Software Defined Single Sign On Database

One difficult task since the release of vSphere 5.1 has been the creation of SSO (Single Sign On) databases.  Creating an SSO database is not that incredibly difficult, but to achieve this; you require a higher level of attention to … Read More

RVTools 3.3 Now Available

Good news: RVTools 3.3 from Rob de Veij is now generally available to the public.  Release notes for this build: GetWebResponse time-out value changed from 5 minutes to 10 minutes (for very big environments) New tab page with HBA information … Read More

vMA 5.1 Patch 1 Released

Expendable news item here too good not to be posted.  For those who may have missed it, VMware has released an update to the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 5.1 appliances formally referred to as Patch 1.  This release is documented … Read More

vSphere 5.x – How to Enable SSH & ESXi Shell

Today we are going to learn how to enable SSH and the ESXi shell on VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.x in very simple steps. We are going to do this using the ESXi/vSpher Hypervisor console window. This post hopefully will … Read More

VMware vCenter Server Update 5.5.0a Update Available

VMware have released just released an update to the vCenter Server 5.5 product. The new release is numbered 5.5.0a and addresses a number of vCenter released bug fixes, mostly around the area of vCenter SSO (Single Sign-On). Based on the … Read More

VMware vCenter Log Insight- Puppet Enterprise Content Pack Available

VMware vCenter Log Insight is software that performs log aggregation and analysis across various devices and components in your infrastructure, for example storage. The Puppet Enterprise Content Pack is now available for VMware vCenter Log Insight. Those not familiar with … Read More

Veeam Launches Backup & Replication v7

When it comes to data protection, data replication and data recovery, these are very challenging tasks. Consolidation through virtualization has forced customers to retool automated protection and recovery methodologies in the datacenter and at remote DR sites. Veeam has evolved … Read More

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 root account locked out after password expiration

I was browsing and I came across this new VMware KB article which could potentially have widespread impact. This is very important, particularly in lab, development and proof of concept environments. The VMware KB article number is 2069041 and it … Read More

Using vim-cmd To Power On Virtual Machines

When you have a lab it is very wise to have a UPS that will protect you in case of a power shortage, this is because a power shortage can bring everything down. When everything is 100% virtualized, DHCP , … Read More

Update VMware Tools via Windows System Tray

Those that use windows platform may inquire why they are unable to update an out of date VMware tools installation using the VMware tools applet in the system tray. When you click on the Update Tools button either produces an … Read More