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Hi everyone, the year’s news is really picking up fast. This weeks newsletter is huge with so many blog postings, articles and features. I think it will take me a week to get through many of these. If you are interested in Hybrid Cloud and many of us are then we have released a series of 26 new videos on vCAC 6.0 which I think you will find very useful. Here is some further info:

VMware vCloud Automation Center helps companies improve service delivery times by automating provisioning and management if IT services across multi-vendor deployment technologies, tools and processes. 

In these videos we will look at some of the business drivers that are increasingly causing IT departments to deploy on-demand, cloud infrastructure and some of the challenges that companies face with their deployments. 

Next we will look at VMware's Cloud Automation solution and what makes VMware solution unique. Finally, we will explore how companies have been able to leverage vCloud Automation Center in their cloud infrastructures and review how you can learn more through additional videos.

Have a fantastic week, enjoy the videos and this weeks news everyone.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
Senior Technical Account Manager
VMware Australia

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  • Over the past few years, there has been significant acceleration in adoption of the VMware platform for virtualization of business critical applications. When vSphere 5 was introduced with its initial support for up to 32 vCPU many of the vertical scalability concerns that existed earlier were addressed. This has been increased to 64 processors with the later vSphere 5.x releases ensuring that more than 99% of all workloads will fit vertically. Having personally worked in IT infrastructure for more than 20…

  • VMware Partner Exchange 2014 General Session - Work at the Speed of Life in a Mobile Cloud Era Watch Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, VMware End-User Computing, explain the opportunities for IT to innovate in desktop and mobility to enable their users to wor... From: VMware Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 28:39 More in Science & Technology
    • By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Philanthropy and Sustainability at VMware Kicking off the New Year with some cheer, the VMware Foundation team today announced the 2014 #iServe challenge for VMware employees. All VMware people are invited to share their Service Learning stories on VMware Link (our internal social networking platform powered by Socialcast) and then colleagues […]
      • by Alex Salicrup I knew this would be no ordinary customer engagement when the CEO of a global food retailer announced he expected to triple revenue in five years. I also knew an ITaaS model could exploit the cost and operational benefits of a software-defined data center. But was their existing IT infrastructure capable of meeting his business goal? Simply put—no. Read the story behind our strategic approach and the company’s progress toward an end-to-end transformation in my post on the VMware…
        • Post by   Jeremy Carter , VMware Senior Consultant This post originally appeared on the VMware Consulting Blog Organizations in every industry are increasingly dependent on technology, making increased resiliency and decreased downtime a critical priority. In fact,  Forrester  cites resiliency as the number three overall infrastructure priority this year. A business continuity solution that utilizes the virtual infrastructure, like the one VMware offers, can greatly simplify the process, though IT…
          • The hybrid cloud team at VMware is excited to announce the general availability of vCloud Connector 2.6. VMware vCloud Connector links vSphere-based private and public clouds via a single interface, allowing you to manage them as a single hybrid environment. You can transfer virtual machines (VMs), vApps (collections of VMs with related resource controls and network settings), and templates from one vSphere-based cloud to another. You can also set up a content library to distribute and synchronize…
            • We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sweet 20% discount on licenses and upgrades of VMware Workstation 10. Fall in love all over again with VMware Workstation, the winner of more than 50 industry awards. Buy Workstation 10  and get 20% off Upgrade to Workstation 10 from Workstation 8 or 9 and get 20% off Hurry—this offer expires at 11:59 PM PST on Friday, February 14 th .
              • By guest blogger Rob Callaghan, Manager of Product and Outbound Marketing, Data Center Solutions Group, LSI The manageability and security benefits of virtualized desktop environments are numerous. VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) deployments continue to grow like gangbusters. Deploying and supporting hundreds of desktops on a single server lets you easily centralize desktop support and security. Another advantage of VDI is that patches, security updates, and hardware and software upgrades demand much…
                • By Alex Salicrup, IT Transformation Strategist When the CEO of a global food retailer announces his goal to triple revenues in five years, the IT organization knows it’s time to step up its plans to overhaul the IT infrastructure. That’s just what happened in a recent customer engagement where we helped the IT organization automate provisioning, eliminate the need for a significant increase in headcount, and enable a new service provider approach to support their software-defined data center. The…
                  • Since the launch of the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) program, we’ve been eager to hear more about the experience from new certification holders. We’ll be adding a section for VCA profiles on our Certification Pros site, but first we wanted to introduce you to a few of the VCAs who will be featured there. Pradeep Kumar Gadde, 31, from Bangalore, India, holds all three current VCAs, as well as the VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization). He works at a multi-national…
                    • VMware NSX network virtualization software makes it possible for IT organizations to obtain new levels of business agility, allowing you to deploy advanced policy based network services for your applications as quickly as a virtual machine, today, leveraging your existing physical network infrastructure or next generation network hardware from any vendor. Back in September, I wrote about the value of deploying the VMware NSX network virtualization platform on Cisco UCS and Nexus infrastructure. We had an…

