Month: October 2013

VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide released

VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide released

Released in beta in the first days of October, the VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide has now been released for General Availability in the Communities and soon also on the Hardening Guide page on VMware.com. The document contains a list of guidelines focused on improving the security of vSphere 5.5 components and covers the following elements: Virtual Machines ESXi hosts Virtual Network vCenter Server plus its database and clients. vCenter Web Client vCenter SSO Server vCenter Virtual Read more […]

Paper: FAQ VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache 1.0

Paper: FAQ VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache 1.0

VMware has released a Frequently Asked Questions paper on vSphere Flash Read Cache. The FAQ which contains 5 Pages provides answers to 67 questions on the Flash Read Cache functionality. vSphere Flash Read Cache, which is a new feature of vSphere 5.5 enables the pooling of multiple Flash-based devices into a single consumable vSphere construct called a Virtual Flash Resource. The Virtual Flash Resource is consumed and managed in the same way CPU and memory are done today in vSphere. For more information Read more […]

VMware Workstation 10.0.1 released

VMware Workstation 10.0.1 released

VMware released a maintenance update on VMware workstation version 10. The following issues are resolved in VMware Workstation 10.0.1.   Easy Install supports RTM versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Easy Install now supports RTM versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Workstation or Player on Windows freezes if another application is frozen. Other stuck Windows applications could cause Workstation or Player to freeze while waiting for the application to Read more […]

Read all about it: VMware® Horizon View™ 5.3

Read all about it: VMware® Horizon View™ 5.3

by Pat Lee, Director of Product Management, VMware End-User Computing, VMware Inc. On behalf of everyone at VMware End-User Computing, I’m proud to bring to you an exciting product announcement from EUC, just in time for VMworld Europe! Now, you may be wondering—Horizon View 5.3? Wasn’t there just a 5.2? Isn’t 5.3 just a minor release? Perhaps this is true by the standards of release numbering, but it is so much more in the context of the work we’ve done and the features we’re delivering. There’s Read more […]

VMworld Europe 2013 announcements

VMworld Europe 2013 announcements

Like each year VMware saves some of the announcements for VMware Europe. Most are made at the US event. VMware announced in Barcelona new releases of products part of  its end-user computing and management portfolio: vCloud Automation Center 6.0 (general availability middle of November 2013) vCloud Operations Management Suite 5.8 (general availability middle of December 2013) vCenter Log Insight 1.5 (general availability middle of December 2013) IT Business Management Suite 8.0 (general Read more […]

Release: VMware announces vCloud Operations Management Suite 5.8

Release: VMware announces vCloud Operations Management Suite 5.8

vCenter Operations Management Suite version 5.8 has 4 new features: monitor business critical applications monitor fiber channel storage monitor Hyper-v servers monitor Amazon AWS services Monitor business critical applications In the 5.8 release application monitoring is limited to Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server. vCenter Operations Management Packs for Microsoft applications will be available to get insight into the health of Microsoft applications. A management pack (MP) provides Read more […]

VMware announces Log Insight 1.5 TP 3

VMware announces Log Insight 1.5 TP 3

A month after the release of TP 2, VMware announces the availabilityof VMware Log Insight 1.5 Technical Preview 3, another fast releaseof this log management, aggregation and analysis tool that is trying to compete with more affirmed competitors like Splunk.   The new features introduced with this release are: The Health page has been replaced from the System Monitor page, in the same way the System Info tab has been replaced from the Resource tab that now also features live charts. Now Read more […]

Paper: VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture“. The paper which contains 30 pages details a reference architecture based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads and infrastructure system configurations. The RA uses the VCE Vblock Specialized System for Extreme Applications, composed of Cisco UCS server blades and EMC XtremIO flash storage, to support a 7,000-user VMware Horizon View 5.2 deployment. Benchmarking was done using the Login VSI Max Read more […]

VMware hints on VMworld Europe announcements

VMware hints on VMworld Europe announcements

Each year at VMworld VMware announces new or updated products. This year we saw at VMworld US  the announcement of many new releases like vSphere 5.5 and the public beta of Virtual SAN. VMware saves some of the new announcements for VMworld Europe. The European edition of one of worlds largest IT-events is to be held in Barcelona, Spain October 15-17. While VMware is always very secret about new releases (even about the version number) the content of breakout sessions give a clue. This blogposting published Read more […]

VMware releases Horizon Workspace Manager 1.5.1

VMware releases Horizon Workspace Manager 1.5.1

At October 10 VMware released version 1.5.1 of Horizon Workspace Manager. This is a minor update to 1.5.0. New in this release are updated VMware Horizon Workspace Client for Macintosh & Windows. Download here. Horizon Workspace Manager enables mobile devices and mobile users to access corporate data and applications. It can be seen as a broker. For accessing data it can be seen as the Dropbox for the Enterprise. While Dropbox does not allow control by the IT-department, Horizon Workspace Read more […]