ACTUALITÉS

Snow étend la couverture de son offre de gestion d’actifs logiciels aux environnements Cloud

L’éditeur suédois de solutions de gestion des d’actifs logiciels vient de mettre sur le marché Cloud Discovery, une solution de détection de l’utilisation des technologies SaaS et IaaS par les entreprises en vue de les aider à optimiser leurs dépenses cloud. Les machines virtuelles et les licences inutilisées ou sous-utilisées sont monnaie courante dans les […] The post Snow étend la couverture de son offre de gestion d’actifs logiciels aux environnements Cloud appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 9 October 2017 | 2:50 pm

Bill Gates co-lance un fonds de 1 milliard de dollars dédié aux cleantechs

Bill Gates et un aréopage de grands patrons des TIC, à savoir Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jack Ma (Alibaba) et Jeff Bezos (Amazon) vont injecter conjointement un milliard de dollars dans Breakthrough Energy Ventures un nouveau fonds destiné à promouvoir les énergies propres et à participer à la lutte contre le changement climatique, nous apprend Reuters. Cet […] The post Bill Gates co-lance un fonds de 1 milliard de dollars dédié aux cleantechs appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 13 December 2016 | 1:09 pm

Pentasonic dévoile une offre d’hyperconvergence basée sur l’offre Virtual SAN de Datacore

Mis au défi par certains de ses clients en quête de rationalisation de concevoir une solution hyperconvergée regroupant sur un simple nœud de calcul facilement évolutif des ressources standard de stockage, réseau et sécurité, l’intégrateur nantais Pentasonic ne s’est pas dérobé. Dès la fin de l’année 2015, il livrait un premier prototype constitué d’un serveur Fujitsu […] The post Pentasonic dévoile une offre d’hyperconvergence basée sur l’offre Virtual SAN de Datacore appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 13 December 2016 | 10:08 am

Flexera propose un App Store capable d’assurer la conformité des licences

Flexera Software annonce le lancement d’ App Broker 2016 for ServiceNow. Cette solution permet aux entreprises utilisant ServiceNow de proposer des fonctionnalités de vérification de licences et de récupération de logiciels au sein de cet environnement, et d’assurer le déploiement automatisé d’applications directement depuis l’outil Service Portal de ServiceNow. Grâce à l’application App Broker 2016 […] The post Flexera propose un App Store capable d’assurer la conformité des licences appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 5 September 2016 | 12:12 pm

SimpliVity élargit son offre d’hyper-convergence

SimpliVity dévoile une offre hyper-convergée all-flash, une solution de reprise d’activité en un clic, une fonctionnalité de sauvegarde orientée applications et une évolutivité pour les infrastructures de bureaux virtuels (VDI). Basée sur la plateforme de virtualisation des données de SimpliVity, la nouvelle solution all-flash garantit une haute performance en toutes circonstances, y compris pour les […] The post SimpliVity élargit son offre d’hyper-convergence appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 9:40 am

Microsoft lance le Surface as a Device

Quelques jours après le lancement du Device as a Service par Dell, Microsoft s’engouffre à son tour sur cette voie. A l’occasion de sa conférence mondiale des partenaires qui se déroule actuellement à Toronto, l’éditeur a annoncé le lancement d’une offre Surface as a Service à l’intention des fournisseurs de services cloud. Ceux-ci pourront proposer […] The post Microsoft lance le Surface as a Device appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 13 July 2016 | 6:32 pm

Oracle met Sparc dans le Cloud

Les nouveaux produits Sparc S7 sont désormais accessibles dans Oracle Cloud, mais aussi à travers une nouvelle gamme de systèmes intégrés et de serveurs. Basées sur le nouveau microprocesseur Sparc S7, ces nouveautés comprennent des services cloud, des systèmes intégrés et des serveurs. Ces dernières nouveautés de la plateforme Sparc s’appuient sur le nouveau microprocesseur […] The post Oracle met Sparc dans le Cloud appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 4 July 2016 | 12:27 pm

Jet Fusion : HP Inc annonce une offre d’imprimantes 3D pour l’entreprise

À Orlando, HP Inc. a dévoilé ce qu’il présente comme  « le premier système commercial d’impression 3D pour la production du monde ». Le Jet Fusion 3D Solution d’impression HP change en profondeur la conception, le prototypage et la fabrication, et pour la première fois, fournit des pièces physiques de qualité supérieure, jusqu’à 10 fois plus rapidement […] The post Jet Fusion : HP Inc annonce une offre d’imprimantes 3D pour l’entreprise appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 19 May 2016 | 12:07 pm

