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VMware Newsletter 6.36

Posted by nisserow Sep 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well this is it, my first newsletter from a very sunny San Francisco. I arrived last week and have been spending my time trying to get settled. It has been very smooth up to now, no real issues at all. Everything here works as advertised and I am just getting my bearing on where everything is and how to work the public transport system.

For those that may have missed my latest blog posting here is another link to it. I plan a follow up for you for next week as well and will try and make this a regular weekly update or as often as possible.

Why do we still build Virtual Machines like their Physical Counterparts

Link to blog post - http://tinyurl.com/mn4pft4

I have been a bit out of the loop for the past week due to my travels so I too am catching up on VMware related news via the newsletter so I will keep things short this week and let you get on with reading all about the VMware world below.

Any feedback of course please feel free to get in contact with me anytime.

I look forward to chatting to you again next week.

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager

VMware Inc - San Francisco, CA

nisserow @ vmware . com

 

LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES

http://tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

Highlights:

VMware vCloud Networking and Security for vSphere Professionals [V5.5] 06-08 Oct

VMware vSphere: What's New [V4.x to V5.5] 09-10 Oct

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.x] 13-15 Oct

VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design [V5.x] 15-17 Oct

VMWARE BLOGGERS

KB ARTICLES

 

VMware ESX

Understanding the differences between snapshots and delta files, snapshot deletion and consolidation (2078993)

Date Published: 9/12/2014

HA slot size calculation becomes distorted when using VMware strict admission control and reports the error: Insufficient Resources for HA failover (2015564)

Date Published: 9/10/2014

VMware ESXi

Generated Core dump file gets deleted after experiencing the purple diagnostic screen on the ESXi host after 11 days (2089410)

Date Published: 9/12/2014

VMware ESXi 5.5 Complete Update 2 (2079725)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 sata-ata-piix vib (2084600)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Concurrent virtual machine migrations using XvMotion fail with the error: A General System Error occurred (2088561)

Date Published: 9/8/2014

Applying the Host Profile settings on an ESXi host using vSphere Auto Deploy fails with the error: Host Profile execution failed: ‘Balanced’ CPU policy not supported by system (2088461)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware ESXi 5.1.x host fails with a purple diagnostic screen and reports the error: PANIC bora/vmkernel/main/dlmalloc.c:4827 – Usage error in dlmalloc – TcpipAllocPort (2088300)

Date Published: 9/8/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 esx-base vib (2079726)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 tools-light vib (2079727)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 net-tg3 vib (2079728)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 sata-ahci vib (2079729)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 scsi-megaraid-sas vib (2079730)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 esx-base vib (2079731)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 Image Profile-Standard (2079732)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 Image Profile-no-tools (2079735)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 Image Profile-Standard (2079736)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 Image Profile-no-tools (2079737)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Updates ESXi 5.5 misc-drivers vib (2081032)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Known limitations of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 series with ESXi 5.1.x and ESXi 5.5 Update 2 (2087032)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

After a purple diagnostic screen failure, ESXi host reports the warning: No coredump target has been configured. Host core dumps cannot be saved. (2088669)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware Horizon View

VMware Horizon View trending issues by product version (2089340)

Date Published: 9/12/2014

The “Use native NFS snapshots (VAAI)” option is not available when you rebalance View virtual machines to an NFS datastore in vSphere 5.1 or later (2088995)

Date Published: 9/10/2014

After upgrading Horizon Client for Windows, cannot launch the client unless I run it as an administrator (2084817)

Date Published: 9/12/2014

VMware ThinApp

Virtual Internet Explorer does not redirect to the native browser for URLs that not in ThinDirect.txt. (2087898)

Date Published: 9/10/2014

Virtual version of Citrix v11.150 client launches the native Citrix Receiver instead of the virtual Citrix client. (2087931)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)

Definitions of Total Disk Space Configured and the Disk Space Total Used metrics in the Virtual Machine List report (2080111)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware vCenter Orchestrator

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.x (vCO) High Availability (2079967)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware vCenter Server

Managing vCenter Server Database Space Requirements (2078305)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Unable to create virtual machine on a host when vCenter Server is installed with Oracle 12c database (2079443)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Tagging the Stateless Caching Disk using Autodeploy displays an inaccurate Is Local: value (2088239)

