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April 24, 2014

Dell Enterprise Forum 2014 – Final Thoughts

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA 2014 was a fantastic event for me and what stood out once again was the access to the Dell Executives and the ability to attend the NDA sessions and learn the direction of the industry and Dell in general.  I was amazed how well my simple doodles went down on social […]

by Barry at April 24, 2014 10:10 AM

Horizon View and Real-Time Audio and Video Support and Testing

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

I have recently been working with a number of customers that require Real-Time Audio and Video in conjunction with their VDI rollouts. With Windows clients and Windows Embedded thin clients Real-Time Audio and Video has been supported for some time from the Windows Client for View 2.2 and onwards,…

by Barry at April 24, 2014 09:35 AM

IPv6: ICMPv6

Rickard Nobel

The basics of ICMPv6, a very critical protocol in IPv6 for many core services. In IPv4 the ICMP procotol is a very helpful tool for, among other purposes, troubleshooting tasks, but IPv4 could in theory exist without ICMP, but ICMPv6 … Continue reading <img>

by Rickard Nobel at April 24, 2014 08:47 AM

Part 1 - vCOps Extensions - Managing Operations Beyond Virtual Infrastructure

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

This is a season of Multi-Part Series on vXpress, especially around vCenter Operations Manager and Architecting vSphere. Sometimes this can mean that you need to wait for the next post in the series...

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by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 24, 2014 09:16 AM

Whiteboard Fridays (on Wednesday): How to properly size your backup repository

Virtual to the Core (Luca Dell'Oca)

I’m in the USA in these days, and part of my activities has been to stop by our Atlanta offices, I had a couple of meetings there, but the main reason has been to attend as a guest to the Whiteboard Fridays. These are live transmissions from the Atlanta offices, hosted by Jose Mendoza and Shawn…

by Luca Dell'Oca at April 24, 2014 08:00 AM

Data Storage Innovation Chat with SNIA Wayne Adams and David

StorageIO Blog (Greg Schulz)

Listen in to our podcast conversation here as we cover cloud, convergence, software defined and more pertaining to data storage.

The post Data Storage Innovation Chat with SNIA Wayne Adams and David appeared first on StorageIOblog.

by greg schulz at April 24, 2014 07:48 AM

Chat with Cash Coleman talking ClearDB, cloud database and Johnny Cash

StorageIO Blog (Greg Schulz)

If you are a database person, you will want to listen to what Cash has to say about boosting performance and getting more value out of your physical hardware or cloud services. On the other hand if you are a storage person, listen in to get some insight and ideas on to address database performance…

by greg schulz at April 24, 2014 07:47 AM

vSphere Mobile Watchlist update – now with host monitoring and remediation too

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

vSphere Mobile Watchlist app got a nice update which allows you to add hosts to your list of monitored objects. I have already wrote some details about this app, the ability to create a list of critical VMs which needs to be up no matter where you are, but just to remind you, the vSphere […]

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by Vladan SEGET at April 24, 2014 06:44 AM

XP7 Always On Disaster Recovery with Online Data Migation

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

Earlier today, I introduced you the the XP7. In this blog post I want to share with you another ChalkTalk that explains some very cool multi-array virtualization functionality that we call XP7 Always On Disaster Recovery with Online Data Migration. 

I'll let the ChalkTalk to the explaining but…

by CalvinZ at April 24, 2014 05:20 AM

Introducing the HP XP7 Storage - 7th generation of the XP Disk Array

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

XP7.pngToday I want to introduce you to the latest generation of the XP Disk Array, the XP7.  I want to tell you a bit of a personal story about my experience with the XP.  Back in 1997, I decided to leave HP Storage to take a job with another division of HP in Colorado Springs.  My wife asked me…

by CalvinZ at April 24, 2014 05:16 AM

vpxd on Virtual Center Server Appliance 5.5 U1 fails with LDAP error

Ayan Kumar Nath

A Virtual Center Virtual Appliance running 5.5 U1 had the vpxd process crashing with a backtrace. Issue had started with the host on which the VCVA was running crashing, which caused HA to power on the VCVA on a different node. Post the reboot event, we had the vpxd process crashing with: 14-04-…

by administrator at April 24, 2014 01:39 AM

April 23, 2014

VMware results for Q1 2014

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

On April 22, VMware released the results about its growth for Q1 2014. VMware, announced a total  revenue growth of $1.36 billion, for an increase of 14 percent compared to Q1...

by Paola Cornacchiola at April 23, 2014 11:01 PM

PernixData feature announcements during Storage Field Day

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


During Storage Field Day today PernixData announced a whole bunch of features that they are working on and will be released in the near future. In my opinion there were four major features announced: Support for NFS Network Compression Distributed Fault Tolerant Memory Topology Awareness Lets go…

by Duncan Epping at April 23, 2014 09:48 PM

PernixData announced NFS support and adds RAM to FVP

Virtual Clouds (Marco Broeken)

Satyam Vaghani, CTO of PernixData just announced a whole bunch of new features in their FVP product at Storage Field Day 5. With the FVP software, companies can accelerate any virtualized application using server RAM and/or flash, making it ideal for deployment in any server environment.  In…

by Marco Broeken at April 23, 2014 08:35 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service Demo: Overview & Integration w/ vCloud Connector & vCloud Automation Center

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

Get an overview of the vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) UI and how to configure, monitor, edit and provision a Virtual Data Center. Includes how vCHS is integrated with other VMware tools including...

by VMware at April 23, 2014 08:07 PM

Road Trip! TechTalk Live is Visiting a City Near You to Showcase Horizon 6

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

VMware is packing up its latest technology and heading out on the road to 35 cities in the US and Canada–from Atlanta to Vancouver, New York to Seattle (and everywhere in between) to give customers a closer look at VMware Horizon 6, which was just announced on April 9th. These free, in-person…

by Marina Carmody at April 23, 2014 08:00 PM

Enabling and Monitoring Storage I/O Control (SIOC)

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Guides the user through the process of enabling and monitoring the Storage I/O Control (SIOC) feature in a vSphere environment. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere/features/storage-io-co...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:58 PM

Intro to Storage Resource Management with Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

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Provides a high level overview of how Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control work to alleviate storage bottlenecks in a vSphere environment. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere/features/sto...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:58 PM

Creating a Datastore Cluster with Storage DRS

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Guides the user through the process of creating and managing a datastore cluster in a vSphere environment. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere/features/storage-drs.html?src=socmed-storag...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:57 PM

Using Datastore Maintenance Mode with Storage DRS

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Guides the user through how datastore maintenance mode works and how to put a datastore in to and out of maintenance mode. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere/features/storage-drs.html?s...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:55 PM

Solve The Problem: Upgrade to vSphere with Operations Management

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Learn more about vSphere with Operations Management, the world's leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere-operat...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:41 PM

Reap The Benefits: Upgrade to vSphere with Operations Management

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Learn more about vSphere with Operations Management, the world's leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere-operat...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:41 PM

Troubleshoot Issues Before They Impact Your Business: Upgrade to vSphere with Operations Management

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Learn more about vSphere with Operations Management, the world's leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere-…

by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:41 PM

Accurately Diagnose Performance Issues with vSphere with Operations Management

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Learn more about vSphere with Operations Management, the world's leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere-operat...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:40 PM

Increase Your Savings by Using Capacity Management with vSphere with Operations Management

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Learn more about vSphere with Operations Management, the world's leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere-operat...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:40 PM

Keep the Business Running with vSphere with Operations Management

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Learn more about vSphere with Operations Management, the world's leading virtualization platform with insight into IT capacity and performance. Learn more: http://vmware.com/products/vsphere-operat...
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by VMware at April 23, 2014 07:40 PM

Migrate a VMware Fusion VM to vCloud Hybrid Service

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

By: Mike Roy, Technical Marketing Manager at VMware This post is a repost from Mike’s personal blog, mikeroySoft.com. So, you may have heard that my team at VMware launched the ‘vCloud Hybrid Service.’ It’s pretty exciting, and the way we built it gives instant value to existing VMware…

by vCloud Team at April 23, 2014 05:01 PM

Reference Architecture: Building your Hybrid Cloud with vCAC, vCHS and NSX

HyperViZor (Hany Michael [VMware])

Introduction: In this blog post, I will try to provide a practical approach to building your first hybrid cloud using various VMware solutions and services. In a nutshell, we will use vSphere for the private/on-prem cloud while we will be leveraging the vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) for the public…

by Hany Michael at April 23, 2014 04:23 PM

Nutanix and Veeam Backup & Replication for vSphere: Best Practices

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

Veeam and Nutanix together can help tackle data protection challenges in virtualized environments. This document makes recommendations for the optimization and scaling of Veeam Backup & Replication v7 with Nutanix for VMware vSphere. It shows the scalability of the joint solution and provides…

by dlessner at April 23, 2014 04:06 PM

Nutanix & OpenStack

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

OpenStack has been around for a few years now and a lot of people including myself are trying to figure out the larger role in will play in the coming years. Nutanix takes the system approach to OpenStack to deliver enterprise class availability and to address provisioning times by using storage…

by dlessner at April 23, 2014 03:55 PM

Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in vSphere ESX/ESXi

VMware Support Insider

From time to time as a vSphere ESX/ESXi administrator you may need to quickly find out what firmware levels and driver versions are present on your ESX (or ESXi) host in regards to your Network and Storage interface cards. Our video today shows you how! This new tutorial demonstrates how to…

by Graham Daly at April 23, 2014 03:10 PM

Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and 5.x

VMware KB TV (How-to Videos [VMware])

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027206 - This video discusses and demonstrates how to determine the driver and firmware versions for Host Bus Adapters (HBA) and physical network interface cards on...
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by VMwareKB at April 23, 2014 02:51 PM

VDP Advanced SQL Agent Permissions

Michael

I've been playing around with the VDP Advanced appliance recently and can across this little gotcha when using the SQL agent to backup individual databases.  After downloading and installing the agent on my SQL server and creating a new application backup job when it came to selecting the databases…

by Michael (noreply@blogger.com) at April 23, 2014 03:39 PM

What Next for x86 Hardware Industry: The Death of the Blade Format?

PlanetVM (Tom Howarth)

The rise of server-based flash caching and other technologies mark the death of the blade format and a return to pizza boxes in many data centers

by Tom Howarth at April 23, 2014 02:35 PM

Smart Paging in Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

Petri IT Knowledgebase

Meet Smart Paging, a new feature to Hyper-V’s Dynamic Memory in WS2012. In this post, learn what Smart Paging is and how it operates.

by Aidan Finn at April 23, 2014 02:30 PM

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 16 – Centralize an Endpoint

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

In this article, we’ll cover how to centralize an endpoint in Horizon Mirage. Prep Work The Horizon Mirage Client must be installed on the endpoint. The endpoint must have a supported operating system installed. The endpoint must have access to the Horizon Mirage Server over TCP/8000. CVD Auto…

by jshiplett at April 23, 2014 02:00 PM

#FeedForward

VFRANK

We all enjoy going to our local VMUG meetings and hearing about new cool products but even more we love hearing from our follow peers. The community sessions are one of the strongest things of the VMware User Group. I remember hearing about how people built their own self service portal years in…

by FrankBrix at April 23, 2014 01:44 PM

SDDC is a little less than Vaporware

Keith Townsend

I spent the day courtesy of Gestalt IT at the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Symposium 2014 in San Jose, CA.  The symposium featured industry thought leaders and sponsors who have some really interesting products around the software defined space…

by Keith Townsend at April 23, 2014 01:24 PM

vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #32 – vCloud OvDC Admin vCenter Operations Custom Dashboard – Part 3

VMware Virtualization Management Blog (VMware Tech Marketing Team [VMware])

In the second part of this series we’ve created the Virtual Machine Super Metrics needed for the OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard. The rest of the Super Metrics we are about to create in this part, are the ones related to vCloud Resource Kinds and will focus on calculating metrics while taking…

by Lior Kamrat at April 23, 2014 01:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Citrix — Now, Get Back to Work

Virtualization Practice

Citrix is twenty-five this year. It’s done pretty well; not everyone can say that they created a market-defining end user computing platform that is used by every major organization in the world—and a few other places as well. So Happy Birthday, guys, and please take the rest of the day off.…

by Simon Bramfitt at April 23, 2014 12:36 PM

New @Zenoss Survey: 2014 State of Converged Infrastructure

VMBlog (David Marshall)

Last year, Zenoss issued its first annual State of Converged Infrastructure Survey and Report with a goal of better understanding (and sharing) the... Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 23, 2014 12:22 PM

Q&A: Interview with @WildPackets Talking Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

VMBlog (David Marshall)

As with any new trend or buzzword, there is the question of whether companies using the new technology are doing so correctly. Recently, many... Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 23, 2014 11:42 AM

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview for Windows Phone

That's My View (Christoph Harding [VMware])

Microsoft published a Preview version of the Remote Desktop Client for Windows Phone in the Windows Phone Store today. This free app enables you to connect to a remote desktop via your mobile. The client supports multi-touch experience via RDP and RemoteFX. Here’s the feature list: Rich multi-…

by Christoph Harding at April 23, 2014 10:56 AM

Update the vCenter inventory in vCAC manually

ivobeerens.nl (Ivo Beerens)

When creating a new template in vCenter and want to use the new created template in a blueprint, the blueprint will not list the template because the vCenter inventory isn’t updated in vCAC. By default vCAC will update the vCenter inventory once a day. To manually update the vCenter inventory in…

by Ivo Beerens at April 23, 2014 09:58 AM

#FeedForward - VMUG Initiative To Give Back to the Community..

