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Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks VMware TAM newsletter. This week I would like to direct your attention to our latest VMware TAM Blog posting. Here is a summary.

Crafting an Organizational RACI Document to Support Virtualization Solutions by Jason Gaudreau

It is no secret, designing a virtual infrastructure is a complex undertaking, but one aspect that certainly needs to be considered is how the environment will be supported. In small- to medium-sized businesses, a majority of the IT departments support all aspects of the infrastructure; but in enterprise organizations, different divisions support technical competencies in end-user computing, servers, mid-range, networking and storage. For instance, when deploying a virtual desktop infrastructure (VD

Continue Reading: http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/2015/03/crafting-organizational-raci-document-support-virtualization-solutions.html


I wish you all a very successful week ahead and look forward to speaking to you again next week.

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    Watch the Top vBlog 2015 Results Show Live! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5689)Join the vChat gang, Eric Siebert from vSphere-land, David Davis from Virtualization Software and Simon Seagrave from TechHead along with special guests Scott Davis from Infinio and John Troyer from TechReckoning as we countdown the top 25 bloggers based on the results from my annual VMware/virtualization blog survey. This event will be broadcast live via Google Hangouts at 9:00am … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      VMTurbo is giving away a great home lab just for watching a webinar (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5683)Register for the VMTurbo 5.1 Release Webcast and get THREE CHANCES to win a Turbostack Home Lab, valued over USD $1,600.00! Now I would encourage you to watch the webcast even if they weren’t giving away a pretty cool home lab kit (that’s what they call it in the UK) as VMTurbo makes a great … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      New paper on VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) from Evaluator Group (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5670)Want to know more about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and get an analyst perspective of this exciting new VMware storage architecture? Well you can, Evaluator Group has a new paper entitled “Evaluation of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage with VMware VVOLs” that details their experience and opinions after some hands-on experience with VVols running on 3PAR. The … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      vBlogger Spotlight: William Lam (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5674)Follow @lamw While we wait for the Top vBlog results I thought I would shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on William Lam, automation wizard extraordinaire and voted last year as the #2 vBlogger in the world. Let’s face … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      VMworld 2015 Call for Papers now open! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5663)  It’s that time of year again, time to submit your best session ideas for VMworld for that oh so slight chance that it might get accepted. Below are the timelines for the whole CFP process. Call For Papers opens March 24, closes April 28 June 12 (+/- a few days) Speaker Resource Center opens … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      Upcoming round-table panel discussion on Virtual Volumes (VVols) hosted by Taneja Group (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5659)I’ll be participating as one of the panelists in an upcoming round-table discussion on Virtual Volumes (VVols) that is being hosted by Tom Fenton of the Taneja Group. Click the image below to sign-up and hope to see you there. VMware Virtual Volumes – What impact will they have on the datacenter? Thursday, April 2nd at 9:00 … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      When it comes to implementing Virtual Volumes (VVols) you better be on time (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5655)I was conversing with one of our VVol engineers today after he mentioned that we have seen customers experiencing problems with using VVols due to time sync issues in their vSphere environment. These problems could of easily been avoided with some simple RTFMing. VMware’s New Virtual Volumes (VVols) architecture has a lot of moving parts … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      vBlogger Spotlight: Mike Laverick (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5646)Follow @Mike_Laverick While we wait for the Top vBlog results I thought I would shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on Mike Laverick, one of the OG bloggers who started his RTFM (Read The Frigging Manual) Education website … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      Top vBlog voting has ended (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5639)The polls have closed after being open for just over 2 weeks and over 2,200 people have voted which is a new record high compared to the 1,400 last year. So what’s next? I have to run all the votes through my vote processing contraption to determine the results, hopefully we don’t run into any … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      vBlogger Spotlight: Scott Lowe (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5633)Follow @Scott_Lowe While we wait for the Top vBlog results I thought I would shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on Scott Lowe, not to be confused with the Other Scott Lowe or the gamer Scott Lowe (lots … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      The evolution of bloggers as seen through the vLaunchpad over the years (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5624)I recently dug into some of my website design archives and came across many version of how the vLaunchpad has grown and evolved over the last 8 years. Because is contains links to all the blogs out there this time capsule serves to illustrate how bloggers have evolved and gorwn over the years. The earliest … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      VMTN wayback machine – spotlight on Jason Boche (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5619)Years and years ago on my old vmware-land.com website I had a page devoted to shining the spotlight on very active and influential members of the VMTN community so we could find out more about them. I thought I’d resurrect some of those spotlights and give you a glimpse back into the early days of the VMTN … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      NFS 4.1 support in vSphere limitations and caveats (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5614)vSphere 6 finally bumped the version of NFS that was supported as a datastore from v3 to v4.1. NFS v4.1 is certainly not new having been introduced in 2010 but VMware has never seen to support v4.1 until vSphere 6. As expected NFS v4.1 brings a number of enhancements over v3 including support for multi-pathing and … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      Videos to help you learn about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) concepts and architecture (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5605)VMware has published two short videos that go over the concepts and architecture related to their new Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) storage architecture in vSphere 6. After you are done checking them out head on over to my Virtual Volumes link page for a lot more content on VVOLs. Chromeless Doc Player Chromeless Doc Player [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      Bloggers get some free bling for your Top vBlog 2015 commemorative coin (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5588)Any blogger that tweets to promote this post with the hashtag #SupportvSphereland and makes the top 50 will receive a cool metal coin stand courtesy of me so they can proudly display their commemorative coin on their desk. You can use the below button to easily tweet this. Tweet [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      Check out these great companies that support vSphere-land and Top vBlog 2015 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5557)Maintaining this site and my vLaunchpad as well as executing Top vBlog each year is very time-consuming. In return I would ask that you take a moment and learn a bit about my great sponsors that support me and make this all possible. Below check the latest news and events from my sponsors and be sure … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

       

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      PowerCLI and PowerShell Workflows (http://www.lucd.info/?p=4878)In PowerShell v3 the Workflow feature was introduced. But until now there haven’t been too many examples available on how to use PowerCLI in PowerShell Workflows. Today I was triggered by a thread from Mark in the PowerCLI VMTN community, … Continue reading →

       

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      Simple Gmail Hacks That I Use Daily (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/simple-gmail-hacks-that-i-use-daily.html)Email is the thing we all love to hate. However, if we can't use Slack , then Gmail is by far the next best thing. Having been a user for Gmail since its early early beta days when you need an invite, I've grown fond of it. The spam filters, the style, the responsiveness, and the access from anywhere is what I love. There are some hidden "features" that many don't know about. I'm going to highlight some that I use daily.   In true Google form, everything always seems to be in a…

       

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      Friday Shorts – Certs, Tools, Loads, VVOLs and #SFD7 (http://blog.mwpreston.net/?p=4363)It’s been quite a long time since my last “Friday Shorts” installment and the links are certainly piling up!  So, without further ado here’s a few tidbits of information that I shared over the last little while… A little bit of certification news! VMware education and certification has certainly taken it’s fair share of backlash

       

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      vCloud Director Database Migration (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5073)This week I’ve been working on getting some lab infrastructure fitted with much needed updates. One of those components was an aging Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 server on Windows Server 2008 R2 which I had been using to host databases for various projects.  Since I had chosen to build the new SQL server in […] 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…

       

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      VMware Horizon View Agent 6.1.0 Installation Rollback (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5066)With the release of vSphere 6 last week, I decided it was time to update some of the infrastructure in the home lab over the weekend. I got an early start Friday as I had my three remaining wisdom teeth pulled in the AM and took the rest of the day off work.  Now I’m […] 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 written permission. VMware Horizon…

       

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      vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 8: Toolkit Configuration (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2662)Advertise here with BSA Now that we have the PSC installed, it’s time to configure the variables for the Toolkit script, and also make sure we can download our root certificates. Depending on your configuration, you may need to manually download your root public certificates. VMware needs certificates in a specific format, and they need the full certificate chain. […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 8: Toolkit Configuration appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                    …

       

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      vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 7: Config SQL DBs (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2650)Advertise here with BSA Now that we have the Windows PSC installed, it is time to prepare for installing vCenter. vCenter can support three database types: embedded vPostGres (supports up to 20 hosts and 2000 VMs), Microsoft SQL, and Oracle. SQL seems to be the most popular choice, so that’s what I’ll help you configure here. Now to be […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 7: Config SQL DBs appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0 Install…

       

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      vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 5: ESXi Upgrade Best Practices (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2506)Advertise here with BSA In this installment of the vSphere 6.0 installation how-to series we cover upgrading ESXi hosts, VMs, and VMFS. You do need to understand ESXi/VM/VMFS upgrade best practices, recommended order, and gotchas. That’s what this post is for. Blog Series vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 1: Introduction vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 2: Platform Services Controller vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 3: Certificate […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 5: ESXi Upgrade Best Practices appeared first on Derek…
      Cloudy with a Chance of Explosive Growth (http://www.datacenterdude.com/?p=2575)The infrastructure of today is almost drowning in choice. There are countless competing platforms and ecosystems that each offer their own unique attributes. The problem with this landscape is simple. Organizations are struggling to realize the economic and competitive advantage that these ecosystems provide for one simple reason. They are far too busy running their business to fully investigate these opportunities. They have fallen into the trap of simply keeping the lights on. This is a travesty for…

       

       

      Swimming in the Deep End with NetApp Flash Pools (http://www.datacenterdude.com/?p=2562)Disk Pools, which leverage similar partitioning technology as Advanced Disk Partitioning (also new to cDOT 8.3), are a new way to allocate SSD capacity to be used by hybrid aggregates.

       

       

      Cisco Champions Radio – S2E7: Podcasting! (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2520)http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-132150/TS-948244.mp3 Recently, I had the opportunity to co-host an episode of the Cisco Champions Radio podcast, where the topic was.... PODCASTING!

       

       

      Cloud Inception (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2533)Cloud is not a new concept - it is essentially the Internet, which has its root in the 1960s.

       

       

      All Aboard the S.S. Docker (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2539)What exactly is Docker? Before we dig into that lets take a step back and look at its underlying technology, OS-level virtualization which is commonly referred to as containers.

       

       

      Why Virtual Volumes? (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2527)VVols has finally arrived! It was shipped with vSphere 6.0 and brings the ability to leverage VM Storage Policies - and the array-specific features surfaced by the VASA Provider - to specify which storage features you want applied to your virtual machines.

       

       

      What Are We Up to at DatacenterDude.com? (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2518)You may have noticed some things changing over here at DatacenterDude.com. New names appearing, higher frequency of content, guest slots on the podcast, the list goes on.

       

       

      #73 March Madness, Certifications, & Data ONTAP 8.3 (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2523)We dive into the world of certifications, why they're important, and sometimes why they're not, and with the GA announcement of Data ONTAP 8.3, we dive in head-first and talk about our favorite features and what customers will like the most!

       

       

      In-Kernel verses Virtual Storage Appliance (http://www.joshodgers.com/?p=3355)Let me start by asking, What’s all this “In-Kernel verses Virtual Storage Appliance” debate all about? It seems to me to be total nonsense yet it is the focus of so called competitive intelligence and twitter debates. From an architectural perspective … Continue reading →

       

       

      Nutanix support on vSphere – No Bull! (http://www.joshodgers.com/?p=3333)Recently it seems the spreading of Fear, Uncertainly and Doubt (FUD) about Nutanix has ramped up, probably due to Nutanix ongoing success and enormous growth. Still It’s unfortunate when large companies, and especially people in senior positions at these companies … Continue reading →

       

       

      VMware vExpert 2015 benefits (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15230)The primary reason for becoming vExpert certainly should not be related to any possible benefits of the program. And once confirmed (for me is the sixth year in a row) you have to think more about what you can give rather to what is to be expected. But I’d be a hypocrite to deny that there are also practical advantages in being a vExpert! Officially, VMware, according with the vExpert FAQ, say that the biggest benefit of the award is the public recognition as a VMware vExpert Award winner. But benefits…

       

       

      VMware vSphere 6.0 – Upgrade or not upgrade? (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15305)The new VMware vSphere 6.0 has so much interesting new features and scalability properties that make interesting for each new environment, but also for existing customers (with an active subscription, so that you can also upgrade your 5.x license keys). But like each new version you have to make some consideration first and especially before starting the upgrade procedure, so be sure to start from the vSphere Upgrade Center, the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix, the VMware Compatibility Guide, but…

       

       

      Backup products and vSphere 6.0 compatibility (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15287)Some days ago I’ve wrote about why upgrade and why don’t upgrade to the new vSphere 6.0 and one of the main reason was the compatibility aspect. Not only with hardware (most of vSphere 5.5 hardware is in HCL also for version 6.0), but mainly for the software part, especially the 3rd part software! And the most important is your backup solutions: if maybe you can accept some risks using a new release of vSphere, you cannot accept the risk of loose your backup or use beta backup product in an environment.…

       

       

      My experience with VCIX-NV exam (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16035)The Network Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX-NV) certification is something recent (introduced in October 2014) in the Network Virtualization path on the VMware NSX product. I’ve recently took the exam and I can share my consideration on it. This exam is just like other VCAP Admins exam (and a pre-authorization is required), and consists of 18 live lab activities and a short pre-exam survey consisting of 9 questions. The total time for this exam is 210 minutes (seems a lot, but for this exam could…

       

       

      VCIX-NV study guides (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15900)As written in a previous post, it’s possible study for the VCP-NV exam using only on-line resources, but the same it’s not really possible for the Network Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX-NV) certification that require really a good practice with the interface and a well understand of all NSX concepts. This exam is available since October 2014. As usual, the first source of information is the Exam Blueprint (actually in version 1.7, dated 9 December 2014) that give you a lot of information about…

       

       

      Learning about VMware NSX without having it (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=14568)One issue about VMware NSX it that it does not exist an evaluation or a trial code in order to study and test it. This because the code is still on a Nicira web site and is much more restricted compared to other VMware code. Also VMware partner may be not entitled to download it, unless they don’t have the NSX competency. Individual can got an access only through one of the NSX official course: I’ve take the ICM on NSX 6.0 and the access on Nicira web site was granted me at the end […] The post…

       

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    KB ARTICLES

     

    VMware ESXi

    Secondary Fault Tolerance virtual machine terminates intermittently changing the Fault Tolerance state from Enabled to Need Secondary (2108749)

    Date Published: 3/18/2015

    SNMPv3 traps are not being received on VMware ESX 5.1 and ESXi 5.5 (2108901)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Unable to provision VMs on Virtual SAN All-flash cluster (2109890)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    Autodeployed host fails to add to vCenter Server after replacing the underlying server hardware (2110195)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Virtual SAN network status appears as Misconfiguration detected (2110210)