Date Published: 9/11/2014

Executing long running custom VMware tools scripts for power off or suspend tasks fail with the error: A general system error occurred: Invalid Fault (2088472)

Date Published: 9/10/2014

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 – VIMPatch-5.5.0-2105955-20140901 (2077090)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Configuring CA signed certificates for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (2085644)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Operational Limits for Site Recovery Manager 5.8 (2081158)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Network Ports for Site Recovery Manager 5.8 (2081159)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Operational Limits of Site Recovery Manager 5.8 in a Shared Recovery Site (N:1) Configuration (2081866)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware vCloud Automation Center

Cannot find VMware vSphere virtual machines by unique identifier using the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 or directly in vSphere API (2088838)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Installing vCloud Automation Center 6.1 (2088128)

Date Published: 9/11/2014

Migrating to vCloud Automation Center 6.1 from 5.2.x (2088136)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Upgrading to VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.1 from 6.0 (2088132)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

The VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) Windows Guest Agent fails to process assigned jobs and the gugent-axis.log file reports the error: Client certificate chain file not specified (2068820)

Date Published: 9/12/2014

vCloud Automation Center Release 6.1 Hotfix for NSX (2088172)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware vCloud Connector

Copying the VMX10 virtual machine using the vCloud Connector fails with the error: Invalid configuration for device deviceID (2079424)

Date Published: 9/8/2014

VMware vCloud Director

When uploading files to ESXi hosts, VMware vCloud Director reports the error: A specified parameter was not correct (2078709)

Date Published: 9/11/2014

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

Checking VMware Virtual Data Center (vDC) memory overhead in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2064099)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

VMware View

Connecting all USB devices to the VMware Horizon View desktop on launch (2088705)

Date Published: 9/12/2014

VMware vSphere Data Protection

Cancelling a job using the command line interface in vSphere Data Protection (VDP) (2088473)

Date Published: 9/10/2014

VMware vSphere Replication

Retrieving the Connection Details Required for Configuring Replications to Cloud (2083867)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Resetting the MAC Address of a Virtual Machine that is Replicated to Cloud (2086292)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Port Numbers that must be open for vSphere Replication 5.8 (2087769)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

Operational Limits for vSphere Replication 5.8 (2087771)

Date Published: 9/9/2014

DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

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VMware Newsletter 6.35

Posted by nisserow Sep 21, 2014

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From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well as the titles says this is my last VMware newsletter that I will be producing from my current hometown of Brisbane, Australia. I have lived in this beautiful city for the past 8+ years and it has been really amazing. I am now heading off to  the USA to live and work in San Francisco. I am incredibly excited to have this opportunity given to me by my fantastic employer, VMware. The newsletter will continue as usual, there will be no major interruptions except possibly while I get myself setup when I arrive in my new City.

 

I want to thank all of my customers and colleagues for all of their support over the past 5 and a half years at VMware in Brisbane. It has been an outstanding time for me personally and I have enjoyed working with each of you.

 

I hope that you will choose to continue to receive the newsletter from San Francisco. Of course you are always able to unsubscribe by using the personal link at the end of each edition, but I really hope you will stay as a subscriber, and I promise to continue to bring you the latest VMware news direct from San Francisco each week.

 

My latest blog posting for those that have been following is titled "Why do we still build Virtual Machines like their Physical Counterparts” and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/on2kdj5

 

Take care everyone, have a fantastic and productive week and I look forward to chatting to you again next week from my new home in San Francisco.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager

VMware

nisserow @ vmware . com

 

VMWARE BLOGGERS

  1. Top 20 Articles for August 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6254)Here is our Top 20 KB list for August 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. 1. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) 2. Installing async drivers on […]

     

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    Weekly News Recap, Sept. 5, 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=2993)The Weekly News Recap has returned! We took a short break during VMworld US, but we’re back with the latest VMware and industry updates. You may have noticed that we’ve changed the name of the VMware Company Blog – to Tribal Knowledge! Read more about Tribal Knowledge and the team here and be sure to […]

     

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    VMware continues EUC momentum at AirWatch Connect (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=2981)On the heels of a successful VMworld, VMware’s EUC division is keeping the momentum going with an enterprise mobility conference beginning next Monday. AirWatch Connect Atlanta brings together the brightest minds in mobility, Sept. 8–11 for four days of education, product updates, networking and more. Follow along on the AirWatch Blog for the latest EUC […]

