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July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Categories: VMware

50 Partners To Help You Virtualize Business Critical Applications

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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) –

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Installing Corporate CA Certificates on iPhone or iPad for Use with VMware View

January 3, 2013 1 comment

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.

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Fail to Mount ATS-Only VMFS Datastore in ESXi 5.x

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

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vSphere 5.1 Performance History Not Retained Past 30 Days

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

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Trouble Recomposing View 5.x Desktops After Upgrade to vSphere 5.0 U2

December 30, 2012 1 comment

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.

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications on VMware Whitepaper

December 11, 2012 1 comment

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>).

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Free vSphere 5.1 What’s New eLearning Course

November 30, 2012 1 comment

I just heard about this and thought I’d share it with you all. VMware is offering a free vSphere 5.1 What’s New eLearning Course and it’s available in 9 languages. If you’re interested you can check it out on the VMware Education and Certification Blog.

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VCDX Bootcamps in New Zealand

November 26, 2012 7 comments

Due to the overwhelming success of the VCDX Bootcamps I was involved with in Singapore and Sydney during vForum I have decided to run VCDX Bootcamps in New Zealand during January 2013 and have invited John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) along to join me. This is a unique learning opportunity, strictly limited places, to be offered free of charge. If you have any desire to progress to VCDX you can’t afford to miss these events. Read on to find out what you need to know.

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VMware SRM SSL Certificate Problems After Applying Microsoft Security Patch

November 18, 2012 3 comments

Microsoft recently issued a security advisory and a patch that blocks any certificates with a key length less than 1024 bits. This has impacted a wide variety of systems including VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 and below. This article will provide you a way to quickly regenerate the self-signed SRM certificates.

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