VMware vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script released – New Fling


A new fling called vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script made its apparition at VMware Labs. A very usefull tool for consultants, IT or datacenter admins, which makes the life of upgrades a bit easier… -:). The vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script is a PowerShell script which check your current environment before upgrading to the latest vSphere 5.1 [...]

Guacamole – HTML5 Clientless Remote Desktop


Guacamole is an HTML 5 web application which enables you to access remote desktop via browser. It’s a HTML5 Clientless Remote Desktop web application. There are no plugins or software needed on the client side and that’s the principal advantage over traditional remote access solution. Guacamole uses HTTP or HTTPS protocols only, so it’s ideal when wanting [...]

Nice Update – VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 (beta)

VMware vCenter Converter 5.1

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 supports Virtual Hardware version 9, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 and RedHat 6.0. Also, support for EXT4 as a linux file system is supported. First to note, the software is still in beta, but available as a Free Download (VMware-converter-en-5.1.0-1023810.exe : File size:170 MB). Update: 24/06/2013 – Check out my [...]

VMware Best Practices on NFS – get this new PDF


This new whitepaper from VMware discusses best practices for design and deployments on NFS. Whether you’re using iSCSI or NFS, both protocol and storage devices must be correctly configured to obtain the best performance. In this whitepaper VMware Best Practices on NFS  are discussed. You’ll learn what’s the best ways to setup load balancing. If [...]

Yes, the New RVTools 3.5 is out…. Download it -:)


RVTools new version has been released by Rob de Veij at Robware.net. He kept pinging through his twitter account about his testing of the new version for few weeks and yesterday he released the final version of RVTools 3.5. It’s a tiny .NET application (4 Mb msi package) which installs in seconds and which offers [...]

PowerCLI 5.1.0 Release 2 has been released


PowerCLI 5.1.0 Release 2 is out. This new release of PowerCLI 5.1.0 Release 2 brings new cmdlets for VMware Distributed Switches.  The latest release is available in two different versions: PowerCLI 5.10  PowerCLI 5.1.0 for Tenants As you probably guessed, the latter one is destined for vCloud Director 5.1.  There are 14 new cmdlets for [...]

Get Free VM images from Microsoft for testing


Microsoft enables developpers to test different versions of Internet Explorer, in order to test website’s optimization, viewing in different versions of IE. In fact, when you go to this Microsoft’s site, you can download Full Free VM images for different virtualization platforms. VMware Player (or Workstation), Virtual Box, Virtual PC, Hyper-V 2008 or Hyper-V 2012. [...]

Nakivo Backup & Replication – Free NFR license for vExperts, VCPs etc…


Few weeks back I reported about Nakivo, which is New company providing low cost backup solutions for VMware. You can read about Nakivo in my detailed article here – Nakivo Backup and Replication for VMware vSphere – New Virtualization Backup Company. What’s interesting with Nakivo is that the cost of their backup is particularly interesting for VMware [...]