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New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/26/11

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Nov 292011
 
New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/26/11

Apache Tomcat
Server fails with the error: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space (2009352)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

Socialcast
Socialcast Mobile Apps FAQ (2008689)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware ESX
Powering on virtual machine on an NFS server fails with the error: Unable to retrieve the current working directory (1006539)
Date Published: 11/22/2011
Security Audit account issues after an ESX install (1025565)
Date Published: 11/24/2011
ESX host fails with Lost Heartbeat purple diagnostic screen mentioning VmkDev: 3102: Can't find serial# (2009232)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
Missing VIB files for the be2iscsi CNA driver causes adapter errors (2009649)
Date Published: 11/23/2011
An ESX 4.x host fails to boot with this message: MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connect to IO-APIC error on ESX host boot (2009763)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 4 and ESX 4.0 Patch Release ESX400-201110001/ESXi400-201110001 use the same VMware Tools OSP repository. (2009863)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware ESXi
User defined xml firewall configurations are not persistent across ESXi host reboots (2007381)
Date Published: 11/22/2011
Downloading, licensing, and enabling the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (2009895)
Date Published: 11/22/2011
Cannot vMotion a virtual machine from an ESX/ESXi 4.1 host to an ESXi 5.0 host (2009718)
Date Published: 11/23/2011
VMware Datarecovery (VDR) backup fails with error "Trouble reading files, error -3943 ( open failed)" (2009673)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

VMware Fusion
Upgrading from VMware Fusion 4.1.0 and unsupported versions of Mac OS X (2009990)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

VMware Horizon Application Manager Connector
Horizon Connector does not support Active Directory binary attribute values (2009688)
Date Published: 11/22/2011

VMware Service Manager
Custom fields are not tranferred when using Copy and Paste functionality (2009739)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

VMware vCenter Server
Default number of database connections in vCenter Server 4.1 (2004716)
Date Published: 11/24/2011
Powering on a virtual machine fails after a storage outage with the error: could not open/create change tracking file (2009244)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Disabling the vCenter Server Heartbeat Plug-in on vCenter Server (2009852)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
Updating the vCenter Server Heartbeat configuration after changing the domain administrator password (2009856)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
Setup Completion shortcut is missing on the secondary server after the restore (2009859)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
vCenter Server Heartbeat Web Service logs consume excessive disk space (2009860)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Protecting a virtual machine machine using Site Recovery Manager fails with the error: unable to find place holder datastore for the host (2007955)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Uploading an ESX upgrade bundle to vCenter Update Manager 5.0 fails with the error: Cannot upload file, because it is an invalid package (2009812)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

 

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New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/19/11

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Nov 222011
 
New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/19/11

Apache HTTP Server
Logging user defined cookies with Apache 2.0 and the usertrack module (2008211)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Checking the modules that are compiled into Apache HTTP Server and vFabric Enterprise Server (2009272)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Installing mod_fcgid on Apache HTTP Server 2.0.x configurations under Linux/Unix (2009475)
Date Published: 11/17/2011

Apache Tomcat
Setting up Tomcat in the Windows platform for monitoring by jconsole or jvisualvm (2008410)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Enabling garbage collection logging with Tomcat on a Linux/UNIX platform (2009621)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Enabling garbage collection logging with Tomcat on Windows platform (2009563)
Date Published: 11/16/2011

Datacenter
Script error when downloading objects with file type .tar.gz (2009654)
Date Published: 11/17/2011

Shavlik NetChk Protect
Port requirements for Shavlik NetChk Protect (2007451)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

SpringSource Tool Suite
SpringSource Tool Suite support for UML Class Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams (2007017)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

Virtual Disk Development Kit
Backing up and restoring virtual machine templates using VMware APIs (2009395)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware Capacity Planner
Verifying the inventory data in VMware Capacity Planner (2007127)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware ESX
VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-Update04: VMware ESX 4.0 Complete Update 4 (2006233)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Binding VMkernel ports to the Software iSCSI Initiator fails with the error: Failed to add nic (2006627)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
vMotion fails with the error: Migration to host <> failed with error Out of memory (195887124) (2007083)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
An ESX/ESXi 4.1 U2 host with vShield Endpoint 1.0 installed fails with a purple diagnostic screen mentioning VFileFilterReconnectWork (2009452)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Storage vMotion fails with the error: Storage vMotion failed to copy one or more of the VM's disks (2009623)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201111201-SG: Updates VMkernel, VMX, Hostd, and Apps (2006227)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
vSphere Client reports the error: Culture 'en' is a neutral culture. It cannot be used in formatting and parsing and therefore cannot be set as the thread's current culture. (2007492)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
ESX/ESXi messages log entry: storageRM: Storage I/O Control: connection with vobd failed, error code: -1 errno: 2 (2004523)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
HP G7 ProLiant BL465c running ESX/ESXi 4.x fails when performing a reboot (2009480)
Date Published: 11/16/2011

