Today Nakivo announced the release of their fourth version for backup & replication. Nakivo backup & replication is build for handeling virtual infrastructures and is certified by VMware. The product works agentless and is meant for both onsite and offsite backup of virtual machines. The new version of backup & recovery includes: Instantly browse, search, and recover Microsoft Exchange objects – such as emails – directly from compressed and deduplicated VMware VM backups, without the need to restore the entire VM first. This feature is 100% agentless, and does not require creating a seperate restore and then recover your item. […]
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 […]
“VMware to the power of 6” That’s how, a few minutes ago, VMware announced VMware Horizon 6, the next step in VMware VDI solutions. It is an integrated solution that delivers published applications and desktops on a single platform. Horizon 6 is a complete desktop solution with centralized management of any type of enterprise application and desktop, including physical desktops and laptops, virtual desktops and applications and employee-owned PCs. A complete solution with capabilities in application delivery, datacenter-to-device management, storage optimization and flexible hybrid delivery in VMware Horizon 6 make enterprise desktops and applications easier and more cost-effective to deliver, […]
VMGuru is very proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row, we can proudly put the VMware vExpert logo on our site. Alex, Edwin and myself have been awarded the vExpert award 2014 for our contributions to the VMware virtualization community. This is an acknowledgement of our work and we will continue to share our knowledge and expertise with others. The vExpert program is a way for VMware to acknowledge and help those who ‘go the extra mile’ and give back to the VMware user community by sharing their expertise and time. vExperts are bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, […]
More and more applications are supported on the VMware Platform, with the release of VMware vSphere 5.5 the boundaries of virtual machines have been expanded even more. Often we get questions about which applications are supported on the VMware virtual platform. There is a website page where you can search for specific applications and if they are supported by the software publisher and a link to the support statement. In January 2012 there where 3490 applications support, nowadays the counter shows 5058 applications and counting. You can search for an application by entering its title or the name of the […]
As VDI solutions become more and more mainstream for standard office environments, a new challenge appears. We can swap the bulky desktop and replace it with a small thin client, delivering Windows desktops from the datacenter. Enabling a more flexible way of working with free seating, working at home. But how about those ‘special’ users who always get a ‘special’ workstation with high end graphic cards, dual monitor setup working with AutoCAD, Bentley MicroStation, etc? Can we deliver the high end graphics needed for these applications to a VDI desktop also enabling the VDI benefits for these users? I’ve been […]
Today VMware announced the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN, a new and radically simple storage solution optimized for virtual environments. This was done during a VMware Virtual SAN online event of which you can view the replay here. It includes a demonstration of the product, experiences of beta customers, and highlighted performance and scalability details. For those of you who don’t know Virtual SAN, Virtual SAN is an object based storage system and a platform for VM Storage Policies that aims to simplify virtual machine storage placement decisions for vSphere administrators. It leverages the local storage from a number of ESXi hosts which […]
Last year VMGuru.nl finished #31 overall and the #4 Independent blog in the top VMware/virtualization blogs 2013. Now, it is time again to vote the top vBlogs for 2014. Please help us to increase our score and vote VMGuru.nl (Overall & Independent) As in last years poll you can vote in special categories to help distinguish certain types of blogs. The categories are independent of the general voting so first pick and rank your top 10 overall favorite blogs and then choose your favorite blog in each category (Scripting, Storage, Podcast, Independent). VMGuru.nl also participates Overall & Independent blogs for 2014!
Time for a new problem in the VMware Horizon View series. After running into problems which forced me to ‘Manually delete protected Horizon View replicas‘ and ‘Link a VMware View desktop to its replica‘, now I encountered an orphaned desktop pool which could not be deleted. First, What got me into this mess. As I told you last week I was testing a Nvidia Quadro K5000 graphics card when my ESXi whitebox died on me. This also corrupted the one hard drive which contained all my Horizon View desktops. Fortunately the golden images resided on my NFS storage so no […]
In the last few weeks a customer that I am working for has been making a lot of changes within their infrastructure. Some big and some (on the surface) small. Somewhere during those weeks a change was made and the consequence of that change has gone by unnoticed at first. Then reports started to come in from colleague administrators that console sessions for virtual machines, when using the vSphere client, where really slooooowwwww. Opening a console took more than 10 seconds and trying to open more simultaneous would freeze the users screen entirely.