July 23, 2014

VMware Horizon View Optimization Guide for Windows 7 and Windows 8 white paper update

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VMware released an updated version of the &#rsquo;VMware Horizon with View Optimization Guide for Windows 7 and Windows 8&#rdquo; whitepaper. This white paper discuss the necessary information for optimizing a Windows 7 or Windows 8 virtual desktop image for VMware Horizon View usin

by IvoBeerens at July 23, 2014 12:10 PM

Configuring vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) with PowerShell over HTTPS with Kerberos Authentication

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As a PowerShell fan I find using the vCO PowerShell plugin makes my life a whole lot easier. What isn't easy however, is the configuration of vCO and a PowerShell jump host. Having done it a few times, this is my method for ensuring a secure working connection using HTTPS and Kerberos. Configure the

by SamMcGeown at July 23, 2014 11:01 AM

Release: Veeam Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 7.0

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Veeam today released version 7.0 of the Management Pack for monitoring and management of VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012. New in this release...

by AlessandroPerilli at July 23, 2014 09:40 AM

Earn More with vSphere with Operations Management

VMware Partner News )

VMware vSphere with Operations Management customers can reap the benefits of more management functionality by taking advantage of the promotional per-CPU pricing (valid until December 15, 2014) and move up to the vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 Advanced edition. On the flip side, your new cu

by VMware at July 23, 2014 08:00 AM

Los cinco mejores trucos en las conversiones P2V de Linux

Blog Virtualización & Cloud Computing en Español )

Ni que decir tiene que el vConverter de VMware siempre se le ha "atragantado" las máquinas de Linux - no en vano Linux empezó a soportarse para las conversiones de físico a virtual en las ultimas versiones. Aquí van algunas de los problemas mas c

by Jose MariaGonzalez at July 23, 2014 07:30 AM

General vSphere Best Practice Summarized

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I often get asked the question, what is the best general configuration for private VMware hosting. Typically this is when an engineer or architect has been reading the multiple best practices and has become confused as much best practice advise is conditional. They just want to stand something up qu

by DarrylCauldwell at July 23, 2014 06:36 AM

VMware Watchlist se actualiza para Android

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La aplicación oficial VMware Watchlist se actualiza para Android e incluye nuevas características para controlar y administrar máquinas virtuales de un servidor vCenter o ESXi.
En la primera versión, la gestión sobre

by Leandro ArielLeonhardt at July 23, 2014 06:00 AM

Win a Ticket to VMworld 2014!

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The greatest Virtualization Road Show on the planet is about to go live, and if you want in, here is your chance to win a pass to #VMworld!     Complete the DR Challenge today! VMware’s VMworld 2014 – DR Challenge! So what is the DR challenge? In VMware

by Ayan KumarNath at July 23, 2014 04:32 AM

July 22, 2014

NetApp Silver Partner Course – Time Well Spent?

Infrastructure Matters )

I recently have enrolled the company I work for in the NetApp Silver Partner Program. And, as one of the prerequisites put by the Distri, at least one of the employees of a new Silver Partner company has to follow… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Again NetApp: Metrocluster Workshop

Infrastructure Matters )

One of the advantages of being a Silver Partner, is that you can attend free courses, workshops or other (pre)sales sessions organised by AVnet. Last friday I attended the NetApp Metrocluster workhop at their Almere office. First part was a… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Dell Storage Forum

Infrastructure Matters )

Hurray! I’ll be attending the Dell Storage Forum at Paris! Really looking forward to this event. Nice Pre-conference courses, great technical and advanced sessions, lots of people to meet and more. Tweet

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Cisco MDS 9120 Password recovery

Infrastructure Matters )

In spare time, I often try to pry open old hardware that we received from customers. Most of the aren’t that hard, but some are more challenging. For example a Cisco MDS 9120 Multilayer FC switch. This one is totally… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Shameless Call for Hardware

Infrastructure Matters )

IRON? In the past 6 months, I have had numerous discussions about the use of old hardware, or plainly put “Iron”, in test / playground environments. Whilst virtualisation guys emphasise the need to virtualise everything, I am still an advocate… Read more ›<</div>

