white paper, Wade Holmes and I leveraged the previously provided guidance from the VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing white paper, and applied it to the Horizon View […]
- Build a Business Case for Virtual SAN – Register for the 7/17 Webcast! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13230)Is your business looking to take the next step to software-defined storage? On July 17th at 10:00 a.m. PDT, we invite you to join us for this VMware Webcast Series on Building a Business Base for VMware Virtual SAN. Dive into software-defined storage with VMware Virtual SAN, and learn the factors that enable this industry-leading […]
- Understanding Data Locality in VMware Virtual SAN (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13212)Since the release of VMware Virtual SAN, I’ve been involved in numerous costumer and field conversations around the topic VMware Virtual SAN’s ability to take advantage of data locality. I have addressed the question in several of the Virtual SAN presentations I have delivered, but I realized that this was an ongoing topic of discussion […]
- 7 Key Steps to Migrate Your Provisioning Processes to the Cloud (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=1022)By David Crane In an earlier blog, my colleague Andy Troup shared an experience where his customer wanted to embark on a process automation project, which could have had disastrous (and consequently frustrating and costly) results, as the process itself was inherently unsuitable for automation. Automating processes is one of the first projects that organizations […]
- Question of the Week: (Data Center Virtualization) (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4428)This week’s question comes from the VCP5- Data Center Virtualization practice exam. A) Availability B) Management C) Optimization D) Scalability Click through to the comments for the answer and learn more here.
- Free Book Excerpt: VMware Horizon Suite – Building End User Services (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4343)Hot off the presses from VMware Press is a new free book excerpt from VMware Horizon Suite – Building End User Services: The Evolution of the End User VMware’s product line has rapidly evolved to become a more complete end-user suite. VMware acquired Wanova and its flagship product Mirage. The founders of Wanova had extensive experience […]
- New FREE eLearning: VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4418)The VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals is a FREE 30 minutes self-paced course which provides information about the Log Insight solution and describes how it works, its architecture, installation, configuration, and how to use it for log analysis. The training includes three modules: Overview Installation and Configuration Analysis Since the eLearning is self-paced, you can […]
- Being A VCDX Has Its Perks (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4403) Working at Starbucks means the coffee is always within arm’s reach. But Jason Horn isn’t a barista. VCDX #113 and the company’s only VCDX, he serves as the company’s Principle Systems Engineer in the Compute and Platform Services Group. His role is a busy one involving interfacing with multiple infrastructure teams, as well as […]
- Physical Networks in the Virtualized Networking World (http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/?p=1468)[This post was co-authored by VMware's Bruce Davie and Ken Duda from Arista Networks, and originally appeared on Network Heresy] Almost a year ago, we wrote a first post about our efforts to build virtual networks that span both virtual and physical resources. As we’ve moved beyond the first proofs of concept to customer trials for our […]
- Announcing VMware Cloud Academy: The Place to Go to Learn More About vCloud Hybrid Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3751)Ready to add hybrid cloud to your resume? Or want a chance to win a ticket to VMworld 2014? Visit the newly launched VMware Cloud Academy—a new site designed to help VMware vSphere administrators become more cloud-ready. The site includes a complete 7-part technical video series, a downloadable eBook featuring Dilbert cartoons by Scott Adams, […]
- Why Run Your Exchange Environment In A Hybrid Cloud Model? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3744)By David Hill VMware vSphere has always been a premier destination for virtualizing packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange. Being built on the same trusted foundation of vSphere, vCloud Hybrid Service continues to see the hosting of these packaged applications as one of the five common starting points to hybrid cloud. I thought I […]
- Introducing vCenter Operations Management Pack for vCloud Hybrid Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3734)VMware is excited to announce general availability of vCenter Operations Management Pack for vCloud Hybrid Service. Now you can get operational visibility of both on-premises and vCloud Hybrid Service resources from a single vCenter Operations Manager console. VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite solves the cloud operations challenge with an innovative approach that is: Automated – […]
- VMware CP&C releases Major Updates to DISA STIG *NIX Compliance toolkit in VCM! (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1120)The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce the updated DISA STIG compliance toolkit for UNIX and Linux based environments in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM), a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite (vC Ops). This is a major update release to prior released DISA Compliance Toolkits for UNIX […]
