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  • vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance

    vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance

    Published September 18, 2014 by -- No Comments

    vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance. Often when designing an infrastructure there is a choice to be made between the two options. Go for the easy and fast to deploy appliance or go for the scalable and flexible installation. Where with the previous version of ESX before version 5. ...

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  • StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V

    StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V

    Published September 18, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    With both VMware and Microsoft developing software based storage solutions, we started to wonder what kind of edge a product like StarWind still would have on these solutions. When we asked StarWind, ...

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  • Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

    Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

    Published September 17, 2014 by -- One Comment

    Sifting through the marketing hype from VMware and Microsoft regarding their “server-side software-defined storage models” can be almost as challenging as understanding the underlying technical issues that software-defined storage seeks to solve. What is needed is a clear heade ...

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  • VMware Fling – XenApp2Horizon

    VMware Fling – XenApp2Horizon

    Published September 16, 2014 by -- No Comments

    And again a new VMware Fling – XenApp2Horizon. Fresh from the VMware labs, this time it’s all about migrating published applications and desktops from Citrix XenApp to Horizon View. One XenApp farm is migrated to one or more Horizon View farm(s). It’s called XenApp2Horiz ...

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  • Login VSI introduced Login VUM Beta

    Login VSI introduced Login VUM Beta

    Published September 15, 2014 by -- One Comment

    At VMworld 2014 in San Francisco Login VSI announced a new product, Login VUM. Login VUM is based on Login VSI, but instead of simulating with multiple users to test the capacity of a system, it simulates just one user on a production system. A virtual user simulates a regular user on the ...

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  • Webinar: Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server

    Webinar: Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server

    Published September 12, 2014 by -- One Comment

    What is the trick to supporting growth for your Microsoft environment without breaking your budget, or causing performance problems? Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) is the Microsoft solution for enabling a flexible, scalable resilient data infrastructure supporting Windows, Hyper-V and SQL Se ...

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  • VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 available now

    VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 available now

    Published September 11, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    Last week at VMworld, VMware introduced VMware Workspace Suite, a unified platform that delivers enterprise mobility management from AirWatch, application and desktop virtualization from ...

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  • vSphere 5.5 Update 2 available now

    vSphere 5.5 Update 2 available now

    Published September 9, 2014 by -- One Comment

    A few moments ago VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 2 which has a ton of enhancements. What’s new in vSphere 5.5 Update 2 Support for hosts with 6TB of RAM – vSphere 5.5 Update 2 starts to support hosts with 6TB of RAM. VMware vShield Endpoint Thin Agent as VMware Too ...

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  • VMware Fusion 7 released

    VMware Fusion 7 released

    Published September 3, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    Just moments ago VMware has released VMware Fusion 7, their personal desktop virtualization software for the Mac. VMware Fusion 7 is optimized for the latest Macs and ready for OS X Yosemite and ...

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  • VMworld 2014 Highlights – a complete recap

    VMworld 2014 Highlights – a complete recap

    Published August 29, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    VMworld 2014 Highlights – Day 1 Live report from the VMworld 2014 General session. Today VMworld 2014 kicks off wit ...

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  • vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance
  • StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V
  • Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk
  • VMware Fling – XenApp2Horizon
  • Login VSI introduced Login VUM Beta
  • Webinar: Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server
  • VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 available now
  • vSphere 5.5 Update 2 available now
  • VMware Fusion 7 released
  • VMworld 2014 Highlights – a complete recap

vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance

vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance. Often when designing an infrastructure there is a choice to be made between the two options. Go for the easy and fast to deploy appliance or go for the scalable and flexible installation. Where with the previous version of ESX before version 5.5 the vCenter Server appliance was limited, when using the embedded database, to environments of up to 5 ESXi hosts and 50 virtual machines. Now that the maximum is raised to 100 supported ESXi hosts and 3000 supported VMs you have a new viable choice to go for the appliance with the internal [ … ]

StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V

With both VMware and Microsoft developing software based storage solutions, we started to wonder what kind of edge a product like StarWind still would have on these solutions. When we asked StarWind, they quickly replied with a couple of feature comparison documents. These documents point out some features in which StarWind still has a benefit over the products from VMware and Microsoft. StarWind compared to VMware In the document for VMware the comparison is made to VMware VSA and VMware vSAN. I left the VMware VSA comparison out of this article because it is End-of-life (EOL).  StarWind VMware vSAN Minimal # of nodes [ … ]

Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

Sifting through the marketing hype from VMware and Microsoft regarding their “server-side software-defined storage models” can be almost as challenging as understanding the underlying technical issues that software-defined storage seeks to solve. What is needed is a clear headed analysis of the storage challenges created by virtual server computing, the benefits and limitations of competing software-defined approaches to addressing them, and what alternatives exist that might provide highly available and scalable storage capacity in a business-savvy way. Live Webinar: Software-Defined Storage Architecture: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk in Microsoft/VMware Storage Strategies Tuesday, September 24, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 [ … ]

VMware Fling – XenApp2Horizon

And again a new VMware Fling – XenApp2Horizon. Fresh from the VMware labs, this time it’s all about migrating published applications and desktops from Citrix XenApp to Horizon View. One XenApp farm is migrated to one or more Horizon View farm(s). It’s called XenApp2Horizon. XenApp2Horizon helps you: Validate the View agent status on RDS hosts (from View connection server, and XenApp server). Create farms. Validate application availability on RDS hosts. Migrate application/desktop to one or multiple farms (new or existing). Migrate entitlements to new or existing applications/desktops. Combination of application entitlements are supported. Check environment. Identify incompatible features and configuration. [ … ]

Login VSI introduced Login VUM Beta

At VMworld 2014 in San Francisco Login VSI announced a new product, Login VUM. Login VUM is based on Login VSI, but instead of simulating with multiple users to test the capacity of a system, it simulates just one user on a production system. A virtual user simulates a regular user on the system, spending all day just logging in and starting apps, and timing how long it takes them to complete. When it notices a problem, for example suddenly not being able to login, or apps taking much longer than usual to start, it alerts an administrator to check [ … ]

Webinar: Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server

What is the trick to supporting growth for your Microsoft environment without breaking your budget, or causing performance problems? Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) is the Microsoft solution for enabling a flexible, scalable resilient data infrastructure supporting Windows, Hyper-V and SQL Server environments. New Microsoft Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server: SMB 3.0 and Scale-Out File Servers Tuesday, September 16, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT Featured Speaker: Greg Schulz, Founder, StorageIO Attend this webinar with Greg Schulz, Founder of Server and StorageIO to learn the Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server and how to scale with [ … ]

VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 available now

Last week at VMworld, VMware introduced VMware Workspace Suite, a unified platform that delivers enterprise mobility management from AirWatch, application and desktop virtualization from Horizon, and file sync and share with Secure Content Locker. Part of the VMware Workspace Suite is the VMware Workspace Portal. VMware Workspace Portal lets you build a self-service app store so users can access virtually any application on any device for better workspace management. Since September 9th VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 it is available for download. What’s new with Workspace Portal 2.1 This release of VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 delivers the following new [ … ]

vSphere 5.5 Update 2 available now

A few moments ago VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 2 which has a ton of enhancements. What’s new in vSphere 5.5 Update 2 Support for hosts with 6TB of RAM – vSphere 5.5 Update 2 starts to support hosts with 6TB of RAM. VMware vShield Endpoint Thin Agent as VMware Tools Guest Introspection plugin – The vShield Endpoint driver bundled with VMware Tools is now called Guest Introspection. vCenter Server database support: vCenter Server now supports the following external databases: Oracle 12c, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 vCloud Hybrid Service: The vCloud Hybrid Service [ … ]

Horizon (with View) 6.0.1 is downloadable now

Did we outscoop Eric “Scoop” Sloof from NTPro.nl? I hope we did with this: I was just browsing the VMware download site for something Horizon View related when I noticed that Horizon (with View) 6.0.1 is out. The download date on the item is 2014/09/09. VMware Horizon 6.0.1 with View is a maintenance release that resolves known issues to improve the functionality and performance of Hosted Apps and RDS desktops. In addition, this release provides the following enhancements: System tray redirection for Hosted Apps System tray redirection allows users of Hosted Apps to display, and interact with, [ … ]

VMware Fling – View Auditing Portal

Today VMware Labs released a new fling, the View Auditing Portal which is a new web portal that serves  as an extension to Horizon View Administrator. View Auditing Portal features: Show parent virtual machines of linked clone desktop pools and descendant snapshots in a tree view. The snapshots not in use by linked clone pools are marked in grey,  so that View administrator can remove the snapshots not in use. Show statistics for operation systems and versions of View clients in different types of view styles. Show virtual desktop connections by desktop pools,  and show virtual application connections by RDS (Remote Desktop [ … ]