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Leap second adjustment on 30th of June

By: Rick Blythe | Date: June 18, 2015 | Categories: System Management, VMware

The world’s next leap second adjustment is scheduled for 30th of June 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC and system administrators need to be aware that this may cause issues on NTP synchronized devices and operating systems. Older Linux kernels are known to be affected by leap second. VMware has already issued the following articles on the […]

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Top 20 vCloud Air support KBs

By: Rick Blythe | Date: June 1, 2015 | Categories: VMware

Here are the top issues that users of VMware vCloud Air run into. It is ranked by the number of times their support engineers solve a customer issue with them. vCloud® Air is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, […]

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Here are the Top VMware Fusion & Workstation KBs

By: Rick Blythe | Date: May 28, 2015 | Categories: Fusion, Knowledge Base, VMware, Workstation

Here are the top issues that users of VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation run into. It is ranked by the number of times their support engineers solve a customer issue with them. VMware Fusion 7.0 sales, licensing and compatibility FAQs Downloading and Installing VMware Fusion Troubleshooting Fusion virtual machine performance issues Installing Windows in a […]

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vSphere Certificate Manager Utility

By: Rick Blythe | Date: April 10, 2015 | Categories: vSphere

We’d like to inform every one of some excellent documentation and videos that were recently put together by some smart folks over at VMware. The following links provide details around the new vSphere Certificate Manager Utility, which is a huge step forward in terms of certificate management, as well as knowledge base articles (with embedded […]

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My VMware changes coming March 7th

By: Rick Blythe | Date: March 4, 2015 | Categories: VMware

I have some news from VMware you might not have seen or heard about: “… are excited to announce some key enhancements to My VMware are coming on March 7th. Improved Interface: My VMware is about to look better than ever! The new login screen and home page will feature a more intuitive layout and […]

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Fusion 7 now available

By: Rick Blythe | Date: September 3, 2014 | Categories: Fusion

Fusion 7 is live and available for download and purchase. Store Page: store.vmware.com/ Support Page: www.vmware.com/support/fusion/ Documentation and release notes: www.vmware.com/support/pubs/fusion_pubs.html Downloads: my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_fusion/7_0

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VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 Now Generally Available

By: Rick Blythe | Date: June 11, 2014 | Categories: System Management, VMware

vCenter Log Insight 2.0 became generally availability on June 10, 2014.  Log Insight is VMware’s automated log management and analytics product for the mobile-cloud era. This new release introduces machine-learning technology in conjunction with significantly improved query and data collection performance that will help customers speed problem resolution and further automate IT operations.

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VMware product updates address OpenSSL security vulnerabilities

By: Rick Blythe | Date: April 15, 2014 | Categories: VMware

Throughout the week of April 14, VMware will be releasing product updates that address the openssl Heartbleed issue. This advisory will be updated for each product release. VMware expects to have updated products and patches for all affected products in VMware Knowledge Article Base article 2076225 by April 19th. VMware Contact info: E-mail list for […]

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Upgrading to vSphere 5.5 – need to know KBs

By: Rick Blythe | Date: March 3, 2014 | Categories: ESXi, Knowledge Base, vCenter, VMware, vSphere

Many of you have now kicked the tires with vSphere 5.5 in your home labs or on some servers at work. It’s not until you need to roll out the upgrades to your production environments that you begin to sweat. So, for those of you installing or upgrading your ESXi, vSphere, and vCenter Servers to […]

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Installing async drivers in ESXi

By: Rick Blythe | Date: December 5, 2013 | Categories: VMware

A new and helpful video on this topic: Post by VMware Knowledge Base.

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