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

Their can be no better time to kick start the India #VMUG Chapter, especially when the Gurus in the Virtualization arena are here to assist the VMUG members who have their success stories to present...

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by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 23, 2014 09:12 AM

New Way to Learn Puppet - Download the Learning VM

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)

<img>The Learning VM now includes fun quests to help you learn Puppet at your own pace. The new and improved Learning VM — along with its companion Quest Guide — is here to help you level up on Puppet.

Explore the technology in depth with a series of detailed, multi-step quests. Master…

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 23, 2014 07:07 AM

Cannot format hard disk with VMFS5 after removing it from RAID array

Manfred Hofer

Today I tried to install the new NexentaStor 4.0.1 on my x3650 M2 with local harddisks. To get the best performance my plan was to pass-through all local disks to the VM. For that I had to remove all RAID arrays that are currently configured across my 8 internal drives. After deleting the RAID…

by Manfred Hofer at April 23, 2014 07:00 AM

VMware Workstation 10.0.2 – maintenance release with performance improvements

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

There is a new release of VMware Workstation 10.0.2 which has been pushed out since few days, which is a maintenance release. As it’s maintenance release it does not bring any new features, but has some interesting performance improvements. For example the E1000e driver use in a VMs got a…

by Vladan SEGET at April 23, 2014 06:10 AM

Back To Basics: Using the vSphere Web Client – Tips, Tricks & Improvements

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

One thing comes up increasingly is folks comparing the Ye Olde vSphere Client with the All New Shiny Web Client. There’s been a number of reports and blogposts about the Web Client, ostensibly stirring up the pot to try create contention and stuff – nothing draws viewers on a slack news day than…

by Mike Laverick at April 23, 2014 01:00 AM

April 22, 2014

Running Internet Explorer on Mac OS through VMware Horizon

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A brief demo on an end-user running IE6 on Mac OS using VMware Horizon 6. IE6 is being delivered to the Macbook (and can be delivered to other devices) using RDSH and Horizon View.
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 11:01 PM

The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere

VMware SMB Blog (VMware SMB Team [VMware])

The Advantages of vSphere with Operations Management It’s come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management. Let’s clear things up: As vSphere environments have grown in size, it’s become increasingly…

by VMware SMB at April 22, 2014 10:57 PM

HP OneView and VMware vCenter Integration: Automating VM Cluster Provisioning and Management

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Bent Sullivan, the director of the HP Alliance and Jeff Carlat, the director of product management for HP Converged Systems, discuss the benefits of the HP OneView integration with VMware vCenter...
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 10:45 PM

ESXi 5.5 vulnerable to OpenSSL Heartbleed bug - 4/19 Patch Released

vmware certified professional (Fletcher Cocquyt)

Today the existence of a serious bug in OpenSSL was revealed which allows an attacker to read the memory of your system including usernames, passwords, keys etc.

More information here: http://heartbleed.com

This site will check a URL for the vulnerability:  http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ 

This

by vExpert2013 (noreply@blogger.com) at April 22, 2014 10:55 PM

The market leader and the market newbie: a Software-Defined Storage comparison

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

By Kate Davis, @KateAtHP, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage

Market_Piechart.pngIt’s been a year since I wrote my first article on Software-Defined Storage. At that time we were at the definition stage – what does the Software-Defined Storage (SDS) term mean, and what products fit…

by katedavis at April 22, 2014 09:15 PM

Virtual SAN Integration with VMware Horizon 6

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This new release delivers an unmatched level of integration with Virtual SAN by to leveraging all of the key benefits Virtual SAN has to offer: • Radically simple management and configuration...
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 09:03 PM

Customer Spotlight: VMware Horizon Helps Fitchburg State University Reduce Help Desk Calls by 80%

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog by Bill Smeltzer, CTO of Focus Technology Solutions A constant flow of help desk calls used to be a normal day for Fitchburg State University (FSU) in Massachusetts, with malware and virus calls consuming hundreds of help desk hours. The challenges FSU faces are providing end-to-end…

by Marina Carmody at April 22, 2014 08:00 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery at Planview

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Discover how Planview uses VMware vCloud Hybrid Service -- Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, managing, and supporting their own virtual...
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 07:57 PM

Paul August's Vision of How Horizon 6 Can Help Nike

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Nike's head of infrastructure architecture, Paul August, explains how Horizon 6 will help their business address the challenges of hybrid computing, published apps, and desktop virtualization.
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 07:48 PM

Four Key Innovations in VMware Horizon 6

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Sumit Dhawan, VMware's Vice President and General Manager of Desktops, introduces four of the most important new features in Horizon 6 during the launch event April 9, 2014.
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 07:48 PM

Launching and Using Apps in the Horizon 6 Unified Workspace

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Ben Goodman, VMware's Lead Evangelist for Horizon - End-User Computing, demonstrates how the unified workspace in Horizon 6 allows users to seamlessly launch and operate all their apps from one place.
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by VMware at April 22, 2014 07:43 PM

vSphere Auto Deploy Reverse Web Proxy Caching

Ryan Johnson

I’ve been working with a customer on a vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 Auto Deploy environment lately. The environment is rather, well, large and each pod of compute/storage requires localized access to the ESXI VIBs during the boot process. This falls in line with the best practice outlined in the…

by Ryan Johnson at April 22, 2014 07:15 PM

Office Remote for Windows Phone updated to 1.1.3.0

That's My View (Christoph Harding [VMware])

Office Remote is handy app for everyone who’s presenting a lot. You can connect your Windows Phone with this tiny app to your PC, laptop or tablet and remote control the Microsoft Office Apps Excel, Word and Powerpoint.    With this app it’s easy to switch between the slides, read your notes…

by Christoph Harding at April 22, 2014 06:47 PM

Can not login to vCloud Automation Center

VCDX56

In the beginning of February (2014) i wrote a blog post about the faet that Smart card authentication does not work with vCloud Automation Center 6.0, you can find the blog post here. This blog post will be about another […]

by magander3 at April 22, 2014 06:41 PM

Kicking the Policy Discussion Into High Gear

blog.scottlowe.org (Scott Lowe)

Fully automated IT environments need policy, but policy in the data center can be challenging. However, a new project has started to address this need. Read the full post for more details.

This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org. Visit the site for more information on virtualization,…

by slowe at April 22, 2014 06:35 PM

The importance of the control plane in SDDC

Keith Townsend

I’m at the SDDC Symposium and have heard some really great thought leaders in the different pillars of SDDC. A recurring theme has been the challenges of maturing the control plane to a point that the software defined data center…

by Keith Townsend at April 22, 2014 05:45 PM

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 3

Lior Kamrat

In the second part of this series we’ve created the Virtual Machine Super Metrics needed for the OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard. The rest of the Super Metrics we are about to create in this part, are the ones related to vCloud Resource Kinds and will focus on calculating metrics while taking…

by Lior Kamrat at April 22, 2014 04:26 PM

How to expand a Nutanix cluster

Virtualization Tips (Brian Suhr)


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I’ve been spending time getting to know the Nutanix platform in greater detail. I’ve heard a lot about the product and seen countless demos. But I wanted to get seat time with the product and find out how things really work. As I complete these tasks I will be writing…

by Brian Suhr at April 22, 2014 03:00 PM

Configure VMware View Persona Management

Petri IT Knowledgebase

Managing user profiles is an important function in virtual End User Computing deployment. Learn to setup VMware View Persona Management in this walkthrough!

by Brian Suhr at April 22, 2014 02:30 PM

PSA: vSphere 5.5 Update 1 and NFS

VMwareInfo.com (Carlo Costanzo)

<img>Just a quick post for those that may not have heard about this VMware Alert.

If you are running vSphere 5.5 and have NFS datastores, it is advised NOT to upgrade or patch to Update 1.  NFS disconnections have been reported after upgrading and can lead to freezes and crashes on Virtual…

by Carlo Costanzo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 22, 2014 03:24 PM

vExpert 2014

Martijn Baecke

I’m grateful to be awarded the vExpert award once again in 2014. The VMware vExpert program acknowledges the people within the community that have contributed into evangelizing virtualization as whole. Proud to be part of that group and in my new role as Solutions Consultant I will hopefully…

by martijn at April 22, 2014 02:07 PM

9 VMware vSphere Health Check Topics to Check Out

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

As a seasoned post-sales consultant, I’ve done my fair share of health checks. For vSphere (more on other topics later), this typically involves using the VMware HealthAnalyzer tool to gather information from vCenter Server and ESXi hosts, and then compare those results versus best practice…

by jshiplett at April 22, 2014 02:00 PM

SolidFire demo: SIOC & QoS Interoperability

Cormac Hogan

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I watched a very cool demonstration this morning from the All Flash Array vendor, SolidFire. I spoke with SolidFire at the end of last year, and did a blog post about them here. One of the most interesting parts of Continue reading

by Cormac Hogan at April 22, 2014 01:14 PM

Nakivo backup & replication v4.0 released

VMGuru.nl (Elsinga, Scholten, Weijdema)

Today Nakivo announced the release of their fourth version for backup & replication. Nakivo backup & replication is build for handeling virtual infrastructures and is certified by VMware. The product works agentless and is meant for both onsite and offsite backup of virtual machines. The new version…

by Sander Martijn at April 22, 2014 01:10 PM

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

After the first announce in August (Nakivo annouce v4) and some intermediate versions (v3.8 and v3.9) with some of the announced features, and with also a good beta period, now the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4.0 is finally available. Built for virtualization, this backup product is an all-in-one…

by Andrea Mauro at April 22, 2014 01:00 PM

vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #31 – Create a one-click Cluster Capacity Dashboard – Part 2

VMware Virtualization Management Blog (VMware Tech Marketing Team [VMware])

As I promised in my last post, Create a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard Using vCOps, I am going to share the recipe for preparing dashboards similar to the “One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard,” which received a lot of appreciation from the Twitterati. A number of people  deployed the…

by Sunny Dua at April 22, 2014 01:00 PM

Security DevOps (SecDevOps)

Virtualization Practice

At InfoSec World a few weeks ago, I was in a talk with Rich Mogull (@rmogull) of Securosis. Rich spoke on the concept of SecDevOps while demonstrating how he applies this concept to workloads running within Amazon. Now, some would argue that DevOps already contains security practices within the…

by Edward Haletky at April 22, 2014 12:39 PM

More Heartbleed Protection: Update VMware Horizon View Client on Your Mobile Devices

GeekFluent (Dave Henry)

The industry is still cleaning up following the news about the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL. VMware has released updated versions of the Horizon View Client for both Android and iOS. The easiest way to ensure you’re safe from the Heartbleed … Continue reading

by GeekFluent at April 22, 2014 12:30 PM

5 Strategies for Surviving the On-Premise IT to Cloud Transition

VMBlog (David Marshall)

Welcome to Virtualization and Beyond Contributed by Michael Thompson, Principal Product Market Management, SolarWinds 5 Strategies for Surviving the... Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 22, 2014 12:24 PM

VMware not Heartbleeding anymore

Eduardo Meirelles da Rocha


I bet by now you have heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability - CVE-2014-0160.

