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Top 5 Planet V12N Posts – Jan 14th 2013

Hello readers! The past few months have been hectic and I have not be able to post these in awhile. Well we are back and going to be here each week to bring you 5 great picks from our Blog feed. The best thing for me is reading all this great content each week, the tough part is only narrowing it down to 5 posts. So, if you are on Twitter be sure to follow PlanetV12N.

Jason Nash’s Blog by Jason Nash – New TrainSignal Course: vCenter Operations Manager Implementation

Who doesn’t like training? Here Jason talks about the new course offered by TrainSignal on vCenter Operations Manager. Also providing an embedded sample video in the post.

That time again!  I’m proud once more to announce a new course from TrainSignal.  This time it’s on vCenter Operations Manager, a product that I love and think is very useful to most vSphere admins out there.  We’ve had a huge amount of interest in vCOPs from our customers but there hasn’t been much training available out there, especially for the more advanced features.

Read the full article here

ESXVirtualization Mag by  Vladan SEGET- How-to reset root password in VDP – VMware vSphere Data Protection

Vladan talks about the steps required to reset the VDP root password. This is valuable as you maybe entering a shop utilizing this but old IT staff didn’t document the initial password change, or you simply forgot what you set the password to.

In this how-to you’ll see How-to reset root password in VDP (vSphere Data Protection). VDP is bundled with vSphere Essentials Plus, so If you’re on this package, you have the possibility to use it and backup your VMs.

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vmware admins by Eric Sarakaitis – Installing and Configuring VMware Horizon Connector

In this post Eric guides you through the installation of Horizon Connector.

Much like the VMware Horizon Application Manager (installation of the VMware Horizon Application Manager appliance is documented here), the VMware Horizon Connector is an appliance provided by VMware.

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frankdenneman by Frank Denneman – Adding new disk to an existing virtual machine in a Storage DRS Datastore Cluster

Here Frank talks about adding another disk to the Storage DRS Datastore Cluster and the behavior and affects of doing so.

Recently I had some discussions where I needed to clarify the behavior of Storage DRS when the user adds a new disk to a virtual machine that is already running in the datastore cluster. Especially what will happen if the datastore cluster is near its capacity?

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TECHHEAD by Simon Seagrave – What is the VMware Horizon Workspace App?

Simon talks about the app he discovered Horizon Workspace  and it’s release.

Whilst browsing through the Apple AppStore with my iPad I noticed that VMware have released the Horizon Workspace App, which is available for free download on both the iPhone and iPad.  The Horizon Workspace App is part of the VMware Horizon Suite and for those of you not familiar with VMware’s Horizon Suite, it brings together the areas of applicationsdataand virtual desktop access into a single integrated end user computing (EUC) offering. It provide users with a one-stop-shop to access Windows, Android, iOS, web and SaaS applications, along with their files & access to their virtual desktop all from a single workspace on their work or personal device.  By using the VMware Horizon Workspace application users will have the ability to use their own devices with self-service access to applications, virtual desktop and data on a range of popular devices such as the iPhone, Andriod based phones and tablets such as Apple’s iPad.

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That is all for this week. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to write something yourself!