Month: December 2012

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0b

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0b

VMware has released an update for vCenter Server 5.1. The update contains some bugfixes as described in the release notes. The problems solved are: Timeout errors occurring when logging in to the vSphere Client have been addressed. You can log in to a vSphere Web Client as a user of an Active Directory domain that has a non-standard UPN. Read more […]

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2

Although VMware already released version 5.1 of vSphere it still updates earlier supported versions as well. VMware has released Update 2 for both its hypervisor ESXi and its hypervisor management platform vCenter 5.0. This update can be installed on top of vSphere 5.0 or vSphere 5.0 Update 1. ESXi 5.0 update 2 adds some support for additional Operating Systems and fixes a long list of issues as described in the release notes:   Support for Solaris 11 & 11.1 Support for Mac OS X Read more […]

ALERT: Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops

ALERT: Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops

VMware is warning about the View 5.1.2 upgrade if physical machines are used as desktops behind the brokers. Please read the following KB article… Here is the link to the original article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2041977   Performance/Stability issues when using View 5.1.2 Agent on physical machine based desktops Symptoms In environments with the 5.1.2 Agent installed on physical machines, broker performance Read more […]

Release: VMware View 5.1.2

Release: VMware View 5.1.2

VMware has released version 5.1.2. for its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product View. This version is considered a maintenance release which can be used to upgrade from View 5.1 which was released in May this year or View 5.1.1. Some of the issues resolved in this release are: Network printers were not being redirected into desktop virtual machines after upgrading to View 5.1. VMware View contains a critical directory traversal vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated remote attacker Read more […]

Paper: VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices

Paper: VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices

VMware has updated its VMFS Technical Overview paper for vSphere 5.1. The Paper titled VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices contains 17 pages and details how the VMware File System (VMFS) works. VMFS increases resource utilization by providing multiple virtual machines with shared access to a consolidated pool of clustered storage. VMFS provides the basis for other VMware services like virtual machine snapshots, VMware vSphere Thin Provisioning, VMware vSphere vMotion, VMware Read more […]

Paper: VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)

Paper: VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)

VMware has released a paper titled: VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI), the paper which contains 19 pages details the current vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI) available today. When VAAI was introduced in the vSphere 4.1 timeframe there were three block based storage (Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE) and with the introduction of vSpere 2 VAAI primitives for NAS storage and vSphere Thin Provisioning were introduced. VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration Read more […]

Release: VMware vFabric Application Director 5.0

Release: VMware vFabric Application Director 5.0

VMware has released version 5 of its application provisioning, update life cycle, and release automation solution of application deployment topologies called vFabric Application Director. vFabric Application director is part of the VMware vFabric suite Advanced or the vCloud Infrastructure Suite Enterprise. vFabric Application Directors allows you to declare applications and related components by making a blueprint, which later integrates with the vCloud API’s to deploy into a private or public Read more […]