Tag: vcenter

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0b

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0b

VMware has released an update for vCenter Server 5.1. The update contains some bugfixes as described in the release notes. The problems solved are: Timeout errors occurring when logging in to the vSphere Client have been addressed. You can log in to a vSphere Web Client as a user of an Active Directory domain that has a non-standard UPN. Read more […]

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2

Although VMware already released version 5.1 of vSphere it still updates earlier supported versions as well. VMware has released Update 2 for both its hypervisor ESXi and its hypervisor management platform vCenter 5.0. This update can be installed on top of vSphere 5.0 or vSphere 5.0 Update 1. ESXi 5.0 update 2 adds some support for additional Operating Systems and fixes a long list of issues as described in the release notes:   Support for Solaris 11 & 11.1 Support for Mac OS X Read more […]

Installing VMware vCenter Server 5.1 using the Simple Install method

Installing VMware vCenter Server 5.1 using the Simple Install method

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2032885 – This video discusses and demonstrates how to install VMware vSphere vCenter Server 5.1 using the Simple Install method. In particular, this video tutorial shows how to perform a basic installation of the vCenter Single Sign On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server components on a single host machine using the vCenter Server Simple Install option. Before installing vCenter Server 5.1, vSphere 5.1 requires you to install vCenter Single Sign On and install the Inventory Read more […]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b

Yesterday VMware announced the availability of a new update for vCenter Server 5.0 just about a month after the release of the update 1a. This is mainly a patch release to solve some bugs that have been documented in the past versions. Version 1b basically replaces the previous one and then the improvements introduced in this update are nearly the same: vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b introduces support for the following vCenter Database: Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard Read more […]

VMware vCenter Server scalability for VDI deployments with VMware View

VMware vCenter Server scalability for VDI deployments with VMware View

Thincomputing.net published an article that highlights thelimits that vCenter imposes on VDI deployments. The article tries to answer the VMware View Administrators’ question about the scalability differences between desktop and server workload. vCenter Server 5.0 has a documented scalability of 10,000 virtual machines. However, VMware View 5.0 has a documented scalability of 2,000 desktops. As of VMware View 5.1 few things changed, as noted below. VMware Architecture Guide defines the following: Read more […]