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Nice VMware Blog/Video – Installing vCenter Server 5.5 Best Practices

I came across this very nice video and blog from VMware on their Support Insider Blog page. It is called ‘Installing vCenter Server 5.5 Best Practices’.  The VMware Support Insider blog is a great resource. They regularly post videos and good blog content on a number of technical topics. Check out the VMware Blog for […]

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VMware Announces General Availability of VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere With Operations Management 5.5

Yesterday in a press release VMware announced the General Availability of VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5. Additionally, VMware today announced VMware Virtual SAN is now available for download and trial via a public beta program. “At VMworld® 2013, VMware introduced its latest wave of product innovation,” said John Gilmartin, […]

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New VMware Paper – What’s New in VMware vSphere 5

VMware has recently published a new paper which I thought was worth mentioning. It is called ‘What’s New in VMware vSphere 5′ . This paper will discuss features and capabilities of the vSphere platform, including vSphere ESXi Hypervisor™, VMware vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA), virtual machines, VMware vCenter Server™, storage networking and vSphere Big Data […]

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VMware and Technology Partners Expand Analytics Capabilities for VMware vCenter Log Insight

Last week in a press release VMware announced it has extended the log analytics capabilities of  VMware vCenter Log Insight with seven new content packs from Cisco, EMC, HyTrust, NetApp, NetFlow Logic, Puppet Labs and VCE. The content packs enable VMware vCenter Log Insight to consume unstructured data from a wider variety of sources while providing […]

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MapR Technologies and VMware Team Up to Deliver Apache Hadoop on VMware vSphere

Today in a press release VMware announced that MapR’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop is now certified for  VMware vSphere. Through the VMware Ready™ program, the two companies conducted a detailed validation process, which now enables joint customers to easily deploy and run the MapR Distribution for Hadoop on VMware vSphere and receive commercial support. “MapR and […]

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VMware vSphere 5.1 Update 1 Release List

Yesterday VMware made available a number of vSphere 5.1 Update 1 releases. These releases were announced and discussed on a number of the VMware blog pages. These are mainly bug fixes releases with some enhancements. Below is a consolidated list of the various update releases announced. vCloud Director 5.1.2 Released vSphere Data Protection 5.1.10 Released […]

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VMware vSphere 5.1 Update 1 Available

Yesterday VMware has made the vSphere 5.1 Update 1 available. This looks to be mainly a bug fix release but there are some enhancements. One enhancement being support for additional guest operating systems. From the some release notes some bugs addressed include: On an ESXi 5.1 host, virtual machines might become unresponsive with busy vCPUs On […]

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Good VMware Blog – vSphere 5.1 – Feature enhancements – Networking MIB support

I saw this good blog from VMware on their vSphere blog page and wanted to share it. It is a two part series looking at one of the vSphere 5.1 feature enhancements, Networking MIB (Management Information Base) Support. Part I gives an overview including discussing SNMP and talks about what networking MIB modules are supported in vSphere 5.1Part II […]

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VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 Released

Last week (4/4/13), VMware made available VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCops), version 5.7. VMware vCenter Operations Manager is an automated operations management solution that provides integrated performance, capacity, and configuration management for highly virtualized and cloud infrastructure. Enhancements in version 5.7 include: Assess capacity risk and plan by allocation and/or actual demand New views for Cluster […]

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Good Tech VMware KB Article – Understanding the BPDU Filter feature in vSphere 5.1

I always like the share good VMware KB Articles that I come across and this is a good technical one for anyone looking to understand better the Bridged Protocol Data Units (BPDU) Filter Feature in vSphere 5.1. BPDU re the frames that are exchanged between physical switches as part of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). […]

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