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  • New Release: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d

    VMware vSphere Blog
    Justin King
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Today VMware released an update to its vCenter Server management solution. vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442329 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d Installation Package | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442328 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442330 Please make sure to review the release notes and download from vmware.com While this is a minor release it does resolve many issues previously experienced as summarized here:   vCenter Single Sign-On VMware Directory Service consumes excessive memory Backup and restore of vCenter Single Sign-On database might…
  • 3 Reasons Hybrid Cloud is Much More Secure Than You Think

    Tribal Knowledge
    Morgan OLeary
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    Hybrid cloud adoption continues to gain momentum, and businesses across nearly every industry are eagerly working to infuse agility into their organization by adopting the hybrid cloud model. The message is clear: “We like this. It works.” Agility through the cloud isn’t completely new. For years, companies have had the option to swipe their credit […]
  • Changes to Transparent Page Sharing (reminder) and new and updated VMware Security Advisories

    VMware Security & Compliance Blog
    Monty Ijzerman
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    As we noted earlier on Oct 16, Nov 24 and Dec 4, VMware has introduced new TPS (Transparent Page Sharing) management options. Today’s release of ESXi 5.5 U2d restricts TPS to individual VMs and disables inter-VM TPS by default unless an administrator chooses to re-enable it. Please see KB 2097593 for full details on the functionality. Additionally VMware has today released the following new and updated advisories: New VMSA-2015-0001 Updated VMSA-2014-0012.1 The new advisory details a privilege escalation (CVE-2014-8370), denial of service issues (CVE-2015-1043, CVE-2015-1044) in…
  • WildPackets and ProSys Partner to Deliver Network Performance Management Solutions for High Speed LANs and Wireless Networks

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    David Marshall
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    WildPackets, Inc. , a leading provider of network and application performance analysis solutions, today announced that ProSys has joined the... Read more at VMblog.com.
  • Microsoft Revenues Continue to Climb

    News
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Not everything was profitable, though: OEM business dropped 13 percent.
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    Tribal Knowledge

  • 3 Reasons Hybrid Cloud is Much More Secure Than You Think

    Morgan OLeary
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    Hybrid cloud adoption continues to gain momentum, and businesses across nearly every industry are eagerly working to infuse agility into their organization by adopting the hybrid cloud model. The message is clear: “We like this. It works.” Agility through the cloud isn’t completely new. For years, companies have had the option to swipe their credit […]
  • VMware Virtual SAN Wins InfoWorld 2015 Technology of the Year Award

    VMTN
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Gaetan Castelein, senior director, product management and marketing, Storage For VMware Virtual SAN, 2014 represented a number of firsts – general availability of the initial product release, initial customer deployments, and industry recognition in the form of awards and industry accolades. Today, we are happy to announce another first for Virtual SAN – the […]
  • VMware Weekly News Recap, Jan. 23, 2015

    Morgan OLeary
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    VMware News On Tuesday, the vCloud Air team announced new enhanced disaster recovery and advanced networking services for VMware vCloud Air along with the general availability of vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, which provides customers a quick online sign-up to pay for only those resources that are used. “VMware vCloud Air provides our clients […]
  • Dr. StrangeCloud – Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Hybrid) Cloud!

    VMTN
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    This post originally appeared on VMware’s Office of the CTO blog on Jan. 21, 2015. By Ben Fathi, VMware Chief Technology Officer Marc Andreesen famously wrote “Why Software is Eating the World” in August 2011: “More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture […]
  • Administrators With Their Head in the vCloud – Vince

    Morgan OLeary
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    With AirWatch, Vince helps his company realize unprecedented levels of productivity and mobility, leaving plenty of time to question the status quo.
 
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    VMware vSphere Blog

  • New Release: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d

    Justin King
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Today VMware released an update to its vCenter Server management solution. vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442329 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d Installation Package | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442328 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442330 Please make sure to review the release notes and download from vmware.com While this is a minor release it does resolve many issues previously experienced as summarized here:   vCenter Single Sign-On VMware Directory Service consumes excessive memory Backup and restore of vCenter Single Sign-On database might…
  • SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering and the VMware Software Defined Data Center

    Bob Goldsand
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The latest release of SAP HANA has brought the concepts of multi-temperature data and lifecycle management to a new level.  With SP09, SAP has addressed the size and cost constraints which may prohibit an all in memory solution. SAP HANA with the Dynamic Tiering (DT) option enables placement of the highest value “hot data” in the classic SAP HANA in-memory tables, and less frequently accessed “Warm Data” is placed or migrated to tables which reside on an SAP HANA Extended Storage Host (ES Host). The data associated with the ES Host will reside on disk and not in-memory, however since…
  • Storage and Availability at Partner Exchange 2015

    Ken Werneburg
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    VMware’s 2015 Partner Exchange is now just about one week away, and it’s shaping up to be a great one! In storage and availability we’ll have a lot to talk about across the board: Some sessions will offer deeper examinations of our current products, others will give you a great exploration of some of the newer things VMware has to showcase. I’ve made a list of some of the sessions put on by those of us in the storage and availability product team; it’s a good cross section from product marketing, product managers, and technical marketing people such as myself.  Outside of the…
  • Performance Unplugged: vCenter Performance

    Mark Achtemichuk
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Welcome to a new video series I’ve titled “Performance Unplugged” In this video series, I’ll showcase a number of talented performance gurus and cover commonly asked questions and topics. Performance of the Software-Defined Datacenter should no longer be a concern for customers and we’ll explain why. Links to the latest information pertaining to the topic will also be provided. Episode 2 Today, I’d like to introduce Ravi Soundararajan (@vCenterPerfGuy). Ravi talks about vCenter performance and offers some simple tips to improve performance. Below are some…
  • Storage Blog Recap: Top Blogs from December

    VSAN Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    In case you missed it, we’ve compiled a list of the top vSphere Storage posts from December for you to digest. Check it out! VMware Virtual SAN and ScaleIO: Fundamentally Two Different Approaches to Software-Defined Storage VMware’s Vijay Ramachandran clarifies how VMware Virtual SAN’s unique approach to software-defined storage stands apart from other SDS competitors. Gartner Predictions: Storage Integration Leading the Way in 2015 Learn why Gartner predicts that 40% of midsize enterprises will replace all data center services and storage with integrated systems by 2018.
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    VMware Security & Compliance Blog