     

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    VMware’s Office of the CTO Announces Third Annual Fling Contest (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=2975)Grab your thinking cap and get those creative juices flowing, because VMware’s Third Annual Fling Contest has just kicked off! This annual tradition has been running (with some name changes along the way) for two years now, and we are excited to bring it back for 2014. Flings are free apps and tools that are […]

     

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    VMware’s Call to IT Professionals: Be Brave (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=1127)At VMworld last week, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger laid it out: IT is no place for the timid. In a world where business has become not only lightning fast, but also increasingly fluid, he said, “…the biggest risk is perpetuating the status quo.” Success depends on willingness to move fast, be decisive, and take calculated […]

     

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    VMware Feature Walkthrough: Step-by-Step VMware How-to’s (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13768)If you are like me, VMworld 2014 in San Francisco left my brain on overload. With so many new product and services announcements, plus breakout sessions filled with technical information and demos in the expo floor booths, it’s hard not to feel like you are drinking from the proverbial fire hose.  Throw in a party […]

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN Network Design Guide (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13783)Virtual SAN is a scale-out hypervisor-converged software-defined storage solution that can scale up to 32 nodes in a cluster. The network serves as the backbone of a Virtual SAN cluster by providing the interconnects between nodes via an Ethernet network topology. There are many design options when creating a vSphere network design that includes VMware […]

     

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    VMware Hands-on Labs VMworld 2014 US online (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13760)VMware Hands-on Labs at VMworld 2014 US marked a number of firsts: Over 10,000 labs were taken Over 100,000 VMs were used for labs during the week VSAN and EVO:RACK were used to host a portion of the infrastructure vCloud Air and Horizon 6 were in the top 5 labs I am pleased to announce […]

     

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    Virtual SAN 5.5 Validation Guide (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13737)Enabling Virtual SAN, if the environment is configured and ready, is an easy click of the mouse. If the environment is not ready however, the task of troubleshooting a new product, can easily become quite daunting. As we track the issues that have arisen during Virtual SAN deployments, we see that the majority of issues […]

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN: Performance with Microsoft SQL Server (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=13731)As we continue to showcase the value and capabilities of Virtual SAN, I believe it is crucial to provide access to the information VMware’s performance engineering team has gathered around business critical applications and their respective performance benchmarks. This new white paper focuses on Microsoft SQL Server workload performance on VMware Virtual SAN. The study was […]

     

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    VCDX / vExpert Party Celebrates Programs, Honors Award Winners (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4642)It was the beginning of a new certification era and the end of an old one at the annual VMworld VCDX / vExpert party last week. Pat Gelsinger presented John Arrasjid, VCDX 001 with the John Newman Award, and Ray Budavari with the first ever VCIX-NV certification. Ray paved the way for recognition in installing, […]

     

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    Upcoming Webinar on VMware vCloud Automation Center (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4662)When properly understood, the vCloud Automation Center moves the task of delivering personalized IT services from a manual process to an automatic one. In our webinar on September 10th at 9am PDT, VCI and Senior Technical Instructor Jerry Davis will instruct participants on mastering: The use case for the vCloud Automation Center architecture within today’s […]

     

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    Save 50% on Two BETA Training Classes in the USA (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4632)We are offering two special beta delivery classes in the coming weeks. VMware offers BETA courses to anyone wanting to participate in finalizing the near complete course. You save 50% off the course price and get the same valuable VMware training. VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.0] Reston, VA, USA 22-26 September This […]

     

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    Using Differentiated Services to Tame Elephants (http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/?p=1507)This post was co-authored by Justin Pettit, Staff Engineer, Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware, and Ravi Shekhar, Distinguished Engineer, S3BU at Juniper Networks. ******************** As discussed in other blog posts and presentations, long-lived, high-bandwidth flows (elephants) can negatively affect short-lived flows (mice). Elephant flows send more data, which can lead to queuing delays for latency-sensitive mice. VMware […]

     

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    Running Microsoft SharePoint FAST Search on vSphere (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1542)By Girish Manmadkar I recently worked with an enterprise customer to resolve end user reports of performance issues related to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search deployed on vSphere 5.1. The end users were reporting problems with initial page response and file upload and download. The customer requested architecture guidance, including a performance health check […]