VMware ESXi
Storage vMotion to thin disk does not reclaim null blocks (2004155)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201111202-UG: Updates vSphere Client (2006232)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201111203-UG: Updates VMware Tools (2007881)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Installing ESXi 5.0 in VMware Fusion (2009580)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0, Patch ESXi400-Update04: VMware ESXi 4.0 Complete Update 4 (2006234)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Setting up Serial Logging for Linux/UNIX virtual machines (2009269)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201111201-UG: Updates Firmware (2006231)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
XML Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses (2007557)
Date Published: 11/19/2011
Storage device performance deteriorated (2007236)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Holes found in BIOS reported IOAPIC listing (2008091)
Date Published: 11/19/2011
High latency vMotion networks  (2008096)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Permanently lost storage device is detected by ESXi (2009209)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Permanently lost storage device is available for use (2009287)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Storage device holding a datastore is permanently lost (2009301)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Storage device is permanently lost with no open connections (2009306)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware Fusion
Fusion 3.x does not support 3D acceleration on Nvidia 7300 graphics cards (2005097)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Java in a Windows 7 guest in Fusion 3.x freezes Mac hosts with ATI Radeon X1X00 graphics cards (2005586)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Migration Agent fails after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (2008225)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
USB device connected to a Windows virtual machine gets disconnected if the virtual machine enters the sleep mode (2009508)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Troubleshooting graphics issues in Fusion (2009565)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
NAT networking fails after a Fusion upgrade (2009642)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
New licensing prompt for Mac OS X virtual machines in VMware Fusion 4.1 (2009714)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Upgrading VMware Fusion 4.0 fails with error: The operation can't be completed (2009730)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Assigning a primary lookup key to a virtual machine for deployment (2005460)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Starting or resuming a virtual machine when launching Fusion 4 (2009717)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware Service Manager
Capturing a trace log with DebugView for VMware Service Manager (2003526)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Missing ENTITY_TYPE parameter from SENDPAGERIA and SENDEMAILIA in VMware Service Manager 9.0 (1038388)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Square bracket in the subject field of the Service Manager email is recognised as a database field (2008861)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Application Event log of Service Manager reports the log spew: ERROR: (Infra.Services.Messaging) Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown. (2009453)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Closure Rules based on Log group fail if the call is logged in the portal by a customer only user (2009689)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Collections of vCenter data fail with error: The term <PowerShell script> is not recognized (2008500)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
The <Date Detected> variable for vCenter Configuration Manager Alerts is in GMT (2008668)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Clicking the ellipses in the vCM Unix Bulleting slider reports this error: The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'ecm.sysdat_patch_lst_pls_xref', database 'VCM', schema 'dbo' (2009356)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
The DHCP Servers Scope Definitions report returns no data (2009175)
Date Published: 11/14/2011  

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
VMware vCenter Orchestrator (VCO) times out with the error: Timeout, unable to get property 'name' (2007423)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
vCenter Orchestrator VIX plugin fails when running the Set VIX configuration defaults workflow (2009507)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware vCenter Server
Interacting with the vCenter Server Appliance embedded IBM DB2 database (2004506)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Settings that use non-ASCII characters do not display correctly after you customize Windows XP and Windows Server 2003  (2004736)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Why a virtual machine CPU maximum limit in a standalone host can differ from the host in a DRS cluster (2009408)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Cluster level performance graphs show the most recent value as 0 (2009550)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
After installing the intermediate certificate chain in vCenter Server, vSphere Client reports that the certificate is untrusted (2009313)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Storage device performance improved (2007237)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Storage device becomes permanently lost while SCSI reservation is held by ESXi (2009302)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Directory traversal vulnerability in the Jetty Web server that is embedded in earlier Update Manager 4.x versions (2001146)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware vCloud Connector
Copying to a VMware vCloud Director cloud fails with an UnknownHostException (2009285)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Preferred and Alternate DNS addresses must be manually set on VMware vCloud Connector Node when deploying in VMware vCloud Director (2009293)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Using the console "Blue Screen" to do network configuration in vCloud Connector 1.5 (2008281)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
vCloud Connector UI does not show up in vSphere Client as a plug-in  (2009277)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Copying the same virtual machine, vApp, or template multiple times to the same destination fails after the first copy completes (2009279)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Proxies that require usename/passwords are not supported in VMware vCloud Connector 1.5 (2009281)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Cannot delete previous VMware vCloud Connector Server from vcloud.vmware.com after registering a new Server (2009289)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Guest customization must be manually enabled when deploying a VMware vCloud Connector Node to VMware vCloud Director 1.5 (2009292)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Copying a set of items from one cloud to another using VMware vCloud Connector fails due to the exception: Error obtaining lease (2009363)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware vCloud Director
Enabling centralized logging of vCloud Director cell logs (2004519)
Date Published: 11/14/2011

