VMware Mirage 5.x Large Scale Reference Architecture – Free PDF

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There is new PDF showing large scale reference architecture using VMware Mirage for Migrating large number of desktops (825 in total) into Windows 7. The paper gives very good technical details from the architectural perspective, monitoring and performance during the migration (including different times to achieve things). VMware Mirage 5.x Large Scale Reference Architecture has many [...]

Windows Server 10 Tech Preview New Features

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Windows Server 10 Tech Preview is also available for testing (if you’re into testing upcoming Microsoft’s OS). I was quite curious to see how will this look like so I have downloaded an evaluation ISO from Technet Evaluation Center (new service btw.). I have used a VMware Workstation 11 again as a quick test platform [...]

Windows 10 Tech preview Installation in VMware Workstation 11 Tech Preview

Install Windows 10 in VMware Workstation

Windows 10 Tech Preview can easily be installed in VMware Workstation 11 Tech preview. Even if the latest version of Microsoft’s OS isn’t on the list of supported OS, according to VMware Workstation blog, the Windows kernel don’t differ much from Windows 8.x one. The installation including installation of VMware tools is without a problem. [...]

Trilead Backup 5.1 For VMware and Hyper-V Enterprise Edition Released

Trilead 5.1 Modern UI based on HTML

Trilead just released a new enterprise edition of their flagship product Trilead Backup 5.1.  One of the major new features is instant VM recovery which allows recover VM directly from the backup repository instead of waiting for the full restore to happen. Also new is AD integration and Roles Based Access where you are able [...]

PernixData FVP 2.0 went GA with RAM and NFS support, with updated licensing too.

PernixData FVP 2.0

PernixData FVP 2.0 has been released last week adding RAM as an additional vector of acceleration, NFS support in addition to block based storage, and also other features that I’ll report in this post like fault domain or adaptive network compression . Fault domain, what is it? Fault domain allows defining the FVP topology based [...]

Shellshock (aka Bashdoor) Bug and VMware – Where are We?

Shellshock vulnerability and VMware products

Recent Shellshock bug in Linux Bash revealed the 24th of September was often compared to Heartbleed bug in terms of severity. Just to remind you, it affects all Linux/Unix systems using the original bash (which has been re-released for new distros already). OSX users were told to deactivate the advanced Unix services, but apparently even [...]

Workstation 11 and Player Pro 7 Announced With Up to 45% Performance Improvements

VMware Workstation 11

VMware has announced new version of VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player Pro v.7. The products are not currently available for download, but we know what to expect when they will. Interesting to know that from the performance standpoint the upcoming Workstation 11 is giving 45% more performance on new Haswell CPUs taking advantage of new Haswell [...]

Under the Hood: What Virtualization 2.0 Looks Like

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I’ve been working for a project for VMware SMB recently. While I’m possibly good at promoting work of others or showing some tips for virtualization admins, it’s quite hard to find some words to promote my work, to do a self-plug… Today’s admins challenges are to maintain the application performance, data security and availability. They [...]

How To Migrate VMware Workstation Inventory Settings

VMware Workstation Inventory - All local VMs

Today I’ll show you a quick tip in case you want to know How to migrate (or copy) VMware Workstation Inventory settings to another computer. There can be use cases that for example you’re preparing a class for few students and have to prepare few machines with identical labs pre-configured or similar scenarios. Or, Imagine [...]

Fighting Over 2000 Spam Comments A Day – Here is How

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I have been dealing more and more with spam comments lately. Apps for Spammers got smarter and Akismet just can’t handle them all anymore.  Since when I started this blog few years back I had to deal with spam comments. The situation however does become increasingly painful since several months due to more and more [...]