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VMware vSphere Performance: Solving CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking Issues

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This book for VMware admins is about performance and about how to solve some VMware vSphere 5 Performance issues. Solving CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking Issues can be challenging. This book, with a step-by-step instructions, will show you how to solve some critical performance issues in vSphere. The title of the book is VMware vSphere X performance (Pre-Order […]

Storage DRS and Storage vMotion Bugs Solved in VMware vSphere 5.0 Update 2

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VMware Update 2 for vSphere ESXI 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 were released. I would like to highlight two bugs that have been fixed in this update, one for Storage DRS and one for Storage vMotion. Storage DRS vSphere ESXi 5.0 Update 2 was released today and it contains a fix that should be interesting […]

VMware Releases ESXi 5.0 Update 2

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VMware has just released Update 2 for vSphere 5.0 which contains a few minor new features and of course bug fixes to both ESXi 5.0 Update 2 and vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2. While going through the ESXi release notes and reviewing the changes (hopefully everyone is doing this), a few things caught my eyes. […]

VMware vSphere 5.1 Distributed Switch Health Check and Cisco UCS

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I was doing some testing of the new vSphere 5.1 features and came across something odd with the new Distributed Switch Health Check feature with Cisco UCS. In my lab I have 4 ESXi 5.1 hosts running on older B200 M1s with VIC M81KR adaptors. On my ESXi service profiles I have 8 vNICs; 2 […]

The VMware Admin’s Guide to Hyper-V 3.0 – by Brien M. Posey, Microsoft MVP

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Quick way to learn the basics about Hyper-V 2012 with a PDF from. With the release of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft’s Hyper-V offers a feature set that is comparable to VMware 5. If you work as an admin in small company, which just start thinking to implement some virtualization, you might be considering Hyper-V as […]

Tagging VMkernel Traffic Types Using ESXCLI 5.1

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In earlier releases of ESXi, a VMkernel interface could transport three types of traffic: Management, vMotion and Fault Tolerance. To enable a particular traffic type, one would use either the vSphere Web/C# Client or the vSphere API. Some of you may have recalled using an undocumented command-line tool called vim-cmd in the ESXi Shell to […]

SL Corporation’s RTView Provides Application Performance Context for VMware vSphere Monitoring

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SL Corporation®, a leading provider of application and service-level system monitoring solutions, today announced that their flagship product, RTView® Enterprise Monitor, enables users to view infrastructure metrics for PAAS services and resources in the context of application performance metrics via a new adapter for VMware® vSphere® data. RTView also archives these metrics, maintaining a long-term […]

VMware Knowledge Base Articles Published for December 16, 2012

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VMware Knowledge Base Articles Published for December 16, 2012 Automate set up of Hyperic Agent (2041458) Provide instructions to automate Hyperic Agent set up with the HQ Server The following properties need to be set in the agents agent.propertes file. The agent.properties file is located in the Published: 12/17/12 Disabling the vCenter Server Heartbeat Plug-in […]

VMware View 5.1.2 Released – New Internationalization Packages

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VMware View 5.1.2 has been released few days ago by VMware. Mostly maintenance release, but new Internationalization packages has been integrated as well. You don’t need to upgrade the View transfer server or Composer Server components – if you are upgrading from View 5.1 or View 5.1.1. The new release of VMware View has new internationalization […]

Trilead 4.1 update with new Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 support

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There is a new update to Trilead VM explorer. The product supports Hyper-V 2012 with file level restore functionality and VHDX virtual disks, plus more. Trilead has been around for a while. The product differentiate itself from it’s unique licencing possibilities – per site licensing. Single license for whole site. The main new features of VM […]

VMware vSphere Blog: Retrieving vSphere License Information & Expiration using the vSphere API

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Last week I received a question about retrieving the expiration date for vSphere licenses in vCenter Server which can be seen in both the vSphere Web Client and vSphere C# Client under the Licensing section. Even though there are vCenter alarms that monitor license usage and compliance, it still makes sense that users may still […]

Deploying VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1

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In this guide we will be deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. You can get this from the downloads at vmware.com. I will also be deploying this in VMware workstation in this guide, but the recommended way is to deploy to ESXi.  Once it has been deployed I will be configuring the appliance to use […]

VMware Knowledge Base Articles for December 11, 2012

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VMware Knowledge Base Articles for December 11, 2012 vSphere 5.1 changes default multipathing policy for EMC Symmetrix devices to Round Robin (2034797) VMware vSphere ESXi version 5.1 has changed the default Native Multipathing Plugin (NMP) Path Selection Policy (PSP) for Symmetrix devices from Fixed Published: 12/11/12 Adding and removing users in My VMware (2016235) This […]

VMware Knowledge Base Articles for December 12, 2012

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VMware Knowledge Base Articles for December 12, 2012 vCenter Single Sign On fails to connect to a Microsoft SQL instance (2039092) During the installation vCenter Single Sign On fails to access a remote Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 database. · You may see the errors: · Login failed for user ‘xxx’ · No Published: 12/12/12 ESXi […]

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