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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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vSphere 5 Network Poster

By: Rick Blythe | Date: August 1, 2013 | Categories: Knowledge Base, Network, vSphere

The VMware Knowledgebase folks recently put together a networking diagram for vSphere 5.x that has gone viral. The original blog post about it can be found here. Some people however, have been having a difficult time downloading the actual pdf file. We found an alternate download link for the diagram here. Pass it on to […]

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VMware vCenter Log Insight Announcement

By: Rick Blythe | Date: June 13, 2013 | Categories: VMware, vSphere

On June 11, VMware announced their entry into the fast growing log management market. VMware vCenter Log Insight is an exciting new offering in analytics-based IT Operations. It delivers superior technology for automated log management through log analytics, aggregation, and search, and an easy to use user interface. Key Features: Extends Analytics to Log Data […]

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Some Quick Tips for converting Linux P2V

By: Rick Blythe | Date: April 17, 2013 | Categories: VMware

If you are going to be converting a linux machine to a virtual machine any time soon, here are some quick tips. To start, here are some VMware Converter configuration Tips. Some Converter Basics: Get acquainted with these: Best practices for using and troubleshooting VMware Converter (1004588) Note: it is possible to separate the source […]

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Opening Tech Support Cases just got easier

By: Rick Blythe | Date: January 25, 2013 | Categories: VMware

Just noticed the blog post up on the Support Insider titled: Introducing VMware vCenter Support Assistant 5.1 VMware vCenter Support Assistant 5.1 is a free, downloadable plug-in for VMware vCenter Server. It provides an easy-to-use, secure, one-stop shop both for creating and managing support requests and generating and uploading logs. You can also use VMware […]

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A How-to for VMware Snapshots

By: Rick Blythe | Date: August 11, 2012 | Categories: System Management, VMware

This KBTV video provides an overview of snapshots in VMware products and details how to take a snapshot, revert a snapshot, go to a snapshot, delete a snapshot, and delete all snapshots. The video also explains what each of these features means. The video uses vSphere, but the basic principles apply to all VMware products […]

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