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VMware acquires CloudVolumes

VMware acquires CloudVolumes

Application containerization is one of the hot topics of 2014, the idea of abstracting applications from the underlying OSes is intriguing and suggests a more simple and agile way to distribute and manage business applications than the per-VM model. Docker is a good representative of this technology, started in March 2013 is  now supported by major technology and service providers like Canonical, Google Cloud Platform and Red Hat. CloudVolumes is a company founded in 2011 that leverages Read more […]

Release: VMware Horizon View 6.0

Release: VMware Horizon View 6.0

In April this year, VMware announced version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Yesterday VMware View, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and now also the Remote Desktop Services was quietly released by VMware. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on View, but now also provides a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution leveraging Remote Desktop Services (RDS) from Microsoft. With the addition of SBC, VMware is now capable Read more […]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b

VMware has just released a new update for its vCenter Server 5.5 that fixes a couple of vulnerabilities including the well known CVE-2014-0224 that affects some versions of the OpenSSL libraries allowing a possibile man-in-the-middle attack. The other fixed issues are: Server Configuration Host profile answer file might not be applied when you reboot the ESXi host . After you restart the vCenter services, if you use Auto Deploy to reboot a stateless ESXi host, the host profile answer file might Read more […]

Release: VMware Workstation 11 & Fusion 7 Technology Preview 2014

Release: VMware Workstation 11 & Fusion 7 Technology Preview 2014

This week VMware has provided access to the Technology Preview 2014 of its desktop virtualization platforms: Workstation 11 and Fusion 7. The main highlights of this preview on both platforms are: VMware Hardware Version 11 that allows the creation of VMs with up to 16 virtual CPUs, fully supports Intel Haswell and AMD Jaguar and is compatible with Intel Broadwell and AMD Steamroller. This new version is also compliant with xHCI 1.0 specification and have a better support for USB 3.0 and introduces Read more […]

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0

After releasing a beta version in March this year, VMware today announced the release of version 2 of its vCenter Log Insight. vCenter Log Insight is VMware’s product for log aggregation, management and analysis. Introduced in June 2013, Log Insight is kept updated with a fast pace in order to be competitive on this market where Splunk, which provides similar functionalities, is still considered the leader. VMware will release the binaries for Log Insight in Q2 of this year. VMware vCenter Log Read more […]

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 announces Horizon 6

VMware announces Horizon 6

VMware today announced the release of version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on View, but now also provides a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution leveraging Remote Desktop Services (RDS) from Microsoft. With the addition of SBC, VMware is now capable of publishing applications, where the application runs on a server which is shared with other users at the same time.   With Read more […]

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0-beta

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0-beta

Log Insight is VMware’s product for log aggregation, management and analysis. Log Insight is kept updated with a fast pace in order to be competitive on this market where  Splunk, which provides similar functionalities, is still considered the leader. The new features introduced with version 2.0-bet can be resumed as follows: Scale-Out with High Availability 5x-10x throughput improvement in Cluster mode Single UI to query all the data Proactive Analytics Machine learning enabled Read more […]

REFERENCE STORY – VMware Horizon View @ Salzburger Landeskliniken (SALK) UPDATED

REFERENCE STORY – VMware Horizon View @ Salzburger Landeskliniken (SALK) UPDATED

Now, the reference story “VMware Horizon View @ Salzburger Landeskliniken” (SALK / Federal Hospital Salzburg, Austria) was updated to the latest version (13Q4). You can find it on the VMware website or download it with the link below. The story was written in german. VMware-SALK-13Q4-DE_final (PDF)

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

A couple of days ago VMware quietly released Update 1 of its management platform for vSphere, vCenter Server 5.5. This release, unlike 5.5.0.b released in december 2013, aside several resolved issues, introduces also some new features such vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in availability in vSphere Web Client andvCenter Server support on Windows Server 2012 R2. Among the fixed bugs is reported a NTP (Network Time Protocol) daemon issue that left vCenter Server Virtual Appliances Read more […]