    Date Published: 3/18/2015

    VMware Horizon

    How to change a Horizon 6 version 6.1 environment from Enhanced message security mode to Enabled security mode (2110760)

    Date Published: 3/18/2015

    Windows “Remove Lock Computer” group policy is not supported for RDS-hosted applications with Horizon 6 (2110781)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Using the Horizon 6 VdmUtil tool to refresh security certificates used for JMS message security (2110783)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    VMware Horizon View Client for Linux

    Cannot install Horizon Client for Linux on a system that uses iso-8859-1 encoding, such as for a Turkish locale (2111245)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    VMware Mirage

    Logging in to endpoint for the first time after installing the Mirage Client prompts for Windows authentication (2107729)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    VMware NSX for vSphere

    Firewall rules are not migrated when upgrading from VCNS 5.5.x with vShield App to NSX-V distributed firewall (2110612)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    Renamed objects in NSX-V firewall rules are not reflected in the firewall rule table (2110601)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    Best practices for configuring OSPF areas with NSX for vSphere logical routers (2110603)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    VMware vCenter Server

    Accessing All Users tasks view through VMware vSphere Web Client fails with the error: The All Users’ Tasks view for Recent Tasks is currently disabled (2104914)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Required ports for vCenter Server 6.0 (2106283)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    In a VMware vSphere 6 environment, the ESXi hosts display a false positive warning: Deprecated VMFS volume(s) (2109735)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    Upgrading to Windows vCenter Server 6.0 causes python.exe to fail (2110912)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Changing the default port 443 to a custom port in VMware vCenter Server (2108656)

    Date Published: 3/18/2015

    Installing the Client Integration Plugin 6.0 fails with the error: No hosts file found (2110742)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Implementing CA signed SSL certificates in vSphere 6.0 (2111219)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance

    Services bundled with vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2108159)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 services (2109887)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    New features in VMware vSphere 6.0.x (2109816)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

    Understanding Custom SSL Certificates specific requirements in VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.x (2083595)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Upgrading Site Recovery Manager from 5.8 to 6.0 fails or Site Recovery Manager Server stops unexpectedly on both sites after upgrade (2111069)

    Date Published: 3/18/2015

    VMware vCloud Air

    Uploading OVF/ISO to vCloud Air catalogs using OVF Tool (2110191)

    Date Published: 3/20/2015

    VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server

    When you add licensing to IaaS in VMware vRealize Automation you receive the error: Cannot downgrade the license (2109069)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    VMware vCloud Director

    Unsharing or network deletion of an Org vDC fails in VMware vCloud Director 5.1.x or 5.5.x (2107135)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    Assigning automatically the same storage policy to all virtual machines on datastores inside the storage policy via PowerCLI (2109054)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    VMware vCloud Networking and Security

    Customizing the Portal webpage with a different background color fails in VMware vCloud Networking & Security 5.x and NSX for vSphere 6.x Edge SSL VPN (2110960)

    Date Published: 3/18/2015

    VMware Virtual Disk Development

    Changed Block Tracking does not identify the deleted data inside the guest OS (2109675)

    Date Published: 3/19/2015

    VMware vRealize Automation

    VMware vRealize Automation data collection for the Network and Security Inventory fails with the error: Error executing vCenter Orchestrator workflow: Error executing REST call (2108692)

    Date Published: 3/16/2015

    VMware vSphere Replication

    Starting vSphere Replication Appliance fails with error: Network port-group has no associated network protocol profile (2110952)

    Date Published: 3/17/2015

    ESXi Hosts see vib errors after installing Vsphere Replication 5.8 and later versions (2110304)

    Date Published: 3/17/2015

     

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    VMware TAM Source 7.12

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    Hi everyone, and welcome to this weeks newsletter. There are no new blog postings on the TAM blog but I would like to remind you if you haven't had the chance to read our latest articles published on http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/.

     

    A final note to remind you to check your systems against the weekly published list of new KB articles. This is something that can be done with the help of your VMware TAM.

     

    Have a successful week.

     

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      vBlogger Spotlight: Mike Laverick (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5646)Follow @Mike_Laverick While we wait for the Top vBlog results I thought I would shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on Mike Laverick, one of the OG bloggers who started his RTFM (Read The Frigging Manual) Education website … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Top vBlog voting has ended (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5639)The polls have closed after being open for just over 2 weeks and over 2,200 people have voted which is a new record high compared to the 1,400 last year. So what’s next? I have to run all the votes through my vote processing contraption to determine the results, hopefully we don’t run into any … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        vBlogger Spotlight: Scott Lowe (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5633)Follow @Scott_Lowe While we wait for the Top vBlog results I thought I would shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on Scott Lowe, not to be confused with the Other Scott Lowe or the gamer Scott Lowe (lots … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        The evolution of bloggers as seen through the vLaunchpad over the years (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5624)I recently dug into some of my website design archives and came across many version of how the vLaunchpad has grown and evolved over the last 8 years. Because is contains links to all the blogs out there this time capsule serves to illustrate how bloggers have evolved and gorwn over the years. The earliest … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        VMTN wayback machine – spotlight on Jason Boche (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5619)Years and years ago on my old vmware-land.com website I had a page devoted to shining the spotlight on very active and influential members of the VMTN community so we could find out more about them. I thought I’d resurrect some of those spotlights and give you a glimpse back into the early days of the VMTN … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        NFS 4.1 support in vSphere limitations and caveats (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5614)vSphere 6 finally bumped the version of NFS that was supported as a datastore from v3 to v4.1. NFS v4.1 is certainly not new having been introduced in 2010 but VMware has never seen to support v4.1 until vSphere 6. As expected NFS v4.1 brings a number of enhancements over v3 including support for multi-pathing and … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Videos to help you learn about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) concepts and architecture (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5605)VMware has published two short videos that go over the concepts and architecture related to their new Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) storage architecture in vSphere 6. After you are done checking them out head on over to my Virtual Volumes link page for a lot more content on VVOLs. Chromeless Doc Player Chromeless Doc Player [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Bloggers get some free bling for your Top vBlog 2015 commemorative coin (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5588)Any blogger that tweets to promote this post with the hashtag #SupportvSphereland and makes the top 50 will receive a cool metal coin stand courtesy of me so they can proudly display their commemorative coin on their desk. You can use the below button to easily tweet this. Tweet [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Check out these great companies that support vSphere-land and Top vBlog 2015 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5557)Maintaining this site and my vLaunchpad as well as executing Top vBlog each year is very time-consuming. In return I would ask that you take a moment and learn a bit about my great sponsors that support me and make this all possible. Below check the latest news and events from my sponsors and be sure … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Last chance to vote for the Top vBlogs – voting closes on 3/16 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5549)Voting closes tomorrow (Monday) at the end of the day, over 2,000 people have voted so far from all across the world. Don’t miss your chance to vote and determine who the top vBloggers are.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        vSphere release cycle bounces back to the old VI3 days (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5543)Back in 2013 I did a post comparing number of days between major vSphere releases that highlighted VMware’s fast pace of delivering new vSphere versions. That fast pace has now slowed down considerably with vSphere 6.0 as VMware wasn’t able to keep up with the zippy one year cycle they had fallen into. Now with the … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Only 4 vendors support VVOLs on Day 1 of vSphere 6 GA (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5530)VMware has added a new category to their Hardware Compatibility Guide specifically to show vendor support for Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) called vSphere APIs for Virtual Volumes (VVols). On Day 1 of the vSphere 6 launch just 4 partners showed up as supporting VVOLs on their storage arrays, those partners & supported models are shown below: … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        Maximum Virtual CPU support cut in half in vSphere 6.0 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5520)I was reviewing the Configuration Maximums document for vSphere 6.0 which was released today and comparing it to vSphere 5.5 to see what has changed and noticed that the maximum Virtual CPU support (vCPU) was reduced by half from 4,096 in vSphere 5.5 to 2,048 in vSphere 6.0. Not sure if this is a typo … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        vSphere 6.0 is now available! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5512)You can download it here. Also check out the documentation here, the first doc that I always go to is the Configuration Maximums to see how things have grown. And be sure to read through my Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6.0 post and check out my huge vSphere 6.0 Link-O-Rama.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        New white paper and webinar on management of hyper-converged environments (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5508)I recently wrote a white paper for SolarWinds on the impact of management in hyper-converged environments and will also be presenting a webinar along with fellow vExpert Kong Yang from SolarWinds on that topic next week. If you’re interested give it a read and I look forward to seeing you next week. Webinar: Hyper-convergence: Is it … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        History of the Top vBlog Part II (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5498)This years top blog voting is already in progress and while we wait to see the results I thought I’d refresh a post I did that provides a retrospect on how the top blog voting started and also comparing the voting results over the years. 2008 – The beginning Many years ago I used to do … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

         

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        PowerCLI and PowerShell Workflows (http://www.lucd.info/?p=4878)In PowerShell v3 the Workflow feature was introduced. But until now there haven’t been too many examples available on how to use PowerCLI in PowerShell Workflows. Today I was triggered by a thread from Mark in the PowerCLI VMTN community, … Continue reading →

         

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        vCloud Director Database Migration (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5073)This week I’ve been working on getting some lab infrastructure fitted with much needed updates. One of those components was an aging Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 server on Windows Server 2008 R2 which I had been using to host databases for various projects.  Since I had chosen to build the new SQL server in […] 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…

         

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        VMware Horizon View Agent 6.1.0 Installation Rollback (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5066)With the release of vSphere 6 last week, I decided it was time to update some of the infrastructure in the home lab over the weekend. I got an early start Friday as I had my three remaining wisdom teeth pulled in the AM and took the rest of the day off work.  Now I’m […] 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 written permission. VMware Horizon…

         

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        VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 & Dell Storage Speed Run (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5060)For the most part – 12:38 was my time. There are a few spots where I could improve but what you see here is what you get – a quick video I threw together outlining a simple VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 appliance deployment, including: vCenter adapter configuration Active Directory role integration Dell Storage Solutions […] 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…

         

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        Friday Shorts – Certs, Tools, Loads, VVOLs and #SFD7 (http://blog.mwpreston.net/?p=4363)It’s been quite a long time since my last “Friday Shorts” installment and the links are certainly piling up!  So, without further ado here’s a few tidbits of information that I shared over the last little while… A little bit of certification news! VMware education and certification has certainly taken it’s fair share of backlash

         

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        Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5324)This is really awesome, today Nutanix has released the enterprise computing certification Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX).  Since the certification is released by Nutanix it will off course require that each candidate completely master the Nutanix web-scale hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) concept and products. What will make NPX absolutely outstanding, and is a huge differentiator compared to other … Continue reading »

         

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        vRealize Automation 6.2.1 released (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5312)A new version of the vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) software was released yesterday, actually the same day as when vSphere 6.0 was released. Based on that and the fact that is just a minor release i can unedrstand it didn’t got that much attention. However, there are one really … Continue reading »

         

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        Two years as a blogger (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5305)Today, March 13 2015, i have been a blogger for two years. During my first year as a blogger i posted 113 blog posts and the last year i followed up with 116 blog posts meaning a total of 229 blog posts. As i mention in my one year as a blogger summary, which you … Continue reading »

         

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        Tuning vSphere 6 for lab environment (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15280)If you plan to build a lab for vSphere 6.0 you can use all the approches for vSphere 5.x (see also Building a vSphere 5 lab): usually using a nested environment (or three physical systems, if you have) as a common platform. Of course, the other way to test new products it’s just use the VMware Hands on Labs that you can also “broke” or use in a different path compared to the one suggested by the guide. But having a local environment permit more flexibility and more time for testing or learning. The…

           

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          VMware certifications upgrade rules (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15922)With the new major version of most VMware products (the last was vSphere 6.0) there are, of course, new version of the main certifications (that mean also new exams). As written this was not the only change, because also some name has been changed (including the VCAP exams that now become VCIX). The VCP itself has been changed a lot, not only for the re-certification policy, but recently also the two different exams: a core one and one specific on each technology (for each path). Finally VMware announce…

           

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          Nutanix launches the new certification: Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15896)Nutanix announced a cutting edge technology certification, the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX). This flagship educational program, set to become the most rigorous technical qualification in enterprise computing, creates a new standard in IT certifications and highlights the increasing adoption of multi-hypervisor environments in enterprise datacenters. NPX is a peer-vetted, hypervisor agnostic certification designed for veteran Solution Engineers, Consultants, and Architects. It’s an higher level (or a next…

           

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          Veeam Endpoint Backup with Veeam repository (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15864)As you probably know, some days ago Veeam has released the RC version of their free tool Veeam Endpoint Backup (announced for the first time on Oct 2014). Veeam Endpoint Backup is a free data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical machines, both client or server, but actually limited to “recent” version of Windows (mainly from NT 6.1 release). Comparered to the beta version, this new version add a lot of new features, including: Backup directly into Veeam backup repositories Full…

           

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          Syneto – When innovation came from Europe (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15645)Syneto is a young European storage vendor with main offices in Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Romania, and with customers spread in all major European countries. Honestly this is a rare case, considering that most storage vendor came from US (and most of them from Silicon Valley) but it’s nice see some exception and that something good arrive also from the old continent. This company has a clear market target (the SMB segment) and a clear vision, trying to solve this common dilemma (for the SMB…

           

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          VMware vSphere 6.0 – Upgrade or not upgrade? (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15305)The new VMware vSphere 6.0 has so much interesting new features and scalability properties that make interesting for each new environment, but also for existing customers (with an active subscription, so that you can also upgrade your 5.x license keys). But like each new version you have to make some consideration first and especially before starting the upgrade procedure, so be sure to start from the vSphere Upgrade Center, the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix, the VMware Compatibility Guide, but…

           

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          The new standard in Enterprise Architecture certifications (http://www.joshodgers.com/?p=3309)I am very proud to have been selected to be part of a team of absolute superstars who in the last few months have developed what I believe will be the new standard in Enterprise Architecture certifications, the Nutanix Platform … Continue reading →

           

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          Microsoft Support for MS SQL on NFS datastores (http://www.joshodgers.com/?p=3303)QUESTION: Is MS SQL supported when running in a vSphere environment where the SQL databases/logs are in a VMDK on an NFS datastore? Short answer: YES! Note: I have confirmed this with the Principal Program Manager for SAP, SQL & Azure … Continue reading →

           

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          Calculating Actual Usable capacity? It’s not as simple as you might think! – Part 2 Nutanix (http://www.joshodgers.com/?p=3286)In Part 1, the example provided showed usable capacity for a SAN/NAS using a combination of RAID 10, RAID 5 and RAID 6 along with the various sizing considerations resulted in 35.68TB usable capacity or approx 1/3rd of the RAW 100TB. … Continue reading →