It’s a bug on OpenSSL cryptographic software library which could be exploited to steal information through it’s engine.
Hundreds of softwares and products around the world uses OpenSSL to encrypt and protect the…

by Eduardo Meirelles da Rocha (noreply@blogger.com) at April 22, 2014 12:45 PM

New features in VMware Horizon 6

Martijn Baecke

VMware released Horizon 6. This is a new step forward in the world of end user computing. VMware enables companies to take the next step in enabling the end users to make use of IT services through a “one login, one experience, multiple devices” methodology. Truly enabling the end user[...]

by martijn at April 22, 2014 11:32 AM

Make a Windows application use OS X full screen mode when using Coherence Mode in Parallels

vinf.net (Simon Gallagher)

This has been bugging me for ages.. but it turns out it was there all the time! I have a Mac with the latest version of Parallels desktop (sorry VMware, Fusion + unity was getting too buggy for me). I use coherence mode so I can run windows apps and OS X apps seamlessly side […]

by vinf.net at April 22, 2014 10:37 AM

Nakivo 4 Released with Exchange Objects Recovery, Log Truncation and backup verification

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

Nakivo 4.0 GA version has been released today bringing a feature that not every backup product offers out of the box – Exchange Objects recovery. Where some backup products needs agents in an Exchange Sever VM and others simply do not offer individual Exchange Objects recovery, Nakivo brings…

by Vladan SEGET at April 22, 2014 09:03 AM

Coming Now… FeedForward…

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

Firstly, I’d like to congratulate the VMUG folks over at headquarters for successful launch of the vmug.com website. But my main reason for this blogpost is to make you aware of a new landing page for the FeedForward Program (I think its fair to say this is becoming a program, and is no longer…

by Mike Laverick at April 22, 2014 08:51 AM

Back To Basics: Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

Snapshots offer a way of capturing the VM memory and disk state prior to making any changes. It’s particularly useful in situations where the outcome of given action is unknown, and the administrator wants a quick and easy way to roll-back any changes made. A typical example might be some software…

by Mike Laverick at April 22, 2014 08:31 AM

VDI Calculator v5.7 Release

myvirtualcloud.net (Andre Leibovici)

Today I am announcing the General Availability of the new VDI Calculator v5.7. This is a small update that introduces support for the Nutanix NX-7000 series and Italian language. There is also introduction of a high memory utilization warning that is automatically triggered when RAM consumption…

by Andre Leibovici at April 22, 2014 05:31 AM

Celebrate Earth Day and save on VMware Workstation

Workstation Zealot

Go green—consolidate your PCs into one with VMware Workstation 10 Virtualization is a green choice because the technology allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical computer. Reduce hardware and energy costs by consolidating your PCs with VMware Workstation, winner of more than…

by William Myrhang at April 22, 2014 03:15 AM

April 21, 2014

Colaborador en el blog de josemariagonzalez.es

blogvmware




Estoy feliz de anunciar que a partir de ahora, colaboraré en el blog +Blog Virtualización y Cloud Computing de +Jose Maria Gonzalez

Hace muchos años que lo sigo y para mi es un orgullo que hayan depositado su confianza en mi, dejándome un espacio todos los viernes para que pueda…

by noreply@blogger.com (Leandro Ariel Leonhardt) at April 21, 2014 07:15 PM

Office and IE custom dictionaries -- New IPM utility: SyncMyDICs

VMwareInfo.com (Carlo Costanzo)

Great new utility by Jacques Bensimon:


Juvenile name aside, this one is actually quite useful: (Grab it here)

As you know, as of Office 2007, your custom dictionary entries are stored as a plain Unicode text file, by default %AppData%\Microsoft\UProof\CUSTOM.DIC.  Any time you use “Add to…

by Carlo Costanzo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 21, 2014 07:33 PM

Tempdb database continues to grow after upgrading vCenter

Core four (Lars Troen)

After upgrading a small customer from 5.1 (Simple Install) to 5.5 we discovered that the system disk was filling up. This system was installed using the MSSQL Express version that ships with vCenter that by default will put databases on the system disk. We soon figured out that tempdb was growing…

by noreply@blogger.com (Lars Troen) at April 21, 2014 05:26 PM

Food for Thought Weekend Reading #3 Open Compute Project

Samir Roshan

It was a long weekend for me here in Bangalore thanks to a day off for voting in the General Elections on Thursday and a day off for Good Friday. Last week I researched on multiple topics including Massive Scale Computig , Web Scale Computing and Open Compute Project. For Continue Reading →

by Samir Roshan at April 21, 2014 05:15 PM

Customer Spotlight: ARcare, a Private Non-profit Healthcare Provider Horizon Solution Reference Implementation Case Study

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

By Teresa Wingfield, End-User Computing Marketing Consultant As a member of the End-User Computing marketing team, it’s always gratifying to see VMware Horizon (with View) have a meaningful impact on our customer’s business, especially an organization making a positive difference in society…

by Marina Carmody at April 21, 2014 04:00 PM

Understanding the Architecture of the Hyper-V Hypervisor

Petri IT Knowledgebase

Join us as we deconstruct the architecture of Hyper-V’s type 1 hypervisor, including drivers, VMWP, WMI, virtual switches, and more.

by Aidan Finn at April 21, 2014 04:00 PM

vSphere Distributed Switch – Network Monitoring

VMware vSphere Blog

When users adopt the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) there is a whole new level to monitoring that becomes available that’s not possible with our vSphere Standard Switch. Industry standard tools such as Port Mirroring and Netflow and our own VDS monitoring called Health Check. These powerful…

by Mike Brown at April 21, 2014 03:31 PM

Nutanix 4.0 PowerShell has Full Feature Coverage

myvirtualcloud.net (Andre Leibovici)

One of the big new things for workflows and automation in Nutanix NOS 4.0 are the PowerShell cmdlets to interact with the Nutanix API’s. The POSH library covers the entire extent and functionality of the Nutanix GUI. Basically, anything that can be done via GUI can also be done via REST and can…

by Andre Leibovici at April 21, 2014 02:55 PM

vCloud Automation Center 5.2 End of General Support Extended

Ryan Johnson

As you may be aware, VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.2 was released on 2013-09-19 and was quickly followed by the 6.0 release on 2013-12-10. After which, the the End of General Support for 5.2 was slated for 2014-12-10. Many customers were well into their 5.2 deployments, custom integrations and…

by Ryan Johnson at April 21, 2014 02:50 PM

Heartbleed updates ready for VMware products

Server Virtualization Blog (SearchServerVirtualization.com)

Security updates are now available for VMware products affected by the Heartbleed flaw. The OpenSSL security vulnerability, which could allow someone to access the memory of systems secured with the susceptible version of the OpenSSL software, affected 27 VMware products. VMware made patches for…

by Nick Martin at April 21, 2014 02:08 PM

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 15 – Client Installation and Configuration

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

In this article, we’re going to focus on the Horizon Mirage 4.4 client installation process. Horizon Mirage 4.4 Client Installation 1. Double-click MirageClient.64.35175.msi (or.x86.35175 if your client is 32-bit). 2. Click Run if prompted. 3. Click Next. 4. Accept the terms in the License…

by jshiplett at April 21, 2014 02:00 PM

Notes From the Field: VSAN Design

Virtual Langer (Jason Langer)

With the official release of VMware VSAN a bit of over a month ago on March 11th when ESXi 5.5 U1 dropped I am having more conversations with customers around the product and designing solutions. While with some customers it has been more of an inquisitive peek at the technology, I have had the…

by Jason Langer at April 21, 2014 02:00 PM

VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 4/19/14

VMware Tips (Rick Scherer)

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. VMware ESXi VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201404001 (2076120) Date Published: 4/19/2014…

by Rick Scherer at April 21, 2014 01:03 PM

Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA 2014 report

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

Now that the Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA at Frankfurt has finished is possible comment this event and compare with the previous EMEA editions. This year, due to work commitments I was able to attend only one day (Tuesday), and for this reason my evaluations will certainly influenced by this limited…

by Andrea Mauro at April 21, 2014 01:00 PM

I Choose You! Which DaaS Provider Has the Best Pokemon?

Virtualization Practice

Having a wife in hospital for the weekend meant less technology and more, well, Pokemon. I’d never been a fan of Pokemon growing up—actually, I was probably nearly a teenager by the time they hit the mainstream, so it’s understandable—but the weekend provided me with a semi-interesting crash…

by James Rankin at April 21, 2014 12:25 PM

New Post at Thwack! - Too Many Tools

Michael Stump

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I'm in my third week as an ambassador at Thwack, and this time I've written a post about tool sprawl: Too Many Tools. It's something I blogged about in the past (see A Hammer for Every Nail), but this time I'm looking for your feedback and discussion. So head over to Thwack, read the…

by Michael Stump (noreply@blogger.com) at April 21, 2014 12:44 PM

Microsoft Seeks To Empower Users With Big Data Tools

Virtualization Review Blogs

We as humans are Big Data processors, and Microsoft wants to offer a bit more muscle to process more Big Data as more data comes online as the Internet of Things starts taking shape.

April 21, 2014 07:00 AM

Celebrate Earth Day and save on VMware Fusion

Team Fusion

Go green—consolidate all your PCs into one with Fusion Virtualization is a green choice because the technology allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical computer. When using Fusion 6 to run Windows on your Mac, you eliminate the need to have two computers, saving on energy costs…

by Nannette Vilushis at April 21, 2014 05:16 AM

Java 8 New Features: Map Reduce Made Easy With Stream APIs

DoubleCloud (Steve Jin [VMware])

In my article, I introduced the new Stream API. With the new stream APIs, you can apply many different operations on the stream, including the map-reduce functions. One of the most famous framework to support map-reduce for large scale data processing, a.k.a. BigData, is Hadoop as I introduced…

by Steve Jin at April 21, 2014 04:58 AM

vExpert : Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager

HStrydom

#followform { padding-top:5px; text-align:left; } As part of the vExpert Program we get some free NFR Lic from vendors. I must say I never actually did took advantage last year of all the NFR Lic that we get on the vExpert Program but this year that will change. One of the Compani…

by HStrydom at April 21, 2014 04:47 AM

My chance to serve!

Mike Brown

For as long as I can remember I was what you could call a non-believer or agnostic. As some of you know that changed for me around 6 months ago. It’s been a great change in my life & one I’m very excited & passionate about. I started attending church at Faithbridge & the people there have…

by Mike Brown at April 21, 2014 01:42 AM

April 20, 2014

[Book Review] Need help with Storage – Check out Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

Virtuwise

Mike Preston (blog \ twitter) has written a timely book for VMware admins called – Troubleshooting vSphere Storage. Storage plays a central role in a virtualization platform, so any guidance on improving your storage knowledge is a bonus – and…

by Angelo Luciani at April 20, 2014 10:25 PM

Online Version Released 'How to: Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac and XenClient Synchronizer' E-Book

Virtualization Ramblings (Douglas Brown)

I'm very happy to inform you the online version of the BYOD Project Volume 1 is ready for your consumption! :)...

April 20, 2014 09:59 PM

VMware OpenSSL patches available

UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)

Quite a few VMware solutions are affected by the OpenSSL security vulnerabilities VMware has now updates available for those solutions. See links here.    

by Marcel van den Berg at April 20, 2014 05:30 PM

VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects

VMGuru.nl (Elsinga, Scholten, Weijdema)

A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be able to do…

by Erik Scholten at April 20, 2014 08:47 AM

vCenter Server 5.5 U1a released fixing Heartbleed

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

VMware has rolled out new update on vCenter server 5.5 U1a. This update fixes a Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL third party library. HearbleThere are no new features in this release and only vCenter server and vCenter server appliance are on the list of updated products. The bug was affecting a Windows…

by Vladan SEGET at April 20, 2014 03:31 AM

April 19, 2014

OpenSSL Heartbleed patches for ESXi 5.5 are available now!

VMware Front Experience (Andreas Peetz)

VMware has just released updates for ESXi 5.5 that address the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability by updating OpenSSL to the latest version 1.0.1g (Please note: Older versions of ESXi are not vulnerable, because they use OpenSSL versions <1.0.0).

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by Andreas Peetz (noreply@blogger.com) at April 19, 2014 09:03 PM

Heartbleed Security Bug fixes for VMware

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


It seems to be patch Saturday as today a whole bunch of updates of products were released. All of these updates relate to the heartbleed security bug fix. There is no point in listing every single product as I assume you all know the VMware download page by now, but I do want to link […]

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by Duncan Epping at April 19, 2014 06:45 PM

OVF upload browser plug-in vulnerability

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

As VMware previously noted in KB 2076225, a component called ovftool is vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. This tool is included in a browser plug-in used to upload OVF files (virtual machines) to vCloud Director 5.6, as used in vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). The affected component, the…

by Mathew Lodge at April 19, 2014 06:13 PM

Alert: vSphere 5.5 U1 and NFS issue!

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


Some had already reported on this on twitter and the various blog posts but I had to wait until I received the green light from our KB/GSS team. An issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. (NFS volumes include VSA…

by Duncan Epping at April 19, 2014 08:29 AM

Windows 2003 IPSec error blocks all traffic

vmware certified professional (Fletcher Cocquyt)

This happened to one of our windows 2003 VMs this week - it was patched and rebooted and came up with no network traffic being passed.

