By Rafi Kabesa This is a repost from the VMware Virtual Blocks Blog. The VMware Virtual SAN team is proud to announce the general availability of the new VMware Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-in. The Health Check Plug-in was created to address one of the pain points many storage solution suffer from – hardware health and configuration – […]
Large Receive Offload (LRO) is a technique to reduce the CPU time for processing TCP packets that arrive from the network at a high rate. LRO reassembles incoming packets into larger ones (but fewer packets) to deliver them to the network stack of the system. LRO processes fewer packets, which reduces its CPU time for […]
Now that we are moving away from SQL Express in favor of vPostgres for vCenter simple install on Windows and since vPostgres is the default database engine for (not so simple) install of vCSA I thought it would be nice to learn how to backup and restore this database.
vRealize Operations 6.0 is far more advanced than vCenter Operations 5.x and one of those major enhancements is “Smart Alerts”. In this 23rd post in my series on vCOps/vROps, I’ll explain what Smart Alerts are, how they can help you, and how to use them. This is an important feature that you need to be […]
I realized I have never covered vRealize Operations (vR Ops) integration for Log Insight (LI)! This integration is extremely powerful and worth digging into in order to understand the value it brings. As you may know, there are two primary types of data in your environment: Structured: vR Ops is meant to collect primarily structured data, […]
VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 enables customers and partners to host Microsoft business critical applications such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint with consistent performance levels and constant availability. As part of the effort to extend the awareness of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 ability to host business critical applications we have put together a solution white paper which covers the design, and configuration of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, SQL Server 2014, and SharePoint 2013 and tested the solution’s capabilities and supported features of these Microsoft business critical applications on Virtual SAN 6.0 as Proof of Concept.
From the earliest versions of vCenter Operations to the current vRealize Operations incarnation, we have been offering a multitude of capabilities to help IT administrators effectively manage, troubleshoot and simplify their infrastructure. One of the most powerful of these capabilities is the ‘Analysis Badge.’ Analysis Badges can be used to provide ‘at-a-glance’ views in numerous […]
By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware The newly updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6 white paper is now available. This new version is packed with easy-access tips about using the features and components of Horizon 6 to more effectively manage your applications and desktops. This paper has something for everyone. […]
For this objective the following resources where used: For this objective the following resources where used: vSphere Security Guide VMware Certificate Authority Overview and Using VMCA Root Certificates in a Browser. Objective 1.2 – Secure ESXi, VCenter Server, & vSphere Virtual Machines
In the spirit of knowledge sharing, and in partnership with the VMware User Group (VMUG), we are excited to announce a new Virtual SAN Evaluation program. The Virtual SAN Evaluation program, which is offered solely through VMUG, begins today. VMUG members can find more details and sign up for the program at: http://vmug.hs-sites.com/virtual-san-trial We caught […]
In a series of blogs, we showed that not only can Docker containers seamlessly run inside vSphere 6.0 VMs, but both micro-benchmarks and popular workloads in such configurations perform as well as, and in some cases better than, in native Docker configurations. See the following blog posts for our past findings: Docker Containers Performance in […]
We’ve made it easier for you to see when VMware Delivered open-enrolment courses are scheduled in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To sit alongside our current course catalogue we have created a schedule (PDF) which shows all the Classroom and Live Online courses scheduled up until September 30th 2015. All courses can be found and booked via […]
For access and authentication VMware leverages the concept of roles and privileges. A role in VMware is a grouping of privileges that can be assigned to an object. Users or groups are associated with the role. In VMware there are four types of permissions that can be leveraged.
Applications for the 2015 vExpert program are now open. This is the second and last chance to apply for vExpert in 2015. Applications will be accepted until July 15th at midnight PDT. The vExpert 2015 second half announcement will be on August 24th 2015. The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and […]
By Tony Paikeday, senior product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Today Dell is accelerating the desktop transformation journey for organizations small and large with their announcement of general availability of Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE). VMware and Dell have jointly invested in this space, to deliver on the benefits of […]
By Jack McMichael, Solutions Consultant In the last few years it seems the number of customers asking for assistance in re-evaluating their “VDI 1.0” infrastructure is increasing at a faster rate than ever. It makes sense when you consider that in the rush to achieve datacenter consolidation many administrators were under pressure to just “make […]
In the previous post Configure DHCP and TFTP for Auto Deploy, we discussed how to setup your DHCP and TFTP servers to allow your ESX hosts to PXE boot. However, once an ESX host boots, it will need directions to know what to boot. This is where Auto Deploy Rules come in. Download an ESXi […]
By Mornay van der Walt, vice president, EVO:RAIL Group, VMware Today, I’m pleased to announce we have shipped new releases of the VMware EVO:RAIL software. These latest releases address some of the wide-ranging feedback we have received from our customers and partners over the last six months with regards to scale, hardware monitoring, serviceability automation, […]