• Sign up for the vSphere Beta now!

    Sign up for the vSphere Beta now!

    Published July 2, 2014 by -- No Comments

    Do you want to try the newest and latest in VMware technology? You want to play with cutting edge technology? Sign up for the vSphere 6 Public BETA! Join VMware’s newest vSphere Beta Program to help define the direction of the world’s most complete, trusted, and robust virtuali ...

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  • Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 patch 4 released

    Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 patch 4 released

    Published July 2, 2014 by -- No Comments

    Yesterday Veeam released patch 4 for their Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 product. Normally a patch release is not that appealing to write about, but besides a full list of bug fixes this patch of Veeam Backup & Replication also introduces some new features to an already feature ri ...

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  • VMworld 2014 Europe Registration Now Open

    VMworld 2014 Europe Registration Now Open

    Published June 25, 2014 by -- No Comments

    For over a decade VMworld has been the source for the knowledge and connections you need to leverage virtualization and cloud computing technologies in your business. You can try out several new or improved solutions through the Hands-On-Labs (HOL) get deeper insights through great breakou ...

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  • VMware Horizon 6 available for download NOW

    VMware Horizon 6 available for download NOW

    Published June 20, 2014 by -- No Comments

    While browsing the VMware site today, we discovered that VMware released the Horizon 6 suite. Horizon 6, as you might already know, not only contains VMware’s VDI solution View. Mirage and Workspace are also part of the productrange. VMware wants to offer a complete set of products t ...

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  • Resolved: VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects

    Resolved: VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects

    Published June 14, 2014 by -- No Comments

    A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be a ...

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  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect port licensing explained

    Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect port licensing explained

    Published June 5, 2014 by -- No Comments

    When you are designing a Cisco UCS Unified Computing environment you will use several components which will work together. One key object in the whole chain is the Fabric Interconnect which connects the chassis, used storage and uplinks to Datacenter Switches like the Nexus 5000 series. Es ...

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  • Sign up for the vSphere Beta now!
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 patch 4 released
  • VMworld 2014 Europe Registration Now Open
  • VMware Horizon 6 available for download NOW
  • Resolved: VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect port licensing explained

Sign up for the vSphere Beta now!

Do you want to try the newest and latest in VMware technology? You want to play with cutting edge technology? Sign up for the vSphere 6 Public BETA! Join VMware’s newest vSphere Beta Program to help define the direction of the world’s most complete, trusted, and robust virtualization platform. Future releases of vSphere strive to expand vSphere 5.5 with new features and capabilities that improve IT’s efficiency, flexibility and agility to accelerate your journey to cloud computing. Your participation will help VMware to achieve this goal. This Beta Program leverages a private Beta community to download software and share information. […]

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 patch 4 released

Yesterday Veeam released patch 4 for their Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 product. Normally a patch release is not that appealing to write about, but besides a full list of bug fixes this patch of Veeam Backup & Replication also introduces some new features to an already feature rich product. Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 patch 4 includes: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) support In addition to adding basic support (as provided by other vendors), the intelligent load-balancing engine was enhanced to account for VSAN specifics. As the result, for each VM the job will pick backup proxy running on VSAN […]

VMworld 2014 Europe Registration Now Open

For over a decade VMworld has been the source for the knowledge and connections you need to leverage virtualization and cloud computing technologies in your business. You can try out several new or improved solutions through the Hands-On-Labs (HOL) get deeper insights through great breakout sessions and of course meet several people including the VMGuru.nl crew for networking and to hang out with discussing the future of IT or just to chill.  The VMGuru.nl team is scheduled to be On Tour at VMworld US in San Francisco and VMworld Europe in Barcelona this year again, lets see if we have […]

VMware Horizon 6 available for download NOW

While browsing the VMware site today, we discovered that VMware released the Horizon 6 suite. Horizon 6, as you might already know, not only contains VMware’s VDI solution View. Mirage and Workspace are also part of the productrange. VMware wants to offer a complete set of products to manage end user computing, no matter the device, no matter the location. Horizon 6 is the next version of VMware’s end user computing solution. Download it here. Also, check out the new features of Horizon 6 in this post by Erik

Resolved: VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects

A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be able to do any IO to the datastore. This will result in a BSOD for Windows virtual machine and read-only filesystems for Linux guests. Last friday we encountered this ourselves and already got the confirmation from VMware Support that this was indeed a bug but the information was confidential. Now […]

Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect port licensing explained

When you are designing a Cisco UCS Unified Computing environment you will use several components which will work together. One key object in the whole chain is the Fabric Interconnect which connects the chassis, used storage and uplinks to Datacenter Switches like the Nexus 5000 series. Especially when designing a FlexPod Certified Design. All chassis, blades and rack servers that are attached to the Fabric Interconnects are part of a single, highly available management domain. By supporting Unified Fabric, the Cisco UCS 6200 Series provides the flexibility to support LAN and SAN connectivity for all blades within its domain. Typically […]

Managing Amazon EC2 VMs from the vSphere client

Automation and mulitplatformsupport is getting more and more attention. There was already a multihypervisor management tool from VMware for Hyper-V and VMware. From vCloud Automation Center you can create workloads in AWS, etc. Now Amazon comes with its own tool to bring the worlds of AWS and vSphere together. With this tool Amazon probably wants to make it easier to migrate over from VMware to Amazon EC2. From within the same interface virtualisation admins have been using for years they can now also manage their workloads in AWS with AWS Management Portal for vCenter. There is even integration with Active Directory […]

VMware Fling – Wavemaker Integration for vCenter Orchestrator

VMware Labs has released a great new fling, an application which enables you to easily run vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) workflows from within Wavemaker web applications. It covers much of the Workflow Presentation dialogs available in vCO, with Java services exposing the main vCO functionality. Additionally, you get a demo application. Widget library for Wavemaker Java services, exposing the main vCO API functions WaveOperator demo project, mimicking the popular WebOperator vCO application, and extending it to new and exciting capabilities. Download Wavemaker Integration for vCenter Orchestrator

7 Things You Should Know about Windows 2012R2 Licensing on VMware

Microsoft has adjusted her licensing policy once again regarding the availability of Windows Server 2012R2 in combination with virtualization and cloud environments. I get a lot of questions regarding how they should license Windows Server products with virtualization technologies and specifically with VMware vSphere Clusters. Therefor I compiled a top 7: Things you should know regarding the licensing of Windows 2012R2 in a VMware environment. Even when using Microsoft Windows Datacenter licenses you still need CALs! Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012R2 are licensed under the Processor/Client Access License (CAL) model. In addition of the Windows Server 2012 License […]

Network connection lost after vCSA restore

Today we encountered a strange error after restoring a vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) in our vCloud Director environment. You would expect that a restore of a virtual machine would return it to its original state at the time of the back-up.  As it turns out this is not the case when restoring a vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA), vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Appliance or vSphere Management Assistant (vMA). The first thing we noticed was that it took a very long time (10 minutes) for the vCenter Server Appliance to start up. This is very unusual because with the underlying hardware and […]