                      • I am a Principal Systems Engineer with VMware, and have been with VMware for nearly 8 years. Over this time I focused on customers in the Australia/New Zealand region, and my role has been largely to educate and inform customers on the evolution of traditional IT to IT as a Service. During the past couple of years, VMware has broadened its lens. We have perfected the operating model around compute, and we have a desire to apply this more broadly. As a technologist when I first started to get visibility…

                      • Introduction to VMware Cloud Business Solution Learn how VMware VMware Cloud Business solution delivers complete financial transparency around the cost of IT Services -- driving the highest level of align... From: VMware Views: 4 1 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Science & Technology
                        • Introduction to VMware Cloud Automation Solution Learn how VMware VMware Cloud Automation solution provides the agility your business needs through automating the delivery of personalized IT services. Learn... From: VMware Views: 97 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Science & Technology
                          • Introduction to VMware Cloud Business Solution Learn how VMware VMware Cloud Business solution delivers complete financial transparency around the cost of IT Services -- driving the highest level of align... From: VMware Views: 98 0 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Science & Technology
                            • Introduction to VMware Cloud Operations Solutions Learn how VMware VMware Cloud Operations solutions automate operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to proactively enable s... From: VMware Views: 17 0 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Science & Technology
                              • Introduction to VMware Cloud Management Solutions In today's dynamic environment, businesses can't rely on old ways of doing things. To stay relevant and competitive, companies must adopt agile and efficient... From: VMware Views: 102 1 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Science & Technology
                                • VMware & Dell Deliver Less Maintenance and More Innovation to Customers From Dell World 2013, VMware's Dave O'Callaghan discusses Dell & VMware deliver less maintenance & more innovation to customers. From: VMware Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 03:11 More in Science & Technology
                                  • VMware & Google: Windows Desktops & Apps as a Cloud Service on Chromebooks Google and VMware are working together to modernize corporate desktops for the mobile cloud era by providing businesses with secure, cloud access to Windows ... From: VMware Views: 1182 5 ratings Time: 05:35 More in Science & Technology
                                    • When customers bring workloads to vCloud Hybrid Service, they are not only looking for an integrated, common platform that leverages the same quality VMware tools they use everyday – they are also looking for guaranteed high-performance access to cloud-based applications and data from anywhere in the world, at anytime, without performance degradation or latency issues. That’s why Silver Peak, the leading provider of data acceleration software, is working with VMware to ensure high performance access to…
                                      • Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM of Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware What a great week it has been as many of us at VMware had the opportunity to spend quality time with more than 4,000 partners at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2014. There was certainly excitement in the air as VMware and its partners looked […]
                                        • By Shankar Iyer, VP of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware At PEX this week, VMware and F5 Networks announced an expanded partnership that will introduce a new level of security capabilities to VMWare Horizon View . The soon to arrive virtual editions of the F5 Networks BIG-IP Access Policy Manager has been tailor-made for VMware Horizon View and offers customers an unparalleled combination of powerful features, easy deployment and tremendous value. These virtual appliances from F5 Networks…
                                          • by Mason Uyeda, Senior Director, Technical Marketing and Enablement, End-User Computing, VMware For those who have watched the news and announcements this week from VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) in San Francisco, and especially those who have the opportunity to attend, I’m sure you would agree that it’s impressive to witness the unstoppable march of innovation. In particular, I’m speaking about end-user computing (EUC) and the numerous VMware partners that are announcing advances that will drive cost…
                                            • By David Grant, Senior Director, DaaS Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware What a week it has been for the DaaS market and for VMware here at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX). We continue to demonstrate why we are the clear market leader in DaaS with several great announcements this week. Not only did Desktone by VMware pioneer the DaaS market back in 2006 but now as part of VMware, we continue to drive innovation. I have had many conversations this week with partners (4000+ VMware partners here!)…
                                              • In my  last post in this series , I discussed why, if you already have vCenter, you still need to consider adding another virtual infrastructure management tool. While vCenter is an awesome centralized management tool and offers performance insight, it wasn’t intended to be an enterprise-grade performance, resource optimization, and capacity analysis tool like vCenter Operations Manager. In this post, let’s assume that, based on my last post, you have decided to consider something more than vCenter to…