     

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    Calling all DevOps, resources are here for integrations (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=4549)VMware provides a rich set of APIs and extensibility surfaces through which developers, devops engineers can rapidly develop cloud management solutions that integrate seamlessly with the latest VMware technologies for cloud automation and cloud operations. VMware Developer Center’s new Cloud Management and Automation zone gives you a single starting point for accessing the information and […]

     

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    There’s More to SaaS Than Meets the Eye (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4229)This is a guest post from iland, a member of the vCloud Air Network. SaaS companies are really hot. Everyone is offering everything as a service – from applications to IT management itself, and everything in between. While we love to talk about the model in terms of Salesforce.com’s success, the growth of ServiceNow, or […]

     

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    The Case for SAP Central Services and VMware Fault Tolerance (http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/?p=1020)What’s the CPU Utilization Of Standalone SAP Central Services in a Virtual Machine? Since VMware came out with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) we have considered the deployment option of installing SAP Central Services in a 1 x vCPU virtual machine protected by VMware FT. FT creates a live shadow instance of a virtual machine that […]

     

DESKTOP

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    Options for Application Delivery in VMware Horizon 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6362)By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware When it comes to application delivery, VMware Horizon 6.0 has something for everyone. VMware just published Application-Delivery Options in VMware Horizon 6.0, a white paper that describes the unique combination of application-delivery options supported in VMware Horizon 6.0. Today’s workforce is extremely fluid. Employees […]

     

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    Finalists announced for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Excellence Awards (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=31637)Drumroll please… The following organizations have been named finalists for the AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Excellence Awards in North America. Operational Excellence (ROI) Awards, Non-profit/Education Coachella Valley Unified School District Indiana University of Pennsylvania Saint Francis High School Operational Excellence (ROI) Awards, Business Athenahealth Monsanto Ontario Tire Stewardship Mobile Innovation Award, Customers News America Marketing QuickPass (a division […]

     

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    Enterprise mobility news recap: Sept. 1 – 5 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=31625)Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week: AirWatch Connect is next week! Find out all you need to know before the leading event in enterprise mobility at http://air-watch.com/connect/. Virtual reality is making strides. Oculus Rift has teamed up with Samsung […]

     

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    Dolce Hotels: Modernizing through mobility (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=31460)Guests staying at any of the 24 Dolce Hotels and Resorts will notice a common theme: quality. The characteristic is ingrained into each location and every aspect of operation. Even those behind the scenes are committed to quality. For VP of IT John Edwards, quality is defined by innovation through technology. The IT staff at […]

     

PARTNER

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    New VMware | HP Video Highlighting Strategy for an Open SDDC (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1323)This new, 3-minute video, describes the VMware | HP strategy, co-development activities, and joint go-to-market plans for VMware vCenter and HP OneView integration. The collaboration will enable your customers to take their SDDC to the next level, by abstracting compute, storage, and networking and managing it all from a  single console. 

     

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    EMC Forum… 39 Cities Left to Redefine (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1321)We are the diamond sponsor of the EMC Forum 2014 road show. Bring your customers to your city to learn more about the joint VMware | EMC value propositions.

     

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    VMware Fusion 7 Pro Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1319)Fusion 7 Pro is now available to sell or upgrade. This product lets advanced users and developers run Windows on Macs and opens the door to Macs in business. It also connects to and runs VMs hosted on vSphere.

     

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    Just 2 Months Left to Comply with New Competency Requirements (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1317)Solution Provider and Service Provider program changes – requiring 2 individuals trained in Solution Competency-specific VSP and VTSP accreditations – are now in effect and these new requirements must be met by November 3, 2014. Get started with the online Solution Competency training now.