  • Changes to Transparent Page Sharing (reminder) and new and updated VMware Security Advisories

    Monty Ijzerman
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    As we noted earlier on Oct 16, Nov 24 and Dec 4, VMware has introduced new TPS (Transparent Page Sharing) management options. Today’s release of ESXi 5.5 U2d restricts TPS to individual VMs and disables inter-VM TPS by default unless an administrator chooses to re-enable it. Please see KB 2097593 for full details on the functionality. Additionally VMware has today released the following new and updated advisories: New VMSA-2015-0001 Updated VMSA-2014-0012.1 The new advisory details a privilege escalation (CVE-2014-8370), denial of service issues (CVE-2015-1043, CVE-2015-1044) in…
  • New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0014

    Monty Ijzerman
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0014 The advisory documents CVE-2014-8372, an information disclosure vulnerability in AirWatch by VMware. AirWatch Cloud has been patched to resolve this issue, On-Premise deployments must be updated. Customers should review the security advisory and direct any questions to VMware Support. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security Advisories
  • New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0013

    Monty Ijzerman
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0013 The advisory documents CVE-2014-8373, a critical remote privilege escalation vulnerability in vCloud Automation Center (vCAC). It is important to note that the provided patches will temporarily disable the vCAC “Connect (by) Using VMRC” functionality for directly connecting to vCenter Server. Customers should review the security advisory and direct any questions to VMware Support. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security Advisories.
  • Changes to Transparent Page Sharing reminder and new and updated VMware Security Advisories

    Simon Bodger
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As previously noted (Oct 16 and Nov 24) VMware has introduced new TPS (Transparent Page Sharing) management options that give administrators more granular control over which Virtual Machines have the potential to share duplicate pages of memory with each other. The previous ESXi patch releases incorporated the additional functionality but did not change the default behavior. Todays update of ESXi 5.1 is the first release that restricts TPS to individual VMs and disables inter-VM TPS by default unless an administrator chooses to re-enable it. Please see KB 2097593 for full details on…
  • Inter-VM Transparent Page Sharing ESXi default changing (reminder)

    Simon Bodger
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The additional Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) management capabilities that we discussed in our blog post of October 16 have been out for about a month for ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.5. The same capabilities for ESXi 5.0 will follow next month. While the recent ESXi patches do not change any TPS setting, the upcoming ESXi Update/patch releases planned for 2014 and Q1 of 2015 will. As we explained in our previous TPS post, the default setting for inter-VM TPS will be such that TPS among virtual machines will no longer be enabled by default. Customers are advised to review the usage of TPS in…
 
 
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    Scott's Weblog

  • Using the Fork-and-Branch Git Workflow

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Now that I’ve provided you with an introduction to Git and a brief overview of using Git with GitHub, it’s time to build on that knowledge by taking a closer look at one workflow often used when collaborating with Git. The “fork and branch” workflow is a common way of collaborating on open source projects using Git and GitHub. In this post, I’m going to walk through this workflow (as I understand it—I’m constantly learning), with a focus toward helping those that are new to this sort of thing. If you’re new to Git and/or GitHub and haven’t yet read the earlier posts on Git…
  • Using Git with GitHub

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Building on my earlier non-programmer’s introduction to Git, I wanted to talk a little bit about using Git with GitHub, a very popular service for hosting Git repositories. This post, in conjunction with the earlier introductory post on Git, will serve as the basis for a future post that talks about how to use Git and GitHub to collaborate with others on an open source project hosted on GitHub. If you aren’t familiar with Git and haven’t yet read the earlier introductory post, I strongly recommend reading that post first. Recall that Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS),…
  • Looking Ahead: My 2015 Projects

    16 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    In this post, I’m going to discuss some projects that I’ve set out for myself in the upcoming year. I’ve done this in years past, and the feedback that I’ve gotten from readers is that they found these posts to be quite helpful. I first started posting annual project lists in January 2012, when I posted a list of some projects for 2012. In January 2013, I graded myself on my progress (spoiler alert: I didn’t do very well), followed by a new 2013 project list in early February. The series of posts ends in January 2014 when I assessed my 2013 performance. Here’s what I’m seeing…
  • A Non-Programmer's Introduction to Git

    14 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Git is a distributed version control system that is widely used by a number of open source projects. In this post, I’m going to provide a quick non-programmer’s introduction to Git, and encourage readers to spend some time getting familiar with Git. I think it is a time investment that will pay off down the road. First, I’m going to provide some definitions/brief explanations in order to establish a foundation upon which you can build your Git knowledge. A version control system (sometimes just referred to as a VCS) is a system that tracks changes to files (or groups of files) over…
  • Citrix Acquires Sanbolic

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    I just saw the news that Citrix has acquired Sanbolic, a storage virtualization company that I’ve written about before. (TechCrunch also has a quick write-up as well.) Early this year, Sanbolic announced their storage virtualization product, completing a pivot from offering a Windows-only solution (file system and volume manager) to a multi-platform solution that encompasses multiple storage tiers, multiple operating systems, and multiple hypervisors. It will be interesting to see how this acquisition affects the virtualization industry. With the exception of a few major players running…
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    Chris Wolf's Thoughts and Ramblings

  • Cloud-Scale Management “Likes” Social Media

    cwolf
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Managing IT resources across complex enterprises has historically been challenging, and those challenges are only increasing in complexity. We’re adding more variables in terms of clouds, automated processes, and people, to name a few. Consider the steady growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and for many organizations, their management complexity can potentially expand by several orders of magnitude. If that’s not bad enough, there’s one variable that IT has never been able to historically control – people. People come and go and often play by their own rules. When it comes to managing…
  • VMworld Session Replay: Software Defined Data Center through Hyper Converged Infrastructure

    cwolf
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Last week I discussed the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure in this post on the VMware CTO blog. In short, we spend far too much time building and maintaining commodity IT services. To many IT decision makers, commodity means non-differentiating, which equates to the services that every organization in the world must deploy and maintain. That includes tasks like server, storage, network and security provisioning and maintenance. The thought is simple;  if you can get commodity services delivered in a software/hardware stack that’s maintained by a vendor, opex costs can be…
  • My VMworld 2014 Sessions