The team first looked to revert to the previous known good state - the central storage snapshots.
But as it turns out these restored snapshots also came up with no…

by vExpert2013 (noreply@blogger.com) at April 19, 2014 06:05 AM

VMware vExpert 2014 benefits

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

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 fifth 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…

by Andrea Mauro at April 19, 2014 04:00 AM

VMUG.IT – User Conference 2014 – Some information

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

After the great success of the first Italian VMUG User Conference, there will be the second edition on May 7 2014 still in Milan but in a new location: the MiCo (MilanoFiera City). A VMUG User Conference is not your regular VMUG meeting, it’s a full blown conference, with separate tracks and…

by Andrea Mauro at April 19, 2014 03:00 AM

How to Set Up a BYOD/Mobility Policy

VMware Consulting Blog (VMware Professional Services Team [VMware])

By TJ Vatsa, Principal Architect, VMware Americas Professional Services Organization Smart phones have surpassed one billion worldwide for the first time in 2012 and that number will likely double by 2015, says Bloomberg. Smart phone sales are even surpassing desktop and laptop sales, according to…

by VMware Professional Services at April 19, 2014 12:46 AM

April 18, 2014

#42 VMware Site Recovery Manager

Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)

#42 VMware Site Recovery Manager

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On this episode of the NetApp Communities Podcast, we bring in a couple of special guests from VMware to tell you everything you need to know about Site Recovery Manager.
(This post has…

by Datacenter Dude at April 18, 2014 10:26 PM

Replacing EMC with HP 3PAR StoreServ

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

I reached out to HP Partner SoftChoice after hearing that they had won the HP Storage US Growth Partner of the year award at the HP Global Partner Conference.  I did a podcast with Jim Willis from SoftChoice and am I glad I did.  Jim told me about a customer who when faced with a support contract…

by CalvinZ at April 18, 2014 09:24 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery Sizing Considerations

Chris Colotti's Blog (Chris Colotti [VMware])


Advertise here with BSA

I’ve already fielded a number of questions on this topic and I want to start by saying this is not an “Official” recommendation hence why I am posting on my personal blog since this is more about considerations than actual calculations.  The trick with anything like…

by Chris Colotti at April 18, 2014 08:01 PM

Safely Expanding Access to Applications

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog by Lori Mac Vittie, Senior Product Manager, Emerging Technologies #F5, #VMwareCloud and #Horizon6 are forcing us to think about access to what matters: applications. The industry often talks about how the data center perimeter is expanding, necessarily, due to technological shifts such as…

by Marina Carmody at April 18, 2014 08:00 PM

CIO Survey Gives 4 Tips to Tech Execs

VMware Accelerate (Accelerate Team [VMware])

This infographic distills InformationWeek’s 2014 Strategic CIO Survey results into top focus areas. Perhaps not surprisingly, for IT execs, cutting costs ranks at the top of the list. What else keeps your peers awake at night? Speed to market, insufficient budgets, and the skills gap. Scroll…

by Heidi Pate at April 18, 2014 07:18 PM

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450: Making a difference with all-flash storage

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

By Beth Joseph, Product Marketing Manager, HP 3PAR StoreServ 

Welcome to our new 3PAR Thursday blog series!

7450J.jpgWith HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage, customers are seeing performance increases that are making a real difference to their business. Flash optimizations eliminate storage bottlenecks…

by Storage-Expert at April 18, 2014 06:53 PM

Stop Blaming Storage For Busting you VDI Budget

vTexan (Tommy Trogden)

    Guess what….you can now officially stop blaming storage as the most expensive part of a VDI deployment. Gunnar Berger (@gunnarwb) with Gartner sent out a provocative tweet that grabbed my attention: He followed that tweet up with a blog post that gave some detail: The Real Cost of VDI…

by vTexan at April 18, 2014 06:45 PM

VMware Support Alert – ALERT: vCAC 6.0.x tenants become inaccessible and identity stores disappear

VMware Tips (Rick Scherer)

VMware has become aware of an issue that occurs after 90 days after deployment of a template in vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0.x, tenants become inaccessible and identity stores disappear due to expiration of the tenant admin password. For more information, see the article below. For further…

by Rick Scherer at April 18, 2014 06:43 PM

VMUG India - Session 1 - Preparation Tips for VCAP-DCD !

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

In my last post I informed you about a session which we were about to kickoff at the India VMUG Chapter. I am pleased to say that, this being the first VMUG webniar event in India there were close to...

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by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 18, 2014 07:25 PM

ALERT: vCAC 6.0.x tenants become inaccessible and identity stores disappear

VMware Support Insider

VMware has become aware of an issue that occurs after 90 days after deployment of a template in vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0.x, tenants become inaccessible and identity stores disappear due to expiration of the tenant admin password. For more information, see the article below. For further…

by Rick Blythe at April 18, 2014 06:19 PM

VMware TCO Comparison Calculator Now Shows that Stepping Up to Private Cloud Costs Less with vCloud Suite

Virtual Reality (VMware Perspective [VMware])

If you’ve had a chance to use the VMware TCO Comparison Calculator, you know that it factors in all the elements of a proper Total Cost of Ownership analysis to compare the true cost of building a virtual infrastructure on our vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management products to the cost of…

by Eric Horschman at April 18, 2014 06:00 PM

Unidesk Brings Enhanced VDI Management to Horizon 6

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog by Tom Rose, Chief Marketing Officer, Unidesk Corporation Was it a coincidence that a new version of Unidesk was announced the same day as VMware Horizon 6?  Or course not!  Over 600 customers are using VMware Horizon with Unidesk, making us IT’s most popular virtual desktop…

by Marina Carmody at April 18, 2014 06:00 PM

Protect your ESXi hosts against Heartbleed attacks

VMware Front Experience (Andreas Peetz)

Unless you live behind a rock you have most probably already heard about a vulnerability in the OpenSSL software that was dubbed Heartbleed. A lot of VMware products make use of OpenSSL to enable SSL secured web access, and a lot of them use versions that are vulnerable.

VMware has reacted…

by Andreas Peetz (noreply@blogger.com) at April 18, 2014 06:23 PM

Running vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery Supporting Infrastructure

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

by Chris Colotti With the new release of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery there is one common question that people keep asking me, and that is “Where do I run needed supporting infrastructure like Active Director, DNS, and other things I need?” You may, or may not, have seen…

by vCloud Team at April 18, 2014 05:00 PM

Delivering the Best Computing Platform for VMware Horizon 6

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest Blog by Jim McHugh, Vice President, Marketing, Cisco Unified Computing System Last week’s announcement at VMware highlights the continued innovation seen in the end-user computing space, and how important our virtualized or remoted desktop and application  solutions are to delivering…

by Marina Carmody at April 18, 2014 04:00 PM

Question of the Week: Horizon Mirage

VMware Education & Research News

This week’s question comes from the Horizon Mirage Installation video.                                 a) Dual-Instance Storage b) Single-Instance Storage c) Local Cache d) Remote Cache Click through to the comments for the answer and watch Horizon Mirage Installation…

by VMware Professional Services at April 18, 2014 03:00 PM

VMware Fusion 6.0.3 Update

Team Fusion

On April 17th we released VMware Fusion 6.0.3, a maintenance release. This update is recommended for all users of VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional. To download VMware Fusion 6.0.3, open VMware Fusion and select VMware Fusion > Check for Updates. For more details on Fusion 6.0.3, read the…

by Nannette Vilushis at April 18, 2014 02:58 PM

Pluralsight Expands Free Training Offer to Multiple VIP Programs

Wahl Network (Chris Wahl)


Do you participate in a vendor evangelist program and want some free training? Check out the updated list from Pluralsight

The post Pluralsight Expands Free Training Offer to Multiple VIP Programs appeared first on Wahl Network.

by Chris Wahl at April 18, 2014 02:50 PM

OpenStack alone doesn’t prevent vendor lock-in

Keith Townsend

We are four years into the whole OpenStack Revolution. One of the principal concerns four years ago was the ability of the platform to avoid vendor lock-in. Some initially questioned if the approach of multiple cloud providers building natively interoperable…

by Keith Townsend at April 18, 2014 02:04 PM

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 14 – Manage the Driver Library and Profiles

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

In this article, we’ll cover managing the Horizon Mirage Driver Library and Driver Profiles. Prep Work Downloaded, extracted, and moved to a network shared the drivers I want to import. Import Drivers Into the Driver Library 1. In the Horizon Mirage Console, choose Driver Library > Folders > All…

by jshiplett at April 18, 2014 02:00 PM

Question of the Week: vCloud

VMware Education & Research News

This week’s question comes from the vCloud Concepts and Architecture module. a. Consolidating the workload onto individual hosts. b. Specifying the layer at which VMs run. c. Providing datacenter resources without binding them to a specific piece of hardware. d. Removing the dependency on…

by VMware Professional Services at April 18, 2014 02:00 PM

VMware NFS bug strikes vSphere 5.5 Update 1 users

Server Virtualization Blog (SearchServerVirtualization.com)

VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 users are having problems connecting to NFS storage. The new VMware NFS bug causes random disconnects to storage, and it affects products from multiple vendors. The main symptoms of the problem are VMs that appear frozen and NFS datastores that are grayed out, according…

by Colin Steele at April 18, 2014 01:37 PM

How Much Insight Are We Missing from Our Environments?

Virtualization Practice

How much insight are we missing from our environments? That is a question I find myself asking after being bitten by a new “bug” found in VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC). There seem to be many people like me who discovered their morning was wrecked when the vCloud Automation Center 6.0…

by Steve Beaver at April 18, 2014 01:19 PM

Q&A: Interview with CloudVolume's Harry Labana Talking Latest Enhancements

VMBlog (David Marshall)

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Harry Labana, the SVP and chief product officer at CloudVolumes. CloudVolumes helps solve the complex Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 18, 2014 12:07 PM

Microsoft Azure introduces Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS)

UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)

Microsoft Azure introduces in the next months a new option for customers to have their data highly available. Zone Redundant Storage  is a mix of two currently available options for data redundancy: it replicates data to other datacenters but is limited to three copies. Currently Microsoft Azure…

by Marcel van den Berg at April 18, 2014 11:50 AM

Microsoft products and the OpenSSL “Heartbleed bug”

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

Heartbleed is a software bug in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL, which allows an attacker to read the memory of a server or a client, allowing (with special forget packets) reading (small) portition of the victim client. This could expose to lost of some data and potentially also…

by Andrea Mauro at April 18, 2014 11:00 AM

vCHS Monitoring and Capacity Management 101 – the Practice

IT 2.0 (Massimo Re Ferre [VMware])

In the previous blog post I provided a high level (101) theoretical overview of how resource monitoring and capacity management work in vCHS. Particularly how VPCs on shared clouds and vDCs on dedicated clouds differ from each others. Please read it for proper context.

That was the theory. This blog…

by Massimo at April 18, 2014 10:15 AM

vCHS Monitoring and Capacity Management 101 – the Theory

IT 2.0 (Massimo Re Ferre [VMware])

This is blog one of a series of two. In these blog posts I will be introducing (at 101 level) how resource monitoring and capacity management work in vCHS.

Before we get into the meat, it is important to understand how capacity is delivered to tenants in vCHS.

Background

One of . . . → Read More:

by Massimo at April 18, 2014 10:13 AM

Back To Basics: Common Virtual Machine Settings

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

This section covers common virtual machine settings and options that every administrator should be aware of. This is by no means exhaustive – but it should be good starting point to learn about alternative configurations. So it covers stuff such as: Enabling Time Synchronisation and VMware Tools…

by Mike Laverick at April 18, 2014 09:05 AM

Trilead Enterprise Backup and Replication for VMware and Hyper-V Announced

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

Trilead is preparing some big changes in it’s product’s range as the product just went out with 5.1 RC version which brings a very interesting features for VMware and Hyper-V users. Features that will be present in new edition of Trilead Entreprise 5.1, but can be already tested with the 5.1 RC…

by Vladan SEGET at April 18, 2014 09:00 AM

VMware releases vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5.1. Adds VSAN support

UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)

VMware Converter is a software tool used for creation of VMware virtual machines from sources like physical servers, other vendor virtual machines or disk images. It is a free to use tool. The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5.1 is an update release that fixes important issues and adds the…

by Marcel van den Berg at April 18, 2014 07:52 AM

Deep Security & vShield Endpoint : Is Endpoint for free or at cost ?

