VMware: Top VMware and virtualization blogs 2013.. vote now!!

Eric Siebert from vSphere-Land has made (again) a vote page to vote your personal top 10 VMware related blogs. VMpros.nl has ended up last year at place #80 (total 187) in the “Top VMware Bloggers 2012”, we also chosen as number #24 (total 33) "Favorite Independent Blogger" My VMpros top articles over the last … [Read more...]

Free e-learning course – Virtualizing Microsoft SharePoint with VMware vSphere 5

This self paced course discusses why organizations need to consider virtualization of Microsoft SharePoint. This course focuses on the SharePoint design prerequisites and general guidelines for designing, sizing, and implementing SharePoint on vSphere. The course consists of three modules: Introduction to … [Read more...]

NetBackup available – some improvements on vSphere 5.1 support

I’ve just learned Symantec released NetBackup solving some of the previous issues had with vSphere 5.1: “Sphere 5.1 Support – Consuming VDDK 5.0 U1 VMware backup host is now supported on the following operating systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 x64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 … [Read more...]

VMware: VMware image customization is in progress … every reboot

Last week I cloned some Citrix XenApp servers by a customer, after multiple reboots I saw boot message: VMware image customization is in progress …   Solution: Open the Registry Editior, path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute   Remove the value: … [Read more...]

vSphere Update Manager Network Connections

Recently I was struggling getting vSphere Update Manager to work properly across firewalls. Information for the required firewall ports that need to be opened can be obtained from the following VMware KB articles: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004543 http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1012382 During troubleshooting, some information … [Read more...]

PHD Virtual Backup and Replication 5.3

PHD Virtual Backup and Replication 5.3, earlier demonstrated at VMworld 2011 by PHD Virtual, is coming soon. According to PHD Virtual it will be offering even faster backup and restore of virtual machines and new technologies that offer more flexibility for disaster recovery of your virtual environment. NEW … [Read more...]

VMware vCenter Orchestrator classes coming to EMEA

The coming months VMware Education Services will start to offer a training covering VMware vCenter orchestrator called “VMware vCenter Orchestrator: Develop Workflows [V4.1]” in EMEA. This hands-on training course explores the use of VMware vCenter Orchestrator for the automation of IT processes, both physical and … [Read more...]