vExpert Weekly Digest - July 31st 2013

By gabrielchapman | A collection of blog posts, articles, and musing by the vExpert Community

VCAP-CID Objective 1.2 – Identify and Categorize Business Requirements

Knowledge<p><b>Identify discovery questions for a conceptual design (number of users, number of VMs, capacity, etc.)</b><p>These questions are ones you are going …

2013—It’s On Like (Software Defined) Donkey Kong!

As VMworld 2013 looms over the horizon with urgings to “Defy Convention”—the theme celebrating the tenth iteration of the event—an original crew of …

Sales Advice to VARs

<i>There’s an old busi­ness adage that says, “All things being equal, peo­ple want to do busi­ness with their friends. And all things being NOT so</i> …

Selling

How do you pick an IT vendor to trust?

Follow:<p>Oracle's decision to shut down their VDI group last week got me thinking about how we select IT vendors and how we choose which ones to trust. …

VMworld San Francisco 2013 (Saturday 24th August 2013)

<b>VMworld San Francisco</b> is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup! The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2012 was a great …

Non Disruptive Updates, Needs vs. Wants

Do you want non disruptive updates or do you need non disruptive upgrades?<p>First there is a bit of play on words going on here with needs vs. wants, …

Linux

HP Virtual Connect 4.01 Update: Dual-hop FcOE support

HP has released a significant firmware update to its Virtual Connect line of HP Blade chassis switches.<p>This is part 2 of a 6 part post on HP Virtual …

Big Data Security

At the recent Misti Big Data Security conference many forms of securing big data were discussed from encrypting the entire big data pool to just …

Big Data

Did you know that VMware Host Profile is extensible by 3rd Parties?

Managing ESXi host configurations can be challenging and the potential risk for configuration drift between the running environment and the set of …

Virtual Geek

<b>[updated July 25th, 2013, 2:00pm ET – edits/corrections]</b><p><b>I guess I’m not immune to the temptation for the inflammatory blog post title :-)</b><p>Over the …

Special Guest Interviews at the 2013 Indianapolis VMUG Conference

I had the great fortune to head out to Indianapolis to attend the sixth annual Demo Days conference, which is one of the largest free-to-attend …

Deploying an Instance with novaclient in Rackspace

There are a number of limitations with the current GUI when deploying a new instance in Rackspace (such as no option to attach a keypair to the …

vCenter and Solutions Logs: How to Change the Settings | DoubleCloud => Private Cloud + Public Cloud

Logging is an important tool for system monitoring and troubleshooting. vCenter has comprehensive logs for itself and related solutions. We’ll …

Blogs

Latest Posts<p>VMworld posted April 24, 2018<p>Spring is in the air…and so is the excitement among the VMworld team, because registration opens in just two …

VMware+OpenStack at VMworld 2013

As we get closer to the big show in San Francisco, the VMware team is getting more and more excited about the program we are building around …

CloudCred: Grand Prize

Questo post è disponibile anche in: Inglese<p>Oggi è stato annunciato il vincitore del primo “grande premio” del “gioco” CloudCredibility. Questo …

PowerShell Deep Dives - New Book | ESX Virtualization

0<p>This new book diving very deep into powershell with a large number of authors from the PowerShell community. One of the authors is Jonathan Medd, …

Databases

vCenter Operations and the Quest for the Missing Metrics

The VMworld schedule builder for Barcelona is live, please attend our session at:<p>Barcelona: Wednesday, Oct 16, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM<p><b>VCM5008 - vCenter</b> …

Enterprise

Practical commands for the ESXi console

For troubleshooting on ESX(i), I always end up in the console even on ESXi 5.x. There are a number of practical commands that I can usually remember, …

Sample configuration of EtherChannel / Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) with ESXi/ESX and Cisco/HP switches

This VMware KB article provides information on the concepts, limitations, and some sample configurations of link aggregation, NIC Teaming, Link …

Cisco Systems

Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

<b>Introduction</b><p>Amazon Web Services provides a very robust permissions and policy management system through IAM, or Identity and Access Management. One …

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for the vSphere Web Client

After publishing an article about the vSphere Web Client Recent History Feature, I received question from a reader asking about the keyboard …

RVTools one of the best free VMware tools you can find

Posted by Brian Suhr on July 30, 2013 in Tools | 1 comment<p>For anyone that works with VMware products on a regular basis and has the need to document …

New VMware Fling: VMware Windows Optimization Tool for View

This post has already been read 9289 times!<p>The VMware OS Optimization tool helps your VMware View (VDI) implementation team to optimize the template …

VMware vSphere Replication: Technical Walk-Through with Engineering

VMware vSphere Replication is a feature of data replication used by both the vSphere platform to protect virtual machines and VMware vCenter Site …

Virtualization

HP Proliant MicroServer G8–A Decent Home Lab Server?

There is a new <b>HP Proliant MicroServer</b> on the scene, and this time it is Intel based with more CPU clout and a few minor changes, some good and some …

Remote Controls

Clone a VM from a Snapshot using PowerCLI

A colleague asked me whether it was possible to clone a VM from a particular snapshot. Since there is no capability to do this via the GUI, I looked …

Top 5 Virtualization Monitoring Challenges

I came across this slide last week and it really does a great job highlighting the challenges faced by organizations since they started adopting …

Virtualization