- Log Insight Customer Satisfaction: “Trust, but Verify” (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=4054)There is a famous Russian saying, “trust, but verify”. Here at VMware, we trust that we have a great product in vCenter Log Insight, but we want to verify that our customers agree. In order to do so, we commissioned tech research firm TechValidate to survey Log Insight customers in June. With almost 150 responses, […]
- Announcing the VMware vCenter Operations Management pack for NSX-vSphere 1.0 (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=4035)
Following on the heals of our vCNS Management Pack announcement, I have great interest in leveraging and correlating networking data in vCenter Operations. Alongside our growing list of network technology partners, we are working very closely with the NSX team at VMware to drive our NSX – vCenter Operations management solution. We are very […]
- At VMworld: To EUC or Not to EUC? There is No Question (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6121)By Ben Goodman, Lead Evangelist, End-User Computing This is the first in a series of blog posts on how End-User Computing (EUC) enthusiasts like yourself can get the most out of VMworld which is just around the corner – kicking off on August 24th in San Francisco. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering […]
- IDC Discusses How Rapid Desktop Appliances from VMware Partners Help Accelerate Virtual Desktop Deployment (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6115)By Teresa Wingfield, End-User Computing Marketing Consultant IDC predicts that the deployment, management, and support of virtual desktop implementations will become simpler over time. Their research states that the introduction and adoption of virtual desktop appliances with converged infrastructure and validated reference architectures like those from VMware’s Rapid Desktop Appliance partners will account for much of […]
- Enterprise mobility news recap: July 14 – 18 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=30415)Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week: This week, Apple and IBM announced a deal that highlights Apple’s increasing commitment to the enterprise. The deal, called IBM MobileFirst for iOS, will involve the creation of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise […]
- The AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Excellence Awards: Submit your entry today (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=30385)Our customers and partners continue to push the envelope. AirWatch will recognize the most outstanding mobility achievements in our customer and partner communities with this year’s Enterprise Mobility Excellence Awards. Winners in each region will be announced at AirWatch Connect Atlanta (North America and Latin America), London (Europe and the Middle East) and Sydney (Asia-Pacific) […]
- Achieving CJIS compliance on mobile devices with AirWatch EMM (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=30353)Criminal Justice Information (CJI), much like patient information in healthcare, is subject to strict regulations. To outline security measures that help ensure law enforcement agencies and others keep CJI private in the digital age, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1998 created the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy. The 186-page document outlines […]
- The state of the wearable app store (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=30332)Wearable technology is gaining steam. A flurry of new wearables, the announcement of Android Wear and rumors of an alleged iWatch are continuing to build hype for the new form factors. Recent reports speculate explosive growth in the wearable market. Device revenue alone is on target to be worth $19 billion by 2018, according to […]
- AirWatch to offer additional MDM capabilities on Sony Xperia devices (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=30320)AirWatch has recently teamed up with Sony to enable finer management of Sony Xperia devices from the AirWatch console. AirWatch is integrating a recently-released set of Sony mobile device management (MDM) APIs that will enable additional device-level controls when used in conjunction with AirWatch Mobile Device Management. The additional controls “will more than adequately meet […]
- Blue Hill Research: Intermountain Healthcare derives significant value from AirWatch EMM implementation (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=30296)In a case study published today, Blue Hill Research outlines Intermountain Healthcare’s EMM selection process to uncover key elements of the 22-hospital healthcare system’s successful BYOD program. In the study, “Choosing AirWatch by VMware for BYOD Management,” the researchers outlined “the key elements that led to an alignment of solution strengths and business needs,” as […]
- VMworld 2014: Schedule Builder is Live (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1229)Join us at VMworld 2014, August 24-28th, in San Francisco. Be sure to select Partner Day (Aug. 24th) when registering to confirm your attendance. Once registered, view the Content Catalog to get a comprehensive overview of the breakout sessions, labs, and group discussions of interest use Schedule Builder to customize your own agenda.
- Americas Q3 Partner Town Hall is July 31st (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1227)Register now to join vice presidents Frank Rauch and Brandon Sweeney for the Americas Partner Organization Q3 virtual Town Hall on July 31st at 9:30 AM PT. During this event, they will review the state of the partner business, new segmentation strategy, product focus areas, updated Partner Incentive Program, and Q3 priorities. Don’t miss it.