VMware vFabric RabbitMQ
VMware vFabric RabbitMQ clients cannot connect to vFabric RabbitMQ server (2004788)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware View Manager
Cannot configure the View Persona repository to the user's home directory in Active Directory (2007219)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Connecting to the View infrastructure using a View 5.0 client reports the warning: VMware View cannot verify the identity of the server you have contacted (2009311)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Windows servers that run View Connection Server require a Microsoft ADAM and AD LDS security patch.  (2009578)
Date Published: 11/14/2011

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Unable to select ESXi host during VSA Cluster Installation (2005092)
Date Published: 11/17/2011

 

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How to become a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5

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Nov 162011
 

VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5

Become a VCP5

There are different paths to VCP5 certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:

  1. Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.Already a VCP4? There is no course requirement until February 29, 2012.
  2. Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 5.
  3. Pass the VCP5 Exam.

SOURCE: http://vmware.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Okt 192011
 
VMworld Europe 2011 Party


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VMworld Solutions Exchange Demo Theater Presentations

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Okt 192011
 
VMworld Solutions Exchange Demo Theater Presentations

The following list shows offerings in the Demo Theater in the Solutions Exchange at VMworld Europe 2001. Drop by and attend these presentations during Wed and Thursday.

DateTimeCompany NameSpeaker Name/TitlePresentation Title
Wed10:30-11:00amQuantumHenrik Rosendahl - Vice President of Virtual   SolutionsConcert Pharmaceuticals: Optimizing VM Backup with   Quantum
Wed11:10-11:40amAppSenseDavid Shepherd - Technical Alliances Director (EMEA)Desktop Virtualization Isn’t Easy, Virtualizing the   User Helps
Wed11:50-12:20pmSymantecHerve LequippeBackup Best Practices: Modernising Backup for   Virtual Environments
Wed12:30-1:00pmCiscoHenry Manners, Area Sales Manager - EMEACITEIS – A Cisco on Cisco Private Cloud Case Study
Wed1:10-1:40pmIntelGustavo Benedicty, Intel Alliance Manager, and Marco   Righini, Intel Solution ArchitectScalability and Reliability in the Virtual Data   Center
Wed1:50-2:20pmTech TargetAlex Barrett - Executive Editor, Mike Laverick -   industry bloggerTech target Awards
Wed2:30-3:00pmIntelIddo Kadim, Intel Director Datacenter TechnologiesDiscover What It Takes to Lead Your Organization   Into Cloud Computing
Wed3:10-3:40pmVirtual InstrumentsArchie Hendryx - Senior Solutions Consultant –   vExpertvSphere 6.0 – What’s Needed?
Wed3:50-4:20pmBlueArcJoann Starke - Senior Solutions Product Marketing   ManagerScale-Right NAS for Data-Intensive Virtualization   and Cloud
Wed4:30-5:00pmNet OpticsRan Nahmias - Director of Cloud SolutionsVisibility and the Virtual Environment: Increasing   Real Security
Wed5:10-5:40pmCiscoPeter Charpentier, Solution ArchitectEnabling VDI-VXI with Cisco Services
Thurs11:00-11:30amAdtran/Bluesocket Business GroupMads Lillelund - General Manager, Bluesocket   Business Group/ADTRANWi-Fi Goes Virtual on VMware - the World’s Only   Virtual Wireless Network Solution
Thurs11:40-12:10pmBitdefenderShaun DONALDSON - Director of AlliancesSecurity for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender   with vShield integration
Thurs12:20-12:50pmSymantecBarnaby Wood & Lorenzo GalelliIntegrated HA for Applications in VMware   environments
Thursy1:00-1:30pmQuantumJohn LaRue - Technical AdvisorConsiderations for Virtual Machine Data Protection

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The Demo Cloud at VMworld Copenhagen

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Okt 192011
 
The Demo Cloud at VMworld Copenhagen

We are really excited about our DemoCloud and wanted to share some background information on it and more important encourage you to come and visit us at the VMworld Booth. 

