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April 20, 2014

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

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/ 

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by vExpert2013 (noreply@blogger.com) at April 19, 2014 11:41 PM

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])


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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

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])

Dell Active Infrastructure with VMware vSphere Operations Management is a solution that provides the top-level streamlined control you need to manage the entire virtual machine environment,...
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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

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...

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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

Julian Wood (Wood IT Work)

The world has been scrambling to understand and mitigate the effects of the HeartBleed SSL vulnerability. HP has released information about which of its server management products are affected by HeartBleed. The good news is that the following products are NOT affected. Virtual Connect Integrated…

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

Observation: the power of simple (but sometimes ignorant) arguments.

Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)

Preamble #1: Warning – this post is long-ish, and as usual a little rambly. Preamble #2 While this post is indeed triggered by something specific (a competitor’s blog post targeting EMC trying to wrap in the “david vs. goliath” meme...

by Chad Sakac 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

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...

Click on the title to continue reading the post..

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 positions worldwide http://vmware.jobs...
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by VMwareCareers at April 15, 2014 06:30 PM

VMware Horizon and Trend Micro team up for secure, agile end-user computing

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

Guest blog by David Silverberg, Global Alliances Director, Trend Micro In today’s high pressure, ultra-competitive business environment, organisations are demanding smarter, more mobile ways of working. Gone are the days of monolithic Windows desktop environments where costs were predictable and…

by Marina Carmody at April 15, 2014 06:00 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

Horizon 6.0 – Introducing Virtual SAN Integration

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

By Narasimha Krishnakumar, Director, Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware On behalf of everyone on the End-User Computing (EUC) team at VMware, I’m proud to bring you another exciting product announcement from EUC. View 5.3.1 was introduced early in the first quarter of 2014 to support…

by Jessica Flohr at April 15, 2014 02:00 PM

An Introduction to vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This tutorial provides an introductory overview of vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers how to configure a site, how to configure ...
From: VMware
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:44 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Advanced Concepts

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the seventh and last tutorial in the series to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers advanced concepts in more detail tha...
From: VMware
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:43 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Failing Back to vSphere On Premises

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the sixth of seven tutorials designed to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers failing back from the cloud to your vSpher...
From: VMware
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:42 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Performing A Planned Failover

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the fifth of seven tutorials designed to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers how to perform a planned failover, includi...
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:42 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Performing a Test Failover

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the fourth of seven tutorials designed to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers how to perform a test failover of a virtual machine that has been configured...
From: VMware
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:41 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Configuring Virtual Machine Replication

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the third of seven tutorials designed to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers how to configure virtual machine replicati...
From: VMware
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:41 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Configuring the Remote Site

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the second of seven tutorials designed to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers how to get the service up and running, in...
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:40 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery: Pre-Requisites

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is the first of seven tutorials designed to help you get started with Disaster Recovery. This tutorial covers the minimum requirements you will need to ...
From: VMware
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:40 PM

vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery at Planview

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

Discover how Planview uses VMware vCloud Hybrid Service -- Disaster Recovery to provide disaster recovery services to their customers without building, manag...
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by VMware at April 15, 2014 01:37 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

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])


Advertise here with BSA

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

WARNING: vLab restrictions during EMC World

Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)

vLab is a wildly popular online, on demand, self-service environment where you can get all sorts of hands-on of complex IT solutions – whenever, wherever you want. It’s powered by a whole pile of Vblocks and the vCloud management suite...

by Chad Sakac at April 14, 2014 08:03 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

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  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

Microsoft Lync 2013 in View Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Desktops

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

By Tony Huynh, Product Line Manager, End-User Computing, VMware It gives me great pleasure to announce that Horizon 6 with View will be adding support for Microsoft Lync 2013 VDI integration on Windows 8.0 and 8.1 desktops. In View 5.2, VMware added support for Lync 2013 Client capabilities,…

by Jessica Flohr at April 14, 2014 02:00 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

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

vCloud OvDC Admin vCOps Custom Dashboard – Part 2

Lior Kamrat

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 14, 2014 04:51 AM

WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 allows saving storage and memory

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

The latest update of Windows 8.1 brings an interesting functionality which allows to use lower end machines with small SSDs save space so If you have such a PC or tablet which has a small SSD and struggling to get everything installed, you might consider this type of installation. It’s…

by Vladan SEGET at April 14, 2014 04:47 AM

Taking Chargeback API for a ride – Part 2

Juanma's Blog (Juan Manuel Rey)

In the first post of the series we discussed Chargeback API basics and how to interact with it using Firefox REST Client. In this second and final post we will see how Chargeback integrates with vCenter Orchestrator. VMware provides a plugin for the integration between vCO and CBM, however there…

by Juan Manuel Rey at April 14, 2014 12:53 AM

April 13, 2014

How to: BYOD Project - Citrix DesktopPlayer for the Mac & Citrix XenClient Synchronizer

Virtualization Ramblings (Douglas Brown)

