27 novembre 2009

Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 Update 1 on HP Proliant systems can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state

!!! Dont update to ESX 4U1 if you are running HP !!! Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 Update 1 on HP Proliant systems can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state if the host has HP Insight Management Agents running SymptomsOn HP Proliant systems, when attempting to upgrade ESX 4.0 to ESX 4.0 Update 1 (U1), you may experience these symptoms: Upgrade operation may fail or hang and can result in an incomplete installation Upon reboot, the host that was being upgraded may be left in an inconsistent state and may... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

Webcast: Re-architecting Backup and Recovery for Virtual Environments

I recorded a webcast today on the subject of best practices for re-architecting backup and recovery for virtual environments. If you’re interested, you can view the webcast below, or click here to view the webcast in a separate window. To see it : http://www.chriswolf.com/?p=475
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23 novembre 2009

Webcast: Re-architecting Backup and Recovery for Virtual Environments

I recorded a webcast today on the subject of best practices for re-architecting backup and recovery for virtual environments. If you’re interested, you can view the webcast below, or click here to view the webcast in a separate window.
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23 novembre 2009

L’outil de synchronisation de dossiers SyncToy passe en version 2.1

Personnellement, j’utilise SyncToy depuis de nombreuses années car c’est un outil simple et efficace, donc que demander de plus ? Petit freeware permettant de définir des pairs de dossiers entre différentes sources et de les synchroniser avec de multiples critères. Aujourd’hui l’outil passe en version 2.1, sa mise à jour est suffisamment rare pour le signaler. Voici les corrections apportées et surtout le lien pour le télécharger : Meilleur performance : accélérations des opérations de copies Amélioration de la robustesse en... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

Update Rollup 1 pour Exchange Server 2007 SP 2 (KB971534) disponible

Voici le premier Update Rollup (regroupement de correctifs) pour Exchange Server 2007 depuis la sortie du Service Pack 2 fin août. Découvrez l’ensemble des corrections apportés par ce premier rollup disponible en plusieurs langues et en 32 et 64 bits. Cet Update Rollup 1 ne peut s’installer que sur des serveurs Exchange 2007 SP2 et en aucun cas RTM ou SP21. Le correctif cumulatif 1 pour Exchange Server 2007 SP2 résout les problèmes décrits dans les articles suivants de la base de connaissances Microsoft : 941775 Un message... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

Easier Navigation Between Remote Desktop Sessions with Windows 7/2008 R2

In previous version of Windows, the remote desktop client, mstsc.exe, used to have a yellow tab on top of the screen, viewable when using the RDP connection in full screen. This tab could be fixed to the top of the screen, or minimized when needed. So far, so good. Now imagine this: You're using a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008, or even a Windows XP Pro machine as an RDP Gateway to other servers/computers on your network. This is a very common usage scenario for many organizations that need to enable remote... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

Big Improvements to Virtualization in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 brings a lot of improvements in the virtualization area. Some of the top improvements include: 1. Hot-Add VM Storage Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V supports hot plug-in and hot removal of disk storage in the format of Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) files and/or pass-through disks. This can be done while a VM is running, and allows administrators to meet changing workload requirements. The rest is on Petri's blog : ... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

ESX(i) 4.0 -> ESX(i) 4.0 U1 update

Those who are running vSphere ESX(i) and have the Cisco Nexus1000v installed might want to read this:If your customers are on ESXi/ESX 4.0 and want to update to U1 using the vihostupdate then first they need to read this new KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015879 From here you will see mention of a file VEM-4.0.0-update01.zip which is not on the U1 download page. One useful addition to the KB article would be to remind customers that to obtain this VEM update you need to navigate to: http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ ... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

VMware VIEW 4 : disponible au téléchargement! ESX 4 Update 1 et vCenter 4 U1!

J'ai reçu ce week end le mail me propsant de télécharger les nouvelles versions de VIEW 4 : ESX 4 U1 (814MB) vCenter 4 U1 (1.9GB) et tout les modules VIEW, dont Thinapp 4.0.4, Workstation 7.... Que du tout bon! A vos téléchargements, prévoir quand même un peu de place.... A bientot!
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12 novembre 2009

Dangerous default on ESX 4

My colleague (thanks Kevin), just alerted me to a default setting on ESX 4, which I think is potentially dangerous these days.  If you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del on an ESX 4 console, it will reboot the server even if there are running VMs and it doesn’t care if the server is not in Maintenance Mode. This is an old throwback which most modern Linux distribution disable these days.  To disable this yourself, open up /etc/inittab in your favourite editor and comment out the “ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now” line with a #... [Lire la suite]
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