I Was asked today how to disable Datastore Heartbeat in a VMware HA cluster. My first response was that this was not possible, but it turns out that there is a workaround. Duncan Epping published a Blog last year about it: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/02/25/how-to-disable-datastore-heartbeating/ But i agree with the comment in the blog, that this is nothing you should do in production.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]