    cwolf
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    I’m pretty busy at this year’s VMworld North America conference. If you would like to drop by one of my sessions, here they are: SDDC3245-S – Software-Defined Data Center through Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Co-presented with Mornay Van Der Walt Monday, Aug 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Software-Defined Data Center is the indisputable future of IT. The question for you then becomes how to get your company and IT organization there and where do you start. Key consideration factors include choice, flexibility, time to value, ongoing maintenance, ease of use and budget,…
  • Debunking Cloud IaaS Mobility Myths

    cwolf
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:06 am
    Many things in life appear great on the surface, but wisdom has taught us to never trust a book by its cover or believe in silver bullets. The latest story I frequently hear being pitched in IT circles is that of cloud IaaS Utopia. In this universe, workloads can simply move anywhere (between disparate providers and private data centers, for example) without consequence. Typically you’ll hear a few data points to justify the story, including: We use OpenStack, therefore your workloads can be run anywhere We use an open source hypervisor, so you can run your workloads anywhere We support…
  • What IT Operations Can (and Should) Learn from the Electronics Industry

    cwolf
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
      The state of New Jersey is home to some of the most significant electronics inventions in our history, including countless inventions by Thomas Edison and what became the modern transistor. Bell Labs ushered in a sustained period of innovation and along with it a robust and growing workforce. My own technology career also had started in the electronics industry, where as a young US Marine I did component level repair (such as troubleshooting and repairing transistors and integrated circuits on electronic circuit boards). While such specializations were important at the time, today they…
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    Gabes Virtual World

  • Cannot open the disk and could not open change tracking file

    Gabrie van Zanten
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Lately I have seen a number of VMs going down after the backup has finished and snapshots get removed. At some point when cleaning the snapshot, the ESXi host decides something is wrong and then brings down the VM. After this we’re unable to power on the VM and receive the error: “Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/xxxxx.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on”. When you then check the event details of the VM, you’ll see two messages: – “Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/xxxxx.vmdk’ or one of the…
  • VMware Auto Deploy with MSCS won’t work

    Gabrie van Zanten
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our environment is fully built using VMware Auto Deploy 5.1. All the clusters have their own ruleset and we’re very content on how easily we update our hosts and deploy new hosts. However, recently we ran into a major issue with Microsoft Cluster Services inside VMs in combination with VMware Auto Deploy. In a scenario with an “old fashioned” MCSC cluster across boxes with Physical RDMs shared between the two cluster nodes (VMs), these RDMs seem to be stopping an Auto Deployed ESXi host from reconnecting to vCenter Server after a reboot.  A normal reboot of an Auto…
  • [Powershell] vCPU to Physical Core for XenApp VM

    Gabrie van Zanten
    28 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    For our Citrix XenApp environment that runs on ESXi, we tend to keep a 1:1 ratio when it comes to physical cores and vCPUs. In other words, an ESXi host with 12 cores, will only be running 6 XenApp VMs with 2 cores or 3 XenApp VMs with 4 cores or any other combination, just as long as the vCPUs configured on the VM, never exceed the number of physical cores present in the host. What about Hyperthreading? The extra HyperThreads that a physical CPU offers are not used in the core to vCPU ratio because specifically in a Citrix XenApp workload, they don’t offer a guaranteed performance…
  • Win a trip around the world with Veeam

    Gabrie van Zanten
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    Veeam is about to get its 100,000th customer and is launching an interactive contest for a chance to win a trip around the world and other prizes (Google Glass, iPad and Microsoft Surface). To participate, visitors need to register and predict the location of Veeam’s 100,000th customer on the interactive map. The closer you are to the right spot, the better chance you have to win the trip around the world and other prizes. We currently have a live pre-registration page. The main contest will start next week. Join in on the fun! We hope you and your readers will participate and celebrate…
  • Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld

    Gabrie van Zanten
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld at the vSphere-land top blogger contest. See full post at: Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld
 
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  • New Book - Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Thousands of organizations are virtualizing large-scale Oracle database systems. But, until now, reliable best practices have been hard to find, and database and virtualization professionals have often brought differing and incompatible perspectives to the challenge. Now, there's a comprehensive best practice guide reflecting deep understanding of both Oracle and vSphere, and supported by extensive in-the-field experience with the full spectrum of applications and environments. Combining theory and practice, Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere integrates up-to-date knowledge for the…
  • DevOps for VMware Administrators available for pre-order

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    DevOps represents a powerful new approach to delivering IT services, where software developers and IT operations teams work closely together to deploy projects far more often and more reliably. As pioneers like Google, Amazon, and Netflix have discovered, DevOps can improve efficiency, accelerate delivery, and reduce costs. However, most discussions of DevOps focus on theory rather than implementation, and DevOps raises unique issues in virtualized environments. DevOps for VMware Administrators addresses these issues, offering realistic insights both for implementing DevOps and for applying…
 
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    The State of Security

  • VERT Alert: GHOST – glibc overflow

    Lamar Bailey
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Vulnerability Description A heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc’s __nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote attacker able to make an application call either of these functions could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.   Exposure […]… Read More The post VERT Alert: GHOST – glibc overflow appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Thought Experiment: Mandatory Online Banking Security Standards

    Tripwire Guest Authors
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Banks are required by law to follow government regulations; these subject the banks to specific requirements, restrictions and guidelines. The end goal being, among other things, transparency. What about setting specific requirements for banking website security? Pew Research Center statistics reveal that 51% of U.S. adults bank online and 35% of cell phone owners bank […]… Read More The post Thought Experiment: Mandatory Online Banking Security Standards appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Data Privacy Day Raises Awareness on Consumer Privacy, Cybersecurity Best Practice

    Maritza Santillan
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
      On Wednesday, January 28, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) will launch its eighth annual Data Privacy Day in the United States in an effort to emphasize the importance of “respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.” The annual day of awareness aims to encourage consumers to become educated on how to strengthen the […]… Read More The post Data Privacy Day Raises Awareness on Consumer Privacy, Cybersecurity Best Practice appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Give01Day and IASME Partner to Secure UK Charities

    David Bisson
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Give01Day, an initiative that enables security professionals to volunteer their time to help charities meet their cyber security needs, is partnering with IASME, an accrediting body of the Cyber Essentials scheme, to provide UK charities with free webinars that will help them stay safe online. Beginning on February 15th, the two organizations will begin hosting […]… Read More The post Give01Day and IASME Partner to Secure UK Charities appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Marriott Customers’ Personal Details Exposed by Simple Web Flaw

    Graham Cluley
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Here’s a piece of advice for anyone responsible for securing a corporation’s data: If you discover security researcher Randy Westergren is using your app, you had best take a long hard look at whether you are protecting your users’ information properly. Because, if you’re not, there’s a good chance that he might be about to […]… Read More The post Marriott Customers’ Personal Details Exposed by Simple Web Flaw appeared first on The State of Security.
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    Yellow Bricks

  • EZT Disks with VSAN, why would you?

