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Release: VMware Patches that addresses the OpenSSL security vulnerabilities (heartbleed)

Release: VMware Patches that addresses the OpenSSL security vulnerabilities (heartbleed)

Yesterday, VMware releases patches for many affected datacenter products (vCenter 5.5, ESXi 5.5,…) to fix the OpenSSL security vulnerabilities (called “heartbleed”). To find out which products are affected you can read the following Advisory (VMSA) from VMware. You can also find the minimum version of fixed products to bugfix it. VMSA-2014-0004.6 Enduser/Client products like VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, Horizon View Client,… are also already fixed and downloadable at my.vmware.com It Read more […]

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 […]

Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled:”VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture”. The paper which contains 28 pages covers a reference architecture for VMware Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage provides centralized image management for Windows desktops with enhanced levels of backup and OS migration capabilities. The reference architecture provides guidance on how to backup desktops deployed throughout the enterprise, and how to migrate remote desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7. The Read more […]

Paper: VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Reference Architecture”, the paper which contains 21 pages provides recommendations about deployment topology, hardware specifications and scalability for vCloud Automation Center version 6.0, vCloud Application Director version 6.0 and IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition version 1.0. The paper provides recommendations for small, medium and large deployement scenario’s.   The paper contains the following Read more […]

Paper: Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services on VMware vSphere

Paper: Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services on VMware vSphere

VMware has released a paper titled: “Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services on VMware vSphere”. The paper which contains 62 pages provides guidance based on best practices on deploying AD DS on vSphere. The virtualization of domain controllers allows administrators to take advantage of a new feature set not available to physical domain controllers. Among those features, cloning and snapshots are two powerful tools that enable rapid deployment, testing, and recovery.   The paper contains Read more […]

Paper: VMware NSX Network Virtualization Design Guide

Paper: VMware NSX Network Virtualization Design Guide

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware NSX Network Virtualization Design Guide“. The paper which contains 32 pages is a design guide targeted towards virtualization and network architects interested in deploying VMware NSX. NSX network virtualization programmatically creates, snapshots, deletes, and restores software-based virtual networks. The paper contains the following sections: Overview Components of the VMware Network Virtualization Solution Data Plane Control Plane Management Read more […]

VMware updates beta of Virtual SAN

VMware updates beta of Virtual SAN

In august this year, VMware announced the first public beta of Virtual SAN. Today VMware announced a new version of the beta being available. Virtual SAN is a software-defined storage tier embedded directly within vSphere 5.5 hypervisor (but licensed separately) and constitutes (with NSX) one of the key components of VMware’s vision of a Software-Defined DataCenter (SDDC). Customers currently in the beta program of Virtual SAN are advised to update to this new version, which contains: A fix Read more […]

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 […]