30 mars 2010

Viigo annonce avoir été racheté par RIM

Business - Cet éditeur propose une application, très populaire sur BlackBerry, qui permet d’agréger des flux de contenus. C'est par un court message sur son site que Viigo annonce qu'il a rejoint Research In Motion. Fondée en 2004, l'entreprise est basée à Toronto au Canada, et a développé un agrégateur de contenu qui diffuse des flux d'information personnalisables (météo, actualités, finance...). Une application disponible pour les smartphones BlackBerry et Windows Mobile (5.0 et supérieur). Version pro Plus récemment,... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2010

Cool new HA feature coming up to prevent a split brain situation!

I already knew this was coming up but wasn’t allowed to talk about it. As it is out in the open on the VMTN community I guess I can talk about it as well. One of the most common issues experienced with VMware HA is a split brain situation. Although currently undocumented, vSphere has a detection mechanism for these situations. Even more important the upcoming release ESX 4.0 Update 2 will also automatically prevent it! First let me explain what a split brain scenario is, lets start with describing the situation which is most... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2010

Use VMware Workstation 7 for P2V

A nice post on VLADAN's Blog about doing P2V with VMware Workstation 7 built in features... --> Here it goes : http://www.vladan.fr/use-vmware-workstation-7-for-p2v/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EsxVirtualization+%28ESX+Virtualization%29
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30 mars 2010

vCheck v5

That’s right, its finally here, vCheck v5 has arrived ! If you have been using previous versions of this report then its time to update, I have added lots of cool new features and checks which make this report (even if I do say so) awesome ! Some of the highlighted features of v5 are: Comments Each section now has comments telling you why I think it may be an issue, there are often links to blog posts and useful information for further reading, an example is below: Obviously for the experts among you these comments... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Virtual Machines

Hi, A lot of people have asked about setting up NLB clusters on virtual machines. This is possible. But, there a few things to keep in mind. If you’re trying to create NLB clusters using Virtual Server Virtual Machines, before designing your solution familiarize yourself with the supported configurations. Refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925476 for details on which configurations are supported. If you’re trying to create NLB clusters using Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows Server 2008 RTM (not R2)... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

c’est ici http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/mar10/03-18DesktopVirtPR.mspx A retenir :-) Microsoft outlined improvements that make it easier to access desktop virtualization. More information on today’s announcement and Microsoft’s virtualization strategy is available here. New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose from today. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering the “Rescue for VMware VDI” promotion, which allows VMware View customers to trade in up to 500 licenses at no additional cost,... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

List of Remote Desktop (Terminal Services) related hotfixes post Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008

Toujours utile à savoir : la liste de tous les correctifs post Service Pack 1 de Windows Server 2008 concernant Terminal Services. C’est à l’adresse suivante : http://blogs.technet.com/yongrhee/archive/2010/03/16/list-of-remote-desktop-terminal-services-related-hotfixes-post-service-pack-1-sp1-for-windows-server-2008.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/longhorn/archive/2010/03/16/list-of-remote-desktop-terminal-services-related-hotfixes-post-service-pack-1-sp1-for-windows-server-2008.aspx
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23 mars 2010

TechDays 2010 - Meilleures pratiques et retour d’expérience sur le cluster de basculement (Failover Clustering)

Cela fait quelques temps que nous peinons à poster des bulletins sur notre blog. Je profite donc de l'occasion pour vous annoncer que les webcasts des TechDays 2010 sont disponibles. En particulier la notre (nous ne sommes pas peu fiers Lionel et moi tout autant que Jérôme, notre acolyte d'un jour) qui concerne les meilleures pratiques autour du clustering : Guillaume Windows Core - Support Escalation Engineer ... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

A User-centric Microsoft Licensing Model? Not Yet, but Getting Closer

There are some physical things in life that I like to associate with as part of my identity. My Jeep Wrangler is one of them. My laptop is not. How I live and work is not defined by a physical compute device, but rather by my online identity. Email, Twitter, accessing documents and meeting notes on SharePoint, tracking client engagements in Salesforce, evaluating and testing virtualization solutions in my lab – those are all part of my day. My PC? It’s just what connects me to my online work space and personal space. Sorry Latitude... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

VMware vSphere Health Check Report v4.0.0 by @lamw

William Lam just released version 4 of his Health Check Report. I guess I can talk about it for hours but the sample report that William provides says more in just a few clicks than I can in 1000 words. Below you can find an outtake from the release notes. I clipped it as it was too long, but you can find the complete info here. Make sure this script is part of your standard toolkit as it will most definitely come in handy! Highly recommended.This script generates a health check report similar to that of vmwareHealthCheckScript but... [Lire la suite]
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