My goal for this project is to create step-by-step instructions on how to successfully implement a BYO solution that allows end-users to work from anywhere, anyplace, at anytime, no matter if you own the device or they do. Volume 1 includes the DesktopPlayer for the Mac and Citrix XenClient…

April 13, 2014 11:20 PM

The Practical Marketing of Yourself, A How-To Guide

Virtualization for Service Providers (Jeremiah Dooley)

Every year the vExpert group is announced, and every year I’m excited to look at the breakdown of where people live, where they work and how the global community has shifted from year-to-year.  I put up a spreadsheet with everyone’s information (as much as we are given by VMware directly in the…

by Jeramiah Dooley at April 13, 2014 11:18 PM

Microsoft 2.0 Converter Tool Targets VMware VMs with Migration to Hyper-V and Azure

VMBlog (David Marshall)

If you thought the war between Microsoft and VMware was over... well, it isn't. Of course, "the war" these days looks more like skirmishes rather... Read more at VMblog.com.<img>

by David Marshall at April 13, 2014 09:45 PM

Blue + Yellow = Green – @Nutanix and @Veeam Paint By Number Disaster Recovery

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

This week I get a 2nd opportunity to present with Jason Acord from Veeam and talk about how are companies are tackling business continuity with our paint by number approach. Both infrastructure and disaster recovery come together to provide an simple yet highly powerful tier 1 standard for deliver…

by dlessner at April 13, 2014 08:57 PM

vNews April 2014

Stu McHugh's Virtualisation Blog (Stu McHugh)

With this months vNews we are back to our usual format exploring the latest goings on with the cloud and virtualisation space.  A major release for VMware Horizon, exams, books,  vExperts, Azure Backup to the cloud,  and much more!   … Continue reading

by Steve Bruck at April 13, 2014 08:30 PM

VMware Hybrid Cloud Service – To the Cloud and Beyond #SDDC #CloudOps

Virtuwise

On April 2, 2014 RightScale which provides a suite of solutions that enables enterprises to manage applications across public, private, and virtualized environments, published a report called RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Report, which provides some interesting insights into…

by Angelo Luciani at April 13, 2014 05:15 PM

How To Upgrade XenApp/XenDesktop version 7 To XenApp/XenDesktop version 7.5

Thinstall Guru (Edwin Friesen)

Since the release of XenDesktop 7 Citrix brought the power of XenApp en XenDesktop into the new FlexCast Management Architecture for ultimate flexibility. What shall this ultimate flexibility mean when it comes to upgrading an existing XenApp/XenDesktop 7 site? This post shows you the steps that are…

by edwin at April 13, 2014 02:33 PM

Cisco Topspin 120 – Homelab Infiniband silence

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

The old Cisco Topspin 120 are cheap infiniband switches, but very noisy. You can get one for roughly $200 on eBay. If you’re planning for cheap VSAN lab, it might be your interest to read how to make the device more quiet. I’m using one of those in my lab for a backend storage network […]

by Vladan SEGET at April 13, 2014 12:39 PM

Part 1 - Creating a Cluster Utilization Dashboard in vCOps Custom User Interface!

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

A few days back I wrote a post on creating a One-Click Cluster Capacity Dashboard which was liked by a number of people in the virtual world. In-fact it was so easy to download and replicate that...

Click on the title to continue reading the post..

by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 13, 2014 01:33 PM

April 12, 2014

Tech Blast #08 – That Tingly Sleepy Hand Feeling

Wahl Network (Chris Wahl)


In this Tech Blast volume: Heartbleed is sad panda, x86 blade format is questioned, and spend some quality time getting to know your SSDs

The post Tech Blast #08 – That Tingly Sleepy Hand Feeling appeared first on Wahl Network.

by Chris Wahl at April 12, 2014 03:00 PM

The Heartbleed Bug

Samir Roshan

I have been reading through the Heartbleed Bug since it was formally uncovered past week. I have to work with my customers in order to provide information on what all products from VMware have been affected and what should they do in order to mitigate the risk caused by this Continue Reading →

by Samir Roshan at April 12, 2014 02:15 PM

How to make your unsupported SATA AHCI Controller work with ESXi 5.5

VMware Front Experience (Andreas Peetz)


In ESXi 5.5 VMware removed driver support not only for some commodity network cards, but also for lots of SATA controllers that have never been on the HCL, but worked fine with the generic ahci driver of ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 (provided that they support and are configured for AHCI mode). For…

by Andreas Peetz (noreply@blogger.com) at April 12, 2014 01:40 PM

April 11, 2014

VCDX Candidate Tips from Down Under Part 1

Long White Clouds (Michael Webster [VMware])

I read a couple of good articles recently from VCDX candidates that defended at Frimley in the UK. One successful, and one not successful on this occasion. Both articles Extra VCDX Experience Achievement Unlocked by Gregg Robertson and VCDX Recipe for Success by Rene Van Den Bedem (VCDX-…

by Michael Webster at April 11, 2014 11:28 PM

SDN will lead the way for Network as a Service (NaaS)