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Some perspective on our DemoCloud

“Demo Cloud Activate” – Captain Kirk had it right……..using computers should be this easy.

We needed a stable environment where I can quickly and easily provision a pre configured, ready to go stack!

We chose to go with the vSEL project headed up by our very own Sir Ford Donald – Super Architect and great friend. vSEL is our internal platform that hosts infrastructure for our worldwide sales force. A huge benefit of using vSEL is that it provided everything for us, View, Storage, Security in a an encapsulated ready to go “bubble” It would have taken months for our teams to build this infrastructure from scratch.  

The best part of vSEL is that uses our latest products launched – vCloud Director 1.5,  vSphere 5.0, and vShield. If you are planning on going to VMworld be sure to check out Ford Donald’s session on vSEL.

One of my favorite features / capability of vSEL is the ability to share final “Gold Master” copies of our demos with our worldwide sales force.

Sharing content is pretty easy to do.. 2 clicks and there you go. 

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Running our Demos from Wanatche, Washington USA

The Demo Cloud is hosted in Wanatche Washington and it is pretty incredible to have our demos truly hosted in our remote data center. Take a look at our network stats from Palo Alto to Copenhagen. 

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A picture really does say a lot about our Demo Cloud. It truly has changed the way we do business.

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A few lessons learned as a Business Owner managing Demo Cloud.
1. Create a central knowledge base so your developers can get answers to FAQs, Documents, Wikis and pointers to other sites – we used a Private VMTN Community – Jive has been a great platform for us.
2. Establish an SLA process, people, and agreement on scope of resource you will provide for your developers. Always set expectations accordingly and over deliver.
3. Have a robust flexible ticketing system for issues that need to be tracked – we our internal ticketing system – Helpzilla. It really beats using an email list
4. Reporting – We created our reports using APIs is will give us more flexibility – and are using Chargeback to collect data.
5. Set a process and criteria for releasing vApps into the wild. The last thing our field needs is a vApp that has no documentation, not usable or supported by the creator. We set up an internal Demo Library where we only allow blessed, supported content. It makes it easy to centralize and point people to it.
6. Be sure to remind everyone how much time, money you have saved by deploying your services using your DemoCloud.

More about our DemoCloud: SlideRocket Presentation

Product Demos and Solutions we are showing

1. Cloud Infrastructure and Management
VMware vCenter Operations
VMware Service Manager
VMware vCloud Director 1.5
VMware vCenter ChargeBack Manager
VMware vSphere 5 (of course)
Tech Preview: Networking
VMware High Availability
VMware Fault Tolerance
VMware vCenter HeartBeat
VMware vCenter Site Recovery
VMware vShield 5
VMware vCenter Configueration Manager


2. End User Computing
VMware Zimbra
VMware View
VMware vCenter Operations for Desktop
VMware View Client
VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform
VMware Horizon Application Manager
VMware ThinApp


3. Cloud Application Platform
Spring Framework
VMware vFabric RabbitMQ
VMware vFabric tc Server
Cloud Foundry
VMware vFabric Data Director
VMware vFabric SQL Fire + Spring Insight Operations
Tech Preview: VMware vFabric Application Performance Management

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It’s Time to Rethink IT Management

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Okt 182011
 
It's Time to Rethink IT Management

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Posted by Steve Herrod
Chief Technology Officer

The past few months have been very exciting at VMware. In July, we launched vSphere 5 and the industry's first cloud infrastructure suite. At VMworld in August, we unveiled our vision and products to liberate and support end-users in the Post-PC era. And today during the opening keynote of VMworld Europe (where we have more than 7000 registered attendees!) we are adding to the fun. We are announcing three new product suites that deliver a new approach to IT management – an approach that is specifically targeted at the “cloud era.”

As Paul Maritz pointed out in his August VMworld keynote, we’re now in a world where more than 50% of the total server workloads worldwide are virtualized. Amazing! Virtualization is really an on-ramp to cloud computing, enabling more and more enterprises to enter the cloud era. This has profound implications, impacting every facet of the IT landscape. For example, by separating applications from the hardware they run on, virtualization enables consolidation and mobility. However, many existing management tools and processes weren’t designed with this in mind. The cloud also requires changes to how IT is delivered, evolving to a model of instant, self-service access to elastic capacity. And finally, the cloud introduces a new dimension of choice (the enterprise datacenter is no longer the single source) that is changing the role of the CIO from IT provider to service broker.  I like to call this the “builder to broker” transition.

