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Monthly Archives: February 2011

How to install VMware vCenter Orchestator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director

We have a brand new video for you this morning of interest to those wishing to start using the VMware vCenter Orchestator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director.

There isn’t a KB for this video as it’s purely a howto install video.

New Articles Published for week ending 2/26/11

VMware Alive Enterprise
VMware Alive Enterprise minimum user requirements for the Hyperic Adapter (1034095)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Starting and stopping VMware Alive Enterprise services (1034903)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Adjusting VMware Alive Enterprise resource and metric limits (1033981)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Configuring Hyperic for Client Authentication in VMware Alive Enterprise (1034426)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Accessing the Alive Enterprise Application Overview widget fails (1034587)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Setting up email notification for Java Service Wrapper in Alive Enterprise (1034625)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Alive Enterprise VMware Adapter not receiving Metrics or Health Status information (1034898)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Deploying Alive Adapters on VMware Alive Enterprise 7.2 (1034902)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
VMware Alive Enterprise default Tomcat ports (1034962)
Date Published: 2/25/2011

VMware Capacity Planner
VMware Capacity Planner Enterprise or Collection Dashboard does not display data for a Project (1034417)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Allowing Capacity Planner Data Manager to collect data from Linux systems (1016316)
Date Published: 2/21/2011

VMware Data Recovery
VMware Data Recovery fails to connect to vCenter Server (1033382)
Date Published: 2/25/2011

VMware ESX
Using br0 network bridge interfaces in VMware guest operating systems (1033810)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Using PuTTY to capture serial-line logs from ESX/ESXi hosts (1033843)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
esxtop command showing high %RDY values for Virtual Machines running on NUMA enabled ESX hosts. (1026063)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESX/ESXi to vSphere 4.1 Update 1 (1034497)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Allowing vCPUs of an SMP virtual machine to share an HT-enabled core might improve performance (1034929)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
vSphere Client does not apply the updated values when you change any iSCSI login parameter (1035005)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
iSCSI target discovery with software or hardware initiators fails with the error: discovery login … rejected (1032533)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine fails to boot after guest customization (1034358)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Recomposing a VMware View desktop pool fails with the error: Cannot find a useable port in DVS N1000V The resource xxx is in use. (1021485)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Changing the virtual hardware version of a virtual machine from version 7 to version 4 (1027576)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
Cannot unmount snasphot datastores from vCenter Server or a VI Client (1031421)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Management operations fail with the error: License Expired, expired (1034772)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware ESXi
Virtual machine appears powered off after restarting the management services on the host (1033591)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
ESXi hosts configured with vNetwork Distributed Switches (vDS) are inaccessible (1032749)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
ESX/ESXi 4.0 experiences a purple diagnostic screen in a VMM world using binary translation (1034041)
Date Published: 2/23/2011

VMware Fusion
Networking fails after cloning an Ubuntu virtual machine (1032790)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Installing Windows 7 in a virtual machine fails with the error: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing (1034725)
Date Published: 2/21/2011

VMware ThinApp
WordPerfect ThinApp Capture fails with the error: Error loading Writing Tool Manager (1029707)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Unable to launch multiple instances of virtual IE in VMware ThinApp (1029773)
Date Published: 2/24/2011

VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager
After changing the IP Address of the vCenter ADM aggregator, discovery stops working (1026040)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ
CapacityIQ runs out of disk space in the root partition (1034810)
Date Published: 2/23/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
The RAW database is missing in vCenter Configuration Manager (1028017)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Installing the vCenter Configuration Manager Collector on a non-English operating system (1035034)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
How to manually increase the VMware vCenter Configuration Manager agent debug level on UNIX/Linux platforms (1027885)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
IIS error during the foundation checker in vCenter Configuration Manager (1028016)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
How to hide the Active Directory Slider in the vCM user interface (1031663)
Date Published: 2/23/2011