    Duncan Epping
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    I noticed a tweet today which made a statement around the use of eager zero thick disks in a VSAN setup for running applications like SQL Server. The reason this user felt this was needed was to avoid the hit on “first write to block on VMDK”, it is not the first time I have heard this and I have even seen some FUD around this so I figured I would write something up. On a traditional storage system, or at least in some cases, this first write to a new block takes a performance penalty. The main reason for this is that when the VMDK is thin, or lazy zero thick, the hypervisor will…
  • Lego VSAN EVO:RACK

    Duncan Epping
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    I know a lot of you guys have home labs and are always looking for that next cool thing. Every once in a while you see something cool floating by on twitter and in this case it was so cool I needed to share it with you guys. Someone posted a picture of his version of “EVO:RACK” leveraging Intel NUC, a small switch and Lego… How awesome is a Lego VSAN EVO:RACK?! Difficult to see indeed in the pics below, but if you look at this picture then you will see how the top of rack switch was included. Lego VSAN EVO Rack NUC style… Version 2.. Note top of rack…
  • E1000 VMware issues

    Duncan Epping
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Lately I’ve noticed that various people have been hitting my blog through the search string “e1000 VMware issues”, I want to make sure people end up in the right spot so I figured I would write a quick article that points people there. I’ve hit the issues described in the various KB articles myself, and I know how frustrating it can be. The majority of problems seen with the E1000 and E1000E drivers have been solved with the newer releases. I always run the latest and greatest version so it isn’t something I encounter any longer, but you may potentially witness…
  • Platform9 manages private clouds as a service

    Duncan Epping
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    A couple of months ago I introduced you to this new company founded by 4 former VMware employees called Platform9. I have been having discussions with them occasionally about what they were working on and I’ve been very intrigued by what they are building and am very pleased to see there first version go GA and want to congratulate them with hitting this major milestone. For those who are not familiar with what they do, this is what their website says: Platform9 Managed OpenStack is a cloud service that enables Enterprises to manage their internal server infrastructure as…
  • You wanted VMTN back? VMUG to the rescue!

    Duncan Epping
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    I’ve written about VMTN in the past and discussed the return of VMTN many times within VMware with various people all the way up to our CTO. Unfortunately due to various reasons it never happened, but fortunately the VMUG organization jumped on to it not too long ago and managed to get it revamped. If you are interested in it then see the blurb below, visit the VMUG website and sign up. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this and how surprised I was that the VMUG team has managed to pull this off in a relatively short time frame. Thanks VMUG! Source: VMUG –…
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    Cohesive Blog

  • State of Networking - Part 2 : Virtualization Layer

    Chris Swan
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    TL;DRThe virtualization layer is where the action has been at for the last couple of years. The ability to configure software defined networks in the hypervisor layer combined with the ability of orchestration systems to reach down into networking hardware through their APIs provides a complete and compelling solution for anybody building a cloud. Of course the big public cloud providers had this stuff figured out some time ago, so what's really happening here is that the technology is becoming more accessible to those building smaller clouds (whether they're public or private).BackgroundThis…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud, Networking, and Security: January 20 - 23

    M Walker
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Before we talk industry news and events, we have some big news: Introducing Cohesive Networks & VNS3:turret On Tuesday we made a big announcement - we've renamed from CohesiveFT to Cohesive Networks, and we released a new cloud network security product, VNS3:turret. To emphasize our focus on network security, we dropped the FT in our name. VNS3:turret is an application security controller that protects cloud applications with unique, encrypted "defense in depth" networks for each data center application. VNS3:turret is now part of our VNS3 product family:Cloud, Networking, and…
  • Looking back after eight crazy years - Cohesive Networks and VNS3:turret

    M Walker
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ryan Koop: Director of Products and Marketing at Cohesive Networks Back in 2006, I helped found Cohesive Flexible Technologies with Patrick Kerpan, Craig Heimark, Dwight Koop, and Alexis Richardson. Together, we (they) had decades of experience working in enterprise IT and financial services management. Patrick Kerpan, always the visionary, saw big changes coming in virtualization, distributed computing, secure networks, and software delivery. Today, most people call it cloud computing. The team saw that virtualization and middleware would present both security challenges and…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud, Networking, and Security: January 5 - 9

    M Walker
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Cloud, Networking, and Security news for the week of January 5th:Cisco survey finds that just over half (54%) of IT teams believe it is their responsibility to keep personal and company data safe. A third (39%) expected their company to take care of data security in the workplace for them - via Information AgeCloud Security Alliance: Data Security in the cloud now an executive-level concernRecommended reading for 2015 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrants from Gartner's Lydia Leong Wired: A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever >> hackers were able to…
  • State of Networking - Part 1 : Hardware Layer

    Chris Swan
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    TL;DRThere are three big things happening in the hardware layer: APIs, OpenFlow and commoditization. This is resulting in a cheaper network fabric that is configured as part of higher level orchestrations.BackgroundThis is the first of a three part series looking at the state of networking. Part 2 will look at the virtualization layer, and part 3 will look at the application layer. The layering concept is taken from the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) Rev. 2 Usage Model for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)  rather than the traditional OSI…
 
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    VMwareTips

  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/24/15

    Rick Scherer
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    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 password in My VMware (2103054) Date Published: 1/21/2015 Socialcast On Premise Logging in to Socialcast or launching Socialcast from an Identity Provider fails with invalid SAML SSO response (2105170) Date Published: 1/22/2015 VMware App Volumes Increasing timeout for App Volumes Admin (2101667) Date Published: 1/19/2015 Updating App Volumes Manager by changing…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/17/15

    Rick Scherer
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. VMware App Volumes Non domain computers does not appear in App Volumes Manager (2101172) Date Published: 1/16/2015 Installing App Volumes Manager fails with the error: Unable to start App Volumes Manager (2101957) Date Published: 1/16/2015 Network connectivity requirements for VMware App Volumes 2.5.X and later (2097818) Date Published: 1/16/2015 VMware ESXi Warning Event in the vCenter…
  • Want to help shape the future of EMC?