     

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    EUC Series: Trend to Watch and Ways VMware Partners are Changing IT History (http://blogs.vmware.com/partner/?p=2143)Sixty to seventy years ago it was the mainframe. Twenty to thirty years ago: client-server. In present day, mobile and cloud are the hot topics in every IT department. In fact, mobile and cloud are growing four times faster than the rest of the IT sector, according to a report from Gartner. With more and […]

     

VERTICALS

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    Learn How to Make the Most Important Data Center Decisions at VMware SMB September Webcasts (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=3008)This September, join VMware for our free, upcoming live and on-demand webcasts to learn how to make important IT decisions for your SMB. Learn how to deliver the best IT performance with the least manual effort during our virtual infrastructure webcast. Discover why VMware Virtual SAN is the industry leader in hyper-converged, software-defined storage for […]

     

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    Three Keys to Fast, Affordable IT in an Always-On World (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=3004)In today’s data centers, three trends drive the need for new approaches to the management of IT systems: the expectation for always-on IT services, rapidly growing infrastructure, and limited IT budgets. While any one of these trends creates challenges for your IT team, the combination of them makes it clear that the status quo is […]

     

EXTERNAL BLOGGERS

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    Re: Re: The Rack Endgame: A New Storage Architecture For the Data Center (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15368)I was reading Frank Denneman’s article with regards to new datacenter architectures. This in its turn was a response to Stephen Fosket’s article about how the physical architecture of datacenter hardware should change. I recommend reading both articles as that will give a bit more background, plus they are excellent reads by itself. (gotta love […] " Re: Re: The Rack Endgame: A New Storage Architecture For the Data Center " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter -…

     

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    VMware EVO:RAIL demo (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15359)I just wanted to share the VMware EVO:RAIL demo with my readers. I shared it on twitter / linkedin but figured it made sense as well to have it here. The demo shows both the configuration and the management interface. Note that it takes less than 15 minutes normally to complete the configuration, but of […] " VMware EVO:RAIL demo " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    VMware EVO:RAIL FAQ (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15332)Over the last couple of days the same VMware EVO:RAIL questions keep popping up over and over again. I figured I would do a quick VMware EVO:RAIL Q&A post so that I can point people to that instead of constantly answering them on twitter. Can you explain what EVO:RAIL is? EVO:RAIL is the next evolution […] " VMware EVO:RAIL FAQ " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    VMware / ecosystem / industry news flash… part 2 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15268)There we go, part two of the VMware / ecosystem / industry news flash. I expected a lot of news around VMworld as traditionally is always the case. I hope the below is a good summary, these are the articles / announcements I read and found interesting. It is the Monday after VMworld and I […] " VMware / ecosystem / industry news flash… part 2 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    Liking the VMware EVO:RAIL look? How about a desktop / phone wallpaper? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15254)Dave Shanley (lead engineer for VMware EVO:RAIL) dropped me an email with an awesome looking wallpaper for desktops and smart phones. I asked him if I could share with the world and I guess it is needless to say what the answer was. Grab ‘em below while they are still hot :). Thanks Dave! Note, […] " Liking the VMware EVO:RAIL look? How about a desktop / phone wallpaper? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual…

     

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    Infinio now supports block storage (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4895)While at VMworld I had the opportunity to meet the folks from Infinio and have dinner with them. One of their big announcements at VMworld was around something that I had always thought was really holding them back from growing their business. Their original Infinio Accelerator 1.0 product which was released last year only supported … Continue reading »

     

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    Introducing vSphere-land 2.0! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4884)I’ve been wanting to upgrade both my WordPress version and theme for a long time now but have been hesitant because I have a lot of plug-ins, custom css and theme hacking that I’ve done and I didn’t want to break anything. Well this weekend GoDaddy gave me a reason to. I’ve hosted my sites … Continue reading »

     

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    Commodity off the Shelf… Cheaper? (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/09/commodity-of-the-shelf-cheaper.html)It’s an interesting thing that I’ve been seeing more and more – customers looking to leverage commodity off the shelf hardware and opensource software stacks. Personally, I LOVE this idea. I think that “Software Defined” means that whenever you CAN...

     

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    Technology Short Take #44 (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3509)This is Technology Short Take #44, the latest in my irregularly-published series of content links and thoughts on various data center-related technologies. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Technology Short Take #44

     

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    VMworld 2014 Orchestration, Automation & Optimization Panel (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3221)One of the highlights for VMworld 2014 in San Francisco this year for me was on the first day, I was asked by the vBrownbag team to sit on the “Opening Acts 2014 Orchestration,... VMworld 2014 Orchestration, Automation & Optimization Panel is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    WebCommander goes Open Source (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3212)You may have heard me talk about Webcommander before at VMworld or during a vBrownbag, if you haven’t and you don’t know about this project then you have been missing out! WebCommander was designed... WebCommander goes Open Source is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

     