Keith Townsend

There are plenty of service providers out that will provide VPN based network as a service. But, as I’ve stated on this blog in the past, it’s just a stop gap for end to end network as a server. As…

by Keith Townsend at April 11, 2014 11:25 PM

Identifying Cost Savings with Service-Based IT Cost Modeling

VMware Accelerate (Accelerate Team [VMware])

By Reginald Lo Responsible service provisioning requires an appropriate balance between quality and cost. But this balance cannot be achieved without a clear understanding of the service costs and the relationship between cost and service levels. With this knowledge comes the power to make decisions…

by Heidi Pate at April 11, 2014 10:01 PM

Train at your pace and Save 15% off On Demand Classroom

VMware Education & Research News

VMware’s On Demand Classroom is a robust self-paced learning solution that delivers modular training combined with hands-on practice lab. You gain access to the course and labs immediately after purchase and you have 90 days to complete the course. For a limited time, you can save on VMware’s…

by Jill Liles at April 11, 2014 08:30 PM

SDDC: Changing Organizational Cultures

VMware Cloud Ops Blog (VMware Cloud Ops Team [VMware])

By Tim Jones I like to think of SDDC as “service-driven data center” in addition to “software-defined data center.” The vision for SDDC expands beyond technical implementation, encompassing the transformation from IT shop to service provider and from cost center to business enabler. The…

by Heidi Pate at April 11, 2014 08:20 PM

The Value of HP StoreEver for Archive

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

By Simon Watkins, Worldwide Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

SW.JPGArchiving is a key use case for tape.  But how does archive actually differ from backup?  And how can HP StoreEver tape archive solutions help you reduce costs, save time and reduce risk?

Keep in m ind that archive is…

by Storage-Expert at April 11, 2014 07:10 PM

The Results Are In! Findings From Our Recent @vCloud Audience Survey

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

We asked, and you delivered. Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out our recent audience survey – we feel like we know you all just a little bit better now. For those interested, here’s a summary of what our followers had to say in our recent vCloud audience survey: Which of the […]

by vCloud Team at April 11, 2014 04:05 PM

Save 15% on VMware vSphere v5.5 Training

VMware Education & Research News

VMware vSphere is the industry-leading infrastructure platform for building cloud infrastructures. VMware training has one of the highest course satisfaction ratings in the industry* and can help you get the most from your vSphere solution. We recently added several new courses to our vSphere v5.5…

by Jill Liles at April 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 11 – Capture an App Layer

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

In the previous article, we discussed capturing a Base Layer with Horizon Mirage. In this article, we’ll cover capturing a basic App Layer. Prep Work A clean Windows 7 machine has already been created with the Horizon Mirage client installed, sitting in Pending Devices. Creating a Reference CVD…

by jshiplett at April 11, 2014 02:00 PM

In NYC? Join us for a PernixData/IPM Breakfast!

VMwareInfo.com (Carlo Costanzo)

Here’s a quick plug for my company IPM who is organizing a great breakfast event on April 17th for Virtualization Enthusiasts.  The event is sponsored by PernixData and will feature guest speaker Frank Denneman.   I’ll be there and am looking forward to hearing Frank’s presentation.


by Carlo Costanzo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 11, 2014 02:42 PM

Success and Innovation Starts with the Right Platform

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

By Gary Hamilton, Senior Cloud Management Solutions Architect, VMware Every day, companies like Square, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, the Climate Corporation, and Etsy are creating innovative new business models. But they are only as innovative as the developers who build their applications and the agility…

by VMware Professional Services at April 11, 2014 12:39 PM

Update OpenSSL on Isilon InsightIQ – Avoid the Heartbleed Vulnerability

GeekFluent (Dave Henry)

[Instructions found herein are based upon the work of multiple other folks in this thread in the Isilon Support Forum.] By now, you’re likely aware of the “Heartbleed” security vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library. If you have an Isilon … Continue reading

by GeekFluent at April 11, 2014 12:30 PM

State of the Art: Virtual Desktop Security

Virtualization Practice

User experience drives virtual desktop deployments and can either make or break them. If the user experience is awful, users will find other, often less secure methods for doing their jobs. VDI sits at an interesting crossroads where storage, memory, networking, CPUs, and GPUs must be properly…

by Edward Haletky at April 11, 2014 12:00 PM

Windows Phone 8.1 Mobile Device Management Overview

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

Microsoft has published a 15 pages overview which helps you to explore the built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities of Windows Phone 8.1. Mobile device management (MDM) in Windows Phone 8.1 is based on the Synchronization Markup Language (SyncML) version 1.2, which is the Open Mobile…

by Christoph Harding at April 11, 2014 11:02 AM

Paper: 3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

PQR, a dutch technology company has released a paper titled:"3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown". The paper which contains 139 pages is written by virtualization experts, Benny Tritsch, Ruben Spruijt,...

by Kenneth van Surksum at April 11, 2014 09:59 AM

Remove ignored SSL certificates from VMware VIClient

A. Mikkelsen (Anders Mikkelsen)

If you ever need to clear the list of ignored SSL certificates (hosts or vCenters) that you use from the VIclient. Open the “Registry Editor” Locate the key named “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Preferences\UI\SSLIgnore” Delete all certificates needed.  

by A. Mikkelsen at April 11, 2014 07:35 AM

Moving to a New Role: A New Challenge - A New Opportunity!

vXpress (Sunny Dua [VMware])

I wanted to share the good news with all the readers of vXpress, my friends & colleagues across the globe about a change in my professional career which I think would be one of the most important...