Riverbed lance une solution SD-WAN

Riverbed Technology lance SteelConnect, une solution SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) plus adaptée au Cloud. Il s’agit désormais d’apporter aux réseaux une solution de gestion centrée sur les applicatifs grâce à SteelConnect, afin de répondre aux problématiques des entreprises en fournissant des solutions qui garantissent les besoins en termes de performance et d’agilité des applications. […] The post Riverbed lance une solution SD-WAN appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 1:41 pm

Red Hat : des nuages tous azimuts

A l’occasion de l’OpenStack Summit qui ouvrait ses portes dimanche 25 avril, Red Hat annonce la disponibilité de Red Hat Cloud Suite etRed Hat OpenStack Platform 8. Des nouveautés permettent à Red Hat de proposer une pile complète pour le cloud hybride Les annonces faites par Red Hat incluent une plateforme d’applications conteneurisées (OpenShift by […] The post Red Hat : des nuages tous azimuts appeared first on ChannelNews.

Posted on 25 April 2016 | 12:47 pm

VMware vSphere Blog: New Video Series: Getting Started with vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM)

If you are an experienced vSphere admin then this post may not be for you.  However, if you are new or just getting started on your journey to virtualization and vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM) then please keep reading… I was once asked: “Explain how a brand new admin who wanted to install vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM) for the first time would go about doing that?”.   While my initial thought was “Ah, that’s easy!”, in trying to answer this question it occurred to me that it’s actually quite involved, especially when you are new.  You would need to do some  research to understand the components, in the course of this research they would come across many new terms and acronyms and several different installation guides.  Bottom line, a lot of time would be spent trying to figure out what the pieces are and how they fit together,  and this is all before you install the first component. This got me thinking about the challenges new IT professionals face and how it can be difficult having to sift through the vast amount of data trying to get answers to even the simple questions. It’s in this spirit that we have created a new video series entitled “Getting Started – vSphere with Operations Management”.  These videos are aimed specifically at helping new IT professionals get started with VSOM.  The series starts by introducing you to the principals of virtualization and then guide you through the process of installing and configuring each VSOM component.  The aim is to to help you spend less time researching and more time doing.  These videos are basic, the goal was simple – to provide a series of introductory videos targeted at people who are new to vSphere in order to help get them through the initial learning curve. There are currently 28 videos available on VMware TV’s YouTube channel.   I’ve also provided a summary of the videos below.  Please  check them out and let us know what you think.  We plan to use the feedback we get from these videos in order to create additional videos that will also target at the new IT professional just getting started. Let us know what you think. Enjoy! Introduction to Virtualization This video introduces you to the benefits of virtualization and how it can help reduce cost, improve availability and simplify operations for your IT infrastructure.  It introduces you to VMware’s high performance, enterprise-class hypervisor architecture and provides information to help you get started with deploying VMware vSphere. vSphere with Operations Management Environment Walk Through This video shows how to deploy vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM) in a simple lab environment that mimics the environment used to create the training videos.   Watch this video to learn how to create a small lab that you can use to evaluate and train on vSphere with Operations Management. ESXi Install and Configure This video shows how to install the VMware ESXi hypervisor on a vSphere host and how to configure the management network using the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI). ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) Overview This video provides an overview of the vSphere Host Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).  The DCUI is a menu-based interface that is accessed from the host console and used to configure ESXi running on vSphere hosts. vSphere Client Install This video shows how to download the vSphere client and install it on a Windows desktop so you can use it to connect to and manage your vSphere hosts.  Note that the vSphere client can be used to manage a single vSphere hosts as well as together with vCenter server in order to provide centralized management of many vSphere hosts. vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Install This video shows how to use the vSphere client to connect to a vSphere host and deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA).  The VCSA is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine optimized for running vCenter Server and associated services. vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Configuration This video shows how to connect to the vCenter Server Appliance management interface in order to accept the end-user license agreement and configure the database for first time use. Create vCenter Inventory (datacenter, cluster, hosts) This video shows how to get started with creating your VMware vCenter Server inventory by using the vSphere Web Client to create a datacenter, create a cluster and to add hosts to the cluster. Configure vSphere Standard Switch (VSS) This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to configure basic networking for your vSphere hosts using the vSphere Standard Switch (VSS). Add NFS Datastore This video shows how to use the vSphere web client  to add/mount NFS shares to your vSphere host. Create VM, install Guest OS and Install VMware Tools This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to create a virtual machine, install the Guest Operating System, and  install VMware Tools. Manage Virtual Machine Hardware This video shows how to use the vSphere web client in order to configure the virtual hardware settings for an existing virtual machine. Virtual Machine Migration (vMotion) This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to perform live virtual machine migrations (vMotion) between vSphere hosts. Virtual Machine Cloning and Templates This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to clone virtual machines and to create virtual machine templates. Virtual Machine Snapshots This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to create and manage virtual machine snapshots. Enable vSphere Host Lockdown Mode This video shows how to secure vSphere hosts with Lockdown Mode in order to limit direct access to the host console and require administrators manage hosts through vCenter Server. Configure vSphere Host Firewall This video shows how to use the ESXi Firewall on the vSphere host to block incoming and outgoing communication and to manage the services running on the host. Add vSphere Hosts to Active Directory This video shows how to join a vSphere host to a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain in order to allow admins to use their active directory credentials to access and manage hosts. Configure Alarms and Notification This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to configure vCenter Server alarms and alerts and how to enable email notification. Configure Shares and Reservations This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to configure shares, reservations, and limits in order to effectively distribute compute and memory resources among virtual machines. Configure Resource Pools This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to configure resource pools within a DRS cluster and how to add virtual machines to the resource pools. Enable vSphere HA and DRS This video shows how to use the vSphere web client to enable and configure High Availability (HA) and Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS).  HA protects against  machines down time by automating recovery in the event of a host failure.  DRS ensures performance by balancing virtual machine workloads across hosts a cluster. Enable Host Maintenance Mode This video shows how to use vSphere Maintenance Mode to automate the task of migrate virtual machine workloads off vSphere hosts in preparation for host maintenance. Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance This video shows how to protect virtual machines with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT).  FT provides continuous virtual machine availability through instantaneous failover in the event of a host failure. vCenter Operations Manager (VCOPS) Install and Configure This video shows how to install and configure the  vCenter Operations Manager using the vSphere web client to deploy the vCenter Operations Manager virtual appliance. vCenter Operations Manager (VCOPS) Dashboard Introduction This video provides an introduction to the vCenter Operations Manager dashboard along with a detailed breakdown of the health, risk and efficiency badges. vCenter Operations Manager (VCOPS) Advanced Dashboard and Troubleshooting This video shows how to use the vCenter Operations Manager dashboard to perform basic troubleshooting tasks and how to configure smart alerts and generate reports. Introduction to vSphere Replication (VR) This video provides an example of how to replicate and recover a virtual machine using vSphere Replication.