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    EMC – RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=2242)EMC announced RecoverPoint for VMs last week, and I thought I’d do a quick summary post / highlights for those who missed it. Firstly, an overview from EMC can be found here. You can get the datasheet here. And you can watch an overview video of the features here. Audience Secondly, it’s important to understand […]

     

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    VMware – EVO:RAIL – Link-o-rama (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=2238)The past week is a bit of a blur. While I re-adjust to GMT +10, I thought I’d put out a quick post with links to various useful resources on VMware’s EVO:RAIL. Firstly, here’s some from VMware that provide a nice overview of the product. EVO:RAIL Datasheet Introductory Whitepaper Duncan has a typically comprehensive post on […]

     

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    VMware Fling – View Auditing Portal (http://www.vmguru.nl/?p=13600)Today VMware Labs released a new fling, the View Auditing Portal which is a new web portal that serves  as an extension to Horizon View Administrator. View Auditing Portal features: Show parent virtual machines of linked clone desktop pools and descendant snapshots in a tree view. The snapshots not in use by linked clone pools are marked in grey,  so that View administrator can remove the snapshots not in use. Show statistics for operation systems and versions of View clients in different types of view…

     

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    VMware Fusion 7 released (http://www.vmguru.nl/?p=13583)Just moments ago VMware has released VMware Fusion 7, their personal desktop virtualization software for the Mac. VMware Fusion 7 is optimized for the latest Macs and ready for OS X Yosemite and Windows 8.1. Designed for OSX Yosemite With Fusion 7 you will be able to get a Mac-like experience when running Windows applications on a Mac. The Fusion 7 updated Yosemite look and feel makes working with your Windows applications feel cleaner and more refined. Adopting Yosemite’s key design cues such as…

     

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    Who runs Horizon 6 more efficiently? Nutanix or VSAN? (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6586)One great aspect of working for a cutting edge storage vendor such as Nutanix is that for all of the competitive sniping in the marketplace, the technology really does speak for itself. A question that was asked of me recently by an individual new to SDS had me thinking about the traits that make solutions … Continue reading »

     

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    Secure Content Sharing And Messaging with End to End Security – Places from Reunion Island (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=36513)I was quite surprised by discovering this new startup from Reunion Island – an Island where I live, trying to solve quite painful problem these days – privacy and security for individuals. What if the way to go to the personal security and privacy lead through our own protection, without letting the others spy at our data [...] Read the full post Secure Content Sharing And Messaging with End to End Security – Places from Reunion Island at ESX Virtualization .

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN 5.5 Validation Guide (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=36500)This guide helps to do a check of VSAN requirements before and after deployment. VMware engineers used this document internally first in order to validate the VSAN requirements before hitting the “enable VSAN” checkbox. It allows some head scratching on “why am I getting this error?”. If you go through and successfully validate all the [...] Read the full post VMware Virtual SAN 5.5 Validation Guide at ESX Virtualization .

     

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    VMware Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Pro released – ready for Yosemite (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=36493)New version of VMware Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Pro version has been released yesterday bringing more efficiency (up to 46% compared to Fusion 6), more performance and more features. Fusion Pro version can run a greater range of operating systems (over 200) and has a supports for iSight cameras in VMs. It can also connect [...] Read the full post VMware Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Pro released – ready for Yosemite at ESX Virtualization .

     

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    Free Tool for Nested ESXi Labs – ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=36477)There is a free utility called ESXi MAC learning dvFilter released by VMware Labs last week. This utility is provided as a VIB and installs on the physical ESXi host, not on the virtual ESXi hosts. I learned about it by reading posts from William Lam and Andreas Peetz. ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter is kind of [...] Read the full post Free Tool for Nested ESXi Labs – ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter at ESX Virtualization .

     

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    Backup and Restore ESXi Configuration with PowerCLI (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=36430)In some situations you might need to backup or restore configuration of your ESXi host. This can be done with several tools with GUI front end or you can use tools diretly built-in ESXi and vSphere. And that’s what we will explore today. There might be a situation where the only choice is what you already have [...] Read the full post Backup and Restore ESXi Configuration with PowerCLI at ESX Virtualization .