           

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          Calculating Actual Usable capacity? It’s not as simple as you might think! – Part 1 SAN/NAS (http://www.joshodgers.com/?p=3281)Calculating the usable capacity for your next SAN/NAS is easy. Work out the number of drives you have, what RAID config your going to use and your done, right?! Wrong! There are numerous factors which come into play to understand the ACTUAL … Continue reading →

           

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          Online VCDX Workshop Feedback (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4653)A week ago today we held the first online VCDX Workshop with some amazing results!  We had over 600 people registered and over 300 people attend the session.  We’ve already posted the recording and the slides from this session on the VCDX VMTN Forum.  What I am going to do here is just address a ... The post Online VCDX Workshop Feedback appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog .              Related Stories June VCDX Defense Contingency Plan For Desktop and Cloud How Are Your VCDX Related…

           

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        KB ARTICLES

        My VMware

        Guide to the My VMware Portal Redesign (2109194)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        Selecting an Offering Partner when configuring a Subscription Service (2095216)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        VMware ESX

        Emulex ESXi 5.5 native mode NIC driver has limited support for networking options of ESXi 5.5 SR-IOV model (2105485)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        RDMA connections do not fail over to other RDMA-capable NICs within a NIC team (2102327)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware ESXi

        Methods for upgrading to VMware ESXi 6.0 (2109711)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products (2109760)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        When installing VMware Tools, the vmware.log file reports the message: The guest operating system has locked the CD-ROM door and is probably using the CD-ROM, which can prevent the guest from recognizing media changes (2105849)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Paid upgrade paths for vSphere, vSphere with Operations Management and vCloud Suite editions (2107530)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Unable to create a VMDK larger than 1 TB on NFS 4.1 on EMC VNX array (2089311)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Virtual machines on an NFS 4.1 datastore fail after the NFS 4.1 share recovers from an APD state with the error: The lock protecting VM.vmdk has been lost (2089321)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Tegile Systems Inc completes rebranding of their All-Flash and Hybrid storage array product line (2109405)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management 6.x Licensing and Compatibility FAQ (2107528)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Datastore Summary page shows incorrect provisioned space in vSphere Client (2110199)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Unable to utilize the DCUI screen on the ESXi Serial Port Console as arrow keys do not function (2093423)

        Date Published: 3/9/2015

        vCenter Server certificate validation error in vCenter Site Recovery Manager and other solutions that run on a separate system (2109074)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Changes in the output of the esxcfg-mpath.pl command in vSphere 6.0 release (2109228)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        vSphere Web Client Displays alerts for Network Partitions of a Virtual SAN cluster (2109242)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        System swap file datastore permanently lost (2109543)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Methods of installing ESXi 6.0 (2109708)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Best practices to install or upgrade to VMware ESXi 6.0 (2109712)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Extending a virtual disk fails with the error:msg.disklib.UNSUPPORTEDFEATURE (2109730)

        Date Published: 3/14/2015

        Attempts to move Virtual SAN host to a cluster on another vCenter Server result in a cluster UUD mismatch error (2109894)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Swap object might become orphan when the Number of failures to tolerate set on VM is greater than one (2110205)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Attempts to provision VMs fail after Virtual SAN hosts are downgraded from 6.0 to 5.5 (2110208)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) on HP 3PAR StoreServ (2110209)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Child disk unable to inherit the SPBM policy of the parent disk (2110376)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Hot-Add functionality in VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.x fails in a vSphere 6.0.x environment (2110764)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Migration failures in the presence of vMotion VMkernel NICs with different latencies (2105786)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Storage path does not fail over when TUR command repeatedly returns retry requests (2106770)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        vCenter Server might not be visible in the vSphere Web Client after upgrade from 5.5 to 6.0 (2107040)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Performance charts are empty and you see an error message (2107096)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Restart vCenter Server Appliance Syslog services after upgrading from 5.x to 6.0 (2107223)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vCloud Suite 6.x Licensing and Compatibility FAQ (2107516)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Downloading and licensing vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 6.x) (2107518)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Licensing ESXi 6.x and vCenter Server 6.x (2107538)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        vmkiscsi-tool command deprecated in vSphere 6.0 (2107558)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        vCenter inventory not visible in vSphere Web Client after restart (2107590)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing VMware tools on a virtual machine that supports open-vm-tools (2107676)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        When using Juniper Networks Switch QFX3500 to connect to FCoE storage in VN2VN mode, ESXi host might lose access to LUNs (2108164)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        How to download and install vCenter Server root certificates to avoid Web Browser certificate warnings (2108294)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VM objects remain on Virtual Volumes storage container after you delete the VM folder from datastore browser (2108332)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        The Managed Object Browser is disabled by default in vSphere 6.0 (2108405)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Thumbprint error when running ESXCLI command as a vCLI command (2108416)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        SystemError exception is thrown when a SearchIndex method does not find managed entities matching the search criteria (2108607)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Understanding Feature Accommodation between VMware vSphere 6.0 and vRealize Operations 5.8.x and 6.0.1 Feature Accommodation (2108695)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Unable to migrate virtual machines across subnets with vMotion after upgrade to vSphere 6.0 (2108823)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Improving performance for vMotion when using a 40GbE NIC (2108824)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Using certool to generate CSRs that include multiple DNS names for one host (2108932)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading vCenter Server with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database might fail with a validation error (2108945)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Incompatible VMFS datastore span state detected (2086957)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrade of VMFS5 locking mechanism from ATS+SCSI to ATS-only does not complete consistently on all ESXi hosts (2086960)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Devices deprecated and unsupported in VMware ESXi 6.0 (2087970)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Disk dump fails with the error: Couldn’t dump header 0xbad001 (2089324)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Frequently Asked Questions on Deprecation and End of Support (EOS) for VMFS-3 in VMware vSphere 6.0.x (2093576)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        To connect smart card to virtual machine, install ActivClient on Windows 7 SP1 with USB controller Texas Instruments USB3 card (2102329)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware EVO:RAIL

        VMware EVO:RAIL fails to upload ISO image (2109915)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        Powering on an EVO:RAIL appliance (2108864)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        EVO:RAIL operations fail with the error: License not available to perform the operation (2109758)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        VMware EVO:RAIL evaluation license expiration date and vCenter Server license expiration date does not match (2109763)

        Date Published: 3/10/2015

        VMware Horizon

        In a vDS environment, provisioning a linked-clone desktop pool fails for a few VMs with the “Agent unreachable” error (2110229)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Rebalance operation leaves VM folders in previous datastores (2108928)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Refresh or recompose fails in a VSAN environment with the error “File ….vmdk was not found” (2109102)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        The cursor trails behind when you type in Microsoft Word 2013 or Outlook 2013 on Horizon desktops (2109544)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Pool deletion operation does not remove digest vmdk files (2109563)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Single sign-on does not work with smart cards if the View desktop has MSFT Update KB 3013769 installed (2110785)

        Date Published: 3/14/2015

        Recompose fails in a VSAN environment with the error “The operation is not allowed in the current state” (2108941)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware Horizon Air

        Protocol Handling and RDP to PCoIP Migration in Horizon Air Cerrano Release (2110075)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware Software Manager

        VMware Software Manager – Download Service FAQ (2107702)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vCenter Host Gateway

        Selecting KVM or vCloud Air Third-Party Hypervisors in vCenter Host Gateway 6.0 fails (2110546)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)

        Understanding Capacity Views and Reports in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 5.x (2093287)

        Date Published: 3/9/2015

        Removing SNMP adapter resource kinds from vRealize Operations Manager 5.x (vApp version) (2108795)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        VMware vCenter Server

        Browse VA Marketplace no longer available in VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109799)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        List of unsupported features in VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109808)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server 6.0 services (2109881)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Location of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 log files (2110014)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        How to backup and restore vCenter Server 6.0 external deployment models (2110294)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installation of vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance Client integration plugin fails (2105226)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Limitations in Configuring IPv6 in the Customization of a Guest Operating System (2105648)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Cross vCenter vMotion requirements in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2106952)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Provisioning a stateless host without specifying rules (2108080)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Viewing the Certificate Authority via the vSphere Web Client fails with the error: The data service timed out because a back-end task took more than 120 seconds. (2108102)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        List of recommended topologies for vSphere 6.0.x (2108548)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Platform Services Controller on a Windows machine (2108801)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Back up and restore the embedded PostgreSQL database (2091961)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading VMware vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 to a VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Platform Services Controller 6.0 (2109560)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        The vpxd deployment fails when reusing vCenter database deployment (2108725)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Selective deletion of tasks, events, and historical performance data in vSphere 5.x and 6.x (2110031)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        An upgrade or installation of vCenter Server 6.0 with an external SQL Server database fails (2105554)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Disk type is not retained for virtual disks with sparse 2 GB disk type copied on vCenter Server (2103033)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Log messages not gathered on Windows with vc-support.bat (2109266)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 without migrating SQL database to vPostgres (2109321)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Product offerings for vSphere 6.x (2109507)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Clicking All Users’ Tasks in the vSphere Web Client results in a warning dialogue (2109552)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Use of unsupported Web browsers to connect to vSphere Web Client results in error message that prompts you to use unsupported versions of Web browsers (2109553)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Logging into the vSphere Web Client using older versions of Internet Explorer 10 or 11 redirects to a link with no information (2109554)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading VMware vCenter Server 5.5 to VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with an embedded Platform Services Controller using the simple install method (2109559)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading VMware vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server 6.0 with an external Platrfom Services Controller (2109562)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing vCenter Server with an external Oracle 11.2.0.4 database might fail with getaddrinfo error (2109674)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Virtual machines with two snapshots or more using Virtual Volumes storage can revert only to the first snapshot (2109683)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 best practices (2109772)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading vCenter Server with an external vCenter Single Sign-On server fails to re-encrypt the vCenter Server database contents (2109809)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Maximum limit of ESXi host and virtual machine used with the embedded vPostgres database in vCenter Server 6.0 (2109850)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Unable to move a Virtual SAN cluster to a new vCenter Server (2109891)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Device locator LEDs feature is disabled on certain controllers (2109892)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Unable to upgrade Virtual SAN disk format (2109893)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Changes to the address format of the default IPv6 gateway in ESXi 6.0 and later (2110024)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Creating a Virtual SAN cluster with up to 64 hosts (2110081)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 5.5 to 6.0 using the VAMI interface fails (2110588)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Supportability of upgrading from vSphere 6.0 pre-release versions to the vSphere 6.0 General Availability version (2110734)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 on Microsoft Windows platform creates a new driver letter (2106289)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Long Distance vMotion requirements in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2106949)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Missing cluster and resource pool statistics after upgrade to vSphere 6.0 (2107219)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        The vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 configured with static IP settings reports DNS settings as: Obtain settings automatically (2108097)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Using netcat and tcpdump in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2108150)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        The Microsoft Windows installer for vCenter Server 6.0 stops responding with the status: Committing Changes before it hangs (2108155)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        I/O failure might occur during suspend or snapshot operations for virtual machines on a Virtual Volumes datastore (2108162)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Uninstalling vCenter Server 6.0.x resets the embedded VMware Postgres database (2108547)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Provisioning of virtual machines might fail because a policy component is unavailable (2108765)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with an embedded Platform Services Controller on a Windows machine (2108799)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with an external Platform Services Controller on a Windows machine (2108802)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Connecting to the embedded vPostgres Database in a Windows installed vCenter Server 6.0 (2108848)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Attempts to upgrade vCenter Server 5.x to 6.0 with embedded Microsoft SQL Server Express database might fail at the data export phase (2108930)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Recovering from a failed upgrade of vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 to 6.0 (2108938)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Example IPv6 configuration for DHCP and Router Advertisement (2109023)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        After Storage vMotion the directory holding the virtual machine disk remains on the source Virtual SAN datastore (2109034)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Multi-extent ATS-only VMFS Datastore unable to use ATS (2094604)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Storage vMotion fails when connecting a virtual NIC to a non-existing vSphere Distributed Switch (2102192)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        After you insert (or remove and then hot plug) the device, if you don’t run the command esxcfg-rescan-A manually, ESXi takes up to 5 minutes to get the device path (2104818)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vCenter Server Appliance

        Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance to vSphere 6.0 with embedded Postgres hangs on Starting VMware vCenter Server (2110080)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Minimum requirements for the VMware vCenter Server 6.x Appliance (2106572)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Upgrading from vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to 6.0 reports that vCenterServer FQDN does not match DDNS (2110772)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        The Overview sub-tab in the Performance tab view is no longer available in the VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109800)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing or upgrading vCenter Server Appliance to vSphere 6.0 fails with the error: Error while configuring vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter firstboot. (2110025)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Unable to find the vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance OVA, OVF, ZIP, or VMDK files on the VMware download page (2110730)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Decommission the vCenter Server Appliance (2106736)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Error when uploading files to vCenter Server Appliance using WinSCP (2107727)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Installing vCenter Server 6.0 best practices (2107948)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Oracle Database backing vCenter Server Appliance is deprecated in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2108161)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

        The VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8.x plugin is not visible in the vSphere Web Client when some third party Web Client plugins are installed (2110188)

        Date Published: 3/14/2015

        Site Recovery Manager permissions remain in UI after removal of external identity provider (2109356)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Reconfigure vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines after recovery by Site Recovery Manager (2109813)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Test recovery and planned migration fail when recovering large numbers of Linux virtual machines (2109821)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Editing a protection group at the same time as running a recovery plan causes the Site Recovery Manager Server on the recovery site to stop unexpectedly (2109822)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Reconfiguration required after uninstalling and reinstalling the same version of Site Recovery Manager (2110280)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Operational Limits for Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (2105500)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Network Ports for Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (2103394)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vCloud Air

        Unable to add a Cisco CSR1000v series virtual router OVF to the VMware vCloud Air Catalog (2107517)

        Date Published: 3/9/2015

        VMware vCloud Automation Center

        Installation of VMware vRealize Automation 6.1 or 6.2 fails with the error: Error calling vCAC tools (2109815)

        Date Published: 3/9/2015

        VMware vCloud Director Appliance

        End of Availability (EOA) of vCloud Director in vCloud Suite 6.0 (2108250)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware View

        With Horizon 6, some keys on an English keyboard are not correctly mapped to a virtual desktop with a Japanese OS (2110744)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        Recompose operation can get skipped on some desktops if scheduled on a disabled pool with “Refresh on logoff” setting (2102499)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware Virtual SAN

        VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Requirements (2106708)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vRealize Automation

        Remote Console Capabilities for Provisioning with vSphere (2109706)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Unable to edit a tenant created in vRealize Automation with the vCenter 5.5 SSO after upgrading from vCenter SSO 5.5 to PSC (Platform Services Controller) 6.0 (Windows-based SSO only) (2109719)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vRealize Operations Manager

        VMware Horizon View topology information is not present in vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon View 6.x (2109883)

        Date Published: 3/9/2015

        VMware vSphere vCenter user accounts are unable to use the Log Insight Adapter Launch in Context Function (2108669)

        Date Published: 3/9/2015

        Hot fix for vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 (2110330)

        Date Published: 3/11/2015

        HTTPD interferes with vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Linux installation (2108685)

        Date Published: 3/13/2015

        VMware vShield App

        VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4 is compatible with vSphere 6.0, but new vSphere 6.0 features have not been tested with VMware vCloud Networking and Security (2109120)

        Date Published: 3/11/2015

        VMware vShield Endpoint

        Implementation of VMware vShield Endpoint beyond vCloud Networking and Security End of Availability (EOA) (2110078)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vSphere App HA

        End of Availability (EOA) of AppHA in vSphere 6.0 (2108249)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vSphere Data Protection

        End of Availability (EOA) for VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (2109227)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Important Information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 (2110293)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vSphere Replication

        Operational Limits for vSphere Replication 6.0 (2102453)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Checking and Restoring the OVF Context of the vSphere Replication Appliance (2106709)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Requirements to the Environment for the Support of Up To 2000 Replications (2107869)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        Configuring Upgraded vSphere Replication Appliances to Support up to 2000 Replications (2102463)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

        VMware vSphere Web Client

        Virgo server does not generate log files if a non-English language is selected during the VMware Web Client installation (2108334)

        Date Published: 3/11/2015

        Increase Adobe Flash Player storage to optimize vSphere Web Client (2109770)

        Date Published: 3/12/2015

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        Hi everyone, this week we bring you our featured article "The Next Virtualization Administrator”.