Posted on 2 July 2013 | 2:25 am

VMworldTV: VMware PSO Consultants, TAMs & Solution Architects at VMworld 2013

VMware PSO Consultants, TAMs & Solution Architects at VMworld 2013 Ready to defy convention? Join industry leaders and colleagues at the 10th annual US VMworld event in San Francisco, August 25--29, and gain the tools you ne... From: VMworldTV Views: 2 0 ratingsTime: 02:43 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 2 July 2013 | 1:45 am

VMware Education & Certification Blog: EMEA Live Online Training Schedule for July

The July schedule of live, online training for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region is below. Live online training gives you the same instructor interaction and hands-on labs, in a format that limits disruption to your work and home life, whilst maintaining your skills. VMware is offering 10% discount on all direct delivered Live Online classes scheduled through 30th September! Remember to use referral code: EMEALOL10 when registering, to get your discount! Course Name Start date Duration (Days) Language Register Now! VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1] 08/07/2013 2 English Register VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.2] 08/07/2013 4 English Register VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] 15/07/2013 5 English Register VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1] 22/07/2013 5 English Register VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [v5.1] 22/07/2013 5 English Register VMware vCloud: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.1] 29/07/2013 3 English Register VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] 29/07/2013 2 English Register

Posted on 1 July 2013 | 7:52 pm

Microsoft observe une entraide mutuelle entre malwares

Deux malwares s'entraident au sein des ordinateurs rendant difficile leur élimination. « Ces programmes sont complémentaires et téléchargent alternativement (...)

