Installing Update rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Update rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager is released this week. This update includes a Linux guest agent upgrade to support the following new operating systems: Ubuntu Linux 14.04 (32-bit) Ubuntu Linux 14.04 (64-bit) This update also includes the following: Host DHCP extension driver … [Read more...]

Free e-learning course – VMware Mirage Fundamentals [V5.X]

This free (2 hours self paced) eLearning course on VMware Mirage [V5.X] will provide you with a fundamental understanding of VMware Mirage, including the business challenges that this product intends to solve. The course will start by providing an overview of the key concepts of VMware Mirage, its components and … [Read more...]

Win VMworld 2014 pass by attending webinar ‘Hardware agnostic Virtual SAN for VMware ESXi Free’

StarWind has a free webinar at August 7 / 2pm ET / 11am PT on Hardware agnostic Virtual SAN for VMware ESXi Free’ Unlock the full value of hardware agnostic, server-based storage for VMware ESXi Free environments with software defined storage management solutions.  Join this webinar to learn how to address cost, … [Read more...]

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – VMware OS Optimization Tool

The VMware OS Optimization Tool helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012 systems for use with VMware Horizon View. The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. Since most Windows … [Read more...]

Win a free ebook copy of Essential Virtual SAN?

A couple of weeks ago the electronic version of Essential Virtual SAN was published and this week the first paper copies are shipping! Because of that Cormac and I decided we will give away 4 ebooks each. If you want to win one then please let us know why you feel you deserve to win a copy using the hashtag … [Read more...]

VMware Horizon Mirage Training Videos

VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image- management solution that separates a desktop, laptop, or virtual endpoint into logical layers that are owned and managed by either your IT organization or the end user. You can update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. To maximize end-user … [Read more...]

Graphics Acceleration in View Virtual Desktops

VMware Horizon with View (formerly VMware Horizon View) enables you to access a virtual desktop from anywhere, anytime. Offering the highest-fidelity experience to users across the globe, View delivers applications, unified communications, 3D graphics, and more, with speed and efficiency. This document … [Read more...]

Paper copy of Essential Virtual SAN available as of today!

3 weeks ago I announced the availability of the ebook of “Essential Virtual SAN”. Today I have the pleasure to inform you that the paper copy has also hit the streets and is being shipped by Amazon as of today. So for those who were waiting with ordering until the paper version was available… Go here, … [Read more...]

Life in the Data Center – a story of love, betrayal and virtualization

I’m excited to announce the first ever “collective novel”, in which members of the virtualization community collaborated to create a book with intrigue, mystery, romance, and a whole lot of geeky data center references. The concept of the project is that one person writes a section and then passes it along. The … [Read more...]

Cool Tool – VMware Guest Console Tool – v1.0

The VMware Guest Console Tool is a GUI Tool to launch the console of a powered on VM Guest. Currently, only powered on guests are included, although, if requested, a version to include all guests can be compiled. Check out the screenshot to get an idea of what it looks like. Minimum Requirements: … [Read more...]