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Dell iDrac FW 1.50.50 picky on time formats

Infrastructure Matters )

As I recently discovered, a small “oops” on behalf of Dell: New Dell PowerEdge servers are being shipped with iDrac firmware version 1.50.50. This specific firmware version has the unfortunate side effect that when you open the iDrac webpage (default… Read more R

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

3 commands for easy Nimble

Infrastructure Matters )

OK, just a small thing I’d like to share: When checking an iSCSINimble setup, 3 tiny commands can make your life a lot easier. In VMware ESXi 5.lul, SSH to a host and get your storage straight: 1) If not… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Hurray! VCAP-DCD

Infrastructure Matters )

Finally! After the massacre of Barcelona (so many people failed the exam overthere) I passed VCAP-DCD510! 100 questions, 275 minutes.. very challenging! The exam tests both theoretical knowledge of the VMware vSphere product as experience in the field. You can… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

Nutanix Partner EMEA Summit, day 1

Infrastructure Matters )

Nutanix is very disruptive, very cool and very innovative. And I am one of the lucky few to work on a very challenging project, using Nutanix. Nutanix EMEA is growing and growing: they recently opened the EMEA headquartes at Hoofddorp… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

VSAN Part 1: My VSAN Lab

Infrastructure Matters )

As seen in previous posts, I still believe in full hardware based labs, against hypervirtualised lab environments. So, I decided to build one suitable for a lot of things, including VSAN! It may not be completely supported, but it will… Read more ›

by RobbertErents at July 22, 2014 11:40 PM

New @Veeam Management Pack v7 for System Center with Support for #Microsoft Hyper-V Now Available

VMBlog )

Veeam Software, innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center , today announced that the new Veeam Management Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:34 PM

Xen Project Introduces New Mirage OS Release

VMBlog )

The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced the release of Mirage OS v2.0 , which includes the industry's... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:31 PM

Interop Tokyo 2014 ブースの舞台裏

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こんにちは。VMware のやまもとです。 6 月 11 日 ~ 13 日に幕張メッセで開催された Interop Tokyo 2014 の VMware ブース の準備の裏側について、回顧録がてら書き連ねていきます。 今回のブースは、大きく3つのソリューション(Software Defined Datacenter,Software Defined Network, Software Defined Workspace) に分かれてチームを組んで準備に挑みました。 なかでも、私の参画した Software Defined Datacenter チームはブース展示全体を支えるデモ基盤を含めて準

by VMware at July 22, 2014 11:30 PM

@VMware Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

VMBlog )

VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014:... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:28 PM

SkySync v2.8 integrates legacy #storage systems with the #Cloud in only minutes

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Portal Architects, Inc. announced this month that its latest product, SkySync v2.8 , is now available to the general market. SkySync is an incredibly Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:26 PM

Pluribus Networks Honored with Three Industry Awards for Its #SDN Technology, Channel Strategy and Industry Achievements

VMBlog )

Pluribus Networks, the company that brings together compute, network, storage and virtualization into a single, open and programmable SDN platform,... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:24 PM

@Acaveoinc Delivers Identity Insights and Data Classification for Hybrid #Cloud with Release of Smart Information Server 3

VMBlog )

Acaveo today announced the availability of Smart Information Server 3 to help companies rapidly understand their unstructured data and seize the... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:22 PM

@AppZero_Inc Launches Partner Promotion to Jumpstart Migration to Windows Server 2012 or Any #Cloud

VMBlog )

With less than one year to go until the end of support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, AppZero has launched a promotional offer aimed at helping... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:19 PM

Catbird to Unveil the Industry's First Security Policy Automation Solution for #OpenStack

VMBlog )

Catbird , the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private clouds and virtual infrastructure, today announced the forthcoming... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:17 PM

Fortinet, Barracuda Networks, and Intel Security Lead in ABI Research's Enterprise Virtual Network Security Appliance Competitive Assessment

VMBlog )

Fortinet, Barracuda Networks, and Intel rank top three in ABI Research&#rsquo;s latest Competitive Assessment on &#rsquo;Enterprise Virtual Network Security... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:15 PM