    Rick Scherer
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    A friend and fellow VCDX, Brad Maltz, is currently working in the EMC Office of the CTO as the Senior Director of Converged Infrastructure. As he works on laying out our strategics and product development efforts he would like to reach out to the masses, the real world, our customers and ask them… What do you have? What do you want?   So, our ask is simple… spend a couple of minutes answering a brief questionnaire and in result you not only will be helping shape the future of our endeavors but you may also win an awesome prize. Here is the excerpt from Brad’s blog with the…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/10/15

    Rick Scherer
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. VMware ESXi Unable to see the virtual machine entry in vCenter Server inventory (2101991) Date Published: 1/7/2015 Timekeeping issues on Fujitsu RX4770M1 based hosts (2096163) Date Published: 1/9/2015 Upgrading ESXi to ESXi 5.5 Update 2 Build 2143827 stops SCO Openserver virtual machine with E1000 network adapter to respond and spikes CPU usage (2101633) Date Published: 1/8/2015 VMware…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 1/3/15

    Rick Scherer
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. VMware ESXi The ESXi 5.1 host stops with a purple diagnostic screen and reports the error: SchedPowerGroupCharge@vmkernel#nover+0x1ae stack: 0x412212d1ba48 (2092510) Date Published: 12/31/2014 During a snapshot operation, virtual machine becomes unresponsive with one VCPU at 100% SWPWT(2094813) Date Published: 12/31/2014 After upgrading VMware Tools, you see the error: “The procedure…
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  • RHEV 3.4 reports application show as not installed – Fixed

    Eric Sarakaitis
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Redhat has a KB article out there that lists steps on re-configuring rhevm-reports for RHEV 3.3 here, but nothing is listed for RHEV 3.4. Below is what I did to fix rhevm-reports: First, make sure that rhevm-reports and rhevm-dwh are not installed on the system anymore: yum remove rhevm-reports rhevm-dwh Then, I removed the databases and users from the PostgreSQL server: su postgres -c 'dropdb -U postgres ovirt_engine_history' su postgres -c 'dropdb -U postgres rhevmreports' su postgres -c "psql -c 'drop role engine_history;'" su postgres -c "psql -c…
  • vBeers Columbus Returns on January 28th

    Scott Bowling
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Join us for the first Columbus vBeers of 2015. Our last visit to Rooster’s was in March so stop by for some wings and a beverage. This will be a non-sponsored event so bring your wallet, your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in Central Ohio’s IT community (including YOU!).  … Read the rest The post vBeers Columbus Returns on January 28th appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Using vSAN RVC to learn more about your vSAN environment

    Eric Sarakaitis
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    The vSAN Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is a very-much undocumented feature of vSAN that allows you to explore some pretty kick-ass features of vSAN in terms of what-if scenarios, cluster info, and dashboard information from the vCenter server appliance.… Read the rest The post Using vSAN RVC to learn more about your vSAN environment appeared first on vmware admins.
  • RedHat CloudForms Service Dialog to resize a VMware virtual disk

    Eric Sarakaitis
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Thanks to Matt Hyclak: Here’s what we’re using. We have a button attached to VMs that calls a Service Dialog to gather the disk information (size and disk). Currently we assume there’s only one SCSI controller, so there’s room for improvement, but this should do the heavy lifting.… Read the rest The post RedHat CloudForms Service Dialog to resize a VMware virtual disk appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Updated Quanta Winterfell BIOS fixes issue where you cannot send keystrokes to ESXi via IPMItool

    Eric Sarakaitis
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    After working this issue with Quanta/VMware since July of 2014, we finally have a new working issue for the Quanta Winterfell motherboards. What was happening: You could see everything on the SOL interface, but you could not send any key sequences (no keyboard input was being accepted).… Read the rest The post Updated Quanta Winterfell BIOS fixes issue where you cannot send keystrokes to ESXi via IPMItool appeared first on vmware admins.
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  • Biz Talk Server – Enabling Maximum Interoperability for a Business

    Mitesh Soni
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    Understanding Biz Talk Server Biz Talk Server is an ESB (enterprise service bus) developed by Microsoft to provide various business functionalities. It is a Microsoft registered trademark that acts as the central platform for business process management (BPM) and enterprise application integration. Additionally, Biz Talk Server embodies the automation and integration of Web services and XML technologies. Generally, Biz Talk Server provides the following functionalities to business enterprises; Business-to-business communication ability Enterprise application integration Business activity…
  • Desktop Hypervisors in 2015

    Steven Beaver
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Four and a half years ago, I wrote an article exploring the competition between Citrix and VMware in the desktop hypervisors space: Citrix and VMware face-off over client hypervisors. Citrix had just released XenDesktop 4.0 Feature Pack 2, which introduced XenClient as a bundled component in XenDesktop. One month earlier, at VMworld, VMware had broken… Read more → Desktop Hypervisors in 2015|The Virtualization Practice
  • Skinning the Apps

    Steven Beaver
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Our recent Virtualization EUC podcast conversation with Itzik Spitzen, CTO of Reddo Mobility, explained how his company turns Microsoft programs into web apps. Gray dogs like myself will remember how, back in the days of “everything is turning into a web app,” we used XenApp as a temporary solution. Because of this, most of Citrix’s… Read more → Skinning the Apps|The Virtualization Practice
  • VMware NSX – Unable to Delete/Remove NSX Logical Switch

    Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:16 pm
    I recently worked with my NSX Setup and I tried to remove/Delete one of the Logical Switch in my Lab.  I am getting the error Message “Resources are still in Use”.  We come to know from the error message that some of the resources like VM’s  are utilizing this Logical switch. That’s why we are not able to delete this Logical Switch. Yes, It is correct. Let’s discuss in this, How to verify what are all the resources are actively utilizing the NSX Logical Switch. Login to vSphere Web Client -> Network & Security ->Logical Switch ->…
  • VMware NSX – Unable to Delete/Remove NSX Logical Switch

    Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:16 pm
    I recently worked with my NSX Setup and I tried to remove/Delete one of the Logical Switch in my Lab.  I am getting the error Message “Resources are still in Use”.  We come to know from the error message that some of the resources like VM’s  are utilizing this Logical switch. That’s why we are not able to delete this Logical Switch. Yes, It is correct. Let’s discuss in this, How to verify what are all the resources are actively utilizing the NSX Logical Switch. Login to vSphere Web Client -> Network & Security ->Logical Switch ->…
 
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  • WANTED: Virtual Infrastructure Architect

    Simon Long
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    Fancy a change or a new challenge to kick off the new year? Then maybe this is for you. The OneCloud team within VMware, the team I work in, is looking for a Virtual Infrastructure Architect to join it’s strong architects team (5 VCDX’s). Job Description We are seeking a Virtual Infrastructure Architect with extensive experience working in a complex computing environment to join our internal cloud Design and Architecture team. You will work as part of a team that designs and architects VMware’s next generation internal cloud infrastructure. Your focus will be working with…
  • vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2014 (Saturday, 23th August 2014)

    Simon Long
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    VMworld San Francisco is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup!  The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2013 was a great time with a great turnout so I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without arranging another one.  The official vBeers tweetup goes from strength to strength and increases in popularity every year that passes, though still has the same great earthy community feel that it did during it’s first one back in 2009. The VMworld San Francisco vBeers Tweetup will be held on Saturday 23rd August, kicking off from 6:00pm. The vBeers Tweetup is…
  • Graphics Acceleration In Horizon View Virtual Desktops

    Simon Long
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    A quick heads-up about an update to a my My First Published Technical White Paper. The paper talks about the following topics: Why 3D Matters for VMware Horizon View Understanding the Differences Between Soft 3D/SVGA, vDGA and vSGA Prerequisites Application Requirements and Use Cases vSGA Installation vDGA Installation (Tech Preview) VMware Horizon View Pool Configuration for vSGA Performance Tuning Tips Resource Monitoring Troubleshooting Hopefully it should cover everything you need to enable your Horizon View desktops for 3D rendering. The Paper can be downloaded here: Graphics…
  • Double VCDX

    Simon Long
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Well people, I am pleased to announce that today I got confirmation that I have just been awarded the VCDX-DT (Desktop) certification. This will go alongside my VCDX-DV (Datacenter) making me a Double VCDX (Double-X). I’m one of only five people in the world who has achieved this. I’m pretty chuffed with that Good times! "Double VCDX" originally appeared on The SLOG. - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: VCDX #105 VCDX Defense Workshop at UK VMUG (Interested?) My VCDX study notes VMware Certified Advanced Professional – VCAP Simon Long (VCDX #105)
  • Living The American Dream

    Simon Long
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    I’ve always wanted to try living somewhere else in the world, to get some more life experience. However up until now I’ve not been in the position to be able to do this. But as one chapter in my life closes another chapter begins. Today I am please to announce that I have accepted a new job at VMware that will see me relocating to California (USA not Norfolk). I will be joining the OneCloud team as a Senior Cloud Architect, an exciting role which will really test me and push me to improve. I will based in the Bay Area (AKA. Silicon Valley) At VMware’s HQ in Palo Alto.
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  • A Thank You Gift to Kerry Lynn Cassidy: $1 Per Year

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:36 am
    A Thank You Gift to Kerry Lynn Cassidy: $1 Per Yearby Pierre CoupetUp until recently (in fact,  just a few months ago), I had never heard of Kerry Lynn Cassidy of Project Camelot.  I happened to come across her name by accident while I was conducting some research for an article I was writing which included a reference to interplanetary travel and a real possibility of coming across our interstellar cousins (extra-terrestrial beings) in the near to distant future.   Although I am somewhat ashamed and embarrassed to admit how gullible and clueless I was about that subject…
  • A Global Need for Principled Leaders

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    (Part 2 in a series of articles on A Global Need for Principled Leadership) A Global Need for Principled Leadersby Pierre Coupet So what does it mean to be a "Principled Leader" and why should we even care?  I am very much aware that there are some who would argue that the term "Principled Leader" is an oxymoron and that there is no empirical evidence to indicate that such animal has ever existed throughout the entire history of mankind.   As well, there are others who would argue that "pragmatism" takes precedence over "principles" and that they would rather be a…
  • Why Should Virtual Recruiters and Recruiters Partner with Virtual Organization Recruiters?

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Why should "virtual recruiters" and "brick and mortar recruiters"  partner with "virtual organization recruiters"?    Before I answer that question, let's analyze the difference between them.Although virtual recruiters and virtual organization recruiters both operate in a completely virtual environment,  the primary difference is that the "virtual organization recruiter" specializes in recruiting ONLY personnel who will primarily be working in either a 100%  "virtual" or "virtual organization" environment.   That means a "virtual organization…
  • A Global Need for Principled Leadership

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    (Part 1 - In a series of articles about Global Need for Principled Leadership)A Global Need for Principled Leadershipby Pierre CoupetIf you were wondering and asking,"Pierre, what does 'principled leadership' have anything to do with virtual organization management and The New Virtual Organization World?" then the answer is "everything." So read on and you'll understand why.     As far back as I can remember as a child growing up, all the way up to the time that my father moved on to the next world a few years ago,  I used to always hear him say a variation of these words:…
  • My Vision .... Global and Widespread Adoption of Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
     (Part 2 - In a series of articles about My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World.) Global and Widespread Adoption of Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment for All PersonnelWhether you work for a mom-and-pop organization, one of the largest corporations in the world, a non-governmental organization (NGO) or major nonprofit organization, a governmental entity, or an educational institution, advances in virtualization technologies and social and collaborative tools and services are forcing all organizations to consider how to become more efficient and productive in a virtual…
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  • Configure Active Directory authentication for Nutanix Prism

