The Cross-VC NSX feature introduced in VMware NSX 6.2, allows for NSX logical networking and security support across multiple vCenters. Logical switches (LS), distributed logical routers (DLR) and distributed firewall (DFW) can now be deployed across multiple vCenter domains. These Cross-VC NSX objects are called Universal objects. The universal objects are similar to distributed logical switches, routers, and firewall except they have global or universal scope, meaning they can span multiple vCenter Read more [...]
VMware announced the first step towards making a HTML5 Web Client a reality, the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling. This first release of the Fling will focus primarily on VM management, with more updates coming. Here is a list of the features and operations available in this first release:
VM power operations
VM Edit Settings (simple CPU, Memory, Disk changes)
VM and Host Summary pages
VM Migration (only to a Host)
Clone to Template/ VM
Create VM on a Host (limited)
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HP has changed the vibsdepot URL to the new hpe.com Domain.
Effect: If you don´t change the URL to the new one, VMware Update Manager will get troubles downloading patches from the HP repository.
The new URL is: http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index.xml (all downloads) and http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index-drv.xml (drivers only)
VMware and HP has published a KB/Advisory about HP GEN9 Systems running on ESXi 6.0U1.
After upgrading to ESXi 6.0 UPDATE1 the host cannot detect local disks anymore.
You can workaround this issue with a manual driver downgrade.
HP will release a fixed driver asap. I will inform you.
VMware released a patch for ESXi 5.5U3:
Product: VMware ESXi 5.5
Release date: October 6, 2015
Links: KB2133824 | Download
The patch resolves the Snapshots Bug in ESXi 5.5 UPDATE 3 that has been documented by VMware in KB: KB2133118
The ESXi Installable has also been replaced with ESXi 5.5 Update 3a (ESXi 5.5 Update 3 is gone):
VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 3a [Release Notes] [Download]
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VMware has released a paper titled: "VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture". The paper which contains 53 pages describes a reference architecture for building a VMware Horizon 6 deployment supporting 2,000 till 10,00 users with an existing server and storage infrastructure.
The Horizon 6 reference architecture combines the technologies of standard rack-mount server hardware running on EMC VNX storage, VMware View Accelerator (to accelerate existing SAN), VMware ESXi 5.5, and Horizon 6 to produce Read more [...]
The Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is an open source software library for Linux User Space applications that enables higher levels of packet processing throughput, that gives application developers the ability to address compute and I/O intensive workloads, typically found in Telecom and networking use cases, on general purpose, Intel architecture-based processors, without the need of dedicated hardware.
This paper, titled Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) with VMware vSphere, Read more [...]
VMware has released a paper titled:"Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN". The paper which contains 50 pages contains a reference architecture for VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations.
It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5.
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Besides releasing the public beta 2 for vSphere 6.0 today, VMware also released a beta for Virtual Volumes (VVOLs).
Virtual Volumes allows a Virtual Machine and its disk to become a unit of storage management for a storage system by encapsulating virtual disks and virtual machine files. These files are stored natively on the storage system. VVOLs uses the vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) which makes the storage system aware of the virtual volumes and how they relate to the virtual machines. Read more [...]
On Tuesday VMware opened the Public Beta Program for the upcoming vSphere 6.0.
This Beta 2 gives the possibility to virtually any customer to test the next release of VMware’s flagship product, gaining some competitive advantages on its side and providing precious feedbacks to the vSphere Team.
You can join vSphere Beta2 Program using this link: https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere-beta
After you’ve gained access to the Beta Community you’ll be able to attend to the first Read more [...]