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
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There are many things that a VMware admin would love to see from their storage. Often, all they know is the LUNs. What’s backing up those LUNs are not exposed. For example, on the following screenshot you can see that it shows the number of systems I have. For each system, it shows the NetApp aggregate, volume, etc. The Environment tab shows the relationship.
By Debra Perrin Coltoff, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware You already have a Citrix XenApp implementation, and it is working for you. Why not maximize the return on that investment by using XenApp with VMware ThinApp? Paired, the two solutions solve many of the problems of a XenApp implementation on its own. Wait a […]
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 SCSI sense code indicating that the […]
Hi, I’m Andy from VMware. Today I’d like to show you something exciting from VMware that may not have made it on to your radar – remotely managed policies for Fusion users! Back in December we launched a new product called Horizon FLEX. The concept behind FLEX is simple, Fusion is fantastic for you on […]
Since the general availability of VMware EVO:RAIL™ , we have moved quickly to offer EVO:RAIL customers greater choice and value with new programs, functionality and scale capabilities. Today, we continue this trend.
One incredibly powerful use case of vRealize Log Insight that is often overlooked is the new Event Trends analyzer. The Event Trends tab in the Interactive Analytics page provides automatic analysis of your events with context around new insights and anomaly detection. I can now see how events are trending in a specified time interval and easily detect ones that […]
By Pat Lee, senior director of product management, End-User Computing, VMware I am pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Horizon 6 for Linux. The release of VMware Horizon 6 for Linux builds on the success of our Early Access program where over 400 customers were able to test and validate the benefits of […]
Technical Preview Support for NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6.x has been introduced for these products: ESXi 6.0. VMware announced VDI solutions for enterprise Linux desktops. NeoKylin is one of them. To read more please check out the VMware blog here . For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide
By Rafi Kabesa This is a repost from the VMware Virtual Blocks Blog. The VMware Virtual SAN team is proud to announce the general availability of the new VMware Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-in. The Health Check Plug-in was created to address one of the pain points many storage solution suffer from – hardware health and configuration – […]
Large Receive Offload (LRO) is a technique to reduce the CPU time for processing TCP packets that arrive from the network at a high rate. LRO reassembles incoming packets into larger ones (but fewer packets) to deliver them to the network stack of the system. LRO processes fewer packets, which reduces its CPU time for […]
Now that we are moving away from SQL Express in favor of vPostgres for vCenter simple install on Windows and since vPostgres is the default database engine for (not so simple) install of vCSA I thought it would be nice to learn how to backup and restore this database.
vRealize Operations 6.0 is far more advanced than vCenter Operations 5.x and one of those major enhancements is “Smart Alerts”. In this 23rd post in my series on vCOps/vROps, I’ll explain what Smart Alerts are, how they can help you, and how to use them. This is an important feature that you need to be […]
I realized I have never covered vRealize Operations (vR Ops) integration for Log Insight (LI)! This integration is extremely powerful and worth digging into in order to understand the value it brings. As you may know, there are two primary types of data in your environment: Structured: vR Ops is meant to collect primarily structured data, […]
VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 enables customers and partners to host Microsoft business critical applications such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint with consistent performance levels and constant availability. As part of the effort to extend the awareness of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 ability to host business critical applications we have put together a solution white paper which covers the design, and configuration of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, SQL Server 2014, and SharePoint 2013 and tested the solution’s capabilities and supported features of these Microsoft business critical applications on Virtual SAN 6.0 as Proof of Concept.
From the earliest versions of vCenter Operations to the current vRealize Operations incarnation, we have been offering a multitude of capabilities to help IT administrators effectively manage, troubleshoot and simplify their infrastructure. One of the most powerful of these capabilities is the ‘Analysis Badge.’ Analysis Badges can be used to provide ‘at-a-glance’ views in numerous […]
By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware The newly updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6 white paper is now available. This new version is packed with easy-access tips about using the features and components of Horizon 6 to more effectively manage your applications and desktops. This paper has something for everyone. […]