All of these changes are very powerful, and they have profound impact in terms of what it means to manage IT.  It’s time for an IT management rethink, and we believe that a new approach represents the next important step in the journey to the cloud. Done properly, this new approach should help enterprises move even more of their applications into the cloud and amplify the value they get from them being there. We feel this is so critical that we now have the majority of our engineers focused on developing management-related innovations across all of our product lines.

So, what is unique about VMware’s approach to management?  First, we believe the platform needs to shoulder much more of the management burden, embedding and automating as many capabilities as it can. This has been a guiding principle for many of the innovations in VMware vSphere – vMotion, DRS, HA and FT – and we will continue our quest to move this forward. We’re also constantly looking at manual interactions with vSphere and trying to get rid of as many as possible. We want to automate everything in sight as this is the only way customers will be able to achieve the efficiency and economics of cloud computing. 

Next, we believe the days of managing silos – of machines, of application stacks and of discrete disciplines – are over.  It is time to converge these disciplines, streamline and remove steps to create more agile, shared processes. This phenomenon is well recognized in the application delivery space as “DevOps”. We think there’s also key convergence in a new discipline of “CloudOps”.

Finally, cloud management must support high-velocity, dynamic environments.  The pace and scale of today’s IT demands require teams have visibility and control, but more importantly, they need the ability to focus on what really matters.  There’s simply too much data out there. We are focused on how to best filter this information, bringing the key facts to the appropriate team’s attention. This applies at all levels, from the server and storage administrators to the CIO and CFO.

The new product suites we are introducing today apply these foundational principles to simplify how customers manage infrastructure, applications and the business of IT in the cloud world:

  • We first introduced the vCenter Operations Management Suite in March 2011, and we have had overwhelmingly positive response from our customers. Paul often talks about how VMware is out to “make infrastructure disappear,” and vCenter Operations helps deliver this. Its advanced analytics “learn” normal behavior in order to drive high levels of automation. The enhancements we are announcing today continue to converge performance, capacity and configuration management, and will support cloud-scale operations, or “CloudOps”.   

  • The next area undergoing change in the cloud world is application management.  The changes to infrastructure brought about by virtualization about are forcing fundamental changes in how enterprises build, deploy and manage the next generation of applications.  These previously siloed functions are increasingly converging, and new processes like “DevOps” are emerging.   The new vFabric Application Management Suite will help unite development and operations, simplifying and automating the way customers deploy, monitor and optimize their applications across clouds.  

  • As I mentioned earlier, cloud is causing the role of the CIO to evolve from builder to broker. The third suite of products we’re announcing today is aimed at supporting this evolution.  With so many choices – public clouds, private clouds, SaaS, traditional datacenters – now, more than ever, CIOs need the right information to make informed decisions about how to deliver services to the business.  The VMware IT Business Management Suite will converge the disciplines of IT finance management, service level management and vendor governance to give the CIO comprehensive visibility over cost and risk.  

These new management suites have been under development for multiple years now, and our entire company is thrilled to launch them today. If we can crack the code on how to operate and manage IT in the cloud era, we will open the door to a new world of amazing achievements. And while it’s not quite the “World Peace” I alluded to in the keynote, IT as a Service will be pretty good, too. :-)

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If you want to learn more about the suites we are introducing today, you can dive deeper at: http://www.vmware.com/go/management-experience

 

 

 

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New Articles Published for Week Ending 10/8/11

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Okt 112011
 
New Articles Published for Week Ending 10/8/11

VMware ESXi
ESXi 5.x boot delays when configured for Software iSCSI (2007108)
Date Published: 10/6/2011
Emulex OneConnect driver not supported on vSphere 5.0 for HP hardware (2007397)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
The VEM bundle for VM-FEX cannot be scanned by VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 (2004463)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
Cannot install Fault Domain Manager agent for VMware HA after agent is uninstalled (2006034)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) using EMC VPLEX (2007545)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
When running the ESXi 5.0 kickstart script, commands in %firstboot do not get executed (2007696)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
If the number of CPU-cores per processor socket is increased in an ESXi physical host, then ESXi will require more time to complete certain tasks. (2006081)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Cannot access the VM Processor or the VM Memory performance counter remotely on a Windows Vista and later operating system (2006735)
Date Published: 10/6/2011
ESX/ESXi host disconnects from vCenter Server randomly (2007606)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
ESXi 5.0 tape device is incorrectly detected as ALUA device (2007477)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
Changing the snapshot file location to the virtual machine working directory in ESXi 5.0 (2007563)
Date Published: 10/5/2011