Posted on 1 July 2013 | 6:28 pm

VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Automation – The Scripting, Orchestration, and Technology Love Triangle

By Andy Troup In speaking with some of my customers, the message comes resoundingly across “WE WANT TO AUTOMATE.” So this is the sweet spot for cloud solutions as they have in-built automation to provide the defined benefits of cloud computing such as On-demand self service, Resource pooling and Rapid elasticity (as defined by NIST here). However, upon scratching the surface and digging a little deeper, the other thing I’ve found is that when I’m told “yes we’ve got automation,” it typically means that a lot of effort has gone into developing a whole heap of scripts that have been written to solve a very specific problem. This, I would argue, is not the best way for automation to be achieved. I was in conversation with a customer a few weeks ago where they wanted to automate a particular part of their provisioning process, and my recommendation to them was “DON’T DO IT.” Why did I say this? Well, the process was broken, inefficient, relied on spreadsheets & scripts and meant there was constant rework to have a satisfactorily provisioned system. Their provisioning process took weeks and weeks. There was no point in automating this broken process – what needed to happen was that the process had to be fixed or changed first. I won’t go into anymore detail about this particular problem, but my point is that sometimes you have to take a step back and see if there are other ways of solving a particular problem. In summary – there’s no point in automating a broken process. So, why do we want to automate our IT systems and the provisioning of them anyway? Primarily because we want two things: To take the boring repeatable activities that many IT administrators undertake and get a system to do it instead. This frees up time for the administrator to do the more interesting and difficult things. Remove the potential for errors. Anything that is done as a manual activity involving people is liable to be inconsistent and error-prone (I say liable, but really we all know that they will be inconsistent and error-prone). Cloud solutions are all based on the premise that everything is standardized, and thus we need to remove any activity that introduces unreliability. OK, so we’ve now established that automation is a good thing. All we need to do now is work out HOW we’re going to automate, and this may introduce some difficult decisions. So what are the automation options? Well, in my mind automation comes in three different flavours which should be used together to solve the automation challenge. Here they are with some definitions I found: Script - programs written for a special runtime environment that can interpret and automate the execution of tasks which could alternatively be executed one-by-one by a human operator. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Script_(computing)) Orchestration - describes the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of complex computer systems, middleware, and services. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration_(computing)) Policy - Policy-based management is an administrative approach that is used to simplify the management of a given endeavor by establishing policies to deal with situations that are likely to occur. (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/policy-based-management) In terms of their use, the image below shows how I believe they should be used and in what quantities. As you can see, we should be aiming for as much policy implementation as possible with as little script as we can achieve. If you have a process you’d like to automate, to find the solution, you should work up the pyramid from the bottom. So the first question you should ask yourself is “can I create a policy or several policies to solve the problem?” This will have a dependency on the technology available to utilize the policy, but should be the first port of call. It may even be worth considering investing in the technology to make the policy implementation possible. The overhead of creating and maintaining policies are small and they will provide a robust solution to your problem with reliability and consistency. If it isn’t possible to create a policy to solve the challenge, next consider orchestrating a solution. This will provide a reusable, standardized capability that has an element of management/maintenance overhead and will be reliable. Finally, if neither policy nor orchestration will work for you, then utilize scripting as a last resort. Why a last resort? Scripting is a tactical, bespoke solution for a specific requirement and will require managing and maintenance during its entire life, which in turn will incur costs and will be less reliable. So in summary, when you are considering automating a process: Step back from the automation challenge and consider the options. They may not be what you expected. Work up the “Love Triangle” from the bottom. If you can’t implement a policy, consider orchestration and use scripting as a last resort. Follow @VMwareCloudOps on Twitter for future updates, and join the conversation by using the #CloudOps and #SDDC hashtags on Twitter.

Posted on 1 July 2013 | 6:00 pm

VMware Knowledge Base Weekly Digest: New Articles Published for Week Ending 6/29/13

