VMware Horizon View 7: Deployment and…

#VMware Horizon View 7: Deployment and Installation [Part 1]

VMware Horizon View 7: Deployment and…

VMware Horizon View enabled users to access virtual desktops and applications through a single pane of glass. There have been many improvements added to the release of Horizon View 7 such as Blast Extreme protocol, Instant Clone, and enhanced security and policy management. VMware Horizon 7 What’s New. In this blog series I will be going through installation and configuration of Horizon View 7 in my lab environment.


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Enhanced Disaster Recovery with Cross-VC NSX…

Enhanced Disaster Recovery with Cross-VC NSX and SRM

Enhanced Disaster Recovery with Cross-VC NSX…

Check-out the new Disaster Recovery with NSX and SRM white paper that explains how Cross-VC NSX + VMware’s SRM offers an Enhanced Disaster Recovery (DR) solution and solves many of the challenges related to traditional DR solutions. This solution provides consistent logical networking and security across protected and recovery sites and faster recovery upon disaster scenarios. A summary and overview of the solution is provided below.


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Log Insight 3.3: Query API

Log Insight 3.3: Query API (via sflanders.net)

Log Insight 3.3: Query API

A great new addition to Log Insight 3.3 is the introduction of a query API. While the initial documentation for the feature has not been posted yet, it is in progress and should be available soon. In the meantime, I have included the latest information so you can start leveraging the API today. Read on to learn more!


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Check out the new VSAN 6.2 Hands-On-Lab

Check out the new #VSAN 6.2 Hands-On-Lab (via CormacHogan.com)

Check out the new VSAN 6.2 Hands-On-Lab

HOL-SDC-1608, our VSAN hands-on-lab, has been updated for VSAN version 6.2. This lab contains a bunch of new VSAN 6.2 features including erasure coding (RAID-5/6), checksum, sparse swap and dedupe/compression. You can also see the new health check views, performance metric views and capacity views.


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VMware Horizon 7: Troubleshooting & Performance…

#VMware Horizon 7: Troubleshooting & Performance Optimization – BETA

VMware Horizon 7: Troubleshooting & Performance…

During this five-day, hands-on training, you will gain the advanced knowledge, skills, methodology, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the View component of VMware Horizon® 7. You will increase your skills and competence in using VMware and third-party tools to analyze and solve problems associated with a View implementation. This lab-intensive course provides you with a comprehensive environment to test your skills at identifying and solving a broad range of issues.


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VMware VSAN 6.2 Performance & Storage savings

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VMware VSAN 6.2 Performance & Storage savings

Just a quick post to share some very interesting performance stats observed on my home lab VSAN cluster (Build details here). The VSAN datastore is in addition to a few NFS datastores also mounted on the same hosts using an external Synology SAN.


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VMware VCSA – Find services information

#VMware VCSA – Find services information

VMware VCSA – Find services information

Hello Folks, In my previous article, we spoke about how to configure a login banner for vSphere Web Client in vSphere 6.0 Update 2. Continuing the series with the VMware VCSA, we will look at how to find information related to the services on the VCSA. Hence, the title of the article, VMware VCSA Find services information.


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Design Guide for VMware NSX running with a…

Design Guide for #VMware NSX running with a Cisco ACI Underlay Fabric

Design Guide for VMware NSX running with a…

This document provides guidance for networking and virtualization architects interested in taking advantage of the full functionality of VMware NSX while utilizing Cisco ACI for underlay network functionality. While neither solution has a dependency on each other, there are dependencies to ensure interoperability. This paper discusses the fundamental building blocks of NSX with VMware ESXi and recommended underlay configurations with Cisco’s ACI.


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How healthy is your vSphere environment?

How healthy is your #vSphere environment?

How healthy is your vSphere environment?

One common question I get from customers is how to prove that there are not hidden warning lurking around in the log files. As you know, vSphere produces a lot of logs. I shared how you can check performance issue here, so I will complement it here.


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Stretched cluster with NSX

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Stretched cluster with NSX

Last NLVMUG I was talking about stretched clusters. My presentation elaborated somewhat on how VMware NSX can help you deal with challenges that arise when deploying a stretched cluster solution. In this blogpost I want to have a closer look at this specific topic.


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Supported vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers

Supported #vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers

Supported vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers

Hi everyone, One question that comes up regularly is “What ciphers are supported on vCenter and ESXi?”. I’m happy to share that we have published a VMware Knowledge Base article outlining the supported ciphers!


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Migrating OS X VMs from VMware Fusion 7 Pro to…

Migrating OS X VMs from #VMware Fusion 7 Pro to ESXi 5.5

Migrating OS X VMs from VMware Fusion 7 Pro to…

A new feature that appeared in VMware Fusion 7 Pro was its new ESXi management. This included the ability to upload VMs from Fusion directly to an ESXi server. However, when I tried to upload OS X VMs something seemed to go wrong. The upload would work, but the OS X VM would then hang on boot.


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VMware VCSA – 3 Ways to Activate SSH

#VMware VCSA – 3 Ways to Activate SSH

VMware VCSA – 3 Ways to Activate SSH

Today’s post we’ll show you different ways to activate SSH in VMware VCSA (vCenter Server Linux Appliance). VMware VCSA – 3 Ways to Activate SSH is today’s topic. You might already know all this. You perhaps rolled VCSA in your production environment already and you have your own experience. Never mind, this post targets VMware users who do not know much about VCSA, they did not have time to dig around or are purely Windows admins that did not have time to check it out. Let’s get started.


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VMware NSX Training and Certification

Start your journey to the software-defined data center today by learning more about NSX training from #VMware

VMware NSX Training and Certification

VMware is the global leader in virtualization software, providing desktop and server virtualization products for virtual infrastructure solutions.


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