@IndependenceIT Sees Strong Momentum and Over 330% Growth in 2014 with #Cloud Workspace Suite

VMBlog )

IndependenceIT today announced several business milestones, including key partnerships, channel ecosystem expansion and impressive growth over the... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:13 PM

OpenNebula 4.8 Beta introduces support for Azure and SoftLayer

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli )

OpenNebula has just released the Beta version of its OpenNebula 4.8, codename &#rsquo;Lemon Slice&#rdquo;, that finally introduces the long awaited support for public clouds providers others than Amazon AWS....

by AlessandroPerilli at July 22, 2014 11:11 PM

Toronto #VMUG Recap – Community was the theme #tovmug

Virtuwise )

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -- Benjamin Franklin…

by AngeloLuciani at July 22, 2014 10:49 PM

How to Change the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

Petri IT Knowledgebase )

Tire of the default Windows 8.1 lock screen image? This tutorial shows you how to change the lock screen image, enable image slideshows, and toggle camera functionality.

The post How to Change the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen appeared first on Petri.

by Petri at July 22, 2014 10:14 PM

MDM, containerization or both?

Airwatch by VMware )

A little over a year ago, analysts&#rsquo; predictions had mobility enthusiasts believing doomsday was approaching for the mobile device management (MDM) industry. At the 2013 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit,a panel of analysts told attendees that the bring your own device (BYOD) phe

by VMware at July 22, 2014 09:28 PM

vCAC 6 Repo404 simple fix

Virtualize Planet )

Once again I find installing vCAC 6 a test…… I kept running into a Repo404 error Service Unreachable. I followed the same guides I’d followed before to get it working but could not get past this error. I found references to it at places like http://www.virtualizationtea

by Ricky ElQasem at July 22, 2014 09:22 PM

Ramdan Virtual : Episode 24 : Orchestrator

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by KhaledEldesouky at July 22, 2014 08:20 PM

Keep Your Business-Critical Applications Running with VMware, Part 2

VMware SMB Blog )

Selecting the right virtualization solution to increase IT efficiency, protect your business-critical applications and lower your overall infrastructure costs can help improve your SMB&#rsquo;s bottom line. In Part 1 of this blog series, we showed you how VMware keeps your business-critical appl

by VMware at July 22, 2014 07:37 PM

VMware Horizon with View and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture


This reference architecture is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective VMware Hori

by EricSloof at July 22, 2014 07:30 PM

VeeamON – The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event

Virtual Clouds )

VeeamON 2014 is the world&#rsquo;s first and only event to focus entirely on Availability for the Modern Data Center. An intensive 3-day conference, will include a wide variety of breakout sessions across multiple tracks. Veeam Availability Suite v8 will hopefully be released and will b

by MarcoBroeken at July 22, 2014 06:44 PM

Self-Replicating DNS Forwarders Problems in Windows Server 2008/2012

Petri IT Knowledgebase )

Need help with DNS forwarding? Daniel Petri points out some issues with how DNS forwarding is handled in Windows Server 2008/2012 that you should be aware of.

The post Self-Replicating DNS Forwarders Problems in Windows Server 2008/2012 appeared first on Petri.

by Petri at July 22, 2014 06:41 PM

Implications of Nutanix SLA Management Plugin for DaaS Providers

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Last week I unveiled the new Nutanix Plugin for XenDesktop (here). The plugin enables XenDesktop administrators to configure Service Level Agreements via the commonly used XenDesktop Studio graphical user interface. These user configurable SLAs are then translated into set a set of unique properties

by AndreLeibovici at July 22, 2014 06:29 PM

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c released

Vcdx56 )

Today, 2014-07-22, VMware released vCenter Server Update 1c and this version focus alot focus on resolving problems related tovCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) e.g:. Attempts to use the Windows Session Authentication feature might fail with […]

by MagnusAndersson at July 22, 2014 05:10 PM

Advanced Nutanix – PowerShell Edition: Produce vDisk Report

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In this post I provide a sample script on how you can use the Nutanix Powershell CMDlets to produce a report for every VM and vDisk on the...