- How do Your Partner Renewals Rank? (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1224)Through the Partner Renewals Initiative (PRI), engaged partners are sent quarterly updates on their performance – including their In Quarter Contract Renewal Rate percentage and stack ranking. To learn more about the PRI initiative and/or how to become a high performer, we encourage you to review this FAQ along with the other assets found in […]
- Technology Exchange Track (TEX) at VMworld 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tap/?p=873)VMworld US 2014 returns to San Francisco, California this year and again takes place at the Moscone Center. Join other business and technology professionals, and VMware experts and executives as we all come together to share the stories of our successes over the last year, learn from each other and inspire each other to realize […]
- Keep Your Business-Critical Applications Running with VMware, Part 1 (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2919)Every business runs applications that are critical to its daily function – if any of these applications or programs go down, the business runs the risk of grinding to a halt. Traditionally, businesses have run vital applications on physical systems, with the idea that doing so would provide stable operations and maximum uptime. But what […]
- Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2909)For many small or mid-sized organizations, downtime caused by a disaster can have a detrimental impact on the business. That’s because most SMBs lack the datacenters, internal expertise or budget to have a full-blown disaster recovery solution in place. However, according to a recent IDG market survey, many organizations are looking away from traditional disaster […]
- VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 283 – @myVMUG with @AnnJohnson123 & @bckirsch (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8471)
Hosts Eric Nielsen, VMware, @ericni25 Corey Romero, VMware, @vExpert Guests Ann Johnson, VMware, @AnnJohnson123 Brian Kirsh, VMUG Board of Directors, @bckirsch News Sign up for VMworld 2014 A conversation about VMware Healthcare Solutions Synergent Selects VMware NSX for Network Micro-Segmentation in the Data Center VMworld 2014 Content Catalog Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local […]
- Stop managing devices (http://vmwareemeablog.com/uk/?p=958)In the (relatively recent) old days, life was simultaneously easier … Read More
- VMworld 2014: vodgeball! (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/07/vmworld-2014-vodgeball.html)VMworld has a lot of traditions – and one awesome one is Vodgeball! Sign up – it’s a GAS, and seeing friends and competitors get it on (some deadly seriously!) is just great! Click on the below for the deets!
- VMworld – Sessions to sign up for! (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/07/vmworld-sessions-to-sign-up-for.html)I’m starting to really crank on content for VMworld (man – lots of work to do)… The Schedule Builder is online here: http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/us/learn/schedule-builder Quick notes I think the session Vaughn and I are doing (vSphere Storage Best Practices: Next-Gen Storage...
- Infinio can solve your performance problems and help get you to VMworld (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4799)Haven’t registered for VMworld yet? Want to go but can’t afford it? Well Infinio can help get you there. There are giving away a prize package which includes a VMworld full conference pass (a $1995 value). All you have to do is click the banner above and fill out a simple form for your chance [...]
- VMworld Schedule Builder is live, better hurry up and use it, also my picks (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4794)If you’re already registered for VMworld you can now build your schedule and you better hurry up as sessions on popular topics are filling up fast. There was already a waiting list for the VVols Technical Overview session the same day the schedule builder opened (yesterday). It’s worth getting on the waiting list as hopefully [...]
- New VSAN technical paper and book! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4789)There has been a ton of content available on VSAN from sources like blogs, videos, KB articles, etc. but surprisingly there have been very few technical papers (none?) from VMware on VSAN unless you want to count the What’s New in VMware VSAN paper that VMware published back in February. Well VMware has just ended [...]
- Want to go to VMworld? Of course you do, SimpliVity can get you there! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4785)If you are involved with VMware technology then going to VMworld is like a kid going to Disneyland. I don’t know of anyone that wouldn’t want to go to VMworld, but unfortunately that requires money and many companies can’t afford to send people as the combination of the conference fee ($1995) and travel can almost [...]
