Author: Allan Kjaer

VMware and Shell Shock Vulnerability

The Shell Shock Vulnerability was published on the September 24, 2014, but is an old problem that have existed a long time, but has note been fixed proberly. For VMware products the ESXi 4.x and 5.x is not affected put ESX 4.x and old unsupported versions is affected. VMware provide many of there solutions as Virtual…

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By Allan Kjaer September 29, 2014 0

Using PowerCLI in the vSphere Web Client

There is a new tool available at VMware Labs website, that can integrate VMware PowerCLI with the vSphere Web Client, so you can make Reports or actions.  The tool/Plug-in can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/poweractions-for-vsphere-web-client There are also a VMware Blog article about how to use this: http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/poweractions.html looks very Nice, can't wait to try it out. 

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By Allan Kjaer September 26, 2014 1

ESXi and Domain Controller HP BladeCenter time with NTP and time drift

I had a customer that just virtualized there last domain controller, this was the PDC, and this was configurered to use NTP: dk.pool.ntp.org, the same was the case for the ESXi hosts. But for some reason the time was drifting about 3-6 minutes every day. After some investigation where we could see that syncing the domain  controller manuelly…

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By Allan Kjaer September 18, 2014 0

VMware Hands-on Labs Update

VMware has now published most of the Hands-on Labs from VMworld 2014 US, in there free of charge public accessible Hands-on Labs. There are a lot of great Labs, where you can follow a lab guide or just go exploring, and test things. Just remember that they all are time limited, and will be destroyed after end…

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By Allan Kjaer September 16, 2014 0

vSphere Client 5.5 Update 2

One of the nice change in the vSphere 5.5 Update 2 release from yesterday, was the updates to the vSphere Client (c#). With this update i is now possible to Edit Virtual Machine using Compatibility Mode 5.5 (former Hardware Level 10), stil with the limit to the Compatibility Level 5.0 (Hardware Level 8) features. The old…

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By Allan Kjaer September 10, 2014 0

VMware Horizon 6.0.1 has been Released

VMware Horizon Suite 6.0.1 has been released. VMware Horizon 6.0.1 (with View) – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/horizon-view/doc/horizon-view-601-release-notes.html VMware Horizon Workspace 2.1.0 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/horizon_workspace/doc/wp_release_notes_21.html VMware ThinApp 5.1 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/thinapp4/doc/releasenotes_thinapp51.html VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esxi-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon 1.7.0 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vcops-view/doc/vcops-horizon-17-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for…

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By Allan Kjaer September 9, 2014 0

VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 Released

VMware Has just released the new vCloud Suite 5.8: VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vcloudsuite/doc/vcloud-suite-58-release-notes.html VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esxi-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u2-release-notes.html VMware vSphere Replication 5.8 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere-replication/doc/vsphere-replication-58-release-notes.html VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdp_580_releasenotes.html VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 5.5.2 – release notes https://www.vmware.com/support/orchestrator/doc/vcenter-orchestrator-552-release-notes.html VMware vCloud Director 5.5.2 –…

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By Allan Kjaer September 9, 2014 0

vMotion failed (The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on.)

I had to do some maintenance on a host but one of the Virtual Machines failed to move away, and came with a “General System Error”: In the log file (vmware.log) of the Virtual Machine was the following lines: 2014-09-08T10:42:01.220Z| Worker#0| I120: DISKLIB-CTK   : Could not open tracking file. File open returned IO error…

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By Allan Kjaer September 8, 2014 1

VMware Fusion 7 Released

VMware has released VMware Fusion version 7.0. What's New VMware Fusion Pro has been updated for OS X Yosemite. Visual changes include a new flatter application icon, changes to include translucent elements, and Yosemite style full-screen behavior. VMware Fusion Pro includes the latest virtual hardware revision with support for: Advanced Haswell processor features, including AVX2 inside…

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By Allan Kjaer September 3, 2014 0

Windows machines loses default gateway

I had a customer call me, that after they updated there ESXi hosts with patches from VMware and afterwards upgraded VMware tools on a Windows 2008 R2 server, the machine lost it's default gateway Trying to configuring it again, just resulted in the default gateway field being blank after enabling it. There where more then one…

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By Allan Kjaer September 1, 2014 0