• VMware announces VMware Horizon 6

    VMware announces VMware Horizon 6

    Published April 9, 2014 by -- No Comments

    “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 solutio ...

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  • VMware vExpert 2014 !

    VMware vExpert 2014 !

    Published April 2, 2014 by -- No Comments

    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 a ...

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  • Updated: Supported Business Applications on the VMware Platform

    Updated: Supported Business Applications on the VMware Platform

    Published March 24, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    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 whe ...

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  • VMware Horizon View graphics – vSGA vs vDGA

    VMware Horizon View graphics – vSGA vs vDGA

    Published March 18, 2014 by -- No Comments

    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, wor ...

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  • VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) is available now!

    VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) is available now!

    Published March 12, 2014 by -- No Comments

    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 produc ...

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  • Please vote VMGuru.nl  #1 vBlog 2014!

    Please vote VMGuru.nl #1 vBlog 2014!

    Published February 23, 2014 by -- No Comments

    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 ...

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  • VMware announces VMware Horizon 6
  • VMware vExpert 2014 !
  • Updated: Supported Business Applications on the VMware Platform
  • VMware Horizon View graphics – vSGA vs vDGA
  • VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) is available now!
  • Please vote VMGuru.nl  #1 vBlog 2014!

VMworld 2014 – Save The Date!

The VMware Partner Exchange is due in one week, but we are already looking forward towards VMworld 2014! This year the conference will also be held in San Francisco in August and six week later the Europe edition in Barcelona. Aug. 24-28 VMworld 2014 U.S. San Francisco Moscone Center Oct. 13 VMworld 2014 Europe Barcelona Fira Barcelona Gran Via – Partner day Oct. 14-16 VMworld 2014 Europe Barcelona Fira Barcelona Gran Via With a lot of new and exciting news around Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) combined with NSX, the Hybrid Cloud with vCAC 6.x and the Workforce Mobility expansion […]

Manually deleting protected Horizon View replicas

Two weeks ago Sander wrote an article on ‘How to link VMware View desktop to its replica‘. Unfortunately in my case my server died and because I had to reinstall my Horizon View environment. Because the View desktops were provisioned on another server and on shared storage the  the replicas became orphaned. During normal operation the View Connection Server creates, manages, and deletes linked clones during View Composer operations. If the Connection Server functions are interrupted, the linked clones create orphaned folders, protected folders and virtual machine objects remaining in the vCenter Server. The problem now is to remove the […]

VMware acquires AirWatch

VMware and AirWatch just announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which VMware will acquire AirWatch. Airwatch is a leading provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions. VMware will acquire AirWatch for approximately $1.175B in cash and approximately $365M of installment payments and assumed unvested equity. AirWatch is a leading provider of enterprise solutions for Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management with 1.600 employees,currently has more than 10,000 customers globally. AirWatch products offer enterprises a platform to securely manage a rapidly growing set of mobile devices and an increasingly mobile workforce. The vision […]

Review: Synology Diskstation DS1513+ with VMware – Part 3

In part 1 we finished the hardware installation of the Synology and setup of the DSM software. In part 2 we finished setting up the ESXi environment with iSCSI and the networking part which includes multipathing. In this final part 3 we will setup the VMware environment and the Synology to use NFS and some datastores on iSCSI and NFS. NFS Setup on the Synology DS1513+ For a correct use you have to setup NFS on the Synology by opening Control Panel in the DSM software and select under File Sharing and Privileges the Win/Mac/NFS icon. On the tab NFS […]

IBM Cognos licensing in a VMware environment

IBM makes it possible with their licensing to run IBM Cognos on a virtualisation hypervisor like VMware ESXi and make full use of vMotion, HA and DRS. Many IBM products can be licensed as User-Based or Capacity-based. If the product has a server component, it will commonly be licensed as Capacity-based. Within a virtual environment like VMware you may use sub-capacity licensing for certain IBM products like Cognos. Common used abbreviations are: PVU – Processor Value Unit / ILMT – IBM License Metric Tool / VM – Virtual Machine, a VM represents a complete system with processors, memory, disk and […]

How to link VMware View desktop to its replica

A while back I was looking at a VMware View environment that had Storage DRS enabled and set to automatic. If I recall correctly, one of the first things the installation document from VMware mentions is not to use Storage DRS in a View enviroment. If you need to rebalance the desktops and replica data on your datastores you can do so with the “Rebalance” option within the View administrator console. In this enviroment storage DRS had been running like that for some time resulting in desktops and replica’s beeing moved across the datastores and View losing control over the […]

Top 10 articles of 2013

For VMGuru 2013 was a great year in which we wrote 104 blog posts and introduced our new, more responsive and bandwidth-friendly website-layout. Due to this served 2.2M pages to 426.338 visitors, using 346,5GB bandwidth last year. But which are the most popular blog posts from 2013? We created a 2013 Top 10! No 1. – How to improve VMware View video performance. In 2013 we did two articles on how to improve video performance with VMware Horizon View. Probably due to the increased use of VDI and VMware Horizon View this is the best read article-series of 2013. Part […]

Happy new year!

We finished 2013 on a high with our new website-layout and a increasing number of visitors. In 2013 we served 2.2M pages to 426.338 visitors, using 346,5GB bandwidth. In comparison: in 2012 we served 1.4M pages to 371.669 visitors, using 632.4GB bandwidth. in 2011 we served 1.3M pages to 391.567 visitors, using 556.3GB bandwidth. This huge increase is a confirmation for us that we’re on the right path, thank you very much for your support in 2013! So from all of us at VMGuru, We wish you a very happy & healthy new year and we hope 2014 brings you […]

Cisco released UCS Manager 2.2

Last week Cisco released an early Christmas present, Cisco UCS Manager (code name: El Capitan), which includes a ton of new features. For those of you who don’t know Cisco UCS Manager (UCSM), it provides unified, embedded management of all software and hardware components of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) across multiple chassis, rack servers, and thousands of virtual machines. Cisco UCS Manager manages Cisco UCS as a single entity through an intuitive GUI, a command-line interface (CLI), or an XML API for comprehensive access to all Cisco UCS Manager functions. This new release includes a ton of new […]

VMware Fling – Real-time audio/video test

VMware Labs has released a great new fling, an application with which you can verify and test the real-time audio/video performance. The application includes a player that displays the ‘virtual webcam’ feed, and also loops back the audio if required. This allows for testing without a third party app (which often requires user accounts such as Skype, WebEx, etc.). The application can also perform load testing by forcing the video and audio stream to continuously run again, without a third party app dropping the call after a period of time. Features: Displays webcam images at 1:1 resolution Automatically starts streaming images […]