Top 5 Planet V12n blog posts week 30

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Top 5 Planet V12n blog posts week 30

Someone asked me this week how I picked the top 5 blog posts. Did I have some sort of rating formula to decide which blog post should be on the list. The answer is short: No I don’t. I just pick the five post of which I think they were most useful and/or enjoyable. This can be a deep technical post, but also a post about a newly released tool like the one from Richard below. There’s no science behind this, based on feeling and it’s personal. Hope this answers your question. Anyway, it’s week 30 already, enjoy:

  • Mike Laverick – Download the complete Vi3 Book for free
    You can now download the Vi3book that I wrote with Ron Oglesby and Scott Herold for free.
    You might like to supplement these free chapters with the free guides which I released with Vi3.5…
  • Richard Garsthagen – New Beta Release – vAudit
    Well after a few hours of programming, I am happy to make my latest utility available. The program is called vAudit and it allows you to audit your VMware View environments. vAudit will show you when your users are working with their desktops in an easy timeline.
  • Mike Laverick | Duncan Epping – What I learned today (HA Split brain) RTFM and Yellow-Bricks
    Anyway, the time for detecting split brain used to be 15 seconds, for
    some reason this has changed to 12 seconds. I’m not 100% why, or if in
    fact the underlying value has changed – or that VMware has merely
    corrected its own documentation. You see its possible to get split
    brain in Vi3.5 happening if the network goes down for more than 12
    seconds, but comes back up on the 13th, 14th or 15th second. I guess I
    will have to do some research on this one. Of course, the duration can
    be changed – and split brain is trivial matter if you take the
    neccessary network redundency steps…
  • Joep Piscaer – How to configure VMware vCenter Orchestrator
    While I was delivering a training course about vSphere last week, I decided to throw in some Orchestrator goodness, and configured it with the students. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to actually using Orchestrator, so for now, I’ve limited this blog post to merely configuring it. I’m planning to dive deeper into it some time soon. Below is the complete configuration guide for VMware vCenter Orchestrator, including database and attaching it to LDAP. I’ve included some screenshots as well.
  • Hany Michael – vSphere in a box Part 3: Lab Manager 4.0 Automation
    I discovered another great use case while I was working on the Lab Manager, which is training the SysAdmins in my current corp on the new vSphere platform. We are also growing rapidly with our virtual environment (soon to be: private cloud) and we’ll definitely need more SysAdmins on board. That being said, I now have an instrumental tool for provisioning independent labs for the SysAdmins to login and have their own hands-on experience with the new platform.

      
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Last Day to Win a Free Pass to VMworld! Register Now!

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Last Day to Win a Free Pass to VMworld! Register Now!

Today is the last day to register for VMworld 2009 San Francisco and automatically be entered into a drawing to get your registration fees fully reimbursed.


VMworld is the must-attend event for anyone interested in virtualizing the enterprise. Check out the Content Catalog for the latest information on the valuable sessions and interactive hands-on labs you will experience this year. Session Builder is coming soon—register now for immediate access once the tool goes live later this month.

Don’t miss the virtualization event of the year! Register now!

For more information please visit: http://www.vmworld2009.com/registration/promo

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Exchange Performs Well Using Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NFS on vSphere

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Exchange Performs Well Using Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NFS on vSphere

In a new whitepaper, a large installation of 16,000 Exchange users was configured across eight virtual machines (VMs) on a single VMware vSphere 4 server.  The storage used for the test was a NetApp FAS6030 array that supported Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NFS storage protocols.  This allowed for a fair comparison of these three storage protocols on the same hardware.  The test results show that each protocol achieved great performance with Fibre Channel leading the way, and with iSCSI and NFS following closely behind.

 

Similar tests have been done to compare Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NFS on ESX in the past.  These tests used IOmeter to measure the storage performance.  In this new round of tests, Exchange Load Generator was used as the test tool to simulate an 8-hour work day.

 

The results show that Fibre Channel provided the best performance with the lowest CPU utilization.  Additionally, iSCSI and NFS were relatively close in performance.  The two graphs below summarize the test results showing the sendmail average latency as reported by LoadGen and the overall CPU utilization of the the ESX server.

 

CpuUtilizationGraph

 

SendMailAvgLatencygraph

 

The complete whitepaper has all of the configuration details and additional test results.

