Win a free pass to VMworld 2015!

Great news from our friends @Infinio today! Enter to win a free pass to VMworld 2015 US! You must enter before Thursday, July 16th and the winner will be announced on Friday, July 17th. Click here to enter the sweepstake. The Terms & Conditions can be found here. Good Luck! Cheers! – Marek.Z The post Win a … [Read more...]

Try VMware vCloud Air OnDemand and receive service credits worth $ 500,-

VMware has a very interesting offer to try out their public cloud service vCloud Air. If you sign up  for this offer you will get credits worth US $ 500,- to try out vCloud Air. Mind you will need to use a new MyVMware account to get the service credit. Existing accounts are not eligible for the start up … [Read more...]

Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Advertise here with BSAI typically don’t do these short posts which simply point to a white paper, but I really liked this paper on the topic of VMware Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN. In the paper it is demonstrated how to build an all-flash VSAN cluster using Dell servers, SanDisk flash and Brocade switches. … [Read more...]

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with vSphere 5.5

Advertise here with BSAI had a couple of questions around the exact settings for vSphere Metro Storage Clusters with vSphere 5.5. It was the third time in two weeks I shared the same info about vMSC with vSphere 5.5 so I figured I would write a quick blog making the information a bit easier to find through google. … [Read more...]

VMware Horizon View and All Flash Virtual SAN Reference Architecture

This Reference Architecture demonstrates how enterprises can build a cost-effective VDI infrastructure using VMware All Flash Virtual SAN combined with the fast storage IO performance offered by SSDs. The combination of Virtual SAN and all flash storage cansignificantly improve ROI without compromising on the high … [Read more...]

VMware vSphere 6.0 vMotion – Crossing vCenter vMotion

Learn how Cross-vSwitch vMotion is supported between two standard switches, between a standard and distributed switch and also between two distributed switches in this video. To enable migration across vCenter Server instances, your environment must meet these requirements: The source and destination vCenter Server … [Read more...]

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – Mirage Toolbox

Mirage Toolbox is our playground for experimental Mirage features. The first feature VMware has started with in this package automatically creates app layers using any existing centralized desktop images. Administrators can enjoy the power of app layers without performing any manual capture of applications and … [Read more...]

What happens to VMs when a cluster is partitioned?

Advertise here with BSAI had this question this week around what happens to VMs when a cluster is partitioned. Funny thing is that with questions like these it seems like everyone is thinking the same thing at the same time. I had the question on the same day from a customer running traditional storage and had a … [Read more...]

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – View Auto-Connection Utility

The View Auto-Connection Utility allows you to connect the VMware View Client automatically into a View desktop or an application pool when the system starts up. This can be very useful for thin clients or for turning existing Windows endpoints into thin client systems used to automatically connect into a View desktop. … [Read more...]

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.0

This book is intended for system administrators who are planning a VMware vSphere 6.0 deployment and want to maximize its performance. The book assumes the reader is already familiar with VMware vSphere concepts and terminology … [Read more...]