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by Sunny Dua (noreply@blogger.com) at April 11, 2014 07:48 AM

How to publish RDS application in Horizon View 6

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

Horizon 6 announced few days back brought a clearly new wind into the desktop virtualization space. Where in the past the VDI was often subject of performance and cost, see ROI. We might see this changing, is the 2014 finally the year of the VDI? Yesterday’s post showed How to add RDS…

by Vladan SEGET at April 11, 2014 05:14 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0003 and updated advisory

VMware Security Blog

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2014-0003 Updated VMSA-2014-0002.1 The new advisory details two security vulnerabilities in vSphere Client, CVE-2014-1209 and CVE-2014-1210. In order to remediate these issues, existing vSphere clients will need to…

by Monty Ijzerman at April 11, 2014 04:37 AM

New version of the VMware VCAP-DCA exam

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

One year ago I’ve written about the VMware exams and related products version but in the past months something has changes in VMware exams and the described criteria is not (completely) valid. Some month ago VMware has release a new VCP5-DCV exam based on vSphere 5.5 and I’ve (later) associated…

by Andrea Mauro at April 11, 2014 04:23 AM

2014 South Florida VMUG User Conference

Ryan Johnson

Today, I was honored to present two technical sessions at the South Florida VMUG Conference in Palm Beach, Florida. This was an amazing event for the area’s VMware Community (~400 attendees!) with a ton of familiar faces and new friends. Below are my presentations and “show notes” that I…

by Ryan Johnson at April 11, 2014 02:45 AM

vExpert 2014!

Michael Stump

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Nice camelcase, VMware.
I figured I'd wait until the mad rush of vExpert 2014 posts was over. Now that it is...

I made the VMware vExpert 2014 list!

Faithful readers, who've been with #eager0 since post 1 in January 2013, will no doubt recall that I did not make the cut last year. And like a…

by Michael Stump (noreply@blogger.com) at April 11, 2014 02:56 AM

April 10, 2014

New vCloud Director and vSphere Offerings Added to VMware Lab Connect

VMware Education & Research News

It’s no secret that hands on experience is better for retention. With VMware Lab Connect™, you can take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world scenarios that replicate on the job training and allow you to better prepare for certification. Two new VMware Lab Connect…

by Elaine Sherwood at April 10, 2014 11:06 PM

Press Release: vSoup worried that RightScale is trying to steal their mojo

vSoup podcast (Dearden, Czerwin, & Mohn)

vSoup worried that RightScale is trying to steal their mojo.

By Christian Mohn
April 10, 2014

Bergen, Norway – Milton Keynes, UK - Zürich, CH -  The attention of the vSoup Podcast has been drawn to the fact that RightScale acknowledges it’s existence to the point where vSoup is being used…

by Christian at April 10, 2014 09:51 PM

Free IT Training from Pluralsight

Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)

Free IT Training from Pluralsight

Just a quick note to help promote something that is absolutely amazing for the IT community at-large. Pluralsight is offering a FULL YEAR of free training to all of the industry professionals who are recipients of one of the many community evangelist awards. Did you…

by Nick Howell at April 10, 2014 09:50 PM

Installing VMware vCenter SSO for Use with a Network Load Balancer (NLB)

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is a multi part video series to compliment the white paper on Deploying a Centralized VMware vCenter Single Sign-On Server with a Network Load Balancer....
From: VMware
Views: 1570
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by VMware at April 10, 2014 09:22 PM

Requesting and Creating the SSL Certificates for VMware vCenter SSO

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is a multi part video series to compliment the white paper on Deploying a Centralized VMware vCenter Single Sign-On Server with a Network Load Balancer....
From: VMware
Views: 1488
3 ratings
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by VMware at April 10, 2014 09:19 PM

Updating the SSL Certificates for VMware vCenter

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is a multi part video series to compliment the whitepaper on Deploying a Centralized VMware vCenter Single Sign-On Server with a Network Load Balancer. ...
From: VMware
Views: 1270
0 ratings
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by VMware at April 10, 2014 09:19 PM

Configuring VMware VCNS for SSO

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is a multi part video series to compliment the whitepaper on Deploying a Centralized VMware vCenter Single Sign-On Server with a Network Load Balancer. ...
From: VMware
Views: 1126
0 ratings
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by VMware at April 10, 2014 09:17 PM

Configuring F5 BIG-IP for VMware vCenter SSO

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is a multi part video series to compliment the whitepaper on Deploying a Centralized VMware vCenter Single Sign-On Server with a Network Load Balancer. ...
From: VMware
Views: 1134
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by VMware at April 10, 2014 09:17 PM

