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Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks newsletter and the 2nd Quarter of 2015. I would like to remind everyone to please check out the VMware TAM Blog at: http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/. It is also important for you to ensure that you are not affected by any of the latest VMware Kbs which we list each week in this newsletter. This should be part of your weekly maintenance and it would be a good idea to discuss this with your VMware TAM during your regular meetings.

 

I am back in the USA after a short visit to Australia which was really great but I am pleased to be back in San Francisco.

 

Have a fantastic week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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  • Top 20 Articles for March 2015 (https://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6514)Here is our Top 20 KB list for March 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. 1. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) 2. ESXi host cannot initiate […]

     

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    What’s New with Virtual SAN 6.0? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16971)Software-Defined Storage is making waves in the storage and virtual infrastructure fields. Data and infrastructure are intertwined, and when they’re both brought together, companies can cut down on expenses and increase productivity. Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect, Storage and Availability, recently hosted a webinar, discussing how VMware is approaching Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and virtualization in recently […]

     

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    VCP6-DCV Certification Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5463)One of our most popular certifications is now available on vSphere 6 technology: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). This certification that validates your ability to deploy, configure, administer and scale a vSphere 6 virtualized data center, including administering and troubleshooting virtualization technologies such as: vSphere HA and DRS Clusters storage virtualization using […]

     

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    Providing IT Services with Infrastructure Building Blocks (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=2055)By Jason Gaudreau Mission-critical applications, such as customer-facing applications and financial systems, are vital to a smooth operation of the company’s business. These applications are core to the company’s mission, and system downtime translates to financial losses to the organization. While other applications, like general-purpose printing, software media libraries and infrastructure monitoring tools don’t require […]

     

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    Telco 2015 – NFV and the Path to the Telco Cloud | #MWC15 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3794)Back in March, Barcelona hosted the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress. AirWatch Connect, presented at Mobile World Congress, provided attendees with a business-focused experience, including sessions, certifications, and solution expos focused on business mobility. The AirWatch community of industry leaders, business innovators and technology experts at Mobile World Congress joined attendees to collaborate […]

     

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    Why Object Storage Is Making Inroads Into Enterprise Storage Deployments (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3328)The amount of data stored within an enterprise is growing at a phenomenal rate. In the late ‘90s, a storage system with one petabyte capacity was considered a great accomplishment— you got your name in news articles and also got invited to give conference keynotes! Today, the storage industry talks in terms of exabytes and zettabytes. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, this should come as no surprise— the phenomenal growth rates (50-60% CAGR), coupled with the growing…

     

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    Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3334)Today I have the pleasure to present a brand new white paper which was the result of a collaboration between three different teams within VMware. A couple of months ago I stumbled across a great diagram which was developed by Hany Michael, (Consulting Architect, VMware PSO) who is part of the VMware CTO Ambassador program. The CTO Ambassadors are members of a small group of our most experienced and talented customer-facing, individual contributor technologists. The diagram explained an interesting…

     


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    VMSA-2015-0003 (SKIP-TLS) (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1327)New VMware security advisory VMSA-2015-0003 (SKIP-TLS) Today VMware has released the following new security advisory, VMSA-2015-0003 The advisory documents CVE-2014-6593, which was issued for the incorrect handling of the ChangeCipherSpec in Oracle JRE also known as “SKIP” or “SKIP-TLS”. The issue allows a Man-in-the Middle to manipulate the SSL handshake which may result in impersonation of the […]

     

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    Capacity Management in SDDC – Part 5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=6107)Get the best performance and efficiency out of your vSphere infrastructure Conduct a free trial today by installing vSphere with Operations Management in your environment. Capacity Management policy is interlinked to the Performance Management policy and Availability Management policy. As shown in the diagram below, both Performance and Availability management drive your Capacity Management. The Capacity […]

     

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    vCloud Air Meets PowerCLI – Part 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=5167)In my previous post, I introduced the new PowerCLI 6.0 R1 release as it relates to VMware vCloud® Air™, and how PowerCLI champions and vCloud Air customers can both benefit from this release. At a high level, we introduced the two modules (Cloud and PCloud) that comprise the vCloud Air integration, allowing you to manage […]

     

