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Tech Marketing at Partner Exchange 2013

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Still have some empty spots in your PEX calendar? Let me recommend a few sessions being brought to you by some of our Tech Marketing team in the Cloud Infrastructure team! Arranged by presenter’s name, not priority (because CI1130 would be at the top of the list then…) Cormac Hogan TEX1138 – vSphere 5.1 New Storage Read more...
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New NFS Best Practices Whitepaper available

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A new NFS best practices white paper is now available. The paper looks at all aspects of using NFS in a vSphere environment. The paper was created with the assistance of our partners from EMC (Isilon), HDS & NetApp, and tries to find common agreement as to what are the best practices. It discusses networking Read more...
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Linked mode with SSO for SRM

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With the introduction of Single Sign On in vCenter 5.1, it poses a change in behaviour for those of you using linked mode.   This post will outline some of the considerations for why or why not to use linked mode with SSO and SRM in 5.1, and how to install SSO in multi-site mode Read more...
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VSA Licensing Explained

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There have been a number of queries recently in relation to licensing of the VSA with the 5.1 release. The VSA has a number of different licensing models depending on how it was obtained. In many cases, if you check your vSphere licenses via the vCenter License Administration view, you might observe that the VSA Read more...
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Heading to the VMware Partner Exchange this year?

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If your going to be in Las Vegas for the annual 2013 VMware Partner Exchange, why don’t you come and check out my sessions on vSphere 5.1 covering the vSphere web client and vCenter components like Single Sign-On Thursday, Feb 28, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CI1544 – vSphere Web Client – Technical Walkthrough With the release Read more...
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vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide **DRAFT** now available

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For those of you that don’t follow the security blog but do have questions on how to better secure your VMware infrastructure, on 11th of Feb 2013 we posted a draft copy of the new vSphere V5.1 Hardening Guide. There is some good discussion on what bits and pieces should be added going on over Read more...
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Using Storage Profiles with vCloud Director

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VMware vCloud Director can now take advantage of Storage Profiles. This may not be new to you any more, but if you’ve had any trouble configuring them in order to have vCloud Director consume Storage Profiles, please read on. By default, the “*(Any)” Storage Profile is created and used, but what if you want to Read more...
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vCenter Single Sign-On – Part 2: Deployment Options

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Now you understand what vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) provides, as you start to design or upgrade to your vSphere 5.1 environment, particular attention needs to be given in the planning stages around the placement and configuration of the SSO server. This will always be the first component to be installed; regardless of fresh install or Read more...
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Managing Virtual Hardware Versions During a vSphere Upgrade

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In my last blog I talked about how the extended VMware Tools support provided by VMware helps facilitate vSphere upgrades.  In this blog I want to discuss how the extended virtual hardware support also helps with upgrades and call your attention to an important distinction between the two. Like with VMware Tools, VMware provides extended Read more...