VMware Horizon View 5.3 brings Windows 8.1, IOS 7.0, vDGA and VSAN support

In addition to VMware Mirage to manage DR of endpoints likes laptops and current PCs or Horizon Workplace to push applications to any device, when you get the full Horizon Suite you get every function needed for clients’ desktops , … Read More

VMware Extends Lab Manager 4.x Support 1 Year

Some years ago, with the release of VMware vCloud Director 1.0, VMware announced the end of support date for Lab Manager 4.x.  That date had actually come and gone last month.  This morning there was a communication from VMware that … Read More

vCloud Director , RHEL 6.3 , and Windows Server 2012 NFS

One of the new features introduced in vCloud Director 5.1.2 is cell server support on the RHEL 6 Update 3 platform , cell server support on RHEL 5 Update 7 was quietly removed in the recent past – verify the … Read More

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

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