                                              • VMware customer case study: WorldPay WorldPay wanted to create a completely automated environment to help customers provision infrastructure in a fast-paced environment. The company has complete... From: VMware Views: 453 0 ratings Time: 02:44 More in Science & Technology
                                                • VMware customer case study: Telefonica Telefonica are a leading integrated operator in the telecoms sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions. Operating in 25 countr... From: VMware Views: 471 1 ratings Time: 01:55 More in Science & Technology
                                                  • VMware customer case study: Softcat In this video, we hear from Sam Routledge, Solutions Director at Softcat, about how the solutions provider and reseller has been enabling its customers to mo... From: VMware Views: 426 1 ratings Time: 04:17 More in Science & Technology
                                                    • VMware customer case study: Savvis Savvis is a managed hosting company and a cloud provider. Their business drivers are around delivering applications quicker to their cloud, helping customers... From: VMware Views: 395 0 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Science & Technology
                                                      • VMware customer case study: Savvis (short version) Savvis is a managed hosting company and a cloud provider. Their business drivers are around delivering applications quicker to their cloud, helping customers... From: VMware Views: 384 0 ratings Time: 01:02 More in Science & Technology
                                                        • VMware customer case study: Oxford University Oxford University is one of the oldest English speaking universities in the world. And it comprises 38 colleges and over 70 academic departments with around ... From: VMware Views: 377 0 ratings Time: 05:08 More in Science & Technology
                                                          • We got a question this morning on twitter from a customer asking for our best practices for setting up iSCSI storage and vMotion traffic on a VLAN . The question caused a bit of a discussion here amongst our Tech Support staff and the answer it seems is too long to fit into a Tweet! Instead, here’s what you need to know if you are working on the best design for your VLANS. iSCSI and vMotion on the same pipe (VLAN) is a big no-no unless you are using multiple teamed 1GbE uplinks or 10GbE uplinks with…
                                                            • VMware customer case study: Orange Business Services (short version) Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170000 worldwide, including 104000 employees in France. Orange B... From: VMware Views: 349 0 ratings Time: 03:37 More in Science & Technology
                                                              • VMware customer case study: Orange Business Services (Management version) Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170000 worldwide, including 104000 employees in France. Orange B... From: VMware Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:56 More in Science & Technology
                                                                • VMware customer case study: Orange Business Services Orange is a global telecommunications provider operating in 34 countries. They employ over 170000 worldwide, including 104000 employees in France. Orange B... From: VMware Views: 314 0 ratings Time: 04:49 More in Science & Technology
                                                                  • VMware customer case study: Colt Technology Services Group Limited We hear from Gideon Wilkins, Director of Strategic Partner Management at Colt Technology Services Group Limited, about how it has been using a broad range of... From: VMware Views: 311 0 ratings Time: 02:59 More in Science & Technology
                                                                    • VMware customer case study: Cork Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a Third level college based in the south of Ireland in Cork. The challenges they were looking to address in CIT was in ... From: VMware Views: 273 0 ratings Time: 04:27 More in Science & Technology
                                                                      • Migrating workflows to the cloud is critical in today’s business environment, but the process has always been beset by technical challenges and uncertainties. To minimize the risk associated with migrating applications to the cloud, we’re happy to announce that RiverMeadow and VMware are teaming up to deliver a premier cloud migration experience! We’re doing this by offering start-to-finish “Test Drives” of workload migrations into VMware vCloud Hybrid Service at no cost for either the migration…
                                                                        • VMware customer case study: Bank Al Bilad In this video, Rene Van Den Bedem, CIO Advisor at Bank Al Bilad explains how the Saudi Arabian bank worked with VMware to virtualise its tier one, two and th... From: VMware Views: 332 4 ratings Time: 03:36 More in Science & Technology
                                                                          • By Alberto Farronato, director of product marketing, Storage and Availability Since being unveiled at VMworld 2013 San Francisco, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged storage software, has generated strong interest and enthusiasm from the community. To date, more than 10,000 have registered for the VMware Virtual SAN public beta. That excitement extends to our partner ecosystem. […]
                                                                            • By Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, VMware I am pleased to welcome the entire VMware partner community to San Francisco for VMware Partner Exchange 2014. I’m excited to take the stage today and Wednesday at our General Sessions, where you’ll hear the latest from the VMware leadership team about mastering the new […]
                                                                              • By David Grant, Senior Director, DaaS Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware This morning I’m excited to announce a new turnkey Desktops as a Service (DaaS) solution related to our ongoing efforts to help cloud providers deliver simple, cost-effective DaaS. Through a partnership with best-of-breed technology from leading cloud vendors, we are delivering the industry’s only turnkey solution for service providers to offer DaaS. The new “OneStep” solution is a collaboration between VMware,…
                                                                                • Software is the foundation that is powering the next evolution of networks and data center infrastructure in today’s digital age. The manifestation of this trend is the software-defined data center, which gains momentum in the market on a daily basis. VMware is committed to providing the knowledge required for the adoption of the new operating model for the network in the era of the software-defined data center. To help the industry take advantage of the opportunity to virtualize their infrastructure, and…
                                                                                  • This week’s question comes from the vCloud Networking and Security video series . a) vCenter b) vShield Manager c) ESXi hosts d) VNic of the virtual machines Click through to the  comments  for the answer and watch  vCloud Networking Components  for more information. Follow  @VMwareEducation on Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Tuesday and visual updates from the VMware Education and Certification community.
                                                                                    • In my previous blogs, I talked about our quite a few of our vCenter Operations solutions, whether they be storage, compute, network, enterprise management frameworks or applications.  There is a method to my heterogeneous operational madness.  I was at the VMware Briefing Center recently going over a roadmap presentation and our customer was a bit surprised that vC Operations is now being widely used as an aggregator of data from multiple technology domains.   vCenter Operations is not just a vSphere…
                                                                                      • By Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM of Desktop, End-User Computing, VMware As we kick off VMware Partner Exchange 2014, I’m excited to make some announcements in the rapidly emerging market of cloud-delivered Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS). We are announcing the availability of the industry’s first end-to-end software platform for DaaS, VMware Horizon DaaS Platform (previously Desktone), that provides a complete software stack for service providers to build a cloud-based DaaS offering at scale. With the close of…
                                                                                        • The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce the availability of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.0 Compliance toolkit for Virtual Environment in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM) , a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite (vC Ops) suite. PCI DSS 3.0 comes into effect from January 1, 2014. We churned it pretty quickly and now have the PCI DSS 3.0 compliance toolkits available for below VMware vSphere based virtual…