HStrydom

#followform { padding-top:5px; text-align:left; } This is a question I get often : When implementing Deep Security do we (as the client) need to purchase vShield Manager or vShield Endpoint for the solution at extra costs ? Well Simple answer is NO ! vShield Endpoint is for fre…

by HStrydom at April 18, 2014 06:31 AM

VMware Workstation 10 and Player 6 Updates Now Available

Workstation Zealot

VMware Workstation 10.0.2 Now Available VMware Workstation 10.0.2 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 10.x customers. Read the Release Notes for more details. VMware Player 6.0.2 Now Available VMware Player 6.02 is a maintenance release that is a free update…

by William Myrhang at April 18, 2014 05:50 AM

Using Infrastrature Navigator for Firewall Rules

HStrydom

#followform { padding-top:5px; text-align:left; } I was at a client yesterday that were nearly 100% virtualized, talking about our IPS and Firewall Solutions using Deep Security on ESXi. One of the topics we talked about was how to create firewall rules and what do you was them on if…

by HStrydom at April 18, 2014 05:32 AM

NOS 4.0 PowerShell – Add All Your VMs To A Protection Domain

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

There has been some requests from customers including on the Nutanix Next Community Site asking for a way to automatically add all the VM’s to a protection domain or at least have a default. Good thing about still using per-VM replication in this use case is that we are not sending the vswap files…

by dlessner at April 18, 2014 05:19 AM

More vExpert Numbers: Sub-Groups and Repeat Offenders

Virtualization for Service Providers (Jeremiah Dooley)

Wow, the response to the “2014 vExpert Group, By the Numbers” post has been overwhelming.  With over 1,000 visits from 81 different countries, and another 466 visits to the accompanying “The Practical Marketing of Yourself, A How-To Guide”, along with 300+ instances of someone sharing those…

by Jeramiah Dooley at April 18, 2014 02:04 AM

Heads Up Alert: vSphere 5.5 U1 NFS Random Disconnection Bug!

Long White Clouds (Michael Webster [VMware])

Just wanted to give my readers a heads up that there appears to be a bug with vSphere 5.5 U1 that impacts any NFS connected storage and can cause random disconnects. The timing of this is a coincidence that it comes right on the coat tails of my previous article Hardware Fails, Software Has Bugs…

by Michael Webster at April 18, 2014 01:23 AM

April 17, 2014

NFS Disconnects in VMware vSphere 5.5 U1

Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)

NFS Disconnects in VMware vSphere 5.5 U1

UPDATE [Apr 18 17:00 PDT]: VMware has released KB 2076392, noting that this is a known issue affecting ESXi 5.5 Update 1 hosts with connected NFS storage. VMware is working towards providing a resolution to customers. To work around this issue, VMware…

by Nick Howell at April 17, 2014 11:38 PM

Effect of VAAI on cloning with All Flash Arrays:

VMware vSphere Blog

Cloning virtual machines is an area where VAAI can provide many advantages. Flash storage arrays provide excellent IO performance. We wanted to see what difference VAAI makes in virtual machine cloning operations for “All Flash Arrays”. For the test 500GB of random data on a VMDK was created on…

by Mohan Potheri at April 17, 2014 11:26 PM

Dell Active Infrastructure and VMware vSphere with Operations Management

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

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by VMware at April 17, 2014 09:02 PM

The Speed of Life at the Scale of Enterprise

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog By Andy Fenselau, EMC XtremIO It’s all about the user experience.  From its early days, IT has been all about keeping users happy.  And now, more than ever, IT has to show its value to users—especially for desktop virtualization. “Users” are everyday people like you and me.  In…

by Marina Carmody at April 17, 2014 08:00 PM

VMUG India Chapter Kick-starts - 1st Session - Preparation Tips for VCAP-DCD5

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

VMware User Group more popularly known as VMUG across the globe has finally taken turns to become an official chapter in India. Although the community has been out there for a while on the VMUG.COM...

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by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 17, 2014 07:30 PM

ESXi Heartbleed Vulnerability. What can be seen?

Kendrick Coleman

A lot of talk about heartbleed lately with OpenSSL. Plenty of blogs talk about it, but I wanted to see what can actually be scraped.

This morning I talked a friend of mine I grew up and went to University of Kentucky with that graduated from DePaul with a masters in network security, Austin…

by kendrickcoleman@gmail.com (Kendrick Coleman) at April 17, 2014 04:38 PM

Completed the RES IT Store 2014 Basic Course

Thinstall Guru (Edwin Friesen)

Today I successfully completed the RES IT Store 2014 Basic Course at the RES Software Learning Centre. The RES IT Store 2014 Basic Course (RITSBC-600) is a three-day course that provides comprehensive training for administrators on the installation, configuration and use of RES IT Store, from…

by edwin at April 17, 2014 04:29 PM

ESXi 5.5, Dell VRTX and Storage – or the lack there of!

mwpreston dot net (Michael Preston)

Over the past couple of months I’ve been working on some vCO workflows to setup and configure a Dell VRTX as we are on the verge of deploying a handful of them.  Now this isn’t going to be a big post about what VRTX can do nor is it how to use vCO to set

by Mike Preston at April 17, 2014 04:08 PM

Installing VMware View Group Policy ADM templates

Petri IT Knowledgebase

Find out how to load the VMware View administrative template (ADM) files into AD in this walkthrough.

by Brian Suhr at April 17, 2014 04:00 PM

Release: Splunk App for VMware 3.1

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

On April 15 Splunk announced the availability of Splunk App for VMware 3.1, the system that is competing with VMware Log Insight solution to provide administrators with a real-time...

by Massimo Ferrari at April 17, 2014 03:31 PM

Hardware Fails, Software Has Bugs, People Make Mistakes – Usually You Get All At Once!

Long White Clouds (Michael Webster [VMware])

Today we experienced the second outage to this blog in the last 12 months. The outage today was 15 hours in total, unacceptably long in my view for a professional hosting company. Very inconvenient to me as I’m sure it was to all of you as well. But this does serve as a good reminder about the…

by Michael Webster at April 17, 2014 03:20 PM

How to create a backup policy in Simplivity OmniCube

Virtualization Tips (Brian Suhr)


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One of the benefits that Simplivity OmniCube offers is built in data protection on a per-VM basis. This allows for VMs to be backed up and restored from the current vCenter plug-in. The feature is very easy to setup and use, I have not yet had time to work with the restore…

by Brian Suhr at April 17, 2014 03:00 PM

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VMware vSphere Auto Deploy Deep Dive with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0)

Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)

Rob Nelson does a deep dive into VMware vSphere Auto Deploy which facilitates the rapid deployment and provisioning of vSphere host. Rob covers the requirements including DHCP configuration options and PowerCLI image builder steps. Video Video You can find Rob on Twitter @rnelson0 and his blog…

by jfrappier at April 17, 2014 02:27 PM

vCenter Operations Manager 5.x - FAQ Repository!

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

With the amount of work I have been doing on vCOps, I do get a number of questions on various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and on my posts around various things which people want to...

Click on the title to continue reading the post..

by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 17, 2014 03:02 PM

Back To Basics: Installing VMware Tools (Windows & Linux)

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

Once the guest operating system has been installed the next step is to install a package called VMware Tools. This package adds drivers and additional software services to improve performance and allow for easier controls. These include being able to reboot the VM by sending a soft instruction to…

by Mike Laverick at April 17, 2014 01:39 PM

Nutanix OS 4.0 – Prism Central

BasRaayman's technical diatribe (Bas Raayman)

One of the features that has been announced for Nutanix OS 4.0 (also called NOS), is something called Prism Central. So what does Prism Central do? Well, perhaps things are more obvious if we speak about the internal name we once used. It was referenced as our Multi-Cluster UI, and that is exactly…

by Bas Raayman at April 17, 2014 01:20 PM

The Impact of the IaaS Price Wars

Virtualization Practice

Public cloud IaaS providers are competing heavily on price. Watching Google, AWS, and Microsoft play the falling prices game is like watching a ping-pong match. It is just a matter of time before IBM’s SoftLayer matches the prices as well. Adrian Cockcroft wrote a great piece called The Real Story…

by Mike Kavis at April 17, 2014 01:11 PM

Installing Fusion-IO on ESXi hosts

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

Fusion-IO is a well-know company in the host-side flash solutions to accelerates databases, virtualization, cloud computing, big data, and the applications without change your storage. Their In-Server Acceleration products are impressive (sometime also in the price) and can provide up to 10.24TB of…

by Andrea Mauro at April 17, 2014 01:00 PM

vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #30 – Create a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard – Part 1

VMware Virtualization Management Blog (VMware Tech Marketing Team [VMware])

It’s easy to set up a cluster capacity dashboard in just one click and I’ll show you how to do it with vCenter Operations Manager Custom Dashboards. In this two-part blog series, I’ll guide you through steps to get this dashboard installed in your environment and explain how to create the…

by Sunny Dua at April 17, 2014 01:00 PM

Caution: do not upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 if using NFS

UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)

<update>VMware released KB2076392 ‘Frequent NFS APDs after upgrading ESXi to 5.5 U1 (2076392)‘ ———————— On Twitter Nick Howell, a NetApp employee , warns VMware vSphere 5.5 customers not to upgrade to ESXi 5.5 Update 1. Because of a vSphere issue NFS disconnects are likely to…

by Marcel van den Berg at April 17, 2014 11:51 AM

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 274 – VMware Horizon 6 @vmwarehorizon

VMTN Blog (Technical News [VMware])

Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Guests Scott Lowe, VMware @scott_lowe Jared Cook, VMware News VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, Available Now, Seamlessly Extends Disaster Recovery to the Public Cloud VMware Unleashes Horizon 6 – Delivering Published Applications and…

by Angelo Luciani at April 17, 2014 11:39 AM

Q&A: Interview - The HacKid Conference 2014

VMBlog (David Marshall)

I recently found out about a great event that I wanted to share with readers, it's called: The HacKid Conference. To learn more and share more... Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 17, 2014 11:29 AM

Zero-Config Remote Desktop Software Ammyy Admin and others

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

Here is a quick recap (not even close to be exhaustive) of different applications which offers access to remote desktops. I know there is many other apps, but let’s quickly have a look at some of those which are the most interesting. One of them is Ammyy Admin, which is Zero-Config Remote Desktop…

by Vladan SEGET at April 17, 2014 11:06 AM

NFS shares won’t mount on my IOMEGA IX4-200D

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

This is blogpost that’s really a big thank you to someone in our community, Gabrie Van Zanten. He has a blogpost helped fixed a problem with my IOmega StorCenter ix4-200d. What happened is my mother came to stay with us on the weekend, and my homelab is the spare room – although the lab is…

by Mike Laverick at April 17, 2014 10:17 AM

vSphere Client cannot connect to the ESX/ESXi host

blogvmware

Recientemente me he encontrado con el siguiente mensaje de error al intentar acceder a un host ESXi 5.0 desde vSphere client.


El problema se radica en que el agente de "Management Agent" (monitor y control del host) presenta algún problema.

Para solucionarlo, me he conectado directamente…

by noreply@blogger.com (Leandro Ariel Leonhardt) at April 17, 2014 09:59 AM

Disk Controller features and Queue Depth?