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    How to Deliver Instant Gratification to the Always-On College World with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) ()If college students had a mantra, I bet it’d be something along the lines of that Queen song: “I want it all and I want it now!”  Students are used to instant, 24×7 access to social media, gaming, music and more in their personal lives. It’s no surprise they expect the same of their computer labs, courseware and IT support at school. And they’re not the only ones with on-demand expectations. Faculty want to be able to innovate in real-time – not wait until next semester to introduce new…

     

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    Enterprise mobility news recap: Mar 30- April 3 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=35506)This week covers more details about AirWatch 8 unified endpoint management features and describes mobility’s importance, even when compared to the Internet. In an interview with TechRepublic, Vox Mobile Chief Strategy Officer Jim Haviland describes mobility’s importance in the enterprise. “[Mobility] is much bigger and faster than the internet revolution,” Haviland says. A recent IDC […]

     

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    VMware Online Technology Forum April 15 (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6042)We are excited to launch the first VMware Online Technology Forum in EMEA; the place to discover how the latest software-defined technologies, approaches and industry best practice can help drive IT success. You can sign up now to this free online event where they can join their peers for technology updates and self-paced hands-on labs […]

     

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    PowerCLI 6.0 and vCloud Air (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3349)One of the great enhancements in the recently released PowerCLI 6.0 is the ability to connect to vCloud Air and vCloud Air Networks, Massimo has already started doing a great write-up on these over... PowerCLI 6.0 and vCloud Air 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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    Registering NSX Manager to the New vSphere 6.0 Lookup Service Port (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13019)A simple Lookup Service configuration fix for those upgrading to vSphere 6.0 in an NSX environment. The post Registering NSX Manager to the New vSphere 6.0 Lookup Service Port appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Working With NSX – Deploying NSX Manager Tips for Deploying Palo Alto Networks’ VM-Series Firewall with VMware NSX Creating NSX API Calls with PowerShell Optimizing the Cisco UCS Manager Interface A Caveat to Multi-Cluster VDS Design with NSX

     

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    Thank You for this Donation to Alzheimer’s Association (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13071)A HUGE thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of Networking for VMware Administrators - here's the latest donation to Alzheimer's Association! The post Thank You for this Donation to Alzheimer’s Association appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Wahl Network at VMworld: Sessions, Books, and Charity Advance Your Tech Career with Advice from IT Pros Breaking Silos: An Open Chat on Networking and Virtualization SpiceWorld Session and Discount Code Opening Acts Debuts at…

     

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    VMware EMEA Online Technology Forum 15th of April (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16111)Advertise here with BSA On the 15th of April there is an awesome online event planned called the “Online Technology Forum“. During this day you will hear all about what is new with vSphere 6.0. What can you expect: Sign up now to this free online event where you will be able to engage in a live Q&A with […] " VMware EMEA Online Technology Forum 15th of April " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN…

     

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    ForceAffinePowerOn what is it? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16105)Advertise here with BSA I’ve seen a lot of confusion around the ForceAffinePowerOn setting, and even the VMware documentation is incorrect around what this feature is / does. First and foremost: ForceAffinePowerOn is an advanced DRS setting (Yes I filed a doc bug for it). I’ve seen many people stating it is an HA setting, but it is not. […] " ForceAffinePowerOn what is it? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential…

     

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    All-flash VSAN configuration example (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16087)Advertise here with BSA I was talking to a customer this week who was looking to deploy various 4 node VSAN configurations. They needed a solution which would provide them performance and wanted to minimize the moving components due to the location and environmental aspects of the deployment, all-flash VSAN is definitely a great choice for this scenario. I looked […] " All-flash VSAN configuration example " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order…

     

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    DRS rules still active when DRS disabled? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16081)Advertise here with BSA I just received a question around DRS rules and why they are still active when DRS is disabled. I was under the impression this was something I already blogged about, but I cannot find it. I know some others did, but they reported this behaviour as a bug… which it isn’t actually. Below is a screenshot […] " DRS rules still active when DRS disabled? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential…

     