Configuring Citrix Netscaler for VMware vCenter SSO

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

This is a multi part video series to compliment the whitepaper on Deploying a Centralized VMware vCenter Single Sign-On Server with a Network Load Balancer. ...
From: VMware
Views: 1039
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by VMware at April 10, 2014 09:17 PM

Providing Horizon Workspace users access to Citrix published applications

VMware Technical Communications Video Blog (VMware Tech Pubs [VMware])

Senior MTS Neena Razden demonstrated how you can configure Horizon Workspace to provide users access to Citrix-based applications.

by Chuck Potter at April 10, 2014 08:46 PM

Providing Horizon Workspace users access to Citrix published applications

VMware Tech Pubs YouTube (White Papers & more [VMware])

Senior MTS Neena Razdan demonstrated how you can configure Horizon Workspace to provide users access to Citrix-based applications.
Views: 363
6 ratings
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by VMwareTechPubs at April 10, 2014 08:29 PM

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

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)

<img>This 5 days training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Automation Center. This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform self-service provisioning and creation of on-demand private and multivendor cloud services.

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 10, 2014 07:21 PM

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

Petri IT Knowledgebase

Download the free Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0, and learn what it can do for you and your business!

by Aidan Finn at April 10, 2014 07:02 PM

VCAP5-DCA exam VDCA550

Adventures in a Virtual World (Paul Grevink)

This week, VMware released the new VDCA550 exam. This exam also qualifies for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA) Certification. So, now two exams qualify for this certification, the other being the VDCA510 exam that has been around since July…

by paulgrevink at April 10, 2014 06:31 PM

VMware products added to the list of Heartbleed victims

Server Virtualization Blog (SearchServerVirtualization.com)

The troubling Heartbleed SSL vulnerability that’s causing a stir this week also affects many VMware products. The weakness in the OpenSSL protocol revealed this week affects 66% of Web servers and allows anyone to read the memory of systems secured with the problematic OpenSSL software. The…

by Nick Martin at April 10, 2014 05:51 PM

VMware announces Horizon 6 suite and my thoughts

Virtualization Tips (Brian Suhr)


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Yesterday VMware introduced Horizon Suite 6 to the world. This was a surprise to many and a long time coming for others. For myself personally I am pretty excited about the news, I’ve been a critic of VMware for a long time now on their weak spots in the EUC space. You…

by Brian Suhr at April 10, 2014 05:50 PM

Love Isilon? Want to play? Merry Xmas!

Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)

A partner was looking for a robust NFS server stack they could use for various nefarious purposes, and asked for Isilon. We can’t ship nodes, but it’s widely known we have a VSA version. Can it be shared? YES. “As...

by Chad Sakac at April 10, 2014 05:15 PM

NetApp VSC 5.0 for VMware vSphere Web Client Now Available

Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)

NetApp VSC 5.0 for VMware vSphere Web Client Now Available

Today marks both an end and a beginning.  The end of development of the VSC for the thick/C#/VIC client, and a new era of the VMware vSphere web client, at least as far as NetApp plugins are concerned, has officially begun. Earlier this…

by Nick Howell at April 10, 2014 04:37 PM

Microsoft releases preview of Microsoft Azure Automation

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

Microsoft has announced the release of a preview of Azure Automation. Azure Automation provides an orchestration engine for use within Microsoft Azure. Azure Automation allows you to automate the creation,...

by Kenneth van Surksum at April 10, 2014 04:11 PM

3 Reasons to Never Start an IT Project in Your Data Center Ever Again

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

By: Josh Gwyther I’m often asked by customers, “Why should we use the cloud?” and “Why should we use vCHS?” My answer always involves explaining that “Cloud” as a technology by itself isn’t the answer – it’s how you change your mode of operation to take full advantage of vCloud…

by vCloud Team at April 10, 2014 04:00 PM

Release: Citrix XenClient 5.1

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

Citrix has released version 5.1 of its client hypervisor XenClient. XenClient consists of two technologies, the XenClient, which is a type-1 client hypervisor running on selected hardware and the XenClient...

by Kenneth van Surksum at April 10, 2014 03:56 PM

Using Git, Stash and Dropbox to Manage Your Own Code

Jonathan Medd's Blog (Jonathan Medd)

Sometimes I’m asked how I manage my own (PowerShell) code, in terms of version control, backups, portability etc. In this presentation I demonstrated how my PowerShell code is typically broken down into functions and then placed into modules. This allows me to make very generic code for granular…

by Jonathan Medd at April 10, 2014 03:34 PM

VMware Support Alert – ALERT: Response to Heartbleed OpenSSL security issue

VMware Tips (Rick Scherer)

