VMware vSphere Blog announcement
is VMware’s attempt at a lightweight Linux
operating system for containerized applications. It completes with Red Hat's Atomic offering and Canonical’s Ubuntu Snappy. Photon is, understandably, optimized for VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Air environments.
Project Lightwave is VMware’s container identity and access management technology. The distributed nature of microservices-based applications makes it difficult for enterprises to maintain the identity and access of all interrelated components and users.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
If you use a mac, one of the things you will notice when connecting to a vCenter 5.5 Web console is when connecting to a VM to open a console session, you only had the option to 'Launch Console' which would open up a console session in a new browser window or tab depending on how you have your browser setup.
Launching the VMRC will prompt you to use the newly installed application to open the VM console using the application installed rather than launching the console in a separate browser window.
Once the VMRC window has launched, you will find that the remote console session looks, acts, and feels very similar to managing a VM that was running in VMware Fusion.
To learn more or to download the VMRC visit the VMware Download Site.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Link to the PDF Documentation
Link to the Blog site
Horizon 6 harnesses the capabilities of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to allow multiple users to connect to a single Windows Server, but have individual desktop instances and applications. The user can connect to an application or a full desktop using PC over IP (PCoIP) for a rich end-user experience.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
We ran into something at work lately that caused some serious issues around PSODs and storage disconnects due to the way that VMware ESXi 5.5U2 changed the way VMFS heartbeats are used. Apparently VAAI now is used to manage the heartbeats in 5.5U2. If you need to disable this feature without turning off VAAI or reverting back to ESXi 5.5U1 you can used the advanced settings from esxcli below to accomplish this. You can then run the list command to validate that the setting for Default Int Value: 1 is now set so that heartbeating is disabled for VMFS. This is an issue specifically for ESXi 5.5U2 connecting to IBM SVC on microcode 188.8.131.52 and other versions but more importantly and issue around the change in VAAI controlling the heartbeating for VMFS datastores on IBM SVC storage.