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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The App Volumes 2.10 Reference Architecture is…

The App Volumes 2.10 Reference Architecture is now available! More info here: https://t.co/qGlzrMDKYE https://t.co/SL6qjdbjmj

The App Volumes 2.10 Reference Architecture is…

The App Volumes 2.10 Reference Architecture is now available! More info here: https://t.co/qGlzrMDKYE https://t.co/SL6qjdbjmj


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Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 2 Controller Cluster

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 2 Controller Cluster

Nested NSX 6.2 – Part 2 Controller Cluster

The next part of my lab is to deploy the NSX controller cluster. The controller cluster consist of controller nodes – this is the control plane responsible for managing the hypervisor switching and routing modules. NSX Controllermaintains information about all hosts, logical switches, and distributed logical routers For resiliency and performance production cluster nodes be […]]> The next part of my lab is to deploy the NSX controller cluster. The controller cluster consist of controller…Read More


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Apple Mac Pro 6,1 PCIe SSD issue resolved…

Apple Mac Pro 6,1 PCIe SSD issue resolved w/ESXi 5.5u3b & ESXi 6.0u1b

Apple Mac Pro 6,1 PCIe SSD issue resolved…

Early last year, the newApple Mac Pro 6,1 (aka black trashcan design) was certified and fully supported on vSphere 6.0 which I had blogged about here. Several months later, it was discovered that some of the newerMac Pro 6,1 units were being shipped witha different model of their PCIe SSD device than what was originally […]]> http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2016/01/apple-mac-pro-61-pcie-ssd-issue-resolved-wesxi-5-5u3b-esxi-6-0u1b.html/feed 0 Windows Server 2012 fix is out for the VCS to VCSA…Read More


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Completely Disable Time Synchronization for…

Completely Disable Time Synchronization for your VM

Completely Disable Time Synchronization for…

Some administrative practices, like a bad habit, have more lives than the proverbial cat – they tend to stay around forever. It is, therefore, very comforting when one finds a problematic administrative practice that has not just been universally abandoned by administrators, but is also on the top of any junior administrator’s “configurations sure to […] The post Completely Disable Time Synchronization for your VM appeared first on Virtualize Business Critical Applications .


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VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1b Released

VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1b Released

VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1b Released

VMware has released VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1b today. This is a maintenance release mostly but new features has been added as well. One of the new features is that with this version vCenter seversupports URL-based patching using the zipped update bundle. This is second “patch” release for vSphere 6.0 and many resolved issues had […] Read the full post VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1b Released at ESX Virtualization.


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VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended!

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended

After reviewing the continued popularity of the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta exam for candidates to recertify their VCP5-DCV we have decided to extend the availability date until March 31, 2016 .


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VMware NSX and Split and Smear Micro-Segmentation

VMware NSX and Split and Smear Micro-Segmentation

VMware NSX and Split and Smear Micro-Segmentation

While external perimeter protection requirements will most likely command hardware acceleration and support for the foreseeable future, the distributed nature of the services inside the data center calls for a totally different set of specifications. Some vendors have recently claimed they can achieve micro-segmentation at data center scale while maintaining a hardware architecture. As I […] The post VMware NSX and Split and Smear Micro-Segmentation appeared first on The Network…Read More


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App Volumes – Blocking user logon while waiting

App Volumes – Blocking user logon while waiting

App Volumes – Blocking user logon while waiting

Problem Statement: Using App Volumes 2.10 (Manager and Agent), when logging onto a Windows 10 desktop with one AppStack assigned, the logon time to the Windows desktop takes around 3 minutes. Whilst the AppStack is unassigned, the logon to the desktop is reduced significantly to around 30 seconds. Inspecting the App Volumes agent log file on the Windows… Read More »


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VCP6-DTM Objective 2.1 – Configure Horizon…

VCP6-DTM Objective 2.1 – Configure Horizon (with View) Composer

VCP6-DTM Objective 2.1 – Configure Horizon…

VCP6-DTM Study Guide continue with today’s postVCP6-DTM Objective 2.1 – Configure Horizon (with View) Composer. Horizon View composer is an essential piece of the artchitecture allowing to use linked-clones. The big advantage of linked-clones is storage savings that it allows, because linked-clone desktops share a base system-disk image, they use less storage than full virtual […] Read the full post VCP6-DTM Objective 2.1 – Configure Horizon (with View) Composer at ESX Virtualization.


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vCenter server service won’t start after…

vCenter server service won’t start after upgrading 5.5 to Update 3b

vCenter server service won’t start after…

Just a quick heads up! Over the last week I’ve been upgrading our vCenter servers from version 5.5 to the most recent 5.5 Update 3b version and have ran into a small hiccup. The upgrade of SSO, Web Client, Inventory Service and even vCenter server all went as expected without any issues. Then I rebooted […]]> https://miketabor.com/vcenter-server-service-wont-start-after-upgrading-5-5-to-update-3b/feed/ 0 Synology DS415+ NAS Review https://miketabor.com/synology-ds415-nas-review/…Read More


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Migrating from a vDS to a VSS (via vWud.net)

Migrating from a vDS to a VSS (via vWud.net)

Migrating from a vDS to a VSS (via vWud.net)

So you need to remove a NSX enabled host from a cluster but first you need to migrate your host networking from the vDS to a VSS. There are a few ways to do this but by far the easiest is to migrate your vmkernel portgroups rather than recreate them manually Doing it this way…Read More


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Real-time Analytics for the Entire Stack:…

Real-time Analytics for the Entire Stack: vRealize Operations Now Supports Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6 https://t.co/tI0o4NEt22

Real-time Analytics for the Entire Stack:…

Real-time Analytics for the Entire Stack: vRealize Operations Now Supports Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6 https://t.co/tI0o4NEt22


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How to change VMDK geometry

How to change VMDK geometry

How to change VMDK geometry

I recently ran into an issue were I needed to change the geometry of some VMDK files – I will do a seperate blog post on where and why later. For now I will just focus on how tochange VMDK… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]


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