The post Advanced Nutanix – PowerShell Edition: Produce vDisk Report appeared first on StevenPoitras.com.

by StevenPoitras at July 22, 2014 04:49 PM

VMware vSphere Update Manager – Patch Notifications

IT Diversified )

Not much of an introduction needed here – we all […]]>Not much of an introduction needed here – we all know patching is important. And it can bea burden, and it should be mandated by your secur

by BryanKrausen at July 22, 2014 04:27 PM

Say Bonjour to 3D Graphics Enabled Virtual Desktops for Computer Labs

VMware End-User Computing Blog )

by Geoffrey Murase, Solutions Marketing, End-User Computing I recently went to Ottawa, Canada to meet with VMware customer, La Cite, the largest French community college in Ontario with over 5,000 students and faculty. They offer a wide variety of programs including coursework in engineering, archit

by VMware at July 22, 2014 04:00 PM

7 Tips from a Pro on How to Prepare (and Pass) Any VMware Certification Exam

VMware Education and Certification Blog )

We would like to congratulate Travis Wood on his recent achievement of becoming a Double VCDX! Our hats go off to this elite group of world-class consulting architects. We sat down with Travis and picked his brain for tips on preparing for any VMware certification exam. Check it out! By Travis Wood

by VMware at July 22, 2014 04:00 PM

Using Puppet to configure LLDPAD on the Open Compute Winterfell

VMwareAdmins )

On our OCP Winterfell nodes, in CentOS 6; the 10GB Mellanox NIC’s show up as eth0 and eht1, where the 1GB management interface shows up as eth2. We are also using Brocade 10GB top-of-rack switches. So configuring LLDP was necessary for the servers to advertise themselves to the up

by EricSarakaitis at July 22, 2014 03:32 PM

Does VSAN work with Free ESXi?

virtuallyGhetto )

I recently had to re-provision one of my VSAN lab environments using my recently shared ESXi 5.5 VSAN Kickstart. I usually specify a license key within the Kickstart so I do not have to license the ESXi host later. This actually got me w

by WillimaLam at July 22, 2014 03:27 PM

You can help to find the truth of MH17. Support open source journalism.

UP2V )

298 children, man, women, fathers, mothers, friends, kids, co-workers, neighbors, loved ones all died because some thug decided to press a button launching a deadly missle which ended flight Malaysian Airlines MH17. What happened next was a disgrace to humanity. Personal belongings were stolen, bodi

by Marcel van denBerg at July 22, 2014 03:22 PM

The Jumbo Sized MTUs Are Coming!

Wahl Network )

Afraid of adjusting your MTU values in the data center? In the near future, you may not have a choice

The post The Jumbo Sized MTUs Are Coming! appeared first on Wahl Network.

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by ChrisWahl at July 22, 2014 02:00 PM

Dock your container on VMware with Vagrant and Docker


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I’ve been catching up on my massive RSS backlog during my vacation (that is the result of frequent traveling and having a little girl at home) and stumbled upon Massimo great post on Docker: Docker on vCHS (with 2 API Cal

by FabioRapposelli at July 22, 2014 01:49 PM

On July 23rd, Learn to Close Horizon 6 and DaaS Deals

VMware Partner News )

Register to join Frank Rauch, VP Americas Partner Organization, and other special guests for an executive-focused vmLIVE session tomorrow on our alliance with Google. Plus, learn about the tools that you can use today to help you sell VMware Horizon 6 (with View) and Horizon DaaS.

by VMware at July 22, 2014 01:37 PM

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VMware VCP-DCV with Mike Brown (@VirtuallyMikeB)

ProfessionalVMware.com )

In the final episode of the professionalvmware.com #vBrownBag VCP-DCV series, Mike Brown provides a HA & DRS fire hose review requirements, configuration and consideration for HA and DRS. Video Slides You can find Mike on Twitter @VirtuallyMikeB and his blog at http://virtuallymikebrown.com/

by JonathanFrappier at July 22, 2014 01:32 PM

Visiting #VMworld US 2014 with family or friends? Registration for Spousetivities is now open!

