Paper: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform

VMware has released a technical paper titled: “What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform“. The paper, which contains 22 pages and reached version 1.3, traces new features and enhancements introduced with version 5.5 of vSphere,announced at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco. The paper contains the following sections: vSphere ESXi Hypervisor Enhancements Virtual Machine Enhancements VMware vCenter Server Enhancements vSphere Storage Enhancements vSphere Networking Enhancements Read more [...]

Release: VMware Workstation 10

With the release of VMware Fusion 6, VMware released version 10 of its counterpart in desktop virtualization platforms for Microsoft’s OSes: Workstation. This new release supports Windows 8.1 virtualization and enhances Unity mode to work with its new UI.   Like Fusion, VMware Workstation 10 supports the new hardware version 10, introduced in vSphere 5.5, that allows VMs up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB SATA disks and 64GB of memory, among the other new features we can count a new Virtual Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 6

As expected, at a short distance from the release of Parallels Desktop 9, VMware released version 6.0 of its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. The new release is already optimized for OS X Mavericks and leverages, in virtualized Microsoft OSes, its new features like multi-screen support,AirPlay and dictation. Like Parallels Desktop this new release supports the brand new Windows 8.1 allowing Metro applications to be visible in Launchpad, Applications folder or in Read more [...]

VMworld 2013: The Summary

The 10th edition of VMworld US took place in San Francisco between 25 and 29 of August 2013, with over 21,000 attendees this event confirmed that the market expectations for VMware is comparable to the one on Apple which has been answered with the presence on stage of large customers such eBay, Citi and GE and the announcement of several new releases. The intent of this article is to briefly summarize all the major releases in this edition: vSphere 5.5: is the core release on which VMware introduces Read more [...]

VMware launches NSX

Along with Virtual SAN technology VMware launched NSX (available in Q4 2013) its network virtualization platform that virtualization.info already covered in March. VMware NSX unifies in a single platform Nicira NVP and VMware vCloud Network and Security, covering the entire network and security model from Layer 2 to Layer 7 and integrating in the hypervisor to ability to manage switching, bridging, routing and firewall. The key highlights are resumed in this post from the “Office Read more [...]

VMware Virtual SAN Public Beta

Among all the announcements made in the first day of VMworld 2013, the public beta of VMware Virtual SAN technology is one of the most interesting. 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 software-defined datacenter. vSAN leverages the local storage (each host will require at least one SSD and one magnetic disk) from a number of ESXi hosts Read more [...]

VMware hires new CIO: Tony Scott, former Microsoft

According to Anthony Scott LinkedIn’s profile, the former corporate vice president and chief information officer of Microsoft Corp, now is the new CIO at VMware. Scott has been the senior vice president and chief information officer of The Walt Disney Co., and chief technology officer at General Motors Corp before joining Microsoft. At VMware Scott will be in charge of managing the VMware’s global information technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting Read more [...]

VMware announces vCloud Hybrid Service general availability

At VMworld 2013 VMware announced the general availability of its vCloud Hybrid Service that cloudcomputing.info covered in Marchand then again in May. vCloud Hybrid Service, built on VMware vSphere, provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from the cloud providing a common management, orchestration, networking and security model and will be delivered by VMware’s partner ecosystem.   The new Hybrid Cloud Capabilities could be resumed as follows: Direct Connect: Will allow customers Read more [...]

Release: 7 new content pack for VMware vCenter Log Insight

VMware vCenter Log Insight is VMware’s tool for log analysis&aggregation launched in Open Beta this June. Log Insight provides automated analytics of machine-generated log data helping to minimize troubleshooting times. Thank to its marketplace, VMware’s technology partners CISCO, EMC, HyTrust, NetApp, NetFlow Logic, Puppet Labs and VCE were able to make available their content packs that span compute, storage, converged infrastructure, networking, security and compliance components that Read more [...]

Release: vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b

At the beginning of August VMware has released Update 1b of vCenter Server 5.1. This release aims to fix a number of bugs, among which the most relevant is related to the cancellation of virtual machines using the Datastore Browser:   All virtual machine folders on a VMFS volume are deleted after a single virtual machine folder is attempted for delete resulting in failure, and you choose Delete again by using the Datastore Browser When you attempt to delete a virtual machine folder while Read more [...]