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VMware Horizon View 5.3 brings Windows 8.1, IOS 7.0, vDGA and VSAN support

In addition to VMware Mirage to manage DR of endpoints likes laptops and current PCs or Horizon Workplace to push applications to any device, when you get the full Horizon Suite you get every function needed for clients’ desktops , … Read More

VMware Extends Lab Manager 4.x Support 1 Year

Some years ago, with the release of VMware vCloud Director 1.0, VMware announced the end of support date for Lab Manager 4.x.  That date had actually come and gone last month.  This morning there was a communication from VMware that … Read More

vCloud Director , RHEL 6.3 , and Windows Server 2012 NFS

One of the new features introduced in vCloud Director 5.1.2 is cell server support on the RHEL 6 Update 3 platform , cell server support on RHEL 5 Update 7 was quietly removed in the recent past – verify the … Read More

Software Defined Single Sign On Database

Software Defined Single Sign On Database. One difficult task since the release of vSphere 5.1 has been the creation of SSO (Single Sign On) databases.  Creating an SSO database is not that incredibly difficult, but to achieve this; you require … Read More

RVTools 3.3 Now Available

Good news: RVTools 3.3 from Rob de Veij is now generally available to the public.  Release notes for this build: GetWebResponse time-out value changed from 5 minutes to 10 minutes (for very big environments) New tab page with HBA information … Read More

vMA 5.1 Patch 1 Released

Expendable news item here too good not to be posted.  For those who may have missed it, VMware has released an update to the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 5.1 appliances formally referred to as Patch 1.  This release is documented … Read More

vSphere 5.x – How to Enable SSH & ESXi Shell

Today we are going to learn how to enable SSH and the ESXi shell on VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.x in very simple steps. We are going to do this using the ESXi/vSpher Hypervisor console window. This post hopefully will … Read More

VMware vCenter Server Update 5.5.0a Update Available

 vCenter Server Update 5.5.0a available. vCenter Server – VMware have released just released an update to the vCenter Server 5.5 product. The new release is numbered 5.5.0a and addresses a number of vCenter released bug fixes, mostly around the area … Read More

VMware vCenter Log Insight- Puppet Enterprise Content Pack Available

vCenter Log Insight VMware vCenter Log Insight is software that performs log aggregation and analysis across various devices and components in your infrastructure, for example storage. The Puppet Enterprise Content Pack is now available for VMware vCenter Log Insight. Those … Read More

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 root account locked out after password expiration

I was browsing and I came across this new VMware KB article which could potentially have widespread impact. This is very important, particularly in lab, development and proof of concept environments. The VMware KB article number is 2069041 and it … Read More

Using vim-cmd To Power On Virtual Machines

When you have a lab it is very wise to have a UPS that will protect you in case of a power shortage, this is because a power shortage can bring everything down. When everything is 100% virtualized, DHCP , … Read More

Update VMware Tools via Windows System Tray

Those that use windows platform may inquire why they are unable to update an out of date VMware tools installation using the VMware tools applet in the system tray. When you click on the Update Tools button either produces an … Read More

Creating vCloud Director Transfer Server Storage on NFS

We are going to learn how to instantiate vCloud Director Transfer Storage on an NFS export which is where all scalable VCD implementations in production are supposed to reside. The process is pretty straightforward but can be difficult to remember … Read More

7 Things You Should Know about Windows 2012 R2 Licensing on VMware

Windows Licensing Microsoft has yet again adjusted the licensing policy regarding the availability of windows server 2012R2 in combination with virtualization and cloud environments. There are a lot of questions regarding how they should license windows server products with virtualization … Read More

VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released

VMware have just released a maintainance update (6.0.2) for their Mac based Fusion product. This minor update addresses a number of bug fixes to the recently released Fusion 6.X virtualization product. Those running nfusion 6.X then the next time you … Read More

New Book: VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director

You can read New Book: VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director. Those who plan to implement VMware vCloud Director , will want to put their hands on this book by Simon Gallagher “VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director”. … Read More

Mastering VMware vSphere Book Updated for vSphere 5.5

Good news for those interested in vSphere, VMsphere vSphere author, blgogger and all-round aficionado, Scott Lowe is releasing an update to his highly popular” Mastering VMwrae vSphere “book. In this release he is joined by fellow blogger nick Marshall in … Read More

Managing Amazon EC2 VMs from the vSphere client

Automation and mulitplatformsupport is gaining more and more popularity. We already a multihypervisor management tool from VMware for Hyper-V and VMware. From vCloud Automation Center you can create workloads in AWS and many more. Amazon has now come up with … Read More

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2

There are some new features in the new VMware released some days back a vCenter Server 5.1 update 2 build 1473063. This update enables the customization for windows 8.1, windows 2012 R2 and SLES 11 SP3 and many more. Additionally … Read More

Nakivo backup & replication v4.0 released

Nakivo announced the release of their fourth version for backup & replication. Nakivo backup & replication is build for handling virtual infrastructures and is certified by VMware. The product works agent less and is meant for both onsite and offsite … Read More

How to monitor what your vCAC IaaS Server is doing in real-time

vCAC is known to be a very complex product with a lot of moving parts, it is a lot of work to have to move back and forth between monitoring views in the UI. The IaaS server is a windows … Read More

vShield Host preparation: Host not reachable

This is a small but useful tip when you are using the vShield and want to prepare a new ESXi host. The problem is when you click on the vShield tad inside the vSphere client you might see the message … Read More

vCops: Empty dashboard after the upgrade to version 5.6

This came to me as a surprise when I upgraded to vCenter Operations  5.0.3( vApp ) to vCenter Operations 5.6, instead of what I was expecting I got an empty screen when I  started the vCenter Operations Manager website and … Read More

vCheck6 Utility Commands

There is a new release of the vCheck6 and those with need for more info they can visit the vCheck 6 release page and ensure to visit the vCheck plugins page for the available plugins. Below are what I think … Read More

vCenter Operations: Disable the default web timeout

This is just a quick post I thought to remind us how to disable the default web timeout of 30 minutes in vCenter Operations. Login as root on the UI VM. Open the the web.xml file with VI: vi/usr/lib/vmware-vcops/tomcat/webapps/vcops-vsphere/WEB-INF/web.xml Change … Read More