The Platform Services Controller (PSC) is a new infrastructure component that was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 thatprovides commonservices such asSingle Sign-On, Licensing and Certificate Management capabilities for vCenter Server and other VMware-based products. APSC can be deployed on the same system as the vCenter Server referred toas an Embedded deployment or outside of the […]]>…Read More
In keeping with the theme of moving the Software-Defined Data Center from concept to reality, I discussed in my previous blogs why VMware vSphere is the perfect platform to deploy cutting edged technologies like SAP HANA. This is because vSphere enables our customers to agilely react to rapidly changing hardware/software requirements by recasting memory, CPU, IO, or network resources where needed in your landscape through software in a centrally managed manner. I also discussed how VMware Virtual Volumes can be leverage to simplify SAP’s multi-temperature data management strategy; where data is classified by the frequency of access as either hot, warm, or cold depending on data usage. This is an example of the essence of Software-Defined…Read More
2015 was an exciting year for the Flings program in many ways. First, our developers updated 14 Flings after listening to user feedback. Second, we released 19 new Flings (with two more slated to be released before the end of the year). And third, we set the record for downloaded Flings with 125,001 downloads! We would like to thank the users for providing us with feedback. We know testing experimental tools can be time-consuming, but by sending feedback you enable Fling developers to improve…Read More
Shrinking a big database on a Microsoft SQL Server can take some time. And it’s one of those tasks, where you wont get a status until it’s finished. I really hate this… But this small T-SQL query can help: [crayon-566c2646049d8779002421/] Simply open a new query windows, paste the query into the query windows and execute […] Advertise here with BSA
Is it support? That is an interesting question if you ask a Microsoft consulting company. You might just get a mixed bag of answers. The goal of a Microsoft consulting company is to push HyperV. Lync and Skype for Business are absolutely supported on VMware hypervisors. Itfalls under the “Server Virtualization Validation Program” from Microsoft. […]]> Is it support? That is an interesting question if you ask a Microsoft consulting company. You might just get a mixed bag of answers. The goal…Read More
Background Why has the SSLv3 protocol been disabled by default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b? Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in RFC 7568 due to its obsolescence and inherent unfixability. Instead, […] The post SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .
True power comes out of VMware vRealize Operations when enabling the vRealize Operations Python Adapter, turning a basic monitoring tool into an intelligent monitoring and action tool, much like the third-party tool VMTurbo.
By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora vRealize Operations is phenomenally customizable. This customization can present a seemingly daunting learning curve. Once you start digging into the vRealize user interface, however, adding useful content becomes almost trivially easy. In this post I’ll walk you through making the dashboard in Figure 1 using vRealize Operations 6.1 and management […] The post How to Make a Super Useful Dashboard in vRealize Operations appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .
By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware and Tirtha Bhattacharjee, Quality Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware In this second post in a series, we are chronicling our work on a performance and scalability reference architecture project for VMware App Volumes. We have completed build-out of the lab environment and finished our validation testing, and we are […] The post App Volumes Performance and Scalability Testing – Testing Almost Completed appeared first on VMware End-User…Read More
Since we first started rolling out the first v6 certifications we’ve been asking a lot of questions about the new structure. Based upon the feedback that we have received from you we have decided to update the structure of our advanced credentials. These updates are as follows: We had originally planned to retire the VMware […] The post VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 2 of 3 (Updates to Certification Structure and Paths) appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog.
Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure, a software-driven architecture that delivers tightly integrated computing, networking, and shared storage from a single virtualized x86 server. Virtual SAN delivers high performance, highly resilient shared storage by clustering server-attached flash devices and […] The post Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware…Read More
iOS 9.2 is now out. There seems to quite a few fixes in it. As always I am not doing an over the air (OTA) upgrade but rather one connected to iTunes. As I update devices I will update this … Read more ›
This update has a lot of bug fixes. Some are in Wifi and some in Bluetooth. There is 39 security fixes too. You can find a full list here. I suggest a good image backup before you update. I will … Read more ›
by Priti Mishra Performance studies have previously shown that there is no doubt virtualized servers can run a variety of applications near, or in some cases even above, that of software running natively (on bare metal). In a new white paper, we raise the bar higher and test “monster” vSphere virtual machines loaded with CPU […] The post Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0 appeared first on VMware VROOM! Blog .