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  • VMware acquires CloudVolumes

    VMware acquires CloudVolumes

    Published August 21, 2014 by -- One Comment

    Yesterday VMware announced the acquisition of CloudVolumes, a product which enable real-time desktop application delivery. Delivering desktop applications to users, especially in Windows environments, can be very challenging. Adding or removing applications based on the user context,  inc ...

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  • VMworld 2014 Europe Schedule Builder Live!

    VMworld 2014 Europe Schedule Builder Live!

    Published August 19, 2014 by -- One Comment

    The VMworld 2014 Europe Schedule builder is Live! It offers access to over 115 technical and content-rich sessions and labs. Covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services. You ...

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  • Untangle the mess! Network issues with VMware VMs

    Untangle the mess! Network issues with VMware VMs

    Published August 19, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    In the last couple of weeks my colleagues and I encountered several issues with virtual machines in relation to network configurations. These issues where relatively easy to fix but I wanted to write them down for myself and share them with you all. Problems first arose when we started v ...

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  • The cloud is a mystery? Visit VMworld 2014 or tune in on VMGuru! (video)

    The cloud is a mystery? Visit VMworld 2014 or tune in on VMGuru! (video)

    Published August 12, 2014 by -- One Comment

    The cloud is a mystery to you? We will solve that, just tune in on VMGuru during VMworld 2014 and we will bring you the latest news. VMGuru will attend VMworld US from August 24-28 and VMworld Europe from October 13-16. If there is news from the Moscone Center in San Francisco or the Fira ...

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  • New release – Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

    New release – Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

    Published August 11, 2014 by -- One Comment

    If you’re a Hyper-V administrator, you need all the information you can get about host and guest VM resource utilization. However, when you don’t have any Hyper-V monitoring framework in place, you still can’t afford to work blind. Veeam released a new tool for the Hyper-V admins c ...

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  • VMware Fling – VMware I/O Analyzer

    VMware Fling – VMware I/O Analyzer

    Published August 8, 2014 by -- One Comment

    VMware released a new version of their VMware I/O Analyzer Fling. VMware I/O Analyzer is an integrated framework designed to measure storage performance in a virtual environment and to help diagnose storage performance concerns. I/O Analyzer, supplied as an easy-to-deploy virtual appliance ...

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  • VMware acquires CloudVolumes
  • VMworld 2014 Europe Schedule Builder Live!
  • Untangle the mess! Network issues with VMware VMs
  • The cloud is a mystery? Visit VMworld 2014 or tune in on VMGuru! (video)
  • New release – Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V
  • VMware Fling – VMware I/O Analyzer

VMware acquires CloudVolumes

Yesterday VMware announced the acquisition of CloudVolumes, a product which enable real-time desktop application delivery. Delivering desktop applications to users, especially in Windows environments, can be very challenging. Adding or removing applications based on the user context,  incompatibilities or conflicts with existing apps, all problems that interfere with successful application delivery.  Preventing these problems often results in complex workarounds, either through scripting or manual intervention. CloudVolumes should solve all that. CloudVolumes is changing the way how virtual machines are managed and updated. With the click of a button, you can deliver any number of applications and any amount of data [ … ]

VMworld 2014 Europe Schedule Builder Live!

The VMworld 2014 Europe Schedule builder is Live! It offers access to over 115 technical and content-rich sessions and labs. Covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect and network with other IT professionals and experts. I currently see over 384 sessions to choose from! There are four tracks around: End-User Computing, Hybrid Cloud, Software Defined Datacenter and if you are a partner the Partner Track. You can also tweak around with the content and the angle you need like [ … ]

Untangle the mess! Network issues with VMware VMs

In the last couple of weeks my colleagues and I encountered several issues with virtual machines in relation to network configurations. These issues where relatively easy to fix but I wanted to write them down for myself and share them with you all. Problems first arose when we started vMotioning and/or rebooting newly deployed Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines on ESXi 5.1 The network configuration of Windows would just reset to DHCP instead of the static address we assigned to it. The second issue happened with our Windows 7 Horizon View desktops after we deployed a new build. The Desktops got warnings [ … ]

The cloud is a mystery? Visit VMworld 2014 or tune in on VMGuru! (video)

The cloud is a mystery to you? We will solve that, just tune in on VMGuru during VMworld 2014 and we will bring you the latest news. VMGuru will attend VMworld US from August 24-28 and VMworld Europe from October 13-16. If there is news from the Moscone Center in San Francisco or the Fira in Barcelona you will find it here on VMGuru. VMworld 2014 This years theme is “No Limits”. The Mobile-Cloud era has arrived and it’s all about software. Software that empowers you to break down walls, demolish barriers, and reveal the virtually boundless opportunities ahead. The [ … ]

New release – Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

If you’re a Hyper-V administrator, you need all the information you can get about host and guest VM resource utilization. However, when you don’t have any Hyper-V monitoring framework in place, you still can’t afford to work blind. Veeam released a new tool for the Hyper-V admins called: ‘Task Manager for Hyper-V’. It provides live performance monitoring metrics for CPU and memory for both host and guest VMs. Improve troubleshooting in your Hyper-V environment by seeing what Windows Task Manager doesn’t show you. Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V displays a real-time view of both host and VM compute resource consumption. Seeing real-time [ … ]

VMware Fling – VMware I/O Analyzer

VMware released a new version of their VMware I/O Analyzer Fling. VMware I/O Analyzer is an integrated framework designed to measure storage performance in a virtual environment and to help diagnose storage performance concerns. I/O Analyzer, supplied as an easy-to-deploy virtual appliance, automates storage performance analysis through a unified interface that can be used to configure and deploy storage tests and view graphical results for those tests. I/O Analyzer can use IOmeter to generate synthetic I/O loads or a trace replay tool to deploy real application workloads. It uses the VMware VI SDK to remotely collect storage performance statistics from [ … ]

VMware Fling – ViewDbChk tool

VMware released a new VMware Fling, the ViewDbChk tool. The ViewDbChk tool allows administrators to scan for, and fix provisioning errors that can not be addressed using View Administrator. Provisioning errors occur when there are inconsistencies between the LDAP, vCenter and View Composer databases. These can be caused by: direct editing of the vCenter inventory, restoring a backup, or a long term network problem. This tool allows VMware View administrators to scan for machines which can not be provisioned and remove all database entries for them. The View Connection Server will then be able to re-provision the machine without any [ … ]

Login VSI 4.1 is out with new workloads and more

Today Login VSI, Inc. announced a new version of Login VSI: Login VSI, Inc. announces Login VSI 4.1, a substantial update to its flagship product. Login VSI is the industry-standard performance validation solution for centralized virtualized desktop and server-based environments. The new release, which has been tested in limited private beta since May 2014, benefits two main audiences: Enterprises and vendors. Enterprises use Login VSI to optimize the performance of their virtualized environments. Vendors of virtualization technologies and solutions rely on Login VSI for testing and validating their products before bringing them to market. What is Login VSI? Login Virtual [ … ]

VMware Fling – VMware OS Optimization Tool

The VMware OS Optimization Tool helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012 systems for use with VMware Horizon View. The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. Since most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimization tool can be used to easily disable unnecessary services and features to improve performance. Features: Local Analyze/Optimize; Remote Analyze/Optimize; Optimization History; Managing Templates. New for version 2014! Updated templates for Windows 7/8 – based on VMware’s OS Optimization Guide; New templates for Windows 2008/2012 RDSH servers for use as [ … ]

Sign up for the vSphere Beta now, It’s public!

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. [ … ]