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
vCenter Orchestrator does not populate the Web View Inventory for the Virtual Center (1017516)
Date Published: 2/24/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server fails with the error: Failed to initialize: vim.fault.ConcurrentAccess (1033111)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
Starting the VI Client fails with the error: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘vjslib (1033387)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
vSphere client connection to vCenter server stops responding at the loading data screen (1019688)

Date Published: 2/24/2011
Storage Views tab missing in vSphere Client 4.x and Storage Monitoring plug-in fails to enable (1029816)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Event and Task enabled values in Database Retention Policy are swapped. (1030840)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Changing the vCenter Update Manager 4.1 Update 1 database password (1034605)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Removing a host from a vDS fails with errors when vmknics or vnics are connected to vDS ports (1034781)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Management operations fail with the error: Evaluation period is over (1034784)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Installing vCenter Server 4.x fails with the error: The following port numbers are invalid or already in use (1030445)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
System Account Run As option is disabled when installing vCenter Server 4.x (1030458)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Running the P2V wizard in vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.x fails when destination is vCenter Server (1034316)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Upgrading VMware Tools using Update Manager 4.x fails with the error: The operation is not supported on the object (1034495)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Using a product feature fails with the error: The current license does not support the requested feature (1034785)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
CPU usage on ESX hosts spikes to 100 % for a few minutes (1032746)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Viewing storage statistics using the Storage Views/Reports feature fails with the error: Invalid keystore format (1027106)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Generating Custom or Default SSL Certificates (1029944)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Creating a host profile from an existing host in vCenter Server fails with the error: not well-formed (invalid token) (1034327)
Date Published: 2/24/2011

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
vCenter Server Heartbeat Console log reports the warning: Error creating counter Server Work Queues\Queue Length… (1030675)
Date Published: 2/25/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Changing advanced settings in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (1032752)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware vCloud Request Manager
VMware vCloud Request Manager Certificates (1033125)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware View Manager
View sessions are logged-out before their timeout values when using PCoIP (1031783)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Assigning VMware View desktops from the command line fails with the error: Failed to obtain sid for specified user" (1031784)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Tripp-Lite USB to Serial Converter does not work with View Desktop (1028403)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Installing or upgrading the View 4.5 Security Server fails with the error: unable to pair the security server with the specified connection server (1029234)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Datastores are not visible in the VMware View Admin console (1029814)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
When using custom SSL certificates, the VMware View Manager 4.5 client fails to connect to the Connection server (1030506)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Troubleshooting PCoIP Secure Gateway (PSG) issues (1034825)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Each time a user logs into a virtual machine with View 3.1 agent, a Windows Explorer window opens in the host machine (1016253)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Guest Customization (sysprep) settings are not visible in VMware View Manager (1029705)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Duplicate printers are displayed in the VMware View desktop (1031688)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
VMware View clients stops responding on Authenticating… (1017522)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
The VMware View Manager 4.5 Admin console displays the assigned user’s SID instead of domain\username (1029723)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Changes to network share files are lost on Windows 7 after a recompose or refresh (1034555)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Running the Add-PSSnapin VMware.View.Broker PowerShell command fails after upgrading to View 4.6 (1034692)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
A security server continues to handle connection requests after being removed from the View configuration (1034694)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Local mode operations might fail when the localhost entry is not present in either the hosts file or DNS (1035087)
Date Published: 2/26/2011
If you use a nonstandard port for vCenter Server in View Administrator you cannot enable View Composer (1035091)
Date Published: 2/26/2011
View Manager cannot scan ThinApp repositories hosted on CIFS shares (1035094)
Date Published: 2/26/2011

VMware VirtualCenter
Verifying vCenter Server 2.5 jobs and stored procedures (1033588)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware View 4.6 Released

VMware View 4.6 just went out the door and we think customers will be happy with this release because it delivers more than 160 bug fixes.  In addition, the following new enhancements / Features are included:

  • PCoIP Security Server
  • USB device compatibility enhancements
  • Enhance keyboard mapping
  • New and improved timeout settings for SSO users
  • Important bug fixes that continue to improve the performance and robustness of the product
  • Support for Win 7 SP1 RC (experimental)

Major New Feature >> PCoIP Secure Gateway (PSG)

Security servers now include a PCoIP Secure Gateway component. The PCoIP Secure Gateway connection offers the following advantages:

  • The only remote desktop traffic that can enter the corporate data center is traffic on behalf of a strongly authenticated user.
  • Users can access only the desktop resources that they are authorized to access.
  • No VPN is required, as long as PCoIP is not blocked by any networking component.
  • Security servers with PCoIP support run on Windows Server 2008 R2 and take full advantage of the 64-bit architecture.