                                                                                        • There is a growing movement in the industry to encourage Microsoft to modify its position on the suitability and support of non-SMB 3.0-based Network Attached Storage volumes for hosting Exchange Server data files. This movement is in the form of a petition ( Support for Exchange Databases running within VMDKs on NFS datastores ) posted and signed by a number of Exchange, Storage and Virtualization professionals from various groups and organizations. VMware is not an official co-signer of this petition. …
                                                                                          • VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist allows you to monitor the virtual machines you care about in your vSphere infrastructure remotely on your phone. Discover diagnostic information about any alerts on your VMs using VMware Knowledge Base Articles and the web. Remediate problems from your phone by using power operations or delegate the problem to someone on your team back at the datacenter. IMPORTANT NOTE: A VMware vSphere installation (5.0 and above) is required to use VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist. Access to…
                                                                                          • Now that you’re a VCA, don’t stop!  Demand for skilled data center virtualization IT Professionals continues to increase.  It is essential to grow your expertise and validate your knowledge with the VCP5-DCV certification .   For those in ASEAN*,  now for a limited time,   save 15% on VMware-Delivered instructor-led classes.    Keep your certification momentum and sign up today. *ASEAN countries include Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and  Vietnam.
                                                                                            • VMware introduced a new driver architecture in ESXi 5.5 (in 2013) called the “Native Device Driver” model along with several reference device driver implementations. We are very excited about this new architecture which we believe will enable our I/O ecosystem partners to provide better value and to differentiate their device driver solutions. Native device driver architecture is the foundation for building new extensible features inside the VMware ESXi hypervisor. It increases the robustness of the…
                                                                                              • VMware Compliance “Hall Crawl” @ PEX, Moscone Join VMware, Coalfire, VCE, Intel Security and Hytrust at the Coalfire booth # 616 to hear how VMware can help you achieve regulatory compliance as you migrate tier 1 highly regulated workloads to the cloud. VMware is delivering a comprehensive Compliance Reference Architecture which has been validated by independent auditor, Coalfire. You will learn how VMware can address many of the regulatory requirements for PCI, FedRAMP and other high regulated…
                                                                                                • Please join us at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX ) at Moscone for informative sessions specifically designed for ISVs interested in vCloud Hybrid Service. We have four breakout sessions specifically to meet your needs as an ISV. We would also like to meet you during our Open House. • Accelerate your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Business with vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) (TEX 3119) • Everything you need to know to maximize your revenue with vCloud Hybrid Service – TAP Focused (TEX 3211) • Tier 1…
                                                                                                  • We at VMware Developer Center have been busy expanding sample code coverage for programming with the vSphere SDKs. Working with William Lam, we’ve taken some of the examples from his virtuallyGhetto blog ( and re-written them to help Java programmers. These samples range from getting a first connection to cloning and starting a number of VMs, with more on the way. Check them out at
                                                                                                    • I wrote a blog article in Oct 2010 on this same topic that is still frequently referenced today so I figure it was due for an update. So what should I choose as my vSCSI controller and what are the differences between them? First, it’s important to remind everyone that when you select the Guest OS for a new virtual machine this automatically makes a selection for which vSCSI controller to use based on what drivers are available in the OS distribution.  So be sure to select the correct Guest OS to…
                                                                                                      • Behind the scenes of VMware’s Hands-on Labs, there is a lot of “care and feeding” of the lab infrastructure, manuals, and the lab environments themselves. You might be surprised at how much opportunity there is for things to stop working, even in environments that have been precisely configured and then effectively frozen in time. For example, SSL certificates and password expiration policies are the bane of my existence… On a call at the end of 2013, I demonstrated some of my maintenance…
                                                                                                        • By Jeremy Carter , VMware Senior Consultant Organizations in every industry are increasingly dependent on technology, making increased resiliency and decreased downtime a critical priority. In fact, Forrester cites resiliency as the number three overall infrastructure priority this year. A business continuity solution that utilizes the virtual infrastructure, like the one VMware offers, can greatly simplify the process, though IT still needs to understand how all the pieces of their business continuity…
                                                                                                          • VMware News In VMware News this week, CEO Pat Gelsinger participated in The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Network annual meeting in San Diego. Pat spoke with WSJ’s Jennifer Forsyth about how he acquired the skills he needed to go from engineer to the role of CEO and discussed what he calls a “tectonic shift” in […]
                                                                                                            • By Barton Kaplan Roadmaps are uniquely leverageable tools for IT leaders. They can be used to drive consensus among stakeholders, bridge strategic and operating plans, and provide a framework for multiyear investment decisions. But the current state of practice leaves a lot to be desired. According to a recent poll from best practices firm CEB [1] , 70 percent of IT professionals are either ‘somewhat’ or ‘highly dissatisfied’ with their roadmaps; only 3 percent are highly satisfied. In my…

