01 mars 2010

VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 Patch 1

VMware just released VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 Patch 1. This patch resolves the following issues : After upgrading Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM to the latest version, you might not be able to patch the kernel of ESX hosts attached to the vDS (KB 1015717)Upgrading Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM to the latest version upgrades the Cisco Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) on ESX hosts attached to the vDS. Subsequently, from the same vSphere Client instance, you might not be able to use a host patch baseline to apply patches to the ESX... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2010

Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Utilities + Hyper-V Migration Guide Update

We have just released an updated version of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Utilities that now adds support for Hyper-V, plus we have updated the Hyper-V Migration Guide.  You can grab the bits from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5c1ec14a-e9d7-46ea-9c6e-73d6bc4219b4 And read the guide here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee849855(WS.10).aspx But what is this exactly? Simply put – this is a set of command line tools (PowerShell to be precise) and associated... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2009

Boot from Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter

From vSphere U1, VMware now support booting from a Paravirtualized SCSI adapter, why would you want to do this?  Well why not, check out the VMware Performance Blog where VMware have tested this adapter and shared their results. VMware were able to achieve 350,000 I/O operations per second on a single vSphere host (ESX 4.0) and 3 virtual machines.  From their findings the VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapter was able to achieve 12% more throughput with 18% less CPU cost compared to the LSI virtual adapter… Now you see... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2009

ESX(i) 4.0 Update 1A

ESX(i) 4 Update 1 has just been re-released:We’ve released a new version of ESX 4.0 Update 1 that resolves the issue with the ESX 4.0 Update 1 install failing, timing out and resulting in the host entering an usable state. The new version is called ESX 4.0 Update 1A. You can find the new version on VMware Downloads. For more details, see Due to a possible dead lock on rpmpd, upgrading ESX 4.0 to ESX 4.0 Update 1 can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state (1016070). ... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2009

Déploiement VIEW 4 en cours...

Tout juste un an après la pemière mise en oeuvre de View 3 - la procédure de migration étant bien assimilée - je me lance dans notre première migration vers View4. Pour ce faire, je vais déployer sur une ferme en parallèle de celle équipée de View3. Dans un premier temps, je limiterai le nombre de clients pour en voir le comportement, notamment je privilégierai notre application de vidéo protection qui nécessite un PC de hardcore Gamer dans le monde physique. Pour l'instant je n'envisage pas encore la mise en oeuvre du Nexus 1000v,... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2009

Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 Update 1 on HP Proliant systems can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state

!!! Dont update to ESX 4U1 if you are running HP !!! Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 Update 1 on HP Proliant systems can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state if the host has HP Insight Management Agents running SymptomsOn HP Proliant systems, when attempting to upgrade ESX 4.0 to ESX 4.0 Update 1 (U1), you may experience these symptoms: Upgrade operation may fail or hang and can result in an incomplete installation Upon reboot, the host that was being upgraded may be left in an inconsistent state and may... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

ESX(i) 4.0 -> ESX(i) 4.0 U1 update

Those who are running vSphere ESX(i) and have the Cisco Nexus1000v installed might want to read this:If your customers are on ESXi/ESX 4.0 and want to update to U1 using the vihostupdate then first they need to read this new KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015879 From here you will see mention of a file VEM-4.0.0-update01.zip which is not on the U1 download page. One useful addition to the KB article would be to remind customers that to obtain this VEM update you need to navigate to: http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ ... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2009

VMware VIEW 4 : disponible au téléchargement! ESX 4 Update 1 et vCenter 4 U1!

J'ai reçu ce week end le mail me propsant de télécharger les nouvelles versions de VIEW 4 : ESX 4 U1 (814MB) vCenter 4 U1 (1.9GB) et tout les modules VIEW, dont Thinapp 4.0.4, Workstation 7.... Que du tout bon! A vos téléchargements, prévoir quand même un peu de place.... A bientot!
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29 octobre 2009

Un hack permet d’installer la mise à jour Windows 7 sans Windows préinstallé

Juridique - Sur son blog, Microsoft rappelle qu’il est rigoureusement interdit d’installer une version de mise à jour de Windows 7 sur un PC ne disposant pas déjà d’un Windows valide. Si l’opération est techniquement réalisable, elle reste néanmoins illégale. Microsoft a réagi sur son blog pour critiquer des utilisateurs de Windows 7 ayant trouvé des astuces permettant d'installer la version de mise à jour de Windows 7 sans pourtant disposer sur leur ordinateur d'un Windows installé. En principe, cette version de Windows 7, qui... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2009

VCP Certification: Do You Know What it Takes?

You might have noticed that the VMware Certified Professional certification now has a number appended to it.  The name has been changed to reflect your areas of skill - VCP2 for those who have been around the longest and took the VCP test when it revolved around version 2, VCP3 for those of you who studied and mastered version 3 of ESX, and now VCP4 for those who chose to remain in the forefront of the virtualization craze. The good news is that your certifications now have no end date. Once you have earned your VCP3, you are... [Lire la suite]
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