     

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    EVO: RAIL Demo Video – VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=36463)Before VMworld I have assisted to VMware EVO: RAIL presentation. VMware Hyper-Converged infrastructure presentation video wasn’t available to the public until today, when Duncan Epping has published the video done by Dave Shanley. So here is EVO: RAIL Demo Video. VMware EVO:RAIL has been demoed during VMworld and I have also published a details, together with [...] Read the full post EVO: RAIL Demo Video – VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure at ESX Virtualization .

     

KB ARTICLES

 

VMware ESX
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201408402-BG: Updates tools-light (2080819)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi-5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20140804001-standard (2080821)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi
Determining the BIOS, hardware, and driver versions of an ESXi 5.x host through the Web browser (2075270)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201408401-BG: Updates esx-base (2080816)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20140804001-no-tools (2080825)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20140801001s-no-tools (2080836)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
Understanding ESXi 5.x Patching Model (2083707)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
Changing the ESXi server management IP address (2084629)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
ESXi 5.5.x host fails with a purple diagnostic screen and reports the error: Res3GetSpecificCluster@esx (2086747)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201408101-SG: Updates esx-base (2080829)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi-5.0.0-20140801001s-standard (2080833)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201408001 (2080838)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
Cannot log in to the ESXi host using Active Directory domain credentials (2087485)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
What does VMK_VECTOR mean? (2070218)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
VMware Horizon View
Deploying View Linked Clones from single parent image to multiple vLANs (2086437)
Date Published: 8/25/2014
Increasing the number of failed user login attempts displays the error: The View Connection Server authentication failed. Maximum login attempts exceeded (2086682)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
On Windows XP View clients connected to a Windows XP remote desktop, characters using the Japanese font MS Mincho do not print correctly (2085085)
Date Published: 8/30/2014
Health Management on two security servers flips from green to red and reports the error: The service is not working properly (2087822)
Date Published: 8/29/2014
VMware Horizon Workspace
Installing a custom SSL certificate in VMware Horizon Workspace 1.x fails when using an encrypted RSA Private Key (2063732)
Date Published: 8/25/2014
VMware Horizon Workspace reports virtual appliance (vApp) with host name as localhost.localdomain (2084687)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
Installing the VMware Workspace Portal fails with the error: The operation is not supported on this object. (2086526)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Patch deployment fails for some Linux managed machines, such as CentOS and OEL, when SELinux is enabled on the managed machine (2079311)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
VMware vCenter Orchestrator
VMware vCenter Orchestrator appears twice in vSphere Web Client, as FQDN and IP address (2076318)
Date Published: 8/25/2014
VMware vCenter Server
Users or groups are unable to log in to vCenter Server after restarting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service (2086548)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
VMware vCenter Server indicates that the Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS) usage load is imbalanced (2087250)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
Using a Service Principle Name for Active Directory authentication in vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 uses the Machine Account (2087978)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
Cannot start vCenter Server after applying a Windows patch (2075117)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
SNMP Collector displays source address as 127.0.0.1 in a VMware vCenter Server Appliance (2085359)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Cannot perform Recoveries in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with SRM Administrator role (2085375)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
VMware vCloud Application Director
The virtual appliance (vApp) reports the hostname as locahost.localdomain when deploying in VMware vCloud Application Director (2079768)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
VMware vCloud Director
Changing the vApp Network NAT mapping mode to manual and set an external IP in VMware vCloud Director 5.5.1 fails with the error: Invalid IP address for the external network (2085601)
Date Published: 8/28/2014
The VMware vCloud Director (vCD) webapp fails to start with the error: Missing: com.vmware.vcloud.ui-vcloud-webapp (2052230)
Date Published: 8/27/2014
VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) manual and scheduled backups do not start (2069729)
Date Published: 8/29/2014
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Changing the vCenter Server IP address in the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance cluster (2076495)
Date Published: 8/25/2014
Reconfiguring network settings in VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) 5.5 (2086680)
Date Published: 8/26/2014
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware Newsletter 6.34

Posted by nisserow Sep 6, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well VMworld US 2014 is over and there were so many announcements. While I did not make it to this fantastic event this year I am sure that I will next year. There were so many newsworthy articles produced, tweets and other posts from the many VMware staff at the event and our vExpert's and customers.

 

I know that with all of the amazing solutions announced that it will be another amazing year to be working with VMware technology.

 

This edition is dedicated to VMworld US 2014, all of the dedicated professionals who helped make this event a reality and of course our wonderful customers who make this event the amazing success that it is.