SocialcastAccess permissions required by Socialcast On Premise for performing backups via NFS (2051710) Date Published: 6/25/2013 Socialcast On Premise v2Restoring a Socialcast cluster from backups created by a different installation (2053427) Date Published: 6/28/2013 VMware ESXMultiple virtual machines might fail to reboot and generate VMX core file after reboot (2048058) Date Published: 6/25/2013Determining an SNMP OID to its MIB module listing, name and type (2054359) Date Published: 6/26/2013 VMware ESXiSNMP trap is repeated every 5 minutes (2020271) Date Published: 6/28/2013Large-scale workloads with intensive I/O patterns might require queue depths significantly greater than PVSCSI default values (2053145) Date Published: 6/24/2013ESXi PCI device might claim lesser number of virtual functions than a SR-IOV capable driver might be able to support (2054271) Date Published: 6/27/2013ESXi 5.1 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen when using Trend Micro (TM) Deep Security Virtual Appliance (2054306) Date Published: 6/24/2013vCenter Server event log filled with “User root logged out” and “User root@127.0.0.1 logged in” messages (2054511) Date Published: 6/27/2013Network port diagram for vSphere 5.x (2054806) Date Published: 6/28/2013Unable to remove an Unknown Device from a Windows virtual machine (2004724) Date Published: 6/28/2013Testing the vmkernel network performance using the nc command (2052119) Date Published: 6/28/2013Collecting performance metric data for an ESXi 4.x host displays incorrect droppedTx and droppedRx packet statistics (2054555) Date Published: 6/26/2013VMware Tools fails to configure with the error: No module megasr found for kernel 2.6.9-100.ELsmp (2019030) Date Published: 6/27/2013Installing vCenter Site Recovery Manager fails with the error: unsupported DSN entry detected (2040949) Date Published: 6/28/2013Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 virtual machines might fail with a black screen while installing the WDDM driver (2052315) Date Published: 6/27/2013Creating Raw Device Maps from the command line using the vmkfstools command (2046370) Date Published: 6/27/2013Estimating the time required to consolidate snapshots (2053758) Date Published: 6/26/2013 VMware FusionCannot boot to Recovery System on Mac OS 10.7/10.8 virtual machines (2048293) Date Published: 6/25/2013Cannot install VMware Tools in a OpenSUSE 12.3 virtual machine (2053818) Date Published: 6/24/2013After upgrading VMware Tools on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machine, VMXNET, VMXNET3 and Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) drivers are not upgraded (2050364) Date Published: 6/24/2013Flickering screen on 2013 MacBook Air in VMware Fusion 5.0.3 (2054309) Date Published: 6/27/2013 VMware Horizon MirageOptions for running the Mirage Single Instance Storage (SIS) Integrity script (2045789) Date Published: 6/26/2013 VMware Horizon ViewAccessing View desktops using Zero Clients fails with the error: Configured desktop is not in the list of entitled desktops (2054435) Date Published: 6/27/2013 VMware Horizon WorkspaceAdding a ThinApp network share in Horizon Workspace fails with the error: ERROR_NETNAME_DELETE (2053727) Date Published: 6/24/2013 VMware PlayerDownloading and installing VMware Player (2053973) Date Published: 6/25/2013 VMware Service ManagerEmails sent from VMware Service Manager 9.x fail with multiple errors in the Windows Event Viewer (2050955) Date Published: 6/24/2013AD Integration Activity Log in VMware Service Manager 9.x contains error: First name and surname are blank. At least one of first name or surname must be provided.” (2054326) Date Published: 6/24/2013Opening VMware Service Manager using Internet Explorer 10 fails with the error: Your session has timed out or has been terminated by another officer logging in with your User ID and Password (2052127) Date Published: 6/28/2013Workflow import process for VMware Service Manager 9.x incorrectly lists an officer as a selection option rather than the customer (2052968) Date Published: 6/24/2013Cannot edit Profile and Type fields in a knowledge article in VMware Service Manager (2054332) Date Published: 6/24/2013Approve and Reject emails do not update or complete the approval task in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2054397) Date Published: 6/25/2013 VMware ThinAppThe Attach PDF as Email option with natively installed Outlook fails with the error: Outlook Data File: Could not open file (2052986) Date Published: 6/25/2013 VMware vCenter Chargeback ManagervCenter Server edit or delete functionality does not work if you change the vCenter Server IP address (2054587) Date Published: 6/27/2013 VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)Moving a VMware vCenter Operations Manager vApp from one cluster to another (2051492) Date Published: 6/24/2013 VMware vCenter OrchestratorMulti-Node plugin in VMware vCenter Orchestrator fails to submit the job and reports the error: Failed to start remote workflow execution (2054537) Date Published: 6/27/2013Starting the Run SSH command workflow might fail with the Unable to execute command InternalError: Algorithm negotiation fail error. (2054482) Date Published: 6/28/2013 VMware vCenter ServervCenter Single Sign-On installation of HA backup node fails (2050846) Date Published: 6/26/2013Performance Data charts for datastore LUNs report the message: No data available (2054403) Date Published: 6/27/2013Cannot hot add more than 3GB to Linux 64bit or Windows 7 operating systems (2008405) Date Published: 6/27/2013Storage alarms trigger when the full datastore size is assigned to a virtual machine (2030667) Date Published: 6/28/2013vCenter Server fails to start after a cancelled Single Sign-On installation (2053646) Date Published: 6/26/2013 VMware vCenter Server AppliancevCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance SSO cannot communicate with Oracle RAC and NON-RAC Databases (2041262) Date Published: 6/28/2013 VMware vCloud Automation CenterAccessing the vCAC Reports Web site fails with the error: Server Error in ‘/DCACReports’ Application (2054289) Date Published: 6/24/2013When running two vCAC Agents against a single resource or endpoint, the Agents process the same WorkItem resulting in a failure (2054355) Date Published: 6/24/2013 VMware vCloud Connector“Invalid user name” error while entering proxy server settings in the vCloud Connector server or node Admin Web console (2054823) Date Published: 6/28/2013“Internal server error” while setting Stretch Deploy Settings for Datacenter Extension (2054707) Date Published: 6/28/2013 VMware vCloud Hybrid ServiceAdding a network to a virtual machine in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2053909) Date Published: 6/27/2013Resetting a password in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2053457) Date Published: 6/24/2013Understanding user roles within VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2053484) Date Published: 6/24/2013Available network services for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service 1.0.x (2053572) Date Published: 6/24/2013Activating Microsoft Windows within VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2053759) Date Published: 6/27/2013 VMware vFabric Postgres Standard EditionvFabric Postgres runs out of connections when using c3p0 (2046593) Date Published: 6/28/2013Troubleshooting VMware vFabric vPostgres when it runs out of connections (2046577) Date Published: 6/28/2013 VMware vSphere Data ProtectionvSphere Data Protection manual integrity check fails with the error: An integrity check could not be performed at this time, please try again at a later time (2054530) Date Published: 6/27/2013 VMware vSphere Storage ApplianceInstalling vSphere Storage Assistant fails with the error: Cannot create VSA cluster: VMotion IP is currently set as x.x.x.x, which is not an IP you’ve specified (2051926) Date Published: 6/28/2013Upgrading vSphere Storage Appliance Manager 5.1.1 or 5.1.2 to VSA Manager 5.1.3 (2054319) Date Published: 6/27/2013

