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VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide beta released

VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide beta released

VMware released a beta of the VMware vSphere 5.5 hardening guide. The Excel sheet is full with recommended settings which improve security of vSphere components. The document covers the following components: Virtual Machines ESXi hosts Virtual Network vCenter Server plus its database and clients. vCenter Web Client vCenter SSO Server vCenter Virtual Appliance (VCSA) specific guidance vCenter Update Manager The releases are scheduled as follows: Release Candidate (RC)        – Read more […]

Paper: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform

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 […]

Paper: Project VRC: Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI

Paper: Project VRC: Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI

Project Virtual Reality Check has released a new paper titled: “Phase VI – Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI”. The paper which can be downloaded after registration on the Project VRC website contains 56 pages and covers the impact of deploying and using Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Environments. This paper is the follow up of the paper: Project Virtual Reality Check phase V, which covered the impact of Anti Read more […]

VMware Posters

VMware Posters

This page is dedicated to the VMware posters which were created by Technical Marketing and have been released at VMworld and VMUGs around the world, this is a central place to find the latest versions of the PDF versions which can be used for reference or printed off as needed. If you didn’t enter this post with the short URL then remember, to get here just use: http://vmware.com/go/posters/   VMware vCloud Suite Click here to download the PDF. VMware ESXi 5.1 Reference Poster Click Read more […]

VMware Horizon View 5.2 Reviewer’s Guide

VMware Horizon View 5.2 Reviewer’s Guide

After the release of its end user computing suite named Horizon,VMware published the Horizon View 5.2 Evaluator’s Guide, the aim of the document is to allow users to find a support and learn how to install, configure and use VMware Horizon View 5.2 environment. The Horizon Suite includes VMware Horizon Workspace, VMware Horizon View, and VMware Horizon Mirage.   Horizon Workspace allows users to access with single sign-on to applications, data, and virtual desktops from any mobile device Read more […]

Paper: VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency

Paper: VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency: VMware View 5 and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager“. The paper which contains 15 pages provides insight and information on how to increase availability and recoverability of a View infrastructure using VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and common disaster recovery (DR) tools and methodologies.   The paper contains the following sections: Architectural Overview Management Block Desktop Block Creating Read more […]

Paper: VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Performance and Best Practices

Paper: VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Performance and Best Practices

VMware has published a paper titled:”VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Performance and Best Practices“. The paper which contains 28 pages addresses a couple of areas regarding vCloud Director 5.1 Performance like performance characterizations including latency breakdown, latency trends, resource consumptions, sizing guidelines and hardware requirements, and performance tuning tips vCloud Director in combination with vSphere pools virtual infrastructure resources and delivers those resources as catalog-based Read more […]

Paper: The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1

Paper: The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1

VMware has released a paper titled: “The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1“. The paper which contains 26 pages provides detailed explanations of ESXi CPU scheduling policies to help vSphere users who want to understand how virtual machines are scheduled. The CPU scheduler is an essential component of vSphere 5.x. All workloads running in a virtual machine must be scheduled for execution and the CPU scheduler handles this task with policies that maintain fairness, throughput, responsiveness, Read more […]

Paper: VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices

Paper: VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices

VMware has updated its VMFS Technical Overview paper for vSphere 5.1. The Paper titled VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices contains 17 pages and details how the VMware File System (VMFS) works. VMFS increases resource utilization by providing multiple virtual machines with shared access to a consolidated pool of clustered storage. VMFS provides the basis for other VMware services like virtual machine snapshots, VMware vSphere Thin Provisioning, VMware vSphere vMotion, VMware Read more […]

Paper: VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)

Paper: VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)

VMware has released a paper titled: VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI), the paper which contains 19 pages details the current vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI) available today. When VAAI was introduced in the vSphere 4.1 timeframe there were three block based storage (Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE) and with the introduction of vSpere 2 VAAI primitives for NAS storage and vSphere Thin Provisioning were introduced. VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration Read more […]