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                                                                                                            • Edition 13 of the Startup News Flash already. This week is VMware Partner Exchange 2014 so I expected some announcements to be made. There were a couple of announcements the last week(s) which I felt were worth highlighting. There is one that is not really a startup, but I figured should at least be included […] " Startup News Flash part 13 " originally appeared on . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                              • I am at VMware Partner Exchange this week and there and figured I would share some of the Virtual SAN related updates. 6th of March their is an online Virtual SAN event with Pat Gelsinger, Ben Fathi and John Gilmartin… Make sure to register for it! Ben Fathi (VMware CTO) stated that VSAN will be […] " Virtual SAN (related) PEX Updates " originally appeared on . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                                • A couple of weeks back I had to honor to be one of the panel members at the opening of the Pure Storage office in the Benelux. The topic of course was flash, and the primary discussion around the benefits. The next day I tweeted a quote of one of the answers I gave during […] " Operational simplicity through Flash " originally appeared on . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
                                                                                                                  • Press Release VMTurbo’s Disruptive Software-Driven Control Expands Across Storage and Fabric To Realize Full Value of Virtualization VMTurbo Operations Manager Enables Customers to Realize 30%Improvement in Utilization while assuring application workload performance BOSTON, MA – January 27, 2014 – VMTurbo, provider of the only Software-Driven Control for virtualized environments, today announced a new version of [...] Post from: - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason…
                                                                                                                    • This is a quick tidbit on using apt-get to install packages from a specific repository. This article was originally posted on . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Installing Ubuntu Packages from a Specific Repository
                                                                                                                      • A group of interested parties from a cross section of industry vendors has started a discussion around the merits of supporting Exchange Server on VMDK’s on top of NFS. Technically there is no reason why it should not be supported. It works great and Exchange and Windows don’t even know they’re virtual. They just talk […]
                                                                                                                        • VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) kicked off today in sunny San Francisco with a great keynote presentation from a number of key VMware executives. This year VMware introduced a new term to the partner community, the Software-Defined Enterprise. SDE is where every component of IT is virtualized, abstracted, pooled, and automated. VMware spoke about their Network […]