This week, a new vulnerability was discovered affecting SSL, a protocol most of the Internet uses to encrypt and secure communications. The VMware Security Engineering, Communications, and Response group (vSECR) is investigating the OpenSSL issue dubbed “Heartbleed”. For information on which…

by Rick Scherer at April 10, 2014 03:13 PM

Welcome Two New VCDXs

VMware Education & Research News

We are happy to welcome two new members to the VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert) community: Rene Van Den Bedem (VCDX 133) and Alessandro Bruno (VCDX 134). Both were awarded the exclusive VCDX-DCV certification after successfully presenting and defending a production-ready VMware solution…

by Jill Liles at April 10, 2014 03:11 PM

What Would Tony Do? vSwitch0 on Nutanix

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

Tony Holland – Nutanix Sr SE with a common sense approach to infrastructure. Q: What are the default vSwitch0 settings for a new install of 3.5.3.1. What physical adapters are included in vSwitch0? Also, what is the default teaming policy? All NICS are part of vSwitch0 Default teaming is the 2…

by dlessner at April 10, 2014 03:08 PM

Nutanix has never lost data… and here is why!

myvirtualcloud.net (Andre Leibovici)

One of the things Nutanix is particularly proud of is to be able to say that no customer data has ever been lost or damaged due to system or component failures. This is a big achievement for any storage solution vendor. However, please note that despite me personally having done the research and…

by Andre Leibovici at April 10, 2014 03:07 PM

ALERT: Response to Heartbleed OpenSSL security issue

VMware Support Insider

This week, a new vulnerability was discovered affecting SSL, a protocol most of the Internet uses to encrypt and secure communications. The VMware Security Engineering, Communications, and Response group (vSECR) is investigating the OpenSSL issue dubbed “Heartbleed”. For information on which…

by Rick Blythe at April 10, 2014 02:45 PM

VMware Announces VMware Horizon 6

VMware SMB Blog (VMware SMB Team [VMware])

Yesterday VMware announced VMware Horizon 6, the latest update to our desktop and applications solution that now offers published application delivery along with virtual desktops from a single integrated solution. VMware Horizon 6 is an updated suite of end-user computing solutions that are designed…

by VMware SMB at April 10, 2014 02:20 PM

Extra VCDX Experience achievement unlocked

The Saffa Geek (Gregg Robertson)

Yesterday after ~450 hours of blood,sweat and daily mock panels I defended my VCDX design at the Frimley United Kingdom defences. The experience was much more pleasurable than I thought it would be and my panel were all really nice … Continue reading

by Gregg Robertson at April 10, 2014 02:18 PM

Quick Bites–Nexenta 4 Released, Horizon 6 Announced

Sean's IT Blog

Nexenta 4.0.1 Reaches GA Earlier this week, Nexenta announced that the Community Edition of Nexenta 4.0 was generally available.  This long awaited release uses an Illumos-based kernel and adds several new features including support for SMB 2.1. I have the new version set up in my lab, and it seems…

by Sean Massey at April 10, 2014 02:00 PM

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCAP-DTD with Thomas Brown (@thombrown)

Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)

Thomas Brown joins the professionalvmware.com #vBrownBag to wrap up the VCAP-DTD mini-series, reviewing sections 5 and 6 of the the VMware Certified Advanced Professional in Desktop Design blueprint. Video You can find Thomas on Twitter @thombrown and his blog at http://www.thomas-brown.com/. You…

by jfrappier at April 10, 2014 01:09 PM

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 273 – VMware #vExpert 2014

VMTN Blog (Technical News [VMware])

Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Corey Romero, VMware @vCommunityGuy News Get Ready – VMworld 2014 VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress REPLAY VMware Horizon Special Online Event 2014 top VMware & virtualization blog voting…

by Angelo Luciani at April 10, 2014 12:59 PM

Travails in Hyper-V R2eality: Tales of the Red Mist: A Messcellany

mikelaverick.com (Mike Laverick [VMware])

Do you geddit? Miscellany and Messcellany. It’s wots called a pun my friend. In my travails in Hyper-V R2eality, I’ve come across of number of facepalm moments – and also a number “I want to drive my fist through the screen” situations. Sadly, none of these individual add up to much on…

by Mike Laverick at April 10, 2014 12:28 PM

VMware announces Horizon 6. Supports app publishing to compete Citrix

UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)

At an online webinar attended by 20.000+ viewers VMware announced at April 9 VMware Horizon 6. Horizon 6 will support hybrid cloud and VMware VSAN. The most exciting new feature which caused a lot of buzz in the blogosphere is support for published applications/remote apps.   Until now Horizon,…

by Marcel van den Berg at April 10, 2014 12:21 PM

How to add RDS functionality to Horizon View 6

ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)

The newly announced Horizon View 6 flagship product from VMware brought great enhancements from the architectural point of view as you could already read about in my yesterday’s post. However from the administrator’s point of view (not from the architect’s perspective) there are some really…

by Vladan SEGET at April 10, 2014 12:03 PM

Is your local VMUG your launchpad to a VMworld session?

vinf.net (Simon Gallagher)

My main role in helping to run the UK & London VMware User Group (VMUG) is finding, arranging, press-ganging and cajoling people into giving sessions at one of our quarterly VMUG meetings – I look for primarily for solid, interesting content, especially if it’s “outside of the box” and…

by vinf.net at April 10, 2014 11:55 AM

SDN, NFV, and the Hardware Cycle of Life

Virtualization Practice

Despite all of the rapid innovation and the incredible rate of change in technology, there are some things that you can count on. One of those things is that the transition from hardware to software is a cyclical one, and if you look at any one segment of the market long enough, that becomes…

by Jeramiah Dooley at April 10, 2014 11:47 AM

News: Game On! VMware Horizon 6 vs Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.5