- The VMworld US Session Builder Is Now Open (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4993)For those not hearing the news on Twitter, notice from VMware was email blasted this morning. I received mine at 9:03am CST. Of the 455 sessions available, over 14% cover NSX and VSAN which were the two major themes at last year’s show. This is almost equal to the total number of vSphere sessions available […] 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 or web site without…
- Yet another blog post about vSphere HA and PDL (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=4969)If you ended up here searching for information on PDL or APD, your evening or weekend plans may be cancelled at this point and I’m sorry for you if that is the case. There are probably 101 or more online resources which discuss the interrelated vSphere storage topics of All Paths Down (known as APD), […] 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 or web site without prior…
- Fix for Strange Issue Booting KVM Guests (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3472)A strange but intermittent issue booting KVM guests has, I think, finally been resolved. Read the full post for details. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Fix for Strange Issue Booting KVM Guests
- Learning NSX, Part 15: NSX Gateways, Gateway Services, and Logical Routers (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3470)In part 15 of the Learning NSX series, I take a closer look at some of the entities involved in routing in NSX: gateway appliances, gateway services, and logical routers. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Learning NSX, Part 15: NSX Gateways, Gateway Services, and Logical Routers
- Examining the Needs of a Policy Solution (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3468)
The series over at Network Heresy on addressing the need for policy in cloud/data center environments continues with a look at features and functionality. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Examining the Needs of a Policy Solution
- Good Read: Virtual SAN data locality white paper (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15166)I was reading the Virtual SAN Data Locality white paper. I think it is a well written paper, and really enjoyed it. I figured I would share the link with all of you and provide a short summary. (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/files/2014/07/Understanding-Data-Locality-in-VMware-Virtual-SAN-Ver1.0.pdf) The paper starts with an explanation of what data locality is (also referred to as “locality […] " Good Read: Virtual SAN data locality white paper " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com .…
- vSphere 5.5 and disk limits (mClock scheduler caveat) (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15158)I mentioned the new disk IO scheduler in vSphere 5.5 yesterday. When discussing this new disk IO scheduler one thing that was brought to my attention is a caveat around disk limits. Lets get started by saying that disk limits are a function of the host local disk scheduler and not, I repeat, not Storage […] " vSphere 5.5 and disk limits (mClock scheduler caveat) " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via…
- New disk IO scheduler used in vSphere 5.5 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15151)When 5.1 was released I noticed the mention of “mClock” in the advanced settings of a vSphere host. I tried enabling it but failed miserably. A couple of weeks back I noticed the same advanced setting again, but this time also noticed it was enabled. So what is this mClock thingie? Well mClock is the […] " New disk IO scheduler used in vSphere 5.5 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson…
- Large Packet Loss At Guest OS Level in VMware ESXi When Using VMXNET3 (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=4199)
Back in 2010 I was helping a large company troubleshoot their virtualized SAP environment, which was experiencing instability and performance problems. One thing we noticed was that the buffers on the NIC’s were periodically overloading due to the large amount of small packets. This was on vSphere 4.0, with Windows 2003 64bit OS at the […]
- @Nutanix Brings #WebScale At Any Scale To #VMworld 2014 (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=4194)Nutanix will be once again making WebScale Waves at VMworld 2014 at booth 1535. This year we are including a big focus on enterprise applications, including SAP, Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange and Java. I will be spending time on the booth along with many other experts at Nutanix and taking 1:1 meetings, in addition to […]
- EMC – HeatMap Analyzer v0.1 Now Available (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=2032)It’s alive. Mat has been coding like crazy and enhancing the HeatMap script and turning it into like, an appliance kind of thing. You can grab it from the Utilities page and it comes in two parts – the core code and third-party scripts package. While the combined package size is small, it saves redistributing […]
- The ‘Nutanix Plugin for XenDesktop’ Sneak Peek – Video Demo (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6481)In a Nutanix cluster, PRISM is the management gateway for components and administrators to configure and monitor single or multiple clusters. This includes the NCLI (command-line), HTML5 UI (administrative interface) and a REST API supporting for the entire management framework with PowerShell and Java SDKs. Nutanix engineering made sure that all features and functions available … Continue reading »
- Lab Time – 64Gb RAM Box With Hexa Core CPU (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35536)Since several years of my IT career every time I decide to expand my lab is to build a new ESXi host or a box which does shared storage for my lab. So it means that I was always left with my laptop to do all the other work. The Samsung laptop I use is […] Read the full post Lab Time – 64Gb RAM Box With Hexa Core CPU at ESX Virtualization . Get Veeam v7 R2 Free Version! . VMware vSphere Essentials: Download Here!
- Good Read – VSAN Sizing Guide For Horizon View VDI (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35529)As always after a new technology release there are some good papers from VMware which slowly make their apparition. Few days back I reported about a paper discussing resynchronization and rebalance operations in VSAN cluster. Today the latest and newest technology from VMware is certainly Hot – VMware VSAN. New paper is available which is a VSAN […] Read the full post Good Read – VSAN Sizing Guide For Horizon View VDI at ESX Virtualization . Get Veeam v7 R2 Free Version! . VMware vSphere…
- VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals Free Training (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35524)There is a new VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals Free Training available online. The training is 90 min long and gives you a good start for getting your hands on VMware Log Insight product which has been recently updated. The Log Insight 2.0 has been detailed with all its features in my post here. The LogInsight […] Read the full post VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals Free Training at ESX Virtualization . Get Veeam v7 R2 Free Version! . VMware vSphere Essentials: Download Here!