                                                                                                                        • In September 2011 VMware gave us a sneak peek at Project AppBlast and with VMware Horizon View we can use AppBlast technology to access desktops using a HTML5 compatible browse. But as of today we can experience the true power of AppBlast. Today VMware and Google announced a new service to deliver Windows applications to Google Chromebooks. Google and VMware today announced that they are working together to make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterprise to access Windows applications and the…
                                                                                                                          • VMware VSAN shall be released in March 2014. This is close! We’re already in Mid-February. VMware VSAN is currently in public Beta and all beta customers can apply for 20% discount. It’s limited time discount on any product purchase of 10 licenses or more. (valid until June 2014). VMware VSAN is licensed per CPU. If […] Read the full post VSAN Availability is Known – March 2014, and shall have up to 16 nodes support at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every…
                                                                                                                            • New application for Android or IOs allows to monitor and remediate problems detected on your vSphere 5.x infrastructure. It took my attention and I’m interested on what it does and how to use it. A screenshot from my phone showing the login screen. I have a new phone, it’s Galaxy Note 3. Reasons why I […] Read the full post vSphere Mobile Watchlist – Mobile app to manage critical VMs at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should…
                                                                                                                              • This came as a very good news for me this morning as I just received a good news from VMware Certification about my VCAP5-DCA exam score report! Passed. This completes my second VCAP exam – VCAP5-DCD which I passed during my Lisboa’s stay in November last year. This was my second attempt for the VCAP5-DCA exam […] Read the full post VCAP5-DCA status: passed! at ESX Virtualization .   Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator Should Know
                                                                                                                                • Yeah. Catchy title he? Yes, because the PDF which is behind is also exceptional, IMHO, and needs some good spotlight. The document in question is called vSphere Monitoring and Performance and it’s been released by VMware to give VMware admins good deep informations for monitoring and performance of vSphere 5.5. The document has  175 pages and […] Read the full post (Ultimate) vSphere Monitoring and Performance at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization…
                                                                                                                                  • vExpert program nominations is here again. This year change is that new vExperts can get nominated through the year and every quarter the application will be re-examined to perhaps let you in. The are now quarterly nominations into the 2014 vExpert program. We will leave the application open year round and at the end of […] Read the full post VMware vExpert Program now with quarterly nominations at ESX Virtualization . Featured Paper : Top Seven Networking Concepts Every Virtualization Administrator…
                                                                                                                                    • One of Nutanix partners (DH Technologies) created an instant on-demand Nutanix demo. The demo gives users the ability to test drive a real Nutanix environment and get hand-on with the PRISM UI.   After signing-up for the demo you will receive a welcome email with an invite to test drive a Nutanix Powered Virtual Desktop. Once you … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                      • I was given a Nutanix cluster to learn about the product, features and interoperability. During the installation and configuration process I recorded videos to demonstrate how simple and easy Nutanix really is. While I believe Nutanix biggest features are the web-scale properties (I will discuss more later), such as true linear scale-out performance and shared nothing … Continue reading »
                                                                                                                                        • Nutanix just-released a book is entitled “Software-Defined Storage for Dummies” and is written by industry expert Scott D. Lowe (@otherscottlowe) and Nutanix’s own Greg Smith. The book is presented from a vendor-agnostic perspective, focusing on the topic of software-defined storage and the emerging trends and technologies behind it. The book showcases the possibilities of web-scale … Continue reading »