Download Link: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_view/4_6

Release notes – preview link: http://www.vmware.com/support/view46/doc/view-46-release-notes.html

Release Documentation: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/view_pubs.html

 

VMware View delivers personalized virtual desktops as a managed service from a virtualization platform built to deliver the entire desktop, including the operating system, applications and data.

New Articles Published for week ending 2/19/11

FAQs about changes to filing a support request (1034261)
Date Published: 2/17/2011

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware
Unable to download restricted RPMs for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware from Novell (1034680)
Date Published: 2/17/2011

VMware Alive Enterprise
VMware Alive Enterprise minimum user requirements for the SCOM adapter (1033954)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
Manually generating Dynamic Thresholds in VMware Alive Enterprise (1034586)
Date Published: 2/17/2011
Disabling Analytics Plugins for Proof of Concept environments in VMware Alive 7.2 (1034588)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
Configuring Hyperic for client authentication in VMware Alive Enterprise (1034590)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
VMware Alive Enterprise services fail to start with wrapper log errors (1034624)
Date Published: 2/16/2011
Adding database indices to all deployments in VMware Alive Enterprise (1034463)
Date Published: 2/17/2011

VMware ESX
A virtual machine fails to power on with the error: Thin/TBZ disks cannot be opened in multiwriter mode. VMware ESX cannot open the virtual disk for clustering. (1033570)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
Upgrading to ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1 using VMware Update Manager fails with the error: The uploaded upgrade package is not a valid upgrade package (1034496)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
Resizing a virtual disk containing a swap file results in the blue screen error: 0x0000007A KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (1034507)
Date Published: 2/14/2011
VMware Tools fails to configure after upgrading on a Linux based guest operating system (1034560)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
Impact of virtual machine memory and CPU resource limits (1033115)
Date Published: 2/14/2011
The esxcfg-boot.log file reports the warning: Malformed Input Detected; Ignoring (1034297)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

VMware ESXi
Using Fit Guest Now on the Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 guest operating system fails with the error: RMI Error Vmomi.VirtualMachine.SetScreenResolution (1034429)
Date Published: 2/17/2011
Network redundancy lost alarm is triggered across a chassis when any of the blade reboots (1034542)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion reports the error: serial0: The socket address name for the Virtual printer daemon is too long (1033073)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

VMware Service Manager
Can we share dashboards and monitors in VMware Service Manager? (232293)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
Incoming emails using MAPI has stopped working after applying a Rolling Patch in VMware Service Manager (10000427)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
Can additional parameters and filters be added to the VMware Service Manager Monitor Wizard? (221060)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
Red error text displays on top of the VMware Service Manager Server Console Config Item (CI) screen (250013)
Date Published: 2/15/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
vCenter Configuration Manager collection attempts produce no result (1033799)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
Purging a machine from the database and collector (1024916)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

VMware vCenter Converter
vCenter Converter fails to import machine at 1% (1034292)
Date Published: 2/15/2011

VMware vCenter Lab Manager
Importing a virtual machine from vCenter Server to Lab Manager fails with the error: Invalid MAC address (1017365)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

