VMware Learning Zone

The VMware Learning Zone is a new subscription-based service that gives you a full year of unlimited, 24/7 access to official VMware video-based training. Top VMware experts and instructors discuss solutions, provide tips and give advice on a variety of advanced topics.  <span … [Read more...]

Two free StarWind, Veeam and 5Nine webinars

StarWind Software  together  5Nine is offering 2 free webinars on data protection, high availability and Microsoft Scale-Out File Server. 1.      Building The Highly Available Hyper-V Cluster on Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server – Practice Wednesday, December 3, 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT Featured Speakers: Alexander … [Read more...]

New Training Course – VMware Mirage [V5.0] and Horizon with View [V6.0]: Fast Track

This extended-hours, hands-on training course provides students with skills that they need to deploy a unified image management system using VMware Mirage as well as installing, configuring, and managing the VMware Horizon View component of VMware Horizon.Students learn how to configure security, manage images, perform … [Read more...]

The Nutanix Journey

Me and my colleagues at FlexVirtual spotted Nutanix some time ago, I believe it was at VMworld Europe 2012 I heard of Nutanix for the first time. In June of 2013 Nutanix announced the presence in The Netherlands by hiring a movie theater in Amsterdam and appealing to the techies among us by showing the [...] … [Read more...]

VMware: Error in the RPC receive loop: RpcIn: Unable to send.

After upgrading a Terminal Server or Terminal Server-based Citrix XenApp virtual machine to VMware Tools 5.x, you experience these symptoms: In the Windows Application Event log, you see this error reported multiple times in quick succession (log spew):   [ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] Error in the RPC receive loop: … [Read more...]

News: VMTurbo Release 5.0 & more!

A few days ago, VMTurbo launched version 5.0 of their software further enabling the customers to define and drive their environment toward the desired state, where application performance is assured while maximizing efficiency.  Below are some of the key additions and enhancements in this release. Network Control … [Read more...]

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines in future will remain active when host reboots for planned maintenance

Currently virtual machines running on Microsoft Azure require a reboot when the Azure host hypervisor is rebooted after software patches and upgrade are applied. For single instance application this implies downtime.  Microsoft is working on technology which has a “rebootless” hypervisor so virtual … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014 – Advanced Network Services with NSX

Applications are today complex and require on the network side much more than switching and routing. Clouds should be able to host any applications, including your complex applications. NSX offers a wide range of network services, such as but not limited to firewalling, load balancing and vpn. In addition with its … [Read more...]

Validate your hardware configuration when it arrives!

In the last couple of weeks I had 3 different instances of people encountering weird behaviour in their environment. In two cases it was a VSAN environment and the other one was an environment using a flash caching solution. What all three had in common is that when they were driving a lot of IO the SSD device would be … [Read more...]

Belgium VMUG – Friday 21st November 2014 – See You There

Join us for the upcoming Belgium VMUG meeting! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology! Be sure to visit the Belgium VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members … [Read more...]