VMware Fusion
Attaching a USB device to a virtual machine in Fusion 4.x fails with an error code 4 (2007368)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
A Fusion virtual machine fails to boot with a CMG Shield error (2005469)
Date Published: 10/4/2011
Graphics issues when running a virtual machine on Lion with an Intel graphics card (2006776)
Date Published: 10/4/2011

VMware Service Manager
Issues exporting a scheduled report using the VMware Service Manager 9.x Report Designer (2001116)
Date Published: 10/4/2011
Troubleshooting VMware Service Manager 9.x API in IIS7 and Windows 2008 (2002645)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
When you open a call you receive the error: "Can Not Take Action on Call No xxxx" (2007424)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Importing workflows in Service Manager prompts for a template name (2007449)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Service Manager IPK Workflow notifications are sent to deleted stakeholders (2007516)
Date Published: 10/3/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
VCM reports do not show the correct machines for a machine group (2006886)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
vCenter Configuration Manager Linux agent fails to install with error: os.popen ... list index out of range (2006965)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
Collecting SQL SMO data from multiple instances returns only partial data in vCenter Configuration Manager (2007428)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager Remote (2004538)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager patching (2004546)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
vCenter Configuration Manager database maintenance job fails with the error: The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect (2007432)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Cannot enter Active Directory or NT group names manually in vCenter Configuration Manager (2007439)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
vCenter Configuration Manager nodes do not return data results (2007431)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 (2004534)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - general issues (2004535)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - Operating System Provisioning issues (2004536)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager for Active Directory (2004537)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager Import/Export (2004541)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager Management Extensions for Assets (2004544)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager for Systems Management Server (SMS) (2004547)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Known issues in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.4 - vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtualization (2004549)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
Linux collections in vCenter Configuration Manager fail or have empty results (2006734)
Date Published: 10/4/2011
Agent status of machines added to vCenter Configuration Manager is reported as Unknown (2007435)
Date Published: 10/3/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server operations fail after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 (2006615)
Date Published: 10/6/2011
Configuring vSphere Distributed Power Management advanced settings to customize host power-on and power-off behavior (2007560)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
Registering or unregistering vCenter Server to the Windows vSphere Web Client when Adobe Flash player cannot be installed (2007713)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
vCenter Service status reports red alerts and warnings after the vCenter Server FQDN is changed (2007039)
Date Published: 10/3/2011
The VirtualCenter Server service fails to start with alarm errors after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 (2007231)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
vCenter Server does not shutdown when database connectivity is lost  (2007542)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
CPU utilization of_the_ vpxd.exe process on the vCenter server is constantly 100% for large environments (2007600)
Date Published: 10/5/2011

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Cannot log in to vCenter Server Appliance (2006607)
Date Published: 10/4/2011
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 GA with embedded DB2 database fails (2006812)
Date Published: 10/3/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
vCenter Site Recovery Manager full failover operation fails with the return code 203 (2007586)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
vCenter Site Recovery Manager full failover operation fails with the return code 4 (2007589)
Date Published: 10/7/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Upgrading from ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0 using Update Manager fails with the error: integrity.fault.HostUpgradeRunScriptFailure (2006254)
Date Published: 10/7/2011
Unable to scan, stage, or remediate ESXi 5.0 hosts with Update Manager after importing the ESXi 5.0 offline bundle (2006335)
Date Published: 10/5/2011
ESXi hosts fails to scan in vCenter Update Manager 5.0 (2007398)
Date Published: 10/5/2011

VMware View Manager
Running the View Client installer on a Thin Client results fails with the error: Setup cannot extract files necessary to install VMware View Client (2007123)
Date Published: 10/4/2011

VMware Workstation
Best practices when backing up a VMware Workstation virtual machine (2006202)
Date Published: 10/4/2011

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VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 Performance and Best Practices

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Sep 282011
 
VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 Performance and Best Practices

VMware vCenter Update Manager (also known as VUM) provides a patch management framework for VMware vSphere. IT administrators can use it to patch and upgrade ESX/ESXi hosts, upgrade VMware Tools and virtual hardware for virtual machines, as well as upgrade virtual appliances.

A white paper that examines the performance of VUM is available. This paper includes some interesting information, including:

  • VUM deployment recommendations that maximize performance
  • A look at the latencies of common VUM operations
  • The resource consumption profile of VUM operations for CPU, network, disk, and database
  • How much time it takes to remediate a cluster sequentially vs. in parallel
  • VUM performance in a low bandwidth, high latency, or lossy network
  • How the use of bandwidth throttling affects host staging and remediation over LAN and WAN
  • Performance tips and best practices

For the full paper, see VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 Performance and Best Practices.

