Browsing Posts published in February, 2013

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2013 edition of VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) will close in the next hours. And I will have a log travel to get back home.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Award Categories AMER Winner EMEA Winner APJ Winner Business Continuity Competency Partner of the Year Varrow Computacenter Veeras Infotek Pvt Limited Cloud IaaS Competency Partner of the Year Ahead, LLC Colt Technology Services Shanghai Ingeek Information Technology Co., Ltd Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year Xerox T-Systems Accenture Desktop Competency Partner of the Year Insight Phoenix Software Ltd. GoodMorning Information Technology Co., Ltd. Distributor of the Year Officer Distribuidora Tech Data GmbH &Co. OHG (AZLAN) Ingram Micro Australia Emerging Market Partner of the Year Soluciones Informaticas Integrales Aptronics PT Mitra Integrasi Informatika Infrastructure Virtualization […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes I travel to Las Vegas to attend at the VMware PEX 2013. This will be the second time that I participate in this kind of event (previously I was in Vegas in 2010, still at Mandalay Bay, but in general I prefer to follow the european VMworld). In a previous post, I’ve already describe some reasons to attend at this kind of event. Partially it also covers the differences between PEX and VMworld. But after this event I could give a complete comparison between those events (being able to compare in the same period with […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Social media VMware PEX 2013 Social Media & Community Optimize your online presence at VMware Partner Exchange Bloggers list Meet the VMware VIP Conference Hashtag: #VMwarePEX 3-Word Game Hashtag: #PEX3word

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eric Siebert (from ha open again, like one year ago, a content for voting the ‘Top VMware & Virtualization Blogs’. As he points out in his post, there are now over 200 blogs dedicated to VMware and Virtualization – this is definitely an impressive number which is a real indication to how passionate people feel towards the VMware range of products and virtualization in general. The voting runs 1st March with only one round of voting being allowed per IP address – so those of you using a corporate Internet connection, get in early. […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has announced the new VMware Horizon Suite: the platform for workforce mobility. Core of the VMware’s End User Computing (EUC) vision it is based on this point: Transform: Simplify desktops, diverse apps and data into centralized services Broker: Manage & Secure centrally and broker services to your workforce by policy Deliver: Empower your workforce with flexible access across devices, locations and connectivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finally there are several other aspects to consider: backup software, storage plugins, vSphere client, … Backup The backup software must be compatible with vSphere 5.1, so check it before the upgrade procedure. Actually most of the backup software vendors have version for vSphere 5.1, but note that old backup software may be not compatible.

Reading Time: 2 minutes After that the vCenter and the ESXi part are upgrade, you can work on the VM part. The VM upgrade is the easy part, but it require VM downtime, so must be planned well. There are two different upgrade for the VM part: VMware Tools (highly recommended) Virtual Hardware (optional)

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the vCenter Server (described in the previous post) and the VUM part (this could a simple upgrade, by keeping the existing DB, or a re-install), you can go through the ESXi part. A re-install from scratch could be simple, but you may loose some information (unless you use Host Profiles). For more information see upgrading to ESXi 5 vs doing a Fresh Install. Note that if you need 3rd part drivers, you may have to build your how ISO version (see: how to add ESXi custom drivers to the installation ISO).

Reading Time: 4 minutes The installation or the upgrade procedure of vCenter Server components are quite similar. Starting from version 5.1 there are more components, so you can use the Simple Mode install or upgrade SSO, Inventory and vCenter services in different (but sequential) steps. I’ve used the Simple Mode for new installation and for upgrade from 5.0 without problems. But some people have report issues in some cases, so probably separated steps could be a better choice for an upgrade.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The upgrade path to vSphere 5.1 is quite similar to the upgrade path to vSphere 5.0 and is well described in the specific guide (vSphere Upgrade Guide). In some cases an in-place upgrade can be applied with the advantage to require less time and to keep all (or most) of the settings and configurations. For example, a vCenter Server 4.1 can be directly updated to the 5.1 version (the requirements of the two versions are quite the same) or an old ESXi can be updated to ESXi 5. But in most cases, also when the […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Veeam has recently announced a new product cloud oriented: Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition. It includes several features, like: Supports 15 cloud vendors, including Amazon and Azure No cloud API’s to learn No re-design of local backup processes Encryption on the fly or at rest (configurable encryption up to AES 256-bit) Control bandwidth in real time and schedule limits to ensure bandwidth during working hours

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