- How-to use Veeam Backup NFS used for storing ISOs in your VMware vSphere Infrastructure (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35499)If you’re using only block storage in your organization and NFS isn’t your your choice, you might possibly store your Installation ISOs and other files on one of your iSCSI datastore. This always works, but it’s certainly cheaper to store such a files on other than high-end 15000 SAS disks placed in probably very expensive SAN which […] Read the full post How-to use Veeam Backup NFS used for storing ISOs in your VMware vSphere Infrastructure at ESX Virtualization . Get Veeam v7 R2 Free Version!…
- Quick way to recover POP e-mail passwords with Mail Password Decryptor (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=31864)As an IT consultant there is often a situation where you need to recover POP password for a user who forgot it. Users are often having several POP e-mail accounts configured, whether is for work or not. And it’s usually not your responsibility if they are allowed or not. There is a quick way to […] Read the full post Quick way to recover POP e-mail passwords with Mail Password Decryptor at ESX Virtualization . Get Veeam v7 R2 Free Version! . VMware vSphere Essentials: Download Here!
- New Book – Essential Virtual SAN (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35485)Cormac Hogan (@cormacjhogan) and Duncan Epping (@duncanyb) are the authors of new book which has been released recently. Ben Fathi (CTO of VMware) and Charles Fan (SVP of VMware R&D) did wrote a foreword. By reading the foreword I learned that VSAN as a product was practically ready in June 2013, to be part of the […] Read the full post New Book – Essential Virtual SAN at ESX Virtualization . Get Veeam v7 R2 Free Version! . VMware vSphere Essentials: Download Here!
- #vBrownBag Follow-Up Cisco CCNP DC with Dan C. Barber (@dancbarber) (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4621)Dan Barber covers the following for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center 642-999 Implementing UCS (and) 642-998 Designing UCS (or) 642-035 Troubleshooting UCS You can find Dan on Twitter @dancbarber and his blog where he has provided an excellent follow up. Video Additional information from the podcast. 1. Experiment with the Cisco UCS…
- #vBrownBag Summer Book-apolooza contest courtesy of @VMwarePress and @PacktPub (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4625)
The #vBrownBag crew, thanks to VMware Press and Packt Publishing, is proud to bring you the 2014 Summer Book-apolooza. We have several great titles to give away to our listeners including: DevOps for VMware Administrators Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN) VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide CCENT Practice and Study Guide CCNA Routing […]
- Do you even Lab? (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4613)Regular contributor and vBrownBag crew member, Eric Wright (@discoposse), wrote an interesting article on his blog discoposse.com discussing the number of labs he uses on a regular basis. It has long been understood that having a lab for learning, testing new technologies, and testing automation has become a near requirement for operating a good IT environment. […]
- Provision vSphere Datastores on Pure Storage Volumes with Powershell (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1772)A week or so ago our Pure Storage powershell guru Barks @themsftdude sent out some examples of using Powershell to get information via the Pure Storage REST API. My brain immediately started to think how we could combine this with PowerCLI to get a script to create the LUN on Pure and then the datastore on […]
- Not the Same Ol’ Sessions from Pure Storage at VMworld (http://www.2vcps.com/?p=1767)I am really excited to be going to VMworld once again. I will be wearing my Orange Nike so most likely my feet won’t hurt quite as bad. Also expect the Pure Orange Superman to make an appearance. More about the sessions. So I will be attending VMworld San Francisco, and speaking in EMEA. STO2996-SPO […]
- The Return of the Container (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-398921087188598085)This is an excerpt of a post published elsewhere. A link to the original is at the bottom of this excerpt Containers are not a new concept – there are several implementations that have been around for quite a number of years, be it Solaris... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!..
- VMware Support Alert – ALERT: Creating tenants and adding or deleting users fails in vCloud Automation Center when using vSphere SSO (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2376)
In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following Special Alert direct from VMware Support Insider. VMware has become aware of an issue wherein: Creating tenants fails and the System Exception error is displayed. Adding or deleting users from tenants fails [...]
- VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 7/12/14 (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2374)
In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. Desktop Horizon View 6 sizing limits and recommendations (2080467) Date Published: 7/7/2014 VMware ESX ESX/ESXi 4.x hosts disconnect from vCenter [...]
- KB ArticlesRuby Example with the EMC ViPR REST API (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Ruby-on-Rails-Projects/ruby-example-with-the-emc-vipr-rest-api.html)
Yesterday, I built out a small ViPR instance in my home lab using Virtual Isilon to start messing with the APIs. I wasn't really planning on showing this particular API because I'm wanting to play with a different set of APIs, but I figured I would take the time and show a ruby example of using the ViPR REST API. REST is awesome. Flat out. I spent part of yesterday trying to decipher the vSphere APIs with Rbvmomi and got completely lost. REST is BEST. This ruby script is pretty simple. We are…