Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression…

Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression Deep Dive

Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression…

Virtual SAN 6.2 introduced several highly anticipated product features and in this blog, we’ll focus on some of the coolest ones: Dedupe & Compression. These features were requested by VMware customers and I am glad that we listened to the customer. When talking about Dedupe and Compression, one first needs to determine why an organization would want to use Dedupe & Compression and what these features actually do.


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NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

With NSX becoming more and more widely available there are more NSX home labs being stood up and with that the chances of the NSX Controllers failing due to “Home Lab” nested issues become more prevalent. The NSX Controllers are Ubuntu Linux VMs and like any Linux VM are fairly sensitive to storage latency and other issues that appear in #NestedESXi or lab environments.


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VCP6-DTM Objective 6.3 – Manage VMware…

VCP6-DTM Objective 6.3 – Manage VMware Workspace Portal

VCP6-DTM Objective 6.3 – Manage VMware…

Horizon Workspace config and manage. Like other VMware products, Workspace is evolving. The curent release 2.1 shall be updated with upcoming Workspace one that we reported already and which will be integrated with Horizon 7 and Cloud Volumes 3.0. But today we (still) focusing on VMware certification exam for desktop and mobility: VCP6-DTM Objective 6.3 – Manage VMware Workspace Portal.


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Deploy VMware View Access Point the easy way

Deploy VMware View Access Point the easy way

Deploy VMware View Access Point the easy way

In my final part in my series on Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 I showed how to deploy the View Access Point using ovftool. However, thanks to Chris Halstead there is an easier way. He has developed a tool to take the pain out of the deployment.


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Introducing VMware User Environment Manager…

Introducing VMware User Environment Manager Configuration Templates

Introducing VMware User Environment Manager…

Last week, we launched VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM), with many new features that will help deliver a truly stateless desktop and eliminate the need for point products.


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Preliminary Sizing Tests for Horizon 6 for Linux

Preliminary Sizing Tests for Horizon 6 for Linux

Preliminary Sizing Tests for Horizon 6 for Linux

In response to a growing demand in China for small-scale Linux VDI implementations, our End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team in Beijing ran a series of tests, as documented by Judy Wu in our new VMware Horizon 6 for Linux: Preliminary Sizing Tests white paper.


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What’s new in VMware User Environment Manager 9.0

What’s new in VMware User Environment Manager 9.0

What’s new in VMware User Environment Manager 9.0

Earlier this month VMware released a new version of User Environment Manager that brings some new and exciting features, not only to User Environment Manager, but also to the Horizon Suite. To learn about the new features in Horizon 7 you can see my blog here. Here, I would like to highlight the new main features of VMware User Environment Manager 9.0


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Using PowerCLI to build multiple VMs

Using PowerCLI to build multiple VMs

Using PowerCLI to build multiple VMs

My first script that I ever wrote was a script to build VMs. I was the newest member on the team, and i was giving the task of building 50 VMs for a new project that was getting started. It was a very daunting task, due to the completion date to have these 50 VMs to be completed. So one of the other members of the team told me about PowerCLI, but didn’t have any knowledge about it.


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Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network Virtualization with VMware NSX?

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Data-center virtualization is nearly all-encompassing by now. Most corporations have achieved a compute virtualization rate of over 80%. Only very few workloads remain on physical hardware instead of being handled by a virtual machine, and usually that’s because of very specialized requirements of the applications themselves. Storage is following closely behind.


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OSPF, BGP, and STP: OH MY!

OSPF, BGP, and STP: OH MY!

OSPF, BGP, and STP: OH MY!

Welcome to another installment of the “Tim needs to learn networking better” series. This episode is not really anything specifically NSX related. I want to implement OSPF on my lab network, but before I can do that, I really should understand what it is and what it does. I decided to add a couple other protocols used in the lab. This write-up is simply for my own sanity-checking. If someone else finds it useful, cool!


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VMware provided Horizon View 7 Admin UI

VMware provided Horizon View 7 Admin UI

VMware provided Horizon View 7 Admin UI

VMware has a packaged Admin UI for Horizon View 7 that provides administration capability without requiring the installation of Adobe Flash. The Admin UI works like a thinapp package and supports View administration only, no external browsing. There are a few known issues described with workarounds along with the download link in VMware KB 2144303.


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New Fling: vSphere HTML5 Web Client

New Fling: vSphere HTML5 Web Client

New Fling: vSphere HTML5 Web Client

VMware first introduced the vSphere Web Client with the release of vSphere 5.0. The vSphere Web Client would be the future management tool replacing the vSphere client aka “Legacy, Thick or C# Client”. This would be become more evident over time with each release of vSphere. New features could only be managed through the vSphere Web Client.


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VSAN Stretched Clusters – Click Click done!

VSAN Stretched Clusters – Click Click done! (via VSANteam.info)

VSAN Stretched Clusters – Click Click done!

Creating Stretched Clusters could not be easier with VSAN. In fact the process of configuring different types of VSAN clusters, with features like deduplication and compression enabled is now a snap in the new Configuration Wizard.


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VMware VSAN: When good enough more than passes…

VMware VSAN: When good enough more than passes muster (via The Register)

VMware VSAN: When good enough more than passes…

Last week I attended SFD9 and the last session of the week was with VMware about VSAN 6.2. This is not a review of the product or an analysis about single features; there are plenty of them already. Instead I’ll talk about what a product like VSAN 6.2 means for the entire SDS/HCI market.


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The Practical Path to NSX: Security,…

[VIDEO] The Practical Path to NSX: Security, Automation, & Application Continuity

The Practical Path to NSX: Security,…

Read more about network virtualization with VMware NSX here: https://www.vmware.com/products/nsx/ Milin Desai of VMware discusses an overview of VMware NSX at VMworld 2015. He highlights the 3 most common pain points within customers and how VMware NSX has addressed them through its value proposition. See a live demo of VMware NSX’s infrastructure security, IT automation, and application continuity in action.


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Getting Started with the Free Log Insight for…

Getting Started with the Free Log Insight for vCenter

Getting Started with the Free Log Insight for…

VMware gives away a 25-OSI pack of vRealize Log Insight 3.3 for all users with a supported vCenter Server license. VMware vRealize Log Insight is a log management software with intuitive dashboards, sophisticated analytics and broad third-party extensibility. It provides deep operational visibility and faster troubleshooting.


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What’s New with VMware Horizon 7

What’s New with VMware Horizon 7

What’s New with VMware Horizon 7

Today, we announced the general availability of VMware Horizon 7. Horizon 7 reinvents desktop and application virtualization with a single platform, purpose-built for the mobile-cloud era. Drawing on the best of mobile and cloud, Horizon 7 radically transforms traditional VDI, giving you unprecedented simplicity, flexibility, speed and scale—all at lower costs.


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