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


I have been working on various VSAN configurations and a question that always comes up is what are my disk controller features and queue depth for controller X? (Local disks, not FC based…) Note that this is not only useful to know when using VSAN, but also when you are planning on doing host…

by Duncan Epping at April 17, 2014 09:30 AM

Veeam storage snapshots and NetApp

Virtual to the Core (Luca Dell'Oca)

In the new upcoming v8, Veeam Backup & Replication will add a new storage vendor for its Backup from Storage Snapshots support, and this vendor is NetApp. All the FAS and V Series will be supported, both in 7-Mode or Clustered Mode, with the only requirement being the OnTAP OS being at least 8.1.

by Luca Dell'Oca at April 17, 2014 08:00 AM

Startup News Flash part 17

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


Number 17 already… A short one, I expect more news next week when we have “Storage Field Day”, hence I figured I would release this one already. Make sure to watch the live feed if you are interested in getting the details on new releases from companies like Diablo, SanDisk, PernixData etc.…

by Duncan Epping at April 17, 2014 07:10 AM

Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA 2014 Party #DellEF

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

The Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA parties have traditionally been something a bit special with previous years taking the delegates to the Tower of London and on a Trip down the River Seine in Paris. This year maybe didn’t have quite the same wow factor but it is appreciated with the show growing…

by Barry at April 17, 2014 06:51 AM

Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA 2014 Day 2 #DellEF

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

Yesterday was day 2 of the Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA in Frankfurt Germany, due to attending a number of NDA sessions there wasn’t so much tweeting and blogging from me but it was a very productive and insightful day.  Every year what stands out to me at these events is not just the content and…

by Barry at April 17, 2014 06:43 AM

If you’re looking up at the clouds you’ll probably notice StratoGen

vSphere-land (Eric Siebert)

I’m pleased to announce StratoGen as a new sponsor to vSphere-land.com. If you aren’t familiar with StratoGen I’d like to take a moment to tell you who they are and what they provide. More and more companies are looking to host either part or all of their VMware environments with a hosting…

by esiebert7625 at April 17, 2014 05:02 AM

Dell products and the OpenSSL “Heartbleed bug”

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

Heartbleed is a software bug in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL, which allows an attacker to read the memory of a server or a client, allowing (with special forget packets) reading (small) portition of the victim client. This could expose to lost of some data and potentially also…

by Andrea Mauro at April 17, 2014 04:00 AM

Software Defined vs. Virtualized Data Center – Tech Talk 39

Keith Townsend

Simply virtualizing a data center doesn’t mean that it’s a software defined data center (SDDC). One of the principal goals of software defined is to support the cloud data center. Providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are examples of…

by Keith Townsend at April 17, 2014 03:12 AM

April 16, 2014

VMware Horizon 6, Virtual SAN and Atlantis ILIO: The Convergence of Desktop Virtualization and Software-Defined Storage

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog by Seth Knox, VP Products, Atlantis Computing With the release of VMware Horizon 6, VMware is delivering a unified platform for desktop and application virtualization that leverages the power and flexibility of the software-defined data center. By using Virtual SAN and Atlantis ILIO…

by Marina Carmody at April 16, 2014 08:30 PM

Podcast: The value of a college degree to your tech career

Keith Townsend

My post regarding the topic of the value of a college degree in tech prompted a discussion with Mark Dyson on TheVoiceOfJobSeekers.com Podcast. The Voice of JobSeeker is a blog published by Mark Anthony Dyson a professional career coach and resume writer. Our conversation…

by Keith Townsend at April 16, 2014 06:40 PM

HP VMware vExperts for 2014!

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

Birthday cake.jpgToday is my birthday and as I get older, celebrating a birthday really isn't a big deal.  But this year, I got some great birthday news that I've been selected as a VMware vExpert again!  And so have a number of HP colleagues of mine so I wanted to take a moment to recognize all…

by CalvinZ at April 16, 2014 06:07 PM

The Eternal Wait For Vendor Software Updates

The Lone Sysadmin (Bob Plankers)

There’s been a fair amount of commentary & impatience from IT staff as we wait for vendors to patch their products for the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability. Why don’t they hurry up? They’ve had 10 days now, what’s taking so long? How big of a deal is it to change a few libraries? Perhaps, to…

by Bob Plankers at April 16, 2014 06:00 PM

Wisconsin VMUG User Conference Preview

Sean's IT Blog

The Wisconsin VMUG will be holding their annual user conference next week.  If you haven’t had a chance to register for the event yet, you can do so here. Some of the highlights on this year’s agenda are: Wisconsin VMUG board member and MATC instructor Brian Kirch will be doing a vSphere 101…

by Sean Massey at April 16, 2014 04:15 PM

Horizon 6 on Pure Storage: More affordable, scalable and simpler than disk

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog by Vaughn Stewart, Chief Evangelist, Pure Storage It’s amazing to reflect on how quickly our mobile work experience has evolved in such a short period. Over the past half dozen years, the world has advanced from remote calendars and email to the need for a rich, mobile end-user…

by Marina Carmody at April 16, 2014 04:00 PM

New Disaster Recovery to Cloud Tutorial Videos

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

By Chris Colotti I wanted to take a few minutes to explain more about the eight new VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery tutorial videos that were recently published on http://vcloud.vmware.com/tutorials.  There are approximately 8 videos that cover various areas in order of how you…

by vCloud Team at April 16, 2014 04:00 PM

NOS 4.0 – Cluster Health – Slices & Dices

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

It slices and it dices! Nutanix Cluster Health is a new feature that will be another great asset in maintaining availability for your Tier 1 workloads. Cluster Health allows the ability to monitor and visually see the overall health of cluster nodes, VMs and disks from a variety of different views.…

by dlessner at April 16, 2014 03:23 PM

HP Server software affected by HeartBleed: OA, SUM, SMH & iLO

Julian Wood (Wood IT Work)

UPDATE: 22/04/2014 A new issue has been spotted where although iLO devices are not affected by Heartbleed, running a vulnerability scanner against iLO and iLO2 ports can cause the device to lock up which requires you to physically remove the power or reset the blade to get back iLO functionality.…

by Julian Wood at April 16, 2014 03:17 PM

vCloud Director: Default appliance password not working after deploying an OVF

viktorious.nl (Viktor van den Berg)

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vCloud Director remains a solid solution for creating lab environments. The power of the product is in the flexibility, ease of deployment of new vApps and profound options to create enhanced network configurations.

vCloud Director includes the ability to deploy pre-…

by Viktor van den Berg at April 16, 2014 02:28 PM

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 13 – Update an App Layer

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

In our last article, we updated a Base Layer. In this article, we’ll do the same for an App Layer. Note: This is much like the initial App Layer capture we did back in Part 11, with a few caveats and configuration differences.   Prep Work A clean Windows 7 machine has already been created […]

by jshiplett at April 16, 2014 02:00 PM

Celebrating four years at VMware

virtual-blog.com (Dave Hill [VMware])

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Wow! What can I say?  Its four years at VMware this month! I cant quite believe how quickly its gone by.  I received the email saying that my VASA cubes will be delivered shortly! How awesome is that, a company that honours your four and eight years with some really nice…

by David Hill at April 16, 2014 02:00 PM

Crossing the Threshold

blog.scottlowe.org (Scott Lowe)

Are you in the midst of a professional transformation? While looking ahead to see what still needs to be done, don't forget to look behind and see what you've already accomplished.

This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org. Visit the site for more information on virtualization,…

by slowe at April 16, 2014 02:00 PM

What is your Virtual Machine Lifecycle Process

vTexan (Tommy Trogden)

  Let me remind you of my favorite motto, and probably the title of a future blog post.  “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less“ Keep that motto in mind as you work through this blog post.  If you find yourself saying “this is the way we’ve always done…

by vTexan at April 16, 2014 01:50 PM

kitchen-gce 0.1.2 Released

thinking sysadmin (Andy Leonard)

A very minor release of kitchen-gce this morning, with two changes: Documentation changes for the new asia-east1 Google Compute Engine region; and Removal of the dependency on an old version of the Faraday gem by requiring ridley to be version 3.0.0 or greater. If you just want to use the asia-east1…

by Andy at April 16, 2014 01:23 PM

Are There Greenfield Deployments of Virtual and Cloud Environments?

Virtualization Practice

Let me start out by saying that I see more discussions about greenfield deployments of products than I do of migration/integration by vendors. Personally, I think there is no such thing as a greenfield deployment unless the organization is just starting out, creating a brand new data center, or…

by Edward Haletky at April 16, 2014 01:22 PM

Heads Up! VAAI UNMAP issues on EMC VMAX

Cormac Hogan

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We just got notification about a potential issue with the VAAI UNMAP primitive when used on EMC VMAX storage systems with Enginuity version 5876.159.102 or later. It seems that during an ESXi reboot, or during a device ATTACH operation, the Continue reading

by Cormac Hogan at April 16, 2014 01:00 PM

Nutanix 4.0 Hybrid On-Disk De-Duplication Explained

myvirtualcloud.net (Andre Leibovici)

Nutanix is a distributed scale-out 3-tier platform, utilizing RAM, Flash and HDD. This combination provides access to constantly accessed data in terms of microseconds; instead of milliseconds when exclusively flash devices are used. This is an awesome feature that influence and enhance the end-user…

by Andre Leibovici at April 16, 2014 01:00 PM

vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #29 – vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 2

VMware Virtualization Management Blog (VMware Tech Marketing Team [VMware])

In the first part for this series we’ve installed and configured vCloud adapter for vC Ops. The OvDC Admin Custom Dashboard includes many elements related to one another which are mostly rely on Super Metrics. In this post we will create the Virtual Machine related Super Metrics. Super Metrics As…

by Lior Kamrat at April 16, 2014 01:00 PM

#vBrownBag EMEA Follow-Up VMware Horizon View Failover (DR) using vCO with Kaido Kibin

Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)

Kaido Kibin shows you how to use VMware vCenter Orchestrator for DR failover of your Horizon View infrastructure on the EMEA professionalvmware.com #vBrownBag. Video Sign up for the live ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ and follow some of our…

by jfrappier at April 16, 2014 12:50 PM

VMware vForum 2014

Michael

Just a quick post to let you know that VMware's vForum UK dates have been announced and the agenda released.    The UK locations will be in Manchester and London and more information and dates can be found below:

<img>London
11th June 2014

Wembley Stadium
Wembley
London
HA9 0WS


by Michael (noreply@blogger.com) at April 16, 2014 01:45 PM

Do You Have This Book in Your Library – You Should! – Networking For VMware Administrators

Virtuwise

When I first heard that Chris Wahl (blog \ twitter) was writing a book about Networking for VMware Administrators along with Steve Pantol (twitter) – I was super excited and quickly pre-ordered it. This book fills a gap that has…

by Angelo Luciani at April 16, 2014 12:09 PM

How-to rename VMNIC in VMware ESXi

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

The problem of assigning different name to your VMNIC is not new. Several sources reported  NIC enumeration that occurs after applying a BIOS update, resulting a connectivity loss. But there is a way to fix it even if rename VMNIC in VMware ESXi through the UI isn’t possible. In my case it was…

by Vladan SEGET at April 16, 2014 11:59 AM

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Horizon View Event Notifier

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)

<img>The Horizon View Event Notifier connects to one or more existing Horizon View Event Database(s) and allows the user to customize which types of alerts to be notified on.

It can be run from any Windows based system and it collects and sends the alerts via email (SMTP) to users that are…

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 16, 2014 11:10 AM

Win a Jackery Giant backup battery, by just leaving a comment

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


**** CLOSED, WINNER = David **** I was one of the lucky guys who won a price during the Top Bloggers award “ceremony”. Veeam was so kind enough to provide two of the exact same items so that every blogger who won a price could also give away a price to their readers. I am […]

"Win a Jackery…

by Duncan Epping at April 16, 2014 07:25 AM

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect #DellEF

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

During the evening reception yesterday at the Dell Enterprise Forum I spent some time speaking to some of the vendors and Dell staff on the stands on the show floor. Amongst one of the stands that grabbed my attention was the desktop virtualisation stand with Dell Wyse Thin Clients and the nVidia…

by Barry at April 16, 2014 06:35 AM

VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.x- Back to Basics!

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

Last month I started a series on vCenter Operations Manager Back to Basics. This series has multiple articles which can help you deploy vCOps from scratch and then configure it to ensure that you can...

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by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 16, 2014 07:30 AM

Adaptive Backup and Recovery from HP

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

spellicy.jpgLast week many of my colleagues around the world came together in Phoenix for what was a really incredible week of celebrating our accomplishments and planning on how we continue the success.  One of the people there was Stephen Spellicy, my fellow vExpert and the director of product…

by CalvinZ at April 16, 2014 05:19 AM

VMware products and the OpenSSL “Heartbleed bug”

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

Heartbleed is a software bug in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL, which allows an attacker to read the memory of a server or a client, allowing (with special forget packets) reading (small) portition of the victim client. This could expose to lost of some data and potentially also…

by Andrea Mauro at April 16, 2014 04:42 AM

My VCDX Journey

Valco Labs (Josh Coen)

In 2006 I had no idea what VMware was, let alone what virtualization was. At the time I was an active duty member in the United States Air Force working in communications doing AD migrations and file server consolidations onto CX700s. Fast forward to February 2014 and I’m VCDX #129. I first…

by Josh Coen at April 16, 2014 12:54 AM

Putting the Fun in Sales Funnel: the power of a technology agnostic approach

Eric Wright

We see it happening every every day in the world of technology marketing. It’s the moment that a conversation about a particular

by Eric Wright (DiscoPosse) at April 16, 2014 12:44 AM

April 15, 2014

IBM x86 Systems and VMware Virtual SAN™ (VSAN) Deliver Cost Savings and Ease of Doing Business

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

Alex Yost, VP of IBM Strategy and Alliances, discusses how IBM x86 systems and Virtual SAN deliver robust and stable platform that customers can scale, grow ...
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 11:47 PM

Hands-on Labs: Importing vPods

VMware Hands On Labs Blog (HOL Team [VMware])

This is the fourth in my series on managing content for VMware Hands-on Labs. You can find the previous posts in the following locations: Part 1 – The Many Clouds of Hands-on Labs Part 2 – Synchronizing Cloud Catalogs Part 3 – Exporting vPods The next phase of our multi-cloud vPod management…

by Doug Baer at April 15, 2014 11:12 PM

NOS 4.0 – Use Powershell To Offload Tape Backup At A Remote Site

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

NOS 4.0 introduced PowerShell as a third way of automating your Nutanix Infrastructure. Also apart of 4.0 was the ability to clone VM’s without having to active the whole protection domain. Pre 4.0 this would interfere with replication. With these two features in our back pocket we can automate…

by dlessner at April 15, 2014 11:00 PM

Nutanix NOS v4.0: a technical preview

Virtual Lifestyle (Joep Piscaer)

So today, Nutanix has released version 4 of their ‘Nutanix OS’. NOS is the heart of the Nutanix solution, and is the software that enables all the goodies. It’s what makes Nutanix, well, Nutanix, and does all the distributin’ and all that. So, what’s new? Let’s do a play-by-play of new…

by Joep Piscaer at April 15, 2014 09:27 PM

Release: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

Today Canonical announced the new Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS with a press release intriguingly focused on its role as an OpenStack platform. This release, that will be available on...

by Massimo Ferrari at April 15, 2014 09:04 PM

Powershell functions and referencing the script that calls that function...