VMware vCenter Server
Customizing a Windows 7 32bit operating system fails with the error: Windows could not finish configuring the system (1034618)
Date Published: 2/17/2011
Using a product feature fails with the error: Feature is not licensed with this edition (1034773)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
Configuration Issues HA agent on <host name> in cluster <cluster name> in <datacenter name> has an error : Time-out while communicating (1023902)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
How does vCenter Server determine which host to use when browsing a datastore? (1034573)
Date Published: 2/16/2011
Importing an Oracle database dump file (1034683)
Date Published: 2/17/2011
LDAP test authentication fails (1034302)
Date Published: 2/17/2011
Scheduled Tasks are incorrect after Daylight Saving Time (1034554)
Date Published: 2/16/2011
The vpxd process consumes 100% CPU (1034309)
Date Published: 2/17/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Unable to import the offline bundle into VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1 (1027414)
Date Published: 2/18/2011
Using an Upgrade Baseline to upgrade to ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1 fails with the error: Cannot verify checksum for imported upgrade file (1034462)
Date Published: 2/14/2011

VMware vCloud Director
About VMware vCloud Usage Meter (1034678)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

VMware View Manager
Upgrading to VMware View 4.5, View Composer 2.5, and View Connection Server 4.5 (1029238)
Date Published: 2/14/2011
Bad domain name error when adding a QuickPrep user in VMware View 4.5 (1034277)
Date Published: 2/15/2011
Using a Windows Vista virtual machine with a system disk configured as an IDE disk causes problems in View linked-clone desktops. (1034577)
Date Published: 2/15/2011

VMware Workstation
When powering on a guest on a Linux host, Workstation shows message: 3D graphics acceleration will be disabled (1034096)
Date Published: 2/18/2011

Scheduled Maintenance Feb 18,19

VMware will be performing a system upgrade to several VMware web applications beginning at 7pm Pacific Time on February 18, 2011, and ending at 3:30am Pacific Time on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

If you need to file a support request while the upgrade is in progress, call VMware Technical Support for assistance.

We appreciate your patience during this maintenance period. These system upgrades are part of our commitment to continued service improvements and will help VMware better serve your needs.

VMware Fusion Licensing and Upgrades

Ganesh Shetty today highlights some important things to know when upgrading your VMware Fusion license to a newer version.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when licensing your copy of VMware Fusion. 

  1. VMware Fusion 3.x works with a 25 character license key.
  2. VMware Fusion 1.x/2.x works with 20 character license keys.
  3. License keys for VMware Fusion 1.x can be used with VMware Fusion 2.x and vice versa. However, license keys for VMware Fusion 1.x/2.x will not work with VMware Fusion 3.x.

Additionally, if you plan to upgrade from Fusion 1.x/2.x to Fusion 3.x, it will be a paid upgrade.  It is recommended that you purchase the upgraded license key first and then upgrade the binaries.  Please visit our online store to purchase an upgrade from VMware Fusion 1.x/2.x to VMware Fusion 3.x. 

For more information on how to license VMware Fusion please see: Licensing VMware Fusion 3.x (1015444)

Evaluating VMware Workstation and Fusion

Ganesh Shetty brings us another great tip today for those wishing to evaluate our consumer desktop products.

Downloading and evaluating VMware Workstation and Fusion can be more difficult than it sounds. From time to time we hear about customer frustration with the process. Fortunately, we can show you how it’s done in 3 simple steps!

Evaluating VMware Workstation and Fusion is pretty much the same so I’ll be using the example of VMware Fusion here.

1. Go to https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=vmware-fusion31&lp=1 to evaluate Fusion and https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=vmware-workstation&lp=1 to evaluate Workstation.

2. Enter your Login Credentials.

Note: Please ensure that you have created a VMware Account prior to logging in. If you need assistance in creating an account, you can refer the VMware Knowledge Base Article Creating and updating a VMware Account (1021642)

3. Complete the VMware Fusion/Workstation Evaluation Registration Form and Click Register

And Voila! Not only do you get access to the license keys and the download binaries but also a Getting Started guide.

 

 

vCenter Lab Manager Product Update

We want to provide you with an important update about the vCenter Lab Manager product.  As customers continue to expand the use of virtualization both inside the datacenter and outside the firewall, we are focusing on delivering infrastructure solutions that can support these expanded scalability and security requirements.  As a result of this focus, we have decided to discontinue additional major releases of vCenter Lab Manager.  Lab Manager 4 will continue to be supported in line with our General Support Policy through May 1st, 2013.