                                                                                                                                        • Stand back! Vishal Misra (@vishalmisra) and Jonathan Klick (@jonathanklick) join the #vBrownBag to try science! Vishal and Jonathan talk about the science behind storage performance, providing an understanding of how IOPS and throughput can effect latency, then wrap up with a review of how server side caching vendors such as Infinio, PernixData, Proximal Data […]
                                                                                                                                          • This post is by Rob Nelson, one of the winners from our end of year prize giveaway which Pearson Pearson sponsored.  Pearson had no input into the contents of the post.  You can find Rob on Twitter @rnelson0 or his blog   Thanks to the vBrownBag December 2013 giveaway, I received a free copy of […]
                                                                                                                                            • On the 28th of January 2014 Frank Buechsel  covered VCAP-CID Objective 2 -Create a vCloud Logical Design.The recording from the webinar is below: EMEA vBrownbag with Frank Buechsel Covering VCAP-CID Objective 2 -Create a vCloud Logical Design from EMEA vBrownbag on Vimeo.
                                                                                                                                              • On the 14th of January 2014 Frank Buechsel  covered VCAP-CID Objective 5-Create Extended vCloud Designs.The recording from the webinar is below: EMEA vBrownbag with Frank Buechsel Covering VCAP-CID Objective 5 Create Extended vCloud Designs from EMEA vBrownbag on Vimeo.
                                                                                                                                                • Jon Harris, @thevcacguyon Twitter joins the #vBrownBag to present the next session in the Automate All The Things series on vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) where he covered IT Business Management suite  standard and the vCAC 6 Advanced Services Designer. Video You can sign up for the #vBrownBag at and check out our Automate […]
                                                                                                                                                  • I usually do not mix religion and technology together but there are places where they do have something in common. The Torah refers to four sons: One wise, one wicked, one simple and one who does not know how to ask a question. What does the... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!..
                                                                                                                                                    • 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 How to change your default account in My VMware (2071131) Date Published: 2/3/2014 How to create a [...]

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                                                                                                                                                      My VMware
                                                                                                                                                      How to change your default account in My VMware (2071131)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to create a folder in My VMware (2071460)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to delete a folder in My VMware (2071462)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to find a folder in My VMware (2071464)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to move a folder in My VMware (2071465)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to rename a folder in My VMware (2071466)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to request a transfer of legal ownership to another company (2071469)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      How to correct an order that has been delivered incorrectly (2071505)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014

