26 novembre 2013

Horizon View 5.3 Storage Optimization Features–Deep Dive

This post provides a detailed overview of the storage optimization features of Horizon View 5.3. Unbounded Storage Overcommit Policy Horizon View enables customers to select one or more datastores for storing their desktop virtual machines. For linked-clone pools, customers can control the number of virtual machines that can be placed on a datastore by selecting one of several Storage Overcommit options. Customers are presented with the Storage Overcommit options when they create a linked-clone desktop pool in View Administrator,... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

What’s New in VMware Horizon View 5.3 (Beyond Marketing)

It’s that time again! VMware just announced VMware Horizon View 5.3 and has also lifted the NDA. Despite being only a ‘dot’ release the Horizon View team added a significant number of features that provide improvements in the areas of performance, user experience and management. Following the format of my previous articles “What’s New (Beyond Marketing)” I am going to also introduce new features that don’t necessarily make to the marketing press releases but also represent major product improvements. I also would like to highlight... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

[Release] ESXi-Customizer-PS version 2.0

I just released a new major version of my ESXi-Customizer-PS PowerCLI script that greatly simplifies and automates the process of creating fully patched and customized ESXi 5.x installation ISOs using the ImageBuilder snapin.What's new: A new operational mode (-update) allows to update a locally existing ESXi Offline bundle with the latest patch level from the VMware Online depot. This way you can easily bring a vendor supplied ESXi installation ISO (like the HP Customized ISO) to the most recent ESXi patch level. ... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

Installing Razor - Yes the New Version.. Cloud provisionning

This is part 1 of a series of posts on the new version of razor-server 1. Installing Razor - Yes the New Version..2. Razor - DHCP and TFTP3. Installing the Razor client and creating a repository4. Installers, Policies and Tags I assume that some of you are familiar with Razor - the provisioning system that was open sourced by EMC and written partially by Nick Weaver - his post about razor is here.Jonas Rosland (@virtualswede) created a great walkthrough on how to deploy a... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2013

Hyper-V 2012 R2 Best Practices

Travaillant sur un projet de déploiement de Windows 2012 R2 avec Hyper-V, et avec les différentes contraintes de fonctionnement de Hyper-V, j'ai cherché chez Microsoft un guide recensant les "best practices" ou bonnes pratiques. J'ai trouvé celui-ci qui détaille assez bien les différents points à prendre en compte : http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/03/10/windows-server-2012-hyper-v-best-practices-in-easy-checklist-form.aspx Avec une petite pépite, car Hyper-V étant basé sur Windows, il faut patcher, et Windows... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2013

Veeam releases Backup & Replication 7.0 R2 update supporting vSphere 5.5.

Today Veeam released Veeam Backup & Replication R2. This version has a lot of new features. One of the most interesting is support for VMware vSphere 5.5. The update also contains bugfixes. Veeam has named this release a patch. To obtain the patch please download it from: Download More information here What is new: VMware vSphere 5.5 support, including support for 62TB virtual disks and virtual hardware v10 virtual machines. vCloud Director 5.5 support. Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2013

VMware vSphere 5.x and Windows 2012 possible Data corruption

POSSIBLE DATA CORRUPTION ISSUE, MUST READ! Sorry for starting this way, but this is a big deal, and I wanted to make sure you catch this when scanning through the weekend spam. Apparently, VMware issued a support KB article on this issue a few weeks ago, but it totally flew under the radar (I have not seen a single tweet or blog about this). In short, any data flowing through the VM network stack may get corrupted - including file copies, remote clients interactions with databases, any client-server or multi-tiered apps. The scariest... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2013

Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 7 Upgrade

Yesterday, Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication 7, which contains some significant improvements such as backup to tape, parallel backups (simultaneous backups with the same job), SureBackup for replicas, and more. The full list can be viewed either at http://go.veeam.com/v7 orhttp://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html?ad=men... This article provides a step by step guide for an upgrade from Veeam 6.5 to Veeam 7.  EDIT : I would like to add a Powershell script to change all compression... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2013

Les 7 règles d'or d'un cryptage efficace

Lorsqu'on veut protéger ses données contre tout type de fuite et de piratage, le chiffrement est aujourd'hui l'outil incontournable.  Cependant, un cryptage défaillant peut être pire que l'absence de cryptage car il donne un faux sentiment de sécurité. Voici les 7 règles à suivre. Règle n°1 : Choisir le chiffrement le plus s olide possibleUtiliser les algorithmes qui ont fait leurs preuves et les clés les plus longues possibles. Un cryptage matériel apporte un plus en multipliant par quatre la vitesse de chiffrement. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2013

Virtual SAN webinars, make sure to attend!

Interested in Virtual SAN? VMware is organizing various webinars about Virtual SAN in the upcoming weeks. Last week there was an introduction on VSAN, you can watch the recording here. The next one is by no one less than Cormac Hogan. Cormac will talk about how to install and configure Virtual SAN and will discuss various do’s and don’ts. If anyone has a vast experience with running Virtual SAN than it is Cormac, so make sure to attend this webinar upcoming Wednesday the 2nd of October at 08:30 PDT. --> Please... [Lire la suite]
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