Posted on 1 July 2013 | 4:21 pm

VMTN Blog: VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes 236 – Behind the scenes at HoL, SDDC

Hosts John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Pablo Roesch, VMware @heyitspablo Bill Call, VMware Doug Baer, VMware @dobaer Joey Dieckhans, VMware @VMwarePerf  NewsDon’t miss VMworld 2013 (10th annual)VMworld Content CatalogVMware Certification Exams 75% off During VMworldBecome a Virtual Design Master Challenge – Participant TodayVMware Technical Journal, Summer 2013MapR Technologies and VMware Team Up to Deliver Apache Hadoop on VMware vSphere Around the CommunityvBrownbag PodcastVMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit PodcastVirtualization Security RoundtablevCatchup Podcast – Craig WatersStu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews PodcastGeek Whisperers PodcastEstablish your Cloud Cred!Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center Link to Audio RecordingBehind the scenes at HoL, SDDC ShowFollow VMware Hands-on Labs on twitter – @VMwareHOL Chance to win VMworld Passes – Show us where you take labs – Defy Convention VMware Hands-on Labs – Community VMware Hands-On Lab (HOL) Blog Start Here – Hands on Labs Content Overview Hands on Labs – Reference Poster VMware Hands-on Labs – Content Catalog VMware Project NEE is a new VMware Labs project providing a richly featured, powerful online learning and lab environment delivered from the cloud to any device, anywhere, anytime. VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions Beta Big Data Extensions for vSphere VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration vSphere Performance Reporting with PowerCLI: Automating vSphere Performance Reports (VMware Press Technology) Join Us For a Software-Defined Data Center Twitter Chat on June 27th 8am &11am PST Are You Considering an IaaS Cloud or Are Currently Using It? We Want to Hear From You! Additional Links Retro Kickin it old school today. VMTN Board Warriors represent! pic.twitter.com/fBy0Omr7xm — John Mark Troyer (@jtroyer) June 20, 2013

Posted on 29 June 2013 | 2:40 pm

VMware vSphere Blog: Survey time, please help it only takes a couple of minutes!

Today I received two requests to plug a survey. The first survey is on the topic of NAS usage and cloud storage and the second one on the topic of multi-tier apps. Please fill them out, as this is your way of defining what the future of VMware (potential) products and features looks like! The first one takes about 2 minutes to fill out: NAS / Cloud Storage survey: This is a survey on alternatives to traditional NAS storage systems! We would like your opinion on NAS usage within your environment and consideration for alternatives to NAS solutions. http://bit.ly/1aohsoG And the second one, takes 10 minutes roughly, but with the chance of winning a giftcard: Multi-tier app Survey: We would like your input on virtualization of multi-tier applications in our quest for continuous improvement We have created a survey to capture your feedback: http://tinyurl.com/VMware-multi-tier-application . The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. As an incentive, respondents will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards! The survey will be open until July 9, 2013, so please participate soon!