    Brian Suhr
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe more I work with Nutanix the more I learn and like about the product. There have been a few things that have been on my to do list lately and a few ideas spawned from customers. So I will be writing up some articles about these topics and enable AD authentication is the first one. In this post I will walkthrough the steps needed to enable AD as a source for authentication. You will still be able to use local accounts if you wish. Configure AD source The first step here is to create a link to the AD domain that we wish to use for authentication. Use the settings icon…
  • No one application delivery strategy to rule them all

    Brian Suhr
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    Advertise here with BSAThis topic is something that has been coming up more often in conversations with customers when talking about architecture of a modern EUC environment. Enterprises are looking for better ways to manage computers that their users rely on for their work each day. A big portion is application functions such as installing, updating and controlling access. A common request is I don’t want multiple ways to do this type of work, one approach is the desire. To that I say “No one application delivery strategy to rule them all”   I understand the desire to…
  • Creating a VMware Datastore on DataGravity storage

    Brian Suhr
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAI have recently been evaluating and getting to know the initial storage offering from DataGravity. In short they offer a unique storage array that offers hybrid storage and storage analytics all in one simple and easy to use offering. As I work with the product I will probably write up a few blog posts on how to work with things. Expect a detailed review over at Data Center Zombie soon after the new year. I’m finding the product to be very easy to work with and thought a simple walk through on how to create a new export that will be mounted as a VMware datastore…
  • Tintri blows the top off with 3 new models and a bucket of features

    Brian Suhr
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Advertise here with BSATintri has been selling storage arrays for almost four years now and we have seen them go from a single model offering to the current three models. Along the way they have added features and supported additional hypervisors. Today Tintri is blowing the top off of things and announcing their biggest update since coming out of stealth. If you would like to learn more about Tintri you can read the in-depth Tintri review over at Data Center Zombie. The T800 Series As part of todays release is a new set of storage arrays from Tintri. The T800 series is a line of bigger,…
  • CloudPhysics helps unearth some scary statistics in the Halloween spirit

    Brian Suhr
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAI have written about CloudPhysics in the past and I think the tool has some cool features. They continue to add features and think up new ways to use all the data they collect about your data center and compare to others. There are some scary things that can hide in your data center. The infographic below was pretty cool. The part that scared me was 22% of vSphere 5.5 hosts are still un-protected for SSL Heartbleed vulnerability. Take some time if you have not already and get to know the CloudPhysics offering. You can read more about the features at the official…
 
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  • RHEV 3.4 reports application show as not installed – Fixed

    Eric Sarakaitis
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Redhat has a KB article out there that lists steps on re-configuring rhevm-reports for RHEV 3.3 here, but nothing is listed for RHEV 3.4. Below is what I did to fix rhevm-reports: First, make sure that rhevm-reports and rhevm-dwh are not installed on the system anymore: yum remove rhevm-reports rhevm-dwh Then, I removed the databases and users from the PostgreSQL server: su postgres -c 'dropdb -U postgres ovirt_engine_history' su postgres -c 'dropdb -U postgres rhevmreports' su postgres -c "psql -c 'drop role engine_history;'" su postgres -c "psql -c…
  • vBeers Columbus Returns on January 28th

    Scott Bowling
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Join us for the first Columbus vBeers of 2015. Our last visit to Rooster’s was in March so stop by for some wings and a beverage. This will be a non-sponsored event so bring your wallet, your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in Central Ohio’s IT community (including YOU!).  … Read the rest The post vBeers Columbus Returns on January 28th appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Using vSAN RVC to learn more about your vSAN environment

    Eric Sarakaitis
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    The vSAN Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is a very-much undocumented feature of vSAN that allows you to explore some pretty kick-ass features of vSAN in terms of what-if scenarios, cluster info, and dashboard information from the vCenter server appliance.… Read the rest The post Using vSAN RVC to learn more about your vSAN environment appeared first on vmware admins.
  • RedHat CloudForms Service Dialog to resize a VMware virtual disk

    Eric Sarakaitis
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Thanks to Matt Hyclak: Here’s what we’re using. We have a button attached to VMs that calls a Service Dialog to gather the disk information (size and disk). Currently we assume there’s only one SCSI controller, so there’s room for improvement, but this should do the heavy lifting.… Read the rest The post RedHat CloudForms Service Dialog to resize a VMware virtual disk appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Updated Quanta Winterfell BIOS fixes issue where you cannot send keystrokes to ESXi via IPMItool

    Eric Sarakaitis
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    After working this issue with Quanta/VMware since July of 2014, we finally have a new working issue for the Quanta Winterfell motherboards. What was happening: You could see everything on the SOL interface, but you could not send any key sequences (no keyboard input was being accepted).… Read the rest The post Updated Quanta Winterfell BIOS fixes issue where you cannot send keystrokes to ESXi via IPMItool appeared first on vmware admins.
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  • 8 Gems in Veeam Availabilty Suite V8. Part 8: Hyper-V

    Chris Henley
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. Luca was nice enough to ask my opinion about some gems in Veeam Backup & Replication V8 related to Hyper-V.  Gem #8 is all about how Veeam makes what would otherwise be complex and challenging data protection scenarios in Hyper-V really easy. Also available in this series: Part 1: Linux certificate-based authentication Part 2: Quick Rollback Part 3: Quick Backup Part 4: Support…
  • 8 gems in Veeam Availability Suite v8. Part 7: Save as Default

    Luca Dell'Oca
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software. I’ve created a list of my favorite 8 new technical features, my “gems". In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this seventh episode, we will talk about…
  • 8 gems in Veeam Availability Suite v8. Part 6: Tape Server

    Luca Dell'Oca
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:11 am
    Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software. I’ve created a list of my favorite 8 new technical features, my “gems". In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this sixth episode, we will talk about…
  • Education and networking are everything: VeeamON 2015 announced!

    Rick Vanover
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Its official, we are heading back to Las Vegas this year for VeeamON 2015! We’ve just announced that the world’s premier data center availability event will be held at the Aria Resort & Casino from October 26- 29 this year. We’ve added an additional day and will have even more people attending this great event with nearly double the participation! This will be a one-of-a-kind event for customers, partners and prospects to connect for everything Veeam. 2015 will prove to be bigger and better, yet built on the successful elements of last year’s event. We took the feedback from…
  • 8 gems in Veeam Availability Suite v8. Part 5: Snapshot Hunter

    Luca Dell'Oca
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software. I’ve created a list of my favorite 8 new technical features, my “gems". In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this fifth episode, we will talk about…
 
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  • Are you a specialist in mobile payments?