        By Joe DePasquale

        There is no doubt that IT changes at a rapid pace, not only from a technology perspective, but from an organizational perspective as well. About 10 years ago the OPEX and CAPEX benefits of virtualization propelled the industry in new directions, reducing the need for segregated physical servers while increasing the need for a new breed – the virtualization administrator. These pioneers came from all types of backgrounds, but most came from server administration – no doubt creating a few silos along the way.


        [More…]


        As you are probably also aware this week we released vSphere 6.0 for download. Along with this we also released updates to many of our other solutions. Here is a list of many of the releases from the March 12 Release cycle.



        VMware vSphere 6.0n (ESXi, vCenter) 6
        VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.x 6.1.0
        VMware vRealize Automation 6.x 6.2.1
        VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.x 6.0.1
        vRealize Business Advanced\Enterprise 8.x 8.2.1
        vRealize Business Standard 6.x 6.1.0
        vRealize Business Standard 6.x for vSphere 6.1
        vRealize Code Stream 1.x  1.1.0
        vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.x 5.8.4
        vRealize Operations Manager 5.x 5.8.5
        VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4
        VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.x 6
        VMware Virtual SAN 6.x  6
        VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.x 6
        VMware vSphere Replication 6.x 6
        VMware Integrated Open Stack 1
        VMware View 6.x 6.1
        VMware Horizon Client for Windows 3.x 3.3
        VMware Workspace Portal 2.x  2.1.1
        VMware App Volumes 2.x  2.6
        VMware vSphere PowerCLI 6.x  6
        vRealize Orchestrator Active Directory plugin 2.0.0
        vRealize Orchestrator vRealize Automation plugin 6.2.1

         

        Have a great week everyone.


        Virtually Yours

         

         

         

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          ALERT: Important Information Before Upgrading to vSphere 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6444)Before upgrading your environment to vSphere 6.0, VMware would like everyone to read the following KB article for important information regarding: Compatibility Considerations Database Considerations Backup and Restore Considerations Please proceed to read this article: Important Information Before Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 (2110293) Any updates to this information will be made in the KB article […]

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Lockdown Modes (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16641)  Lockdown mode has been around in various forms for many releases. The behaviors have changed a few times since 5.1 with varying levels of usability success. For vSphere 6.0 we are trying to address some of these issues. Personally, what I’d love to see happen with all customers running V6.0 is that you run […]

           

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          The Next Virtualization Administrator (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=2007)By Joe DePasquale There is no doubt that IT changes at a rapid pace, not only from a technology perspective, but from an organizational perspective as well. About 10 years ago the OPEX and CAPEX benefits of virtualization propelled the industry in new directions, reducing the need for segregated physical servers while increasing the need […]

           

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          EMEA VCI of the Quarter Awarded to Andy Fox (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5341)EMEA VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) of the Quarter award is a regular prize given to those VCIs that aspire to be the best of the best. The awards are our version of the “Oscars,” identifying and rewarding excellence. The award recognises outstanding VCIs from the EMEA region who share their expertise about VMware technologies with others. The award is […]

           

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          Live VCDX Workshop Schedule (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5334)Last week we talked about the VCDX Workshop Online Webinar but there are several opportunities to attend the workshop in person over the next few months, many in conjunction with VMUG UserCon events. We’ve arranged to deliver the workshop at these upcoming events – join us! Location Date Facility Speaker Sign up Netherlands 3/18/15 conferentiecentrum 1931 […]

           

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          What’s New? In a word “Everything”! (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=2101)Lots of version releases this week.  Great work to all teams involved! VMware vSphere 6.0n (ESXi, vCenter) 6 12-Mar-15 Download Documentation Release Notes VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.x 6.1.0 12-Mar-15 Download Documentation Release Notes VMware vRealize Automation 6.x 6.2.1 12-Mar-15 Download Documentation Release Notes VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.x 6.0.1 12-Mar-15 Download Documentation Release Notes […]

           

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          Capacity Management in SDDC – Part 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=6111)In our previous post, we shared that capacity management in the software defined data center (SDDC) needs to be split into two different aspects: VM level infrastructure level. In this post, I will cover capacity management at VM level. I shared earlier that this aspect should be managed by the application team (which is the customer […]

           

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          VMware’s vRealize Air Compliance Beta is open (http://blogs.vmware.com/management?p=6212&preview_id=6212)Find out you can drive security and compliance by automating the detection of non-compliant infrastructure against industry best practices and hardening guidelines – without manual effort or custom scripting. VMware® vRealize™Air™ Compliance enables organizations to continuously monitor their virtual infrastructure for critical compliance and security issues. Its real-time, event driven assessments of non-compliant configuration changes, […]

           

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          Capacity Management in SDDC – Part 1 (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=6119)Capacity management changes drastically with virtualization. In this series of posts, we will explain why it is one of the areas that is greatly impacted by virtualization. We will cover the following: Why capacity management is split into 2 distinct areas How you should perform capacity management at the VM level How you should perform […]

           

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          Create a Pipeline in vRealize Code Stream (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=6245)In a typical release delivery process, after Dev checks in their enhancements or new features, often several additional groups need to test, stage, and accept the release prior to putting it into production. Not only does the process to deploy and test at each stage often take a long time, groups typically run into issues with coordination and […]

           

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          vCloud Air OnDemand. No Credit Card? No Problem! (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=5039)Need instant access to a production ready public cloud that you can use to seamlessly extend your VMware vSphere® environment? With VMware vCloud® Air™ Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, you can easily provision the resources you need, while only paying for what you use. Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand is offered as a pay-as-you-go service, designed to meet […]

           


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          Introducing A New Release of VMware Horizon 6! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7360)By Shankar Iyer, VP of Product Management, Desktop Solutions, End-User Computing, VMware I am excited to announce today the newest release of VMware Horizon 6 featuring advanced capabilities for application publishing, 3D application support through high-performance virtual desktops, enhanced Chromebook support, software-defined data center optimizations including network virtualization benefits from VMware NSX, and new features […]

           

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          Subscription Purchasing Program (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1651)The Subscription Purchasing Program (SPP) is a new, simpler and flexible channel transaction model for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and VMware Horizon Air, and an alternative to credit card billing for customers. SPP provides partners a way to seed accounts with OnDemand and preserve the billing relationship with customers.

           

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          Horizon Mirage joins the PowerCLI club (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3330)VMware Horizon Mirage is a product in VMware’s EUC range of products that manage images across physical desktops and point of service devices. It uses something called layers to simplify OS and application rollouts.... Horizon Mirage joins the PowerCLI club 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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          When To Use Multiple Subnet iSCSI Network Design (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=12586)Did you know that some iSCSI design scenarios can benefit from multiple subnets? Read further to find out how this affects your iSCSI architecture. The post When To Use Multiple Subnet iSCSI Network Design appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Exercise Caution Using Dynamic Discovery for Multi-Homed iSCSI Targets Avoid LACP with iSCSI Port Binding or Multi-NIC vMotion Storage Network Design on the Packet Pushers Podcast Breaking Silos: An Open Chat on Networking and Virtualization Building…

           

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          Get your download engines running, vSphere 6.0 is here! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16017)Advertise here with BSA Yes the day is finally there, vSphere 6.0 / SRM / VSAN (and more) finally available. So where do you find it? Well that is simple… here: ESXi 6.0 vCenter Server 6.0 vSphere Data Protection 6.0 vSphere Replication 6.0 vRealize Orchestrator Appliance 6.0.1 VMware vCenter Operations Manager Foundation 5.8.5 vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.0 VMware […] " Get your download engines running, vSphere 6.0 is here! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on…

           

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          All Flash VSAN – One versus multiple disk groups (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16010)Advertise here with BSA A while ago I wrote this article on the topic of “one versus multiple disk groups“. The summary was that you can start with a single disk group, but that from a failure domain perspective having multiple disk groups is definitely preferred. Also from a performance stance there could be a benefit. So the question now […] " All Flash VSAN – One versus multiple disk groups " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my…

           

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          Virtual Volumes primer (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15989)Advertise here with BSA I was digging through my blog for a link to a virtual volumes primer article and I realized I never wrote one. I did an article which described what Virtual Volumes (VVol) is in 2012 but that is it. I am certain that Virtual Volumes is a feature that will be heavily used with vSphere 6.0 and […] " Virtual Volumes primer " 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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          vSphere release cycle bounces back to the old VI3 days (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5543)Back in 2013 I did a post comparing number of days between major vSphere releases that highlighted VMware’s fast pace of delivering new vSphere versions. That fast pace has now slowed down considerably with vSphere 6.0 as VMware wasn’t able to keep up with the zippy one year cycle they had fallen into. Now with the … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Only 4 vendors support VVOLs on Day 1 of vSphere 6 GA (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5530)VMware has added a new category to their Hardware Compatibility Guide specifically to show vendor support for Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) called vSphere APIs for Virtual Volumes (VVols). On Day 1 of the vSphere 6 launch just 4 partners showed up as supporting VVOLs on their storage arrays, those partners & supported models are shown below: … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Maximum Virtual CPU support cut in half in vSphere 6.0 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5520)I was reviewing the Configuration Maximums document for vSphere 6.0 which was released today and comparing it to vSphere 5.5 to see what has changed and noticed that the maximum Virtual CPU support (vCPU) was reduced by half from 4,096 in vSphere 5.5 to 2,048 in vSphere 6.0. Not sure if this is a typo … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          vSphere 6.0 is now available! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5512)You can download it here. Also check out the documentation here, the first doc that I always go to is the Configuration Maximums to see how things have grown. And be sure to read through my Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6.0 post and check out my huge vSphere 6.0 Link-O-Rama.   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          New white paper and webinar on management of hyper-converged environments (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5508)I recently wrote a white paper for SolarWinds on the impact of management in hyper-converged environments and will also be presenting a webinar along with fellow vExpert Kong Yang from SolarWinds on that topic next week. If you’re interested give it a read and I look forward to seeing you next week. Webinar: Hyper-convergence: Is it … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          History of the Top vBlog Part II (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5498)This years top blog voting is already in progress and while we wait to see the results I thought I’d refresh a post I did that provides a retrospect on how the top blog voting started and also comparing the voting results over the years. 2008 – The beginning Many years ago I used to do … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Voting now open for the 2015 top VMware & virtualization blogs (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5489)The number of blogs devoted to VMware and virtualization continues to grow, this year there are more than 400 of them on the ballot. Here’s your chance to show your appreciation to the bloggers for all their hard work by picking your favorites which will determine the top blogs for 2015. Last year over 1,400 people … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          vRealize Automation 6.2.1 released (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5312)A new version of the vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) software was released yesterday, actually the same day as when vSphere 6.0 was released. Based on that and the fact that is just a minor release i can unedrstand it didn’t got that much attention. However, there are one really … Continue reading »

           

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          Two years as a blogger (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5305)Today, March 13 2015, i have been a blogger for two years. During my first year as a blogger i posted 113 blog posts and the last year i followed up with 116 blog posts meaning a total of 229 blog posts. As i mention in my one year as a blogger summary, which you … Continue reading »

           

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          vRealize Automation monitoring (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5233)Since i started to work as a consultant back in 2007 monitoring has been part of pretty much all design, implementations and heath checks i have done. Every now and then i receive questions about how to implement monitoring for certain software and this week i received a question about monitoring the vRealize Automation (vRA)  formerly … Continue reading »

           

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          Top vBlog 2015 voting is now open (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5279)As usual, Eric Siebert, has made an awesome job putting together the annual top vBlog voting for the best virtualization blogs and i just wanted to let you know that the 2015 voting is now open unless you haven’t seen that already. There are more than 400 blog to select from so you got plenty of … Continue reading »

           

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          VMware vSphere Update Manager service fails (http://vcdx56.com/?p=4930)So a few days back i had some problem with the VMware Windows based vSphere Update Manager (VUM) Server that didn’t start after rebooting the virtual machine (VM) where the service runs. All other VMware related services running on the VM started without any problem. vCenter Server (and VUM) version running was 5.5.U1b was running … Continue reading »

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 4: vCenter Upgrade Best Practices (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2505)Advertise here with BSA Upgrades can be scary times with any enterprise product. The more your critical infrastructure relies on a particular solution, or set of solutions, the more imperative it is you fully understand and test the new product. Prior vSphere releases has taught us that thorough testing cannot be skipped and you should not rush a new product into production. No product […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 4: vCenter Upgrade Best Practices appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog . …

           

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          Ready, set, go! Download vSphere 6.0 NOW (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2627)Advertise here with BSA After some teasing at VMworld 2014, and a few more sessions at PEX 2015, vSphere 6.0 is finally available for download! If you are in a big hurry to download, here are some useful links. vSphere 6.0 release notes can be found here. As always, TEST TEST TEST before putting this into production. Also remember […] The post Ready, set, go! Download vSphere 6.0 NOW appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 4:…

           

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          Top Blogger Voting in Full Swing! (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2621)Advertise here with BSA Each year Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land.com spends an enormous amount of time setting up the top blogger voting. This recognizes the very hard work that the top bloggers do, and the support they give to the community. Recognition is always fun, but shouldn’t be the primary purpose to blog. So this year you, again, […] The post Top Blogger Voting in Full Swing! appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     

           

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          VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 & Dell Storage Speed Run (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5060)For the most part – 12:38 was my time. There are a few spots where I could improve but what you see here is what you get – a quick video I threw together outlining a simple VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 appliance deployment, including: vCenter adapter configuration Active Directory role integration Dell Storage Solutions […] 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…

           


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          NetApp cDOT, RDB, & Epsilon (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2439)NetApp clustered Data ONTAP is designed to provide a solution that eliminates downtime and offers feature-rich scale-out, cloud-ready storage. This is done by taking a series of HA pairs and connecting them via a cluster network backend to provide a single namespace, single point of management and "pay as you grow" functionality.

