The Flings program, my new blog and other great…

The Flings program, my new blog and other great stuff comes out of our Office of CTO, and now they also are on twitter! Follow @vmwoctoblog

The Flings program, my new blog and other great…

The Flings program, my new blog and other great stuff comes out of our Office of CTO, and now they also are on twitter! Follow @vmwoctoblog


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Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database…

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database Applications in VMware vSphere 6.0

Virtualizing Performance-Critical Database…

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 .


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NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of…

NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of SDN” via @sdxcentral. Who knew network virtualization was so hardcore? https://t.co/LiSEzGGLgW

NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of…

NSX vs. Cisco ACI: the “Texas Death Match of SDN” via @sdxcentral. Who knew network virtualization was so hardcore? https://t.co/LiSEzGGLgW


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Preview on 6th Gen (Skylake) Intel NUC for…

Preview on 6th Gen (Skylake) Intel NUC for VMware ESXi

Preview on 6th Gen (Skylake) Intel NUC for…

The 6th Generation of my favorite Homelab systems are ready to be launched and theshipping is expected to start in December.Intel NUCs aresmall, silent, transportable and have a very low power consumption, making it a perfect system for homelabs or … Read more »


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Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere…

Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere Template successfully – damnit!

Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere…

Some time ago I had an issue where I needed to provide access to my boss into my lab. No big deal – just entitle him to a View pool. But it did not work. It ended up stuck forever … Read more ›


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VMware vCenter Distributed Power Management…

VMware vCenter Distributed Power Management (DPM) – overview and configuration.

VMware vCenter Distributed Power Management…

Some weeks ago I decided to use VMware vCenter Distributed Power Management (DPM) in the lab. In this post I will cover the following topics: vCenter Distributed Power Management (DPM) overview and requirements. How to configure DPM? Some advanced settings that I used in the lab Distributed Power Management (DPM) overview DPM is a DRS “extension” that helps… Read More »


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We’ve released 20 new Flings this year, and 15…

We’ve released 20 new Flings this year, and 15 updates! In case you missed any, check out the site: https://t.co/JkcQGgtwKG

We’ve released 20 new Flings this year, and 15…

We’ve released 20 new Flings this year, and 15 updates! In case you missed any, check out the site: https://t.co/JkcQGgtwKG


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Security for the New Battlefield

Security for the New Battlefield @VMwareNSX

Security for the New Battlefield

What will be our security challenge in the coming decade? Running trusted services even on untrusted infrastructure. That means protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data as it moves through the network. One possible solution – distributed network encryption – a new approach made possible by network virtualization and the software-defined data center that addresses some of the current challenges of widespread encryption usage inside the data center.


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VMware Perspective – Go Away Zombie NIC!!! (via…

.@VMware Perspective – Go Away Zombie NIC!!! (via Glick’s Gray Matter)

VMware Perspective – Go Away Zombie NIC!!! (via…

Hi friends, I was doing some NIC manipulation on one of my virtual machines for some Horizon View testing I was doing. After I finished changing the NIC on the golden image I did some work on the guest OS, powered it off and took a snapshot so I could point Horizon View to the new image. After I started cloning the new desktops I realized I had forgot to change the NIC back so the desktops could talk to my private network. Crud!


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Significant Performance Improvements Come to…

Significant Performance Improvements Come to the @VMwarevSphere Web Client 5.5 Update 3

Significant Performance Improvements Come to…

Over the course of the previous few years we’ve seen a steady improvement in the vSphere Web Client . VMware has been listening to the feedback coming in from our field, partners, and customers. And the feedback is that the vSphere Web Client in vCenter Server 6.0 and 6.0 Update 1 has been a really great step forward in terms of User Experience (UX). With that in mind, many of the improvements of the 6.0 vSphere Web Client have been “backported” to the vSphere Web Client in vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3 .


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ESXi Change Block Tracking patch released

ESXi Change Block Tracking patch released

ESXi Change Block Tracking patch released

Yesterday, 2015-11-25, VMware released a patch that will solve the ESXi 6.0 Change Block Tracking (CBT) problem where virtual machines backed up using CBT could experience the following problems: Inconsistent virtual machine backups The CBT API call QueryDiskChangedAreas() API call can sometimes return incorrect changed sectors, which results in inconsistent incremental virtual machine backups. The … Continue reading »


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Pearson Security Breach – VMware not impacted

Pearson Security Breach – VMware not impacted

Pearson Security Breach – VMware not impacted

Hi Everyone, You may have seen some information regarding a malware attack at Pearson VUE. Pearson notified us of the attack today and we have confirmed with the Pearson team that this incident did not impact the VMware Certification Program or VMware certification candidates in any way. The system that was attacked is not utilized […] The post Pearson Security Breach – VMware not impacted appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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Get ready for NSX phase 0: Migrate from a…

Get ready for NSX phase 0: Migrate from a vSphere Standard to a distributed switch

Get ready for NSX phase 0: Migrate from a…

The distributed switch (vDS) is a really nice piece of software within the vSphere environment. It offers a variety of very useful features (NIOC, Health Check, Central management, LACP, LBT, Netflow, and so many (features with fancy abbreviations) more). Especially if you want to move to NSX the distributed switch is mandatory. Since analytics showed me that views about my vDS blogposts are increasing it seems that there is a demand for the vDS within our virtualized environments (it’s still an enterprise+ only feature)


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Synology: Configuring Time Machine and Quotas

Synology: Configuring Time Machine and Quotas

Synology: Configuring Time Machine and Quotas

Time machine is a great piece of backup software that comes with Macs. How Time Machine works is that it backs up based on a policy until there is no space left on the destination. When space is depleted, Time Machine deletes the oldest backups. While the process makes sense, it does raise the question […] The post Synology: Configuring Time Machine and Quotas appeared first on SFlanders.net by Steve Flanders.


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