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VMware vSphere Integrated Containers – Application Repackaging

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Eduardo Meirelles da Rocha created an interesting blog post about Integrated Containers. You can find his blog here, with all comments or simply scroll down. When talking about containers it’s inevitable to think about modern application built natively for the cloud, but the reality for most companies is that the majority of, if not all, […]

VMware Unified Access Gateway 3 of 5 – Deploy with vSphere OVF and Admin Console

VMware
This video is third in a series of five covering the VMware Unified Access Gateway. It describes and demonstrates how to deploy using the vSphere OVF method. Learn more at http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/10/vmware-unified-access-gateway-technical-deep-dive.html This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

The Software Defined Data Centre Explained – Video

ComputerWorld Group
Barry Coombs, presented the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) and the components that encompass this; Compute, storage, network and management. Barry spoke about the technologies with the SDDC including vSAN, VxRail, VMware Cloud foundation and vSphere 6.5. This video is from the fine folks at ComputerWorld Group.

VMware: Updating a vSAN Cluster using VUM

VMware
I wanted to shed some light on what some may think is a mystery or difficult task. How do I update a vSAN cluster using vSphere Update Manager (VUM)? The quick and simple answer is easily! The great thing about vSAN is that you already know how to upgrade and patch it since it is […]

More info on VMware HCX

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
After looking into the blog post announcements on VMware HCX after VMworld I decided to get a bit more info what HCX actually is. This blog post will try to summarize what it is and what it can do. HCX is not a single product, but a combination of multiple VMware products which will be […]

Veeam and NetApp Take Relationship to New Level with Resell Agreement – what about combining monitoring?

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Veeam and NetApp Take Relationship to New Level with Resell Agreement – what about combining monitoring? Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, announced that NetApp will be adding Veeam Availability Solutions to the NetApp global price list. NetApp customers can purchase complete Veeam and NetApp solutions directly from NetApp and its resellers […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 29th October 2017

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VMware ESXi Virtual machine panics with ‘Unexpected Signal’ error Date Published: 2017/10/23 PCI Passthrough does not work for Virtual Machine with Linux kernel 4.2 and above Date Published: 2017/10/23 VM randomly stuck sometimes and issues host based VSCSI reset Date Published: 2017/10/25 Virtual machine fails to power on with the error “msg.vmk.status.VMK_MEM_ADMIT_FAILED” Date Published: 2017/10/25 […]

“Shockwave Flash has crashed” workaround for vSphere Web (Flash) Client

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One of our favorite blog authors William Lam has posted some interesting news regarding vShere Web Client. He did some experience regarding Google Crome. Here is his article, or simply scroll down for his latest blog. On Saturday, I started to notice that logins to the vSphere Web (Flex) Client stopped working with Google Chrome. Upon a successful […]

Enabling shell access for Active Directory users via SSH to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

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William Lam had a question the other day on whether it was possible to enable shell access for Active Directory users when logging into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) via SSH? As always William created a very useful article we wanted to share. Please find his post here or scroll down. Here is William’s solution: The […]

Citrix: I Can Manage Citrix XenServer with vCenter? Yes, You Really Can!

Citrix Systems
Let’s face it, while many customers who deploy XenApp and XenDesktop as their app and desktop virtualization platforms of choice do so on XenServer, there are others still running vSphere as their hypervisor. If you are currently running your XenApp and XenDesktop deployments on vSphere, not only are you missing out on the unique integrations […]

DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products to Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

DataCore
New Software Release Provides for Fail-safe Business Continuity, Self-Healing Infrastructure, Container Orchestration, Hybrid Cloud Replication and Multi-way Data Availability to Ensure Uptime and Responsiveness DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 15th October 2017

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VMware SDDC Manager The VMware Cloud Foundation SOS utility does not collect all requested logs Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation HDD_DOWN_ALERT alert may be generated in when an ESXi host is rebooted Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers environment Virtual Machine consoles are inaccessible  Date Published: 2017/10/09 SDDC Manager ESXi host […]

Vembu BDR suite – Unlimited features for Limited environment

Vembu a leading BDR solution provider has something new that I think I should share. BDR solutions are important but can also be pretty expensive. Vembu understood this very well and created a free edition of their solution for a limited environment. The free edition has unlimited features for 3 virtual machines. Three virtual machines […]

VMware: Dell EMC VxRail 4.5 – A Few Notes

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VxRail 4.5 was announced in May by Dell EMC and I’ve been a bit slow in going through my enablement on the platform. The key benefit (beyond some interesting hardware permutations that were announced), is support for VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 and vSAN 6.6. I thought I’d cover a few of the more interesting aspects of […]

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