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Top 5 Planet V12N Posts – Jan 28th 2013

Hello readers! This week we have a great selection of posts from a sneak peak, how-to install,to mention a couple. You will not be disappointed. Maybe it will inspire you to write something and get it shared here. If you are on Twitter be sure to follow PlanetV12N.

myvirtualcloud.net by Andre Leibovici -VMware View Pool Manager (Sneak Peek)

Andre is giving us a nice sneak peak on VMware View Pool Manager.

One of the biggest challenges VMware View administrators face in large deployments is desktop pool maintenance. Commonly each desktop pool has Active Directory security groups with the number of users a given desktop pool will support.

Read the full article here

DEFINIT by Sam McGeown – Installing the VMware Support Assistant

Sam gives an excellent how-to installation guide for the new Support Assistant.

So VMware’s Support Assistant is pretty awesome and it’s free! I thought I’d do a quick run through of the installation and set up for anyone who was interested, it’s fairly straightforward and if you raise a lot of calls or have multiple calls on the go it’s a time saver!

Read full article here

Viktorious.nl by Viktorious – Some pitfalls when installing vCenter SSO using a custom DB

Here Viktorious talks about vCenter SSO and some of the troubles.

When installing vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) you have three options:

  • Install SSO as part of the VMware vCenter Simple Install option – In this case vCenter SSO, the vCenter Webservices and vCenter Server will be installed by one single wizard using default settings;
  • Install SSO as a separate product, using the included SQL Server Express database;
  • Install SSO as a separate product, using an existing database server (Oracle, MS SQL or DB2).

Read full Article here

Virtualization Review by Elias Khnaser Cloud Orchestration: What It Is, Why You Need It

Elias leads a great discussion about what Cloud Orchestration is and exactly why to use it..

The cloud is going to arrive in bits and pieces, not in a large uprooting of environments. When I try to explain that to some customers, they automatically change the conversation because they are not interested in cloud. Some of them view the cloud as a threat or they simply don’t understand it.

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Jume by Bouke Groenescheij uMU, my Raspberry Pi vSphere monitor

Bouke discusses one of the hottest products out today and how he used it with vSphere.

Yesterday I tweeted a picture showing off my Raspberry Pi with bi coloured LEDs (Red and Green). I’ve always wanted something to put on my desk, with LEDs, checking vCenters and/or ESX(i) hosts. After experimenting with the Arduino, I knew this system would be a stand alone application (requiring something like an external VM, doing the checks, sending the Arduino the status). I wanted a standalone device, as small like the Arduino, capable of checks against vCenter. As you all know, the Raspberry Pi is suitable for that task.

Read full article here

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

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #181 – Cloud Foundry World Tour

John Troyer, @jtroyer
Alex Maier, @vmwarecommunity

Dave McCrory, VMware @mccrory

Link to Audio Recording
Cloud Foundry World Tour

Virtualization News (VMTN Blog)
TechTarget – Top 10 cloud computing leaders in 2012
VMware Announces Spring 3.1 Release Compatibility, Open Source Framework More Popular than Ever

Average monthly Spring downloads via Maven Central have grown 40% year to date and all community participation metrics for Spring are at the highest levels ever recorded.

SpringOne On the Road –  learn about the newest innovations for the framework.
VMware Forum 2012 – hands-on labs and network with more than 1,000 local colleagues and our top partners who’ll be sharing best practice advice
Weekly VROOM virtualization performance show – This week’s episode will focus on NFS.
Friday April 6 – VROOM virtualization performance show will focus on vMotion
vExpert applications have closed, the judging of the applicants is currently ongoing. Final results announced April 15th.

Sign up and register for the vScience, The Science of Virtualization, Workshop in Austin, TX July 23rd-25th, 2012.

vScience, LLC provides workshops and conferences on the science of virtualization and cloud technologies.  With classroom-style, technical hands-on training, taught by highly respected industry experts that facilitate deep-dive technical sessions, vScience fills the virtualization training gap currently not being addressed by other venues.

Dave McCrory Blog

Cloud Foundry Open Tour - A Developer Day for enterprise developers to learn about Open Source Platform-as-a-Service in the cloud. Cloud Foundry allows developers to deploy and scale applications in seconds without worrying about the infrastructure. Whether you are building enterprise Java applications, Ruby-based social media sites or mobile backend systems using Node.js, this special Developer Day is the fastest way to move to the cloud.

Close to 1000 people attended the Beijing Cloud Foundry Open Tour – WOW

Cloud Foundry – Open source cloud computing platform as a service (PaaS)

Deployment Portability – Example – you can write an app on Appfog, and then move it, redeploy it to Cloud Foundry or Stackato (without changing any code) and it will just work!

Micro Cloud Foundry – Now you can run a complete instance of Cloud Foundry on your own computer. 

Cloud Foundry Article on vSamurai.com – Christopher Wells, @wygtya

Mark Lucovsky – Wired article 

Cloud Foundry.com (Service) you can sign-up and use vs Cloud Foundry.org (open source project) build community around the project , code contributions  - main idea is to separate the running the code as a service vs code itself

Cloud Foundry Welcomes .NET Framework Community Contributions

Additional Links

Cloud Foundry on Twitter – @cloudfoundry

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #176 – Chris Wolf: Trends in Private Cloud and Virtual Desktops

John Troyer
Alex Maier

Chris Wolf, Gartner – @cswolf, Blog

Link to Audio Recording
Chris Wolf: Trends in Private Cloud and Virtual Desktops

Virtualization News (From the VMTN Blog)
VMware Partner Exchange 2012 was hugh success, 4300+ strong on attendance
Three new solution competencies: Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA, available today), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS, available today), Management (available later in Q1)

  • New specialization for the SMB vertical
  • Lucrative advantage+ and Solution Rewards optimizations
  • Launch of the VMware Solution Exchange
  • New Consulting and Integration Partner Program (CIPP)

vCloud Director Client for iPad now available!
vExpert 2012 applications now open

…. Year of the Virtual Desktop Again, as was, 2011, 2012…2013

Gartner Numbers – VDI has 2% penetration currently, 8-13% by the end of 2014

Storage still a work in progress for VDI  - costs more than it should for VDI deployment

Personalization and layering tehnology is starting to mature

The cost if end point client is coming down – e.g. Wyse ships ARM based client 

Cost savings in OPEX 10-15% range – VDI

Vertical adoption for VDI – Healthcare, Financial, Public sector, Higher Education

Microsoft Licensing for VDI –  Still a challenge

Connect users to applications and Data

Apps – Life-cycle management is important – Company App Store (end vision)

VDI Security – become transparent to the end user

Private Cloud – self service is important, IT central broker for services

Private Cloud attributes – automation & rapid deployment also important

2012 outlook – Performance Management software (vCOps) is starting to pick up with customers, Capacity Management

Chris Wolf - Hybrid Cloud Mobility: Converting the VM is the Easy Part

Additional Links

VMworld 2011: TECH PREVIEW – Introducing Projects AppBlast and Octopus – Delivering Universal Cloud Access