Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

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By Petr McAllister As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity? For the first time, VMware has Read more...

VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 – What’s New

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By Dale Carter Earlier this month VMware released a new version of User Environment Manager that brings some new and exciting features, not only to User Environment Manager, but also to the Horizon Suite. To learn about the new features in Horizon 7 you can see my blog here. Here, I would like to highlight Read more...

VMware Horizon 7 New Features

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By Dale Carter With the release of VMware Horizon 7, I thought I would highlight some of the new features that have been added with this release. Blast Extreme Protocol With the update to Blast Extreme, VMware has upgraded the Blast Extreme protocol to the same level as PCoIP and RDP. Now you will be Read more...

3 Reasons VMware Horizon 7 Will Make You Smile

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By Michael Bradley The June 2014 release of VMware Horizon® 6 brought with it a long list of exciting new features. Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA), RDS hosted desktop and applications, and integration with VMware vSAN were just a few of the headlines that sent desktop administrators rushing to upgrade. Although the new features marked huge Read more...

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

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By Michael Francis Disclaimer: This blog is not a technical deep dive on Hybrid Cloud Manager; it talks to the components of the product and the design decisions around the product. It assumes the reader has knowledge of the product and its architecture. Recently, I have been involved with the design and deployment of Hybrid Read more...

Configuring NSX SSL VPN-Plus

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By Spas Kaloferov One of the worst things you can do is to buy a great product like VMware NSX Manager and not use its vast number of functionalities. If you are one of those people and want to “do better” then this article is for you. Will take a look how to configure SSL Read more...

Planning a DRP Solution for VMware Mirage Infrastructure

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By Eric Monjoin When I first heard about VMware Mirage in 2012—when Wanova was acquired by VMware and Mirage was integrated into our portfolio—it was seen more as a backup solution for desktops, or a tool for migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. And, with an extension, it was possible to easily migrate a Read more...

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 2)

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By Jonathan McDonald This is the second part of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. For Part 1 see: http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2016/01/virtual-san-stretch-clusters-real-world-design-practices-part-1.html . As I mentioned at the beginning of the last blog, I want to start off by saying that all of the details here are based Read more...