 

      
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VMware vSphere starts the journey to Common Criteria certification

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VMware vSphere starts the journey to Common Criteria certification

A question I get from customers on a regular base is if vSphere 4.0 has already achieved Common Criteria certification. Unfortunately I could never give an answer to their question but this has changed as of yesterday. Although we have not achieved it yet, we are working towards it…

Source: VMware vSphere starts the journey to Common Criteria certification
Many people have been interested in knowing when vSphere 4 will achieve Common Criteria certification, as was the case for ESX 3.0 and vCenter 2.0 and as will be the case for ESX/ESXi 3.5 and vCenter 2.5. Common Criteria is important for government and defense customers, since it is often a requirement for many of their IT environments, but it is also valuable for other customers, since it represents an objective measure of a software product’s security. Having Common Criteria certification, especially at the higher levels, is often used by security professionals and auditors as a way to gauge whether or not a product should be considered for use in security-sensitive environments, such as credit-card transaction systems.

I am happy to report that VMware vSphere 4 has begun the Common Criteria certification process for vSphere 4.0 at EAL4+. This specifically includes: ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0, and vCenter 4.0. We have received the letter of intent from the security consulting firm hired by VMware for the evaluation; unfortunately, we cannot post it here, but interested customers should contact their sales representatives directly if they want to see a copy of it.

As you might be aware, the journey towards final certification can be a long one, due to the extensive documentation requirements and rigorous tests that the products must undergo. We’ll provide updates at major milestones of the certification process, but the expectation is that final certification will be achieved in the 2nd half of 2010.

      
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VMware Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

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VMware Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

Revenue of $456 Million
Non-GAAP Operating Margin of 21%; GAAP Operating Margin of 8%
Non-GAAP Operating Cash Flows Increased 19% Year-Over-Year to $233 Million; GAAP Operating Cash Flows Increased 62% Year-Over-Year to $243 Million
. Supplemental Financial Tables
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 22, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter to the cloud, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2009:
Revenues for the second quarter were $456 million, flat from the second quarter of 2008.Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $96 million, a decrease of 14% from the second quarter of…

      
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Top 5 Planet V12n blog posts week 29

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Top 5 Planet V12n blog posts week 29

It seems to be the summer holiday season cause the amount of blog posts decreased over the last week or so. Now don’t get me wrong, the quality of the posts did not change. Especially the first two by Alan and Bouke, although I’m not talking about the quality of the info but about the quality of the tools they wrote, are amazing. Enjoy,

  • Bouke Groenescheij – CPUBusier
    Remember the good ‚old CPUBusy script used during the VMware Install
    & Configure training? Well I wanted to have something which allows
    you to control the load. So I created this little piece of software
    called CPUBusier.
  • Alan Renouf – PowerCLI Daily Report
    I have been using this script for the past month and it has
    highlighted a number of issues which would have been harder to find
    without it.Daily Report does what it says on the tin, it runs as a scheduled task before you get into the office to present you with key information about your infrastructure in a nice easily readable format.This script picks on the key areas of the virtual infrastructure and
    reports it all in one place so all you do in the morning is check your
    email.
  • Alan Murphy – Choosing between Azure and VMM Private Clouds
    I do like the idea of them embracing private clouds with VMM, a logical
    step when competing against VMware and vCloud, but then I pause. Will
    Azure ever compete against vCloud? vCloud is designed to allow
    enterprise customers to build a services-based application bundle
    in-house (ie running in a private cloud) and then push that entire
    application service bundle up to a service provider also running VMware
    and supporting vCloud (ie the public cloud). Build at home, push to the
    cloud. Makes sense. When people think private cloud, they think vCloud.
  • Hany Michael – VMware vCenter AppSpeed 1.0 first look!
    The AppSpeed is not meant to replace any of your existing monitoring
    tools that you are happy with. It’s another great visibility tool for
    doing that, not to mention the SLA part and the integration with the
    vCloud technologies. I just wanted to tell you that you still need this
    even if you are a VMware expert who knows how to use the traditional
    tools for performance analysis.
  • Greg Lato – VMware Network Port List
    One of the recurring requests I hear from my clients is for a list or
    diagram showing the network ports that are used by the various VMware
    products and components.  Thanks to some of my VMware Professional
    Service Colleagues for creating and allowing me to share with you the VMware Network Port List.  I’ll keep this under the VMW Launchpad section of the blog and try to update it as time permits.

      
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Win a Free Pass to VMworld 2009!

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Win a Free Pass to VMworld 2009!


Register for VMworld 2009 by July 24, and you could win a free pass to VMworld 2009!

Don’t miss VMworld 2009, the leading virtualization event. Register now and automatically be entered into a drawing to get your registration fees fully reimbursed. VMworld is the must-attend event for anyone interested in virtualizing
the enterprise.


For more information, please visit http://www.vmworld2009.com/registration/promo.

      
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Still Haven’t Registered for VMworld 2009?

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Still Haven’t Registered for VMworld 2009?


If you’re still looking for reasons to attend VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, then you’ve come to the right place. Three of our VMworld alumni have posted great blogs about why you shouldn’t miss VMworld.