Virtualization Practice

VMware announced its new Horizon 6 product yesterday.  The key new aspect of this offering is the addition of published application functionality, meaning that Horizon now competes directly with Citrix XenApp in addition to XenDesktop. Virtualized applications has traditionally been Citrix’ turf…

by Jo Harder at April 10, 2014 11:38 AM

Release: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

In October 2012 Microsoft released version 1.0 of its Virtual Machine Converter tool (MVMC) allowing the conversion of VMware based virtual machines (VM’s) to Hyper-V based VM’s and virtual hard...

by Kenneth van Surksum at April 10, 2014 11:24 AM

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 272 – Developer Center

VMTN Blog (Technical News [VMware])

Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Lily Chang, VMware, Sr. Engineering Director Alan Tan, VMware, Senior Manager, R&D EcoSystem Engineering at VMware Bob Fraser, VMware, Product Line Manager News Interop Keynote – Pat Gelsinger – VMware CEO…

by Angelo Luciani at April 10, 2014 11:23 AM

Where are the vCAC log files

vinf.net (Simon Gallagher)

I’ve had some SRs open with VMware GSS lately on some vCAC issues, and the first thing they usually ask for is logs – to save yourself (and GSS) some time it’s worth gathering up the following logs and providing them immediately when you open your SR (using the upload tool) – this helps GSS…

by vinf.net at April 10, 2014 10:47 AM

Horizon 6.0 Announcement & The Future of End User Computing

Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)

Yesterday we saw the announcement of VMware Horizon 6.0 with over 150 new features including some major new features for VMware Horizon View. I am not going to spend long regurgitating information already available but the main new features in this release are as follows. Remote Desktop’s through…

by Barry at April 10, 2014 10:17 AM

Selecting a Cloud Automation Solution: Part 5 – The Perfect Mix of Function and Flexibility

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

By Rich Bourdeau In earlier posts in this blog series we looked at the various options companies have for deploying automated, on-demand cloud services.  We also explored what capabilities you should look for in a cloud automation solution.  If you have not seen these posts I recommend that you…

by Rich Bourdeau at April 10, 2014 10:12 AM

VXLAN as an External vCloud Director Network

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

I was asked by a customer how to use a VXLAN network as an external network in vCloud Director. I thought there was already written blog article about it bud did not find any. So writing the answer here will benefit hopefully others as well. Why? First questions would be why would you do it? […]

by Tomas Fojta at April 10, 2014 07:02 AM

VMware Horizon 6 Technical Overview

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)



VMware Unleashes Horizon 6 -- Delivering Published Applications and Virtual Desktops on a Single Integrated Platform. 
  • Published applications and virtual desktops delivered through a single platform offers application and desktop virtualization delivered from a single solution
  • A unified workspace…

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 10, 2014 06:34 AM

VMware Horizon View 6: Cloud Pods & Windows 2012R2

IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)

Only getting accepted into the beta the evening before the NDA was lifted it’s not like I had a lot of time to see and test everything. RDSH support is getting all of the hoopula but for me I had two bucket list items that finally saw the light of day. The big one for…
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by dlessner at April 10, 2014 05:35 AM

VMware announce VMware Horizon 6.0

vInfrastructure Blog (Andrea Mauro)

After five months the GA of VMware Horizon View 5.3, now VMware announce officially the new VMware Horizon 6.0 with much emphasis on the features of Horizon View. In the VMware End-User Computing Blog there are several post about it, but of course there are also several other blog post. Will be an…

by Andrea Mauro at April 10, 2014 04:19 AM

vCloud Hybrid Service is not affected by OpenSSL “Heartbleed bug”

VMware vCloud Blog (vCloud Team [VMware])

On Monday, a serious vulnerability in some commonly used versions of the OpenSSL library was published that allows attackers to compromise an SSL or TLS endpoint (CVE-2014-0160 http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0160). This is also known as the “Heartbleed bug” and has…

by vCloud Team at April 10, 2014 02:11 AM

HP and VMware talking Horizon 6.0 podcast

Around the Storage Block (Zito & Siebert)

VMware Horizon 6.jpgI had the pleasure of hosting a podcast that touched on today's news from VMware on Horizon 6.0. My guests were Drew Koerner, Chief Healthcare Solutions Architect from VMware and Pete Brey, a solution manager from HP.  In the podcast, Drew gave an overview of VMware's news today…

by CalvinZ at April 10, 2014 01:01 AM

April 09, 2014

First Time for Non-VMware Employees: SDDC Intensive Workshop

VMware Education & Research News

Now you can immerse yourself in a week-long product integration solutions-based course previously reserved only for VMware employees. If you’re an experienced administrator, architect, or engineer, consider attending the SDDC Intensive Workshop – a five-day workshop including architectural…

by Elaine Sherwood at April 09, 2014 07:39 PM

New Technical White Paper - What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Networking

NTPRO.NL (Eric Sloof)

<img>With the release of VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware brings a number of enhancements to the networking capabilities in the vSphere platform. These enhancements enable users to manage their virtual networking infrastructure with greater efficiency and confidence. The following are the…

by nospam@example.com (Eric Sloof) at April 09, 2014 07:22 PM

Welcome 2014 vExperts – fancy a freebie (or 2)?