running-system.com )

If you are visiting VMworld 2014 in San Francisco with your partner, family or friends, you should take a look at the Spousetivities. Since 2008 Scott Lowes wife Crystal (@crystal_lowe)is organizing these great activities for your family & friends. So they can have a great time, while you ar

by AndreasLessihumer at July 22, 2014 01:19 PM

Network Virtualization (NSX) and vSphere Data Protection Interop

CormacHogan.com )

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In this third article in the series of backing up the vCloud Suite, we turn our attentions to NSX, VMware’s Network Virtualization product. Before starting, I should point out that NSX

by CormacHogan at July 22, 2014 01:01 PM

Microsoft StorSimple Hybrid SAN Links Data Center Back to Azure

Virtualization Practice )

Two years after its acquisition of cloud storage gateway vendor StorSimple, Microsoft is introducing new physical and virtual appliances into a hybrid cloud storage service that will blur the lines between on-premises SAN and Azure cloud storage for its customers. Microsoft acquired StorSim

by Virtualization Practice at July 22, 2014 12:41 PM

Part 2: Citrix Monitoring — EdgeSight/Director vs. Third-Party Tools

Virtualization Practice )

Part 1 of yesterday&#rsquo;s &#rsquo;Citrix Monitoring Tools&#rdquo; article described inherent Citrix monitoring functionality and presented an overview of Citrix EdgeSight/Director. Part 2 will cover specific features of EdgeSight/Director, based on a comparison with key third

by Virtualization Practice at July 22, 2014 12:39 PM

Debunking Myths About Cloud Computing

VMBlog )

Cloud computing is rapidly advancing as a norm in American business. Storing large data sets on desktops is not only unnecessary, but it puts that... Read more at VMblog.com.

by DavidMarshall at July 22, 2014 11:27 AM

ESXi 5 Unresponsive VM – How to Power Off

ESX Virtualization )

Sometimes your VM gets stuck and you have no possibility to do graceful shutdown or power off through the vSphere client. Saying it differently, the VM is stuck and the only way is to reboot the whole ESXi host, which you certainly don’t want to do. But the unresponsive VM running

by VladanSeget at July 22, 2014 10:57 AM

Tech101 – Successful Blogging

vcdx133.com )

Setup process:Do you want to brand yourself: Buy a domain (US$26/year)

by ReneVan Den Bedem at July 22, 2014 09:00 AM

Upgrade ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 5.5 U1 using HP image fails

Vcdx56 )

Before i start an upgrade i usually run two commands just to verify what build number my ESXi host currently uses and what image my ESXi host currently uses: vmware -v – shows the build number esxcli software profile get […]

by MagnusAndersson at July 22, 2014 08:29 AM

CloudPhysics: Heartbleed Health Checks for vCenter and ESXi

Anthony Spiteri )

The power of a service like CloudPhysics continues to grow almost weekly as they add new features and Cards. Not only is it brilliant for analytics and metrics but we are now seeing CloudPhysics release cards that aim to help VMware Administrators keep track of possible security vulnerabili

by AnthonySpiteri at July 22, 2014 07:15 AM

Hp iLO 4 Firmware can cause VMware ESXi PSOD and Windows BSOD

Francesco Bonetti )


Today I received a call by a customer, followed by an email with the following pic.

This is a PSOD of an ESXi 5.5 installed on a brand new HP ProLiant DL560 G8.

Remembering an article I read a … [R

by FrancescoBonetti at July 22, 2014 07:03 AM

Storpool: hyper-converged storage per Linux (e service provider)

http://juku.it )

A Giugno ho conosciuto Storpool. Questa startup Europea, una volta tanto, sta sviluppando un prodotto per sfruttare lo storage locale dei server Linux e condividerlo in un pool di risorse condiviso in rete. Un concetto abbastanza sfruttato ma un paio di aspetti particolari fanno di questa i

by enricosignoretti at July 22, 2014 06:57 AM

VMUG Engage

vInfrastructure Blog )

