Month: June 2012

Release: VMware WSX Server for Windows

Release: VMware WSX Server for Windows

Reading the last update of VMware Workstation Technology Preview – June 2012 Overview, a noticeable information is related to WSX Server, an experimental features that allows users to access their shared virtual machines via web browser without installing any plug-ins or web controls just using HTML5. Both Windows and Linux installations are available for download as a part of the technology preview. This software has several limitations: You must be on the same network as your host Read more […]

Solution: VMware View 5.1 Security Server – Server´s certificate cannot be checked

Solution: VMware View 5.1 Security Server – Server´s certificate cannot be checked

I think, I´m not alone with certificate problems after upgrading to View 5.1. Since View 5.1, VMware moves all certs from the JAVA Keystore (JKS) in the Windows Keystore. And some customers may got problems after upgrading if they are using an external signed certificate (like me)… In my case, all my Security Servers was shown up red in the View Administrator Dashboard. And I´ve seen the following error message: So what can we do to get these the Security Servers “green”… A small workaround Read more […]

Release: VMware ThinApp 4.7.1

Release: VMware ThinApp 4.7.1

In April VMware released a minor upgrade for ThinApp 4.7, its application virtualization solution. This release is worth to be reported because fixes a problem running multiple Office 2010 licensing services. Quoting from VMware ThinApp Blog: .. you’re now able to run virtualized Project 2010 while Office 2010 being natively installed .. The ability to remove the Sandbox on start of the package was also introduced. ThinApp version 4.7.1 is now available for download here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=THIN-471&productId=161&rPId=2503 For Read more […]

Release: VMware Horizon Application Manager 1.5

Release: VMware Horizon Application Manager 1.5

Last week the VMware End-User Computing team announced the release of VMware Horizon Application Manager 1.5. Announced in various occasions as a core component of the VMware end-user computing portfolio, Horizon Application Manager is capable to manage Windows-based applications as well as public and private cloud applications in a centralized, policy-based way. CONTINUE READING… Read more […]

VMware ThinApp Factory is now Freely Available

VMware ThinApp Factory is now Freely Available

By Aaron Black, ThinApp Product Management, End-User Computing I’d like to announce that VMware’s ThinApp Factory is now freely available on our VMware Lab’s website  The ThinApp Factory is a virtual appliance that brings centralized administration and automation to the process of creating virtualized Windows applications with VMware ThinApp technology.  ThinApp Factory utilizes vSphere API’s to spawn workloads that automatically convert fileshares of application installers into ThinApp Read more […]

VMware Takes On Chatter By Offering Socialcast For Free

VMware Takes On Chatter By Offering Socialcast For Free

VMware (NYSE:VMW), the leading virtualization company, has announced that it will reintroduce the enterprise social networking platform Socialcast. VMware acquired the company in 2011 and has announced that it will support a full feature version of the product for up-to 50 users for free. It believes that a scaled back free version offered in current freemium models does not give potential customers a good user experience and its current strategy might help convert potential customers effectively. [1] Growth Read more […]

VMware vSphere 5.0 Earns Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification

VMware vSphere 5.0 Earns Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification

Industry’s Most Trusted and Widely Deployed Virtualization Platform Achieves Highest-Level Security Certification PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30, 2012 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMware vSphere™ 5.0 has achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4+) under the Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS). Common Criteria is an international set of guidelines (ISO 15408) Read more […]

How to configure Multi-NIC-vMotion in VMware vSphere 5

How to configure Multi-NIC-vMotion in VMware vSphere 5

We have two new videos for your viewing pleasure today. Both videos discuss and demonstrate the processes involved with configuring Multi-NIC-vMotion in vSphere 5.0 The first video details the process relating to a Standard vSwitch and the second video shows the process concerning a Distributed vSwitch. Both of these videos were created with the assistance and guidance of our friend Duncan Epping over at Yellow Bricks. Thanks Duncan! We hope you enjoy these videos! How to configure a vMotion Read more […]

Paper: VMware vSphere Storage DRS Interoperability

Paper: VMware vSphere Storage DRS Interoperability

On Friday VMware published a paper intended for costumers that are evaluating an implementation of VMware vSphere Storage DRS in combination with advanced storage device features or other VMware Products. Virtual machine storage provisioning historically has imposed operational challenges. Monitoring datastore capacity and I/O load has proven to be very difficult and as a result is often neglected. During the provisioning process for virtual machines, virtual disk datastores are often randomly Read more […]

On the AppStore: vPowerCLI5 for iPhone and iPad

On the AppStore: vPowerCLI5 for iPhone and iPad

If you take a look into the Productivity category of Apple’s AppStore you will find an useful app called vPowerCLI5 Reference. This app is to be used for referencing the 300 and more VMware vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets. PowerCLI is the vSphere command line tool that lets administrators automate all aspects of vSphere management, including network, storage, VM, guest OS, etc. Read more […]