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                                                                                                                                                      Rising virtual machine system security software V1.0.0.0 integration with VMware vShield Endpoint 5.1 (2071636)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014
                                                                                                                                                      VMware vFabric products to Pivotal product fulfillment (2071790)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware ESX
                                                                                                                                                      Windows virtual machine event log reports the error: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued (2063346)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Configuring an ESX/ESXi host to restart after crashing with a purple diagnostic screen (2042500)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Duplicate ESX host and resources are created in VMware vFabric Hyperic Server 5.0 when VMware ESXi 4.1 is upgraded to ESXi 5.1 (2054949)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware ESXi
                                                                                                                                                      After disabling traffic for the management network on an ESXi host, it re-enables after rebooting the host (2017144)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014
                                                                                                                                                      SSD Device presented as a SAN LUN is claimed by an incorrect SATP VMW_SATP_LOCAL instead of the correct SATP VMW_SATP_ALUA in ESXi 5.x (2041905)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Windows Server 2012 not listed in guest operating system list in ESXi or vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1 (2061322)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Troubleshooting slow memory performance in a virtual machine (2064036)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014
                                                                                                                                                      ESX and ESXi host time keeping Best Practices (2004453)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Applying a host profile in ESXi 5.1.x/ vCenter Server 5.1.x fails with error message: A general system error occurred (2048555)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware Horizon View
                                                                                                                                                      After upgrade to Horizon View 5.3 Connection Server, the View Administrator UI is unavailable (2071589)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/5/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Intermittent connection problems occur when browsing to View Administrator with Internet Explorer 8 (2071893)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/5/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware Horizon Workspace
                                                                                                                                                      Using Auto-Generated SSL Certificates to change the Horizon Workspace 1.x FQDN (2062074)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware IT Business Management Suite
                                                                                                                                                      Unable to navigate from Performance to Agreement revision when All is clicked (2071231)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Unable to restore a VMware IT Business Management Suite Flow to a previous version (2071661)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware Server
                                                                                                                                                      VMware Update Manager fails to create a baseline with Oracle ODBC 32 bits version (2071375)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5.x affected by database deadlocks after upgrading to version 2.5.1 (2058299)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Log Insight
                                                                                                                                                      Active Directory Authentication in vCenter Log Insight (2069086)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Server
                                                                                                                                                      vCenter Server database grows excessively after upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 5.1 (2058670)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/5/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Joining ESXi host to Active Directory using vSphere Authentication Proxy fails with the error: The specified vSphere Authentication Proxy Server is not reachable, or has denied access to the service (2058689)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Upgrade from vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 fails due to missing/inaccessible package (2063566)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Keystrokes typed in to the vSphere Web Client console of a MAX OS X virtual machine do not translate correctly (2071245)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.6 fails to install correctly on a localized system (2071739)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
                                                                                                                                                      Resizing virtual machine disk files that are protected by vSphere replication (2042790)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCenter Update Manager
                                                                                                                                                      VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.5 fails to download the latest metadata and create default baselines when using an Oracle database (2069247)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCloud Automation Center
                                                                                                                                                      In OpenStack, a Linux machine may show as On in IaaS but may not be accessible to the consumer as the machine is waiting for input to complete provisioning (2065872)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Reprovisioned and reconfigured machine tasks show completed in the catalog even though the tasks are in progress in VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 IaaS (2065873)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014
                                                                                                                                                      You receive an Internal Error when you click on the green plus icon to add an Advanced Services Endpoint. (2065892)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014
                                                                                                                                                      When connecting the VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Appliance to the Identity Appliance, you see the error: ‘Error communicating to the remote server’. (2065893)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCloud Director
                                                                                                                                                      Ubuntu Guest operating system customization is not applying DNS settings in VMware vCloud Director 5.1.x (2042181)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/3/2014
                                                                                                                                                      Keytool error:java.lang.Exception: Failed to establish chain from reply (2010375)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vCloud Networking and Security
                                                                                                                                                      A host reboot is required to complete agent VIB installation in VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.x (2056077)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
                                                                                                                                                      Summary counts portlet shows resource number instead of name in settings (2053883)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vFabric tc Server
                                                                                                                                                      VMware vFabric Product Rebranding Initiative (2071952)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/6/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware VirtualCenter
                                                                                                                                                      Versions of Active Directory supported in VMware vCenter Server (2071592)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vSphere Data Protection
                                                                                                                                                      Cannot add client to VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1/5.5 appliance while creating or editing a backup job (2059866)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/7/2014

                                                                                                                                                      VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
                                                                                                                                                      VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) Networking Etherchannel/Portchannel (2039964)
                                                                                                                                                      Date Published: 2/4/2014

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