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New Articles Published for Week Ending 9/24/11

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Sep 262011
 
New Articles Published for Week Ending 9/24/11

VMware ESX
After upgrading to vSphere 5, you see the HA error: vSphere HA Cannot be configured on this host because its SSL thumbprint has not been verified (2006210)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware ESXi
The Summary tab of the ESXi 5.0 host reports the warning: System logging not Configured on host <hostname> (2006834)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
Installing Cisco Nexus 1000v license failed (2003602)
Date Published: 9/22/2011
Can't enable Windows Aero themes after switching back and forth between Windows 7 basic and Aero (2006746)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware Fusion
Manually uninstalling VMware Tools in a Mac OS guest (2005390)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
Encrypting a virtual machine in VMware Fusion 4 (2005714)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Adding Windows applications to your Mac's Applications folder using VMware Fusion (2005730)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
A Linux Boot Camp partition with VMware Tools installed fails to boot natively (2005913)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
DHCP over Bridged networking in Linux guests does not work when using Mac OS Lion 10.7 or later (2006775)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
Upgrading VMware Tools to Fusion 4 or Workstation 8 fails with a VMware Tools unrecoverable error (2006900)
Date Published: 9/22/2011
Installing VMware Tools in a Windows 2000 virtual machine fails with the error: Microsoft Runtime DLLs cannot be installed on this Operating System. Please see Microsoft KB835732 (2007120)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Wacom Tablets not functioning properly after upgrading to Fusion 4 (2007106)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware Service Manager
When importing Workflow templates in Service Manager, unable to select the correct value if multiple values exist with a similar name (2006699)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Incoming emails are not generating new calls in Service Manager 9.0 (2006926)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Cannot upload objects to a Service Manager request or call (2007014)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Emails are not sent when Service Manager calls are forwarded for resolution per the closure rules (2007023)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Windows virtual machine reports high CPU utilization after a V2V conversion (2004323)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
P2V conversion of a Windows server fails at 1% (2006659)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware vCenter Lab Manager
Deleting a NIC from a Linux VM in Lab Manager removes the wrong IP address from the guest (1022522)
Date Published: 9/19/2011

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Exporting and importing input parameters in vCenter Orchestrator (2007031)
Date Published: 9/21/2011
Working with vCenter Orchestrator over SSL connection (2007032)
Date Published: 9/21/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server 5.0 does not support MS SQL Server 2005 Express (2006706)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Installing vCenter Server 5.0 fails with the error: Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services instance (2006850)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 fails with the error: The DB user entered does not have the required permissions needed to install and configure vCenter Server with the selected DB. (2006904)
Date Published: 9/20/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware Site Recovery Manager 1.x service becomes unresponsive (2002538)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
Unable to failover a virtual machine in VMware vCenter SRM with a No host is compatible error (2005681)
Date Published: 9/19/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Remediating an ESXi host using vCenter Update Manager 5.0 fails with the error: The operation is not supported on the selected Inventory objects. (2006847)
Date Published: 9/19/2011

VMware vCloud Director
Cannot compose a vApp or add a virtual machine to a vApp after upgrading from vCloud Director 1.x to 1.5 (2007019)
Date Published: 9/21/2011
Upgrading from vCloud Director 1.0.x to 1.5 fails during the database upgrade (2006919)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Unable to activate VMware vFabric Hyperic software using VMware vFabric tc Server 2.6 license keys  (2007158)
Date Published: 9/23/2011

VMware View Manager
In View Administrator, a View desktop has a status of "Provisioned (Missing)" (2004269)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
Installing and configuring VMware View Security Server in View Manager 4.6 and later versions (2006887)
Date Published: 9/20/2011
User Data Disk created in VMware View 4.0.x does not appear in View 4.5 or later (2006957)
Date Published: 9/21/2011
When you attach a disk to a parent virtual machine, configure View Composer linked clones with persistent disks, and customize the clones with Sysprep, provisioning operations might fail on some clones. (2006967)
Date Published: 9/19/2011
Cannot delete some VMs in a pool if the VM names are not unique (2006748)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
Configuring certificates for View security servers that use a load balancer (2006751)
Date Published: 9/23/2011
In View 5.0, View Administrator does not check for certain invalid characters in tags used to restrict View desktop access to View Connection Server instances. (2007013)
Date Published: 9/19/2011

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VMware Community TV at VMworld 2011 in Copenhagen

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Sep 182011
 
VMware Community TV at VMworld 2011 in Copenhagen

After a great experience running live TV shows from the VMworld Community Lounge, we will open up the VMware Community TV to our friends in Copenhagen as well.