Today VMUG will launch the VMUG Engage, a new program (in a gamification form, like the CloudCred initiative) that allows to earn points every time you participate in the VMUG community. Whether you register for a User Conference, attend the Virtual Event, post in a discussion forum or conn

by AndreaMauro at July 22, 2014 06:41 AM

EMC – HeatMap Analyzer – Basics – Processing a NAR file

PenguinPunk )

Mat has agreed to do some posts on the basics of using the EMC HMA. In this episode, he’s looking at manually loading NAR files and other cool stuff. Enjoy.   This is part 1 of a series where Iwill go into a little more detail on how you use HeatMap Analyzer. In this ar

by DanFrith at July 22, 2014 06:00 AM

Haz tu agosto con el curso oficial ICM de VMware

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Durante la primera semana de agosto estaré impartiendo un curso oficial de VMware de Install, Configure & Manage 5.5. 
Con este curso tendrás la oportunidad de aprender a instalar, configurar y administrar una infraestructura VMware vSphe

by Leandro ArielLeonhardt at July 22, 2014 06:00 AM

TWiET #100 – Coho Data

vSamurai )

If you missed Andy on today’s episode of TWiET (This Week in Enterprise Tech) you missed a lot. As promised, here’s an embed of the recording. Geek out with Andy on Web-scale, Flash, Horizontal scaling, Shared-nothing architecture, Software-defined, Cloud and on and on.

by ChristopherWells at July 22, 2014 03:44 AM

June IE Patch Blows UP IE for Optimized Golden Images

IT Blood Pressure )

After updating my golden image I was treated to IE not being able to launch. The registry key in question comes from the optimization script from VMware for Windows 7/8. reg ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

by DwayneLessner at July 22, 2014 02:42 AM

Demitasse vSphere Operations Workshop

Demitasse Blog )

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I am now offering my own workshops. The first workshop is for people who work with vSphere but mostly care about what is inside the VMs. This workshop is for support and … Continue reading →

by AlastairCooke at July 22, 2014 01:01 AM

Brocade joins #vBrownBag Tech Talk sponsors

ProfessionalVMware.com )

We now have three confirmed sponsors for the #vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld USA 2014. I know Brocade from many years ago as a Fibre Channel switch vendor. For a few years they have been moving into Ethernet switching and of course into software defined networking. I particularly like the Vyatta rou

by JonathanFrappier at July 22, 2014 12:40 AM

Bridging Worlds with Technology

Office of the CTO )

Chris Sexsmith is a Staff Solutions Architect in Vancouver, BC. He works with the GTS team in VMware’s Global Center of Excellence developing and delivering integrated architectures and solutions. Technology has a fascinating effect on humans. It can shape behavior, bring seemingly dispara

by VMware at July 22, 2014 12:26 AM

July 21, 2014

OSCON 2014 Day 2 - Go & Continuous Delivery Tutorials

Kendrick Coleman )

Back again with another update. Day two started off strong. It was tough to choose, but I opted to doGetting Started with Go and Continuous Delivery. There were definitely some other cool tutorials I wish I could have done such as Zero to Cloud with @NetflixOSS.


by KendrickColeman at July 21, 2014 10:29 PM

Why you need an enterprise app store: Data loss prevention, user choice and IT insights

Airwatch by VMware )

By 2017, 25 percent of enterprises will have an enterprise app store for managing corporate-sanctioned apps on PCs and mobile devices, according to Gartner. Enterprise app stores promise greater control over three things, Gartner analysts said: the apps used by employees, software expenditures and n

by VMware at July 21, 2014 10:07 PM

What Catbird believes security systems should do

zdnet )

As enterprise workloads are moved into virtual and cloud computing environments, security has become the elephant in the room. Many organizations do not have effective security policies or technology to enforce those policies. Catbird believes that it has the solution.

by zdnet at July 21, 2014 10:00 PM

Why Blade Servers are the Wrong Choice

Petri IT Knowledgebase )

Considering the purchase of blade servers for your IT department? Aidan Finn argues that blade servers are the wrong choice for today's data center.