Zsoldier's Tech Blog (Chris Nakagaki)

Summary:
Lately I've been putting together functions so I can reuse code in my other scripts.  As part of error checking/reporting, I wanted to add a way for my function to reference the script that was making use of it.  I put a question out on twitter and here is what I learned.

by Chris Nakagaki (noreply@blogger.com) at April 15, 2014 09:02 PM

Announcing VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery: Making DR Simple and Affordable for Businesses

VMware SMB Blog (VMware SMB Team [VMware])

This post originally appeared on the VMware vCloud blog The vast majority of IT applications are not protected by Disaster Recovery because it’s too expensive and too complicated – that changes today with the availability of vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery. A worrying minority of…

by VMware SMB at April 15, 2014 08:01 PM

Building VDI Solutions to Meet Heightened Customer Expectations

VMware End User Computing (VMware EUC Team [VMware])

Guest blog by Patric Chang, Sr. Director Global Alliances, Fusion-io In the new VDI world, customer expectations have progressed from robust, snappy virtual desktops to having ready access to corporate and personal applications, using multiple rich media on preferred devices to easily access content…

by Marina Carmody at April 15, 2014 08:00 PM

Ubuntu Graylog2 Auto Install Script – Video

vGeek Everything Should Be Virtual


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I wanted to throw together a video real quick to demonstrate how easy Graylog2 can be installed using my Ubuntu auto-install script. This video will augment the following post which is a very popular post. Enjoy!

The post Ubuntu Graylog2 Auto Install Script – Video

by Larry Smith (mrlesmithjr) at April 15, 2014 07:26 PM

VMware product updates address OpenSSL security vulnerabilities

vmwarewolf (Rick Blythe [VMware])

Throughout the week of April 14, VMware will be releasing product updates that address the openssl Heartbleed issue. This advisory will be updated for each product release. VMware expects to have updated products and patches for all affected products in VMware Knowledge Article Base article 2076225…

by Rick Blythe at April 15, 2014 07:23 PM

EMC and VMware are disrupting Server SAN

Keith Townsend

The Server SAN market is pretty new but VMware and EMC have already started disrupting the market. Both VMware and EMC have entered the competition of hyper-converged infrastructures or more specifically the Server SAN market with purely software plays. VMware…

by Keith Townsend at April 15, 2014 07:22 PM

How to automate changing the VMware Tools installation in Windows

VMware Front Experience (Andreas Peetz)


A while ago I blogged about the VMware Tools for Windows MSI package, what hidden components it includes, and how you can take complete control over the installation or upgrade process by using appropriate msiexec command lines.

The following question was raised in this context: How do you…

by Andreas Peetz (noreply@blogger.com) at April 15, 2014 08:04 PM

#vBrownBag Jr – For Real This Time

Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)

You may recall 2 weeks ago when I announced the #vBrownBag Junior initiative. I’m slightly embarrassed to say that it was originally intended as an April Fool’s gag, but given the reaction and support we had in the community it left the crew and I with a challenge. I’m happy to announce that…

by josh.atwell at April 15, 2014 06:44 PM

Azure Fabric Controller Internals

View Yonder (Steve Chambers)

Azure Fabric Controller Internals

Source video on Channel9 Presenter: Igal Figlin, Sr Program Manager Lead

Scope and Agenda

  1. Understanding how Azure Fabric Controller works
  2. Understanding update and fault recovery of Azure Compute Services
  3. Understanding how to design Azure Compute Service for HA and…

April 15, 2014 06:43 PM

VMware Fun Facts 2014

VMware Careers YouTube (Life and Jobs at VMware [VMware])

VMware started with 5 people in 1998 and now has over 14500 people. Take a quick tour of VMware's history with this fun facts animation. Search all our open...
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by VMwareCareers at April 15, 2014 06:30 PM

vCenter Server 5.5 won’t start

VCDX56

Last week one of my customers vCenter Server 5.5 crashed because the ESXi host where it was running crashed. Unfortunately the vCenter Server, running on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, did not start when the virtual machine (VM) was brought […]

by magander3 at April 15, 2014 05:58 PM

Bring your own licenses to the cloud

virtual-blog.com (Dave Hill [VMware])

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A little while ago Gabrie van Zanten (aka Gabes Virtual World) asked me a question about how you license Microsoft products in a cloud? Specifically he wanted to know how VMware states “You can bring your own licenses to the cloud”. Lets take a look at this.  Currently…

by David Hill at April 15, 2014 05:00 PM

My photos from Dell Enterprise Forum Day 1 #DellEF

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

All of my photos can be found on my flickr page for the conference here >> https://flic.kr/s/aHsjX7xaQX. A few of my favourite are below

by Barry at April 15, 2014 04:21 PM

Dell Enterprise Forum Day 1 in Doodles #DellEF

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

These seem to have got a lot of attention on twitter and at the conference today. I generally create these for my benefit to help me note down key takeaways from the sessions, but I am pleased to share them and if others find them useful thats great! I am creating them with Penultimate and […]

by Barry at April 15, 2014 04:16 PM

New Course Available: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

VMware Education & Research News

New Course VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] is now available for experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and operational developers. The course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform, including…

by Elaine Sherwood at April 15, 2014 04:04 PM

VMware introduces vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is the VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, launched in 2013 in the US and extended to Europe in February...

by Massimo Ferrari at April 15, 2014 03:33 PM

NOS 4.0 – When is it safe to upgrade the hypevisor?

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

Prior to NOS 4.0 you had to run a the NCLI (Nutanix Command Line) if you wanted to check the cluster status if you were rebooting the CVM’s (Controller Virtual Machine) when upgrading the Hypervisor. Today it’s front and center. By clicking on the image you get lots of information that may be…

by dlessner at April 15, 2014 02:57 PM

Identify NIC driver and supported driver version for ESXi server

ivobeerens.nl (Ivo Beerens)

Lately I troubleshoot some NIC driver problems in VMware ESXi 5.x. During the troubleshooting I needed to Identify the NIC driver, software version used and the latest driver version supported by VMware. Here are the steps outlined. Identify the NIC driver and software version: Make a SSH connection…

by Ivo Beerens at April 15, 2014 02:56 PM

Something’s going to happen, something wonderful: Nutanix OS 4.0 is here!

Eric Wright

There is a pretty general plan that a successful startup will follow: Do something original Make it amazing Keep it amazing as

by Eric Wright (DiscoPosse) at April 15, 2014 02:05 PM

VCAP-DTD Exam Experience

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

Exam Experience I sat the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD) exam on Wednesday of last week, so I thought I’d put my thoughts on the exam down on paper. Organizationally, this exam is a lot like the VCAP-DCD, as expected. If you’ve done the VCAP-DCD, you’ll…

by jshiplett at April 15, 2014 02:00 PM

Nutanix 4.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing)

myvirtualcloud.net (Andre Leibovici)

Today Nutanix announced the release NOS 4.0. This is a major release with introduction of features in the areas of data services, performance, resiliency, data protection, and management and analytics. It’s been eight months since NOS 3.5 was announced with the Elastic De-Duplication Engine, PRISM…

by Andre Leibovici at April 15, 2014 02:00 PM

VSAN: Local disks not showing up? Wipe your disks straight from the ESXi console

viktorious.nl (Viktor van den Berg)

After putting some local storage in a ESXi hosts for VSAN, I noticed not all local disks were showing up in the vSphere Webclient: ESXi will only show local disks without any data on the disks. The existence of a previous VSAN configuration, a VMFS volume or other non-VMware data can result in local…

by Viktor van den Berg at April 15, 2014 01:11 PM

vSphere 5.5, RDMs and Microsoft Clustering

Cormac Hogan

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I was having a conversation with one of our tech support guys (Greg Williams) recently about the relaxation on the requirement to allow Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) to be presented to different hosts using different SCSI identifiers and still do Continue reading

by Cormac Hogan at April 15, 2014 01:05 PM

Integrating vCenter Hyperic with vCenter Operations Manager

Default Reasoning (Marek Zdrojewski)

This is a quick-steps guide on how to integrate the vCenter Hyperic with vCenter Operations Manager, using the management pack for vCenter Hyperic. The management pack for vCenter Hyperic includes an embedded adapter and preconfigured dashboards. You can use the dashboards to monitor the vCenter…

by Marek.Z at April 15, 2014 01:01 PM

David Davis on vCenter Operations- Post #7 – Adding Your License in vCenter Operations Manager

VMware Virtualization Management Blog (VMware Tech Marketing Team [VMware])

In my last article in this series, Installing vCenter Operations Manager, I walked you through the three steps that you’ll take to install VMware’s vCenter Operations Manager. With over 30 graphics, I hope that you found it to be a very helpful post (or, if nothing else, at least it was…

by David Davis Blog at April 15, 2014 01:00 PM

7 Things To Know About vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery

Chris Colotti's Blog (Chris Colotti [VMware])


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Well, there you have it vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery is now generally available!  I’ve been working behind the scenes on this for some time since before it was in Beta, and I’m proud to say I have been part of this launch.  I plan on continuing to record…

by Chris Colotti at April 15, 2014 12:52 PM

OpFlex, Standards-Based Protocols, and Cisco’s Messaging Problem

Virtualization Practice

On April second, Cisco introduced something that seems to make a lot of sense in its new declarative-based, ACI-led world of software-defined networking: a policy mechanism. The blog post about it was pretty straightforward: it included the obligatory nods toward the Internet Engineering Task Force…

by Jeramiah Dooley at April 15, 2014 12:42 PM

VMware Announces OpenSSL Security Vulnerabilities Fix Plan for Heartbleed

VMBlog (David Marshall)

During the month of April, a new vulnerability was discovered which affects SSL, a protocol used to encrypt and secure Internet and network... Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 15, 2014 12:12 PM

Announcing VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery: Making DR Simple and Affordable for Businesses

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

The vast majority of IT applications are not protected by Disaster Recovery because it’s too expensive and too complicated – that changes today with the availability of vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery. A worrying minority of applications, both Tier 1 and Tier 2, are protected by DR…

by vCloud Team at April 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Back To Basics: Creating Virtual Machines

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

It might seem odd at this stage to have section introducing virtual machines. Ideally, this something you already know something about – or else why would you be here? But its perhaps worthwhile taking a little history lesson about the development of the virtual machine since VMware became to gain…

by Mike Laverick at April 15, 2014 10:00 AM

Windows 7, Cloned SSD and VSS not working

Manfred Hofer

This is not my typical virtualization post but it’s something I ran into this weeking. I replaced my good old Crucial m4 128GB SSD in my home working PC with a new Samsung EVO 840 250GB SSD. The fastest way to migrate from one SSD to a Samsung SSD is to use the Samsung Data Migration tool. Only…

by Manfred Hofer at April 15, 2014 07:00 AM

Part 3 - vCOps Cluster Utilization Dashboard - Bringing it all together!

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

This is the last and final part of a 3 post series on creating a vCOps Cluster Utilization Dashboard. Before you read or implement this part on your instance of vCenter Operations Manager, you need...

