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I just noticed an article on VMware’s Virtualize Business Critical Applications blog listing all the partners globally that have so far been accredited under the VMware Virtualize Business Critical Applications Program (VBCA) – http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2012/12/50-partners-to-help-you-virtualize-business-critical-applications.html.
I was upgrading my VMware View environment recently from 5.0 to 5.1 and wrote about some initial problems in my article Trouble Recomposing View 5.x Desktops After Upgrade to vSphere 5.0 U2. After I had resolved those initial problems I needed to load my internal Root CA certificate onto all my company’s iPhone’s and iPad’s. This is because one of the big changes or improvements in View 5.1 is with security and you now need trusted certificates in order to connect to any of the desktops. Fortunately there is no need to purchase expensive public certificates if you have an internal corporate PKI / CA’s already configured, unless you want to. This article will show you how you can easily get your iPhones or iPad’s to trust your corporate CA certificates for use with VMware View.
I recently noticed VMware KB that talks about vSphere 5.x hosts may fail to mount an ATS-Only VMFS Datastore on some storage arrays.
I was made aware of a KB 2042164 yesterday describing an issue where vSphere 5.1 vCenter Systems will not keep performance data past 30 days. This article will briefly discuss the symptoms, seriousness and solutions.
I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading my View environment from 5.0 to 5.1.2. Just before I attempted the upgrade I also applied the latest patches to all my hosts taking them up to vSphere 5.0 U2. This is where some fun started, but fortunately to avoid some of this fun the solution is very easy.
I’ve been reading through a great whitepaper published by VMware recently that covers a number of different business critical applications. The Virtualizing Business Critical Applications on VMware whitepaper has plenty of good guidance for Oracle, SAP, Java, Exchange, SQL Server, Sharepoint, Hadoop and also covers support and licensing. The paper also includes all of the leading VMware Partners that are accredited by VMware under their Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Competency to provide services to help you virtualize these business critical applications. (<blatant plug>including IT Solutions 2000, my company</blatant plug>).