Month: November 2012

Release: VMware ThinApp 4.7.3

Release: VMware ThinApp 4.7.3

VMware last week released version 4.7.3. of its application virtualization product ThinApp. This version is the follow up of version 4.7.2. which wasreleased in July this year. This release adds support for packaging and execution of virtualized applications on the Windows 8 OS from Microsoft. Besides adding support for Windows 8, the update also resolves some issues, like the JavaScript errors when the EULA screen is displayed while installing the ThinApp application. These resolved issues and Read more […]

Paper: Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments

Paper: Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments

VKernel, now part of DELL has released a paper titled:”Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments”. The paper which can be downloaded after registration contains 13 pages and is written by Scott D. Lowe and provides insight in the pros and cons of oversubscription of Processing, Memory and Storage resources. Scott also details how far oversubscription should be taken before it becomes dangerous. Scott uses vOps Server Explorer, for which VKernel Read more […]

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0.2

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0.2

VMware last week updated its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac to version 5.0.2 (build 900491). This version is the follow up of version 5.0.1 which was released in September this year and is intended to be used on top of the major release version 5 released in August. Version 5.0.2. is a so called maintenance release, meaning that only issues are solved and no new functionality is introduced. The main issues solved are USB 3.0 stability and graphic improvements when running Microsoft Read more […]

Release: VMware Workstation 9.0.1

Release: VMware Workstation 9.0.1

VMware has released version 9.0.1 of its desktop virtualization platform Workstation. This maintenance release can be installed on top of version 9.0 which was released in August this year. The 9.0.1 update (build 894247) adds support for Ubuntu 12.10 as a host and guest and Solaris 11 as a guest OS. Besides this some issues are resolved, like the ability to mount a .vmdk file as a drive by right-clicking the file in File Explorer and use of more memory on host systems having more than 4 GB of memory Read more […]

Paper: VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

Paper: VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

VMware has released a paper titled:”VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1″. The paper which contains 16 pages describes what VMware has done in order to extend the support to a maximum of 32 hosts in a ESX cluster when VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) is used. Versions prior to View 5.1 only supported 8 hosts in an ESX Cluster when (VMFS) was used, when NFS storage is used for linked clone replica creation.   The paper answers the following questions, among Read more […]

vTech: VMware ESXi 5.1 Reference Poster

vTech: VMware ESXi 5.1 Reference Poster

VMware has updated its reference poster for ESXi 5.1. The poster which can be downloaded in PDF format gives an overview of all the features provided by ESXi 5.1, like Name spaces, Host, Virtual Machine, Storage and Network commands and much more. More VMware posters, like VMware Management with PowerCLI 5.1,VMware vCloud Networking Poster and the VMware Hands-On Labs 2012 Poster are available at the following URL: http://vmware.com/go/posters/   Read more […]