As VMware continues to invest in our customers' journey to cloud computing, we are focusing on delivering secure multi-tenant enterprise hybrid clouds with VMware vCloud Director.  vCloud Director is a new software solution that provides the scalability and security necessary to deliver catalog-based self-service provisioning across different workload types, across multiple enterprise tenants, and across both private and public deployment models. 

As a customer of Lab Manager, we would like to offer you a special opportunity to leverage the scale and security of vCloud Director.  Customers who are active on SnS may exchange their existing licenses of Lab Manager to licenses of vCloud Director at no additional cost.  This exchange program is entirely optional and may be exercised anytime during Lab Manager’s General Support period.  This provides you the freedom and flexibility to decide whether and when to implement a secure enterprise hybrid cloud.

For more information about this product update, visit http://www.vmware.com/go/labmanager-update

New Articles Published for Week Ending 2/12/11

VMware Capacity Planner
VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager 2.8 randomly displays the message: ERROR: An unexpected error occurred! (1034334)
Date Published: 2/10/2011

VMware ESX
Unable to join ESX/ESXi 4.1 hosts to the vCenter Server 4.1 inventory when using the Juniper SRX-650 firewall (1032650) Date Published: 2/8/2011
Converting a Linux operating system fails with the error: Unable to create virtual machine (1023173)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Installing a Windows virtual machine fails with the error: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing (1032711)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
USB devices do not reconnect to the target virtual machines after vMotion on ESX 4.1 hosts (1032885)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
esxcfg-scsidevs –a command does not locate HBA cards that support adp94xx and aic79xx drivers (1032909)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Using IBM DB2 – 9.7.2 database with vCenter Server 4.1 Update 1 (1033201)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware ESXi
The vSphere Client reports a 404 error when connecting directly to an ESX/ESXi host (1032649)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Support of Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) on ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (1033811)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
vCenter Converter converting a Linux operating system does not maintain LVMs on the resulting virtual machine (1019398)
Date Published: 2/10/2011
ESX loses network connectivity with Emulex BladeEngine 10Gb Ethernet Controller be2net driver loaded (1033314)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
QueryChangedDiskAreas API with changeId set to "*" throws FileFault error (1033816)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
VixVM_LoginInGuest failure: Authentication failure or insufficient permissions in guest operating system (1033989)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Unable to mount IPSTOR Timemark LUNs on ESX or ESXi 4.x (1034290)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

VMware Fusion
Installing Mac OS X Server on a virtual machine fails with the error: Mac OS X can’t be installed on this computer (1032864)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
The Mac OS X Server guest virtual machine fails to boot after installing the Mac OS X Server 10.6.5 update (1032867)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Troubleshooting guest applications that do not recognize a connected CD/DVD drive (1033066)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Mounting a Fusion virtual disk fails with the error: VMware Fuse Daemon failed to start (1032874)
Date Published: 2/7/2011

VMware Service Manager
Deleting data from the VMware Service Manager IN_LDAP_SCAN table (1033971)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Duplicate emails are sent or incoming emails are logged multiple times in VMware Service Manager 9 (1034166)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

VMware ThinApp
Applications captured with ThinApp that include a VBS script fail to run on Windows 7 with UAC enabled (1034319)
Date Published: 2/10/2011

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ
CapacityIQ connection with vCenter Server fails because of UnknownException or SAXParseException errors from vCenter Server (1033957)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