           

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          It’s time for the annual vBlog voting – Only 2 days left (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5198)The post It’s time for the annual vBlog voting – Only 2 days left appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . It's time for the 2015 Top vBlog Voting. Take a minute or 2 to let Eric Siebert know what your favorite blog is! Last year over 1400 people voted on the 320 different blogs, all devoted to VMware & virtualization. For an overview of all the blogs, take a look at the vLaunchpad .All blogs that are included in the vLaunchpad are participating in the voting.…

           

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          Project VRC ‘State of the VDI and SBC union 2015′ – Sneak preview (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5235)The post Project VRC ‘State of the VDI and SBC union 2015′ – Sneak preview appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . A couple of weeks ago I've asked you to participate in the Project VRC "State of the VDI and SBC union 2015" survey. This survey ran until February 15th, the full report including all the results will be published in a couple of weeks. I hoped you participated in this survey. Let's take a look at what Project VRC and the State of the…

           

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          Internet facing vRA: Some considerations (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=4672)The post Internet facing vRA: Some considerations appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . This article discusses important considerations if you want to connect vRealize Automation (vRA) directly to the internet. The article doesn't discuss if you should do or want to do this, this all depends on your specific requirements. Let's first take a look at the different components vRA consists of: Identity appliance - Responsible for authentication/authorization…

           

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          Are you ready for the NLVMUG Usercon 2015? (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5192)The post Are you ready for the NLVMUG Usercon 2015? appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . It's almost time for the 2015 edition of the NLVMUG Usercon. The NLVMUG Usercon is successor of the very successful Dutch VMUG Event, the annual meeting of the Netherlands VMware Usergroup. Mark your agenda and head to 's-Hertogenbosch (or call it Den Bosch if it's easier for you) on March 19th for some good keynotes, breakout sessions and an NSX bootcamp. Mister Joe…

           

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          VMware Horizon news: Desktop transformation solution for every type of user (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15528)End User Computing (EUC) scenario has change in the last year… not one single killer application for all cases, but multiple Technologies for different user cases or customers needs. Does not make sense say that this could be the year of VDI… VDI is growing but will never been a killer application… just one solution with its market segment. But there are also Apps and RemoteApps, DaaS, FLEX, Mobile, Managed desktop/laptop, and lot of other solutions! VMware still consider the EUC a main pillar, but…

           

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          VMware vCloud Suite 6.0 is now available (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15755)Finally, after the official announce of one month ago (and after 2,5 year after the VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 GA), the new vCloud Suite 6.0 (but also the single products like vSphere 6.0) it’s in GA and available on the download site (so the rumors about the 12th March as possible release date were true). Also the offical documention site has been update to the new products: VMware vCloud Suite 6.0 – Download – Documentation VMware vSphere 6.0 – Download – Documentation VMware vSphere Hypervisor…

           

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          X-IO launches all flash array storage solution (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15726)Seems the all flash (or full flash) storage momentum: most of the storage vendor are announcing a full flash solution, in the past months. For sure means more attention (and probably more demand) of this kind of storage, considering that some years ago there were only few solutions available. X-IO is a storage vendor with a really long term (over two decades with different names) of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. I’ve already wrote about their history, their…

           

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          Scale Computing make virtualization simple (and different) (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15505)Scale Computing has an interesting storage hyperconverged solution: its HC3® platform can be used for small- and medium-sized businesses but also in some enterprise departments with a simple (and different) approach to virtualization and storage. As data requirements at organizations of every size continue to require more storage assets and additional compute power, virtualization becomes a more-attractive option. For IT staffs at smaller organizations, the introduction of a virtualization layer can add…

           

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          More thoughts about the cross vCenter vMotion (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15688)As written in a previous post, the new VMware vSphere 6.0 introduce several enhancements in the vMotion by adding more VM mobility. If the long distance vMotion seems the big news, in my opinion the best and most amazing news is the cross vCenter vMotion (that could also be a long distance vMotion, but not necessary). Moving a VM across vCenters seems a big challenge and bring new level of freedom in the VM… like the vMotion 1.0 it can liberate a VM from its boundaries: in vMotion 1.0 the boundary was the…

           


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        Desktop
        How to use License Tracker Tool in My VMware (2108170)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
        My VMware
        Changing the payment method for a Subscription Service to a Subscription Fund (2102043)
        Date Published: 3/7/2015
        VMware ESXi
        Migrating virtual machine may cause guest operating system clock to fall behind real time (2108828)
        Date Published: 3/3/2015
        Migrating a virtual machine configured with Virtual Hardware version 7/8 to an ESXi host with newer CPU generation fails with the error: The virtual machine requires hardware features that are unsupported or disabled on the target host (2109065)
        Date Published: 3/4/2015
        VMware Fusion
        Installation/Configuration of CoreOS OVA image (2109161)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
        VMware Mirage
        VMware Mirage Management Server fails during installation with the error: Quiet exec failed running process (2105800)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
        Mirage considers specific BIOS and UUID as missing numbers for device identification (2107820)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
        VMware NSX for vSphere
        Connecting virtual machines to a Logical Switch fails with the error: Failed to connect virtual device ethernet0 in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2107951)
        Date Published: 3/6/2015
        Publishing VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Distributed Firewall Rules takes a long time to complete (2109193)
        Date Published: 3/4/2015
        VMware vCenter Server
        The Storage DRS cluster Virtual Machine Settings shows virtual machines that no longer reside in the Storage DRS cluster (2108635)
        Date Published: 3/4/2015
        VMware vCloud Automation Center
        Invalid credentials displayed in VMware vRealize Automation 6.1 Application Services when connecting to Amazon Web Service (2099980)
        Date Published: 3/6/2015
        VMware vCloud Director
        Adding multiple VMware vCenter Servers to VMware vCloud Director you get a warning: Some datastores no longer support the storage policy (2108583)
        Date Published: 3/6/2015
        VMware vRealize Automation Desktop
        Configuring internal vPostgres Database Server for replication in VMware vRealize Automation virtual appliance (2108923)
        Date Published: 3/6/2015
        VMware vRealize Log Insight
        VMware vRealize Log Insight is not accessible after a reboot (2109396)
        Date Published: 3/3/2015
        VMware vRealize Operations Manager
        Datastore clusters and their member datastores are not present in the VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x inventory (2108948)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
        Automatic deletion of objects from VMware vRealize Operations does not work (2109276)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
        Some Horizon properties have no values in VMware vRealize Operations Manager Views and Reports (2109530)
        Date Published: 3/5/2015
        Data Import fails in VMware vRealize Operations Manager with OutOfMemory errors (2109545)
        Date Published: 3/5/2015
        Custom Dashboards Migrated from VMware vRealize Operations Manager 5.8.x to 6.x show incorrect resource names (2109639)
        Date Published: 3/6/2015
        vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 Sizing Guidelines (2109312)
        Date Published: 3/4/2015
        vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Sizing Guidelines (2109314)
        Date Published: 3/4/2015
        List of metrics no longer collected by default in vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 (2109869)
        Date Published: 3/6/2015
        User-defined Symptom Definitions might not function as expected in VMware vRealize Operations Manager (2108273)
        Date Published: 3/2/2015
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        VMware TAM Source 7.10

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        Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. This week’s I would like to introduce you to a new TAM Service offering we have called the NSX TAM. This has been captured in this weeks featured blog posting.

         

        Ensuring Success with VMware NSX TAM Services
        By Curtis Miller

        For networking, VMware NSX is a game-changer in the same way VMware vSphere was for data center servers. NSX virtualizes and consolidates legacy networking functionality back into a hypervisor. As a result, adding or changing network capabilities no longer requires the costly replacement of networking gear. It’s all software based—so upgrades are now just a right-click away.

         

        The resulting cost savings are dramatic because network hardware is replaced far less often and used more efficiently. Deployment times and scalability improve substantially because networks can be created in minutes instead of weeks; and if demand falls, those resources can just as easily be reclaimed. Enhanced security via NSX’s micro-segmentation capabilities is another important benefit as well.

         

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        I hope you have a very successful week everyone and I look forward to chatting to you all again next week.

         

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          KBTV Webinars – Journey to the Horizon (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6428)This video is the first in a new series of free Webinars that we are releasing in which our Technical Support staff members present on various topics across a wide range of VMware’s product portfolio. The topic of this Webinar is Journey to the Horizon and it goes through several aspects of the Horizon View, […]

           

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          Top 20 Articles for February 2015 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6420)Here is our Top 20 KB list for February 2015. 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. ESXi host cannot initiate vMotion or enable services and reports the error: Heap globalCartel-1 already at its maximum size. Cannot […]

           

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          Asymmetry (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3319)Another week, another trip! :o)  One of things I truly love about my job is the opportunity to get out into the field and spend time with our customers, our partners, and our own field.  I get to spend some time talking about my favorite topic– disruption at the intersection of business and technology (more on this in a moment)– and I get to learn all about where our customers are on their technology journey, and the amazing, and sometimes unnatural, things that our customers do with our products. On…

           

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          VMware Announces its Membership in SAFECode (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3314)By Iain Mulholland, VP R&D, CTA Team, VMware We are proud to announce our associate membership in the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) . The forum is exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software and…

           

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          Top Posts from VMware Global Support Services (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5312)Each month, we’ll share the top VMware Global Support Services (GSS) news, alerts, and announcements from our sister blog VMware Support Insider. Read on to find out what you might have missed last month. “Ghost” Vulnerability Disclosed On January 27, a buffer overflow vulnerability in the glibc gethostbyname() function was identified and given the name […]

           

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          Carl Eschenbach on the Value of VMware Training (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5299)Technology continues to evolve to meet the needs of a hybrid cloud world. This is creating unprecedented opportunity for organizations – and creating a strong demand for trained IT professionals. Training from VMware Education Services enables you and your team to take advantage of the benefits of game-changing technology such as VMware NSX and VMware Virtual […]

           

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          Save 50% off VCP-NV Certification Exam (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5329)The future of networking is virtual. Keep your skills relevant and future-proof your career by earning your VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) certification for half price through June 30. Whether you are earning your first VMware certification or seeking recertification this is a terrific opportunity to discover cutting-edge NSX technology and save on […]

           

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          VCDX Workshop Online Webinar (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5283)Last week I announced the first online VCDX Workshop for 2015 would be held on Friday, March 13th, 2015.  Yes, I picked that date on purpose….I just wanted to see what might happen. I wanted to take a minute just to set expectations for this versus the live, in-person sessions. I wanted to also thank […]

           

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          Exam Retirement Announcement (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5289)Effective March 2, 2015 the following certification exams will be retired and no new registrations accepted: VCID510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Design VCIA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Administration VDTA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Desktop Administration VDTD510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – […]

           

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          vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment Guide (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16501)Over the course of the last few months I’ve been working on a pretty massive deployment guide for vCenter Server 6, the result turned into a 100 page guide. Before getting scared off by the size the guide it goes into details for installing and upgrading many different scenarios including new installs and upgrades from […]

           

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          vSphere Replication 6.0 Compression (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16477)VMware recently introduced vSphere version 6.0. One of the features of vSphere 6.0 is vSphere Replication 6.0, which is included in the Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of vSphere. The reason I mention that explicitly is there are still many VMware customers and partners that do not realize they have access to a mature, […]

           

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          Ensuring Success with VMware NSX TAM Services (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=2002)By Curtis Miller For networking, VMware NSX is a game-changer in the same way VMware vSphere was for data center servers. NSX virtualizes and consolidates legacy networking functionality back into a hypervisor. As a result, adding or changing network capabilities no longer requires the costly replacement of networking gear. It’s all software based—so upgrades are […]

           

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          VMware Announces its Membership in SAFECode (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1322)VMware is proud to announce it’s associate membership in the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode). The forum is exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for […]

           

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          Capturing vCloud Air Edge Gateway Data with Syslog (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4954)A key element of designing a secure hybrid cloud is getting visibility into the network traffic of your cloud-based applications. VMware vCloud® Air™ supports the ability for customers to collect information about traffic coming to and from their edge gateway through the use of a syslog server. Powered by VMware network virtualization, the edge gateway provides […]

           

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          Introduction to vRealize Code Stream Video (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=6181)by Rich Bourdeau In recent years, in order to improved application delivery, many companies have implemented agile development processes with continuous integration and smaller more frequent releases.  While developers are getting faster at turning out code, getting that code through all the different stages from development and into production remains a huge challenge for most […]

           


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          VMware App Volumes – What About Performance? (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7266)By Tristan Todd, End-User Computing Architect, VMware With significant contributions from Fred Schimscheimer, Staff Engineer in the Office of the CTO, VMware, and Stephane Asselin, Architect on the End-User-Computing Technical Enablement Team, VMware In a previous blog post, VMware App Volumes Deployment Guide Is Now Available, I discussed how easy it is to deploy App Volumes. Today, […]

           

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          Partner Exchange 2015 Highlights (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1641)Over 4,000 VMware partners, from over 80 countries around the globe, gathered together and Dared to Thrive in this ever growing and evolving high tech industry. Day one of Partner Exchange opened with a General Session keynote led by Pat Gelsinger, Carl Eschenbach, Bill Fathers, Raghu Raghuram, and Sanjay Poonen. They highlighted the importance of […]

           

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          Post Partner Exchange 2015 Wrap-Up (http://blogs.vmware.com/partner/?p=2400)Partner Exchange 2015 has come and gone, but not without making it the most successful partner event to date. We hope you enjoyed the increased high-touch opportunities, enabling you to interact with VMware executives, and the tailored content necessary to accelerate your business. With unique Hands-on Labs, Boot Camps, 170+ Breakout Sessions, General Sessions and […]