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    Top vBlog 2015 Full results (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5743)So the voting has ended, the results have been tabulated and here they are. There were almost 90 new blogs on the ballot this year and 3 new blogs to make the top 25. This year there was over 2200 votes compared to around 1400 last year. You can read more stats about this years voting … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    What Virtual Volumes does not support (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5732)VMware finally released the list of supported and non-supported vSphere features and VMware products with their new Virtual Volumes  (VVols) storage architecture. I’ve been looking for this in their documentation for VVols and have not found it so I’m glad to see it’s finally available so you can see exactly what is supported and more … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    And the winners of Top vBlog 2015 are… (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5719)…not ready to be revealed yet, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out. I’ve tabulated all the votes and applied points to the votes and have computed the results. We’ll announce the winners on a special live Google Hangout tomorrow with David Davis, Rick Vanover, Simon Seagrave, John Troyer and Scott Davis from Infinio. Go here … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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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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    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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    Top vBlog 2015 results are out (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5372)A few weeks back the yearly top vBlog voting hosted by Eric Siebert at vSphere-land and sponsored by Infinio started and this Tuesday, (March 31) the results were announced during a live session which you can watch here in case you missed it.   Simon Seagrave, John Troyer  and Scott Davis partivipaded in the live session were the … Continue reading »

     

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    vCenter Orchestrator workflow search result not complete (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5289)Today i ran into a situation i have not seen in the past. I was using the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) version 5.5.2 and the vCO plugin vCenter Orchestrator Plugin for Horizon View version 1.1 which can be found here When configuring the connection between vCO and Horizon View you need to run the workflow “Add Delegated … Continue reading »

     

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    Storage vMotion fails with error Already disconnected (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5337)This blog post applies to vCenter Server version 5.5. U2d and ESXi server version 5.5 U2a. A few days back i got involved in a virtual machine migration (VM) issue. The VMs were suppose to be migrated from one vSphere cluster to another without any chance of mounting one of the vSphere clusters datastore(s) to the other … Continue reading »

     

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    vSphere 6: Using VMCA as a Subordinate CA (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=10693)vSphere 6 includes a new certificate authority that issues certificates for all of the different components within your environment to ensure communications are secure. If you want to use VMCA as a Subordinate CA from an Enterprise CA in your environment you need to change the VMCA Root Certificate on the Platform Services Controller (PSC) […]

     

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    Publishing vSphere 6.0 VMCA Signing Certificate (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2774)Advertise here with BSA As mentioned in my vSphere 6.0 installation series, you can configure the new VMCA to be a subordinate to your enterprise CA. This is great, and opens up new certificate management options for organizations that wish to use trusted SSL certificates. However, you may run into a situation where this new root certificate is not […] The post Publishing vSphere 6.0 VMCA Signing Certificate appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere…

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Pt. 12: PSC Machine Certificate (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2745)Advertise here with BSA Back in Part 11 of this series we configured the VMCA to be a subordinate CA to our enterprise CA. This ensures that all certificates which get used by vCenter components are automatically trusted. But as previously mentioned, not all organizations can use the VMCA. The US Federal Government would be a prime example, where […] The post vSphere 6.0 Pt. 12: PSC Machine Certificate appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0…

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 11: VMCA as Subordinate (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2675)Advertise here with BSA As mentioned in my vSphere 6.0 install part 3, VMware has introduced a new certificate option in this release. You can now make a built-in VMware certificate authority (VMCA) a subordinate to your enterprise CA. This is great news, as it will allow some automation of the certificate deployment process. However, there are certainly some […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 11: VMCA as Subordinate appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related…

     

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    Top vBloggers Announced! (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2732)Advertise here with BSA Each year Eric Siebert from vSphere-Land.com has an annual voting for the top vBloggers in the world. Competition is fierce and back in 2013 I was honored with getting position #24, for which I was thrilled. Then came along more SSL woes with vSphere 5.5, and my vCenter Toolkit was born. In 2014 I then […] The post Top vBloggers Announced! appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0 Pt. 9: SSL Templates 

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 10: Install VCSA PSC (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2693)Advertise here with BSA New to my vSphere installation series is using the pre-packaged vCenter appliance (VCSA). Now that the VCSA is on par with the Windows vCenter server, I suspect more and more people will migrate to the appliance. So to that end, let’s install an external PSC using the VCSA. If you are using a Windows-based external […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 10: Install VCSA PSC appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0…

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Pt. 9: SSL Templates (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2709)Advertise here with BSA VMware has provided new SSL template guidance for vSphere 6.0. New to vSphere 6.0 are machine SSL certificates, solution user certificates, and using the VMCA as a subordinate CA. If you are using an enterprise Microsoft CA, then this article is for you. I’ll show you how to create the new templates and publish them […] The post vSphere 6.0 Pt. 9: SSL Templates appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 8:…