Posted on 29 June 2013 | 12:08 pm

VMworld Blog: VMworld 2013 Blog Series: Breakout Sessions

To celebrate our 10th annual VMworld, each week we'll be looking at a different facet of our event, from the evolution in VMware technology to our place as one of the world's largest IT conferences. For updates on VMworld 2013, please follow @VMworld on Twitter. The Breakout Sessions are at the heart of VMworld.Breakout Sessions have dynamic speakers, provide rich content, and spark constructive discussions. To wring every ounce out of the VMworld experience, attendees pore over the Content Catalog for the more valuable and interesting Breakout Sessions, sketch out alternate plans of attack in the Schedule Builder, and carefully fill their calendars – all the while making sure there’s enough time to travel between rooms, hit the Solutions Exchange, and take a break every now and then for some food and some socializing. Back in 2004, VMworld was positioned to be a user conference with more than 60 sessions. Now going into its 10th year, it has grown to be one of the largest virtualization-specific conferences, offering more than 350 sessions. Although the purpose of VMworld has remained relatively consistent, the development of sessions is far from static. To put its growth into perspective, consider the number of sessions that were offered each year. Starting in 2010 we began to repeat popular sessions more often (so stay alert for openings in your schedule on Wednesday and Thursday!); those repeats aren’t even counted in the table below, which makes the growth of the conference even more impressive. YearUS SessionsEurope Sessions2004> 602005> 1102006> 2902007> 2102008> 300> 1202009> 300> 1402010> 170> 1152011> 175> 2002012> 330> 200 The topics of the sessions have evolved with the industry and the technology.Tracks ranged from virtual infrastructure solutions to managing enterprise desktop to architecting the data center. The wide variety of high-impact Breakout Sessions throughout the past 9 years makes it almost unfair to ask attendees to choose a single favorite. While there is much to share, here are some comments past attendees made about sessions that left a lasting impression: Petri Rantanen: “The best session was End User Computing Summit, there where all those are working also in the EUC side and talk and share ideas with them (also with the VMware).” Todd Lewey: “I will go with the Scott Lowe and Forbes Guthrie session on vSphere design, the content was amazing, the flow of the presentations and discussions was very fluid, and both speakers were very informative. Mostly the take away from this session was the speakers, Scott and Forbes are very energetic and passionate about what they do, seeing techs like this doing what they do, is very infectious and carries over after the entire conference.” Benny Hauk: “Two sessions in 2006 with Mendel Rosenblum. One was one he led, the other was a panel discussion he was on (the panel was incredible A-listers, even the moderator was a tech writer everyone knew). I remembered thinking, 'this shouldn’t be crammed into this tiny room, it should be in the keynote room!'” Daunce: “Best session: Ask the experts. While waiting for the session to start, most of the experts were talking amongst themselves, but Scott Lowe was walking through the crowd asking them how their day had been. Scott Lowe is awesome.” Andrew Mauro: I remember a session in 2009 at VMworld EU, it was about the virtualization of the mobile OS… was funny and strange… because so futuristic. But it's not just about the Breakout Sessions.However, sessions are not the only time to gain new knowledge; year after year attendees have reported incidental educational opportunities while interacting with fellow peers between sessions. This is no surprise, considering growing thousands of VMware customers, partners, engineers, product experts and IT professionals converge in single conference campus in US and in Europe for three to four days. YearUS AttendeesEurope Attendees2004> 1,6002005> 3,5002006> 6,0002007> 10,8002008> 14,000> 4,5002009> 12,500> 4,7002010> 17,000> 6,0002011> 19,000> 6,5002012> 21,000> 7,000 Anticipating over 21,000 attendees for VMworld US 2013 and over 8,000 attendees for VMworld Europe 2013, we expect the Breakout Sessions will be once again one of the highlights of the conference, but networking opportunities will also surface in the Hang Space, at the VMworld Party, at meals, and between Breakouts. We're glad to have you back again in 2013!What was your favorite VMworld Breakout Session?

