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Come see us at VMworld!

Once again this year, the folks behind Knowledge Experience are coming to VMworld to showcase all the new things we’ve been up to since last year. I am sure you are asking why it is called Knowledge Experience – we have a new mission and vision and that is to provide contextual content to the customer to ensure they can solve their issue before they need to create a service request – we are looking for your insights and feedback on how you would like to see this.

Some of you will remember the great vSphere networking posters we were handing out last year. We’re happy to announce we have another one – this time for VMware View. All the interconnecting ports/protocols… these look great on the wall! To get yours, come say hello to Rick Blythe at the VMware Communities Info Desk in the Hang Space during these times:

  • Monday: 11am – 2pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 2pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm – 4pm

That’s not all — in the Solutions Exchange Sharon, Robyn, and Rick have two demos for you:

  1. New My VMware Web Portal prototype
  2. New My VMware iPhone App prototype

We’re really pumped to hear what you have to say about how we can provide you more contextual content to help you solve problems before creating a support request and therefore reducing your time and effort so that you can get back to your day jobs – We’ll be right next to the My VMware pod.  Our pod is titled:

Using Knowledge to Get Answers Quickly

  • Leverage online self-help support
  • Prevent or resolve problems quickly
  • Provide input to new concierge model

We hope you drop by; we’d love to hear what you think!

See you there!

Three new vSphere 5.5 videos up on YouTube

Here are three new videos uploaded to YouTube for the vSphere Web Client 5.5 release. These are produced by our Technical Publications Team. Their YouTube channel is well worth subscribing to.

5 Quick Tips for the vSphere Web Client

Senior Member of Technical Staff Melina McLarty presents some quick tips and tricks for being more productive with the vSphere Web Client.

Enhanced LACP Support in vSphere Distributed Switches

Principal Engineer Ravi Soundararajan explains the concepts behind the Enhanced LACP support in vSphere Distributed Switch 5.5.

Configuring LACP Support in vSphere 5 5

Principal Engineer Ravi Soundararajan walks you through the process of creating and configuring a Link Aggregation Group on vSphere Distributed Switch 5.5 to forward traffic through an LACP port channel on the physical switch.

VMware Technology Preview 2013 – Setting an expiration date for a virtual machine

Last week we provided you with a video demonstrating how to download and install the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013.

Continuing on with our look at the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013, in this short video we demonstrate how to set an expiration date for a virtual machine.

Enough chat, let’s get straight to the video!

Downloading and installing the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013 on a Windows-based system

For the adventurous minded, those of you eager to see the latest features we’re adding to products, the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013 is now available for download.

We’ve put together the following video tutorial which demonstrates downloading and installing the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013 on a Windows-based system.

In this video you will see where and how you can download the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013 installer and also some step by step instructions showing how to perform the installation.

The VMware Workstation team is providing public access to the VMware Workstation Technology Preview to gather feedback from users on a wide range of hardware and software configurations. It includes changes to the core virtualization engine and new capabilities we are exploring in the following areas:

  • Creating and running Virtual Machines using the latest operating systems – Window 8.1, Ubuntu 13.04, Fedora 18 etc.
  • Pushing the limits of the latest virtual hardware with 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, new virtual SATA drives, latest USB improvements and more…
  • Setting expiration date and time, server synchronization frequencies and lease periods on Restricted Virtual Machines
  • Ensuring that the virtual GPS, accelerometer, inclinometer, compass, gyrometer, and ambient light sensor work as expected
  • Converting physical machines to virtual machines
  • The new VMware-KVM interface
  • Graphics performance, application performance, virtual machine performance and multi-monitor support
  • General stability, application compatibility and usability
  • The new VMware Workstation 30-day evaluation mechanism