26 janvier 2011

Re: Do You Really Need the vMA? (reply to @maishsk)

I  was going through the Planet V12n blog posts and noticed one by Maish. His question was “Do You Really Need the vMA?” and I guess that is a valid question… I guess. The main theme in his article is PowerCLI good, vMA bad. Well that might be a bit overdone on my account, but when reading this quote you get my drift:So my question to you is, what do we need to keep the vMA for? If someone would tell me because of the built-in syslog server which is available – that does not sell me. The amount of API objects that are currently... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Cool Tool Update: RVTools 3.0

When I was enjoying some family time yesterday Eric Sloof stole my usual RVTools scoop. Nevertheless I believe it is worth publishing this as RVTools is one of the most valuable free non-vendor tools out there. Rob de Veij released a major version of RVTools. There are couple of major improvements in this version and hence the reason it took Rob slightly longer than expected to come with this update. Here are the improvements in RVTools 3.0: Pass-through authentication implemented. Allows you to use your logged on Windows... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Free Tools for Troubleshooting Windows Storage Performance Problems

Introduction Troubleshooting performance issues can be some of the toughest problems to diagnose, particularly those involving storage performance issues.  In many cases, a system administrator must be intricately familiar with the underlying storage architecture to effectively troubleshoot storage slowdowns.  Fortunately, there are a variety of free tools that can be used to monitor storage performance metrics to help determine what is causing your storage woes. Task Manager To get a cursory view of the problem,... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Lync 2010 sur BBY : bientôt

Rim vient d’annoncer la prochaine disponibilité d’un client Lync sur son environnement BBY. Pour l’instant pas de date mais la fonctionnalité sera disponible via un service pack Extrait du site: Enterprise Instant Messaging for BlackBerry Smartphones Give your mobile employees the ability to leave their desks, without leaving the conversation with the Enterprise Instant Messaging Client for BlackBerry® smartphones. It allows you to mobilize your existing Microsoft® Office Communications Server, Microsoft® Lync® Server... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

ISA Firewall Service Process (wspsrv.exe) high CPU utilization issue

1. Introduction When dealing with ISA high CPU utilization where wspsrve.exe is the one consuming more resources, the first impression is that ISA is the culprit for that. There are some scenarios where this statement is true, such as this one that I documented last year. But there are other scenarios where this is not true, including scenarios where wspsrv.exe is crashing – not always is because of ISA itself. I tried to demystify this on this post that I wrote back in 2009. This post is about a scenario where ISA... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Obviating Outlook Client Restarts after Mailbox Moves

The History Historically, when an administrator moved an Exchange 2010 mailbox from one database to another, the user's Outlook client would present them with a message stating: The Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook. Only after restarting Outlook would the user have access to their mailbox. To understand this behavior, it's helpful to understand what generates the dialog in Outlook and why Exchange 2010 triggers the message. Outlook caches three items about each Exchange... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

VNX, VNXe et VMax… comment EMC rationalise le stockage de données

Retour sur les annonces majeures de ce 19 janvier chez EMC. Lancement des gammes intermédiaires VNX et VNXe, extension des Symmetrix VMax, et création de Data Domain Archiver. EMC accélère ! VNX fusionne les SAN CLARiiON et les Nas Celerra ; Data Domain assure sauvegarde et archivage dans un unique équipement, et un vMax encore plus rapide et agile…Parmi les 41 annonces d’EMC annoncées ce 19 janvier sur ses solutions de stockage (cf. l’article ‘EMC rehausse sa gamme avec 41 nouveautés‘), certaines méritent quelques... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Annuels VMware : +39% sur les ventes de licences au 4e trimestre

4e trimestre (au 31 décembre 2010)Résultats non auditésChiffre d'affaires : 835,6 millions de dollars (+37%)Bénéfice net : 120 millions de dollars (+114%)Exercice fiscal 2010Chiffre d'affaires : 2,9 milliards de dollars (+41%)Bénéfice net : 357 M$ (+81%) VMware, la très prospère filiale d'EMC spécialisée dans les technologies de virtualisation, poursuit sur sa lancée. Son quatrième trimestre s'est clos, fin 2010, sur un chiffre d'affaires de 835,6 millions de dollars, supérieur aux prévisions des analystes. Entre octobre et... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Avast 6.0, l’antivirus qui virtualisera les applications

L’antivirus avast! 6.0 permettra de placer toute application douteuse à l’intérieur d’une machine virtuelle, protégeant ainsi l’ordinateur de l’utilisateur. Avast Software vient d’annoncer qu’il inclurait une fonction de virtualisation des applications au sein de son prochain antivirus, avast! 6.0. Elle sera accessible dans toutes les versions du logiciel, y compris la mouture gratuite. La virtualisation des applications permet de faire fonctionner un exécutable au sein d’une micro machine virtuelle. S’il s’avère que le logiciel... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2011

How to consolidate a snapshot in VMware ESX when there are virtual machine errors

When powering on a virtual machine, have you ever come across this error message? The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created. Or perhaps you are unable to remove snapshots for virtual machines on one or more datastores. That one I know causes many calls into Support. There are several cases where you may encounter Snapshot issues after experiencing issues with a virtual machine. We've just updated KB 1007849 to include a video: Consolidating snapshots (1007849) The KB and video applies to ESX 4.1... [Lire la suite]
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