09 janvier 2014

Howto: AD Authentication in vCenter SSO 5.5

With the recently released VMware vSphere 5.5, the component Single-Sign-On (SSO) has been completely rewritten. The biggest change is that the RSA database has been removed, which eliminates much of its complexity. There is also a new identity type (Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication)) that works without specifying the AD Controllers directly, like the old vSphere 4.x / 5.0 authentication. The whole process is much easier. This post shows how to enable Active Directory Authentication within the new vSphere 5.5... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

Quick Tip: Useful Flash Player optimization for the vSphere Web Client & other Flash WebApps

recently picked up a useful tidbit from engineering on a Flash Player optimization setting that can be helpful when using the vSphere Web Client or any other Flash web application for that matter. The particular setting is the Website Storage Settings which controls the amount of temporary data that can be stored by the Flash Player on your local disk and by default this is limited to 100Kb. This limited storage footprint is actually done on purposes as a security feature of Flash.However, at some point the Flash Player will reach... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

Horizon View 5.3 is GA and Here is What You need to Know!

Horizon View 5.3 is available for download now (here).   Here is everything you need to know about Horizon View 5.3:   What’s New in VMware Horizon View 5.3 (Beyond Marketing) A Review of Horizon View 5.3 Limits and Maximums How does VMware VSAN help Horizon View? How is Horizon View configured for VMware VSAN? Why is Content-Based Read Cache (CBRC) so important for Horizon View and VSAN? Horizon View 5.3 and VMware VSAN Setup Video Horizon View support and interoperability with Horizon Mirage Video... [Lire la suite]
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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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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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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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02 octobre 2013

How to create shared iSCSI storage for ESXi using StarWind’s iSCSI SAN Software

How to create shared iSCSI storage for ESXi using StarWind’s iSCSI SAN Software In my previous post, I mentioned that I use StarWind Software’s iSCSI SAN software to provide iSCSI LUNs for my home lab.  In this post, I’ll document the process to create a simple shared iSCSI LUN setup.  Using that, one can provide as many LUNs as required to an ESXi setup, possibly with multipathing – very useful if one doesn’t have expensive network storage and virtual appliances don’t seen flexible enough.  I should apologise in... [Lire la suite]
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