 

I hope you enjoy all of the wonderful news from this most fantastic event.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

nisserow @ vmware . com

 

VMworld 2014 US - http://www.vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/

 

VMworld 2014 U.S. Wrap-up

 

What a great week at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco! As we wind down to recharge and then gear up for VMworld 2014 in Barcelona, here are a few resources to help wrap-up:


Blogs on news and announcements:
VMworld 2014 Bloggers Rollup
VMware Tribal Knowledge Blog wrap-up

 

Video playlists on VMworld TV (YouTube):
VMworld 2014 Highlights from San Francisco
VMworld 2014 Keynotes and Sessions

 

Note: Watch for an upcoming blog post on a week of VMworld 2014 LIVE video recordings from theCUBE Interviews, presented by SiliconAngle and Wikibon — and Community Tech Talks, presented by vBrownBag from the Hang Space. 

 

NEW! Watch video recordings of the Top 10 Sessions for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from VMworld 2014 U.S. (available for everyone). Scroll through the pages for top 10 from all 3 days. For all sessions, you must be a paid VMworld 2014 U.S. attendee.  Attendees will be notified when available in early September.

 

Watch for variety of offerings from our VMworld Social Media & Community page as we head into VMworld 2014 Europe. For example, the VMworld team curated a series of community postings into a VMworld Storify account. We will also be posting VMworld 2014 photo albums on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest.

 

VMware Bloggers

 

KB Articles

Desktop
Accessing the gateway-va URL in VMware Horizon Workspace fails with the error: HTTP 404 Error (2085347)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
Launching VMware Horizon View Hosted App from the VMware Workspace Portal fails with the error: Invalid SAML credentials (2086314)
Date Published: 8/20/2014
My VMware
How to edit your notifications in My VMware (2086791)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
VMware ESX
RAMDISK corruption causes new RHEL or CentOs to fail (2086520)
Date Published: 8/20/2014
VMware ESXi
Hotplug and unplug of disks on H710 controller (2077312)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
Hot unPlug and Plug of disks on P420i controller (2077426)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
Creation of native snapshot fails on an NFS datastore due to an issue with NetApp NAS plug-in (2085612)
Date Published: 8/20/2014
Unable to delete a storage policy (2085640)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
Virtual machines appears as Invalid immediately after it is added to the inventory (2085907)
Date Published: 8/19/2014
Hotplug and unplug of disks on LSI 9271-8i controller (2077427)
Date Published: 8/19/2014
VMware Horizon View
Using location-based printing in VMware Horizon View to map printers from a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) or share path (2086646)
Date Published: 8/21/2014
VMware ThinApp
Uninstalling the VMware Thinapp application fails with error: Failed to add Application in msg for UNINSTALL operation, vm install type not found (2085049)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
Upgrade of Chargeback Manager sets the INSTANCE_UUID filed as To_INITIALIZE (2085461)
Date Published: 8/19/2014
VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
Unable to register a vCenter Server in vCenter Operations Manager following changed UUID (2068856)
Date Published: 8/21/2014
Attempts to access the vSphere UI using only the IP address fail (2084752)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
VMware vCenter Server
Cannot login to or manage vCenter SQL Express instance (VIM_SQLEXP) running on VMware vCenter Server (2063510)
Date Published: 8/19/2014
Creating Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) using a VMware legacy vSphere Client fails and reports the error: Basic support (2078639)
Date Published: 8/20/2014
Historical Performance charts do not appear in vCenter Server 5.1 with an Oracle database (2085985)
Date Published: 8/20/2014
Running the VMware vCenter Server Proactive Oracle Checking (VPOC) tool for vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 (2086126)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
VMware vCloud Automation Center
Backing up the VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) Postgres database (2086958)
Date Published: 8/21/2014
VMware vCloud Director
vCloud Director 5.5 requirements when using NFS for the transfer server storage (2086127)
Date Published: 8/19/2014
VMware View
Logging in to a VMware Horizon View desktop in a multi-domain environment fails with the error: Authentication Failed (2085374)
Date Published: 8/18/2014
VMware vSphere Data Protection
Configuring VDP services to run as VDPBackupUser (2086674)
Date Published: 8/19/2014
VMware vSphere Replication
Missing or corrupted OVF environment in VMware vSphere Replication (2084652)
Date Published: 8/21/2014

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