 

I have just set up the schedule page at vmware.com/go/vmworld-community-tv

 

Every day of the show, we will be broadcasting from 10:30 to 16:00 on a live streaming channel at livestream.com/vmwarecommunitytv.

 

Just like in Vegas, we will have a video streaming station set up which you can book and use to broadcast your session live on VMware Community TV.

 

If you are interested in doing a live podcast using our setup, you can book a slot, and use it to interview guests, offer some commentary, or a live technology demonstration.

 

If you would like to use our audio and video equipment to record your content for offline use, you can book that as well outside of VMware Community TV hours, on a first-come, first-served availability basis.

 

When requesting a slot in our streaming station, please let us know what topics you plan to cover and whether you will have any guests during your show. Since we are at VMworld, the topics should be related -- cloud, virtualization, VMUGs, vExpert talks, or other VMware-related areas.

 

Each segments should be 20-30 minutes long and start on the half-hour. The podcasting station is self-serve, but we will have some technical assistance available.

 

If the schedule becomes oversubscribed, John and I will give Community content first priority in scheduling, but exhbitiors with community-oriented topics are also encouraged to book a slot.

 

We will do our best to accommodate your schedule, but can't guarantee that we can give you the time slot you want. To help us with that, please submit several time slot suggestions or ranges to pick from.

 

Approximate broadcast times: Monday-Thurs 10:30-2:30.

 

> Current VMworld 2011 Copenhagen VMware Community TV schedule

> Submit a proposal for VMware Community TV slot

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VMworld Europe Schedule Builder Live

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Sep 082011
 
VMworld Europe Schedule Builder Live

New this year, attendees must pre-register for sessions. Without pre-registration, you will not be given access to any breakout sessions.

If you are registered for VMworld Europe, view a full listing of sessions, organize your days, and sign-up for the sessions you want to attend. Most sessions will be repeated at least once and we will be adding additional sessions based on popularity, so if it is full, check back.

If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? Register now and build out your schedule.

During VMworld, you will be able to add a session to your schedule up to an hour prior to the start. Session rooms will open approximately 25 minutes before the start of a session and close 3 minutes to the start of the session. Only attendees who have pre-registered for the session will be allowed in the room. There will be NO stand-by line, so please make sure to register for the sessions you plan on attending.

Hands-on Labs will be available on-demand and can be taken at any time throughout the event. You can add Lab time to your personal schedule, but will need to visit the Labs at VMworld to sign-up.

Lab Hours:
Tuesday   09.00 – 14.30
Wednesday   10.30 – 18.00
Thursday   10.30 – 16.30

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VMworld 2011 Las Vegas – Show highlights

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Sep 072011
 

on VMworld Channel on youtube.com you can watch more videos from VMworld 2011 @ Las Vegas, Nevada.

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VMworld 2011 (Copenhagen) Contributors, Gatherings and Promos

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VMworld 2011 (Copenhagen) Contributors, Gatherings and Promos

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VMworld 2011 (Las Vegas) was by far the biggest VMworld so far in many ways. Much of this is due to the great efforts of our Twitterverse and Blogosphere. Thank you all for your comments and coverage!

 

Now, it is time to prepare for VMworld 2011 Europe, heading to Copenhagen in October. Once again, we have created wiki documents to share as contributor lists for the conference.

 

Please add yourself or your events/programs to these lists if you will be providing coverage or content during VMworld 2011 Copenhagen. And please share this blog and/or these links directly to others using your social media channels.

 

Twitter coverage: http://vmware.com/go/vmworld-twitter

 

Bloggers: http://vmware.com/go/vmworld-bloggers

 

Gatherings, Tweetups & Parties: http://vmware.com/go/vmworld-gatherings

 

Promos & Giveaways: http://vmware.com/go/vmworld-promos

 

Solutions Exchange Theater Presentations: http://vmware.com/go/vmworld-theater

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VMware ESXi Game Show at VMworld 2011

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Sep 062011
 
VMware ESXi Game Show at VMworld 2011

Just wanted to thank everyone for attending and contributing to our very first VMware ESXi Quiz Show at VMworld, where teams of vExperts and VMware engineers matched expertise and battled on technical facts and trivia related to VMware ESXi and related products. We covered topics related to ESXi migration, storage, networking security and VMware products.

 

And after an entertaining game, the victorious team was -- the vPredators!

 

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