*Jase McCarty: VMworld is about bringing people together to
learn about virtualization. Whether they are consumers, solutions
providers, or vendors. When VMware puts on VMworld, it isn’t just about
the sales aspect. The breakout sessions and technology labs are a really
big deal. Where else can so many different sessions on how to use
virtualization, best practices, and training be found? Nowhere. Read more of Jase’s blog: http://www.jasemccarty.com/blog/?p=265

*Sven Huisman: I’ve attended VMworld a couple of times know
and the interaction you get with other attendees, IT-professionals, VMware
employees and on the solutions exchange is really priceless! Read more of Sven’s blog: http://virtualfuture.info/2009/07/why-attend-vmworld-during-financial-crisis/

*Thomas Bryant: Beyond networking, is the solutions exchange.
Working for an ISV, of course you should stop by our booth http://vmwarenews.de/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b1086_happy.gif, there are a ton
of companies that are new each year. Walking around, seeing all the new faces
and new technologies or old tech reinvented is really invigorating. It’s
overwhelming at times considering the sheer size of the hall and all of the
vendor swag to get. Read more of Thomas’ Blog: http://blog.thb3.com/2009/07/why-go-to-vmworld-2009.html

So what are you waiting for? Register for VMworld 2009 today!

See you in San Francisco!

      
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Goodbye Recession. Hello Stimulus Package

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Don’t miss VMworld 2009, the leading virtualization event worldwide. Register before July 24 and be entered into a drawing to get your registration fees fully reimbursed – a $1,745 value!

VMworld 2009 will feature over 20 sessions focusing on helping partners build expertise and accelerate sales of VMware View and VMware vSphere 4. Gain insights to effectively identify customer needs and to successfully sell and deploy VMware solutions.

Register today and find out what's in store


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VMware Offers Virtual Iron Customers a Safe Passage to VMware vSphere 4

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In light of news reports that Oracle will discontinue development of existing Virtual Iron products, VMware is offering companies a cost-effective way to migrate to VMware vSphere 4.

Target Virtual Iron customers with the new promo and find out how to migrate Virtual Iron machines to VMware vSphere 4.


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Updated Competitive Selling Section Now Available in Partner Central

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The all-new Partner Central features an updated Competitive Selling section that includes several new powerful competitive sales tools that will help you close more business with VMware. We will be releasing several updates that will be available soon, so stay tuned.

Check out the new competitive selling tools


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Have You Seen the All-New Partner Central?

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The all-new Partner Central debuted this week with an easy-to-use interface and updated training courses, marketing campaigns, services IP content, competitive selling tools, and much more.

With the launch of the new Partner Central and the VMware Partner Network, join us for a vmLIVE session to learn the basics on how to navigate the portal, register deals, and access leads. Get the overview on the new VMware Partner Network and see how this program distinguishes and rewards you for your expertise around VMware solutions and how earning competencies can help you accelerate your virtualization business.

Wednesday, July 15: 8:30 AM Pacific Time / 11:30 AM Eastern Time / 5:30 PM Central European Time

Register now for the vmLIVE or visit the all-new Partner Central for more details.


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Just Launched: New VMware vCenter Management Products

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Introducing the latest from the VMware vCenter management productsExpand your customers' virtualization footprint with new and updated VMware vCenter management products: VMware vCenter Lab Manager 4, VMware vCenter AppSpeed, and VMware vCenter Chargeback: 
 
Lab Manager 4.0 automates management of internal cloud resources for dev/test, providing self-service access for end users while ensuring IT control

vCenter AppSpeed enables virtual infrastructure administrators to ensure performance levels for virtualized multi-tier applications.

vCenter Chargeback provides cost modeling, accounting, and reporting/billing for virtual resources. 

Read the press release or visit the all-new Partner Central for more details.


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VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide Downloads

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The book VMware Infrastructure 3 Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide“  by Scott Herold, Ron Oglesby and Mike Laverick are available as a free PDF Download.

Download your FREE copy at vmguru.com >> http://www.vmguru.com/index.php/component/content/article/83

Much thanks to the authors

I have the book in front of a half year purchased and it´s really great


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vmworld 2009 @ San Francisco registration is open

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VMworld 2009


vmworld 2009 @ San Francisco registration is open

What happens this year @ vmworld:

This year at VMworld 2009, discover how virtualization is revolutionizing the next generation of computing—providing efficiency and flexibility at a time when both are critical to the future of IT.

As the only event completely dedicated to virtualization, VMworld, brought to you by VMware, is your opportunity to:

      • Learn how VMware is transforming the datacenter and desktop into a
        flexible, reliable cloud infrastructure
      • Discover the best way to introduce more efficiency, control and choice
        to your organization
      • Connect with peers and virtualization thought leaders

Today it’s more important than ever for organizations to do more with less.
VMworld 2009 is the place to discover how



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