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Month: April 2012

Free Training: Learn vCenter Operations Manager v5 in just 2.5 hours!

Free Training: Learn vCenter Operations Manager v5 in just 2.5 hours!

VMware just announced a FREE online training course called “VMware vCenter Operations Manager Fundamentals [V5.X]“. This course is a self-paced course which lasts 2.5 hours and it’s available through myLearn training. This e-learning course covers how to install and configure vCenter Operations Manager as well as how to use its many robust features. Objectives After completing this course, you should be able to: Diagram the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp Architecture. Describe the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp resource requirements…

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Fling update: vBenchmark 1.0.2 released

Fling update: vBenchmark 1.0.2 released

VMware released a small update for their vBenchmark fling, now bringing the version number to 1.0.2. What’s new? Fixed bugs that prevented some customers from deploying vBenchmark appliance with vCloud Director and vCenter Server 4.0 Fixed a bug that caused network settings not to persist after the reboot You can change the network configuration of the VM via the web interface, please point your browser to https://ip.address:5480 Updated VMware Tools vBenchmark was first released on 25/02/2012. More information about this…

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RVTools 3.3 released

RVTools 3.3 released

What is RVTools? RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, ESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.0, ESX Server 4.0, VirtualCenter 4.1, ESX Server 4.1, VirtualCenter 5.0, VirtualCenter Appliance or ESX Server 5. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics,…

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1 June 2012: FREE VMware User Group “The Blogger Edition” in Belgium

1 June 2012: FREE VMware User Group “The Blogger Edition” in Belgium

VMUG Belgium posted the agenda for their upcoming event and it looks amazing. This time the event is called “The Blogger Edition” and the main reason is because (almost) everyone who is coming has a famous blog. The agenda of this meeting: 8:15 – 9:00 Registrations 9:00 – 9:05 Welcome Erik Schils (VMUG Leader Belgium) 9:05 – 9:40 “VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat” – Gert Van Gorp 9:40 – 10:20 RAID types and alignment impact on VMware workloads – Erik Zandboer…

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vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide – public draft out now!

vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide – public draft out now!

It’s finally released: The vSphere 5.0 hardening guide, even tho it’s a draft version (final version somewhere around May). With the new release the document changed into a spreadsheet with easy sorting and filtering options. This is in my opinion a great improvement! The document is available on the VMware Communities. This is the public draft of the vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide. It is being posted to this Community in order to provide early access to interested parties, and…

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