Browsing Posts published in December, 2013

Reading Time: 1 minute NAKIVO has just released the new version 3.8 of Backup & Replication with the new following features: vSphere 5.5 support Support for Windows 8.1 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup repository self-healing You can download the new version from the download page.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some days ago I’ve got an interesting conf with Eric Keohan and Jonathan Klick about the Infinio product for storage acceleration in a VMware environment. Infinio is a start-up and began in 2011 when Columbia computer science professor Vishal Misra and his fellow researchers saw the potential for their work to solve real-world problems. Vishal enlisted experienced software industry entrepreneurs and top-notch engineers (including co-founders Arun Agarwal and Dan Rubenstein) to make that vision a reality. They exit from stealth mode during the Tech Field Day 9 and announce their innovative product: a caching appliance […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes In most cases (in small environment) a default installation of vCenter Server and its components could work. Considering that the default disk of Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 is 40 GB (at least in a VMware virtual environment) it can store all the installation without any directory changes. Except for the Upload Manager (VUM) that need a reasonable space for store the patches (usually not more than 20GB, but in some case also more, and the installer suggest at least a 120 GB disk). If you forget to change the patches directory during the […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes In some cases you may have a pending VMware Horizon View pool deletion task that does not finish for several reasons: usually when you have modify or delete some VM’s pool directly from the VMware vCenter Server instead from the View Manager. In those cases you will not be able to remove those pool anymore and probably you will not able to build VM with the same pattern. You can fix this issue manually using those VMware KB: Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from VMware View Manager 4.5 and later (2015112) […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Unitrends today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire PHD Virtual Technologies, one of the fist innovator of virtual backup and disaster recovery assurance solutions. Both companies have primary investments from Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. I’ve wrote about PHD Virtual products (PHD Virtual Backup 6.2 with Cloud Hook, Using PHD Virtual Monitor with XenServer and vSphere, and more) and their solutions remains unique in Citrix XenServer environment and still valuable in a VMware one (still I’ve not […]

Reading Time: 1 minute After the release of the the new vCloud Suite 5.5, the Horizon View 5.3, now it’s the turn of the general availability of VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6 and vCenter Operations (vCOPS) Manager 5.8. Both were announced during the last VMworld Europe, in the VMware Cloud Management vision. Both present interesting function of cross-products and cross-cloud/environments.

Reading Time: 1 minute After the upgrade of Veeam Backup & Replication, now it’s the turn of the monitorin program with the new update Veeam One 7.0 R2. Details and the patch file are provided in this KB and after upgrading, your build will be version 7.0.0.912. As the R2 update of the backup product, new environment are now supported: VMware vSphere 5.5 and vCloud Director 5.5 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs), System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), […]

Reading Time: 1 minute There are only 4 months left to plan you upgrade (or better your migration) to Windows 7 or Windows 8 (or 8.1). As written in previous post, on April 8th 2014 Windows XP goes end of life (after a very long period)! Note that this will impact both Windows XP SP3 and also Office 2003. For a complete list of all Microsoft’s products lifecycle see this page. And an Operating System without security patches is not suitable for an usage in an connected world. So the only solution is migrate to new OS versions (or […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Several months ago (on 26th August) I’ve taken the VCAP5-DTA beta exam and finally I’ve got the results: it was a pass! This time the confirmation email was slightly different from the usual beta result because also the score report was provided: Thank you for participating in the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Administration program. Please find your score report attached. The result was a big surprise not because the exam was really difficult (wasn’t easy), but because was really long with several task to complete, with some of them really time consuming.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The available VCDX defense dates (and locations) for 2014 are been recently announced on a thread in the VMware Community. Some were already well know (during the PEX event). The interesting aspect is that there are more locations (basically one per main Region) and that (actually) seems that there is no plan to bring the defence during the VMworld (not a new idea, but this time make sense, considering the better proposal of dates and places).

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