    Jeremy Calvey
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    Soon, we will no longer need to carry cash, our smartphone is about to turn into a real electronic wallet. What do you know of the world of mobile payments? Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to … Continue reading → The post Are you a specialist in mobile payments? appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • Test your knowledge of business continuity in your data center?

    Paul Lopez
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    To cope with failure, natural disasters or accidents, the data center contains your data that must be protected by a series of measures. But are you familiar with these practices? Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to … Continue reading → The post Test your knowledge of business continuity in your data center? appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • Ur / Web, the new programming language made in MIT

    Jeremy Calvey
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    Ur / Web, simplifying the programming language of web made in MIT An MIT researcher presented a programming language called Ur/Web which aims to simplify the development of Web page. The MIT researchers are redoubling their efforts to create programming … Continue reading → The post Ur / Web, the new programming language made in MIT appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • What is the optimal path for Cloud?

    Jeremy Calvey
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    In terms of cloud, many CIOs turn first to a public cloud that can be used deploy business application in an evolutionary way. This solution has clear advantages, such as connecting to networks quickly. However, for some reasons companies cannot … Continue reading → The post What is the optimal path for Cloud? appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • The difference between FTPS and SFTP

    Jeremy Calvey
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    When performing a file transfer generally we all opts FTP, but security is not negligible kind of thing so we will have to opt secured version of FTP namely FTPS or SFTP. However, you may ask what is the difference … Continue reading → The post The difference between FTPS and SFTP appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
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  • Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Scale Computing

    mrlesmithjr
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Scale Computing Scale Computing was the last and final vendor to do a presentation last week at Tech Field Day – VFD4 (Virtualization Field Day 4) in Austin, TX. I really appreciated their style of presenting. Very laid back and deep knowledge of their product. Below is a snippet from their website that explains what Scale Computing is about…. ” Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server. Using…
  • Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Platform9

    mrlesmithjr
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Platform9   Last week at Tech Field Day – #VFD4 in Austin, TX I had the pleasure of seeing Platform9 for the first time and I was extremely impressed on what they bring to the table. So what exactly is it that Platform9 delivers? Well the following is directly quoted from their website. Platform9 makes OpenStack Based Private Clouds Easy Platform9 is the simplest way for Enterprises to implement an OpenStack based, agile, self-service Private Cloud. With Platform9, Enterprises can go from having a sprawl of virtualized or non-virtualized…
  • Graylog2 v0.92.4 Install Script

    mrlesmithjr
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Graylog2 v0.92.4 Install Script This post will only cover a fresh new install of Graylog2. To install Graylog2 v0.92.4 do the following on a Ubuntu 12.x/13.x/14.x server. sudo apt-get install git cd ~ git clone https://github.com/mrlesmithjr/graylog2 chmod +x graylog2/install_graylog2_90_ubuntu.sh sudo ./graylog2/install_graylog2_90_ubuntu.sh For additional steps in setting up head over to this post. Enjoy!
  • Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Dell FX Architecture

    mrlesmithjr
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Tech Field Day – #VFD4 – Dell FX Architecture Carol Pflueger, Servers Product Manager, introduces the Dell PowerEdge FX architecture First off I would like say that Carol was top notch on this presentation. As always it is awesome to see women in tech breaking it all down; and that she did. I would highly recommend that you check out her presentation if you can. Right off of the top of my head being part of this presentation was “OMG the possibilities with this platform are endless”. Thinking to myself hyper-converged in a blade footprint rocks. I know there are other…
  • Tech Field Day – #VFD4 Experience

    mrlesmithjr
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Tech Field Day – #VFD4 Experience Last week I had the honor of being a delegate for Tech Field VFD4 (Virtualization Field Day 4) in Austin, TX. This was my first time ever being a delegate so I was not really sure what to expect. I arrived in Austin, TX on Tuesday 01/13/2015 and the fun began. We all met up for dinner that night and took some time to get to know one another a bit in preparation of the event starting the next morning. Dinner was awesome and everyone had a great time talking and introducing themselves. The event kicked off  on Wednesday morning bright and early so we…
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  • Improving the End User Experience When Using AWS

    IL
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Improving the End User Experience with Amazon Web Services This the final post of our series on DevOps. Check out Part 8: DevOps Automation.  End user experience is a combination of several factors: the reliability, availability and performance of the infrastructure, platforms and applications that an organization offers, and the impact these have on user […]The post Improving the End User Experience When Using AWS appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • DevOps Automation: Financial Implication and Benefits with AWS

    IL
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    The Financial Implication and Benefits of an Automation using DevOps in AWS This the 8th part of our series on DevOps. Check out Part 7: How DevOps can Improve Reliability When Deploying with AWS.  Automation applied to efficient operations can lead to a gain in efficiency that directly translates to the bottom line of a business. […]The post DevOps Automation: Financial Implication and Benefits with AWS appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • Police Body Cameras and Cloud Storage: Providing the Infrastructure for Success

    IL
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Cloud Hosting Provides Data Management for Police Body Cameras This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. Any legal information provided in this post should not be relied upon as legal advice. It is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship and readers should not act upon the information presented without first seeking legal counsel. After the tragic […]The post Police Body Cameras and Cloud Storage: Providing the Infrastructure for Success appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • Healthcare Security: 3 Reasons Why Hackers Target Healthcare Clouds

    JG
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Three Reasons Why Hackers Target Healthcare Clouds Thanks to our friends at Alert Logic for sharing this article. Many industries have unique characteristics that make them attractive data breach targets. Financial services organizations manage money, media sites can deliver hacker’s messages to a wide audience, and government departments have confidential information of interest to other […]The post Healthcare Security: 3 Reasons Why Hackers Target Healthcare Clouds appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • Sony Hack: Costs of Cyber Attacks and DIY Data Management

    IL
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    Cloud Hosting Becomes More Appealing for Data Security as the Costs of Cyber Attacks Add Up: A Lesson From Sony Pictures Entertainment This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. Any legal information provided in this post should not be relied upon as legal advice. It is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship and readers should […]The post Sony Hack: Costs of Cyber Attacks and DIY Data Management appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
 
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