The post Why Blade Servers are the Wrong Choice appeared first on Petri.

by Petri at July 21, 2014 09:52 PM

#vFlipCup 2014 at VMworld SF

VMTN Blog (Technical News [VMware] )

Come join us in San Francisco for the third annual #vFlipCup event.The event will take place at Folsom Street Foundry (1425 Folsom Street, SF, CA, 94301) on August 25that 7pm.You can participate by creating your competitive team,or registering for the tweetup at twtvite.com/vflipcup14. Don&#8217

by VMware at July 21, 2014 07:41 PM

Stop Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines in Parallel using PowerShell

Petri IT Knowledgebase )

Russell Smith shows how to whip up code logic to stop Azure virtual machines in parallel with PowerShell.

The post Stop Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines in Parallel using PowerShell appeared first on Petri.

by Petri at July 21, 2014 07:28 PM

Comply With the New Solution Competency Requirements by Nov. 3rd

VMware Partner News )

Now that new Solution Provider and Service Provider program changes are in effect, you have new Solution Competency requirements that must be met by November 3, 2014. The program now requires 2 individuals trained in Solution Competency-specific VSP and VTSP accreditations.

by VMware at July 21, 2014 07:19 PM

Build Your Partner Experience at VMworld 2014

Power of Partnership )

Our VMworld 2014 Schedule Builder is now live. Use this online tool to choose and pre-enroll in the partner specific sessions you want to attend. VMworld offers 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs, the ability to review 250 solutions side-by-side with sponsors and exhibitors in our Solu

by VMware at July 21, 2014 06:46 PM

The infrastructure bricks are the future of enterprise data centers

virtualizedgeek )

I&#rsquo;ve always felt the current flavors of hyper-converged bricks are incomplete. The focus is on storage and compute with no solid consideration for networking. In my opinion to be considered a converged infrastructure you have to offer storage, compute and

by KeithTownsend at July 21, 2014 05:58 PM

Microsoft Replaces TechEd with Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

Petri IT Knowledgebase )

Long live TechEd! Microsoft has just announced that it is replacing the TechED conference with a new "Microsoft unified technology event for enterprises."

The post Microsoft Replaces TechEd with Unified Technology Event for Enterprises appeared first on Petri.<

by Petri at July 21, 2014 05:55 PM

vCenter Upgrade Error 28035. Setup failed to copy LDIFDE.EXE from System folder to ‘%windir%\ADAM’ folder

Virtualization Team )

During theupgrade of vCenter Ihave faced the exact error that is documented in KB#2013675. The error was as follow:


Error 28035. Setup failed to copy LDIFDE.EXE from System folder to ‘%windir%\ADAM&

by Eiad Al-Aqqad at July 21, 2014 05:54 PM

Introducing the EMC XtremIO Implementation Course from PluralSight!


It’s about time that I got another course done! […]]>It’s about time that I got another course done! I’m a little late on announcing this as it came out almost two weeks ago. We’re very pleased

by jasonnash at July 21, 2014 05:29 PM

VMware NSX Use Case – Simplifying Disaster Recovery (Part 1)

The Network Virtualization Blog )

Nicolas Vermandé(VCDX#055) is practice lead forPrivate Cloud & Infrastructureat Kelway, a VMware partner. Nicolas covers the Software-Defined Data Center on his blog www.my-sddc.om, This series of posts describes a specific use case for VMware NSX in the context of Disaster Recove

by VMware at July 21, 2014 04:42 PM

Hiera, R10K, and the end of manifests as we know them

rnelson0 )

Last week, we started using Hiera. We’re going to do a lot more today. First, we’ll add what we have to version control, then we’ll integrated it with r10k, and we’ll wrap up by migrating more content out of manifests into Hiera. Along the way we’ll

by RobNelson at July 21, 2014 04:05 PM

Fix for Cisco UCS CIMC remote console Web Start bug with Chrome

vReality )

Cisco UCS CIMC remote console access (KVM) has annoying issue with Google Chrome browser, instead of launching Java Web Start to launch console application Google Chrome will just download Web Start link as file with malformed extension. Fortunately there is an very easy fix for this, in Go

by TomiHakala at July 21, 2014 04:00 PM

How help with the next SIG CloudOps sessions

vInfrastructure Blog )

