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vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.2 (h5client) – Moving away from Client Integration Plugin (CIP)

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Today we’re pleased to announce our second full update to the h5client fling.  Once again, in case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/vsphere-html5-web-client-fling-getting-started.html Update instructions are available at the fling page (Instruction’s Read more...

Supported vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers

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Hi everyone, One question that comes up regularly is “What ciphers are supported on vCenter and ESXi?”. I’m happy to share that we have published a VMware Knowledge Base article outlining the supported ciphers! With all of the challenges around SSL/TLS the past year or two, having a solid idea of what ciphers are being Read more...

Reducing Data Center Downtime

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In Benchmark Study tests (2014), vSphere® with Operations ManagementTM users experienced 30% more uptime on tier 1 applications than users of standalone vSphere1. Extending their vSphere virtualized environment to include vSphere with Operations Management is the easiest and most direct way for data center managers to deliver high application availability with minimum downtime. Read more...

Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree

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UPDATE 8/12/2016 I’ve updated this post with an actual poster. See the PDF at the bottom of the post which can be printed at full size (24 in x 36 in). Emad and I will also have printed copies at VMworld US & EMEA. There have been several common themes recently when we’ve been talking Read more...

vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.1 – h5client Continuous Improvement

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Today we’re pleased to announce our first full update to the h5client fling.  In case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/vsphere-html5-web-client-fling-getting-started.html You can read more detailed notes about version 1.1 on the Read more...

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 – What’s New

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VMware just recently released Update 2 for vSphere 6.0. Update 2 is full of new features and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server. For a complete list of features and bug fixes make sure to review the release notes for ESXi and vCenter Server. There are few features that stood out to me in this update. Read more...

Making the Most of Your Virtualized Environment

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With basic virtualization technology, IT managers can consolidate physical resources and take a stand against rising CapEx costs. But the full potential of virtualization will remain elusive until you combine virtualization with a strong management platform. In a recent survey of IT managers, Frost & Sullivan identified a number of common data center challenges: high Read more...

Meet the New Face of Virtualization

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If you’re considering virtualization as a means to consolidate your compute resources, to lower CapEx and OpEx costs, or to simplify server and application resources, you’ve got the right idea. But did you know your virtualized data center has even more to offer? With VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™, you can realize value that extends Read more...