Virtually Prepared (Darren Woollard)

Hello First of all, I would like to congratulate and welcome the new recruits to the vExpert programme and, for those who’ve been fortunate enough to be on boarded for another year. This will most probably the 502nd blog post talking about the programme so I’ll cut the waffle but certainly…

by dawoo at April 09, 2014 06:39 PM

Paper: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Networking

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

VMware vSpere 5.5 was released in September 2013 and introduced a couple of improvements to the networking capabilities of the vSphere platform. These enhancements could be resumed as follows: More...

by Massimo Ferrari at April 09, 2014 06:08 PM

Citrix Netscalers and Heartbleed Bug

VMwareInfo.com (Carlo Costanzo)

Heartbleed logoIf you haven’t heard about the 2 year old OpenSSL security flaw named Heartbleed, check out the official site for information : Heartbleed.com.  Sadly, it was just ‘discovered’ by the good guys a couple days ago.

In a nutshell, it is a vulnerability in some versions of OpenSSL…

by Carlo Costanzo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 09, 2014 07:06 PM

vCenter Operations Manager for VMware Horizon 6

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

Dave Wooten from VMware's EUC Business Unit walks us through the vCenter Operations Manager for View version 6. vCOPS for View introduces a fully integrated, single pane of glass Virtual Desktop...
From: VMware
Views: 979
2 ratings
Time: 04:34

by VMware at April 09, 2014 06:03 PM

vCO Plugin for VMware Horizon 6

VMware TV (VMware Videos [VMware])

Aaron Black from VMware's EUC Business Unit discusses the vCO Plugin that is a part of Horizon 6. With automation, self-service, and delegated management fea...
From: VMware
Views: 969
3 ratings
Time: 03:42 More in Science & Technology

by VMware at April 09, 2014 06:02 PM

Horizon 6.0 and Virtual SAN: A match made in …… (VMware)

Punching Clouds (Rawlinson Rivera [VMware])

Categories: Cool Stuff!, Storage, Virtualization, VMware

Tags: ,

In today’s special webcast event VMware officially announced the release of VMware Horizon 6.0. This version is designed to meet the demands of today’s mobile workforce and optimized for the Software-defined…

by Rawlinson Rivera at April 09, 2014 05:35 PM

VMware products and the Heartbleed OpenSSL issue, CVE-2014-0160

VMware Security Blog

We have just posted VMware Knowledge Base article 2076225 with the results of our ongoing investigation into the Heartbleed OpenSSL issue. We will update the article during the investigation. VMware has products that ship with OpenSSL 1.0.1 and that are affected by the issue. Customers are advised…

by Monty Ijzerman at April 09, 2014 04:48 PM

How to – start with VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO)

running-system.com (Andreas Lessihumer)

vCenter Orchestrator is a powerful workflow tool to automate processes in your VMware vSphere infrastructure as well as with other third-party technologies (eg. SQL, Active Directory,…). Although vCenter Orchestrator license is packaged with your vCenter Server and can be used with no additional…

by Andreas Lesslhumer at April 09, 2014 04:36 PM

VMware announces Horizon 6, adding Server Based Computing as a solution

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli)

VMware today announced the release of version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based...

by Kenneth van Surksum at April 09, 2014 04:14 PM

Something new on the Horizon…VMware Horizon 6 that is!

Eric Wright

In a relatively stealthy move, VMware unleashed their next major revision of the VMware Horizon product line today. I say that it

by Eric Wright (DiscoPosse) at April 09, 2014 04:09 PM

VMware announces VMware Horizon 6

VMGuru.nl (Elsinga, Scholten, Weijdema)

“VMware to the power of 6” That’s how, a few minutes ago, VMware announced VMware Horizon 6, the next step in VMware VDI solutions. It is an integrated solution that delivers published applications and desktops on a single platform. Horizon 6 is a complete desktop solution with centralized…

by Erik Scholten at April 09, 2014 04:06 PM

VMware Horizon 6 – Early Thoughts

blog.shiplett.org (Jason Shiplett)

One of the nice things about being a consultant at VMware is that we get early training and access to products so we can be up to speed on them when they’re released. My group was brought in to the VMware Palo Alto campus in January of this year for some training on Horizon Mirage […]

The post

by jshiplett at April 09, 2014 04:00 PM

Rackspace does (should) not compete directly with AWS

Keith Townsend

OpenStack cloud providers such as Rackspace (The Open Cloud Company) and HP are in a difficult part of the cloud computing market. Googe, Microsoft and AWS are in a position to provide compute, storage and network bandwidth at much lower…

by Keith Townsend at April 09, 2014 03:35 PM

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