           


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          New Year: New Product Page: New Guides (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=5995)Well, it’s March the 4th I’m not sure whether it still counts as the “new” year – are we properly into the year its lost its new-ness? Anyway, the new March has ushered in a new product landing page for EVO:RAIL. It’s been redesigned by our new PMM (that’s Product Marketing Manager for those who […]

           

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          Vote! Vote! Vote! Top vBlog 2015 (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=5965)Here’s a quick little post to remind you to vote for you top bloggers for 2015 – and of course, I’m hoping I will make the cut again this year. This years Top vBlog is sponsored by Infinio – and voting opened today and will be open until the end for Feb. The Top vBlog […]

           

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          Join Me at Interop in Las Vegas 2015 (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=12845)Don't miss out on my snazzy Interop sessions on virtual disaster recovery and hyperconverged infrastructure - plus a 25% registration discount code! The post Join Me at Interop in Las Vegas 2015 appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Wahl Network at VMworld: Sessions, Books, and Charity SpiceWorld Session and Discount Code Advance Your Tech Career with Advice from IT Pros Installing vCenter SSO 5.5 in a vCenter 5.1 Environment VMware Embraces NFS 4.1, Supports Multipathing and Kerberos…

           

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          New Pluralsight Course – Upgrading Your vSphere Environment (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=12606)Learn how a solid planning process can make upgrading your vSphere environment a snap with my latest Pluralsight course, available now! The post New Pluralsight Course – Upgrading Your vSphere Environment appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Installing vCenter SSO 5.5 in a vCenter 5.1 Environment vSphere 4.x Approaching End of General Support Upgrading The Home Lab to Synology’s Latest DSM 5.0 Final CCNA DC Course is Now Live on Pluralsight Thoughts, Rants, and Suggestions on vSphere…

           

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          vSphere HA respecting VM-Host should rules? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15985)Advertise here with BSA A long time ago I authored this white paper around stretched clusters. During out testing the one thing where we felt HA was lacking was the fact that it would not respect VM-Host should rules. So if you had these configured in a cluster and a host would fail then VMs could be restarted on […] " vSphere HA respecting VM-Host should rules? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via…

           

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          Vote for the 2015 Top vBloggers now! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15976)Advertise here with BSA Eric Siebert just opened up the voting for his “Top vBlog” again. Last year over 1400 people voted, and I am hoping that we will see an increase this year. I just went through the motion myself, and it only takes about 2 minutes. You select your 10 favourite blogs and put them in the right order, […] " Vote for the 2015 Top vBloggers now! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN…

           

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          What happens at which vSphere memory state? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15963)Advertise here with BSA I’ve received a bunch of questions from people around what happens at each vSphere memory state after writing the article around breaking up large pages and introducing a new memory state in vSphere 6.0. Note, that the below is about vSphere 6.0 only, the “Clear” memory state does not exist before  6.0. Also, note that there […] " What happens at which vSphere memory state? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order…

           


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          Voting now open for the 2015 top VMware & virtualization blogs (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5489)The number of blogs devoted to VMware and virtualization continues to grow, this year there are more than 400 of them on the ballot. Here’s your chance to show your appreciation to the bloggers for all their hard work by picking your favorites which will determine the top blogs for 2015. Last year over 1,400 people … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Last chance before Top vBlog begins – don’t miss out (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5483)  The vLaunchpad is all up to date with additions and changes so if you are not listed on there right now you won’t be part of the voting so make sure you go look. Note I did add a few late additions to the bottom of the Virtualization Blogs column that are out of … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Top Blogger Voting in Full Swing! (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2621)Advertise here with BSA Each year Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land.com spends an enormous amount of time setting up the top blogger voting. This recognizes the very hard work that the top bloggers do, and the support they give to the community. Recognition is always fun, but shouldn’t be the primary purpose to blog. So this year you, again, […] The post Top Blogger Voting in Full Swing! appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories VMTurbo Win a Home Lab…

           

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          Top vBlog 2015 voting is now open (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5279)As usual, Eric Siebert, has made an awesome job putting together the annual top vBlog voting for the best virtualization blogs and i just wanted to let you know that the 2015 voting is now open unless you haven’t seen that already. There are more than 400 blog to select from so you got plenty of … Continue reading »

           

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          VMware vSphere Update Manager service fails (http://vcdx56.com/?p=4930)So a few days back i had some problem with the VMware Windows based vSphere Update Manager (VUM) Server that didn’t start after rebooting the virtual machine (VM) where the service runs. All other VMware related services running on the VM started without any problem. vCenter Server (and VUM) version running was 5.5.U1b was running … Continue reading »

           

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          Initialize the remote vCenter Orchestrator database (http://vcdx56.com/?p=4944)It doesn’t happen every day but once in a while you can immediately answer a question when being called by a customer and yesterday was my lucky day:) The only requirement i had before answering the question was to get two print screens so i could put together this really short blog post. Here we go. Customer … Continue reading »

           

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          Horizon View and smart card login (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5268)This is a guest blog post created by my former colleague Toni Lindberg who now works for Cygate in Stockholm, Sweden. Installing VMware Horizon View out of the box is not difficult. However, integrating the Horizon View solution with smart card to increase the security can sometimes cause problems. This blog post consists of a … Continue reading »

           

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          Snapshots & Polaroids: Neither Lasts Forever (http://datacenterdude.com/?p=2398)Snapshots aren't really a concept that is unique to NetApp, but they do have a unique approach that's different from the typical copy-on-write style. Oh, and well, we do also hold the registered trademark on the name. Lots of other vendors use their own version of Snapshots - Microsoft, VMware, CommVault, to name a few. NetApp Snapshots are fast to generate and restore from. They don't hurt system performance, and they don't eat up a lot of space. Allow me to explain...

           

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          Book review: VMware vRealize Operations Performance and Capacity Management (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15674)As you probably know, VMware vRealize Operations is a suite of products that automates operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity, and configuration management. This suite derive from the VCOPS (vCenter Operations Mananagement) core and has been recently rebranded in the new vRealize suite name. The new v6 of this suite bring not only a new name, but also a lot of changes and improvements and a good book that cover this aspect are more than welcome.…

           

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          Voting for the 2015 top VMware & virtualization blogs (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15519)Eric Siebert (from Sphere-Land.com) has open again (see the related post of previous year), a contest for voting the ‘Top VMware & Virtualization Blogs’. This contest is becoming a recurring and estemeed in the VMware & virtualization world (see also the history of the top blog voting over the years). Last year over 1400 people voted from 60 different countries, with over 320 blogs dedicated to VMware and Virtualization – this is definitely an impressive number which is a real indication…

           

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          VMware vSphere 6 – Availability (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15013)With the new VMware vSphere 6.0 there are several improvement in the availability related features. Although the vSphere HA apparently has not changed so much (of course now support a bigger cluster with 64 nodes), there several aspects that have been improved or changed: New MSCS capabilities New vSphere VM Component Protection (VMCP) Network partition manament New VMware FT-SMP For more information see also: What’s new for HA in vSphere 6.0? vSphere 6 Availability Enhancements MSCS capabilities…

           

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          VMware vExpert 2015 benefits (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15230)The primary reason for becoming vExpert certainly should not be related to any possible benefits of the program. And once confirmed (for me is the sixth year in a row) you have to think more about what you can give rather to what is to be expected. But I’d be a hypocrite to deny that there are also practical advantages in being a vExpert! Officially, VMware, according with the vExpert FAQ, say that the biggest benefit of the award is the public recognition as a VMware vExpert Award winner. But benefits…

           

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          March 2015 IT events (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15546)Interesting European IT events: Mobile World Congress 2015 – Barcelona (March, 2-5) Cloudscape VII – Brussels (March, 9-10) Cloud Expo Europe & Data Centre World – London (March, 11-12) SMAU Berlin – Berlin (March, 12-13) CEBIT 2015 – Hannover (March, 16-20) Gartner CIO Leadership Forum – London (March, 16-18) V6 World 2015 – Paris (March, 17-18) De Nederlandse VMUG User Conference – Hertogenbosch (March, 19) SambaXP 2015 – Göttingen (March, 19-21) WHD.global 2015 – Europa-Park,…

           

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          First Nutanix .NEXT event (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15098)Nutanix is a well know hyper-converged company founded in 2009 with the vision of bringing the benefits of web-scale IT to the masses. They have changed the rules of traditional storage (on 2009 mostly SAN based) and become the pioneer of concepts like no-SAN and no-LUNs, hyper-converged and web-scale storage. Recently they have also reach five years of history, were they have made significant progress in their products and solution (and also partnership). And some months ago they have also announced their…

           

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          E2EVC 2015 Berlin (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=14174)After the E2EVC 2014 Brussels and E2EVC 2014 Barcelona events, the next European E2EVC event (and the first one for 2015 year) will be in Berlin: The next Spring E2EVC Virtualization Conference in Europe in summer 2015 will take place in Novotel Berlin Mitte Hotel, Fischerinsel 12, 10179, Berlin, Germany. E2EVC Virtualization Conference is an independent, non-commercial, virtualization community event build from experts to experts. Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 23 very successful events grown…

           

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          June VCDX Defense Contingency Plan For Desktop and Cloud (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4629)A couple days ago as many people know VMware Education announced the immediate retirement of certain VCAP exams for desktop and cloud.  The announcement retired the following exams: VCID510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Design VCIA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Administration VDTA510 – VMware Certified Advanced ... The post June VCDX Defense Contingency Plan For Desktop and Cloud appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog…

           

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          It’s time for the annual vBlog voting! (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5198)The post It’s time for the annual vBlog voting! appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . It's time for the 2015 Top vBlog Voting. Take a minute or 2 to let Eric Siebert know what your favorite blog is! Last year over 1400 people voted on the 320 different blogs, all devoted to VMware & virtualization. For an overview of all the blogs, take a look at the vLaunchpad .All blogs that are included in the vLaunchpad are participating in the voting. For some more…

           


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        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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        Hi everyone, this week we are pleased to bring you a new VMware TAM Blog. This latest blog post is entitled "Documenting Your IT Security Posture”, by our Senior Technical Account Manager, Jason Gaudreau. Here is an excerpt.

         

        The VMware Security Hardening Guides contain recommended processes for deploying and operating VMware products in a secure manner given a specified risk profile. You may not need, or may not be able, to follow each step in the security Hardening Guides because of the balance of operational efficiency, cost, risk tolerance and security requirements. The security hardening practices are recommended by VMware, but equally important is having a security controls document that incorporates VMware best practice recommendations combined with your specific security policies. It can be an invaluable tool during an audit.

         

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        Thanks for supporting the VMware TAM Source Newsletter and the VMware TAM Blog. We hope to have further news for you on the VMware TAM Social Media services in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

         

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          Delivering Secure and Scalable Desktop as a Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7113)Guest Blog by Dwayne Lessner, Technical Marketing Engineer, Nutanix, @dlink7  Security and flexibility don’t often end up in the same sentence, especially when it comes to delivering IT as a service. But VMware Horizon Air and Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure together are able to deliver the same value proposition with our validated reference architecture for desktop […]

             

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            Workspace Environment Management with Horizon (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7193)By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware A constant theme I hear when talking to customers about managing their virtual, physical, and cloud-hosted environments tends to center around the challenges they face with applications and users. In particular, the questions that customers are looking to solve are ones like how can I simplify management […]

             

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            Finding the Ideal Match With A New Desktop Assessment Service for VMware Horizon (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7167)By Ben Goodman, VMware Horizon evangelist, End-User Computing, VMware When looking to make an important investment such as buying a house, having informative data matters. Web-based solutions like Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow offer information that helps people make intelligent buying decisions. These tools take into consideration a variety of variables such as location, the number […]

             

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            Socialcast and the Annual Performance Review (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7162)by Inna Fabrikant, Sr. Client Development Manager, Socialcast With 2014 in our rearview mirrors, many workplace conversations are turning to performance reviews. Employees are racking their brains trying to document all of their accomplishments over the past 12 months, while managers have the equally daunting task of acknowledging the successes of all direct reports. At […]

             

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            Five Analytics Features Every Socialcast Admin Should Use (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7151)by Jeff Sato, Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst- Statistician Social Business Intelligence (SBI), Socialcast’s in-app analytics platform, is enabled for all Socialcast communities and has many great features that add tremendous value for community administrators. Today, we would like to highlight some of the most useful SBI features that we think every admin should leverage to increase […]

             

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            Keep your workforce productive, even when disaster strikes (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7143)If there’s one thing that’s certain, besides death and taxes, it’s the unpredictability of Nature. I was reminded of this recently, when my colleagues in Boston were buried under piles of snow, and thousands of people couldn’t drive into the office. Has your organization ever experienced anything like this? Has a storm, earthquake, power outage or […]

             

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            Maximizing Use of vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.0: Newly Updated Deployment Guide (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7133)By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware The newly updated Maximizing the Use of VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon 6.0 (formerly the VMware vCenter Operations for View Deployment Guide) is now available. The new version is full of tips on how to make the most out of your Horizon with View […]

             

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            See How VMware is Keeping your workforce productive, even when disaster strikes ()Keep your workforce productive, even when disaster strikes If there’s one thing that’s certain, besides death and taxes, it’s the unpredictability of Nature. I was reminded of this recently, when my colleagues in Boston were buried under piles of snow, and thousands of people couldn’t drive into the office. Has your organization ever experienced anything like this? Has a storm, earthquake, power outage or cybersecurity attack ever separated your workers from their desktops and applications? No…

             

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            Enterprise mobility news recap: Feb 23 – 27 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34732)The hourly countdown has begun for Mobile World Congress as technology journalists line up their predictions for new releases and anticipate keynote sessions from Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Wheeler of the FCC. The public sector had its fair share of industry news considering new FCC regulations and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s newly accepted monetary […]

             

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            AirWatch to integrate with Android for Work (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34693)AirWatch is working with Google to integrate with Android for Work, a Google program that brings together OEMs, ISVs and EMMs to ensure organizations can confidently manage devices running Android. Android for Work securely separates business and personal data and applications – and simplifies management of work-related policies, profiles and data – on tablets and […]

             

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            VMware and AirWatch, one year later (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34624)Today marks the one year anniversary of VMware’s acquisition of AirWatch. Over the past year, AirWatch and VMware have integrated across mobile and desktop to deliver a unified end-user computing solution – one of many industry trends VMware is helping shape, as highlighted earlier last year. In the Q4 VMware earnings call last month, VMware […]