     

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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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    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…

     

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    NLVMUG UserCon 2015: Presentations are available for download (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5266)The post NLVMUG UserCon 2015: Presentations are available for download appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . On Thursday March 19 the NLVMUG UserCon 2015 took place at the 1931 Conference Center in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. More than 900 VMUG members attended the event. With Joe Baguley as a keynote speaker, four different parallel tracks and more than 20 sessions it was the biggest VMUG UserCon in Europe. A big thank you to everyone involved in the organization…

     

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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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    VMware certification roadmap v6 (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16127)With the announce of vSphere 6.0 there are of course a new bunch of certifications, changed not only in the version, but also in some other details. I’ve wrote about the new VMware certifications some weeks ago, and also on the upgrade rules from vSphere 5 based certifications. But finally, with the announce of the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization, now available in beta (so this is the first VMware public beta for an exam?) a new column is going to populating the new…

     

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    APAC #vBrownbag – Mirage overview (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16118)APAC edition of #vBrownbag is managed by my friend Alastair Cooke (the creator of AutoLab) and actually he is covering the VCP6-Desktop blueprint. One big news of the new version of this certification is the part related to VMware Mirage: the entire section 5 is dedicated to Install, Configure, and Manage VMware Mirage. How don’t know how much will impact the related exams (I’ve not took it yet), but for sure mean a more End User Computing perspective rather that something related only to the View part.…

     

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    April 2015 IT events (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15806)Interesting European IT events: 1st IEEE Conference on Network “Softwarization” NetSoft 2015 – London (April, 13-17) Hadoop Summit Europe - Brussels (April, 15-16) EuroSec 2015 – Bordeaux (April, 21) TECH.unplugged – London (April, 22) Apps World Germany – Berlin (April, 22-23) London VMUG Meeting – London (April, 23) SDN & NFV 2015 – London (April, 29) See also: April 2014 IT events European IT events calendar Disclaimer: usually in this list are not included webinars (because they are…

     

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    Top virtualization blog 2015 results (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15916)Finally the results of the annual contest Voting for the 2015 top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. My guess (but I suppose was almost from all) about the first is confirmed (and cannot be different)… fair enought for the first of each category (it’s a pity that in those case there can be only one… a top 3 for each category could be a good idea for the future). This content is become a big reference for all…

     

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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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    Are You A CCIE? Start Your Path To VCDX-NV (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4708)I will admit I just learned about this today for some reason, but if you are a CCIE did you know that you have a slightly quicker way to get off the blocks on the path to VCDX-NV?  Simply put I wanted to make sure that as many current CCIE’s out there knew about this ... The post Are You A CCIE? Start Your Path To VCDX-NV appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog .               Related Stories Online VCDX Workshop Feedback June VCDX Defense Contingency Plan For Desktop and Cloud How Are Your…

     

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    My 2015 Speaking Engagements (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4678)As we close the first quarter of 2015, which in itself is simply amazing that it is gone, I wanted to start tracking my 2015 speaking engagements which include a mostly some VCDX Workshops, but it also looks like I will be at a VMUG or two presenting a Keynote.  I wanted to provide the ... The post My 2015 Speaking Engagements appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog .                 Comments Always comes down to budget by Chris Colotti I sure would like you to have one here in SoCal. Think of…

     


