Month: March 2014

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Rawlinson Rivera Now that we have officially launched Virtual SAN, its time for everyone to get up to speed with the some of the latest and greatest changes with regards to the new design and sizing considerations guidance for Virtual SAN. Yesterday, we announced the official release time frame for the general availability of the product the week of March 10th as well as the items listed below: 3 to 32 node cluster support Maximum support of 3200 Virtual Machines 2 Read more […]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

A couple of days ago VMware quietly released Update 1 of its management platform for vSphere, vCenter Server 5.5. This release, unlike 5.5.0.b released in december 2013, aside several resolved issues, introduces also some new features such vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in availability in vSphere Web Client andvCenter Server support on Windows Server 2012 R2. Among the fixed bugs is reported a NTP (Network Time Protocol) daemon issue that left vCenter Server Virtual Appliances Read more […]

VMware makes Virtual SAN generally available

VMware makes Virtual SAN generally available

In august last year, VMware announced the first public beta of Virtual SAN (VSAN), a software-defined storage tier embedded directly within vSphere 5.5 hypervisor (but licensed separately). It constitutes (with NSX) one of the key components of VMware’s vision of a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Now VMware has announced that VSAN is generally available. Customers will be able to deploy VSAN nodes in a couple of ways:   Ready Node, a single tested pre-configured server Ready Read more […]

VMware launches its Horizon Desktop as a Service offering

VMware launches its Horizon Desktop as a Service offering

VMware announced the release of VMware Horizon DaaS, its Desktop as a Service offering running on top of vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service. VMware will offer desktops through Windows Server environments, using the SPLA licensing terms. But it will also offer Windows Client Desktops, where users should bring their own SA licenses. Support for Remote Desktop Services will be added later this year. On the website of Brian Madden, extra Read more […]

Release: VMware Horizon Mirage 4.4

Release: VMware Horizon Mirage 4.4

VMware has released version 4.4. of its centralized image management for Windows desktops with backup and OS migration capabilities: Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage uses a layering technology to segment OS, applications and user personalizations into isolated containers allowing administrators to separately manage hardware and each layer of software. Horizon Mirage is build on the technology which VMware acquired when it acquired Wanova in 2012. VMware later integrated this into its Horizon product Read more […]