Not enough time? Here is a #vSphere 6 upgrade guide for any busy admin!
This vSphere 6 upgrade guide details the changes in how VMs are provisioned and identity is managed, to name a few of the 650 new features.
vSphere 6 Troubleshooting Questions Answered #VCDX
The ViewPoint Webinar Series connects you directly with VMware’s own expert training team of VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs), making it easier to take full advantage of VMware products, from data center virtualization and hybrid cloud to software-defined data center. Our most recent webinar on Troubleshooting Strategies for vSphere 6 is now available as a recording you […]
Updated version of the vMSC white paper for vSphere 6.0 available now!
One of the most popular white papers of the last couple of year has definitely been the vSphere Metro Storage Cluster best practices white paper (vMSC). Over the past 12 months we have received many emails asking if there were changes that needed to be taken in to account for vSphere 5.5. More recently we started […]
HA Simulator to test out your #VM environment
HA Simulator : What will happen to your VM. Date: June 24, 2015Author: Anjani Kumar Hello All, I was answering some Question in the Vmware Communities and Found an interesting question. “What if host failed having HA configured with 33% Admission Control.” Answer Anyone?? I believe everyone will answer the best of their experience, But what if we can also test out the environment and HA Failure As well and see the impact and result sametime. Isnt it awesome ? Yes !!! How can it possible ? You all knows about the different vmware log files. I believe DRMDUMP too. DRMDUMP : This log file been generated once your HA configures and updates once any changes made. Which includes Actions proposed and taken by VMware Distributed Resource…Read More
VMware App Volumes and Microsoft Office, Part 1: Choosing the Correct Office Version
By Denis Gundarev, Application Solutions Architect, App Volumes R&D, VMware This article is the first in a series of blog posts about using Microsoft Office with VMware App Volumes. Microsoft Office is one of the most popular application suites deployed on Windows enterprise desktops. Microsoft Office applications are often implemented first in VDI installations, both […]
Making NSX for Horizon 6 More Approachable #VCDX #vExpert
By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware I love riding bikes! For years I have served as my own bike mechanic. And for about the last 10 years I have hand-built my own bicycle wheels. I do this because I like to choose my parts, I like the quality of the finished product, and I […]
VM Component Protection (VMCP) #VCDX #vExpert
This is a repost from the Storage Blog. vSphere 6.0 introduces a powerful new feature as part of vSphere HA called VM Component Protection (VMCP). VMCP protects virtual machines from storage related events, specifically Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All Paths Down (APD) incidents. Permanent Device Loss (PDL) A PDL event occurs when the storage array issues a […]
vSphere Replication Synchronization Types
vSphere Replication is VMware’s hypervisor-based virtual machine replication solution that is included with vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions. We commonly get questions around the differences between the various types and modes of synchronization — or “sync” — vSphere Replication utilizes. This article covers sync types and modes and discusses related performance improvements introduced […]
Serial Port Redirection for Virtual Desktops in Horizon 6 #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
By Peter Brown, Director of R&D, VMware, London, UK In December 2014, we gave a sneak peak of the serial port redirection feature in View virtual desktops which we have been working on. We are delighted to announce that we have officially made this function available with our June 2015 Horizon 6 release. The new […]
VMware CP&C releases VMware vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) team is pleased to announce the release of VMware vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide Compliance toolkit in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM). The toolkit consists of automated compliance rules to assess your VMware vSphere 6 based virtualized environments against the hardening guide. It covers 100% of the hardening […]
vSphere with Operations Management Product Walkthroughs #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
If you’ve ever tried to watch a product demo video, or tried to use it to show a product to someone else, often times you find yourself trying to pause the video at the exact right moment, and then having scrub backwards or forwards because you missed the timing. At VMware we’ve created an alternative […]
Capacity Management in SDDC #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
In Part 5, I explained a new concept, where we use Contention as the basis of Capacity Management in SDDC. In Part 6, I provided the super metric equation for each charts. In this part, I will provide example of the super metric formula and dashboard screenshots. Tier 1 (Highest) To recap, we need to […]
#VMware and F5 Hands-On-Lab Now Available! #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
VMware and F5 are proud to announce the availability of one of the first partner-centric labs utilizing VMware’s global Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. In close collaboration with the VMware End-User Computing Technical Enablement team, the VMware Alliance team at F5 created this lab for easy-to-use yet rich technical exercises.
#EVO:Rail Hands-on Lab Challenge: #VMware Announces 1st Winner #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
In the spirit of competition, we are excited to announce the winners of the EVO:RAIL Hands-on Lab Challenge for May. In the contest, you are faced with three challenges and have 60 minutes to complete them.
Save on Training and Certification at VMworld EMEA #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
Maximize your VMworld 2015 EMEA experience with discounted training and certification offers. 1) Join us in Barcelona the week before VMworld and take advantage of these discounted pre-conference training courses. VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V6] VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6] VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] VMware vSphere: Design […]
How to deploy #vCSA with external Platform Services Controller #VCDX #vExpert #vcdx181.com
In one of my previous posts we had a closer look on how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance from version 5.5 to version 6.0. This upgrade procedure described the upgrade process of the vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller (PSC) but doesn’t provide an upgrade or migration process if you want to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller. According to the vSphere 6 Installation and Setup guide, if you want to use the vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller, you must deploy a new vCenter Server Appliance and select the appropriate options during the setup if you want to deploy an external Platform Services Controller. Before we jump…Read More