Click on the title to continue reading the post..

by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 15, 2014 07:30 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0004 (Heartbleed)

VMware Security Blog

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0004 This advisory list the VMware product updates and patches that address the OpenSSL Heartbleed issue, CVE-2014-0160. It is only the first release of the advisory with several more to come, as we will release more product…

by Monty Ijzerman at April 15, 2014 05:30 AM

Ready for the Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA 2014

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

Also this time I’ll be attending the Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA (this third edition, after London and Paris,  will be in Frankfurt) and will be a good opportunity to spend some time with the technical Dell people, see latest products, hear about the new strategy and new products. This is the…

by Andrea Mauro at April 15, 2014 03:00 AM

Xangati Released Two New Dashboards to extend their Software Suite

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

Xangati just announced two new dashboards in their software suite. Xangati is a specialist in end-to-end real time monitoring, but their product offers some unique capabilities, like storm tracking or automatic recording when your infrastructure is performing badly. There is new Executive Dashboard…

by Vladan SEGET at April 15, 2014 02:59 AM

April 14, 2014

BYOD Project Update and Thanks Brian Madden

Virtualization Ramblings (Douglas Brown)

It has been a week since I released my new step-by-step, soup-to-nuts book, "How To: BYOD Project - Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac with Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer" and I'm happy to say it has surpassed all my goals. The downloads, feedback, and tweets have been amazing. Thanks for all…

April 14, 2014 11:20 PM

App HA 1.1 Released – Now available for download

VMware vSphere Blog

The latest version of App HA, 1.1, was released last week and is now available for download. This release has a number of cool new features that will greatly increase the usability of App HA. I will do additional post(s) on these in the next few weeks. More applications: Oracle (10g & 11g) and…

by GS Khalsa at April 14, 2014 11:02 PM

VSC 5.0 Video demos

Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)

VSC 5.0 Video demos

In preparation for the VSC 5.0 launch, the folks that write the Install & Administration Guide (IAG) for VSC decided to make a series of companion videos
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by Nick Howell at April 14, 2014 10:33 PM

Bridging the Gap between Virtual and Physical with VMware Cloud Management Integrations with Cisco UCS

VMware Technology Alliance Partner Blog (TAP Program [VMware])

When we speak to joint VMware and Cisco customers who have built their data centers based on our virtualized infrastructure solutions, it is very clear what it takes for them to transform towards a truly private cloud environment. It is critical for customers to be able to leverage their existing…

by Sheela Toor at April 14, 2014 10:13 PM

Stop waste and boost capacity for mission-critical applications with HP 3PAR StoreServ

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

By Beth Joseph, Product Marketing Manager, HP 3PAR StoreServ 

Blog Image (300x200).jpgIn the digital age we’re living in, your business has to capture more data if you want to be competitive. For example, a few weeks ago I was talking with a customer in the lighting business. The company used…

by Storage-Expert at April 14, 2014 08:08 PM

My Latest Upcoming Webinar: Win a Parrot AR Quadricopter Drone!

VMware Videos (David Davis)

I’m proud to take the wraps off my latest upcoming webinar hosted at VirtualizationSoftware.com: ‘The Time-Starved Administrator’s Guide to Simplifying the Server Room’ April 30th, 2014, 2:00PM Eastern Time (11:00AM Pacific)  Here’s the details on what I’m speaking on: Are you running…

by admin at April 14, 2014 07:33 PM

#41 VSC 5.0

Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)

#41 VSC 5.0

<img> http://media.blubrry.com/netapp/content.blubrry.com/netapp/41-VSC50.mp3

  On this episode of the NetApp Communities Podcast, Pete takes over hosting duties while Nick is out, and brings in a special guest to talk about the all-new VSC 5.0 and VASA 5.0 from NetApp.   Special…

by Datacenter Dude at April 14, 2014 06:26 PM

Quick-Take: NexentaStor 4.0.1GA

Colin MacMillan

Our open storage partner, Nexenta Systems Inc., hit a milestone this month by releasing NexentaStor 4.0.1 for general availability. This release is significant mainly because it is the first commercial release of NexentaStor based on the Open Source Illumos kernel and not Oracle’s OpenSolaris…

by Collin C MacMillan at April 14, 2014 05:58 PM

Asus Nexus 7 Giveaway courtesy of vSphere-land and Veeam

mwpreston dot net (Michael Preston)

Say what!?!?!  You are giving a way an Asus Nexus 7 tablet?!?  Why yes, yes I am!  Aside from landing myself #20 on the Top Virtualization blogs at vSphere-land.com I also won myself a pretty sweet Nexus 7 tablet as well as one to giveaway to one of you fine folk. You can thank the

by Mike Preston at April 14, 2014 05:28 PM

VMware Horizon View 5.3 Reviewer's Guide

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)

<img>The purpose of the VMware Horizon View 5.3 Reviewer's Guide is to support a self-guided, hands-on review of View 5.3. You'll 
learn how easy it is to configure a View 5.3 environment, and use that environment to evaluate both new and core capabilities.

This document assumes you have…

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 14, 2014 05:07 PM

New Post at Thwack! - Rise of the Hybrid Engineer

Michael Stump

<img>I've got a new post up at Thwack: Rise of the Hybrid Engineer. It's the second of four I'll post as part of my diplomatic career. For those that know me, you'll recognize the topic as something I discuss frequently, perhaps incessantly.

Anywho, head over to Thwack and check it out.

by Michael Stump (noreply@blogger.com) at April 14, 2014 05:02 PM

HP releases Virtual Connect 4.2, adds sFlow

Julian Wood (Wood IT Work)

HP has a minor but recommended update for its Virtual Connect firmware to 4.20 which adds sFlow monitoring support which didn’t make it into the final Virtual Connect 4.01 along with support for a new HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module. Some of the older Virtual Connect switches are…

by Julian Wood at April 14, 2014 04:02 PM

Datastore Cluster Issue in vCloud Director 5.5.1

Tom Fojta's Blog (Tom Fojta [VMware])

Just found out there is a known issue with removing datastores in and out of datastore clusters. In vCloud Director 5.1 this was working fine. vCloud Director refers to storage via storage policies (formerly profiles) so you could on-the fly change the datastore cluster structure (as long as all…

by Tomas Fojta at April 14, 2014 02:50 PM

Top 20 Articles for March 2014

VMware Support Insider

Here is our Top 20 KB list for March 2014. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Downloading…

by Rick Blythe at April 14, 2014 02:26 PM

RoyalTSX for vEXPERTS

Michael

If your a vEXPERT then code4ward.net are offering you a free NFR license to either the Windows or Mac version of Royal TS software.  More information is available at the links below and you can request your free license here:

Royal TSX
Royal TS

First of all, BIG THANKS to the guys for offering this to…

by Michael (noreply@blogger.com) at April 14, 2014 03:26 PM

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 12 – Update a Base Layer

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

In the last article in this series, we created an App Layer for user with Horizon Mirage. In this article, we’re going to update a Base Layer. Prep Work I created a new Reference CVD from the Base Layer I created previously The new Reference CVD operating system was updated and new software was…

by jshiplett at April 14, 2014 02:00 PM

First Look – VMware Horizon DaaS

Virtuwise

On March 10, VMware announced the launch of VMware Horizon Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), a new cloud-based desktop service that delivers enterprise-class virtual desktops running on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. In fact, they announced even before AWS WorkSpaces. These Windows desktops can…

by Angelo Luciani at April 14, 2014 02:00 PM

VMware's response to the OpenSSL security issue

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)

<img>The following is a response to the current situation with the software security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed:

The VMware Security and Engineering teams are working on remediation for the VMware products that have been impacted. VMware is acutely aware of the seriousness of the…

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 14, 2014 01:23 PM

2014 vExpert Group, By the Numbers

Virtualization for Service Providers (Jeremiah Dooley)

First, I want to thank everyone who helped me gather the information used for the stats below.  Thank you to Corey Romano and John Troyer for the core list, and thank you to each and every vExpert who took the time to update the rest of their information.  An especially large thank you goes out…

by Jeramiah Dooley at April 14, 2014 01:21 PM

VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 4/12/14

VMware Tips (Rick Scherer)

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. Not Specified Downloading certification logos (VCP/VCA/VCAP/VCDX) (2075010) Date Published:…

by Rick Scherer at April 14, 2014 01:18 PM

The Significance of VMware VSAN

vDestination (Greg Stuart)

VMware announced on March 12, 2014 that its VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) product was moving out of beta and would be generally available to customers. A much anticipated product, VSAN offers a huge list of features and addresses a number of customer use cases. So what is remarkable about this product,…

by Ravi Venkatasubbaiah at April 14, 2014 01:00 PM

VCDX Spotlight : Rene Van Den Bedem

The Saffa Geek (Gregg Robertson)

Name: Rene Van Den Bedem Twitter Handle: @SandyCloudKSA Blog URL: sandycloudksa.tumblr.com Current Employer: Bank AlBilad, Riyadh, KSA VCDX #: 133 How did you get into using VMware? When I joined Bank AlBilad in 2009, we had a fledgling ESX 4.0 … Continue reading

by Gregg Robertson at April 14, 2014 01:00 PM

Setting Up Multiple Sites within a Single vCenter SSO 5.5 Authentication Domain

Wahl Network (Chris Wahl)


Need to stretch your vCenter SSO authentication domain across sites? Here's an simple walkthrough on the steps required for success

The post Setting Up Multiple Sites within a Single vCenter SSO 5.5 Authentication Domain appeared first on Wahl Network.

by Chris Wahl at April 14, 2014 12:59 PM

A New Facelift

Kendrick Coleman

It's been really long overdue. How overdue you ask? Well, kendrickcoleman.com was originally built on Joomla 1.5. Joomla 1.6 was released in January of 2011 and the effort to upgrade would have been just as tough as this move to Joomla 3.2. Joomla 1.5 went completely EOL in April of 2013 so no new…

by kendrickcoleman@gmail.com (Kendrick Coleman) at April 14, 2014 12:58 PM

Winds of Change: What Does Horizon 6 Mean for Microsoft and Citrix?

Virtualization Practice

At first glance, it looks like VMware’s recently announced Horizon 6 platform is an admission by VMware that applications, rather than desktops, do matter, and that Citrix has been on the right track all along. Certainly, XenApp has been a thorn in the side of many VMware View implementations…

by James Rankin at April 14, 2014 12:00 PM

FUD it!

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping [VMware])


In the last couple of weeks something stood out to me when it comes to the world of storage and virtualisation and that is animosity. What struck me personally is how aggressive some storage vendors have responded to Virtual SAN, and Server Side Storage in general. I can understand it in a way as…

by Duncan Epping at April 14, 2014 11:31 AM

Food for Thought Weekend Reading #2 Big Data in Virtual World

Samir Roshan

This weekend I was exploring the Big Data and it’s existence in Virtual World , I came across many interesting data points which I would like to share with my readers. Big data has become an integral part of the business world as more and more companies learn to utilize Continue Reading →

by Samir Roshan at April 14, 2014 08:24 AM

Book Review: Networking for VMware Administrators

Ather

I always wondered why there is no book that specifically focusses on VMware networking, given its importance when it comes to deployment and maintenance of a stable virtual platform.  No need for me to think that any more as “Networking for VMware Administrators” by Chris Wahl (@ChrisWahl) and…

by Ather Beg at April 14, 2014 08:09 AM

Restore a single VMDK using Veeam Instant VM Recovery

Virtual to the Core (Luca Dell'Oca)

Instant VM Recovery is one of the coolest feature of Veeam Backup & Replication. Regardless of the size of a VM, it allows to have it back in production and running in few minutes, because it’s not actually copied back into the production datastore, but directly executed from a backup file. It’s…

by Luca Dell'Oca at April 14, 2014 08:00 AM

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Hardware Status tab not working

Manfred Hofer

Yesterday I observed a small problem in my environment. When I clicked on the hardware status tab in the C# client I got the following error message. I done a little research on Google and found some VMware KB articles with similar problems. In all of these articles the CIM service on the ESXi…

by Manfred Hofer at April 14, 2014 07:00 AM

Part 2 - Creating Supermetrics for Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps!

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

Continuing from the previous part where I gave you an overview of the Cluster Utilization Dashboard, in this post we will create all the 8 Supermetrics required for this dashboard. We will start with...

Click on the title to continue reading the post..

by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 14, 2014 07:30 AM

He's back! Doug Brown releases 350-page "How to" guide for Citrix BYOD products.

Brian Madden Blog

Many of us first heard about Doug Brown ten years ago with his "Project-in-a-Box" and "Methodology-in-a-Box" documents where he basically walked us through how to design and set up a Citrix MetaFrame environment step-by-step from scratch. Since then Doug...(read more)<img><img>

by Brian Madden at April 14, 2014 06:24 AM

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