             

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            Introducing AirWatch 8 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34615)Whether you use AirWatch’s administrative console to secure and manage your company’s mobile fleet or you rely on it to get work done on your mobile devices, AirWatch 8 will help you be more productive. The latest version of the enterprise mobility management platform — the most significant update since VMware acquired AirWatch a year […]

             

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          VMware App Volumes

          Scripts or links fail to launch applications on startup in AppStacks and Writeable Volumes. (2107245)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

          How to copy an AppStack to another App Volumes Manager instance. (2107127)

          Date Published: 2/18/2015

          VMware ESXi

          Configuring VMware Tools on Oracle Linux 6 kernel 2.6.39-400.245 or higher causes the operating system to panic (2105954)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

          Logging into an ESXi host using domain credentials fails with the error: Invalid user name or credentials (2107385)

          Date Published: 2/16/2015

          Support for SSLv3 disabled (2107293)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

          Virtual Machine with linux guest operating system fails with kernel panic in balloon driver (2107363)

          Date Published: 2/16/2015

          VMware EVO:RAIL

          Network Time Protocol (NTP) service does not restart automatically on ESXi hosts running on EVO:RAIL appliances (2107258)

          Date Published: 2/18/2015

          Modifying the DNS server IP address for VMware EVO:RAIL after the initial configuration (2107249)

          Date Published: 2/18/2015

          VMware Horizon Mirage

          Mirage Disk Space requirements for client side operations. (2107688)

          Date Published: 2/20/2015

          VMware Horizon View Client

          Elevated privileges are required for some applications after uninstalling Horizon View Client 3.1 or 3.2 (2105977)

          Date Published: 2/16/2015

          VMware Mirage

          Mirage joining domain fails between cross domains (2107819)

          Date Published: 2/20/2015

          VMware NSX for vSphere

          Virtual machines in an NSX for vSphere firewall security group retains IP addresses after power-cycle or have been assigned a new vnic (2101277)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

          NSX for vSphere logical bridge does not forward multicast packets (2105557)

          Date Published: 2/16/2015

          VMware ThinApp

          Thinapp application crash with Exception Code: c0000409 (2107656)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

          VMware vCenter Server

          Disabling SSLv3 encryption on vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client to mitigate CVE-2014-3566 (2093354)

          Date Published: 2/18/2015

          Host Profile compliance check fails on a profile created from an ESXi host using DHCP (2106112)

          Date Published: 2/19/2015

          VMware vCenter Server Appliance

          Configuring HA on the cluster fails with error: No space left on device (2107493)

          Date Published: 2/20/2015

          Unable to start vPostgres after VMware vCenter server appliance fails (2106584)

          Date Published: 2/16/2015

          VMware vCenter Update Manager

          vSphere Update Manager 5.5 fails scanning hosts on the Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_7.4-0000 VIB with the error: Cannot merge VIBs with unequal payloads (2107133)

          Date Published: 2/19/2015

          VMware vCloud Director

          Virtual Machines cannot communicate using a vCloud Director Network Isolation Pool (2108030)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

          VMware vFabric Web Server

          End of Availability (EOA) for Pivotal Web Server and Apache HTTP Support (2108146)

          Date Published: 2/20/2015

          VMware View

          PCI Audit shows Blast as Utilizing a Get statement and not post. (2106427)

          Date Published: 2/16/2015

          VMware Virtual Disk Development

          VDDK 5.5 installation fails on Windows Server 2003 (2108203)

          Date Published: 2/19/2015

          VMware vRealize Operations Manager

          Removing a node from a vRealize Operations Manager 6.x cluster. (2107711)

          Date Published: 2/19/2015

          Horizon View desktop metrics are not received within vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon 6.0 (2106727)

          Date Published: 2/20/2015

          Configuring the Autoswitch behavior of shared dashboards fails in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (2106730)

          Date Published: 2/18/2015

          Cannot remove a Solution from vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (2107722)

          Date Published: 2/19/2015

          VMware vSphere Data Protection

          End of Availability (EOA) of vSphere Data Protection Advanced standalone (2108387)

          Date Published: 2/20/2015

          VMware Workspace Portal

          Workspace 2.x Multiple Authentication Methods Configuration Kerberos and Password Authentication (2107391)

          Date Published: 2/18/2015

          Workspace 2.x Directory Sync Wizard Failed to complete sync . (2107731)

          Date Published: 2/17/2015

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          VMware TAM Source 7.8

          Posted by nisserow Apr 6, 2015

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          Hi everyone, as a member of our TAM community there are many benefits that you are afforded from health assessment, virtualization reviews, support and escalation management and so much more. One of the other benefits is getting deep technical sessions from our internal VMware experts. This week we have a session coming up that I think is important for all to join. Here are all of the details again in case you missed it and still wish to register.

           

          VMware Software Manager - Managing the Lifecycle of VMware's SDDC
          Wednesday, February 25, 8:00 a.m. PST

          Join us for an interactive discussion on how VMware’s SDDC will be downloaded, installed, upgraded, and patched in the future.  During this session, Bob Perugini, Senior Product Manager will share VMware’s Install and Update strategy, provide you with an early preview of the products, and participate in an active discussion on the user interface, features, functionality, and priorities.


          Event Registration Link: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&eventid=937300&sessionid=1&key=71123B02BAB3221DE5F3F76750A59408&sourcepage=register

           

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            Software-Defined, Hyper-Converged VDI with Nexenta (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7098)By Michael Letschin, Director of Products, Nexenta VDI has moved from an IT administrator’s pet project into a de facto standard for many enterprises, regardless of size, scale, or vertical industry. This acceptance might not have been the case previously, unless of course the IT admin was one of the early zealots and adopters who […]

               

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              Announcing VMware Mirage 5.3 (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7107)By Sachin Sharma, senior product marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Today, I am excited to announce VMware Mirage 5.3, the latest version of the product that includes enhancements that help IT administrators manage point of sale/point of service (POS) machines. The product is expected to be generally available later this quarter and it will be […]

               

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              Enterprise mobility news recap: Feb 16 – 20 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34606)This week’s recap highlights Sao Paulo’s application of IoT and Chinese startup Xiaomi’s upcoming presence in the mobile market. Samsung is taking a swipe at the mobile payment system. This week Samsung acquired LoopPay, a mobile wallet software that is built on Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology and functions with card readers that already exist […]

               

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              Join Sanjay Poonen’s Twitter chat on new trends in wearables and IoT (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34588)Join AirWatch and VMware’s vice president of end-user computing Sanjay Poonen the week before AirWatch Connect at Mobile World Congress for a 30-minute Twitter Chat about wearables, the Internet of Things and enterprise security. The chat will offer a preview of the enterprise impact of these and other trends, all of which will be covered […]

               

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              Leading analysts to speak at AirWatch Connect at Mobile World Congress (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34537)AirWatch announced today in a press release the lineup of analysts speaking at AirWatch Connect at Mobile World Congress March 2-5, 2015 in Barcelona. The enterprise mobility-focused event, which features exhibitors from the AirWatch mobile ecosystem and showcases new innovations in business mobility, will include sessions from the following analysts. Leif Olof-Wallin, Gartner Mobility in the Enterprise: […]

               

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              Re-launching vSphere with Operations Management Customer Promotions (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1619)To help convert customers to vSphere with Operations Management, effective Feb. 1st, customers will receive 25% off when upgrading to vSphere with Operations Management or free training when buying vSphere with Operations Management / EnterprisePlus Acceleration Kits. Not only do customers benefit, you can benefit too – from up to 20% in partner incentives. Learn […]

                 

              •  

                Updated Strategy and Roadmap Materials (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1616)Partner customers surveyed indicate they feel better aligned with our strategy and roadmap. Our Strategic Initiatives Overview presentation now includes Services and the product overview videos have been expanded to include vCloud Air, Software-Defined Data Center Storage, and End-User Computing. These materials are designed to help you provide strategic advice to your customers.

                 

              •  

                A New & Improved Partner Central (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1614)We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re happy to introduce a new and improved Partner Central. The newly designed home page will make it faster and easier to find the information and content that’s important to you. Log on today and enjoy the whole new user experience.

                 

              •  

                Your Destination for Partner Marketing Success (http://blogs.vmware.com/partner/?p=2390)Last year we invested time and resources into gathering feedback from partners worldwide to understand how to better address your needs. A few areas of improvement were highlighted to us: Increased diversification through additional campaigns flexibility and customization options. Ability to download campaigns content for execution via a partners’ marketing automation platforms. Focus on campaigns […]

                 

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              Miscellaneous

              Purchasing VMware PSO and Training Credits (2105616)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Redeeming VMware PSO and Training Credits for Consulting Services (2105630)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Redeeming VMware PSO and Training Credits for Education Services (2105637)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Configuring MyLearn Credit Account Access (2105744)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Creating MyLearn Account Login and MyLearn Profile (2105763)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Re-assigning MyLearn Credit Account Coordinator (2105765)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Synopsis of VMware PSO and Training Credits (2105769)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Activating MyLearn Credit Account (2105777)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Configuring MyLearn Credit Account (2105887)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Re-assigning Credit Account coordinator (2105925)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Purchasing and administering VMware Consulting and Training Credits (2105934)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Redeeming VMware Consulting and Training Credits for Consulting Services (2105935)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Redeeming VMware Consulting and Training Credits for Education Services (2105949)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              MyLearn Account (2106059)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              VMware Consulting and Training Credits (2106060)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              VMware ESXi

              Hostd stops responding when SR-IOV enabled NICs fail to initialize due to interrupt vector exhaustion (2106740)

              Date Published: 2/13/2015

              VMware EVO:RAIL

              Clicking the VMware EVO:RAIL Logout button reports the error: https://:7443/undefined/auth/logout (2106732_draft) (2106732)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              The Add EVO:RAIL Appliance popup fails to clear (2106735)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              Removing an appliance from VMware EVO:RAIL (2107136)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              VMware Fusion

              Insufficient disk space on shared folder when using multiple shared drives (2105156)

              Date Published: 2/11/2015

              VMware Horizon Client for Windows

              Connecting to Connection Server from View Client fails with error : Couldn’t resolve host name (2106968)

              Date Published: 2/10/2015

              VMware Horizon Air

              Incosistent VRAM values displayed within Windows in VMware View 5.3.2 and older (2106965)

              Date Published: 2/10/2015

              VMware Horizon View

              VMware View Composer resolution guide (2104915)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              View Single Sign-On (SSO) fails when using a smart card (2106982)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              VMware ThinStall

              Resolving licensing errors when deploying virtual Office to a system with Office installed natively (2107369)

              Date Published: 2/10/2015

              VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

              Reprotect test fails in VMware Site Recovery Manager with the error: There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation. (2107149)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              VMware vCloud Automation Center

              vMRC option unavailable when connecting remotely to a provisioned resource in vRealize Automation 6.x (2107563)

              Date Published: 2/13/2015

              Deleting an endpoint in vRealize Automation fails with the error: This endpoint is being used by # compute resources and # storage paths and cannot be deleted (2105809)

              Date Published: 2/11/2015

              VMware vCloud Networking and Security

              End of Availability (EOA) of vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) in vCloud Suite 6.0 (2107201)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              VMware Virtual SAN

              ESXi 5.5 host that is part of a VSAN cluster reports of Host vendor provider registration warning alarms in vCenter Server. (2105018)

              Date Published: 2/10/2015

              VMware vRealize Automation

              Removing an IPv4 address from a defined static pool in VMware vRealize Automation 6.x (2105422)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              vRealize Automation networks are attached round robin when multiple NICs are in blueprint (2105484)

              Date Published: 2/10/2015

              Windows Session Authentication requirements for VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.x (2106951)

              Date Published: 2/12/2015

              VMware vRealize Log Insight

              VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 startup fails with the error: Failed to start Cassandra Server (2107243)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              VMware vRealize Operations Manager

              vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon 6.0 View Adapter instance is in a Failed Collection State (2106722)

              Date Published: 2/13/2015

              VMware vRealize Operations Manager (Standalone)

              Accessing some REST endpoints in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x fails for users with administrative access to all objects (2105116)

              Date Published: 2/9/2015

              Importing LDAP/Active Directory hosts and configuring users and groups to login in vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (2105545)

              Date Published: 2/11/2015

              VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vApp)

              Cluster status is stuck at Going Online in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x (2106950)

              Date Published: 2/11/2015

              VMware vRealize Orchestrator

              VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.0 and vRealize Automation 6.2 integration: Missing CatalogItem in library or missing ConsumerResourceOperation in plugin inventory (2106306)

              Date Published: 2/13/2015

              VMware vSphere Replication

              Unable to Start the vSphere Replication Management Server After an Upgrade (2107220)

              Date Published: 2/11/2015

              VMware Workstation

              Kernel module vmmon cannot load in some Fedora 21 hosts that have Secure Boot enabled (2107267)

              Date Published: 2/10/2015

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              Hi everyone, this week we have a special VMware TAM Blog posting to kick off the newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

               

              Capacity Management Using vRealize Operations

              By Jason Gaudreau

              In the physical world, we tend to overprovision because experience tells us when you have enough resources, there shouldn’t be problems. If you apply this mindset to a virtualized environment, you’ll negate the benefits of server consolidation.

              What are some of the key goals of operations management?

              • Delivering high-quality infrastructure, services and applications

               

              • Operate IT assets as efficiently and cost-effective as possibly

              • Implement and adhere to IT policies, standards and regulatory requirements

               

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              If you are in the US we wish you a happy presidents day. Until next week, take care everyone.

