31 mai 2013

Take note of those KB articles we present

When filing a Support Request in the My VMware Support Portal, you may notice there is a selection of five KB articles presented underneath the form after you tell us a few things about your issue. These articles are put there to help you resolve your issue before you have even spoken to someone, but did you know there is some intelligence behind what we show you? Today we will explore how we pick these KB articles. It is a rather involved and complicated process, but read on to discover how it’s done. When you file a Support... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2013

SSL Certificate Automation Tool version 1.0.1

Last month we announced a new SSL Certificate Automation tool to help everyone with the implementation of custom certificates. Yesterday, we released the second version of it (version 1.0.1). This is a minor update which aims to simplify the replacement of certificates further by adding Certificate Signing Request (CSR) functionality to the tool. This functionality allows a user to quickly generate certificate requests (and consequently the private keys) for submission to the Certificate Authority.  The CSR... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2013

VEEAM Backup & Replication Secret v7 features: Built-in WAN Acceleration, Backup from Storage Snapshots

Secret v7 features: Built-in WAN Acceleration, Backup from Storage Snapshots Maria (Veeam) 8 minutes ago Great news! Two disruptive innovations will be available in Veeam Backup & Replication v7: Built-in WAN Acceleration Backup from Storage Snapshots WAN Acceleration includes global caching, variable length dedupe, traffic compression, TCP/IP optimizations (multi-threading, provisions for high latency links) and resume on disconnect. Backup from Storage Snapshots minimizes the impact on VMs. Organizations no... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2013

VMTurbo Launches Virtual Health Monitor – Free, Unlimited, and On Any Hypervisor

Free monitoring tool delivers instant visibility to health and performance across virtual data centers of any size – with built-in analysis of risk and efficiency improvements VMTurbo, the leading provider of software-defined controlfor cloud and virtualized environments, today announced the availability of their Virtual Health Monitor tool for free download at www.vmturbo.com/freehealthmonitor.  This free tool is an evolution of the Community Edition of the company’s Operations Management product and adds additional... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2013


At the moment Veeam is running a countdown, announcing new features from Veeam Backup & Replications v7. Up to now seven new features were presented to the public: #1 vCloud Director#2 vSphere Web Client#3 Veeam Explorer for MS SharePoint#4 Virtual Lab for Hyper-V#5 Archive to Tape#6 Enhanced 1-Click Restore#7 Virtual Lab for VMware Replicas Feature number seven was the most exciting one for me. It enables you to create a functional but isolated copy of your production environment – or as Veeam says: Put your replicas to... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2013

Is VSA the future of software-defined storage?

HP on software-defined storage: why VSA is the future   In my last post, I posed a question: How do you define software-defined storage? I offered up a base definition of what software-defined storage means to HP. Since then IDC has released a new taxonomy on software-defined storage which includes this definition:   IDC defines software-based storage as any storage software stack that can be installed on any commodity resources (x86 hardware, hypervisors, or cloud) and/or off-the-shelf computing hardware... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

VMware Horizon View 5.2 HTML5 Access

VMware Horizon View 5.2 HTML5 Access is a new way to access your virtual desktop using the Blast protocol. Actually is not integrated in the standard Horizon View package, but you need to download the required packages from the Horizon View Feature Pack section:   In this pack is included also the Unity Touch feature to integrate more function and fast programs/documents access for mobile devices (for more info see also: VMware Horizon View Unity Touch is awesome). For system requirements and installation... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2013

VMware Application Director - Any App Anywhere

http://bit.ly/T562uG Manually installing and configuring application components across multiple cloud destinations is repetitive. Manually installing and configuring application components across multiple cloud destinations is repetitive. Try using VMware vFabric Application Director to Model an application once and then deploy it across multiple public or private clouds. --> Please see the video on VMware KBTV on Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER6LyLJkOVA&feature=youtube_gdata 
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30 avril 2013

ALERT: Login issue after updating to vCenter 5.1 Update 1

VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1.   Specifically: You are unable to log in using the vSphere Web Client or domain username/password credentials via the vSphere Client. This issue can occur if the specified vCenter Server login domain user account is associated with a large number of domain groups and multiple domains are configured as SSO identity sources. The precise number of groups at which this issue can occur varies due to the nature of Active... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2013

Petite Réflexion personnelle : Pourquoi VMware plutôt qu'Hyper-V (même "gratuit"!)

Lorsque des clients me demandent de justifier le coût de VMware comme hyperviseur, par rapport à Hyper-V qu'ils considèrent comme "gratuit", voici de quoi leur expliquer le coût de la gratuité :   http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1349.hyper-v-update-list-for-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx   Ceci est la liste des patchs/hotfix à intégrer sur un hôte Hyper-V en cluster ou non afin de s'assurer de son bon fonctionnement. En effet Windows Update/Microsoft Update ne suffit pas à avoir un hôte Hyper-V... [Lire la suite]
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