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 11:26 pm

VMwareTV: VMware Horizon View and Avaya VDI Communicator

VMware Horizon View and Avaya VDI Communicator VMware Horizon View and Avaya VDI Communicator. From: vmwaretv Views: 91 2 ratingsTime: 11:02 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 10:14 pm

VMwareTV: An Overview of vCloud Suite

An Overview of vCloud Suite See how vCloud Suite, the only complete software-defined data center solution, frees infrastructure services from the constraints of physical hardware. From: vmwaretv Views: 59 1 ratingsTime: 06:00 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:31 pm

VMwareTV: An Overview of vCloud Suite

An Overview of vCloud Suite See how vCloud Suite, the only complete software-defined data center solution, frees infrastructure services from the constraints of physical hardware. From: vmwaretv Views: 59 1 ratingsTime: 06:00 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:31 pm

VMwareTV: VMware vCloud Suite and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

VMware vCloud Suite and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) See how VMware vCloud Suite lets you deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with managed self-service provisioning, software-defined networking and the a... From: vmwaretv Views: 40 1 ratingsTime: 04:24 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:31 pm

VMwareTV: VMware vCloud Suite and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

VMware vCloud Suite and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) See how VMware vCloud Suite lets you deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with managed self-service provisioning, software-defined networking and the a... From: vmwaretv Views: 40 1 ratingsTime: 04:24 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:31 pm

VMwareTV: VMware vCloud Suite and Provisioning as a Service (PaaS) for Applications

VMware vCloud Suite and Provisioning as a Service (PaaS) for Applications Develop and deploy applications faster with the intelligent automation and fine-grained control of VMware vFabric Application Director. From: vmwaretv Views: 21 1 ratingsTime: 03:49 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:30 pm

VMwareTV: VMware vCloud Suite and Provisioning as a Service (PaaS) for Applications

VMware vCloud Suite and Provisioning as a Service (PaaS) for Applications Develop and deploy applications faster with the intelligent automation and fine-grained control of VMware vFabric Application Director. From: vmwaretv Views: 21 1 ratingsTime: 03:49 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:30 pm

VMwareTV: VMware vCloud Suite Creates Secure and Compliant Cloud Infrastructure

VMware vCloud Suite Creates Secure and Compliant Cloud Infrastructure Learn how vCenter Configuration Manager and vCloud Networking and Security, part of vCloud Suite, help you enforce, track and monitor compliance through the ... From: vmwaretv Views: 13 1 ratingsTime: 04:19 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:23 pm

VMwareTV: VMware vCloud Suite Creates Secure and Compliant Cloud Infrastructure

VMware vCloud Suite Creates Secure and Compliant Cloud Infrastructure Learn how vCenter Configuration Manager and vCloud Networking and Security, part of vCloud Suite, help you enforce, track and monitor compliance through the ... From: vmwaretv Views: 13 1 ratingsTime: 04:19 More in Science & Technology

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:23 pm

VMware Virtualization Management Blog: New Blog Series: vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips!

Hi folks, We are excited to bring to you a new blog post series – vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips! In this series, we will showcase solid technical content that is relevant to you, and is in a simple, digestible, bite-sized format. The intent is to provide you with useful information, and do that quickly and succinctly, so you do not have to go through lengthy and tedious technical documentation to find something you need to know and use quickly. In this series, we will have short, under 5-minute videos for you with Tech Tips for vCenter Operations Management Suite. The first few videos describe how quickly you can get started using the vCenter Operations Manager custom UI and get more value out of your deployment starting day one. In today’s video, with Tech Tip #1, we walk you through creating applications in vCenter Operations Manager – Advanced and Enterprise Editions. An application in vCenter Operations Manager is a logical set of like-functionality resources being monitored (VMs, storage, DB, web services, guest OS, etc) grouped by tier (Web, App, DB, etc) that represent a critical business application or business service. This makes it easier for the user to determine how applications are affected when change or performance problems occur across the mission‐critical resources contained within the logical tiers of the application. The benefits include: Viewing real‐time analysis across all of the tiers and resources that are contained within that application Application focused dashboards Visual understanding of performance impacts at the tier and application service level Improved IT insight by seeing what the Line of Business Owners really care about Hope you found the above Tech Tip useful! And if this whetted your appetite for something more heavy duty, we do have more vCenter Operations Manager documentation available for you. In future posts, we will have more videos about the custom UI, as well as videos about building vCenter Operations Manager Custom Dashboards, and some useful tips about bringing in data from other sources through vCenter Operations Manager Adapters. So stay tuned for those upcoming posts. Please send us your feedback and comments about these videos and this series below, as well as requests for videos on other topics. And yes, follow us on twitter @vcenterops. Thanks for reading! Himanshu

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 9:11 pm

Tivoli Storage Manager Scheduler in a Windows Cluster Setup Clarification

What are the steps to set up a clustered backup scheduler?

Posted on 28 June 2013 | 4:35 pm