Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware: Awaken…

Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware: Awaken the FUD in Your Datacenter!

Oracle Licensing and Support on VMware: Awaken…

It appears those guys in Redwood City, California are up to their old tricks of trying to extort money from customers where no money is owed according to the contract. By now I thought we’d heard just about every strategy that Oracle has for expanding their pocket books at customers expense. But Oracle is a […]]> It appears those guys in Redwood City, California are up to their old tricks of trying to extort money from customers where no money is owed according to the contract. By now I…Read More


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Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam…

Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam Prep videos available in the #VMware Learning Zone https://t.co/ZuooIo3D62

Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam…

Test with confidence! #VCP6 Certification Exam Prep videos available in the #VMware Learning Zone https://t.co/ZuooIo3D62


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Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Happy new year friends! Did you know about this little book I wrote called ‘Getting Started With VMware Fusion’? No? Well good news! It’s on sale for $5! Before I moved down here to Silicon Valley, I was a lead on the Fusion / Workstation Support team in Canada, and in 2014 I was asked by the good folks at Packt Publishing to write […] The post Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5 appeared first on VMware Fusion Blog .


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View 6.2.1. Upgrade, two caveats

View 6.2.1. Upgrade, two caveats

View 6.2.1. Upgrade, two caveats

Recently, I was performing an upgrade from View version 6.0.1 to 6.2.1. On other occasions upgrades from version 6.0.1 to 6.2.0 did not cause serious issues. View 6.2.1 is said to be a “maintenance” release, so I did not expect much problems. The update of the standalone View Composer, the Connection Server and the Security […]


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Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 3 Host Preperation Posted on January 10, 2016January 10, 2016 by Kyle jenner Now its time to start work on the data plane and we start by preparing my hosts and network. Preparing the hosts consists of deploying additional vibs to the ESXi hosts, configuring a VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) kernel interface on each host, configuring a range of segment IDs for new VXLANs and finally to create a Transport Zone. 1 x ESXi 6.0U1 (Management Cluster) 2 x ESXi 6.0U1 (Compute…Read More


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Log Insight for Web Traffic

Log Insight for Web Traffic

Log Insight for Web Traffic

Happy New Year! You may have noticed in late December some new Log Insight content packs were published to the marketplace. In this post I would like to talk about which content packs were released and the value they provide. Background A total of 5 content packs were released: Apache – CLF Apache – HTTP […] The post Log Insight for Web Traffic appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I wanted to provide a quick update on 2016 VCDX Workshops. In 2015, we established a new process that aligned workshops with key VMUG events. This worked out extremely well to combine efforts and combine events. We also learned a few […] The post 2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

I recently noticed a link to a very interesting article on Twitter: Find ESXi Installation Date — http://vcdx56.com/2016/01/05/find-esxi-installation-date/. These steps are straight forward and show how to calculate the original


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Heads Up! Do Not Upgrade VMware Tools on Hosts…

Heads Up! Do Not Upgrade VMware Tools on Hosts with ESXi 6.0 U1b

Heads Up! Do Not Upgrade VMware Tools on Hosts…

Heads Up! If you’ve updated to ESXi 6.0 U1b, build 3380124 and you have lots of templates, you may run into some problems if you update VMware Tools to the latest version. I just upgraded my environments to the latest VMware patches ESXi 6.0 U1b (build 3380124), that has just come out. As you do […]]> Heads Up! If you’ve updated to ESXi 6.0 U1b, build 3380124 and you have lots of templates, you may run into some problems if you update VMware Tools to the latest version. I just upgraded my…Read More


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VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

The vSphere team releasedUpdate 1b a few days ago. TheBuild no is 3343019. As usual, it’s wise to review the Release Notes before making changes to live environment. You need to review both the vCenter release notes and ESXi release notes. If you are already on Update 1, and you are using the vCenter appliance, […] The post VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b appeared first on virtual red dot.


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How to use Edge DHCP service for subnets behind…

How to use Edge DHCP service for subnets behind DLR

How to use Edge DHCP service for subnets behind…

Since NSX version 6.2.1, you can configure DHCP pools in an Edge for networks behind DLR. If you have the latest version of vSphere Client (6.0.0 or newest), you can do this directly from the console filling the form below: But if you have vSphere Client version 5.5 or older, this cannot be done. If Continue Reading The post How to use Edge DHCP service for subnets behind DLR appeared first on Wetcom.


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Patch Release ESXi550-201601501-BG breaks…

Patch Release ESXi550-201601501-BG breaks connectivity to vCenter

Patch Release ESXi550-201601501-BG breaks…

A few days back I upgraded an ESXi host from ESXi 5.1 to 5.5. I had downloaded the latest image my vCenter and hardware would support. The upgrade went well. Once the host rebooted and was connected back in vCenter … Read more »


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vRops: Beware of the filters

vRops: Beware of the filters

vRops: Beware of the filters

The other day we weremessing around with VMware vRealize Operations Manager a.k.a. vRops. Mycustomer wantedto have a clear overview of virtual machinesbeing over- or undersized. I like to use default views within vRops and adjust them to my needs. The same goes in this example using the predefined Virtual Machine Rightsizing CPU, Memory, and Disk The post vRops: Beware of the filters appeared first on Cloudfix.


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The OS Optimization Tool Fling has been updated…

The OS Optimization Tool Fling has been updated with fixes & new features for Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 https://t.co/o3WpHdbCDI #HorizonView

The OS Optimization Tool Fling has been updated…

The OS Optimization Tool Fling has been updated with fixes & new features for Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 https://t.co/o3WpHdbCDI #HorizonView


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vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #1 –…

vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #1 – Custom Datacenter object

vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #1 –…

In vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 we introduced a new construct called Custom Datacenter (CDC). I wanted to describe how to create Custom Datacenter objects, and how you would leverage these objects. The Custom Datacenter object can be created in the vR Ops UI, and you can add one or more Cluster objects. Not only can […] The post vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #1 – Custom Datacenter object appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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VMware Integrated OpenStack Video Series:…

VMware Integrated OpenStack Video Series: Security Groups

VMware Integrated OpenStack Video Series:…

OpenStack’s security groups capability is a key feature in its support for multi-tenant workloads. Security groups are sets of rules that users utilize to specify access to their application infrastructure. This access is specified either via a classless inter-domain routing (CIDR) network range or by specifying the name of another security group. Let’s take a […] The post VMware Integrated OpenStack Video Series: Security Groups appeared first on OpenStack Blog for VMware .


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VMware App Volumes Architecture Whiteboard

VMware App Volumes Architecture Whiteboard

VMware App Volumes Architecture Whiteboard

Jason Marshall from the VMware End-User Computing team walks you through a whiteboard session covering the technical architecture of VMware App Volumes. For more information check out http://www.vmware.com/products/appvolumes.


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Technical Paper: Installing VMware ESXi 6 Using…

Technical Paper: Installing VMware ESXi 6 Using PXE

Technical Paper: Installing VMware ESXi 6 Using…

It’s 2016, are you still installing VMware ESXi by mounting ISO images in a browser-based console? That’s probably fine for one-off efforts, and it sure beats making a trip to the datacenter with physical CDs, but network deployments are the way of the future. If you have not yet made the move to PXE deployments, […] The post Technical Paper: Installing VMware ESXi 6 Using PXE appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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