VMware vCenter Chargeback
Purging duplicate samples before upgrading to VMware vCenter Chargeback 1.6 (1032952)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware vCenter Converter
How to manage SSL certificates for VMware vCenter Converter and VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (1034180)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter 4.1 running with SQL Server causes tempdb to grow excessively (1033925)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
VMware VirtualCenter Server service fails to start with the error: vpxd logs show ODBC error: (08001) – [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]TCP Provider: Timeout error [258]. (1025664)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Forcibly remove CapacityIQ plug-in from vCenter (1034064)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Upgrading vCenter Server 2.5 to vCenter Server 4.0 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 or 6.3 Update 1 Installed (1034029)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Upgrading and applying Service Packs to SQL Server protected by vCenter Server Heartbeat when the vCenter Server database is remote from the vCenter Server (1034077)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Installing and protecting View Composer 1.1, 2.0, or 2.5 after vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 is installed (1034079)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to a later update or to vCenter Server 4.1 with a local SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 installed (1034131)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to a later update or to vCenter Server 4.1 with a local SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 2 or earlier installed (1034160)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 2 or earlier installed (1034161)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.1 with a remote SQL database with vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 2 or earlier installed (1034162)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Disabling SSL when vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 Update 1 is installed (1034028)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 2.5 to a later update or to vCenter Server 4.0 when protected by vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 or later protecting vCenter Server and SQL Server database (1034030)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Uninstalling vCenter Server Heartbeat Plug-ins (1034078)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Adding and removing server groups to the vCenter Server Heartbeat conso
le with vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 and later (1034091)

Date Published: 2/11/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 installed (1034156)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server 4.0 to vCenter Server 4.1 with a remote SQL database and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 installed (1034159)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware vCloud Director
Using the Cell Management Tool to Shut Down a vCloud Director Cell (1033575)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware vCloud Request Manager
VMware vCloud Request Manager user management and identities (1033949)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware View Manager
Connecting to View desktops using RDP protocol fails with the error code 2825 (1034158)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
Unable to connect from the Windows 7 Client to the View Connection Server after installing the patch in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2482017 (1034262)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
View Admin page cannot be accessed in Mozilla Firefox using the keyboard (1034317)
Date Published: 2/10/2011
The Windows Magnifier Accessibility applet does not work with PCoIP connections to the View Client (1034320)
Date Published: 2/11/2011
Keyboard in VMware View Manager does not respond when using the PCOIP protocol (1024586)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Modifying desktop or pool settings in VMware View Manager fails with an Internal Error (1025728)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Unable to use Oracle 11g Release 2 database with VMware View Composer (1031964)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Changing the default session timeout value for the VMware View Connection server (1034033)
Date Published: 2/8/2011
You see error messages after Storage OverCommit is set to Aggressive (1034115)
Date Published: 2/9/2011
Provisioning of a linked clone pool fails with the error: View Composer Fault: Invalid input parameter ReplicationDatastoreMoId for desktop provisioning. Reason: ValidationFailure (1034259)
Date Published: 2/10/2011
Delays in opening videos for non-admin users when MMR is enabled in a PCoIP session to a Windows XP View desktop (1034330)
Date Published: 2/11/2011

VMware VirtualCenter
Collecting the diagnostic log from vCenter Server fails with error: Unable to read data from the transport connection (1032561)
Date Published: 2/8/2011

VMware Workstation
Using a network adapter only with the VMware Workstation guest virtual machine (1020359)
Date Published: 2/7/2011
Network connectivity problems occur on Windows XP guests using bridged networking on certain combinations of network drivers and hardware (1025978)
Date Published: 2/9/2011

Our Top 5 KBTV Videos. Are You Tuning In?

If you follow this blog, you know about the great KB content that we highlight, and the supports alerts we send out. Do you know about our sister blog VMware KB TV? KBTV is made up of how-to videos, whitebaord explanations of product architectures, and more. We blog about every YouTube we produce there, so subscribing is a good way to be notified of new content. You'll find the videos are rich with technical content — no fluff or marketing here!

As a sampler, check out these 5 videos that we are currently getting the most traffic on:

  1. How to upgrade to VMware ESX 4.1 and ESXi 4.1 using VMware Update Manager
  2. How to install Windows XP as a guest operating system in VMware products
  3. How to change the IP address, hostname, and gateway of the Service Console in VMware ESX
  4. Licensing VMware ESX, ESXi, vCenter Server
  5. How to setup basic software iSCSI for VMware vSphere