The CloudOps VMUG SIG is working on the next events and on-line sessions. Do you have a nice idea, an interesting technology or example or would you like to hear about something special (of course CloudOps oriented)? Just fill this Call For Paper module with your idea and suggestions in ord

by AndreaMauro at July 21, 2014 03:13 PM

ESXi 5.5 Kickstart script for setting up VSAN

virtuallyGhetto )

In my lab, when I need to provision a new or rebuild an existing ESXi host, I still prefer to use the true and tried method of an unattended/scripted installation also known as Kickstart. Below is a handy ESXi 5.5 Kickstart that I have b

by WillimaLam at July 21, 2014 03:11 PM

Migrating vCenter databases from SQL Express to SQL Server

Blog Pascal's Wereld )

When installing vCenter you will need a vCenter database, an Update Manager database and with vCenter prior to 5.5 also a SSO database (RSA). Withthe installationyou have the option to point to an (existing) dedicated SQL Server, SQL Server on the same Windows host or use the bundled SQL Express wit

by Pascal Heldoorn at July 21, 2014 02:15 PM

Spousetivities at VMworld 2014

blog.scottlowe.org )

Spousetivities is back again this year at VMworld US 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Here's some more information.

This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org. Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies.

by ScottLowe at July 21, 2014 02:11 PM

VMware NSX Use Case – Simplifying Disaster Recovery (Part 1)

my SDDC by VCDX#55 )

This series of posts describes a specific use case for VMware NSX in the context of Disaster Recovery. The goal is to demonstrate the routing and programmability capabilities through a lab scenario. This first part presents the NSX components and details the use case. The second part will show how t

by NicolasVermande at July 21, 2014 02:00 PM

CloudPhysics Detects Heartbleed Bug in vCenter

Wahl Network )

Worried about Heartbleed and other vulnerabilities in your vSphere environment? CloudPhysics has your back

The post CloudPhysics Detects Heartbleed Bug in vCenter appeared first on Wahl Network.

by ChrisWahl at July 21, 2014 02:00 PM

#vBrownBag Follow-Up Cisco CCNP DC with Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd)

ProfessionalVMware.com )

Tom Hollingsworth comes back for the second of two parts cover the Cisco Certified network Professional for Data Center (CCNP DC) on the ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag podcast. Video You can follow Tom on Twitter @networkingnerd and his blog networkingnerd.net Sign up for the live ProfessionalVMw

by JonathanFrappier at July 21, 2014 01:45 PM

VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 7/19/14

VMware Tips )

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. My VMware Completing the Direct Connect 2.0 Network Connectivity form (2074923) Date Publi

by RickScherer at July 21, 2014 01:40 PM

Know Heads from Tails about Linux

theITHollow.com )

There are a few Linux commands that vSphere Administrators should know for basic troubleshooting purposes and I wanted to take a second to review them in case you’ve typically been a Windows Administrator (like me). First, traversing the Linux file system is pretty similar to goin

by EricShanks at July 21, 2014 01:26 PM

Cloud Automation – Start Planning your VMworld Sessions Now!

VMware Virtualization & Cloud Management Blog )

by Rich Bourdeau I know VMworld 2014 in San Francisco sounds like a long way off, but the VMworld Schedule Builder has been available for a few weeks and some sessions are already starting to get filled close to capacity. To make sure you get in to the sessions that are top on your list […

by VMware at July 21, 2014 01:20 PM

Part 1: Citrix Monitoring Tools — Past and Present

Virtualization Practice )

Monitoring and managing a Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environment can depend on the embedded Citrix components or, if they are deemed insufficient, third-party tools. From a realistic standpoint, (aka, non-marketing), this article will review the inherent Citrix tools, and Part 2 will focus on

by Virtualization Practice at July 21, 2014 01:10 PM

Video: VMware Horizon 6 and AirWatch

virtualization.info (Alessandro Perilli )

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is one of the hot challenges that nowadays enterprises are facing, that’s why AirWatch acquisition, made by VMware earlier this year, is extremely significative together...

by AlessandroPerilli at July 21, 2014 01:07 PM

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