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Date Published: 3/26/2015
Windows 2012 virtual machines using E1000/E1000e driver experience loss of network connectivity (2109922)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Increasing the ESXi 6.0 host logging to capture SFTP-based file access (2111248)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
ESXi 6.0 I/O driver information (2111492)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
ESXi ISO provided by VMware does not support HP P440ar RAID controllers (2110557)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
In the Virtual Volumes environment, virtual disks on a virtual datastore should be an even multiple of 1 MB in size (2111914)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
VMware Horizon
Logs contain “Failed to obtain UPN for user” error when the Cloud Pod Architecture feature is enabled (2111547)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Cloud Pod Architecture pod connections fail when View Connection Server instances have multiple NICs (2111559)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
With vDGA enabled, an HTML Access session is disconnected if user sends Ctrl+Alt+Delete (2112236)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
VMware Horizon View
Daylight saving time (DST) causes group policy not to be immediately updated at VM startup (2111560)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
VMware Mirage
Mirage Driver Library updates downloaded but not installed (2107723)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor
Collecting diagnostic bundles from VMware NSX for vSphere Multi-Hypervisor (MH) Controller Appliances (2108582)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
VMware NSX for vSphere
NSX for vSphere 6.1.3 is compatible with vSphere 6.0, but new vSphere 6.0 features have not been tested with NSX (2110197)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
VMware vRealize Configuration Manager 5.7.3 JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111670)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
Daylight Savings cause unusually large file system collections in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (2109670)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
VMware vCenter Server
Understanding and using vSphere 6.0 Certificate Manager (2097936)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Host profiles fail to apply when using a FCoE Adapter (2111389)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Incompatibility issues with VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 5.5.x and 5.8.x with vCenter Server 6.0.x (2111548)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
Obtaining vSphere certificates from a Microsoft Certificate Authority (2112014)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
The vCenter Server Service stops unexpectedly while removing an ESXi/ESX host from the inventory (2109687)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Installing or Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: Incompatible MSSQL version with vCenter Server 6.0 (2111541)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Running the gen-lb-cert.py –upgrade script when configuring the Platform Service Controller for HA displays errors with: The file path_to_root.cer contains more than 1 certificate (2111570)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
Replacing certificates using vSphere 6.0 Certificate Manager fails at 0% with the error: Operation failed, performing automatic rollback (2111571)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
Installing or upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 using an external Platform Service Controller prompts the user to accept the Platform Services Controller Certificate (2111574)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Upgrading vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: Internal error occurs during Import of VMware License Service (2111863)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
Creating a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for SSL certificate creation in vSphere 6.0 (2112009)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
Configuring vSphere 6.0 VMware Certificate Authority as a subordinate Certificate Authority (2112016)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 fails with: Cannot upload UpgradeRunner via ssh tunnel. (2111869)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
After upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 domain user log-in fails with the error: Wrong Username/Password provided (2112017)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
VMware vCloud Air
Hazlecast Instance is not active! (2108272)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
Login to the VMware vCloud Air portal fails with the error: Missing translation files (2109413)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
Connectivity Issue for vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery (2110988)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
VMware vCloud Automation Center
Repairing or updating trust between all components within a VMware vRealize Automation environment. (2110207)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
vCloud Automation Center, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Code Stream JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111658)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
After updating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.1 vRealize Operations Health Badges are not visible on the Items detail pane anymore (2112031)
Date Published: 3/27/2015
VMware vCloud Director
Interoperability considerations for vCloud Director 5.5 with VMware vSphere 6.0 and VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1 (2108913)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
VMware View
Concurrency issues with SSO and session unlock when multiple users connect to an RDS host using a smart card (2112222)
Date Published: 3/27/2015
VMware Virtual SAN
VMware recommended settings for RAID0 logical volumes on certain 6G LSI based RAID VSAN (2111266)
Date Published: 3/26/2015
VMware vRealize Automation
After updating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.1 all custom Advanced Service Designer resource actions are not visible anymore (2111713)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
Deployments in VMware vRealize Automation using vRealize Orchestrator and the vRealize Automation Plugin fail when a daylight saving timezone change occurs (2112047)
Date Published: 3/27/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager
VMware vRealize Operations Manager fails to install on a Linux system if an admin user or group already exists (2111208)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
The VMware vRealize Operations Manager Getting Started wizard is inaccessible on a Linux based installation (2111213)
Date Published: 3/25/2015
VMware vSphere Client Plug-ins
The Hardware Status Tab is no longer available in the vSphere Client after upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 (2111416)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8.x backup fails with the error: Datastore does not have enough free space for snapshot (2110746)
Date Published: 3/23/2015
Accessing the vdp-configure or FLR portal page in VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8.x and 6.0.x fails in Google Chrome 40.0.2215.115m and newer versions (2111900)
Date Published: 3/24/2015
VMware vSphere PowerCLI
Installing PowerCLI by using the command-line interface (2111503)
Date Published: 3/27/2015
VMware vSphere Web Services SDK
How to persistently track a disk across releases (2111730)
Date Published: 3/26/2015

 

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