Tolly published a comparison report between VMware View 4.6 and Citrix Xendesktop 5 Platinum.
Download the report here
Jun 01 2011
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May 16 2011
Check the compliance of your IT infrastructure against specific standards and best practices that are applicable for the environment. The Compliance Checker is a free, downloadable, fully-functional product for checking compliance of your environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant.
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May 12 2011
Below is a list of acronyms that are often used when talking about VMware technology. If I forgot some, let me know.
|CERTIFICATIONS||VCA4-DT||VMware Certified Associate 4 – Desktop|
|CERTIFICATIONS||VCAP4-DCA||VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration|
|CERTIFICATIONS||VCAP4-DCD||VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design|
|CERTIFICATIONS||VCDX4||VMware Certified Design Expert|
|CERTIFICATIONS||VCP4||VMware Certified Professional|
|CERTIFICATIONS||VSP||VMware Sales Professional|
|CERTIFICATIONS||VTSP||VMware Technical Sales Professional|
|FUNCTIONS||CIM||Common Interface Model|
|FUNCTIONS||DPM||Distributed Power Management|
|FUNCTIONS||DRS||Distributed Resource Scheduler|
|FUNCTIONS||NETIOC||Network I/O Control|
|FUNCTIONS||P2V||Physical to Virtual|
|FUNCTIONS||SIOC||Storage I/O Control|
|FUNCTIONS||SMP||Symmetrical Multi Processing|
|FUNCTIONS||V2V||Virtual to Virtual|
|FUNCTIONS||VAAI||vStorage API for Array Integration|
|FUNCTIONS||VCLI||vMware vSphere Command Line Interface|
|FUNCTIONS||vDS||vNetwork Distributed Switch|
|PRODUCTS||ADM||VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager|
|PRODUCTS||ERS||vFabric Enterprise Ready Server|
|PRODUCTS||MVP||VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform|
|PRODUCTS||SRM||VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager|
|PRODUCTS||VCD||VMware vCloud Director|
|PRODUCTS||VCM||VMware vCenter Configuration Manager|
|PRODUCTS||VCO||VMware vCenter Orchestrator|
|PRODUCTS||VCOPS||VMware vCenter Operations (standard, Advanced, Enterprise)|
|PRODUCTS||VDR||VMware Data Recovery|
|PRODUCTS||VMA||vSphere Management Assistant|
|PRODUCTS||VSA||Vsphere Storage Appliance|
|PRODUCTS||VSM||VMware Service Manager|
|PRODUCTS||VUM||VMware vCenter Update Manager|
|ROLES||PSO||Professional Services Organisation|
|ROLES||TAM||Technical Account Manager|
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May 10 2011
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May 09 2011
Important CPU metrics to look at when troubleshooting CPU performance in VMware environments.
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May 04 2011
The VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory allows organizations to automate the management of directory services tasks, particularly as they pertain to cloud provisioning use cases. For instance, the plug-in enables the automatic provisioning of vCloud Director organizations based on data retrieved from Active Directory. The plug-in also includes many administrative actions around computers, organizations, user groups and users, such as resetting passwords or adding users to a user group.
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Apr 17 2011
A good article on scripted installations for ESX4i can be found here:
This solution uses the Microsoft Windows Deployment Service.
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Apr 16 2011
Virtualization is a compelling solution for organizations to increase productivity, reduce complexity and improve the predictability of their IT infrastructure. Typically, the first step towards virtualization is a project that will identify an optimal IT infrastructure, consolidation opportunities and cost savings.
For an overview of capacity planner please read this article.
For companies planning on implementing server consolidation and virtualization, our VMware Capacity Planner Assessment Service (CE) provides a comprehensive inventory of current capacities and capabilities, a detailed deployment strategy and optionally a financial analysis required to help you create a solid business case to proceed with confidence.
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Mar 21 2011
For troubleshooting purposes it may be necessary to verify the health of the VirtualCenter database server. This VMware article provides steps to eliminate the common causes for problems with a database server, including full disk space, transaction log maintenance, index fragmentation and other common database problems.
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Mar 06 2011
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