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

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