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· ホストを ESXi 5.1 Update 2 にアップグレードすると、 E1000/E1000E vNIC を使用する仮想マシンでネットワークの処理が断続的に停止し、それによりホストも応答しなくなります。 · 仮想マシンをパワーオンしても、ネットワークアダプタは切断状態のままになります。 · 対象の ESXi  5.1 U2... Published: 8/1/14
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· VMware ESXi 5.1 上の Windows 8.1 ゲスト OS 内のすべてのウインドウで、[最小化][最大化][閉じる]の各ボタンが表示されません。 · 本来これらのボタンが表示されているはずの場所をクリックすると、正常に機能します。 ·  この事象は、次の場合に発生します: · 仮想マシンがハードウェアバージョン 9... Published: 8/1/14
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免责声明:本文为 Host USB device fails to function in a VMware Workstation or Player virtual machine (1016809) 的翻译版本。尽管我们会不断努力为本文提供最佳翻译版本,但本地化的内容可能会过时。有关最新内容,请参见英文版本。... Published: 8/1/14
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When a user who is a member of an RDS host's Administrators group connects to an RDS desktop on the RDS host, the... Published: 8/1/14
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· A virtual machine cannot be powered on after updating VMware vCenter Server or the ESXi host (from any version up... Published: 8/1/14
Aug 022014
 
免责声明:本文为 Migrating the vCenter Server database from SQL Express to full SQL Server (1028601) 的翻译版本。尽管我们会不断努力为本文提供最佳翻译版本,但本地化的内容可能会过时。有关最新内容,请参见英文版本。 本文介绍将 vCenter Server 数据库从 SQL... Published: 8/1/14
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Aug 022014
 
If you are using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) in an environment where vCenter Server is using trusted certificates, SRM must also use... Published: 8/1/14
Aug 022014
 
The default timeout value for tasks performed and managed by VirtualCenter / vCenter Server is 15 minutes. If you run an Update Manager... Published: 8/1/14
Aug 022014
 

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Some iSCSI storage arrays from different array vendors do not behave appropriately during periods of network congestion. This problem is related to... Published: 8/1/14
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免责声明:本文为 Editing configuration files in VMware ESXi and ESX (1017022) 的翻译版本。尽管我们会不断努力为本文提供最佳翻译版本,但本地化的内容可能会过时。有关最新内容,请参见英文版本。 本文提供了在 VMware ESX 和 VMware ESXi 中编辑文件的步骤。 数据存储浏览器 本节适用于 VMware ESX 和 ESXi 的所有版本。... Published: 8/1/14
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免责声明:本文为 Cloning virtual machines in vCenter Server (1027865) 的翻译版本。尽管我们会不断努力为本文提供最佳翻译版本,但本地化的内容可能会过时。有关最新内容,请参见英文版本。 本文提供克隆 VMware vSphere 或 VMware 基础架构环境中的虚拟机的基本说明。 要克隆当前存储在基础架构中的虚拟机,请执行以下操作: 注意:必须连接到 vCenter... Published: 8/1/14
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This article provides a network diagram and reference sheet for Horizon View 5.2. For a network port diagram and reference sheet, see HorizonView-ReferencePorts-v1.pdf, attached to... Published: 8/1/14
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By Barton Kaplan We&#rsquo;re living in tumultuous times. That sounds like a cliché, but a cursory glance at the most recent headlines and earnings news bears it out. Technologically, we&#rsquo;ve moved from the mainframe, to the client-server, and now to the mobile-cloud era, with tremendous implications for both the sellers and consumers of enterprise technologies. […]]> By Barton Kaplan

We&#rsquo;re living in tumultuous times. That sounds like a cliché, but a cursory glance at the most recent headlines and earnings news bears it out.

Technologically, we&#rsquo;ve moved from the mainframe, to the client-server, and now to the mobile-cloud era, with tremendous implications for both the sellers and consumers of enterprise technologies. Recent geopolitical events have shaken long-held assumptions and created new uncertainties.

Together, this combination of forces has made the work of an already beleaguered group within IT – strategic planners – even tougher. And it&#rsquo;s not as if things were going swimmingly prior to this latest wave of change. When advisory company CEB surveyed business partners about IT strategic planning, a meager 23% agreed that it was effective.[1]

But as tempting as it might be to fire your IT strategist and declare planning dead, 93% of those very same business partners also said they thought IT strategic planning was important.

Which begs the question: In a time of unprecedented change, how do you keep your strategy from becoming shelfware?

Leading organizations I&#rsquo;ve worked with employ the following three best practices to ensure their IT strategies stay relevant:

  1. Embed scenarios into strategy. It&#rsquo;s standard practice to align IT initiatives to business goals and objectives. In today&#rsquo;s environment, however, it isn&#rsquo;t enough to align to a single outcome. An automotive company I worked with looks instead at a range of possible outcomes, listing best case, worst case, and most likely scenarios. Each scenario is then heatmapped against the current IT portfolio to understand the potential impact. As a result of this exercise, project cycle times were reduced by up to three months.
  2. Define strategic triggers. To increase the agility of its strategy, a financial services company began to include possible economic, business, and IT events (e.g., an acquisition, a new product launch, etc.) that would require revisions to its roadmap. They go so far as to list specific actions that need to be taken should any particular event actually come to pass.
  3. Make it a living document. Strategic plans are especially vulnerable to quickly falling out of date and losing their currency. Too many organizations place a lot of emphasis on and resources behind the creation of a strategy, but don&#rsquo;t adequately think through how that strategy will be maintained and refreshed going forward. Effective strategies require ongoing care and feeding, which only happens when owners are named and responsibilities clearly spelled out.

In times of constant, radical change, maintaining both focus and flexibility will ensure your strategy stays relevant.


[1] &#rsquo;Flexible Strategic Planning,&#rdquo; CIO Leadership Council Webinar, June 2014.


Bart Kaplanis a business solution strategist with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services and is based in Maryland.