Saturday, June 26, 2010
I was just reading about a free trial of CLOUDSWITCH EXPLORER over an www.ntpro.nil. Now this is cool, especially since I have been preaching this was coming since last year's VMowrld 2009 event to management at work. You can register 1 user and move up to 5 vms into the cloud and back to your VMware internal cloud...securing everything, keeping the same IP, If you like it...move up to the enterprise version!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The content catalog has now been made live for VMWORLD 2010. Go check it out!
Earlier today VMware became aware of an issue affecting users of VMware View after applying Update 2 to their ESX 4.0 hosts. The problem only effects PCoIP, RDP works normally. There is a discussion of the problem in the VMware Communities here.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The release notes state: "VMware ESX 4.0 Update 2 requires a VMware Tools upgrade". Now the "requires" part is what can lead to some stress, especially in a large environment like ours. Of course it is best practice to accomplish this..but required...seem a bit more serious.
In talking with our technical rep, I was lead to this official statement: http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2010/04/running-older-versions-of-virtual-machine-tools-on-newer-versions-of-esx-hosts.html
Source of this information is from http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/1517-The-VCAP4-DCA-Exam-Blueprint-Guide-is-available.html
Per this information: 40 live lab activities, short pre‐exam survey consisting of 9 questions. Lab activities consist of multiple tasks, where each task is scored. The total number of activities provided is based on the total number of tasks. Because of this, the actual number of lab activities may vary slightly between exams.
Just ran across this blog with some nice notes from the vSphere 4 fast track class. You may find some of these notes helpful. Nice blog also.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Now this is just further proof the VMware and vSphere are the top dog when it comes to virtualization.
At Teched 2010 last week it was selected both at Best Of teched 2010 AND Best of TechEd Attendee's Pick!
That has to be embarrassing for Microsoft to loose out at their own conference with Hyper-V!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
VMware released a CRITICAL vSphere Client KB today.
The vSphere Clients, prior to the Update 1 release, cannot be used to access the vCenter Server or ESX hosts. A Microsoft update that targets the .NET Framework, released on June 9th 2010 is causing this issue. The update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980773 causes the vSphere Client to stop working.
To correct the issue there are two options that can be performed:
- Download and install the latest version of the vSphere Client. To download the latest version, visit our website at http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vsphere_4/4.
- Remove the MS update from your Windows operating system. The vSphere Client works after the update is removed.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Just wanted to share this awesome script I found. Really helpful if your removing a LUN from a Cluster. Normally, when you add a LUN to a cluster the cluster automatically does a rescan for you. But when removing a LUN...it doesn't do that for you.
Check out this Powershell script. Just use the syntax: ./scriptname virtualcenter clustername