Today we have a new VMware Workstation video. In this tutorial we discuss and demonstrate how to use VMware KVM Mode with VMware Workstation 10.x.
VMware Workstation 10.x allows users to run Workstation in VMware KVM mode. This mode allows you to switch between active virtual machines using hotkeys. Virtual machines can be run in full-screen without launching the Workstation UI and manage their power state via CLI (command line interface). VMware KVM mode can be used as an alternative to run virtual machines only in full screen, allowing switching between them using a configurable hot key.
Note: VMware KVM mode is only available for Windows version of Workstation 10.x. As well, VMware Tools must be installed on the guest operating system.
Today we have a new My VMware video which discusses and demonstrates Adding and removing users in My VMware.
In this tutorial you’ll learn:
How to share folders with existing account users
How to invite new users to folders and Subscription Services, and accounts
Remove users from folders, Subscription Services, and accounts
If you see users missing from your account or there are users you do not recognize, it is likely because My VMware provides a comprehensive view of your organization’s product support and users with VMware. All users that previously had access to licenses and contracts are converted to My VMware and associated with the account that owns the licenses.
If you think a user is missing, first check all the accounts you are associated with to ensure a missing user is not located in another account. If the user is not in another account, contact your Super User as they have complete visibility into the account.
We have a new video today which will be of interest to those of you wondering how VMware’s new Virtual SAN offering operates with other VMware solutions that you may have in your environment, specifically with vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager.
We look at how you can perform a planned migration of a set of virtual machines from a traditional storage infrastructure onto your virtual SAN cluster.
Following on from our post yesterday, here is another video which discusses Super Users and Procurement Contacts in My VMware and demonstrates how to find their names and email addresses, and how to change the users who have these roles.
We got a question this morning on twitter from a customer asking for our best practices for setting up iSCSI storage and vMotion traffic on a VLAN.
The question caused a bit of a discussion here amongst our Tech Support staff and the answer it seems is too long to fit into a Tweet! Instead, here’s what you need to know if you are working on the best design for your VLANS.
iSCSI and vMotion on the same pipe (VLAN) is a big no-no unless you are using multiple teamed 1GbE uplinks or 10GbE uplinks with NIOC to avoid the two stomping on one another.
While vMotion traffic can be turned off/on/reconfigured on the fly, iSCSI traffic does not handle any changes to the underlying network (though great improvements have been made 5.1/5.5) on the fly. You will need to take a maintenance window to reconfigure how you want your VLANs to function – especially for the iSCSI network – and then (more than likely) perform a rolling reboot of all hosts. If iSCSI traffic is already VLAN’d off, you should just leave the iSCSI traffic where it is as to avoid taking down the whole environment and just move the vMotion network to a separate VLAN.
VMware recently launched the new VMWARE Secure Data Transfer portal which offers the ability to upload diagnostic information and files to VMware in a safe and secure way.
To address a Support Request, VMware Technical Support may request diagnostic information from the affected VMware products. Our video today provides a demonstration of the procedures necessary to upload diagnostic information to VMware using the Secure FTP (sftpsite.vmware.com) portal.
Uploading diagnostic information to VMware using the Secure FTP portal includes these methods:
Using your web browser and the HTML Interface
Using your web browser and the Java Applet
Using the command-line from a Linux operating system
Using third-party clients
Internet Explorer 9 and above is supported.
Other supported browsers include Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
When uploading with Internet Explorer 10/11, you may have to switch to compatibility mode.
Do not use the HTML interface to upload files larger than 2 GB.