Hands On Labs Presents – EVO:RAIL HOL-SDC-1428

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There is a new lab at Hands On Labs available for EVO:RAIL. It’s HOL-SDC-1428 and this lab allows to play with the latest technology by VMware. If you don’t already have a HOL account you can create one for free. It’s a good way to explore the different possibilities of EVO:RAIL software without having one. Pretty [...]

Free Tool – PowerActions for vSphere Web Client allows Integration of PowerCLI into the Web Client

PowerActions

New free tool for VMware administrators – PowerActions for vSphere Web Client. The new utility was released by VMware labs recently and allows to execute PowerCLI scripts from within the vSphere web client. The free tool called PowerActions for vSphere Web Client brings also a library of PowerCLI scripts prepared for use. You can add [...]

Free Learning VDP Advanced 5.8 – Online Course by VMware Education

vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.8

VMware has put online new training course for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Advanced version. As you know the advanced version can backup business critical applications like Exchange, SQL or Sharepoint (Even if still on physical), and lifts many limits of VDP standard. The product has evolved since 5.1 or 5.5 versions, where the 5.5 version [...]

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is Showing Unlicensed on Cluster Level

VMware VDP not licensed

VMware VDP and VDP advanced starts to become more popular. One of the main reasons perhaps is the possibility to leverage existing virtual infrastructure to deploy the product without additional Windows licensing. Often Small businesses do invest into a virtual infrastructure but the real utilization is far from 100% the first years. Admins are creating [...]

How-to update vCenter Operations Manager to the latest release

How to Upgrade vCenter Operations manager to the latest release

VMware has made the upgrade of their products based on Linux VMs, most of the time called Virtual Appliances, very easy. Today I’ll show you How-to update vCenter Operations Manager to the latest release. In fact there is a single file to download with extension PAK. This file is then loaded through the admin UI and [...]

Microsoft Exchange Server performance on VMware Virtual SAN

Performance Exchange 2010 on VSAN

New technical PDF showing Microsoft Exchange Server performance on VMware Virtual SAN. Many customers runs Microsoft Exchange locally at their datacenters and wonder how Exchange would perform. I think the paper comes just in time to show that VSAN can considerably accelerate the Exchange Workflows. The paper is written by Jinpyo Kim (staff engineer in the [...]

Thinapp 5.1Allows Control of Thinapped Apps via GPO

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Recent release of Thinapp 5.1 brought new features to the software. Thinapp now creates a new directory called Policy on the system where it’s installed where he puts ADMX, ADML files which are used for managing thinapp applications configuration over a GPO. Thinapp runtime features (AppSync, AppLink) can be controlled through those GPO. The administration [...]