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Reading Time: 1 minute After the View and vSphere clients for Apple iOS, let’s see some clients for the Android devices: vmwClient: for managment of VMWare infrastructure from Android devices. iVMControl: same of the iOS version see in the previous post. VMware View for Android: this is the official View client from VMware, with full PCoIP, Security Server, Android 3 (Honeycomb) support… See also this review and the demo. Wyse PocketCloud: View client (but not only), does not support the PCoIP protocol.  

Reading Time: 1 minute For the View client for iPad there is any other alternative application (at least with PCoIP support), but for the vSphere client for iPad there are some other applications that can work as well of the official VMware application… With the advantage to do not require any silly virtual appliance to act as a “mobiel proxy” and also to be able to work on iPhone and not only on iPad (IMHO I think that also the vSphere Client for iPad could be adapted to the iPhone screen). From the possible iOS applications there are: iVMControl: […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The vSphere Client for iPad is an application created by VMware to give a minimum vSphere management ability also from a tablet (at least for some operational management tasks). The first official release was on March 2011. But this application require a special architecture on infrastructure side, ad well described in one Jason Boche post: there must be a special “proxy” server that convert the output of vCenter Server in a simple way useful to be managed from mobile device. This “proxy” is available from VMware as a virtual appliance and can be downloaded from […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Source: VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 2 Released The VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2 release offers the following improvements: Support for new processors: vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2 supports hosts with processors on AMD Opteron 6200 series (Interlagos) and AMD Opteron 4200 series (Valencia). Note: For the AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 series (Family 15h) processors, vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2 treats each core within a compute unit as an independent core, except while applying licenses. For the purpose of licensing, vCenter Server treats each compute unit as a core. For example, although a processor […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the new version of VMware vSphere there are some small and big changes: some products and features were removed, but also some new features were addes (for the 140 new features of vSphere 5 see: vSphere 5.0 Features and Duncan’s 50 out of 140 vSphere 5 Features Challenge). Who is out: the old ESX (the legacy ESX with the full Service Console) has gone, see: ESX and GSX are dead?! the old Converter Enterprise (integrated in vCenter Server) has gone and only the Standalone Converter remain but in this was there is not more […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates See also: Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates. Identify the vCenter Server managed ESXi hosts and Virtual Machine maximums (new in vSphere 5) See also: Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5.0. Main differences from vSphere 4.1: Virtual Machine Maximums: 32 vCPU (instead of 8 ) and 1 TB vRAM (instead of 255 GB) ESXi Host Maximums: 512 VM per host (instead of 320), 2048 vCPU per host (instead of 512), 2 TB RAM […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps See also this similar post: Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps. Identify vApp settings (same as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 179 and 183). Common settings are: vApp Resources for CPU and memory capacity (Share, Reservation, Reservation type, Limit). vApp Startup and Shutdown Options for the order of the VMs inside the vApp. vApp Properties (in the Advanced Property Configuration) IP Allocation Policy (see later) Create/Clone/Export a vApp (same as vSphere 4.x) […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches See also this similar post: Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches and Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches Identify vNetwork Distributed Switch capabilities (similar as vSphere 4.1) Official page with features of vDS: Improves visibility into virtual machine traffic through Netflow (New in vDS 5) Enhances monitoring and troubleshooting using SPAN and LLDP (New in vDS 5) Enables the new Network I/O Control (NIOC) feature (now utilizing per VM controls) (New in vDS 5) Simplified provisioning and administration of virtual networking across many hosts and clusters through […]

Reading Time: 1 minute From the version VI 3.x the vCenter Server can be deployed or on a physical server or on a virtual machine (both solutions are supported by VMware). In this page pros and cons are analyzed.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server See also this similar post: Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server and Objective 1.1 — Install and Configure vCenter Server. Identify available vCenter Server editions (new in vSphere 5.x) As in vSphere 4.x, the vCenter Server 5 editions are: vCenter Server Foundation: same limits of 4.x (max 3 hosts, no Orchestrator, no Linked mode) vCenter Server Essential: basically a Foundation edition to be used in the Essential and Essential+ bundles vCenter Server Standard: the full edition (with some limits only in the appliance version) For […]

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