               

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                Introducing The New Official VCDX Directory (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5228)For years now we’ve published a basic directory of all the VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) in order to recognize them for the effort they have put in to achieve VCDX certification. Over time, as the number of VCDXs grew it became difficult for them to update their personal information. A few months ago we began working on a new directory and I’m […]

                 

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                VMware Weekly News Recap, Feb. 13, 2015 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3646)VMware News In VMware news this week, research firm IDC (in a recent survey sponsored by VMware) shows us that a greater investment in virtualization leads to more time saved (i.e. is faster) for handling business tasks like deploying new equipment and handling unexpected changes that may come up. Learn more by checking out the infographic, “Virtualization to the […]

                 

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                Our Giving Network (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3641)At VMware, we believe that each one of us has something to contribute.  As such, giving back is about more than writing a check; it’s about service and community. We call this Citizen Philanthropy. We invite you to check out the VMware Foundation’s 2014 Year in Review to see the giving network that VMware people […]

                 

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                #VMchat Recap: The VMware Weather Report (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3637)Last Thursday, VMware hosted a lunchtime CrowdChat to discuss our big February launches, the Partner Exchange conference, and what to expect for enterprise in 2015. VMware’s Oliver Roll and IDC’s Matt Eastwood hosted VMware executives Simone Brunozzi and Joe Baguley, who dished out their thoughts in an hour-long chat. Hit the break for a visual recap […]

                 

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                Capacity Management Using vRealize Operations (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=1975)By Jason Gaudreau In the physical world, we tend to overprovision because experience tells us when you have enough resources, there shouldn’t be problems. If you apply this mindset to a virtualized environment, you’ll negate the benefits of server consolidation. What are some of the key goals of operations management? Delivering high-quality infrastructure, services and […]

                 

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                vSphere 6 Web Client (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16166)With the recent announcement of VMware vSphere 6, I can finally start talking about the improvements we’ve made for vSphere 6 Web Client.  Over 100 enhancements, with some user actions performing 5x faster.  There are excel sheets and graphs full of performance data, but the best way to see the difference is to experience it […]

                 

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                The Power of the VMware vCloud Air Network (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4928)Since the rebranding of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) to the VMware vCloud Air Network last year, VMware has continued to deepen relationships with service providers. VMware vCloud Air Network service providers offer customers several benefits, including: A seamless transition to cloud for VMware customers Multiple compliance certifications, managed and application services, and vertical […]

                 

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                Using CoreOS on vCloud Air OnDemand (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4887)By: Paco Gómez This is a repost from Paco Gómez’s personal blog. CoreOS is a popular Linux distribution for applications that use Docker Containers. The following article describes the steps to install CoreOS on VMware vCloud® Air™ OnDemand. The use of vCloud Air Command Line Interface makes the process easier to document and more convenient to follow. The guide assumes the […]

                 

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                Virtualized Hadoop Performance with vSphere 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=2117)A recently published whitepaper shows that not only can vSphere 6 keep up with newer high-performance servers, it thrives on their capabilities. Two years ago, Hadoop benchmarks were run with vSphere 5.1 on a cluster of 32 dual-socket, quad-core servers. Very good performance was demonstrated, with the optimal virtualized configuration shown to be actually 2% […]

                 

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                Mirage API White Paper Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7092)By Judy Wu, End-User-Computing Solution Engineer, VMware The Using the VMware Mirage API to Develop Your Own Front-End Interfaces white paper is now available. This paper introduces the new Mirage API feature that was released along with Mirage 5.1. Mirage API is a group of APIs which allows IT administrators to develop their own front-end […]

                 

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                Resolving Microsoft Office licensing errors (http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/?p=1816)One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.. VMware now have a tool that will finally correct Office licensing issues when virtual Office is deployed to some systems that have Office installed natively. Read all about it in the KB-article: Resolving licensing errors when deploying virtual Office to a system with Office […]

                 

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                Enterprise mobility news recap: Feb 9 – 13 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34513)AirWatch Connect at Mobile World Congress is just two weeks away, and the rumor mill is revving up. Follow the AirWatch Blog these next few weeks for coverage of all things enterprise mobility at Mobile World Congress. This week GSMA announced keynote speakers for MWC and AirWatch announced keynote speakers for AirWatch Connect Barcelona. The […]

                 

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                AirWatch Connect Barcelona 2015 agenda is live! (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34495)The agenda for AirWatch Connect Barcelona is now available. For the third consecutive year, AirWatch Connect at Mobile World Congress will deliver informational sessions with leading industry analysts, executive leaders and innovative customers. All AirWatch Connect sessions are free to Mobile World Congress badge holders. The event will kick off Monday March 2 at the […]

                 

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                Learn how the Demand Center has Evolved (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1609)See below and register to attend an upcoming vmLIVE in your timezone to understand how the Partner ‘Demand Center‘ has evolved to include more than just customized marketing campaigns. It now includes Social Media Syndication and Website Content Syndication tools that your company can take advantage of for free. These sessions will showcase the newly […]

                 

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              MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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                Top vBlog 2015 is happening now (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5432)The pre-voting category nominations have started and general voting will begin soon. For all the details check out the Top vBlog 2015 landing page and thank you to Infinio for sponsoring it this year. Bloggers don’t miss your chance to score one of these cool commemorative coins. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

                 

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                Virtual SAN and ESXTOP in vSphere 6.0 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15904)Today I was fiddling with ESXTOP to see if anything was new for vSphere 6.0. Considering the massive number of metrics it already holds it is difficult to find things which stand out / are new. One thing did stick out though which is a new display for Virtual SAN.I haven’t found much detail around this […] " Virtual SAN and ESXTOP in vSphere 6.0 " 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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                HP ConvergedSystem 200–HC EVO:RAIL available now! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15895)Yesterday I was informed by the EVO:RAIL team that the HP ConvergedSystem 200–HC EVO:RAIL is available (shipping) as of this week. I haven’t seen much around additional pieces HP is including, but I was told though that they are planning to integrate HP One View. HP One View is a management/monitoring solution that gives you a great high […] " HP ConvergedSystem 200–HC EVO:RAIL available now! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my…

                 

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                What is new for Storage DRS in vSphere 6.0? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15888)Storage DRS must be one of the most under-appreciated features that is part of vSphere. For whatever reason it doesn’t get the airtime it deserves, not even from VMware folks which is a shame if you ask me. I was reading the What’s New material for vSphere 6.0 and I noticed that the “What is […] " What is new for Storage DRS in vSphere 6.0? " 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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                Multi-Container Docker with YAML and Vagrant (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/02/11/multi-container-docker-yaml-vagrant/)In this post, I’ll provide an example of using YAML to create a multi-container Docker environment in Vagrant. I made a brief mention of this technique in my earlier post talking about how to use Docker with Vagrant , but wanted to provide an example. For me, I know that examples are often quite helpful when I’m learning something new. Since one of my primary goals here is to help enable others to learn these technologies, I figured an example would be helpful. So, to that end, here’s an example that…

                 

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                Using Docker with Vagrant (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/02/10/using-docker-with-vagrant/)As part of my ongoing effort to create tools to assist others in learning some of the new technologies out there, I spent a bit of time today working through the use of Docker with Vagrant . Neither of these technologies should be new to my readers; I’ve already provided quick introductory posts to both (see here and here ). However, using these two together may provide a real benefit for users who are new to either technology, so I’d like to take a bit and show you how to use Docker with Vagrant. …

                 

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                Technology Short Take #48 (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/02/10/technology-short-take-48/)Welcome to Technology Short Take #48, another installation in my irregularly-published series that collects links, articles, and thoughts from around the web. This time around, the content is a bit heavier on cloud management and applications/operating systems, but still lots of good content all the way around (I hope, anyway). Networking Matt Oswalt recently wrapped up his 3-part “DevOps for Networking” series. I referenced part 1 of the series back in TST #46 , and parts 2 and 3 are just as good as…

                 

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                Receiving alerts on if a VM has over a given number of snapshots (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3285)Last week I was asked if there was an easy way to get an alert once a VM had over a certain number of snapshots, this is a frequent request as it would seam... Receiving alerts on if a VM has over a given number of snapshots 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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                Updated Articles page (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=2473)It’s been too long since I wrote up a how-to article. But this one came from a really interesting problem. My colleagues were recently faced with an issue at a site where the customer wanted to upgrade from vSphere 5.1 to 5.5. Which was fine, but they’d forgotten / misplaced / couldn’t remember the SSO master password. So […]

                 


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                DCI#12 – EMC VSPEX Blue with Chad Dunn (http://techhead.co/?p=8268)In this episode I speak with Chad Dunn, EMC’s Senior Director of VSPEX, about VSPEX Blue, how hyper-converged architectures fit into the IT industry, what differentiates EMC’s EVO:RAIL based hyper-converged product, and also go into more depth on VSPEX Blue itself. EMC VSPEX Blue is a scale-out reference architecture based on EMC hardware and the […] The post DCI#12 – EMC VSPEX Blue with Chad Dunn appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other…

                 

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                VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Multi-CPU Fault Tolerance (FT) (http://techhead.co/?p=8253)One of things holding many companies back from moving their tier 1 business critical applications across to VMware’s vSphere virtualized platform has been its inability to provide fault tolerance (FT) for virtual machines (VMs) running more than one virtual CPU (vCPU), which is a requirement for many applications, particularly those of the tier 1 variety. Up until […] The post VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Multi-CPU Fault Tolerance (FT) appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon…

                 

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                VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Maximums (http://techhead.co/?p=8241)  VMware vSphere 6 has finally been announced!  Yes, that’s right folks, after a 3+ year wait since the last major vSphere release, VMware have announced vSphere 6 which will be publically available sometime in Q1 of this year (2015). This is an evolutionary update to the widely adopted vSphere product, with over 650 new […] The post VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Maximums appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware…

                 

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              KB ARTICLES

              Desktop

              Error: mail.NO_SUCH_BLOB is seen when logging into Horizon Workspace (2106582)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware App Volumes

              A previously working AppStack shows unprovisioned (2105981)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Moving Writable Volumes to new location in AppVolumes (2105983)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              VMware ESXi

              VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard (2102046)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201502401-BG: Updates esx-base (2102048)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Windows virtual machines fails with a Stop Error: Hardware Malfunction – Call your hardware vendor for support (2105345)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              The vmware.log file of the ESXi host reports the log spew: MsgHint: msg.piix4pm.guestInS1. Your guest has entered a standby sleep state (2105836)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              Setting the minimum vCenter Server permissions required to deploy an OVF/OVA template (2105932)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              Enabling the VLAN/MTU Health Check feature on the vSphere Distributed Switch results in flooded messages of VLANMTUCheck: NMVCPortVLANResultPoll:320: not find psReq for ps DvsPortset in the vmkernel.log (2105948)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              Joining an ESXi host to Active Directory fails with the error: “User Account has no right to add hosts to the domain” when the user account has “Do not require Kerberos preauthentication” enabled (2106579)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Memory Addressing Limits for ESXi 5.1.x and 5.5.x (2087943)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              VMware ESXi 5.1 Build 1065491 host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000MapGuestPACommon@vmkernel#nover+0x3c8 (2105522)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Running esxtop displays abnomal DAVG/cmd and KAVG/cmd values (2096171)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201502001 (2102045)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-no-tools (2102047)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Capturing a network trace to a file using the tcpdump-uw command fails when the verbose option is enabled (2102455)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              Mounting NFS datastore fails with the error: Sysinfo set operation VSI_MODULE_NODE_mnt_umount failed with error status Busy (2102598)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              Upgrading ESXi esxtop report displays a lower value of Physical CPU Usage % (2106122)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              SanDisk FlashSoft v3.2 for vSphere 5.5 (Partner Verified and Supported) (2106747)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware EVO:RAIL

              Virtual machines created outside of the EVO:RAIL Interface (2098932)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              Cannot access EVO:RAIL Interface from workstation (2099966)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              Cannot import an OVA file in EVO:RAIL (2101463)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              Keystrokes entered in EVO:RAIL do not translate correctly (2101467)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              EVO:RAIL Interface does not appear after upgrading the EVO:RAIL RPM (2101828)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              VMware Horizon Workspace

              Uploading files to Horizon Files fails with “Unknown Error” or “Failed to sync file” (2106580)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware IT Business Manager Standard

              Data collector is being shown as red, even if all the jobs succeed (2105944)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              VMware NSX for vSphere

              Disabling SSLv3 on NSX for vSphere Edge Services Gateway (2105096)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              Firewall configuration and publishing takes a very long time to load in NSX Manager for vSphere 6.0.x and 6.1.x (2105013)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              VMware Player (Windows)

              Collecting diagnostic information for VMware Player and VMware Player Pro (2104004)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware vCenter Server

              Creating certificate requests, certificates and implementing certificates for the vSphere Authentication Proxy (2105034)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              Accessing VMware vCenter service status displays warning: Performance statistics rollup from Past Day to Past Week is not occurring in the database (2105143)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              The Storage Views tab in VMware vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5 displays the error: The storage service is not initialized (2105239)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              VMware vCenter service crashes with error: controllerType != 0 (2105326)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              Performance Charts are not displayed correctly due to Internet Explorer security settings (2106095)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Viewing plugins in Google Chrome 64-bit does not display the VMware Client Support Plug-in (2106577)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Changes within VMware vCenter do not show up in the vSphere Web client (2102509)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              Users fail to log in to vCenter Server when Alternate UPN Suffixes are Configured with the Error: Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password (2105708)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              Applying a host profile or checking profile compliance fails with the error: Call “HostProfileManager.GenerateConfigTaskList” for object “HostProfileManager” on vCenter Server “vCenterhostname” failed. “Unexpected error updating task config spec: ‘vmnicX’ (2105785)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware vCenter Server Appliance

              vSphere Syslog Collector installed on Windows Server or with the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance fails with the error: Event-Text: < Error getting traceback – traceback.print_tb() failed, < type exceptions.MemoryError > (2105801)

              Date Published: 2/3/2015

              VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand

              VMware vRealize Automation 6.2 connections to vCloud Air OnDemand fail with HTTP 404 messages (2097677)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              VMware vCloud Director

              Using NSX 6.1.x with vCloud Director 5.5.2.x (2105819)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              VMware vCloud Networking and Security

              Method to query and/or configure the timeout via Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs (2101275)

              Date Published: 2/2/2015

              VMware Virtual Disk Development

              Opening disk with SAN transport mode in VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit hangs (2106468)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware vRealize Automation

              Attempting to request a virtual machine in vRealize Automation fails with the error: The data specified within the request is invalid (2106152)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware vRealize Operations Manager

              vCenter Adapter instances cannot be removed from the Authentication Source list in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (2105649)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              The system audit report in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 reports unusually high metrics (2105123)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon 6.0 View Adapter instance is in a Failed Collection State (2106578)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              Upgrading from vCloud Operations Manager 5.8 to VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x shows 5.8 button in the vSphere Web Client (2105207)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              Disable SSL version 3.0 in vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (2106574)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              Filtering options do not persist across user logins in vRealize Operations Manager (2105651)

              Date Published: 2/6/2015

              Replacing or repairing VMware vSphere solution dashboards (2105967)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware vSphere Data Protection

              Using the Exchange DAG Cluster Configuration Tool for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) fails (2103583)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware vSphere Storage Appliance

              Preparing to upgrade VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) to version 5.5 (2101286)

              Date Published: 2/4/2015

              VMware vSphere Update Manager

              vSphere Update Manager 5.x cannot find any patches to apply to ESXi 5.x hosts (2106560)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

              VMware Workstation (for Linux)

              Virtual Machine fails to start on Linux Host with an error “Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory (2103112)

              Date Published: 2/5/2015

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